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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
Call for Application: Master Class in Oil & Gas Reporting

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) invites entries from Nigerian professional journalists with ample understanding of the Nigerian oil and gas sector, from the print, broadcast and photography specialties, to the deep-dive course on using oil revenue data to develop stories.

Application deadline: Thursday 3 March, 2016.
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Soyinka decries arbitrary use of terror by security forces as centre turns ten

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate and human rights activist, has called on the Muhammadu Buhari led government to move swiftly to end the recurrence of arbitrary use of force on civilians by security forces, especially representatives of the Nigerian Army. The call was one of the major highlights of the keynote remark made by Soyinka at the tenth anniversary of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting hosted by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism yesterday in Lagos... Read more

Jega, Oloyede, others for tenth Wole Soyinka Awards

Attahiru Jega, erstwhile Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Professor of Political Science, who played an outstanding role in the success of the 2015 elections and veteran broadcaster, Bimbo Oloyede, will be honoured with the Anti-Corruption Defender Award and the Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence, respectively, at the decade anniversary of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting, scheduled for  Wednesday 9 December, 2015 by 5pm at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.. Read more

Twelve finalists emerge as Wole Soyinka Centre marks tenth award anniversary

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

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