• Follow the Money

    It is January 2014. Among a group of about 30 young boys, some as young as 12, are Ebuka Ogbuehi and Joel Izeh from Lagos. They are about to board a boat at Calabar seaport in southeast Nigeria, going to neighbouring Cameroon. With them are two football coaches — one known to the boys as their […]

    Yemisi Akinbobola No responses December 1, 2015
  • Playing with their dreams

    When Ebuka Ogbuehi and Joel Izeh met Eric Fred Toumi, their hopes for a bright future were raised by promises of a transfer to a foreign football club. The money from this transfer would help Ebuka support his family, particularly his mother, who has been most supportive of his career choice. For Joel, whose mother died when […]

    Ogechi Ekeanyawu No responses December 1, 2015
  • How we did it

    Often in journalism you set out to report one story and end up finding many others. You have to be determined enough to get the information you are after, but open minded enough to be prepared to adapt to changing circumstances – and meet your deadline. That was the case with our investigation into the […]

    Paul Bradshaw No responses December 1, 2015
  • Who we are

    Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is the founder and publisher of IQ4News, and, freelance writer for the United Nations Africa Renewal magazine. She is also a visiting lecturer and researcher in media and journalism at Birmingham City University, with an interest is research around digital journalism and African feminism. She has worked in the charity sector where she has several years’ […]

    Yemisi Akinbobola No responses December 1, 2015