Contributing Columnist, Premiumtimesng.com Column Series (Counting the months for the Chibok Girls), 2014-TILL DATE.
– Assistant Editor, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria, 1977-1978;
– Editorial Board Member Daily Times, published in Lagos, Nigeria, by Daily Times Nigeria Ltd, 1978- 1980;
– Senate Correspondent, Daily Times; Staff Writer, Daily Times; Senior Correspondent, Sunday Times; Contributor, Business Times, a weekly newspaper of business and finance, published by Daily Times Nigeria Ltd (At various times between 1978 and 1982);
– Lagos Bureau Chief, Africa Now, London, a monthly magazine of African affairs,
published by Pan-African Publishers Ltd, 1982-1983;
– Editorial Board Member, The Guardian; Ag Features Editor, The Guardian; Editor Sunday Supplement, The Guardian on Sunday; National Assembly Bureau Chief, The Guardian; Senior Correspondent, The Guardian (At various times between 1984 and 1989);
– Editor, The Guardian on Sunday, published by Guardian Newspapers, Lagos, 1985-1988;
– Deputy Editor, The Guardian, 1988- 1989;
– New York Correspondent, The Sunday Times, Lagos, Nigeria, published by Daily
Times Nigeria Ltd, 1990-1991;
– Contributing Editor, Colors, quarterly published by Benetton in New York and
Rome Avant-Garde Magazine of Social Affairs, 1991-1992;
– Contributor, Africa Recovery, Journal of African Economic and Development Issues published by the United Nations in New York, USA, 1993-1994;
– Assistant Editor and Columnist, The Sunday Independent, Johannesburg, South
Africa, published by Independent Newspapers Plc, 1995-1997;
– Copy Editor, 21st Century, Beijing, China, published by China Daily, 1998-1999;
– Director Editorial Strategy, Editorial Page Editor, Columnist, NEXT on Sunday,
NEXT Daily,234NEXT.com, 2008-2012.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
– Foundation member, Nigerian Civil Liberties Organisation
– PROFESSIONAL: Forum for Ethics in Business awarded to Timbuktu Media
– INDIVIDUAL: 2013 Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism for “exemplary ethics, true professionalism and unparalleled courage on the beat.”
– Toxic Waste Dump in Koko, The Guardian on Sunday:
Nigeria was being used as dump for toxic waste from Europe. Koko, a remote
village in Mid-western Nigeria was the site. I was editor of the paper and supervised the coverage by our science correspondent.
– Locked away on an island prison, The Guardian on Sunday:
I broke the story on a secret Island prison established by the military regime,
Nigeria’s version of Robben Island.
– The Soweto Uprising 20 years on, The Sunday Independent, Johannesburg.
– Two years and counting… Premiumtimesng.com:
A 2-year vigil for the Chibok girls consisting of a column published once a month
on the anniversary of the kidnapping.
– Nigeria: The Daily Times, The Guardian, The Guardian on Sunday, Africa Now
– South Africa: The Sunday Independent
– China: China Daily, 21st Century
– US: The Sunday Times, Colors, Metropolis, Africa Recovery
“Please send your updated CV to: [email protected]” – Editor
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