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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
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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