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Famous Journalists from Nigeria

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List of notable or famous journalists from Nigeria, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Nigeria and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Nigeria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Nigerian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Nigeria is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Dele Giwa to Isa Kaita.

This historic journalists from Nigeria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Nigerian journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Nigeria?" These prominent journalists of Nigeria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Nigerian journalists.

Use this list of renowned Nigerian journalists to discover some new journalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
  • Dele Giwa (16 March 1947 – 19 October 1986) was a Nigerian journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch magazine....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1947-1986)
    • Gender: Male
  • Dele Olojede (born 1961) is a Nigerian journalist and former foreign editor for Newsday. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work covering the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. He serves on the board of EARTH University, in Costa Rica, and he is a patron of the Etisalat Prize for Literature....  more
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Ife, Nigeria
    • Gender: Male
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    Diego Odoh Okenyodo

    Odoh Diego Okenyodo (born December 2, 1974) is a Nigerian writer, pharmacist, activist poet and journalist, who is one of the founders of Kaduna Writers' League, KWL. He is also one of the Directors of Splendors Of Dawn Poetry Foundation. He co-edited Camouflage: Best of contemporary writing from Nigeria, an anthology of new Nigerian writers. The anthology included works by the most renowned contemporary Nigerian writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helon Habila....  more
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Nigeria
    • Gender: Male
  • Isa Kaita C.O.N., C.B.E., LL.D (ABU), LL.D (BUK), DPA (Oxon) a Nigerian Politician was born in January 1912 at Katsina, Nigeria. He held the traditional title of Madawaki of Katsina and later, the Waziri of Katsina. Prior to joining politics, he was a distinguished broadcaster at BBC.In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a regional Minister for Works and Education in the Northern Region of Nigeria....  more
    • Birthplace: Katsina, Nigeria
    • Gender: Male