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Profile of Mr, Ray Ekpu

Mr. Ray Ekpu

Mr. Ray Ekpu

Ray Ekpu has two degrees in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and a diploma in Advanced Journalism from Indiana University , Bloomington , U.S.A. During a forty seven year journalism career he had edited the Sunday Chronicle , Nigerian Chronicle , Sunday Times and Business Times . He was also the Chairman of the Editorial board of the Concord Group of Newspapers He is a co – founder of Newswatch , Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer . His writings have been published in several newspapers including The New York Times ,International Herald Tribune , Portland Oregonian , Milwaukee  Sentinel and The Journal of Democracy . His writing style has been studied in several universities including  University of Ibadan and University of Uyo . Ray Ekpu has won multiple journalism awards nationally and internationally. He is the first black man to be elected President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association and the first person from the South East and South South regions to become President of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria ( NPAN ) . He has several books to his name .