Ukanafnn, Akwa Ibom State
CEO/Editor-in-Chief, MayFive Media Limited; Renowned Columnist, The Guardian Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria
Member, Nigeria Union of Journalists; Member, Commonwealth Journalists Association; Member, Nigerian Human Rights Commission; Member, Police Service Commission; Member, National Agency for the Control of HIV and Aids (NACA); Fellow, Nigerian Guild of Editors.
Recipient: Nigerian Institute of Journalism Award
Distinguished Alumnus Merit Award by University of Lagos Alumni Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch, 1994;
Gold Awards for 25 Nigerian Celebrities by Delight Productions Limited, 1988;
Creative Writers Association, Dept of English, Ahmadu Bello University;
Award for Professional Excellence by Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, 1990;
Corporate Fellowship and Merit Award by Institute of Sales Management of Nigeria, 1993
Award for Excellence in Journalism by Akwa Ibom State, 1997;
University of Lagos Alumni Association Achievers Award, 1997;
United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Akwa Ibom State Award “for Excellence in Journalism;
Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON);
Awarded Fellow of Nigerian Guild of Editors, 1998;
winner, International Editor of the Year Award, 1987, World Press Review, New York 1987;
winner, The Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award (TOYP), for 1988, by Jaycee International in Sydney, Australia, 1988;
Awarded by the World Press Review, New York, 1988;
One of the Outstanding Young Persons of the World, International Award of Excellence by CPU Technology Corporation and World Newsday International at LT., Cambridge, United States for his outstanding achievement, 1991;
Afe Annang Students in North America Inc., Washington, DC, 1990;
20th Century Award in recognition as one of 500 leaders of influence by the American Biographical Institute, 1995;
Distinguished Achievements in Journalism by American Biographical Institute;
Ekpu, Ray(ed): Newswatch Best, Lagos, Newswatch Books, 2005. 446p.
Ekpu, Ray(ed): Jogging in the Jungle, the Newswatch Story, Lagos, Newswatch Books, 2010. 407p.
Ekpu, Ray(ed): OJUKWU, Lagos, MayFive Media, 2012. 275p.
Ekpu, Ray(ed): A leap of Faith
Ekpu, Ray (Co-ed): Nigeria Business and Trade Fair Journal
Moving in Circles
Ibrahim Babangida: The Military, Politics and Power in Nigeria
Tourism in Nigeria
Nigeria Their Nigeria
His writings have been published in several Nigerian newspapers and magazines as well as in such foreign publications as the Portland Oregonian, Milwaukee Sentinel, New York Times, International Herald Tribune and the Journal of Democracy.
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