By Globe Afrique News Desk |
WEST AFRICA––J. Cholo Brooks, the chief of Globe Afrique West Africa Bureau is visiting the Federal Republic of Nigeria. While in Nigeria, he is expected to liaise with several private investigators and others associated with the institution’s activities in West Africa that are based in that country.
Globe Afrique, a US-based institution, is Africa’s leading investigative media entity. The institution’s researchers, analysts, reporters, and contributors deeply investigate and report on a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing.
The institution, which sometimes spends weeks or months researching and preparing investigative reports, also researches into social and legal issues.
While in Nigeria, Mr. Brooks will also review a number ongoing and new cases with interest that are unfolding in the West African sub-region.
Mr. Brooks will also participate in several meetings and conferences, including a forum to be held under the sponsorship of Nigerian business executive and one of Africa’s leading philanthropist, Mr. Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu.
Mr. Elumelu is a Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp, and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.
His Foundation is charged with the mission of driving Africa’s economic development by enhancing the competitiveness of the continent’s private sector and in supporting entrepreneurship in Africa.
Elumelu holds the Nigerian national honors, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). He was recognized as one of “Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People in 2012” by Forbes magazine.
Brooks, a former Liberia’s correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and managing editor of a local Liberian daily, the GNN Newspaper, joined Globe Afrique in early 2017, first as the Liberia’s investigative editor before assuming his current role as the West Africa Bureau chief.
As the West Africa Bureau’s chief, he leads the institution’s work in the 16–country West African regional bloc.