Investigative journalist, Gbenga Odunsi is stepping down as Editor of Information Nigeria— one of Nigeria’s most influential online newspapers— ending his 3-year run at the publication’s helm, the paper announced on Wednesday.
Odunsi led Information Nigeria team from the newsroom. During his time as Information Nigeria’s Editor, Odunsi conducted a few undercover investigative stories to unearth corruption, and other ills in society, particularly ones that are of public interest. Here are links to a few of Odunsi’s investigations.
In his editorial capacity, Odunsi had previously worked as Editor at Aljazirah Nigeria Newspaper in Abuja; Editor at News Express, Lagos, before joining Information Nigeria in 2019.
In the new appointment, Mayowa Samuel was named the new Editor. His previous journalistic stint with Peoples Gazette, All News, and The Point made him stand out from other applicants who applied for the role.
In his acceptance speech, Samuel said, “… be rest assured that I will bring my knowledge to bare, so as to further enhance the progress of the news outfit…”
Information Nigeria currently has an online circulation of over 5 million readers, making it the most popular online news platform in Nigeria.
The news platform has a long record of being the first in breaking the news, churning out balanced and unbiased reports, and not in affiliation with any political party or religious movement in Nigeria.