Multiple award winning investigative reporter.
Ibanga Isine has brought enormous glory to Akwa Ibom State as a multiple-award-winning investigative journalist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Art and MA in Mass Communication all from the University of Uyo. He has attended other educational institutions in his quest for academic excellence, among them are Pan African University Lagos, where he got a certificate in Business and Economic Reporting and the Thomson Foundations, in Uk, where he also received a certificate in Advanced Reporting.
Isine has had a long history of media excellence, and a wide range of experience in print, broadcast and multimedia journalism. He has worked in various media establishments, including the Nigerian Television Authority Chanel 12 Uyo, Punch Newspapers, where he rose to a Bureau Chief; Deputy Editor Leadership Newspaper; Editor Government, a publication of the Leadership group; Editor-in-Chief Guardpost Newspaper; Senior Editor, Premium Times and now Managing Editor of The Next Edition Newspaper. A versatile media expert, Ibanga Isine has been in the vanguard of training upcoming journalists and has served as a visiting Journalism Professor to the American University of Nigeria, Yola.
This Journalism jewel from Akwa Ibom state was the winner of Multichoice/CNN African Journalist of the year in 2015. He has won several other awards for his scintillating investigative stories, including the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism in 2019.
He has consistently given back to the Akwa Ibom media community through his annual training progrmmes for journalists in Akwa Ibom state tagged “Journalism Clinic”. The Next Edition Journalism Clinic has brought the best of journalism practitioners to Uyo where they have trained hundreds of journalists.