Writer. Private Investigator, Investigative Journalist. Seeker, digger & teller of hidden stories. Fanatic Nigerian. Incurable Liverpool FC fan. Founder/Editor-in-Chief, @fijnigeria

The year that made me
Major Investigations at a glance

take a quick look at some of my landmark projects

Bribery, bail for sale… Lagos police station where innocent civilians are held and criminals are recycled

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Drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping… The cash-and-carry operations of Ikoyi Prisons October 21, 2019

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A reporter’s diary — Living with a ‘mad’ cell mate, set up by prison warders, abducted by the police.

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Death threats, ‘murders’, indiscriminate arrests… the post-Lekki shooting cover-up, FIJ Nigeria

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Names, Photos, Videos… How Lekki #EndSARS Protesters Were Massacred, FIJ Nigeria

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Survivours of Lekki Massacre whose Lives Will Never Be The Same Again, FIJ Nigeria

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After botching Chinazam Okoli’s appendicitis surgery, Shell Nigeria is being opaque about what went wrong.

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‘Maggots in my leg’… an amputee-soldier’s 44 months of begging the army for ‘original’ prosthesis

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The bombed soldier who is now a ‘vampire’… and others at the mercy of the army’s ‘blood-stained corruption’

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Inside military hospitals where soldiers fan their gunshot wounds and meals are served without fish or meat

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Joy, the faithful lover who married her soldier-boyfriend after his leg was amputated

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Reporter’s Diary: Escaping a bomb blast in Borno, losing my manhood in Kaduna

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Awards & recognition

International Awards and recognition

  • Fellow, Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalists, University of Michigan (2023-2024).
  • Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford (2022).

  • Finalist, International Journalist of the Year category, One World Media Awards (June 2021).

  • Honourable Mention, Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Award for Excellence in Journalism (May 2021).

  • Second Prize winner, Fetisov Journalism Award (Outstanding Investigation category), February 2021.
  • Winner, Local Reporter category, Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, United Kingdom (December 2020).

  • Finalist, Local Reporter category, Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, United Kingdom (November 2020).

  • Finalist, Outstanding Investigative Reporting category, Fetisov Journalism Awards, Switzerland, November 2020 (winner to be decided in February 2021)
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