Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie

Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie is a professor of Communication, Media and Development.

Owens-Ibie took over from Ayandiji Daniel Aina, the outgoing Vice Chancellor, and his appointment takes effect from November 1, 2019. As a media and communication professional, he has been involved in qualitative research, professional practice in public relations and journalism and development work.

He coordinated the establishment and continues to administer the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) as General Secretary, and has published academic and developmental articles in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

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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.

Education
Ph.D. Mass Communication