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Michael Dibie

Abuja, Nigeria
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About Michael
Michael Dibie is an esteemed journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria, with a robust career spanning over 15 years in both broadcast and print journalism. His work is characterized by a deep commitment to covering social issues, particularly violence against women and military affairs. Dibie's investigative reporting delves into sensitive subjects such as rape and corruption within the Nigerian Army, often highlighting the government's insufficient response to these critical issues. His reporting extends to political developments, including the parliamentary investigation into the mass resignation of military officers, where he has illuminated the underlying issues of alleged embezzlement and substandard conditions affecting soldier morale.

Educated at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Dibie earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and is currently pursuing a Master in Media Arts at the University of Abuja. His academic credentials are complemented by a Certified E-Business Associate in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) from New Horizon, Lagos, in partnership with the E-Council, and a Verified Certificate of Achievement from HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University, in Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking.

As a senior broadcast journalist, Dibie has established himself as a media professional, scriptwriter, video editor, digital media expert, and public relations practitioner. His extensive knowledge of the media industry in Nigeria, Africa, and globally has positioned him as a leader in his field. Dibie's dedication to journalism is evident in his ability to lead teams and his commitment to fostering a well-informed public through his incisive and impactful reporting.
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Why Nigeria must decisively end rape menace

28 Jul 2020  |  Africanews
The article is a passionate outcry against the prevalence of rape in Nigeria, highlighting it as dishonorable, immoral, and sinful. The author condemns the act and calls for societal action against this crime. The article references specific cases of rape and murder that have occurred in Nigeria, such as the cases of Barakat Bello and Vera Uwa Omozuwa, to illustrate the severity and urgency of the issue. The author criticizes the government and security agencies for their slow and ineffective response to the crisis. Amnesty International's call for the Nigerian authorities to declare a national crisis on rape is mentioned. The writer urges everyone to take a stand against rape and to ensure that perpetrators face the consequences of their actions.

House Probes Resignation of 365 Soldiers

15 Jul 2020  |  Africanews
The Nigerian House of Representatives is set to investigate the alleged voluntary resignation of 365 military officers from the Nigeria Army. This probe was initiated after a motion was moved by the Chief Whip, Muhammed Monguno, and others, citing concerns over embezzlement of allowances and substandard military equipment as reasons for the mass resignation. The issue gained attention following an online video by Lance Corporal Martins Idakpein criticizing military leadership and conditions faced by soldiers. The soldiers seeking resignation cited 'loss of interest' and low morale, referencing poor welfare for themselves and their families.

Coronavirus: Driving Global Huge Demand

04 Mar 2020  |  www.africanews.com
The coronavirus outbreak has led to significant market downturns and challenges for various industries, particularly as supply lines are disrupted. The global airline industry anticipates a loss of $29 billion, as reported by the International Air Transportation Association. The spread of COVID-19 has also caused a surge in demand for medical supplies like masks and hand sanitizer, with global health officials attempting to manage the public's concern.

Global widening gap between the rich and poor

22 Jan 2020  |  www.africanews.com
A study by the US Government Accountability Office shows that income and wealth disparities are contributing to longer lifespans for the rich and shorter for the poor in America. The gap has grown over the past 40 years, with rising income inequality being a significant factor. Concurrently, Oxfam released a report at the World Economic Forum in Davos, indicating that this gap is a global issue, as evidenced by anti-inequality protests worldwide. Oxfam India's CEO, Amitabh Behar, emphasized that unequal distribution aggravates poverty.

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