Samuel Ibemere

Sam is an experienced multi-media journalist and corporate development strategist.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations (University of Ife, 1987) and a Masters degree in Business Administration (Enugu State University of Science and Technology, 1998).

He had a distinguished career at Champion Newspapers where he rose to become Publications Director in 2008, overseeing the activities of four Editors and an editorial board.

He joined the The GIG Group as Communications/Strategy Director in 2013, and helped to develop and implement effective communication and stakeholder engagement strategies to grow the reputation of the new brand, its products and services.

Sam is currently Editor-in-Chief at Ripples Nigeria, a fiercely independent, pro-investigation, multi-media online news platform which he joined in 2015. He is responsible for a rapidly growing team strewn across web development, digital media production, digital marketing and social media operations.

As team lead, he drives organizational processes and procedures geared at creating great and engaging content, ensuring community growth, and impactful journalism.

    RCDIJ Leaks

    This is our online whistleblowing platform for users to share sensitive information and documents with RCDIJ.

    The goal is to offer confidentiality for anyone who knows of potential or executed illicit transactions, frauds, scams, corruption, environmental disasters, rights violations etc., and wants to make them public but are scared of likely detrimental repercussions.

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    By post

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