Yakubu Mohammed, a frontline Nigerian journalist, writer, editor, and administrator, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Lagos graduating in 1975 with a second-class upper division. He obtained his post-graduate diploma in management and public administration from Glasgow College of Technology, Scotland (1979). He was, at various times, associate editor, managing editor, and acting editor of New Nigerian between 1976 and December 1980 when he left for National Concord as deputy editor. He became editor of National Concord in 1982 and resigned in 1984 to co-found Newswatch, where he served in various editorial and administrative capacities.
He had maintained a regular column in National Concord and continued in the same vein at Newswatch for nearly 28 years. He co-edited Nigeria's Business and Trade Fair Journal with Ray Ekpu and has also contributed to various publications including Newswatch Best, Jogging in the Jungle: The News-watch Story, and Ojukwu published by Mayfive Media Ltd.
Apart from the media, he has had varied experiences in politics - was governorship candidate in Kogi State - and in public service, as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2005 - 2007).