NAN Gets New Editor-in Chief


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has appointed Ephraims Sheyin, as the new substantive Editor-In-Chief (EIC) 

Sheyin’s appointment was approved by the Managing Director of the agency, Ali M. Ali on Monday in Abuja.

Details of the appointment indicated that it took effect from December 5, 2023.

The new EIC took over from Silas Uzo Nwoha who retired from service on December 4.

Until his appointment, Sheyin was Managing Editor in charge of Editorial Operations, and had previously served as Head, Lagos Operations, of the agency.

He had earlier served as Manager of the Jos Zone of the agency, before moving to Abuja where he headed the NAN Newsroom.

The new EIC was at various times the Head of NAN Features and Foreign Desks, among others.

He was also NAN District Correspondent in Wukari in the then Gongola State, before serving in similar capacity in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

In 1996, Sheyin won the Reuters Fellowship to study in Stanford University, California and later went to Oxford University to study Environmental Reporting.

He also attended the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin for his post-graduate studies.

Sheyin also attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he studied Literature in English.


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