Home > Events


Metro FM turns 40

Goodwill messages have continued to pour in as Metro FM commences activities to mark its fortieth years on the air waves.

The Station, which started in 1977 as Radio Nigeria RN2, then the Sunshine Station, later Metamorphosed into what is today known as Metro 97.7FM.

Speaking on the anniversary of the station, listeners expressed delight on how well the station has fared, praying God for more strides.

The elated staff of the Station prayed for more strength and wisdom.

The General Manager, Miss Cordelia Okpei, said Metro 97.7 FM would be giving out lots of freebies on its various programmes as part of the anniversary celebration. 

Radio Nigeria Correspondent reports that some former members of staff and renowned broadcasters were present at the Broadcasting House, Ikoyi to kick start the celebration.

  2013 Christmas Party @ Purity FM Awka
Every year, the management of Purity Fm Awka organizes a Christmas party for the staff.
The party is to appreciate members of staff and Management for their hard work. Incidentally, Purity FM exceeded its marketing target for 2013.
The Zonal Director Enugu National Station, Mr.Chigozie Obialor joined the General Manager, Mrs. Miriam Menkiti and staff to cut the Christmas cake during the party.


The tenth anniversary of premier 93.5 FM Ibadan was held in a grand style.

The organizing committee of the event chaired by Rev. David Ogwu thrilled Ibadan listeners for a whole week with different events.


The theme for the celebration was transforming lives through broadcasting.

On Sunday October 30, 2011, the management and staff worshipped at the Vine Branch Church, Mokola at a Thanksgiving service. While on Friday we were also at Ansarudeen Islamic Center Liberty Road for Jumat service to thank Allah for his faithfulness these past 10 years.

On Monday 31st Oct, 2011 the Station held the opening ceremony / anniversary Lecture at the Nustreams Events Centre, Alalubosa, Ibadan. At that well attended and colourful occasion, the guest lecturer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is the Ekiti State Governor, spoke on “Peace as panacea for National Development”. Some notable Nigerians received awards excellence for their various contributions towards national development. 

They are the Executive Governors of Oyo and Ondo States, Senator Isiak Abiola, Dr. Olusegun Mikiko and the Director General of FRCN, Barrister Yusuf Nuhu amongs others.

Health they say is wealth. On Tuesday 1st November 2011, staff as well as members of the public received free medical tests after listening to a lecture, entitled “ Your Work, Your Health” delivered by Dr. Adefenu Afolabi, Consultant General Surgeon U.C.H Ibadan end his team. It was a very interesting session that drew all the stakeholders in the housing/building industry together to discuss the ‘Challenges and Prospects of Affordable Housing’. Guest Speaker was Prof Olajide Olorunnisola Chairman NST- Oyo state, he was represented by the management and staff of the corporation and the event was chaired by Prof Babatunde Agbola. U.I on Thursday, the 3rd November, 2011. 


The lawmakers of the Oyo State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker, Right Honorable Monsurat Sumonu had a rare opportunity to exercise their entire body system in a Novelty match. 

It was an interesting football competition which ended in a goalless draw.

On Friday 4th November, 2011 the Broadcasting House Radio Nigeria members of staff had an opportunity to listen to the Zonal Director NBC South West Mrs. Ojone Otonoku as she delivered a paper entitled “Modern Day Broadcast Challenges and Effective Service delivery”.

The Anniversary Planning Committee included Family Fun Day for management and staff to relax after a very busy week.


It was also an opportunity to recognize those who had stood by the station through thick and thin in the last ten years.

Customers, Clients, as well as some Independent Producers, presenters and programme Sponsors were honoured with various awards.

The 23rd edition of Enugu International Trade Fair


FG reiterates commitment to economic transformation

THE 23rd edition of Enugu International Trade Fair opened in Enugu, with the Federal Government reiterating its determination to transform the nation’s economy.

Speaking at the opening of the fair organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr Olusegun Aganga, said to achieve this objective, there was need to put in place the right trade and investment polices, as well as introduce some initiatives and programmes that would drive the process.









President of the ECCIMA, Dr Theo Okonkwo,and other members

FRCN stand at the fair

The minister, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Mr Christopher Akpa, said issues of value addition, import substitution, backward integration, local content, commerce 44, industrial clusters concept, product development and promotion would be given prominence in the transformation agenda of the present administration.

According to him, the ministry’s new strategy, therefore, was to pursue a policy framework that would mobilize investments, particularly, foreign direct investment, as well as domestic investment for economic growth in the critical sectors and sustainable development.

Andrew Nnebedum in an interview with a

customer at the Enugu Trade Fair

  Aganga used the opportunity to disclose government’s plan to adopt the Public Private Partnershi, PPP, arrangement for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Enugu International Trade Fair Complex.

Earlier in his speech, the President of the ECCIMA, Dr Theo Okonkwo, had expressed happiness that despite all the challenges facing the chamber in hosting Trade Fairs at the permanent complex, it had successfully held the 21st, 22nd “ and the current 23rd Enugu International Trade Fair which “we believe would be more successful than the two previous editions held in this complex 2010 and 2011.  

Enugu National Station satff at the Trade Fair ENUGU NATIONAL STATION MARKETING STAFF 

He commended the new spirit of co-operation between ECCIMA and the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment which led to the handing over of the 40 unit shops developed by the ministry as part of the “added value in the development of the Enugu International Trade Fair Complex”.

This is an annual business event organized by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) Showcasing the key areas of investment and business in the Nigerian Economy. The theme for this fair is tagged transforming the Nation's Economy through Policy Reforms and Enhanced Infrastructural Facilities....more

THE ENUGU: 22nd International Trade Fair

President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to use The Public Private Sector Partnership Initiative to drive economic growth and development of the Country.

President Jonathan stated this in a message at the opening of the Twenty Second Enugu International Trade Fair in Enugu.

FRCN stand at the 22nd Enugu International Trade Fair

The event attracted dignitaries from all parts of the country including some members of the diplomatic corps.

The President who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Doctor Abubakar Muhammed said he was determined to tackle challenges posed by poor Infrastructure especially in Energy, Power and Transportation Sectors.

HQ Staff at the Enugu International Trade Fair A visitor signing the register at the fair

The Minister of Commerce and Industry represented by the Director of Trade in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mr. David Adejuwon also urged Members of Chambers of Commerce in the Country to be at the fore front of promoting domestic products internationally.

The Enugu State Governor, represented by the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Chief Clement Okwor added that the Public Private Partnership was a key to the nation’s economic development and sustainability.

Students of the Air-Force Command visits FRCN stand

In their separate speeches the National President of National Association of Chambers Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, Doctor Ademola Ajayi and the President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, Organisers of the fair, Mr. Okechukwu Nwadinobi noted that the theme of this year’s   fair “Diversification of our Nation’s Economy for Sustainable Development” was chosen to highlight the need for effective partnership between the public and private sector to facilitate economic growth and development towards the realisation of vision 20-20-20.



Trade Fairs are general exhibitions usually organised to afford companies in a specific industry the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and creations to the public.

In Nigeria however, Trade Fairs go beyond exhibition as much of buying and selling of  all manner of goods take place. They are usually popular because consumers take advantage of these fairs to make purchases directly from manufacturers at a discount.

FRCN stand at the 21st Enugu International Trade Fair

It also affords the consumer the opportunity to get abreast of new improvement on existing products.
Fairs such as the Enugu International Trade Fair also create opportunity for interaction between genuine local and foreign manufacturers, and the exchange of ideas translate to continuous improvement of the quality of products manufactured in the country.

This is perhaps why the Enugu International Trade Fair, organised annually by the Enugu State Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, has become so popular not only in the South-East of Nigeria but also in other parts of the country and beyond.

 Marketing staff of ENS ENS Staff


The latest Enugu International Trade Fair being the 21st, which began on the 19th and ended on the 29th of March, was acclaimed by most as very successful. The Fair could not have come at a better time when the federal and state governments are seeking ways of reviving the manufacturing sector as one of the steps towards a non oil economy.

The quality of Nigerian made consumer products, industrial equipment, metal fabrications and others fields on display at the fair were testimonies to the fact that the manufacturing sector of the economy is on a steady path of growth and ready to contribute to the growth of the economy despite drawbacks, the major one being inadequate power supply.

Programmes Staff of ENS ENS Staff


At the opening of the Fair, held for the first time at the permanent grounds along the Enugu Onitsha Expressway, Enugu, the President of the Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture, Mr. Okechukwu Nwadinobi  made a passionate appeal to the Federal government. He wants the Central Government to urgently revive the power sector, rehabilitate road network in the South-East zone, developed the Enugu International Trade Fair Complex and fast track the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, as these were serious factors hampering the organised private sector, especially the South East zone from contributing adequately to the growth of the economy.

Federal government said it is committed to addressing the challenges facing the real sector of the economy through diversification of the economic base from oil to non-oil export. This was stated by the Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in a message at the opening ceremony of the trade fair. He was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Abubakar Mohammad.