By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin

A new General manager has been appointed by the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for the state-owned newspapers, ‘The Herald.’ He is Clement Yomi Adeboye.

Adeboye is a journalist, creative writer, and member of the prestigious International Press Institute, IPI.

He hails from Esie, in Irepodun Local Government and until his appointment, he was the Daily Editor of the Herald — one of the oldest state-owned newspapers in Nigeria.

A government said in a statement, “This appointment is based on his track records of achievements in print media sector and professional acumen in particular.

“It is the expectation of the state government that he will bring his rich professional ability, dedication, competence and indeed wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his duties.

“The appointment means he now assumes overall responsibility for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation and editorial guardianship of all the titles published by it.”

The new GM comes to the job with over 20 years of cognate experience as a journalist and poet. Adeboye had worked in various newsrooms in Nigeria, including at AM NEWS, TheNEWS, among others.

He was educated at Esie/Iludun (Anglican) Grammar School, Esie; School of Basic Studies, Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin; and the University of Ilorin, Ilorin.

Adeboye also attended various professional trainings, including at the Independent Journalism Centre, ZUS BUREAU. He is an alumnus of the #AirtelChangeYourStory training in Multimedia, Social Media and Mobile Journalism.

He is a member of the IPI, the global network of Editors, Media Executives, Communication Scholars, Senior Journalists/Media Executives and experts in the communication industry on press freedom.


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