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Dapo Olorunyomi

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Dapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi is publisher of Premium Times Limited, a news multimedia platform based in Abuja, Nigeria. Previously he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), where he designed and pioneered the agency’s crime prevention and education policy. Olorunyomi has broad media experience, having served as editor at Radio Nigeria, The News, and African Guardian magazines, and most recently at NEXT newspapers, all based in Lagos. At NEXT he was enterprise/investigations editor. He is also the founder of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism based in Lagos. His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Centre (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and a 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant from Human Rights Watch. He is currently vice president of CENOZO, the West African Investigative Reporting Network. Olorunyomi obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from the Obafemi Awolowo University of Ife in Ile-Ife and holds a certificate in human rights law from the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington D.C., a certificate in natural resource management from Oxford University, UK, and a certificate in international humanitarian law from the International Institute for Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy.