ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – Sundiata Post Media Limited has appointed Mr Jude Owuamanam as the Managing Editor to head its Northern Operations.
Owuamanam, a seasoned journalist with over 21 years’ experience, will complement the growing profile of the online portal by overseeing its operations in the North.
Until his new appointment, Owuamanam was the Chief Correspondent of The Punch in Plateau State.
Owuamanam is a graduate of History from the University of Jos, the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and the Lagos City Computer College. He is currently finishing a Master degree programme in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Jos.
An investigative and versatile journalist, Owuamanam was the pioneer science correspondent of the defunct Post Express in 1995. He was also the Lagos Government House Correspondent from 1997 to 1999 and the Energy Correspondent. He was elevated to the position of head of the energy desk of the Post Express in 2000. Few months later, he was promoted to Assistant News Editor in charge of the rewrite desk.
He joined The Punch in October 11, 2001 as senior correspondent and was posted to the Business Desk to cover the Energy beat. A year later, he was transferred to Jos, the Plateau state capital. In 2005, he was promoted to chief correspondent. As the longest correspondent of The Punch in Plateau state for 15 years, Owuamanam made The Punch a household name in the state. He also covered the North East and the North West at various times.
A consummate journalist with nose for news, Owuamanam has also served as fixer to The New York Times, BBC and Radio France International during the turbulent years of the Plateau crises. He has attended many courses in investigative journalism and crisis reporting.
Commenting on the appointment, Sundiata Post’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Max Amuchie, expressed confidence that Mr. Owuamanam would bring his over 21 years experience in journalism and extensive contacts in the northern part of Nigeria to bear on his new assignment.