Jhe Board of Directors of Media Trust Group, publishers of the Daily Trust titles, Aminiya and owners of Trust Television, has approved certain appointments in accordance with a new structure for the organization, to meet the demands of its business strategies and direction.

The new structure aims to consolidate the achievements of the media organization over the years while positioning the Group for the future.

A statement from Media Trust Group Chairman Malam Kabiru Yusuf said that under the new structure, Media Trust Group became the holding company with Trust Television and Trust Radio as subsidiaries, while a third subsidiary, Digital Trust, is expected to begin operations next year.

He said that to position the structure for effective and efficient service delivery, the Board has appointed Malam Mounir Gwarzo, as Group Managing Director. He must oversee the establishment of the holding company in accordance with the new orientation of the board of directors.

As part of the new structure, three Group Executive Director positions, namely: Finance and Corporate Services, Business Development and Digital and Editorial, have been created. The positions will be led as follows: Malam Nura Daura (ED Group, Finance and Business Services), Malam Naziru Mikailu (ED Group, Digital and Editorial) and Malam Ahmed Shekarau (ED Group, Business Development).

The two subsidiaries; Trust Television and Trust Radio will be led by Malam Ibrahim Shehu Adamu and Malam Muhammad Kabir Muhammad respectively as managing directors.

The Chairman of the Board of the Media Trust Group congratulated the appointees and expressed his confidence in their ability to carry out their mission.

About nominees

Mounir Gwarzo

The group’s new chief executive is a graduate in economics from Bayero University and did his postgraduate studies in development finance at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers of Nigeria.

Gwarzo has worked in public and private institutions. He has served as Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Executive Commissioner for Operations, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Managing Director, Securities and Exchange Commission. He has also completed several management and leadership courses, including: INSEAD Advanced Management Programs (AMP), Fountaine Blue-Paris as well as Said Business School, University of Oxford-UK.

Noura Daura

Nura Daura obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Daura started his accounting career in 1997, with the New Nigeria Development Company Limited (NNDC), Kaduna and rose to the position of Senior Director before leaving in 2010, to join Media Trust Limited, where he held various management positions , including that of Acting Director General for the past two years.

Malam Daura has taken several national and international training courses in management and is married with three children.

Naziru Mikailu

Prior to the restructuring, Mikailu was Executive Director/Editor of Daily Trust newspaper. Naziru spent a decade at the BBC World Service in senior roles. He began his journalism career as an intern at the Triumph newspaper in Kano, before moving to the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to work with the defunct Standard Voice newspaper.

Naziru joined the BBC World Service in 2009 as a multimedia journalist. Based in Nigeria and the UK, he covered global and regional news for several BBC outlets before becoming editor of the company’s Nigeria office in 2016, leading the organization’s teams at Nigeria, Niger, Ghana and Cameroon.

The Kano-born journalist is a recipient of the 2018 Global Journalism Fellowship from New York University (NYU) where he earned a master’s degree in digital media and innovation. While studying in the United States, he developed an augmented reality news app working paper for the Voice of America Digital team. He has also worked with US news site Axios to help segment their audience and develop new products. Prior to joining NYU, he earned an MA in New Media from the University of Leicester in England and a BA in Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano.

He has completed several editorial, technical, executive and leadership training courses at the BBC Academy in the UK and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in the US.

Mikailu is a member of the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists in the United States, and the International News Media Association.

Ahmed Shekarou

Shekarau brings approximately 25 years of journalism and corporate communications experience to her current role at the company. He oversees the group’s commercial division, which is responsible for advertising research, sales promotion, commercial printing, events and conferences, brand marketing, as well as research for all platforms. of the company.

Shekarau, who joined Media Trust from Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in 2019, as Managing Director of Business and Strategy, hit the pinnacle of his journalism career in 2005, when he was appointed pioneering editor, Sunday Trust (now Daily Trust on Sunday). In December last year, he was promoted to Executive Director, Business & Strategy, before his recent role change to Group Executive Director, Business Development.

Shekarau worked in the corporate communications departments of Unity Bank Plc and the defunct Oceanic Bank Plc, although much of his professional career was spent in the media industry. He was at different times; Business Writer, Daily Trust and Weekly Trust; political editor, Daily Trust and Weekly Trust; and also Business Editor, Daily Trust. Previously, he was a trainee journalist for The Nigerian Standard, Jos in 1996. His stints at The Nigerian Standard and then at the press unit of the Ministry of Information in Bayelsa State inspired him to delve into the practice of journalism and thus, his decision to join the Weekly Trust as a freelance journalist in 1999.

Shekarau graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maiduguri and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Media Arts at the University of Abuja. He has completed numerous professional training courses in journalism and business communication and holds a certificate in economic journalism. He is a member of various professional bodies including the Nigerian Editors Guild (NGE), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

Ibrahim Shehou Adamu

from Adam journalistic career spans more than two decades in national and international media. He joined the services of Media Trust Group (MTG) in 2021, as managing director and managing director of Trust TV, where he worked alongside other members of the management staff to build and equip studios and facilities world class for the fastest growing TV channel.

Before joining the Media Trust Group, Adamu, an international broadcaster, was in Istanbul, Turkey, where he worked at TRT World as a program editor, in charge of producing news, coming from Istanbul, London and also from Washington. He was with TRT from 2017 to 2020.

Between 2009 and 2012, Adamu was with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). For three years he worked with the BBC Hausa Service digital team and later became a producer.

In 2012 he moved to London to join BBC World Service Radio program Newsday as a producer. A year later Adamu moved to the BBC World Service radio program Focus on Africa as a media producer before joining the Focus on Africa TV team in 2015 where he rose to the position of Senior Producer. of production.

Adamu cut his teeth in journalism in 2002, twenty years ago, at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), as an intern and later became a reporter covering various sensitive topics including the seat of state government from Kaduna. In 2005, he joined Nagarta Radio in Kaduna, working as a journalist, editor and presenter.

Adamu is a graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic, where he studied Mass Communication majoring in Broadcast Journalism. He took various journalism courses, which shaped and honed his career.

Mohammad Kabir Mohammad

Prior to this appointment, Muhammad was the head of digital operations for the company. He previously worked with Sunday Trust (now Daily Trust on Sunday) as a senior journalist and then acting literary editor from 2006 until 2009, when he joined the BBC’s Hausa Service.

He worked with different teams on different platforms (radio, television and digital) in London and Nigeria, before becoming senior broadcast journalist in charge of planning and strategy. He also acted as Abuja Bureau Editor for the BBC.

Muhammad worked on secondment with BBC Media Action, Nigeria, as a lead trainer from December 2018 to May 2019. He led a group of trainers who trained journalists from media partners across Nigeria, in different aspects of broadcast journalism and digital.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Bayero University, Kano and at one time worked as a digital video editor and volunteer journalist.

Muhammmad is an avid reader and enjoys traveling and listening to the radio.