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Former Immediate Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Waziri Adio and former Daily Trust Publisher Mahmud Jega have joined ARISE and THISDAY as Contributing Editors.
A statement from THISDAY CEO Eniola Bello said they will also be members of the Editorial Board which now includes Paul Nwabuiku, Sonny Aragba-Akpore, Yemi Adamolekun, Gimba Kakanda and Aisha Shuaibu.
The statement added that Chidi Amuta and Okey Ikechukwu remain members of the Editorial Board chaired by Olusegun Adeniyi.



He said that rejuvenating the editorial board is an ongoing process that will bring on board respected professionals with the necessary experience and exposure in different fields.
“New members, with fresh ideas and energy, will bring strong commitments to Board discussions on issues that will shape the 2023 election,” Bello said.
Goodbye Waziri
Prior to his assignment at NEITI, Adio had held senior positions in different organizations, from Editor and Columnist at THISDAY Newspapers, Special Advisor to the President of the Senate, Communication Specialist at UNDP, etc.  Adio earned his first degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and another Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, where he was, at different times, a Fellow of the Neiman Foundation for Journalism. and Edward S. Mason Fellow in public policy and management.  He is also a member of the fifth class of the Africa-West Africa Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Mahmoud Jega
Following his time as Professor of Biological Sciences at his alma mater, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Jega has practiced journalism non-stop for more than three decades.  For a total of 13 years, he was Managing Editor, Publisher, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Editorial Board of Daily Trust Newspapers.  Prior to that, Jega was editor of New Nigerian Newspapers, editor of The Sentinel magazine, Kaduna, and assistant editor of Citizen magazine.
PAUL NWABUIKU
A pioneering member of the editorial board of THISDAY, Paul Nwabuiku, who also served on the editorial board of The Guardian, is a respected public intellectual with decades of experience in journalism, advertising and public communication.  Nwabuiku, winner of the DAME Awards for Informed Commentary, twice served as Special Advisor to former Finance Minister and current World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and played a key role in the communication of Obasanjo's reforms, as well as in the economic initiatives of the Jonathan years.  Nwabuiku has a first degree in mass communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA from the University of Jos.
SONNY ARAGBA-AKPORE
Sonny Aragba-Akpore has a related media practice spanning more than three decades.  In July 2010, he was appointed Deputy General Manager/Head of Corporate Communications at Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd with a mandate to change the media fortunes of this government agency after a satellite failed in orbit.  Following his success in that task, Sonny was invited by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to change the telecoms regulator's media profile.  In November 2014, he became NCC's Deputy Director/Head of Media and Public Relations, a position he held until his retirement in July 2020. Sonny attended the University of Lagos and holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in English.  He is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
YEMI ADAMOLEKUN
Currently the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a non-partisan network of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance and public responsibility in the country, Adamolekun has a diverse 23-year career spanning the public and private sector.  sectors She began her career in the United States as a management consultant with Navigant Consulting, before returning to Nigeria to work for Alder Consulting.  In 2018, she was named one of the most influential people of African descent (MIPAD), endorsed by the United Nations in the Humanitarian and Religious category.  In 2019, Adamolekun joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Program in the US as a non-resident Senior Associate.  Adamolekun has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Virginia;  a Master of Development Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Master of Business Administration from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford.
GIMBA KAKANDA
Gimba Kakanda is a noted public affairs analyst, foreign policy and media consultant, and author.  He has contributed to extensive local and international media outlets, and currently maintains a weekly column with the Daily Trust on Sundays, and also contributes on foreign policy to Aljazeera.
Kakanda holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) and is an alumnus of the University of Iowa's prestigious International Writing Program. He is the founder of DMC, a communication and strategy consulting firm based in Iowa. Abuja.
With a large social media following, Kakanda has been serially ranked as one of the most influential voices in Nigerian politics for influencing and driving conversations about Nigerian politics, foreign policy and socio-economic dynamics.  He is also a leading voice in intergenerational conversations in politics.
AISHA SHUAIBU
A business consultant with a decade of experience in strategic and brand management, Ms. Aisha Shuaibu is CEO of Waffle Way in Abuja and President of SWA Sports, an initiative that promotes local talent in kickboxing, wrestling and taekwondo.  Ms. Shuaibu obtained her B Sc in Business Studies from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton in the UK and her Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Bahcesehir University, Istanbul.
Waziri Adio, Mahmud Jega, Gimba Kakanda, others join Thisday editorial board

Former Immediate Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Waziri Adio and former Daily Trust Publisher Mahmud Jega have joined ARISE and THISDAY as Contributing Editors.

A statement from THISDAY CEO Eniola Bello said they will also be members of the Editorial Board which now includes Paul Nwabuiku, Sonny Aragba-Akpore, Yemi Adamolekun, Gimba Kakanda and Aisha Shuaibu.

The statement added that Chidi Amuta and Okey Ikechukwu remain members of the Editorial Board chaired by Olusegun Adeniyi.

He said that rejuvenating the editorial board is an ongoing process that will bring on board respected professionals with the necessary experience and exposure in different fields.

“New members, with fresh ideas and energy, will bring strong commitments to Board discussions on issues that will shape the 2023 election,” Bello said.

Goodbye Waziri

Prior to his assignment at NEITI, Adio had held senior positions in different organizations, from Editor and Columnist at THISDAY Newspapers, Special Advisor to the President of the Senate, Communication Specialist at UNDP, etc. Adio earned his first degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and another Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, where he was, at different times, a Fellow of the Neiman Foundation for Journalism. and Edward S. Mason Fellow in public policy and management. He is also a member of the fifth class of the Africa-West Africa Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Mahmoud Jega

Following his time as Professor of Biological Sciences at his alma mater, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Jega has practiced journalism non-stop for more than three decades. For a total of 13 years, he was Managing Editor, Publisher, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Editorial Board of Daily Trust Newspapers. Prior to that, Jega was editor of New Nigerian Newspapers, editor of The Sentinel magazine, Kaduna, and assistant editor of Citizen magazine.

PAUL NWABUIKU

A pioneering member of the editorial board of THISDAY, Paul Nwabuiku, who also served on the editorial board of The Guardian, is a respected public intellectual with decades of experience in journalism, advertising and public communication. Nwabuiku, winner of the DAME Awards for Informed Commentary, twice served as Special Advisor to former Finance Minister and current World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and played a key role in the communication of Obasanjo’s reforms, as well as in the economic initiatives of the Jonathan years. Nwabuiku has a first degree in mass communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA from the University of Jos.

SONNY ARAGBA-AKPORE

Sonny Aragba-Akpore has a related media practice spanning more than three decades. In July 2010, he was appointed Deputy General Manager/Head of Corporate Communications at Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd with a mandate to change the media fortunes of this government agency after a satellite failed in orbit. Following his success in that task, Sonny was invited by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to change the telecoms regulator’s media profile. In November 2014, he became NCC‘s Deputy Director/Head of Media and Public Relations, a position he held until his retirement in July 2020. Sonny attended the University of Lagos and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English. He is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

YEMI ADAMOLEKUN

Currently the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a non-partisan network of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance and public responsibility in the country, Adamolekun has a diverse 23-year career spanning the public and private sector. sectors She began her career in the United States as a management consultant with Navigant Consulting, before returning to Nigeria to work for Alder Consulting. In 2018, she was named one of the most influential people of African descent (MIPAD), endorsed by the United Nations in the Humanitarian and Religious category. In 2019, Adamolekun joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Program in the US as a non-resident Senior Associate. Adamolekun has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Virginia; a Master of Development Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Master of Business Administration from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford.

GIMBA KAKANDA

Gimba Kakanda is a noted public affairs analyst, foreign policy and media consultant, and author. He has contributed to extensive local and international media outlets, and currently maintains a weekly column with the Daily Trust on Sundays, and also contributes on foreign policy to Aljazeera.

Kakanda holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) and is an alumnus of the University of Iowa’s prestigious International Writing Program. He is the founder of DMC, a communication and strategy consulting firm based in Iowa. Abuja.

With a large social media following, Kakanda has been serially ranked as one of the most influential voices in Nigerian politics for influencing and driving conversations about Nigerian politics, foreign policy and socio-economic dynamics. He is also a leading voice in intergenerational conversations in politics.

AISHA SHUAIBU

A business consultant with a decade of experience in strategic and brand management, Ms. Aisha Shuaibu is CEO of Waffle Way in Abuja and President of SWA Sports, an initiative that promotes local talent in kickboxing, wrestling and taekwondo. Ms. Shuaibu obtained her B Sc in Business Studies from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton in the UK and her Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Bahcesehir University, Istanbul.

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