Adam Alqali is a development journalist based in Kano, Nigeria with over 5 years’ experience in investigative, fact checking, research and development reporting. He currently reports for amongst others, africacheck.org, Newsdiary online, National Review as well as African Newspage. He has reported for many Nigerian news outlets including Blueprint newspaper; a Nigerian daily notable for its exclusive coverage of the Boko Haram insurgency. As Kano correspondent for Blueprint, he wrote investigative reports on the economic implications of the Boko Haram insurgency on economic activities in the city as well as the human rights abuses of the military-police Joint Task Force (JTF) against the civilian population of Kano State. Mr Alqali is a 2015 grantee of the Nigeria Investigative Reporting Project (NIRP) funded by the Ford Foundation for the Oga Lecturer project; an investigative journalism initiative aimed at exposing sexual harassment by lecturers in Nigerian tertiary institutions. He was a grantee of the French Institute for Research Africa (IFRA) Nigeria on the Invisible Violence in Rural Nigeria Research Project (2014) and also a grantee of the Human Rights Abuses in the Context of Insurgent Violence in Northern Nigeria Research Project funded by the Mac Arthur Foundation (2014).
I won a grant under the Access Nigeria Investigative (Research) Reporting Fund , an anti-corruption project of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and investigated acts of diversion, malpractices and corruption in the distribution of relief materials by relief agencies in north-eastern Nigeria. The research reporting entailed field interviews with displaced persons, civic activists, humanitarian workers and government relief workers across Yobe state.