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Duru Named Among Nigeria’s Top 10 Media Executives

By Destiny Ugorji
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Executive Director, Media Initiative Against Injustice, Violence and Corruption-MIIVOC, Walter Duru has been named among top executives in the Nigerian Entertainment and Media Industry and honoured with an Award of excellence.

Duru was screened and picked as one of the top 4% Nigerian Executives in Entertainment and Media Industry for the year, 2015.

The Award was presented to him by a business research and publication company, managed by a Harvard-trained American, Elvis Krivokuca.

In a letter of conveyance, signed by the group's Editor-in-Chief, Elvis Krivokuca, Duru was described as a thorough-bred media professional whose outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Media Industry cannot be over emphasized.

The letter reads in part: “By analyzing the Nigerian entertainment & media industry, then ranking executives in several categories which reflect the exemplary strength of your business network and the size of your company, we are pleased to inform you that we have ranked you in the top 4% of overall Nigerian executives.”

“That is why we have included you in our premier publication of the Nigerian Top Executives in the Entertainment & Media Industry 2015 which is now available world-wide on Amazon (here:”

“In this publication, you will find yourself among your esteemed peers with several key points highlighting the skills, perseverance and aspirations of the selected business leaders. Copies are already being reserved by libraries, professional groups, universities, researchers and other executives.”

“All nominations, including your selection and ranking are being presented to our Board, which includes top industry executives who may have the most impact upon the international business network. To highlight your success, and for your added credibility, reflecting your hard work, perseverance, and tremendous accomplishment and continued future success, our board is presenting you with the Top Executives in the entertainment & media industry 2015, “Award of Excellence 2015”.

Apart from the Certificate of excellence, the Awardees are listed in a directory of Nigerian Top Executives in the Entertainment & Media Industry.

The book "Nigerian Top Executives in the Entertainment & Media Industry" contains comprehensive biographies of the top 10% highest-ranked executives of Nigeria's entertainment & media industry.

Inclusion in the bibliography was determined according to a unique and objective criteria that consisted of a combination of total number of employees managed and visibility in international business networks.

In an explanatory note on the book, published on, its Editor-In-Chief, Elvis Krivokuca, says: “The serious academic research about business achievements makes this book a world-renowned authority with the absolute power to honor performance and recognize excellence in the industry. As the result of a comprehensive research exercise, a number of top executives were selected for inclusion in the directory. These individuals were identified as personifying passion, courage, commitment, success, excellence and spirit. This book represents an honour of championship and recognizes the struggles endured to ascend to the top, especially by those "silent" hard working people who contributed to the advancement of their companies and to the people of Nigeria.”

“In order to compile this work, a few million biographies were carefully analyzed. All biographies originated from public sources and were made public by the people themselves. Due to the fact that only a small fragment of Nigerian business leaders can be included in a directory of this nature, a strict, selection criteria was meticulously applied and there were no exceptions. The intention is to continue to publish this directory on an annual basis in order to gradually increase the quality and accuracy of the material contained within it.”

Duru, a skilled and experienced communications and Public Relations Consultant is the Publisher of The Agenda, a Nigerian online newspaper.

He consults for both local and international Organisations, including the British Council/DFID and United States Agency for International Development-USAID.

He is a Communication Consultant to responsible for coordinating the media legislative advocacy efforts by developing and implementing strategic communication activities and media advisory.

Duru, a former Deputy Editor of a famous national daily newspaper is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Communication Agenda Nigeria Limited, an Indigenous Communication and Public Relations Consultancy Outfit.

He is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Uyo, having earlier acquired Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mass Communication.