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About Us

ABOUT US

Forefront is a Nigerian media platform that is committed to providing cutting edge news, analyses and investigative stories with the sole aim of engaging issues that are of interest to the development of our nation.  We shall be in the vanguard of the crusade for justice and truth for all federating units of the Nigerian State, and shall ensure deliberate reporting of events/issues that may have been under-reported in the past.

Forefront shall not pursue any personal, religious or ethnic agenda, as it has a vision founded on justice, truth hinged on the pursuit for the betterment of  Nigeria, Africa and the entire world.

Forefront believes in defending the rights of Nigerians and other citizens of the world to express their opinions without any form of intimidation. We shall stand by the people; speak for the people and go the extra mile to engage germane minds on issues critical to the deepening of national and international  democracy.

THE TEAM

MUSA Simon Reef – Editor-in-Chief

Simon Reef is an investigative cum political reporter who has put in over two decades of media practice. He has worked in various national newspapers as editor, deputy editor and chief correspondent, among others. Some of these national dailies include The Punch, BusinessDay, Leadership, Daily Trust, Blueprint and The Union newspapers where he served as Deputy Editor/Abuja Bureau Chief. After a stint with the FirstAfricaNews, an online platform, where he was the Head of Online Operations, he resigned in October 2014 to become the Editor-in-Chief of Forefront.

He obtained an MA (English Language) from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2000. Simon Reef also attended a course on media management and practice at the prestigious Lagos Business School. He is married and lives in Abuja,

DUNIA Amos -Executive Editor

Amos is a practicing journalist with over two decades of experience and holds a B. Sc degree in Political Science from the University of Abuja and a National Diploma (ND) in Mass Communications from the University of Jos.

Amos started his journalism career with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abuja, for a period of 11 years during which he rose to the position of Senior Reporter. He later resigned and joined now defunct Abuja-based newspaper, The Nation, as Acting Political Editor. Thereafter, he moved over to New Nigerian Newspapers, Kaduna as State Chief Correspondent.

He was also with the Sun newspapers as Chief Correspondent and later Assistant Editor. Amos was later invited by the Board of Abuja-based newspapers, Blueprint, to become its pioneering Associate Editor. He also served as Head of Political Desk and Coordinator of the interview pages and Feature Desk.

A versatile journalist, who has covered major national and international events, including the OAU Heads of Government meetings, Inter-Parliamentary Union conference in Switzerland, Nigerian Constituent Assembly, Constitutional Conference and the Senate of the National Assembly, among others. He is married with children and lives in Abuja.

COBHAM Nsa – Editor

With over three decades in media practice, Cobham Nsa has covered various beats such as Sports, Education, Crime, Agriculture, Labour, Development, Defence and Economy.

A team player with background in Mass Communications, public Administration and Counseling Psychology, his journalism career started in 1985 at the Cross River State Newspaper Corporation, publishers of Nigerian Chronicle Newspapers. Had stints with Concord Newspapers as Correspondent for Cross River Community Concord (1986-1987); and SportsMail/Spectator Newspapers as Production Editor (1987-1989). Edited Bar Perspectives, The Nigerian Bar Association’s Newsletter (2000-2001); and co-edited ETF News, among others.

Cobham, who has attended several journalism and development seminars and courses, is an award winner of ‘Best Behaved Journalist on the Beat’- NUJ, Abuja Council – 1997; and “Meritorious Service Award, Certificate of Merit”- Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Abuja – 2002

A sports lover with delight in voluntary and community service, his hobbies include traveling; meeting and mentoring people. He believes in hard work and visionary approach to issues, as well as honesty and the fear of God. He is married with children’

JOHNSON, Uzoma Austin – Managing Editor

Austin is Managing Editor of Forefront. A former banker, columnist and journalist, Mr Johnson has occupied the position of Managing Consultant, Editor-in-Chief and publisher of books, among others, in reputable organizations. He has B.Sc, Business Admin, MBA, Ph.D. He is happily married with children.

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