Abdulkareem Mojeed

Abdulkareem Mojeed is an enterprise journalist with one of Nigeria’s foremost investigative newspapers, Premium Times.

A graduate of the University of Uyo with a background in environmental sciences, his professional journalism work has focused on development, agriculture, food security, climate change, the environment and the local currency market.

Before joining Premium Times three years ago, he worked as an agriculture researcher with the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), formerly Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ). He contributed to the publication of research by John Hopkins University on the impacts of climate change on women farmers in Ghana and Nigeria.

He has extensively covered environmental issues and climate change as it affects biotic and abiotic ecosystems in the country, as well as coverage of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Egypt in 2022.

Since joining Premium Times, he has independently published widely on climate change adaptation, mitigation, financing, land degradation and businesses that have sparked remarkable impacts across the three tiers of government in Nigeria.

Abdulkareem’s report about the perception of smallholder farmers growing genetically modified crops (cowpeas, among others) in Africa’s most populous country was recently shortlisted for the 2023 True Story award.

He is among five Nigerian journalists who earned grants to tell solutions-driven stories for the 2021 Solutions Journalism Network Africa Fellowship.

When he is not working, Abdulkareem likes traveling and enjoys playing and watching football. He has a penchant for books and nature.