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Investigative Journalism In Nigeria: NGIJ Dissolves Executive Committee, Moves to Reposition

In a strategic bid to reposition for improved effectiveness, the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) has dissolved the Executive Committee of the guild led by Wale Abideen.

The Guild dissolved the executive committee that served in the Acting capacity for over one year during the Virtual Congress attended by over 40 members nationwide on Sunday, June 21, 2020.

The Guild organized a virtual meeting in compliance with the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) and Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 guidelines which restricted physical meetings of above 20 persons.

The Special Congress chaired by Mr. Israel Bolaji also nominated a 5-member Electoral Committee to conduct the Guild’s fresh elections to fill positions as provided for in its newly Amended Constitution.

The Electoral Committee consists of Abiodun Abdulkareem of Focus TV and Rowland Olonishuwa of Herald Newspaper. Other members are Ikem Ifeoma, Tope Sunday, and Solanke Taiwo.

The Congress mandated the committee to work out modalities to ensure smooth conduct of the Guild ‘s election within one month.

The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) is a registered association of journalists in Nigeria with special interest in Investigative Journalism

One of its flagship projects is the State Governance Assessment Report (GAR) which it conducted in Kogi and Bayelsa states respectively and unveiled the reports to the general public.