Daily Times rolls out activities for centenary celebration to honour its icons

Daily Times Nigeria (DTN) PLC says it has rolled out a 24-month calendar build-up landmark activities to celebrate its centenary by honoring its veterans and icons as well as launch some educational projects.
Mr Charles Ozoemena, Lead Consultant, Daily Times at 100, Folio Media Group (FMG), owner of the organisation said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, saying the celebration was to commemorate 100 years of resilience and endurance.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Daily Times of Nigeria Plc has eight subsidiary companies in publishing, printing, packaging, education, trading and finance, comprising Times Press Limited and Times Ventures Limited.
Others are Nigerpak Limited, Times Journalism Institute, Naira Holdings, Times Books Limited, Naira Properties Limited, and West Africa Publishing Company Limited.
Ozoemena said some of the activities to mark the centenary include honouring of 22 Daily Times veterans and Icons, launching of educational projects through the establishment of Folio Media and Creative Academy (FMCA), and publication of historical books.
He noted that the organisation had used its 97 years archived materials to deepen its commitment to journalism profession through workshops, training about 400 journalists across the geopolitical zones.
He said the grand reception which would be marked with pomp and pageantry on June 1, 2026, would witness the Times Heroes Award.
He added that the management of the media outfit would be nominating 100 special Nigerians for a centenary award that distinguished themselves in politics, business, ICT and technology.
He said outstanding Nigerains in
sports, charity, education, medicine, diplomacy, security services, media, governance and food production would also be nominated.
Ozoemena said by world standards and records, only a few global brands had their hands on stars for a century like Daily Times Nigeria Plc.
“By this feat, Daily Times will rise as the Media giant in Nigeria and Africa to have reached this milestone, weathering all storms to remain at the forefront of journalism in Nigeria.
“To commemorate 100 years of resilience and endurance, FMG, owner of Daily Times, is implementing plans and initiatives.
“For us at Daily Times, this celebration of our flagship’s continuous existence is an opportunity to revitalise the image of Daily Times of Nigeria and honour our founding fathers and veterans.
“Reward loyal stakeholders, and expand the publication’s reach and success. Towards this 100th anniversary, we have rolled out a 24-month calendar of activities,” he said.

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