Amina Yuguda, a Nigerian journalist has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award .
Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, from north-eastern Nigeria where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency.
She will commence a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September .
The BBC World News Komla Dumor award was created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.
Ms Amina Yuguda said her win was a “huge honour”. According to her:
“I was overwhelmed with joy. Storytellers have always had an important role in Africa… this is what defines us. Today journalists are taking on that responsibility.
With little or no formal education, my countrymen can hold their own in a variety of topics, including the Trump presidency in America, North Korea’s defiance, Russia’s foreign relations under Putin, and more.”
She impressed the panel with her story-telling and her ability to convey complex ideas in a way that resonates with a wide audience.
BBC World Service Group Director Francesca Unsworth said Ms Yuguda was a worthy winner:
Previous winners of the Komla Dumor Award were Ugandan news anchor Nancy Kacungira and Nigerian business journalist Didi Akinyelure.