Obiechina Obba is an Analyst with Space in Africa. He has been a Science journalist since 1989. and was Science Correspondent with NTA, Africa's largest television network, for 19 years. He rose to become NTA Network News Producer from 1996 to 2008. He is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria; and also has certificates in Science Programmes from DW Akademie, Berlin, Germany; as well as in Voice Training from FRCN, Lagos, and in Editorial Writing and Analysis from the University of Ibadan among others. He was the only Nigerian journalist to cover the launch of NigeriaSat-1, Nigeria’s first national satellite, live, in Pletsesk, Siberia, Russia, on 27 September 2003. His 164-page book, NigeriaSat-1 the Full Story, on that, was assessed by National Universities Commission, NUC, and placed in libraries of all government-owned universities in Nigeria. In 2008, he moved on to head the Information Office of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, NNRA, till 2012.
An award winner of “Outstanding Corps Member” in his NYSC service year of 1983/84 in Rivers State, he is a member, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ; and Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, ANIPR.