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    Wole Soyinka centre admits Osinbajo chose not to attend awards

Wole Soyinka centre admits Osinbajo chose not to attend awards

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has clarified the reasons behind the postponement of the integrity award Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was shortlisted for.In a statement on Tuesday, the centre said it was wrong in its use of language that suggested the award was postponed to protest the ill-treatment of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the "Revolution Now" movement.Motunrayo Alaka, [...]

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    Wole Soyinka Centre ‘postpones award to Osinbajo’

Wole Soyinka Centre ‘postpones award to Osinbajo’

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) says it has postponed the integrity award to be presented to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to protest against Omoyele Sowore's rearrest in court.In a statement on Monday, the centre said honouring Osinbajo with the award in the light of recent protests against Sowore’s travails and the “repression“ of free speech will be inappropriate.The [...]

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    Hollywood magazine nominates Omokri for an award over Leah Sharibu campaign

Hollywood magazine nominates Omokri for an award over Leah Sharibu campaign

Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been nominated for the "Most Outstanding Humanitarian Cause" award at the 2019 Hollywood Magazine Film Festival.The organisers of the award billed to hold on November 2 said the lawyer and author was nominated for his role in the campaign for the release of Leah Sharibu, a schoolgirl abducted during a Boko [...]

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    Wole Soyinka Centre now accepting entries for award

Wole Soyinka Centre now accepting entries for award

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is calling for entries from Nigerian journalists for the 14th edition of its award.The Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting honours journalism works from the print, radio, television, photography, online and editorial cartoon categories.In a statement, Motunrayo Alaka, the centre coordinator, said the award is open to journalists with stories published between [...]

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    Max FM wins ‘innovative young radio station award’

Max FM wins ‘innovative young radio station award’

Max 102.3 FM, a member of the TVC Communications Group, has won the innovative young radio station of the year award.The award was presented to the radio station at the annual marketing edge brands and advertising excellence awards.The event, organised by marketing edge magazine, celebrates the "best innovative minds in the integrated marketing communications industry (IMC) in Nigeria".John Ajayi, publisher [...]

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    UNIMAID breaks silence on ‘World physics championship’

UNIMAID breaks silence on ‘World physics championship’

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) says it is expecting Nuru Yakubu, one of its lecturers, to present relevant facts to the institution on the "world physics championship" award conferred on him.On Friday, some Nigerians had taken to the social media to celebrate the news of Yakubu, a lecturer in the physics department of UNIMAID, becoming “Father of modern EINSTEIN’S PLANETARY [...]

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    Controversy erupts over UNIMAID lecturer’s ‘world physics championship’ award

Controversy erupts over UNIMAID lecturer’s ‘world physics championship’ award

On Friday, the social media was awash with the news of Nura Yakubu, a lecturer with University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno state, winning a "world physics championship" award.His research article was said to have beaten 5721 nominations from 97 countries and he was declared the "pride and most important asset for Nigeria".Yakubu, 51-year-old mid-level cadre lecturer at UNIMAID's department of physics, [...]

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    We’d make this laurel our second nature, says TVC on best station award

We’d make this laurel our second nature, says TVC on best station award

Television Continental (TVC) News, a member of TVC Communications, has vowed to retain its outstanding position.The TV station bagged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) foremost prize at the 26th Nigerian Media Merit Awards (NMMA) in December.It clinched the prize from Channels Television which won the 2017 edition and those of 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, [...]

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    Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings to receive award

Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings to receive award

 Abdullahi Abubakar, the 83-year-old imam who hid over 200 people, including Christians, during an attack in Plateau, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) award.Abubakar was chosen alongside Ifeanyi Okowa, Okezie Ipkeazu, Ibrahim Dakwambo, Kashim Shettima, governors of Delta, Abia, Gombe and Borno states respectively.Also named to receive the award is Daisy Danjuma, senator and wife of Theophilus Danjuma, former [...]

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    PMParrot publisher honoured with ‘worthy ambassador’ award in UI

PMParrot publisher honoured with ‘worthy ambassador’ award in UI

Olayinka Agboola, publisher, Parrot Xtra Magazine, has been honoured by the Sultan Bello Hall of the University of Ibadan, his alma mater.Agboola was honoured by the hall, where he spent his undergraduate days, in recognition of his achievements and contribution to Nigeria.He was awarded a "worthy ambassador" at the Ivory Tower Awards and Distinguished Lectures themed: 'Nigeria at 58: Prospects Beyond [...]

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    Adichie honoured with thought leadership award as she picks PEN Pinter prize

Adichie honoured with thought leadership award as she picks PEN Pinter prize

Chimamanda Adichie, an award-winning Nigerian author, has been honoured with the Thought Leadership award by the Global Hope Coalition (GHC).Adichie was recognised during the GHC’s 2018 annual awards dinner in New York City, for the impact of her work in shaping global conversations bordering on feminism, race, and North/South relations.As a highlight of the dinner, five individuals from Tunisia, Denmark, [...]

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    Amnesty kicks against plan of Onitsha NBA to give awards to ‘human rights violators’

Amnesty kicks against plan of Onitsha NBA to give awards to ‘human rights violators’

Amnesty International (AI) says the proposed recipients of the human rights award by the Onitsha, Anambra state, branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) are undeserving of the awards.In a statement on Monday, AI described the recipients as “human rights violators” whose actions it says “bring up memories of torture and other forms of cruel and unlawful treatment”.It added that [...]

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    Djembe Communications shortlisted for global awards

Djembe Communications shortlisted for global awards

Djembe Communications, an independently owned pan-African consultancy, has been nominated for the best campaign in Middle East/Africa and Global Event Activation awards.Djembe got the nomination at the PRWeek global awards 2018, for its implementation of the annual Innovation Prize for Africa 2017 (IPA) event held in Ghana last year.According to a statement by the company, Djembe’s strategic approach towards IPA [...]

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    Fake or genuine? Presidency speaks on Buhari’s ‘Martin Luther King award’

Fake or genuine? Presidency speaks on Buhari’s ‘Martin Luther King award’

The presidency says the award given to President Muhammadu Buhari by the family of Martin Luther King, late American human rights activist, was a "commemorative plaque".Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, said the award was not given on behalf of The King Center.On Tuesday, pictures of the president being presented the award surfaced [...]

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    Nigerian shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards

Nigerian shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards

Omowumi Ogunrotimi, a Nigerian, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards.Ogunrotimi made the 20-man shortlist as a result of her contribution towards the achievement of the fifth sustainable development goal, gender equality, in the country.She is the founder of Gender Mobile, a platform which aims to increase the reportage and reduce the incidence of gender-based violence through coordination of [...]

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    Soyombo, former editor of TheCable, wins Wole Soyinka award

Soyombo, former editor of TheCable, wins Wole Soyinka award

Fisayo Soyombo, former editor of TheCable, has emerged winner of the online category of Wole Soyinka Awards for Investigative Reporting.His story, UNDERCOVER: In Borno,children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are 'disappearing' at SEMA store published on TheCable in December 2016, won him the award.The awards ceremony held at NECA House, Ikeja.In 2016, Soyombo was named the Investigative Journalist of the [...]

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