Yusuf Returns As President In NPAN Elections


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

The election also returned some other officers of the Association, Mr. Frank Aigbogun, Publisher of Business Day was elected Vice President and Mrs. Angela Emuwa, the Chairman of Punch Newspapers as General Secretary,

Mr. Fidelis Anosike, who until Tuesday was the Assistant General Secretary, was elected Treasurer thus paving the way for tne 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

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 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 This Day and Chief Olusegun Osoba.

Speaking after the election, the President, Mal Kabiru 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.

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