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Bayo Onanuga Biography
Bayo Onanuga was born on 20 June 1957, he is a journalist who founded TheNews Magazine.
He was appointed managing director of News Agency of Nigeria by president Muhammad Buhari, before that he was CEO and managing director of PM News and TheNEWS magazine.
Early Life and Education
Bayo Onanuga was born on 20 June 1957, Onanuga was born into the royal family of Anikilaya in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
He started his schools attending both his primary and secondary school in Muslim College Ijebu Ode and finished in 1974 there he went Federal Government College Odogbolu in 1975 to 1977 then he was admitted in University of Lagos for Mass communication from 1977 and graduated in 1980.
Bayo Onanuga Career
He works with the African Concord newspaper before that in 1980 he was Ogun States Television authority (OGTVA) for one and half year and joined printing journalism were he works for Guardian then he left there and start his own newspaper/magazine which is The Weekly Titbits then in 1985 he joined The National Concord as a senior writer there he became chief editor in African Concord, together with Seye Kehinde, owner of City People Magazine, Dapo Olorunyomi editor of Premium Times, Sani Kabir who served as chairman in Onigbongbo local government in Ikeja, Babafemi Ojodu senator in Ekiti and Kunle Ajibade chief editor in PM News 1992 they teamed up to set up TheNews Magazine which was founded in 1993.
In 2019, he declared to contest for senatorial position in Ogun east district in the 2023 general election under the platform of All Progressives Congress, (APC).
During the military era of Sani Abacha he was held captive by the State Security Service in Lagos for some time but later escaped and left the country and returned in 1997 after the death of Abacha.
Many staff from major newspapers in Nigeria resigned due to critical stories published about the military era in a protest for MKO Abiola but were asked to apologize to the military era’s leaders.
Bayo Onanuga Net Worth
Bayo Onanuga is a journalist who founded TheNews Magazine. His net worth is not available.
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