By Emmanuel Adeleke
The immediate past Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Taiwo Adisa, has been appointed by the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, publishers of Tribune titles, as its General Editor.
The appointment takes effect from Saturday, July 1, 2023. In his new role, the former CPS will serve as General Editor for Nigerian Tribune, Saturday Tribune and Sunday Tribune.
Before his appointment as CPS in 2019, Adisa was the Group Politics Editor and Abuja Bureau Chief of the newspaper.
He had previously served as Special Assistant (Media Relations) to former President of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Wabara, between June 2003 and May 2005.
Adisa was educated at Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Communication and Language Arts. He also earned a Certificate in Political Reporting from the Independent Institute of Journalism, Lagos.
He started his journalism by contributing to Life & Leisure pages of Nigerian Tribune, after which he had a stint with the defunct Sunday Concord.
He thereafter joined the radical and pro-democracy stable of Independent Communication Networks Limited, (ICNL), publishers of The NEWS and TEMPO magazines, where he contributed his quota to the guerilla journalism fad, which helped in midwifing the current democratic rule.
He joined the stable of The PUNCH following the dawn of democratic rule in 1999, and in 2003, he was named the Special Assistant (Media Relations) to the then President of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Wabara.
He is currently working on his Doctor of Philosophy papers in the area of political communication with bias for legislative legitimacy.