Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences Experts

Ibanga Wilson Isine

Humanities and Arts
American University of Nigeria


M.A. (Mass Communication). Ibanga Isine is one of Africa’s best investigative journalists. A former senior editor with PREMIUM TIMES newspaper, now managing editor with NEXT EDITION newspaper in Lagos. Mr. Isine holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts and a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication, respectively, from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Mr. Isine also holds certificates from the Pan African University, Lagos and Thompson Foundation, in the UK, in Business and Economic Reporting and Advanced Reporting, respectively. With extensive experience in print, broadcast and multimedia journalism, Mr. Isine has a keen instinct for investigations and special reports. He has worked for the Nigerian Television Authority, Channel 12, Uyo, and Punch Newspapers moving from correspondent to chief correspondent and bureau chief. He took on a government role as special assistant, media and administration to the Hon. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development but returned to Leadership Newspapers in 2012, where he was appointed Group Editor Investigations and later served as pioneer editor to the new weekly ‘Government.’ He moved to GuardPost as editor in 2013 before joining Premium Times - Nigeria’s most respected and authoritative newspaper as one of its senior editors. In June 2017, Mr. Isine and the Secretary General, Nigeria Guild of Editors, Victorial Ibanga, started The NEXT EDITION newspaper.

Research Interest

Emerging trends in journalism, investigative journalism and declining audiences for conventional media.


  • Batta, H, and Isine, I, (2012), “Poverty in the World’s Southern Regions and Communications of Solutions,” in Mboho, M, and Batta, H, 2012: The Companion to Communication and Development Issues, Department of Communication Arts, University of Uyo, 13 (189-205)

  • Batta, H, and Isine, I. (2011), Deciphering Ethnic Bias in Conflict Reporting in Nigeria: The Cases of Boko Haram and Niger Delta Militancy, Lwati: A Jounrnal of Contemporary Research, 8 (1): 223-231

  • Iwokwagh, N and Isine, I. (2008), Behavioural Science and Communication Research: An Appraisal, African Journal of Communication, 1 (1 & 2), pg. 17 -23

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