Featured Journalist: Bayo Akinloye
Today’s featured journalist, Bayo Akinloye, is a Nigerian journalist with a keen interest in development and investigative stories that cut across agriculture, health, politics, economy, security, social issues and international diplomacy. An alumnus of Thomson Reuters Foundation, he was among select African journalists chosen based on their professional ethics and objective reportage of news in their various countries to participate in the 2015 United States’ International Visitors Leadership Programme. The award-winning reporter began his career in journalism working as a copy editor for a local magazine and newspaper. Between May of 2014 and January of 2018, he worked with Nigeria’s leading newspaper, The PUNCH, covering general news and politics. He’s also a co-author of an anthology of poems, “Genesis.” Learn more about Bayo and check out his portfolio here.