CITATION OF MR. TONY AKINSOYINU
Mr. Tony Akinsoyinu was born in the early 1960’s to the family of Deacon and Deaconess Esther Akinsoyinu in Irele, Irele Local Government area of Ondo State.
He started his secondary education at Baptist Grammar School, Ode-Aye in Okitipupa Local Government area of Ondo State, from 1975 to 1980. He also attended the defunct Oyo State College of Arts and Science, OSCAS, Ile-Ife, in present day Osun State, between 1983 and 1985. He secured admission to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, NIJ, Ogba, Ikeja, and bagged Diploma in Journalism in 1990.
In 1991, he worked briefly with The Guardian Newspapers Limited, Isolo, Lagos. He left the group same year for Medex Publications Limited, Surulere, where he worked as a Reporter/Researcher until 1994 when left to register Oat Media Communications and started the publication of Printing News Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine. In 1991, he started the publication of Nigerian Printing, Publishing & Packaging Directory, a biennial publication. He also attended Times Journalism Institute, TJI, Eric Moore, Surulere, where he bagged Advanced Diploma in Journalism in 1996.
Mr. Akinsoyinu enrolled for Higher National Diploma (HND) in Printing and Publishing at Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, between year 2000 and 2002. Mr. Akinsoyinu is a member of Society of Printing Practitioner of Nigeria, SPPN, formerly Institute of Printing Nigeria, IOPN.
Printing News, over the years has metamorphosed from just a pet project to become a household name in the print media industry in Nigeria. While waxing stronger by the day, it has illuminated the paths of printing, publishing and packaging, and of practitioners alike in the graphic arts industry like no any other medium has done.
Our mission is to bridge the yawning gaps between printers and all facets of the printing profession. We are there to provide the missing link and the building blocks for a competitive, strong, virile, and stable printing industry in Nigeria. In this age of a global IT village that the world has become, we seek to update industry practitioners and stakeholders with global trends and events in the industry.
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