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2019 Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting for Nigerian journalists

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Last updated on October 17, 2019

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) invites entries from Nigerian professional journalists or team of journalists, full-time or part-time, for the 14th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting.

The deadline for the submission of entries is Thursday, 24 October 2019 by 4pm. 

The centre has introduced online application option for some categories of the award for this edition.

The award, which is an annual programme of WSCIJ, seeks to honour journalism works with focus on public and or corporate corruption, human rights abuses, or failure of regulatory agencies, published or aired between 4th October 2018 and 3rd October 2019.

This year, applicants for the Television, Radio and Online categories of the award can put in their entries through an online application process.

The other three categories requiring hard copy submission given the nature of entry processing, are the Print, Photography and Editorial cartoon.

Received entries will be collated using the award coding system and assessed by a panel of media experts and related professionals with good understanding of investigative reporting.

The judges’ board would broadly score submitted stories based on quality of investigation, evidence, human rights elements, ethical reportage, courage, individual creativity, public interest, impact and quality of presentation.

How To Apply:

All hardcopy entries must be submitted to the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism office, Second Floor, 18A Abiodun Sobajo Street, Off Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Get more detailed information of the criteria for the call for entries can be found here.

Visit the official award webpage here for more information on 2019 Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting for Nigerian journalists.

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  1. Good one. Is sound good how I wish am a journalist too for me apply. I believe Nigerian journalist are really trying in bringing necessary information for development of the country and also to know what is happening, they really deserved an award

  2. ABDULAZEEZ BOLAJI

    Woke Soyinka is the william Shakespeare of our time, I don’t really know how this man lives his life but I like the way he promotes journalism

  3. Here is one of the best product Nigeria has ever produced,he is a living legend of our time. His efforts in promoting good journalism can never be ruled out

  4. Afolabi Sulton

    Wọlé Soyinka is a Treasure, this award is to motivate Journalists to always put their best while working. I pray the worthy person win it Sha

  5. This one na for bright people o…no be for people like me.
    But…wait o…does awards come with prizes? I mean in Cash o. Because they way people hustle for awards ehn I don’t even understand ….some people get plenty award but yet dem still dey poor. Who award EPP ghan ghan

  6. YAHAYA SAHEED

    The journalists were trying in cold or hot or in dry season or during the wet season they usually bring whatever’s whatever news come to the people, they deserve to be honoured.

  7. Good one. Is sound good how I wish am a journalist too for me apply. I believe Nigerian journalist are really trying in bringing necessary information for development of the country and also to know what is happening, they really deserved an award

  8. Good one. Is sound good how I wish am a journalist too for me apply. I believe Nigerian journalist are really trying in bringing necessary information for development of the country and also to know what is happening,

  9. Oluwadamilola Adepoju Dambiz

    Wow. This is really nice for all journalist. Thanks to wole Soyinka center for investigative journalism.

  10. This is beautiful of Professor Sole Soyinka,most journalists will appreciate this program because you honoured them by so doing this kind of program. Our journaliss they deserve to be honoured. Congratulations to you all.

    • So this man is still in Nigeria, i thought he have escalate Nigeria to another country, well that is good of him, and also thanks to him.

  11. This man is very good in his profession, God really gave him something to help the good citizens of Nigeria

  12. Adesida Adeyemi

    A very good one coming from you mr wole Soyinka a man of great intellect the award receiver of the Nobel Laurel

  13. A very good idea by our great man receiver of the Nobel Laurel. a very big thanks to you Professor Wole Soyinka

  14. It’s nice bringing in the attention of journalists
    I wish I was a journalist too
    Nice work wole soyinka..our Noble writer

  15. Accolades…….
    Love this upgrade. It’s really a good accomplishment.
    Please do your best over there.
    Good luck boss

  16. Franca Emeruom

    The Nobel Laurel himself, I salute your courage. He is one of the top Nigerians I like. The way he talks on matters that arises that’s likely going to be a problem to the nation if kept silence, made me admire him more.

  17. Muyiwa Olalekan

    Putting the interest of the journalist in mind. Speaking out for the mind of the journalist is a good thing. Kudos to professor Woke Soyinka

  18. This really great at least the online application will eas people stress, an kudus to the great professor for bringing that amiable program

  19. Josephat Uchechukwu

    Nigerian journalist are trying. I respect some of them who speak out evil governances of this country. Let them get the award that will motivate them to do better. Thanks to Prof Wole Soyinka

  20. This name ” Woke Soyinka” will remain for a long time in the mind of many. It is a very nice award but I hope that the journalists involved in leaking such secrete corrupt practices will be given some level of immunity

  21. wow,wow,wow
    kudos to professor wole shoyinka who has one way another tried his possible best to improve this country.i pray all his effort are not in vain.

  22. Lynx Williams

    Wow. Professor Wole Soyinka is a leading personality in Nigeria. His efforts should be commended always as he is trying to bring up a new generation who will kick off where he stopped

  23. This is a great one from Wole Soyinka. We need more of this from the government and the capable ones to always make contributions like this to the masses

  24. this is very interesting but the problem here is that am not a journalist but am sure this will help a lot of our Nigerian journalist to partake in such an opportu

  25. this is very interesting but the problem here is that am not a journalist but am sure this will help a lot of our Nigerian journalist to partake in such an opportunity thanks.

  26. May Jesukolade Jeremiah

    The professor has really tried on his work because he tackle things with his mind blowing point of view

  27. I think this is a good idea and a very powerful thought and as for me I see this as an opportunity to all journalist.

  28. Abdulyakini Isah

    Wole Soyinka the professor is the william Shakespeare of our time, I don’t really know how this man lives his life but I like the way he promotes journalism and in fact wole Soyinka is the man that is not passcial

  29. So this man is still in Nigeria, i thought he have escalate Nigeria to another country, well that is good of him, and also thanks to him.

  30. Congratulations Professor Wole Soyinka. Keep the good work up as you set the pace for others to follow.

  31. Congratulation to our noble professor wole Soyinka for this tremendous act ,the award given will lay an example fr others in the countries to follow.

  32. Jethro Da'ar

    Like ba, this one our companies are turning up in helping and employing Nigerians is it not what I’m thinking is it not that our government are pressurizing then under?

  33. Congratulation to our noble professors wole Soyinka and his good act, the award given will motivate the journalist in this country

  34. Our thanks go to professor wole Soyinka that give our journalist big opportunity award, this is what we need our leaders to continued to up us with.

  35. Is great news to behold as the prof is given to the society as is own way of appreciation and encouragement as they can put more effort to do more.

  36. I salute professor wole Soyinka for this achievement. Congratulations in advance for those journalist that will emerge winners of the awards

  37. Congratulation to our noble professor wole Soyinka for the good work,the award he received will be an example for others in the countries

  38. AYANGBADE SEMIU

    Professor Wole Soyinka a reputable man and a Man of integrity.this is brilliant ideas may you continue to live evergreen

  39. Our thanks go to professor wole Soyinka that give our journalist big opportunity award, this is what we need our leaders to continued to up us with.

  40. VERY GOOD AND NICE TO YOU BY DOING SUCH WORK THANK YOU BUT ALL THANKS TO BABA GOD WHO GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY THANKS.

  41. Azeezat Nihinlola

    Good one. Is sound good how I wish am a journalist too for me apply. Professor Wole Soyinka a reputable man and a Man of honor .this is brilliant ideas may you continue to be bless.

  42. Woke Soyinka is one of the greatest people in Africa, this is just prove of his love for journalism and the will to help all aspiring journalists to get good grounds!

  43. Agbolade Abdullah

    Infact this man should be awarded the giant man in Africa because He’s education foundation is very strong I can’t imagine he can still win this award….Mr wole i Soyinka I congratulate you sir

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