RAJI, Suleiman Ayinde

journalist, born May 7, 1937, Sekondi, Ghana; married Fatima Ayoka 1962, six sons, one daughter; Education: Anglican Primary and Middle Schools, Sekondi,Ghana, 1944-54,Fijai Sec ondary School, Sekondi, Ghana, 1955-58, Ghana School (now Institute ofJournalism), Accra, Ghana, 1959-61, World Press Insti tute, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 1971-72; Ca reer: Appointed Staff Reporter, and later Sub-Editor, acting News Editor and acting Chief Sub-Editor, Ghananian Times, Accra, Ghana, 1961-64; Head, Publications and Information Department, Ghana Trades union congress (TUC), Accra, Ghana, later Produc tion Editor, The Worker (official organ of Ghana TUC), Accra, Ghana, 1964-66; Edi tor, The Crescent, Accra, Ghana; Deputy Edi tor, The Echo, Accra, Ghana, and later co- Editor, SundayStar, Accra, Ghana, 1966-68; Publiations Editor and Head, Publications Department, Graphic Corporation (Publish ers of Daily Graphk, The Mirror and Ghana Yearbook); Editor,Ghana YearBook, Accra, Ghana,and laterNews Editor, Night Editor, Chief Sub-Editor, leader writer and colum nist,DailyGraphic, Accra,Ghana, 1968-76; Editor, The Pioneer, Kumasi, Ghana, 1972- 74; Assistant Editor,NigerianHerald, Ilorin, Kwara State, 1978-81; Founding Editor, Sun day Herald, Ilorin, Kwara State, 1981-85; Administrative Manager, Shagaya Bottling Company Nigeria Limited, Ilorin, 1986; member, Board of Directors, Nigerian Pa per Mill Limited, Jebba, 1987; member Gov erningCouncil, Kwara StateCollegeof Edu cation, Ilorin, 198t-87; appointed Commis sioner for Information and Culture, Kwara State, 1987-88; Permanent fellow, World Press Institute (WPI), St Paul, Minnesota, USA; National Secretary, Ghana Journalists Association, 1966-68; Founding Member, Ghana Press Council, 1968; FoundingTrea surer, Guild of Editors, Accra, Ghana, 1969; Secretary-General, Ghana Muslims Repre sentative Council, 1974-77; member, Nige ria Union of Journalists, Kwara State Coun cil; NUJ Representative, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), 1978-81; member, Nige ria Guild of Editors, since 1981; Award: Recipient, Honorary Citizen of Minneapo lis, USA, 1972; recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award by Governing Board of Editors, American Biographical Institute Inc. ABI, USA, 1987; Hobbies: faming, garden ing, poultry, sports, reflection, music, mov ies, theatre; Home: 15, Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, Alimi Road, Oloje, Ilorin, Kwara State.
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