Independent, bold and objective, Agenda Watchdog is a general news outlet – with a bias for development news. We are dedicated to exposing falsehood, projecting undiluted truth, educating and informing the public on topical issues of mutual concern.
We play significant watchdog roles that seek to compliment the efforts of Nigeria’s anti-graft agencies, civil society organizations, religious bodies, the academia, and other organizations that are committed to the task of engendering a positively peaceful society that is constructed on the interlocking marbles of justice, equity and fair play.
Our commitment to regularly updating the public with captivating news stories, inspirational blogs, illuminating features, enthralling sports stories, together with other engaging items, are in line with our ultimate aim of fulfilling our mission, alongside the promotion of our Public Purposes: Fair, balanced, professional, responsible and concise news stories that are meant to inform, entertain and educate.
Look for the truth above looking for a story.
We know great storytelling is part of great journalism. But honest reporting and analysis, and the integrity they represent, are what matter most to us, even if their pursuit requires giving up on an alluring narrative.
Continue to explore rather than imagining we’ve arrived.
Certainty can be comforting, but it can also get in the way of understanding. For us, the end of every story or argument should be the beginning of a conversation, and the end of every conversation the beginning of another—or even another story or argument.
Go beyond what happens to what matters.
We see it as part of our job to help keep our audience up-to-date on the most important news and current events across Nigeria and around the world. But the bigger part of our job is to work out—through reporting, argument, and debate—what that news means now, and what it could mean for the future.
Embrace a diversity of perspectives.
No story is ever complete, no argument is ever perfect, and debates worth having tend to shift and turn more than they end. So we can never rely on a single point of view, or even on a “balance” of two. Important ideas, observations, points, and counterpoints can come from anywhere—from across the political spectrum—so we have to look everywhere for them.
Immerse ourselves, and our audience, in the world—instead of escaping from it.
People are connected today in ways they’ve never been before, through established media, new media, social media, or otherwise. But these kinds of connection have also balkanized, filtered, alienated, and inspired retreat—into private concerns, into entertainment, into ideological comfort zones, and so on. We want to connect with the world by fully engaging with it, and with people who see it differently from how others see it.
God willing, we shall succeed in our quest for truth!