ADABA, Dr. (Chief) Aaze Thomas

Born July 2, 1941





Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Aaze Theresa Araga 1966
State of Origin: Kogi
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 4
Profession Broadcaster , Administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Teacher, Catholic School, Okene, 1961-62; Tutor, Government Teacher’s Colleges, Okene and Bichi, Kano 1964-66; Assistant, Lecturer/Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Kano and Zaria, 1969-74; Senior, ./Principal Producer, Head of Presentation and Training, Nigerian Television Authority, Jos, 1974-77; Controller/Manager of Programmes, 1977-80; Pioneer Principal, Nigeria Television College, Jos, 1980-87; Assistant Director, Programmes, Headquarters, 1989-90; gm. Makurdi, 1990-91; Deputy Director, Operations, Headquarters 1991-92; Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission, Lagos, 1992-2003; Chairman, Trini Communications; Producer, Director, Presenter of many television programmes, News Presenter/Anchorman, Nigerian Television Authority, Jos, 1974-80; Co-ordinator, Teacher in-Service Education Programme, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for the ten northern states of Nigeria, 1974; Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Kano campus, 1971-74; Station Manager, Advanced Teacher’s College, Kano, 1972-74.

Christ the King Catholic School, Okene, 1947-55; Junior Seminary, Okpala; Teacher’s College, Atangba, 1956-60; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, 1969-71; Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 1978-79; University of Jos, 1986-89

co-editor, Communication Training and Practice in Nigeria-Issues and Perspectives, 1987; co-editor, Communication Industry in Nigeria – Crisis of Republication, 1988.

Board Member, Catholic Media Centre, Kaduna, since 1989; board Member, Kwara Printing and Publishing Corporation, (publishers of The Herald), 1990-92; Information, Education and Communication task force on Family Health and Population in Nigeria, since 1990; National Advisory Committee on Information, since 1989; National Co-ordinator/Executive African Council for Communication Education, 1986-88; Executive Board Member, Plateau Publishing Company, Jos, (publishers of The Standard), 1986; President, Association of Catholic Mass Media Professionals, Jos chapter, 1983-88; leader, Nigeria’s television coverage team to the Republic of Niger International Youth Festival, Maradi, Niger Republic, 1978; Head of Broadcast Operations, World Scouts’ Jamboree; African Festival of Arts and Culture, Lagos, 1977; Broadcast Committee, the World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, 1976-77; International Students Scholarship Board, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, 1970; President, African Council for Communication Education, 1988-92; Leader of Nigerian Delegation, UNICEF-sponsored workshop on Animation for Development in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1990; Resource Person, UNESCO workshop on Audio Visuals in Rural Development, Ghana, 1989; Resource Person, UNESCO Nigerian Commission Communications Sector, 1989-92; National Institute of Public Relations; International Association of Mass Communications Researchers; African Council for Communications Education; International Institute of Communications, Winner, John Fellow, Kennedy Graduate Programme Essay, Nigeria, 1991-92; Knight of St. Mulumba; Ohi Etohueyi, Ebira, 1994; Rotary Club International, Paul Haris Fellow.

Reading, writing, music, tennis, jogging.

17 Ibrahim Taiwo Avenue, Jos, Plateau State.

(073) 53639. 55600, 55599, 54566;
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