Journalist and Televidion personality, Sumner Shagari Sambo has resumed as Editor, Political News and Programs at News Central Television, a pan-African cable channel and premium news content provider with footprint in Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
As political editor of the channel, Sumner is to help oversee, along other creative minds, the coverage of political news and programming across Africa including forthcoming major events on the continent like the general elections in Nigeria and South Africa among others scheduled for 2019 and beyond.
He will work closely with reporters, anchors, editors, directors and other assets of News Central across Africa to ensure the news channel becomes the staple of television viewers and online digital content users upon its launch, in a couple of months.
“I’m excited at this opportunity to further shape the content of political journalism in Nigeria and across Africa.
With my passion for investigative journalism, political news reporting and use of digital platforms like Twitter, Facebook and others to drive breaking news of socio-political events, our audiences can only expect the best of television news coverage.
Leaving TVC News, after being a pioneer staff there, has been the hardest career decision of my life, but it’s impossible to turn down an opportunity like this.” Sumner said.
Sumner joins News Central’s management from another pan-African news channel, TVC News, where he most recently served as its Senior Correspondent covering political news in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja and Deputy Bureau Chief assisting in the coverage of news across the northern part of the country.
He also anchored The Hallowed Chambers, a program that focused on his parliamentary coverage of Nigeria’s National Assembly.
He had previously worked with Reuters and NN24 Television with a stint in Nigeria’s print media.
A 2016 Investigative Journalist of the Year, he holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Mass Communication from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is also a Fellow of the International Center for Journalists, ICFJ.