Management & Editorial Team


KABIRU YUSUF
Chairman
 
A former University Lecturer, Kabiru was editor – Daily Triumph, Today Newspaper and Citizen Magazine and, was Southern African Correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). He has also written for Newswatch and Daily Times. He holds B.Sc/MSc Political Economy from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and University of Toronto, Canada. Kabiru was Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief for many years and is now the Chairman of the board of Media Trust Ltd.
 
ABHAY DESAI
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
 
MANNIR DAN ALI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
 
Born on the 13th of May 1964 at Kayauki in Katsina state, he attended primary schools at Ketare and Kankara both in Katsina state before gaining admission to Rimi College Kaduna in 1976. Upon completion of his studies, he attended the College of Advanced Studies, Zaria before proceeding to Bayero University Kano where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English in 1986. Mannir returned to the same university for graduate studies and completed an M.A degree in English Literature in 1990.
 
He had his first experience in the media with the defunct Citizen Magazine in Lagos, first as special project staff, and later as a reporter between 1992 and 1993. He also worked on freelance basis with the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1994. Between August 1997 and February 2000, Mannir worked for the BBC World service at its Bush House headquaters in London before relocating back to Nigeria where he set up the Abuja Bureau of the African service.
 
He assumed duty as Media Trust’s Editor-in Chief in 2007.
On January 1, 2016, he was appointed the new Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief  of the company.
 
 
MAHMUD JEGA
Associate Director, Editorial / Deputy Editor-in-Chief
 
ALIU M. AKOSHILE
Associate Director, Business 
 
Akoshile holds a B. Sc. (Hons) degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, 1987 and M. Sc. International Relations & Strategic Studies from the University of Jos, 1993. He is a versatile professional with over two decades experience in journalism, marketing communications and banking, Akoshile has worked at different times for Sunday Times and Citizen.
 
He was the pioneer Lagos Bureau Chief and Head of Southern Operations of Trust newspapers group from 1998 to 2001 when he joined the former NUB International Bank Limited as the pioneer Head of Corporate Affairs Department. Mr. Akoshile, who is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), is married and has children.    
 
 
 
 
GARBA ALIYU ABUBAKAR: DGM (IT)
 
He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and an indigene of Gombe State. A graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and a holder of a Masters degree in Electronics Engineering from the same university, Mal. Garba Aliyu worked as a lecturer in the afore-mentioned university from 1995 to 1999 and with NITEL from 1999 till 2008 as a senior manager in charge of internet services at Kaduna point of presence before joining Media Trust Limited.
 
He has attended several IT trainings locally and abroad. He loves travelling and has basket ball for hobby.
 
 
 
NASIRU L. ABUBAKAR
 Editor, Daily Trust
 
THEOPHILUS ABAH
Managing Editor
 
Theophilus Abbah started his journalism career as a reporter in 1996 with Punch (Nigeria) Limited in Lagos, publishers of THE PUNCH, SATURDAY PUNCH and SUNDAY PUNCH. In his almost ten years work experience in the company, he was Reporter, Senior Reporter, Correspondent, Senior Correspondent, Chief Correspondent and Assistant Editor. He resigned from the organization in April 2005. He has also worked with LEADERSHIP Newspapers in Abuja as General Editor, and with THE COMPANION also in Abuja as Editor.
 
Theophilus joined Media Trust Limited in 2007 as Head, Investigation Desk. In June 2008, he was appointed Acting Editor, Sunday Trust. He is a 1994 graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language. He holds also, the University of Abuja’s Master of Arts degree in English Language.