Today marks 33 years since the demise of one of Nigerians strongest journalists, Dele Giwa, who many referred to as the man with the mighty pen.
He died on this day in 1986 at the age of 39.
Dele Giwa studied English at the Brooklyn College, USA and graduated in 1977. He proceeded to Fordham University for his graduate school.
He returned to Nigeria thereafter, and he immediately got a job with Daily Times newspaper.
In 1984, he and other journalists Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yabuku Mohammed founded the Newswatch magazine. The magazine redefined investigative journalism in Nigeria.
Giwa died after opening a parcel bomb at his residence in the Lagos state capital, Ikeja.
33 years after, Dele Giwa’s assassination has become one of the most high profile cold cases in the country.
His untimely death was a big blow to Nigerian journalism, and an ugly slap on the face of the profession.