ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF AWKA TIMES MAGAZINE
Launch Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Greetings, Awka Capital Territory!
Greetings, Nigeria and Africa!
It gives me great pleasure to announce today the launch of Awka Times Magazine (ATM).
Awka Times is a general-interest periodical published by AHS Media Ltd. The magazine is offered as a package of news, features, analysis, opinion and historical essays available in digital formats (website and mobile app) and in print. Our magazine package will be delivered monthly, but we will also provide recurrent update of news and other content, including multimedia, through our digital platforms. Our content is aimed especially at thought leaders, decision-makers, opinion formers, investors, intellectual gadflies and members of the public with restless civic consciousness.
Awka Times has a latitudinarian instinct, although we will tilt towards the liberal and political economy approaches in our exegesis of contemporary and historical events. It is often said that we are now in a capricious media age with erratic and inattentive reading habits. But Awka Times is making a bet on holding the reader’s attention with its versatile content, compelling research journalism, and engaging writing style.
Our tagline is Trumpet With Certain Sound, a reference to the Biblical verse which says: “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (I Corinthians 14:8, KJV). This speaks to the radical inclination of this magazine.
Awka Times has a local agenda and a global outlook. We have a rudimentary focus on issues concerning the Awka Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding areas of the Igbo heartland in Nigeria, but we also have a wider aperture looking out to African and global events, especially those with local relevance.
The magazine offers a unique platform for local advertisers and others such as corporations, NGOs, governments, investors, event organizers and other entities elsewhere in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
Our content is mostly free, but some premium content will require subscription. You may subscribe or simply register here to access our content. Our subscription fee is heavily discounted (only N749 or $2.00 or £1.50 per month), since we operate a mainly advert-based model.
We hope that you will be enthused by our journalism. You can engage with us through our print, web, mobile app and various social media platforms. Our web address is www.awkatimes.com. You can download our mobile app from Google Play Store here.
We are grateful to all our well-wishers, especially those who sent paid congratulatory messages.
Welcome to Awka Times Magazine!
Dr. Chudi Ambrose Okoye
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Awka Times Magazine