ZMirage CEO, Teju Kareem, bags honorary doctorate in Benin Republic

Teju Kareem and Jahman Anikulapo

Chief executive officer of ZMirage Multimedia Company, Teju Kareem, has been conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) in Public Administration by Edexcel University in Benin Republic.

The ceremony was held Wednesday, December 4 during the school’s 2019 matriculation, convocation and honorary award programme at the Palace Bayol (Cultural Centre) of the city of Porto Novo.


It was witnessed by a roomful of about 300 people, including eminent guests in the academic circles of both Benin and Nigeria; and parents and guardians of some of the graduating and matriculating students.

Former editor of The Guardian on Sunday, Jahman Anikulapo, was present at the event.

In a letter of nomination, the university council said Mr Kareem, was considered worthy of the award because of his “relentless service to the good of the people of the Republic.”


Past recipients of the award include Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari; former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, and former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmuda Aliyu Shinkafi.

President and Chancellor of the university, Professor Emmanuel Odeh Ogbeh, urged Kareem to continue with his selfless service to the cause of humanity and urged the students to emulate such virtues of service.

He stressed that the university’s motto remains “Education for Innovation and Self-Reliance” as this is the only way Africa can liberate itself from its many challenges.


The school, he said, is affiliated to over 40 institutions of higher learning to ensure quality assurance.

Founded in Nigeria in 2009 as the Institute of Business Technology Management of Nigeria, the school relocated and was upgraded to full university status in Benin Republic in April 2014.