In ANYTHING on September 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

Lagos PDP congratulates Tribune editors
LAGOS State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, congratulated the newly-appointed editors of the Tribune titles — Alhaji Debo Abdulai (Nigerian Tribune), Mr Sina Oladehinde (Sunday Tribune) and Mr Lasisi Olagunju (Saturday Tribune).

The party, in a statement signed by its state publicity secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, said the appointment would improve the already balanced and informative journalism Tribune is noted for.

The party wished the newly-appointed editors the best in their new portfolios.

Ajimobi congratulates Tribune’s new team
OYO State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has congratulated the new editorial team of the Tribune newspapers, stating that it is a team any organisation would be proud of.

Ajimobi was reacting to the news of the appointments of Mr Edward Dickson as Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief; Alhaji Debo Abdulai as Editor, Nigerian Tribune; Mr Sina Oladeinde as Editor, Sunday Tribune and Mr Lasisi Olagunju as Editor, Saturday Tribune.

He made this known in a release issued on his behalf by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr Festus Adedayo.

The governor said going by the track records of the new appointees, “the sky is the beginning for the Tribune titles.

“I have gone through the resume of the new editors and have followed their progression in career. They are thorough-bred professionals whose contributions to the course of journalism can never be over-emphasised.

“Rising through the ranks as they do in the military, these gentlemen have risen through the ladder to their positions today. They have traversed virtually all the departments of the newspaper house, which gives them a helicopter view of their editing jobs,” the governor said.

While stating that their appointments were one of the most apt decisions ever taken by the Tribune management, Governor Ajimobi urged the new appointees to continue in the mould of their core professionalism, which made the newspaper management to appoint them.

“The appointment of the new editors is an indication that excellence is like gold that cannot be hidden. No matter how long, excellence would shine out like a nugget. I am happy that these editors were assembled by the Tribune management for the total goal of repositioning the newspaper and taking it to a new height,” he said.

While praying for wisdom and understanding for the new appointees to be able to discharge their duties creditably well, Governor Ajimobi urged them to continue on the track of patriotism, professionalism and gentlemanly disposition, which earned them their new promotions.

Ekiti govt hails Dickson’s appointment
THE Ekiti State government has congratulated Mr Edward Dickson on his appointment as the new Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, publisher of the Tribune titles.

In a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, the government described Dickson’s appointment as “a reward for journalistic excellence, diligence and professionalism.”

Afuye also described Dickson as “a thorough-bred professional, who has used his profession to touch lives through newsgathering, articles and unbiased reporting.”

The commissioner said Dickson used his former position as Editor of the Nigerian Tribune to ensure a better and cordial relationship between ANN Plc and the Ekiti State government.

He said “the state government looks forward to a better working relationship with the Tribune titles during Dickson’s tenure as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief. We welcome your appointment as the MD/EIC as we see this appointment as well-deserved and eminently merited.

“We want you to see this elevation as a motivation to work harder and an opportunity to justify the confidence reposed in you.

“On behalf of the government of Ekiti State, Nigeria, we say congratulations and we look forward to a harmonious working relationship during your tenure,” Afuye stated.

Voters Assembly lauds Tribune MD
THE Nigeria Voters Assembly (VOTAS) has congratulated the newly-appointed Managing Director/Editor-In-Chief of the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, publishers of the Tribune newspapers, Mr Edward Dickson, on his new appointment.

In a statement issued in Ibadan, the president of the assembly, Comrade Mashood Erubami, described Mr Dickson as “a cool headed and experienced journalist worthy of the position,” adding  that “clinching this position of honour worth celebration.”

Erubami noted that Dickson raised the quality and spread of the Nigerian Tribune when he was the editor of the title.

According to Erubami, “Mr Dickson is one of the recognised seasoned journalists in the country; he is a disciplined, cool headed gentleman and a professional to the core.

“The Voters Assembly joins the teeming professionals and well wishers in Nigeria to wish him a successful tenure as MD/EIC.”

Erubami, however, advised him to use the Tribune titles to publish stories that will correct the ills in the society and also be careful of “politicians whose stock in trade is to bring down other people.”

The statement urged the workers of the titles to dedicate their loyalties to the new Managing Director and the organisation, so that it could move to greater heights.

NAMA congratulates Dickson
THE management and  staff of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has congratulated Mr Edward Dickson on his new appointment as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc.

The group lauded Mr Dickson, describing him as “a thorough-bred professional, who holds sacrosanct the tenets and ethics of journalism.”

NAMA said Dickson deserved the honour, as it would not have come at a better time when changes in global communication required expertise par excellence.




Written by Soji Ajibola and Gbeminiyi Solaja with Agency reports Thursday, 27 September 2012

  1. The party, in a statement signed by its state publicity secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, said the appointment would improve the already balanced and informative journalism Tribune is noted for.

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