Business Times ex-Energy Editor, Mike Owhoko, bags PhD


The former energy Editor of Business Times (Daily Times Group),  Michael Owhoko, has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science by the Selinus University.

He has over 30 years’ experience in media and communications, spanning the newsroom and corporate world, including the banking and, oil and gas industries.

Owhoko, whose thesis was, according to a statement, entitled, “The Future of Nigeria,” was awarded the Ph.D after a successful defence of his dissertation.

“Impressed by the intellectual depth and rigours of his work, his supervisor, Professor Salvatore Fava, remarked: “I am fortunate to be able to appreciate your work, a very stimulating topic that you have done with skill,” the statement issued by Owhoko read.

The statement quoted Fava to have further said; “At the same time, I am happy to have met an exemplary student, cultured and precious like you, so capable and inclined to the academic effort towards discovering new dimensions of knowledge, many congratulations.”

But contrary to expectations, his Ph.D thesis focused on Political Science rather than Mass Media and Communications.

According to him, “What drove me to do a PhD in Political Science, rather than Mass Communication, was my desire to fulfill “academic destination” by having my bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in same discipline”.

Owhoko had previously obtained a B.Sc (Political Science) from the University of Ilorin, M.Sc (Political Science) from the University of Lagos, and also a PGD in Mass Communications also from the University of Lagos.

An author of several books, Owhoko is a media and communications consultant to several organisations, and currently, Chairman, Public Relations Committee, Rotary Club of Ikoyi (District 9110).

Owhoko was a former Energy Editor, Business Times (Daily Times Group), former Publicity Secretary, Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) and member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

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