Christopher Ajaero, an Associate Editor and the Head, Political desk of Newswatch magazine, read Political Science at the University of Ibadan and did his masters in Public Administration at the University of Benin. He began his journalism career in 1984 with the Daily Times and has worked with The Observer, Benin City and The Tide, Port Harcourt as features Editor. He was also an Assistant Editor with Sunray Publications before joining Newswatch in 2001 as an Assistant Editor/Head, Political Desk.
His entry, Clean up in the judiciary- fall of five dirty judges was adjudged the best in the Judicial reporting category.
The fall of five dirty judges’ story exposes the other side of the judiciary that is antithetical to its image as the last hope of the common man.