Prompt News Online [www.promptnewsonline.com], is an independent online newspaper committed to delivering news from across the world promptly.
It is published by PNO Dynamic Media Limited and not affiliated to any political or social group.
We are committed to changing the Nigerian society for better hence; we shall be fearless in objective reportage of news no matter whose ox is gored.
We believe in freedom of speech and Prompt News Online shall provide a platform for the voiceless, the oppressed as well as for the leadership to render account to the led.
Akeem Oyetunji, Managing Editor/CEO
Akeem Oyetunji holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ilorin and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism.
His journalism career has spanned over 20 years and mostly with Nigerian national newspapers- Nigerian Tribune, Vanguard, Nigerian Compass and The Champion.
He has over the years covered various beats- FCT, Sports, Foreign Affairs and Defence. His last beat before resigning from Champion Newspapers to establish Prompt News Online, was State House (2010-2013).
Mr. Oyetunji has also covered various international assignments such as; Olympic Games (Sydney 2000), FIFA U-19 Women Championship (Canada 2002), African Cup of Nations (Tunisia 2004), ECOWAS Summits (Abuja 2008-2010), Inauguration of President Paul Kigame of Rwanda (Kigali 2010), Inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda (Kampala 2011) African Union Summit (Addis Ababa, 2012), Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council Meeting (London 2012) among others.
Between September, 2011 and December 2013, Mr. Oyetunji was a stringer for the Agence France Presse (AFP) in Abuja, Nigeria.
Bolaji Oyegunle, London Bureau Editor
Bolaji Oyegunle is a pioneer editorial staff of Prompt News Online and heads our London Bureau.
He is an experienced journalist with over 15 years practice in the print media.
Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom, Mr. Oyegunle worked with many newspapers in Nigeria, including the Guardian newspaper and Today Sports.
He rose from being a reporter to a Sub-Editor with Today Sports newspaper.
Mr. Oyegunle has bias for sports and has covered many international sporting events, including the African Cup of Nations in Mali.
Harry Sam-Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau
Mr. Harry Chidozie Sam-Awurumibe is the Head of our Lagos Bureau. A seasoned journalist, he holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communications and Book Publishing from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu and Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (YABATECH).
He also holds Diploma Certificate in Information Technology and several In-Service certificates in Journalism and Management.
Mr. Sam-Awurumibe started his journalism career which has spanned over two and half decades with Guardian Newspapers Group as a Reporter on the stable of Guardian Express where he rose to the position of Entertainment Editor before being seconded to the Sports Desk of Guardian Newspapers.
Mr. Awurumibe has covered several national and international competitions and seminars including, FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden ’95; FIFA Women’s World Cup USA ’99; FIFA Women’s Football Seminar in Los Angeles,USA’99; World Youth Championship Nigeria ’99; Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; African Nation Cup Nigeria/Ghana 2000 and Ghana 2008 ; FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup Canada 2002; FIFA Women’s World Cup USA ‘2003; All Africa Games Abuja 2003;; Africa Women Championships (AWC) Nigeria 1998 and 2002; CAF Champions League Finals Two times in Abuja, 2004 and Lubumbashi, Congo DR respectively.
He once served as Personal Assistant on Sports Matters to the former Executive Governor, Imo State, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim. The Lagos Head of Bureau has written two Sports books namely Genesis of Women Football in Nigeria (1991) and Female Football Development: yesterday, today, Vision 2010 (1997)
Gloria Emmanuel, Chief Correspondent
Gloria Emmanuel holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication and a Post Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies.
She has been practicing for over 10 years now and has covered various beats such as Business, Education, Defence and Agriculture.
Prior to joining Prompt News Online, Mrs. Emmanuel has worked in various Nigerian national dailies.
Olusegun Lawrence, Political Correspondent
Olusegun Lawrence holds Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication. His romance with journalism started in 2002.
He has worked for some Community newspapers before joining national newspapers after graduation.
Mr. Lawrence joined Prompt News Online in 2013 as Political Correspondent.