EKO News is a digital, donor funded non-profit and non-partisan news platform that covers a full range of news topics from Lagos and beyond.
Lagos’ homegrown online news blog – EKO News is squarely focused on the city and its residents. Considered the last word in local news, it effortlessly straddles in-depth local reportage with exclusive entertainment news and robust sports coverage. EKO News provides a daily entertainment section with detailed and accurate news about the film, television, celeb and social media trends, making it a game-changer in daily journalism. Its around-town section The Eko Guide is the city’s only leisure guidebook to offer free and fair coverage of all that’s new and worth experiencing in the city. EKO News planned annual recognition of the best food and drink establishments to have opened in Lagos- The Eko Guide Restaurant Awards – is poised to set a benchmark by being a no-fear, no-favour food and beverage honour that the city hosts.
Our reporters and tech team collaborate to present a full picture for readers, giving them the tools to be more thoughtful, productive and engaged citizens.
EKO News is published by Ibile Media, the digital media and communications unit of Ibile Foundation Ltd/GTE, a non-profit organisation with interests in digital and mobile news platforms.
EKO News hosts live events at which public officials, celebrities, change-agents and newsmakers answer for the work they’re doing. Events are often available via livestream video, for those who can’t attend in person. Following the conversation, we publish and archive video online.
Our signature annual event, The EKO News Festival (EKO Festival) is poised to become one of the Lagos’ largest, most buzzworthy annual gatherings and is expected to attract thousands of attendees to learn about Lagos’ biggest challenges and to engage in thoughtful discussion about their respective solutions. Decision-makers, industry leaders, celebrities and community activists from near and far come to take part in our events.
Who Funds Us?
As an ethical digital media and journalism initiative of Ibile Foundation, a non-profit, citizen sector social welfare organization, promoting the common good and general well-being of the people of Lagos and citizens engagement, EKO News is supported by individual contributions and membership.
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Donors and members subscribe to EKO News’ believe that promoting greater civic engagement and informed discourse is a direct route to a better and more productive Lagos.
They play no role in guiding the journalism produced by EKO News or the planning and execution of events.
When it comes to our donors and sponsors, EKO News is committed to full transparency. We provide the current year and all-time totals including both pledged and received gifts. Amounts listed are updated regularly. If you have a question, please contact us.