Arise Cable Television owner and Publisher of ThisDay newspapers, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, was yesterday returned to office as the President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), for another tenure.
His election, which represents a major shift in the political structure of the Association, also returned other officials of the Association for another term.
The election, which was unanimously supported, climaxed activities marking the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association, the opening formalities of which drew strategic players in the nation’s industries, banking , marketing communications, among others
Others returned were the Deputy President and the Chairman of Media Trust, Mal. Kabir Yusuf, the General Secretary and Publisher of the Source magazine, Dame Comfort Obi, the Treasurer and Publisher of the Guardian Newspapers, Lady Maiden Ibru, the Publicity Secretary and Publisher of Business Day Newspapers, Mr Frank Aigbogun, Past President and Ex-Officio, Mr Ray Ekpu, Mrs Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, Group Managing Director of Champion Newspapers( Ex-Officio) , Mr. Wale Aboderin ,the Chairman of Punch newspapers (ex-officio) and the two Life Patrons of the Association, who also serve as Ex- officio members- Mr. Sam Amuka, OFR, Publisher of Vanguard newspapers and Mal Ismaila Isa, OFR, mni.
Mr. Mohammed Idris, Publisher of Blue Print newspapers, will step into the shoes of Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, Chairman of Leadership Group, as Assistant Secretary , as soon as the latter completes his disengagement formalities from the Executive Council as a result of his desire to run for the presidency of the country.
Publisher of The Sun and New Telegraph newspapers, Chief Orji Kalu, who is also former governor of Abia state, had moved the motion and he was seconded by Mr. Sam Amuka.