Team

Advisory Board

Otive Igbuzor

Otive Igbuzor

Dr. Otive Igbuzor is the Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD). He is the former International Head of Campaigns of ActionAid International and Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria. He is also an honorable Commissioner in the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Prior to joining ActionAid, he was a Programme Coordinator at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), dedicated to peace building in the West African sub-region.  He also served as the Secretary of Citizens’ Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR), a coalition of over one hundred civil society organizations committed to a process led and participatory approach to constitutional reform in Nigeria.

Idayat Hassan

Idayat Hassan

Idayat Hassan is director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), an Abuja-based policy advocacy and research organization with focus on deepening democracy and development in West Africa. Idayat was previously principal program officer and team leader for democratic governance at the CDD. She previously coordinated the Movement Against Corruption in Nigeria (MAC).

Idayat is a lawyer by profession and has held fellowships in several universities across Europe and America. Her core interest spans democracy, peace and security and transitional justice in West Africa.

Editorial Experts

Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi is an award-winning reporter and editor with varied experience in Nigeria and internationally. He was a recipient of the International Editor of the Year Award, and has won the Freedom to Write prize and the Press Freedom award from PEN (West) and the National Association of Black Journalists respectively.

Mr. Olorunyomi moved to the United States in the difficult Abacha years, where he worked, first, as Senior Fellow, Africa, at the Washington DC offices of Panos Institute, and later as the Nigeria Project Director for Freedom House. He returned to Nigeria in 2005 to work for the EFCC.

He was co-founder of The News magazine in Lagos; enterprise editor at Next Newspapers, and is the founder of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.

He served as director and chief of staff of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from 2005 until 2008, voluntarily resigning when the then EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, was illegally dismissed in 2008.

He has won numerous other awards for his work in journalism.

Musikilu Mojeed

Musikilu Mojeed

Musikilu Mojeed, award-winning investigative journalist, was until 2011 Investigative Editor at Nigeria’s NEXT newspaper. A former John S. Knight International Fellow at Stanford University and Ford Foundation International Fellow at The City University of New York, he has reported extensively on corruption, human rights and human trafficking and is one of Africa’s most regarded investigative journalists.

A winner of several awards, including the FAIR’s Editor’s Courage Award and the Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award among others. Mojeed was on the board of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters and is a member of the world’s foremost investigative journalism group, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Idris Akinbajo

Idris Akinbajo

Idris Akinbajo graduated with honours in engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University where he also served as Secretary General of the Students Union. Afterwards, he became a member of the investigative desk of the now rested NEXT newspapers that produced some of the greatest investigative stories from Nigeria between 2008 and 2011.

His numerous awards include being twice named Nigeria’s investigative journalist of the year, the Future Awards Young Person of the Year, and the FAIR African Investigative reporter award. He was also a finalist at the 2012 edition of the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year award.

He recently completed his Masters programme at one of Europe’s best schools of communication, the Graduate School of Communication at the University of Amsterdam, where his thesis was adjudged one of the best at the department and was shortlisted for the university prize.

Joshua Olufemi

Joshua Olufemi

Joshua Olufemi is the head of knowledge and innovation unit of Premium Times where he leads on digital innovations and knowledge development. He doubles as the Program Director of Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) where he coordinates grant management, program development and implementation. Mr. Olufemi has done great data-driven investigations and reporting of corruption, failure of regulatory agencies, and human rights abuses and is dedicated to a achieving a better society where justice and fairness prevails.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Education from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and Master’s degree in Measurement and Evaluation from University of Lagos (UNILAG) aside other professional certificates to his credit.

Ebele Oputa

Ebele Oputa

Deputy Editor/Program Officer

Ebele Oputa holds an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in International Law and Diplomacy. She has worked in the Communications department of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and brings her expertise and knowledge to the administration of DUBAWA.

Contributors

Ifeoluwa Adeyemo

Ifeoluwa Adeyemo

Ifeoluwa Adeyemo is a Reporter, Business and Economy desk, PREMIUM TIMES, Nigeria’s foremost investigative online newspaper. A dedicated and committed individual with interests in business, agriculture, energy, oil, gas and extractive industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Redeemer’s University, Osun state.

Akintunde Babatunde

Akintunde Babatunde

Akintunde Babatunde is a program officer with the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism. A dedicated researcher,channeling his skills towards the unveiling of political propaganda and demystifying the secrecy associated with government projects. A diligent and hardworking intellectual, he holds a bachelor’s degree in educational management and mathematics.

Adejumo Kabir

Adejumo Kabir

Adejumo Kabir is a student journalist at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is a great researcher who loves community journalism and supports all aspects of public enlightenment.He has experience writing well-researched papers for online publications.