One of Nigeria’s most controversial investigative journalists, David Hundeyin has bagged a blue tick on Twitter.
Hundeyin’s verification on the microblogging platform came to public knowledge on Wednesday and has begun generating a whole lot of reactions.
The 31-year-old independent journalist hit celebrity status with a string of daring reports, including “The debt could spark a diplomatic row: Inside Indian workers’ 4-Year battle for their entitlements with Globacom“, Hinny Umoren and the experience of the young Nigerian, Cornflakes for Jihad: The Boko Haram Origin Story, and Flutterwave: The African Unicorn Built On Quicksand.
He got a commendation letter from the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for the first report published in 2017.
In February, the fearless reporter was awarded the “Peoples Journalist for Informed Commentary 2020” instituted by Gatefield, an Africa-based public strategy and media group, for his work exposing the draconian provisions of an infectious disease bill introduced by the National Assembly during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Hundeyin’s Twitter profile showing the verification tick: