Akwagyiram begins in October.
Recently, he was a digital editor on the World desk of the Financial Times. Before that, he was at Reuters, where he served as senior Nigeria correspondent and then as Nigeria bureau chief.
He was a multimedia journalist and broadcast journalist at BBC News, and commissioned and edited stories for the BBC Media Action website. He worked freelance for The Guardian and reported for the Evening Standard.
Akwagyiram has a B.A. from the University of Manchester and a M.A. from the University of Sheffield.
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