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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
Wole Soyinka Centre set to increase Investigative Reporting of Girls and Women

In view of the need to increase and improve the reportage of girls and women in the Nigerian media, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism has launched the “Report Women!” project. Report Women! is a collaborative effort between the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Centre planned to focus on major issues of access and abuse, ranging from education, to health care, to violence, and early marriage, among others. The project seeks to use the tool of investigative... 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
Dutch-African Cooperative Investigative Journalism Fund
Deadline for applications: June 23 2014
Free Press Unlimited and The African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting seek grant proposals to stimulate investigative reporting stories from Africa. The aim of the FPU/ANCIR grant is to facilitate high quality investigative stories from Africa to appear in the Dutch and eventually in the European mainstream media and to strengthen partnerships between Dutch and African journalists on local, regional and international level. Read more
VinMartin Ilo Grant for Broadcast Journalism
The Ilo Family in partnership with the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism hereby announce the VinMartin Ilo grant for broadcast journalism. The grant, an annual $3,000 award for a report by a broadcast journalist adjudged outstanding based on set criteria, is in commemoration of VinMartin Obiora Ilo’s 50th birthday. Currently a Director of the South East operation of Daar Communications, owner of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower radio station, Vin Ilo has made his mark in the broadcast profession. Read more
Honours for Journalists at the Wole Soyinka Centre Investigative Reporting Awards
Investigative journalism took a leap as the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism honoured journalists and others at the award presentation ceremony of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting on world anti-corruption day – 9 December. The event held at the NECA Hall, Ikeja, Lagos.
Professor Ropo Sekoni, the WSCIJ Board Chair opened the meeting. He spoke to the importance of investigative journalism in Nigeria, stressing the criticality of support for existing initiatives... 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
Wole Soyinka Centre marks World Anti-Corruption Day, Honours Seventeen Journalists
Continuing its tradition of honouring works that reflect best standards in investigative journalism on the world anti-corruption day – December 9 – the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) celebrated 17 journalists on Sunday in Abeokuta.

Seun Akioye of The Compass newspaper won the print category with his story Behold! Village where kids are born to be house helps while Theophilus Abbah of Daily Trust ....Read more
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