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Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan

Dubawa Fellow

Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan

Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan is a Bloomberg-trained Financial Journalist with over five (5) years of experience in journalism and two years focusing on financial and economic journalism. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and a Master’s degree (distinction) from the University of Benin, Benin City. 

Currently, he works at BusinessDay Media Ltd as a Finance and Economic Analyst where he conducts research and analysis on publicly-listed companies, financial markets and the economy. 

BusinessDay is West Africa’s most authoritative business newspaper based in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos. The daily offers in-depth analysis of the economic, business and financial issues and it is widely read by investors, policymakers and business-minded individuals.

Prior to joining BusinessDay, Oluwasegun worked as a Research Analyst at Proshare Nigeria Limited and he was the Business Correspondent for Ripples Nigeria Limited.

Ebere Agozie

Dubawa Fellow

Ebere Agozie

Ebere Agozie is a Senior Correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) with a staff strength of about 880, Joined in 2014 as a correspondent. Currently covering Agriculture and Environment beats from the headquarters of the Agency in Abuja. She had covered other beats including Culture and Entertainment, and Science and Technology, with reportage on different themes.

Her works were aired on multiple networks through the NAN platform. She is also the winner of the 2018 COORDINATOR’S OPEN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY(OFAB) MEDIA AWARD FOR BEST PRINT REPORTER”.

Prior to joining NAN, she was the Operations Manager, AULIC Nigeria Limited, the concessionaire of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex – 2012; Head, Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, Aulic Nigeria Limited from 2009 to 2012. She rose from the position of the Public Relations Officer to Head of Public Affairs at FABER Expressions, a Radio/Television Production firm – 2000-2009.

She is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Institute of Management and Technology(IMT), Enugu, (HND) -1998. And holds a Master of Business Administration(MBA) from the Lagos State University (LASU) – 2007.

Niyi Oyedeji

Dubawa Fellow

Niyi Oyedeji

Niyi Oyedeji is an Online reporter with the Tribune Online,  the Online publication of the Oldest surviving Nigeria’s news medium,  African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) PLC, publishers of Tribune Titles.

Niyi is a journalist cum human right activist,  whose work revolves around Education, Gender, Health, Development and Humanitarian issues. 

He also has a flair for Fact-Checking and Investigative Journalism. In 2018, He was a fellow of Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative, REMOP for basic education. His recent Investigative report which led to the increase in the education budget of Osun State was on Osun’s out-of-school children.

Justina Asishana

Dubawa Fellow

Justina Asishana

Justina Asishana is the Niger state correspondent for The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria’s foremost nationwide daily and online newspaper. Justina has previously worked at the New Nigerian newspaper and Daily Newswatch newspaper as the Niger state correspondent.

She is an upcoming data and investigative journalist who has just discovered how to use data and data related tools for better reporting. She has done some investigative reporting for her media organization, The Nation Newspaper, the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

She covers all sectors as a state correspondent. She was recently inducted as a Dubawa Fellow which is a fact-checking fellowship to combat misinformation in the state and nation; she is the 2019 ONE Champion in Niger state and was the ICFJ 2018 Safety Fellow.

Ms Justina is not afraid to explore new subjects and topics as she is always open and ready to learn new things in the field of journalism. She loves to read, write, explore the internet, travel, network, experiment with data tools and advocate for the rights of the people.

Gbenga Samuel Salau

Dubawa Fellow

Gbenga Samuel Salau

Gbenga Samuel Salau is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. While in the University, he was a campus journalist reporting for the Independence Hall and Faculty of Arts Press Clubs, with the pen name SSG. As a campus journalist, he won the following awards; Independence Hall Press Best News writer; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best News Reporter/Writer; First Runner-up, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism; Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ Press Best Reporter; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Political Writer; Winner, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism, and University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Interviewer.
 He rose to be the editor-in-chief of Association of faculty of Arts Press Clubs.

He joined The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria after graduation. And as a reporter, he has covered events and attended conferences, workshops within and outside Nigeria. In 2014, he won the Promasidor Quill Award Best Report on Nutrition and DAME Business Reporting category. In the 2015 edition of the Promasidor Quill Award, he won the best Report on Nutrition and Brand Advocate Categories.
      

In 2016, he was the first runner up in the NB Reporter of the Year and SERAs Award for CSR Reporting, aside winning the Print Journalist of the year award at the 2016 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA). In 2018, he was second runner-up in the Lagos Reporting Category of DAME.    

Gbenga Salau loves travelling, reading, and listening to songs with good lyrics no matter the genre.