Ex-NAN boss, Remi Oyo, dies

Former Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mrs
Oluremi Oyo, has died.
Her husband, Vincent Oyo, confirmed her death.
Born in 1952 in Ilorin, Kwara state, Oyo began her formal
education in St. James’ Catholic Primary School Ilorin and
then St. Louis Secondary School, Bompai, Kano.
She earned a Diploma in mass communication with
distinction from the University of Lagos, a post graduate
Diploma in international relations at the Nigerian Institute of
International Affairs and a Master’s degree in International
relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K.
She began her career as a cub reporter in the then Nigerian
Broadcasting Corporation (now Federal Radio Corporation
of Nigeria) rising to the position of Principal Editor before
moving to the News Agency of Nigeria where she served as
Editor and Pioneer Head of the quality control desk.
She worked for more than a decade as Nigeria Bureau chief,
for the Inter Press Service Global News Agency, ranked as
one of the top 10 news agencies in the world.
Oluremi served from 2003 as the Senior Special Assistant to
President Olusegun Obasanjo for media and publicity, the
first woman to be appointed to such a position.
After four years of distinguished service, she was appointed
in 2007 as the Managing Director of the News Agency of
Nigeria where she has led a massive service delivery
improvement initiative to bring the Agency into the digital
age.

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