Owens-Ibie was a columnist in The Guardian on Sunday and Sunday Punch Newspapers for a decade, and has been a script writer for programmes on television and radio.
He has served for over 20 years as a panellist on one of Africa’s leading media awards – Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) in Nigeria, and has consulted for international development agencies including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, and IOM, facilitated trainings and other capacity building programmes for government agencies, multinational companies and non-governmental organisations, and has coordinated the development of toolkits for ActionAid Nigeria in the areas of health and women’s rights.
A former Federal Government of Nigeria postgraduate scholarship beneficiary, he is a Fellow of the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, Germany and Salzburg Seminar, Austria, and apart from being a member of the ACSPN, he is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, and International Association of Media and Communication (IAMCR).
He has held various positions in Caleb University, Lagos, including, Head, Department of Mass Communication, Dean of Students, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Management, Dean, College of Postgraduate Studies, Deputy Vice Chancellor, and Acting Vice Chancellor.
Ph.D. Mass Communication