Clifford Agugoesi

Mr. Agugoesi is a dedicatedjournalist with over three decades of hands-on experience, cuttingacross virtually all industry beats. Since graduation in 1989, hehas served in various capacities in many print media, where he rosethrough the ranks to the position of editor.

He has served as politicalcorrespondent, The Diplomat, State House Correspondent, Newbreedmagazine, Health correspondent ,The Comet, ICT correspondent, Policymagazine, National Mirror. He temporarily left reportorial duties toserve as head, media and corporate affairs in one of thetelecommunications companies in Nigeria, but rejoined activereporting after about two years. While his interest to report ICT wasstimulated at The Comet, his ICT reporting teeth were cut at Policymagazine, where he was ICT Editor for nearly five years.

Agugoesi was Deputy Editor atNigerian TelecomNews, where he combined the editing of the monthlymagazine and Nigerian TelecomNews Weekly and made invaluable input inorganizing Nigerian Telecom Fiesta in 2008.

He was the Founding Editor of the disruptive Africa Telecom & IT and represented the companylocally and abroad at major ICT industry events, which he coveredwith an uncommon journalistic gusto. He left the services of AfricaTelecom & IT in 2018 to found Cyber Era to which he isEditor-in-Chief.

Agugoesi is keenly interestedin corporate turnaround issues and the application of technology inimproving lives and businesses.

He is a member of the NigeriaUnion of Journalists, NUJ, the Joint Action Committee on InformationTechnology Awareness and Development, JACITAD, Nigeria InformationTechnology Reporters Association(NITRA), 451 Global DigitalInfrastructure Alliance, et cetera and is listed in the following ICTindustry publications: Compendiumof Nigeria’s Telecommunications Industry and its Players, Nigeria:Players To Watch In The Next Decade Of Telecom Revolution,Nigeria’sBroadband Expansion Programme 2013 And Beyond.

FavoriteQuote: “I do not know what I may appear to be to the world, but tomyself, I seem to be a young boy playing on the seashore, divertingmyself now and then, finding a smoother pebble or prettier shellthanst ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscoveredbefore me.” Courtesy Sir Isaac Newton of Blessed Memory.


  • Assistant Secretary, Kirikiri Agia Estate Development Association, Oct 2017-Till Date
  • Interim Financial Secretary, Kirikiri Agia Estate Residents Association, 2016- Till Oct 2017
  • Secretary, Constitution Review Committee, Kirikiri/Agia Estate, Lagos 2019
  • Diplo Fellow, Geneva Internet Platform 2014
  • Associate, Association of Nigerian Authors, (ANA)
  • Member, Association of West Africa Young Writers, (AWAYW)
  • Member, Music Time in Africa, Rita Rochelle Fan Club, Voice of America
  • Member, Apapa Deanery Catholic Choral Organization (ADCCO)
  • Member, Imo State Blood Donors Association
  • Member, Child Health Advocacy Group (CHAG)
  • Visioner, Legislative Anxiolytic
  • Convener, The Ihiteowerri Think Tank (TITT)
  • Chairman, Constitution Drafting Committee, Apapa Deanery Catholic Men Organisation (CMON)2018
  • Chairman, Ihiteowerri Development Union, (IDU) Lagos Branch 2004 – 2006
  • Member, St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council(2008-2015)
  • Vice Chairman, the Church Council, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos(2012-2014)
  • Deputy Vice Chairman and Head of Mobilisation, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ajegunle (2010-2012)
  • Member, Board of Patrons, Boys & Girls Brigade of Nigeria, St. Mary’s Parish Chapter, et cetera.


ChrisL. Emejuru

Chris L. Emejuru, Editor-at-Large

As at 2019, Chris has over 33years of active ICT experience, 4 at entry or junior levels(1985-89), with the rest spent at senior or management levels. Thesespan the areas of software development, management, communication,web development, networking, hardware and office automationapplications. He started out as computer programmer/analyst for an ITfirm at Ikeja handling BASIC programming, accounting softwareprojects and student/client training in 1985, joining Resourcery Ltdin Victoria Island, Lagos as a software officer in 1987 and moving upto establish its software department as its first manager, in chargeof software development, technical support and training for clientsincluding UNICEF, The British Council and numerous others. He ispresently CEO and chief software engineer at Microsoftware Research,Ltd ( since 1996, and an executiveaffiliate of the international marketing group SFI.

Software and Hardware Details

Chris is proficient inPowerBuilder and SQL (extensive stored procedures, with manydeveloped and installed client/server applications in use today), MSVisual Basic, JavaScript, PHP, XML, HTML, Frameworks (CodeIgniter,Bootstrap, jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js, etc), with knowledge ofPython, Java, C/C++, Pascal and others. Content management systems(CMS) he has worked with include Concrete5, Drupal and AbanteCart fore-commerce. Relational client/server databases worked with includethose from SAP Sybase, Microsoft, Informix, Pervasive, MySQL,PostgreSQL and MongoDB, as well as SQLite. In the area of CASE toolshe has knowledge of Appmodeler for database design. In the past whenMSDOS reigned supreme he was proficient in and created severalinstalled applications using Clipper/dBASE languages along withQuickBASIC. The desktop databases he used then included dBASE,FoxBASE/Foxpro, as well as MS Access. Along with PowerBuilder, healso used UltimADE as a RAD (rapid application development) tool,with knowledge of Netbeans, Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse.Operating systems: Chris presently works in the MS Windowsenvironment (from Win 3.1 to ’95, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 andabove), formerly in the MSDOS environment, with some knowledge ofLinux/UNIX. Code editors used include Brief of DOS days, thenTextPad, followed by Sublime Text, Atom and Notepad++ of recent.Utilities used include SideKick and Norton Commander of old, andpresently Total Commander. His hardware experience includeIntel-based PCs, from the original IBM PC, to the XT, AT, PS/2,clones, to Pentiums, letter-quality, dot-matrix, laser and ink jetprinters; scanners, modems and other accessories.

Skills Summary

Software development: Thisforms Chris’ primary area of specialization, from systems analysis,to design and coding, installation, documentation, testing andtechnical support and review. He is skilled in ERD(entity-relationship diagrams) for database design and has knowledgeof OOD (object-oriented design).

Management: Projectmanagement, employee recruitment, testing and motivation. Meetingmanagement. Budgeting and financial control.

Communication: Excellentwritten and spoken English; technical writing skills. Good incommunicating skills and knowledge to others (training).

Web development: Haveextensive knowledge of website design and implementation using HTML,JavaScript, PHP, Frameworks, etc. Proficient in use of InternetExplorer, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, Opera, Google Chrome and otherbrowsers.

Networking: Have knowledge ofWindows network hardware (cabling and hubs/switches) and software(protocols, services and adapters) installation and configuration.Some knowledge of Netware and Linux.

Office automationapplications: Proficient in use of spreadsheet, word processing,email, database, contact management, presentation software such as MSOffice (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), Windows Explorer, Lotus 1-2-3,Framework III, Wordstar and WordPerfect of old, OpenOffice andThunderbird.

Writing and EditorialBackground

Chris started writing as farback as junior high school in Lincoln, Nebraska. Some of theICT-related editing and writing experiences include the following:

Created and maintains theMicrosoftware websites and blogs since 2004.

Thesis: “Multi-tier(client/server) database software development in Nigeria—AnExamination of Tools” 2004.

Various software user andtraining manuals (for EPPMS, Printwiser, Techserva, GFSS, MoneyBooks,etc) since 1985.

Consulting editor of PC Focusmagazine, 1994.

Created and edited SoftGURU,Resourcery’s in-house company newsletter from 1989 to 1992.

Commercial News USA: 2 featurearticles in 1989, “Manager’s Desk” (Spring 1989 ed.) and“State-of-the-Art Clinic” (Fall 1989 edition).

Computing and ComputersMonthly magazine: Various articles in several editions 1987-1990; wasmade a consulting editor.

Daily Times, March 25, 1987:“Computer Programming – Art or Science?” (feature article).

Chris is mostly self-educated,with a BS in Information Technology from St Clements University, andwas a computer programming student of Rimax Institute in Lagos, a bigname in computer education during its time. He is a member of theNigeria Computer Society, a CPD (Sybase Certified Developer, onPowerBuilder), an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional, on SQLServer database implementation), and scored Upper Credit in the CPNFoundation Exams. Contacts: Phone: +2348060493440 (SMS/WhatsApp);Snail mail: PO Box 50678 Ikoyi, Lagos; EMail:;Facebook/Twitter: @Lemeechi.

Director,UK Operations


Emeka Egbebike

Asa seasoned IT professional, Emeka has over 15 years of extensiveexperience in various fields of Information Technology. He is afluent communicator with strong problem-solving skills and soundbusiness acumen.He started his educational career in engineering discipline beforemoving into Information Technology where he has excelled in variouscapacities. He holds HND Diploma in Computing and BSc Hons Degree inComputer Science from De Montfort University Leicester, UK. He isalso trained in Cyber Security and Bid Data Analytics fromLoughborough University London, where he obtained a MSc Degree inCyber Security and Bid Data Analytics. He is a consultant SoftwareEngineer with in-depth working experience in Microsoft Technologiesand Java.

Emekahas worked and contributed to the progress of a good number ofmainstream as well as prestigious UK companies such as- The RoyalBank of Scotland (RBS), Vodafone UK PLC and SynerGIS Capital PLC, aUK financial company in the heart of central London, amongst others.Hepossesses sound managerial skills and a director of own consultancybusiness for over half a decade and withdemonstrated history of working in the management consultancy andfinancial industries. Similarly,he has held leadership roles in some of his projects.

Emekahas operational experience in business management, consultancy,software development, Cloud Computing, Secured Web API, MachineLearning, Artificial Intelligence (AI),and Data Science. Hismain research interests are around Data Science, (AI) and CyberSecurity.

Currently,he is a Part time lecturer at New College Stamford, United Kingdom,where he lectures University-level students in Computer Sciencemodules and Internet of Things (IOT) and its applications. He will bebringing all of these skills to CyberEra (CE) as a director with the goal of contributing to the growthand success of the business.

Emeka enjoys researching onnew technologies, reading, sports and travelling.

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