Omoyele Sowore, founder of online news agency “Sahara Reporters” was born on the 16th of February 1971. Sowore is an indigene of Ondo State and he studied Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos from 1989 to 1995 with his academic program extended by two extra years after being expelled twice for political reasons and student activism. He was the President of the University of Lagos Student Union Government between 1992 and 1994
On February 25, 2018, Sowore announced his intention to run for president in the 2019 Nigerian general election. He founded a political party in August 2018,the African Action Congress (AAC), for which he will run for in 2019. Sowore started Sahara Reporters in a small room in Manhattan to fight against corruption and wrong government practices.
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