The multiple Award-winning Nigerian Journalist, Adeola Yusuf, has officially been announced as the Team Lead for the Africa-focused news, business and leadership forum, Platforms Africa.
Publisher of the leading pan-African medium, PMS Platforms Solutions, which made the official announcement in a statement issued by its Director, Damilola Olonade, noted that “this takes effect from October 1,” 2021.
“We are glad to announce Mr. Adeola Yusuf, a highly cerebral journalist with local, continental and global laurels, awards, grants and recognitions to show for it, as the Team Lead for Platforms Africa,” the statement read.
One of the most decorated energy journalists in Africa, Adeola Yusuf has also won over seven nominations as the Energy Reporter of the Year Award by the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA).
A fellow of Thomson Reuters Foundation Scheme on illicit Finance Reporting in Africa, Adeola Yusuf is a Laureate of the NMMA as the Reporter of the Year 2016; 2017 and 2019. He was the Energy EDITOR of The New Telegraph Newspapers, who now lectures students of Mass Communication in both the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) and the Eko College of Management both in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
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“Our core aspiration is to address misinformation and disinformation in the continent by creating and sustaining cycles of informed Africans through fact checks and reputable news dissemination.
“Mr. Yusuf is expected to bring his 2 decades of active jounalism, his reputation on and off the job, and his brilliance to bear in this new assignment,” the PMS Platforms Solutions statement read.
Adeola Yusuf, the statement continued, is a PhD candidate at the School of Postgraduate studies, Lagos State University (LASU), having gone through a successful educational sojourn across The Pan-Atlantic University, The University of Lagos, The Crescent University and THE Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), among others.
An investigative journalist of repute, Adeola Yusuf has, at the global stage and within Nigeria, won many journalism awards, fellowships, bursaries and recognitions.
He is a winner of the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) Bursary Award, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016. He was in Nairobi, Kenya in 2017 as a winner of the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJN-A’s) Bursary on Tax evasion and illicit finance reporting in Africa.
Yusuf is also a two-time winner Thomson Reuters Foundation Scheme on Illicit Trade and Finance Reporting in Africa held in Kampala, Uganda, 2015 and 2016.
He has, in line of duty as a journalist, travelled to some of the major cities of the World for conferences, seminars and Workshop. He was in London, United Kingdom (UK) for Gulf of Guinea (GoG) conference (2011). He has, on many occasions travelled to Houston, Texas, the acclaimed oil and gas capital of the World for Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). He also attended a conference of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), among others.
His media experience spanned the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), the Ogun State Television (OGTV), The Monitor Newspaper, TheWEEK magazine, DAILYSUN Newspaper, Daily Independent, New Telegraph among others.
He is a sought-after financial and energy (oil, gas, power, renewables) policy analyst who is a regular face on News Central TV, Television Continental (TVC), Channels Television, Lagos Television, Radio One as well as Radio Lagos.
Adeola Yusuf operates the following social media accounts; Twitter: @deolaYUSUF; Facebook: @adeolayusuf; Istagram: @adeolaomoyusuf