Journalist Profile

Musikilu Mojeed

Musikilu Mojeed, Nigeria, is an award-winning investigative journalist and Managing Editor at Nigeria's multimedia newspaper, Premium Times. He was until 2011 Investigative Editor at Nigeria’s NEXT newspaper where he directed the groundbreaking investigative work of that newspaper. He also coordinated the paper's WikiLeaks coverage.

A recent 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. He is well known for exposing government and corporate corruption in his country.

A winner of several awards, including the FAIR’s Editor’s Courage Award, a Stanford journalism fellowship, the Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award and a Ford Foundation Fellowship, Mojeed was on the board of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters, and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Mojeed has worked at various times with major newsmagazines and newspapers in Nigeria: THE NEWS/TEMPO, TELL, THE PUNCH and NEXT, where he was investigative editor until October. His works have appeared in the New York Times, the New York News Service, the Huffington Post, the Toronto Star, the Interdependent of New York, among others.

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