Nigerian Journalist Toyosi Ogunseye Appointed Head Of BBC West Africa

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December 21, 2017 – Nigerian Journalist Toyosi Ogunseye Appointed Head Of BBC West Africa

BBC World News service has appointed two new leaders in Africa as it plans to expands its operation in the continent of Africa.

In a statement released yesterday, Kenyan journalist Rachel Akidi Okwir will be leader of East African languages while Nigerian journalist Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye would head the West African counterpart.

Ogunseye, the current editor of Sunday Punch will be joining the BBC World next month.

She will be managing Afrique, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin English and Yoruba languages.

Toyosi, the first female Editor of The PUNCH has won over 30 awards.

She is the first Nigerian citizen to win the prestigious Knight International Journalism award.