Mumini Alao, Complete Football boss, successfully defends PhD thesis



Mumini Alao, Group Managing Director at Complete Communications Limited, Publishers of Complete Football on Friday successfully defended his PhD thesis in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos.

  • Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, HOD, Department of Mass Communication, Unilag (left) congratulating Dr. Mumini Alao on completion of his PhD program, at the School of Postgraduate Studies University of Lagos. Friday, 31 January, 2020. 

Alao, an internationally renowned sportswriter  and analysts, is graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in 1987 and 1991 respectively. he joined Complete Communications Limited, the leading publishers of sports information in Nigeria in 1988.He has edited several titles including Complete Football Magazine,Complete Football International and Complete Football Extra which he midwifed personally.

He also at various times served as the managing editor of Sports Souvenir and Complete Sports newspaper before his appointment as Managing Director of Complete Communications Limited.

In 1996,Alao won both the Nigerian Media Merit Award(NMMA) and Diamond Award for Media Excellence(DAME) prizes for Nigeria’s sports reporter of the year becoming the first person to win both prestigious awards in the same year.

He also served on various important committees in Nigerian sports including the organizing committee of the 10th FIFA World Youth Championship in 1999 and the 8th All African Games in 2003 both hosted by Nigeria. He is widely travelled and has covered many international sports events including the Olympic games and FIFA World Cup.

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