Jennifer Ugwa is a freelance investigative reporter and storyteller, based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Jennifer has built a solid reputation in journalism working for some of the country's prestigious media outlets, such as the Pointer newspaper, Delta State Broadcasting Service and the International Centre for Investigative Reporting--a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network-- in Abuja, Nigeria.

Some of her stories have focused on business dynamics in Nigeria, corporate tax payments and corruption, climate change, and rights violations.

Jennifer is a fellow on some reformative and impactful journalism initiatives like the Code for Africa Wanadata 2021 reporting fellowship, Civil Forum For Asset Recovery (CIFAR) Institute for War and Peace Reporting COVID-19 Fact-checking programme, etcetera.&

Jennifer is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria Nsukka. 

Jennifer Ugwa

Basic information

Jennifer Ugwa
Business dynamics in Nigeria, corporate tax payments & corruption, climate change, rights violations

Supported projects

Toxic pesticides. Banned in Europe, dumped in Africa

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Industry

ACCRA - This investigation puts the spotlight on the use of banned pesticides from Europe in rubber farms in Ghana and other regions across the world, while European development banks, the main funder of such projects turn a blind eye to the environmental, health and safety concerns.

Garbage Out, Garbage In: How Europe’s e-waste problem is a burden on Africa

  • Environment

ACCRA, GHANA - This investigation puts the spotlight on the dumping of e-waste, particularly discarded colling appliances by Europe’s e-waste exporters in Africa in contravention of EU’s law and the Basel Convention while port officials in Europe turn a blind eye to the shipment of these discarded appliances.