Award-winning Editor of Investigation, covering crime and police activities, ‘Emmanuel Nnadozie’, wins Naija Police & U award recently at Providence By Mantis Oba Akinjobi Street Ikeja GRA Lagos. Naija Police & U is made up of a group of experienced crime reporters drawn from reputable media organisations in Nigeria.
Nnadozie personifies humility, knowledge and hard work. These attributes endeared him to people he meets from all walks of life.
Born in Orokam, Benue State, to the royal family of Nnadozie Digbodo of Nkpologu Town, Uzo Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State, his parents relocated to Nsukka, where his father was employed as one of the pioneer staff of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Growing up in a university town had a considerable impact on his life.
Nnadozie had his primary and secondary school education in Nsukka before he proceeded to the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Benue State, to study Secretarial Administration and the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, to study Mass Communication and Languages.
His passion for journalism drove him into the profession at a tender age even while he was still a student.
Nnadozie was one of the shining stars at the then Enugu-based Satellite newspaper, where he cut his professional teeth in journalism. Before then, he had a brief stint at the then famous Radio Nigeria Two, in Lagos.
While at Satellite, he covered almost all the sensitive beats. He moved on to the leading human interest magazine, Prime People. As the publications, Eastern Bureau Chief, he was also one of its leading reporters.
He went on to work for Classique Magazine in Lagos, and later joined Thisday, and Vanguard newspapers, where he is today.
His more than twenty years in journalism enriched him with cognate experience and exposure in both reporting, corporate and public relations matters.
Similarly, his years as both the Secretary-General of Enugu State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Chairman of the Vanguard Chapel of the Union, endowed him with rich administrative experience beyond newsroom activities. These accounted for his excellent interpersonal relationship and effective communication with friends, colleagues and superiors in social and professional circles across the media houses in the country.
On a broader scale, his specialization and mastery of the crime beat brought him closer to security agencies, especially the Nigerian Police Force, where he enviously holds sway as a very good, dear and trusted friend to all, across all ranks.