COnstance IKokwu is a journalist based in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. BIODATA Constance Chiogor Ikokwu is an accomplished Nigerian journalist, political analyst and former Media Adviser at the Nigerian Ministry of Finance. Ikokwu currently analyses current affairs, political and business issues on “Democracy Now” aired on WEFM 106.3 Radio Station in Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. She also does TV analysis. Ikokwu draws upon a rich background: she earned her degree in Political Science from Lagos State University and a Masters Degree in International Law & International Relations from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She also received professional training in the United States of America and Kenya. Ikokwu started off as a political reporter at THISDAY Newspaper, Nigeria’s leading national daily and went on to cover other issues including business and diplomacy. Her career took her from Nigeria to Sudan, DR Congo, Europe and the Americas. Ikokwu was a Foreign Correspondent in Washington, D.C. between 2007 and 2009. As such she interviewed global statesmen and women and heads of multilateral institutions. While in the U.S., she covered the historic 2008 primaries and presidential election that produced the first African-American President, Barack Obama and witnessed the 2008 global financial meltdown. She reported Africa-related news from the leading political and economic institutions including: the White House, U.S. Congress, World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), State Department and the United Nations (UN). In the course of her career, she has been Foreign Editor, Deputy Editor, Editorial Page Editor, member of the Editorial Board and Online Editor. She put together and edited Nigeria: Half a Century of Progress & Challenges (published 2011), a phenomenal book with chapter contributions from high profile Nigerians. She loves reading, traveling, hiking, yoga and aerobics.
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