Echoes from Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism


The 2017 WSCIJ-Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year, Adekunle Yusuf (left), receiving his award from Wole Soyinka during the twelfth award ceremony.

By Temitope Adeiye

The 12th annual Wole Soyinka Award for investigative journalism held on Saturday, 9 December 9, 2017 at the NECA House, Agidingbi Lagos.

Mike Okwoche of TVC News was the compere and ‘Footprints of David,’ a dance drama group, provided entertainment.

Several prominent Nigerians in Law, Academics and Journalism such as Femi Falana, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye,  , Ayo Obe, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Prof. Lai Oso, Chair of the 2017 Judges’ Board and many others were in attendance. The Deputy Head of Mission, Kingdom of Netherlands in Nigeria, Michel Deelan was also present.

Prof. Ropo Sekoni gave his welcome address during which he Thanked Prof. Wole Soyinka for his support of the centre. The annual lecture of…

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