Fisayo Soyombo
Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) is former editor of The Cable, a Nigerian news outlet, and of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), as well as a former managing editor of Sahara Reporters. He has won multiple awards, including the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (three times). He has written for Al Jazeera, TAZ, Journal Du Dimanche, the Daily Mail UK, among other publications. His reporting has been translated into German, French and Arabic.
Rewriting the rule book

Rewriting the rule book

With every new election cycle, Nigeria is inching closer to producing its own Emmanuel Macron or Justin Trudeau. That hope is fuelled by the confidence with which the younger generation are aspiring to the highest Nigerian office. A quick run through of the names and ages of candidates currently campaigning to take President Muhammadu Buhari’s […]

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Running out of road

Running out of road

Lagos is arguably the most challenging Nigerian state to run, but it is also the most attractive in which to run for governor “Wherever you are in this country, in fact on this continent, there’s no place like Lagos,” says Seun Olaniyi, a middle-aged engineer who has recently relocated from Nigeria’s commercial capital to Abuja, […]

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Fisayo Soyombo
Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) is former editor of The Cable, a Nigerian news outlet, and of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), as well as a former managing editor of Sahara Reporters. He has won multiple awards, including the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (three times). He has written for Al Jazeera, TAZ, Journal Du Dimanche, the Daily Mail UK, among other publications. His reporting has been translated into German, French and Arabic.
The enemy within

The enemy within

Nigeria: repressive government vs recalcitrant journalists The Buhari regime’s efforts to muzzle the press threaten to set Nigerian democracy back by decades I was in Lagos chewing roasted corn a little past 6pm one evening in October 2019 when an Abuja - based...

Rewriting the rule book

Rewriting the rule book

With every new election cycle, Nigeria is inching closer to producing its own Emmanuel Macron or Justin Trudeau. That hope is fuelled by the confidence with which the younger generation are aspiring to the highest Nigerian office. A quick run through of the names and...

Running out of road

Running out of road

Lagos is arguably the most challenging Nigerian state to run, but it is also the most attractive in which to run for governor “Wherever you are in this country, in fact on this continent, there’s no place like Lagos,” says Seun Olaniyi, a middle-aged engineer who has...