I read Philosophy, (BA) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Masters in Industrial and Labour Relations,M.I.L.R at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I started journalism with The Guardian Newspapers in Nigeria in 1989.Later i joined The Punch Newspapers. Today i work for The Nation Newspapers as Deputy Editor. I have been involved in human rights work since my student days. I am currently the President of Green Peoples Environmental Network, GREPNET, a member of the International Alliance on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest and the Executive Director, Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER. In 2000, I won the Cable News Network, CNN African Journalist of the Year. In the same year I won the Steve Biko Scholarship Award, instituted by the Advanced Institute for Journalism, South Africa. I have won on three occasions, the prestigious Nigerian Media Merit Award, NMMA. This year, I won the Diamond Award for Media Excellence, DAME as the Political Journalist of the Nigeria in Nigeria. I am a beneficiary of the United Nations Training and Research Centre, Switzerland and had on attended in the past the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples.