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Dapo Olorunyomi

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Dapo Olorunyomi currently works as publisher and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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 Center (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and the 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant of the Human Rights Watch. 

In 1995, he founded the now famous and well regarded Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism to help construct a civic mechanism, through the media, to hold political and economic power accountable in the country.

His holds a masters' degree in English Literature from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and a Certificate in Human Rights Law from the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington DC.

His most recent reporting work is around anti-corruption, anti-terrorism and the intersection of corruption and violent extremism and drug trafficking.  

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