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Kabiru Yusuf Re-elected President of Nigerian Newspaper Owners

Kabiru Yusuf Re-elected President of Nigerian Newspaper Owners

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The Chairman of Media Trust, Publishers of the Daily Trust Newspapers and Trust Television, Mallam Kabiru Yusuf, was on Thursday returned to office as the President of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) for another term.

A statement from the Executive Secretary, NPAN, Feyi Smith, made available to THISDAY, on Thursday, revealed that the election also returned some other officers of the association. These included Mr. Frank Aigbogun, Publisher of Business Day who was elected Vice President and Mrs. Angela Emuwa, the Chairman of Punch Newspapers elected as General Secretary,
“Mr. Fidelis Anosike, who until on Thursday was the Assistant General Secretary, was elected Treasurer thus paving the way for the election of Mr. Azubuike Ishiekwene, the Editor – in- Chief of Leadership Newspaper, to fill the vacated seat.

“Mrs. Emuwa filled the position vacated by Alh. Mohammed Idris who was recently appointed as Minister of Information and National Orientation by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu while Mr. “Anosike took the position vacated by Mr. Olawale Edun, the Minister of Finance and Coordinatimg Minister for the Economy,” it added.

According to the statement others returned elected were the Deputy President and Publisher of the Guardian newspaper, Lady Maiden-Alex-Ibru, the Publicity Secretary and Group Managing Director of Champion newspapers, Dr. Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, Ex-Officio member and Past President of NPAN, Mr. Ray Ekpu, Ex.-Officio member and Publisher of Pilot newspaper, Prince Dennis Sami.

The Managing Director of The Telegraph newspaper, Mr. Ayo Aminu, was elected as an Ex-Officio member.

“Mr. Aigbogun’s emergence as Vice President followed an amendment to the Association’s constitution, creating the office of a Vice President which was moved by two Patrons of the Association – Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, Publisher of THISDAY and founder of ARISE NEWS Channel and Chief Olusegun Osoba.

Speaking after the election, Yusuf noted that the injection of the new officers would further energise the Executive council in achieving set objectives.

He thanked members for the confidence reposed in him and his team.

Lucky Kenedy

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