Award-winning Investigative Journalist, multimedia professional, and Abusite, Sumner Shagari Sambo has been appointed as Political Editor with Arise News Television (DSTV 416, GOTV 44 and Sky 519).
The announcement which was made by the Arise News via its handle was confirmed by Mr. Sambo earlier today.
“I have formally resumed on the job today. As a result, many called me to inquire if the news is true or not. I hereby confirm it is true and I thank all those who published the news on their social media platforms, blogs, and websites.”
“Glad to join the great team at Arise News. Hoping to join hands with management and team members to make the news channel the preferred home for breaking news, exclusives, political news, and programming.”
Sambo urges everyone to join him and other creative minds in Arise News as they help to drive a new narrative by delivering quality broadcast journalism based on global standards.
Who is Sumner Shagari Sambo?
Sumner Shagari Sambo has always been passionate about TV journalism, working especially with start-ups to rejuvenate broadcasting across Nigeria and Africa.
He recently joined Arise News Television, one of Africa’s most promising TV channels in a bid to combine his skills with other creative minds to reposition news coverage and programme delivery for premium content consumers in Nigeria and on the continent.
Sumner is a multi-skilled Journalist and multimedia professional. He is a 2018 Fellow of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). He also won the 2016 Nigeria Investigative Journalist of the Year (TV) award run by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and was the winner of the 2017 Senate Reporter of the Year (TV) award organized by the Senate Press Corps of Nigeria’s National Assembly.
Before joining Arise News, he was a Political Editor/Bureau Chief with News Central Television, a pan-African news channel broadcasting from Lagos, Nigeria. He was also a Senior Correspondent/Deputy Bureau Chief with TVC News, one of Nigeria’s largest TV networks which previously operated a pan-African news channel, TVC News Africa. Prior to that, he was a Stringer with Reuters and a Senior National Correspondent with NN24 TV, Nigeria.
He also had a stint with The Nation Newspaper, one of Nigeria’s widely read and circulated national newspapers as a Production Sub-editor.
An core Abusite with MSc/BSc in Mass Communication from the great Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; he is a technology-savvy and probing mind who also acts as a Fixer for many international news crews coming to Nigeria or West Africa to source for interviews and news stories.
Sumner was the Media Coordinator of the 2011 NN24 Nigeria Presidential Debate. He has also won other awards like the Most Promising Youth, 2012 presented to him by the Chamber Social Club, Abuja.
A newsy person, he believes that the greatest investment in life is the cross-fertilization of ideas!