The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has appointed Mr Ephraims Sheyin, as the substantive Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the agency.
Sheyin’s appointment was approved by the Managing Director of the agency, Mr Ali M. Ali on Monday in Abuja.
Details of the appointment indicated that it took effect from Dec. 5.
The new EIC takes over from Mr Silas Nwoha, who retired from service on Dec. 4.
Until his appointment, Sheyin, who hails from Kaduna State, was the Managing Editor, Editorial Operations, prior to which he served as Head, Lagos Operations, of the agency.
He had earlier served as the Zonal Manager, Jos Zone, of the agency before moving to Abuja Headquarters, where he headed the NAN Newsroom.
The new EIC was also at various times the Head of NAN Features and Foreign Desks, among others.
He was, earlier in his career, NAN’s 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, U.S.A, and later went to Oxford University, UK, to study Environmental Reporting.
He also attended the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, Germany, for his post-graduate studies.
Sheyin also attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he studied Literature in English.
He is a member of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) and currently a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) Lagos.
NAN’s managing director, in the appointment letter, expressed confidence that the new EIC would discharge his duties diligently based on his track records and qualifications.