Arise News MD Ijeoma Nwogwugwu resigns

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

Managing director of Arise News, the broadcast arm of ThisDay Newspapers, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu has resigned.

Ms. Nwogwugwu submitted her resignation on Wednesday with a one-month notice of disengagement. could not immediately confirm the reason for her resignation, but a source close to her said she wishes to move on after more than two decades with ThisDay chairman Nduka Obaigbena.

A graduate of the University of Lagos, Nwogwugwu served as ThisDay group business editor from 1995 to 2001.

She edited the weekend and daily editions of the paper at different times from 2007 to 2016 when Obaigbena promoted her executive director and appointed her to ThisDay’s board of directors.

The 55-year-old was appointed Arise News MD in 2018 and is regarded as one of the leading women in Nigerian journalism.