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Part of page 4 New appointments at Daily Trust Five new editors have been appointed in Media Trust Limited’s newspaper titles while one editor’s acting…

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New appointments at Daily Trust

Five new editors have been appointed in Media Trust

Limited’s newspaper titles while one editor’s acting

appointment has been confirmed, according to a statement

signed by the new Managing Editor, Mr. Theophilus

Abbah. All the appointments were approved by the

company’s Board of Directors.

Malam Nasiru Lawal Abubakar is now the substantive

Editor of Daily Trust. Mr. Theophilus Abbah is the new Managing

Editor. He succeeds Malam Ismaila Umaru Lere, who takes over as the Opinion Pages

Editor. Abbah was editor of the Daily Trust on

Sunday while Lere succeeds Malam Ibrahim Auduson,

who passed away in January.

Malam Lawan Danjuma Adamu is now the Acting Editor,

Daily Trust on Sunday while Miss Stella Iyaji is the

Acting Deputy Editor, Daily Trust on Sunday. Before their

appointments, Adamu was the Deputy Editor, Daily Trust

on Sunday while Iyaji was a senior editor on the News Desk.

Abbah, who holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in

English Language from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

and University of Abuja respectively, started his

journalism career in 1996 at The Punch in Lagos. He rose

through the ranks from Reporter to Assistant Editor. An

award-winning investigative journalist, he joined Daily

Trust in August 2007 as the Head of Investigation Desk.

In 2008, he was appointed Editor of Sunday Trust, a

position he held until his appointment as Managing Editor

in January 2016. Mr. Abbah is an author, journalism

trainer and researcher.

Nasir Abubakar was appointed Acting Editor of Daily

Trust in November, 2014. Before the appointment, he was

Deputy Editor of Daily Trust and had served in various

capacities including as Acting Editor of Weekly Trust and

Deputy News Editor. He studied Mass Communication at

Kaduna Polytechnic and Bayero University, Kano and

started his journalism practice as a stringer with Weekly

Trust in 2000 before joining the company as a full-time

reporter in 2004.

The new Opinion Pages Editor, Ismaila Lere, joined

Media Trust Limited in October 1999 as a

Reporter/Researcher and has played several roles over the

years. He was at various times News Editor, Sports

Editor, Assistant Editor, Deputy Editor and until recently

the Acting Managing Editor from 2013 to January 2016.

A Fellow of the Freedom House, Washington D.C, Lere is

taking over the Opinion Pages with a wealth of

experience in various aspects of Journalism.

The Acting Editor of the Daily Trust on Sunday, Lawan

Adamu, joined the services of Media Trust Limited in

2009 as a correspondent in Kano. In 2011, he was posted

to Zamfara State as state correspondent, where he worked

until he was redeployed back to Kano as Acting Regional

Editor, to edit the Kano Chronicle title and oversee

editorial matters in the North-West. In 2013, Adamu was

appointed Acting Deputy Editor, Sunday Trust, a position

he held until his recent appointment as Acting Editor of

Daily Trust on Sunday.

Adamu graduated with a Second Class (Upper Division)

in Political Science from Usmanu Danfodiyo University,

Sokoto in 2002. Before joining Media Trust Limited, he

had an 8-year sojourn in the Directorate of Army Public

Relations (1996 – 2004). He also had a stint in the National

Review Magazine as a Senior Staff Writer.

Miss Iyaji holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in

English Language from the University of Maiduguri and

University of Abuja respectively. After graduating in 2002

she served in the Imo Broadcasting Corporation under the

NYSC scheme. She joined the services of DBN

Television, Abuja in 2004 where she worked as a

Reporter, News Editor and Producer. She reported the

Police, Judiciary and the Senate. In April 2009, she joined

Media Trust Limited as an Assistant News Editor (States

and Regions), a position she held until her elevation to

the position of Acting Deputy Editor of the Daily Trust on

Sunday. The new appointees have already resumed duty

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