MOMOH, Tony Sulaiman Macnonoh

BA, LLB, BL. Legal Practitioner, Eminent Journalist, Administrator, born April 27, 1939, Auchi, Bendel State (now Edo State); state of origin:Edo State; married Janet Rabi Zibiri 1969, three sons, one daughter; Education: Government School, Auchi, 1949-54, Anglican School, Okpe, 1954, Provincial Teachers' Training College, Abudu, Benin, 1956-57, Government Teachers' Training College, Abraka, 1960-61, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1964-66,University of Lagos, 1966-67 and 1969-74, Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1974-75, Journalism Teaching Course, IPC Training Scheme, Plymouth and Thompson Foundation Editorial Study Centre, Cardiff, Wales; Career: Teacher, Anglican School, Auchi, 1955; Headmaster, Anglican School, Iyaro, 1958-59; Teacher, Anglican Secondary Modern School, Auchi, January-August, 1962;Sub-Editor, Daily Times of Nigeria, 1962-64, June — September, 1965 and June — September, 1966; Assistant Editor, Daily Times of Nigeria, June — December, 1967; Editor, Spear Magazine, 1967-71; Training Manager, Times Newspaper Training Centre, (now Times Journalism Institute) Lagos, 1971-76; Acting Editor, Daily Times of Nigeria, March — June, 1976 and later Editor, 1976-80; appointed Deputy Manpower and Planning Adviser, Daily Times of Nigeria, 1980-82; General Manager, Planning and Development, Daily Times of Nigeria, 1982-84; General Manager, Special Duties and Editorial, Daily Times of Nigeria, January — June, 1984 and General Manager, Times Publications Division, 1984-86; appointed Minister of Information and Culture, September 1986-1990; Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigerian Airways, 1991 to 1993; Principal Coordinator, Tony Momoh & Co., since 1993; Director, Newswatch magazine, 1996. Professional bodies/memberships: Fellow, Secretary, Nigerian Guild of Editors, 1970-74 and President, 1976-78; Fellow, Commonwealth Journalist Association; Board of Governors, Times Newspaper Training Centre, 1971-76 and Secretary, Selection Committee, 1971-76; member. Board of Governors, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, since 1977; Member, Nigerian Union of Journalists; Chairman, Accreditation, Board of the Nigerian Union of Journalist, 1979-89; Member, Nigerian Bar Association; Honorary Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations; Honorary Fellow, Advertising Profession, The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria. Chairman, Efua Media Association ltd; Principal coordinator, Efua Chambers; Chairman, Sarib Nigeria ltd; Chairman, Crescent Business Centre; Member, Secretary, International Press Institute; associate member, Teeline Association; elected Chairman, African Conference of Information Ministers, 1988-90; Member, Edo State Economic Advisory Committee, 1991; Member, Nigerian Press Council, December 1992; Chairman, Nigeria Press Merit Award Committee, 1997; Patron, Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria. Political Engagements: Director, Alex Ekwueme Presidential Campaign Organization, 1999; Chairman, Media and Publicity of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) Campaign Organisation, 2003 and 2007 elections; Chairman, Political Committee of the Muhammadu Buhari Organisation; Chairman, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), 2011. Award: Awarded Certificate of High Achievement by the Alumni Association, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1988; Unilag Mass Communication Very Best, department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, 2008. Publications: Ten Years of Nigerian Independence, editor (Lagos, Daily Times, 1970), Story of The Daily Times: 1926-76. coeditor (Lagos, Daily Times, 1976); News of The Forgotten Army (EFUA Publications, Lagos, 1983); Simple Strokes (Lagos, Daily Times of Nigeria, 1984); Revolt of The New Breed and other stories (Fourth Dimension Publishers, Enugu, 1985); Economic Recovery Debate; How Many Roads to Self-Reliance, Federal Ministry of Information; Reflections on Letters to my CountryMen, (EFUA Media Associates Ltd., Lagos, 1993); Experiment with Disintegration, (EFUA Media Associates Ltd., Lagos, 1994); Each Man His Time, (EFUA Media Associates Ltd., Lagos, 1995); In Search of Sanity, 1995; The Press in Nigeria, Nigerian Press Council, 1996; The Edo culture group in the Nigerian polity: in search of sanity. (EFUA Media Associates Ltd., Lagos, 1996); Many questions & Buhari's answers. (Distributed by Crescent Business Centre, 2003.) (ISBN 978-2209-17-1); In search of a viable Nigeria. (EFUA Media Associates Ltd., Lagos, 2005) (ISBN 978-2209-43-0) and numerous articles on national issues. Social Club: Ikoyi Club; Member, Etsako Club, 81; Chairman, Publicity Committee. Hobbies: squash, table tennis, reading; Official Address: Efua Media Associates Ltd., 13A, Sylvia Crescent Anthony Village, Lagos. Telephone: (01) 4961143; Home: Plot 13, Bush Street, Okupe Estate, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos.
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