Fisayo Soyombo

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Two scenes from from Nigerian journalist Fisayo Soyombo's investigation from "Undercover as a Smuggler," one on the left showing two men on a motorbike in the bush, and one on the right showing a map of Benin and Nigeria.

Police investigate Nigeria’s Foundation for Investigative Journalism after corruption coverage

Abuja, April 16, 2024—Nigerian authorities should immediately drop their investigation into the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and its founder, the award-winning undercover reporter, Fisayo Soyombo, and stop intimidating the chairperson of FIJ’s board of trustees, Bukky Shonibare, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On February 21, Soyombo published an investigation detailing how he…

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Nigerian journalist Damilola Ayeni

Nigerian journalist Damilola Ayeni arrested in Benin while reporting on environment

Abuja, September 7, 2023– Authorities in Benin must immediately and unconditionally release Nigerian journalist Damilola Ayeni, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On August 31, police officers in Benin’s north western Pendjari National Park arrested and detained Ayeni, an editor with the privately…

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