What was your first job as a journalist?
Have you ever used a typewriter?
I started my journalism career in August 1, 1996 September 2001 but as a page planner with Nigerian nationally circulating English Newspaper, THISDAY Newspapers, published by Leaders and Company Limited. This was after my graduation fr om Nigerian Institute of Journalism in Lagos State, Western Nigeria with a Diploma in Public Relations in 1999.
I started out as page planner but later graduated to reporting when I gained admission howbeit part-time, to Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Akwa, Anambra State, in eastern Nigeria in which I graduated in 2003, with B.Sc Mass Communications.
Having proven my capabilities in reporting society and style, my bosses at THISDAY Newspapers, thought it wise to assign me to a beat, hence I started out covering politics in Lagos State, and then assigned two columns ‘Feminine High Rise’ – a column that deals with women who have risen to the top of their profession despite all odds, and Body Talk – a column that deals with female hygiene and body care.
In 2000, I was transferred to the Abuja office to serve as a Correspondent and my initial assignment was to interview personalities for Glitterati (a life style pull out magazine inserted in the Sunday Newspaper). Later I was assigned to cover various ministries Labour and Productivity, Education, Sports, Energy, Politics, Health, Water Resources among others.
I also had the privilege of covering the State House under late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
I resigned my appointment with THISDAY Newspapers on April 30th 2010 and resumed with Sun Publishing Limited, Publishers of Sun Newspapers on My 1, 2010 and presently I am the Chief Correspondent attached to the Presidency – this include the Presidential Villa, The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Office of the Head of Service of the Federal Civil Service.
I have a string passion for human angle stories, women and children and clean energy.
How is social media changing news?
Social media has put the traditional media on their toes, anyone in the business of news making will ignore social media at his own risk