NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM HONOURS PREMIUM TIMES PUBLISHER WITH AWARD OF FELLOW
The Provost of the NIJ, Gbemiga Ogunleye added further that the institution recognized Olorunyomi’s contribution to journalism and national development particularly his roles as the Head of Investigations at the now-defunct NEXT newspapers and as the pioneer Chief of Staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, where he instituted a civil society engagement with the Commission.
The institute also noted Olorunyomi’s founding of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism as well as the “revolutionary journalism” he played alongside his colleagues at THE NEWS, PM NEWS and TEMPO.
“We particularly put on record, your sterling qualities as a great media trainer-a quality you have in common with our Institute. Your establishment of Nigeria’s number one investigative online medium, the PREMIUM TIMES, whose objective is to ‘promote a truly independent media landscape that advances fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability in West Africa, through investigative journalism… resonates with us.”
Penpushing reliably gathered that,the conferment of the Fellowship award holds on April 11 during the NIJ Convocation in Lagos.