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Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with social justice programmes aimed at exposing corruption, regulatory failures and human rights abuses with the tool of investigative journalism. Read more
Twelve finalists emerge as Wole Soyinka Centre marks tenth award Aanniversary

Twelve journalists have emerged as finalists for the 2015 edition and tenth anniversary of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting. The shortlist includes Fisayo Soyombo of The Cable, Adekunle Yusuf of The Nation, Chukwuemeka Emenike of The New Telegraph, Sumner Sambo of Television Continental, Motunrayo Joel and Adedayo Odusanya of The Punch, Ikechukwu Ibe of The Daily Trust, Emmanuel Ogala and Bassey Udo of Premium Times, Ayodele Ojo of The Sun, Asukwo Bassey of Business Day and Kikelomo Abosede Ifekoya of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)... Read more

Nigeria and the oil fortune by Malam Nasir El-Rufai

The 2015 Wole Soyinka Centre Annual Media Lecture, delivered by Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, OFR Governor of Kaduna State, 13 July 2015.

There is every danger that addressing a topic like this might yield another exercise in vain lamentation when what our country needs to do is take and give effect to rational decisions about the oil sector... Read more

El-Rufai to speak on ‘Nigeria and the oil fortune’ at Wole Soyinka Lecture

Nigeria and the oil fortune, or perhaps, misfortune, is the focus for discussion at the Seventh Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series which holds on Monday 13 July, 2015 by 1pm at the Ladi Kwali Hall of the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Malam Nasir El Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises will speak to the theme... Read more

Training and Mentoring for Journalists on Low-Cost Private Education

The focus is on improving the educational sector as the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism collaborates with Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN) project of the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID) towards improving the frequency, quality, and relevance of educational reporting. The project, an initiative of DEEPEN tagged Programme for Improving Education Reporting (PIER) commences with a pilot edition in Lagos State... Read more

Journalists mark International Women’s Day with Share-Fair

‘Report Women: Make It Happen’ was the theme of a share-fair amongst journalists held on Friday 13 March 2015 to commemorate the ‘International Women’s Day’. The event was organised by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism and its partner the Netherlands Embassy to contribute to improving the quality, quantum and perhaps impact of reportage on girls and women and to better mainstream gender into news reporting... Read more

Two hundred and three reporters improve skills on Investigative Journalism

A total of two hundred and three reporters were trained during the pilot edition of the Pro-Engage: House-to-House project conceived by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism and executed through funding partnership with the British High Commission. The initiative, which held from Monday 19 to Friday 30 January 2015, took advocacy for investigative reporting from one media house in Nigeria to the other. It provided capacity support... Read more

Wole Soyinka Centre takes Investigative Journalism desk advocacy to media houses

In a bid to contribute to addressing the dearth of the culture of investigative reporting in Nigeria and globally, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism has initiated the House-to-House project under its Pro-Engage Series programme. House-to-House, done in partnership with the British High Commission, is conceived as an investigative reporting desk advocacy programme. It seeks to take capacity development in investigative reporting from one media house in Nigeria to the other by providing support to create... Read more

Wole Soyinka Centre honours Journalists, others on World Anti-Corruption Day

Fifteen journalists joined the list of finalists for the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting at the award presentation ceremony on Tuesday 9 December 2014 in Lagos. Of the fifteen, eight have earned themselves the honour of being called Soyinka Laureates, four made the runners-up list and three were commended for their efforts. The winners were unveiled at the ninth edition of the annual programme hosted by the investigative journalism centre, in commemoration... Read more

Wole Soyinka Centre holds grand outing for Soyinka at 80
Prof Wole Soyinka’s admirers, students, children, grand children and other relatives gathered on a wet Sunday afternoon at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island for the 6th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series to celebrate the sage at 80. Soyinka’s clear understanding of societal menace remains evergreen. More than his understanding of society’s demeaning problems is his commitment to proffering solutions to forces that tend to bleak the future for man in society.... Read more
The Freedom of Information Act and the dictatorship of corruption and mediocrity
The 5th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series held on Saturday 13 July, 2013 threw up significant issues for the understanding and successful use of the Nigerian Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of 2011.

The Chairman of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Professor Ropo Sekoni, in his opening speech alluded to the fact the Centre believes that the quality of investigative reporting should have increased.... Read more
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