Monday, 20 May 2019

Aliu Akoshile of Daily Trust now Daily Times Boss

The immediate past Associate Director of Daily Trust, Aliu Moyosore Akoshile has been appointed as Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of Daily Times, one of Nigeria’s biggest and oldest newspapers.

His appointment, which takes effect from today, May 1, 2019 was announced in a statement released on Tuesday by Folio Communications Limited, publishers of The Daily Times titles.

Mr. Akoshile 54, was one of the great Muslim men and women influencers in the media who were celebrated recently by Muslim News, Nigeria’s most authoritative Islamic newspaper.

The Board of Folio Media Group, the holding company for the conglomerate said Mr. Akoshile is an accomplished media executive with hands-on experience in turn-around management and competitive strategy.

He will lead a team of dedicated journalists and creative thinkers to reposition The Daily Times titles by deploying disruptive innovations and digital solutions to deliver great value to readers, advertisers and other clients.

He will also provide the overall thought leadership to Folio Communications Limited, publisher of the Daily Times and its associated business units to derive optimal value from the positive image of the flagship brand.

A versatile journalist and media business strategist, Mr. Akoshile is bringing to his new role a wealth of experience spanning over three decades and cutting across key segments of integrated marketing communication.

He started his journalism career with the Daily Times group in 1986 and, since then, he has traversed the media landscape as a reporter, senior correspondent, bureau chief, associate editor and editor-in-chief.

He has worked at different times for Jos-based Nigerian Newsweek, Citizen magazine, Weekly Trust and Kilimanjaro.

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He was until recently Associate Director of Daily Trust where, for nearly eleven years, he supervised the entire revenue departments and crack-teams that were responsible for the company’s sustained performance and growth.

A consummate brand manager, Mr. Akoshile has gained over a decade experience in PR and advertising practice. He was acting General Manager of Vascaust Communication Limited, a Lagos-based PR and advertising firm, and later served as pioneer Head of Corporate Affairs of NUB International Bank, a legacy bank of FCMB Plc.

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos in 1987 and a Master’s degree in International Relations & Strategic Studies from the University of Jos in 1993.

He has attended executive leadership training on strategic management at the University of Oxford, UK; Howard University School of Business, Washington DC; and the Lagos Business School/Pan African University.

Mr. Akoshile is a member of the International Press Institute, IPI; Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR; Advertising Practitioners’ Council of Nigeria, APCON, and Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered) NIM.

He has attended the global summit of the World Association of Newspapers, WAN, and the annual event of the African Media Forum, AMF. A keen golfer and polo enthusiast, he is passionate about the environment and climate change as well as issues of human rights with special focus on girl child education.

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