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Media Organisation, ICIR Announces New Editorial Appointments

The centre also announced the appointment of Victoria Bamas as The ICIR’s new Editor.

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR) has announced Ajibola Amzat as its new Managing Editor.

Until his elevation, Amzat was the Editor of the Centre’s news website,


The centre also announced the appointment of Victoria Bamas as The ICIR’s new Editor.

Until her appointment, Bamas was the Editor/Team Lead of FactCheckHub, the ICIR’s fact-checking operation.

Similarly, Temitayo Odunlami has been appointed as The ICIR’s Regional Editor, Southwest, Nigeria.

Other announcements made include the elevation of Odinaka Anudu, erstwhile News Editor, to Deputy Editor and Opeyemi Kehinde, who moved from Head of Digital Content Unit/Deputy Lead, FactCheckHub to become Editor of FactCheckHub.

Also, Ihuoma Chidozie, erstwhile Political Editor, moved to the position of News Editor, while Gbenga Adanikin of the FactCheckHub now becomes the Head of The ICIR’s Investigative Desk. Stanley Olaleke also becomes Head of the Centre’s ICT Unit.

In the Programmes Department, Adeolu Kilanko is appointed Programs Manager while Gloria Agema becomes Deputy Programs Manager. Rosemary Igbeka also is promoted to the Finance Manager position of the non-profit organisation.

Dayo Aiyetan, the Executive Director of The ICIR, said the appointments were made to reposition The ICIR as a key player in the media industry in Nigeria.

He said that in adapting to the realities of the times, The ICIR would be exploring new economic sustainability models to secure the future of the media organisation, including launching its online newspaper before the end of the year.

He said that the newspaper’s launching would coincide with the Centre’s 10th-anniversary celebration later in the year.

Aiyetan noted the occasion of the anniversary celebrations would offer an opportunity to launch the New York office of the organisation.