Dapo Olorunyomi Joins Poynter Institute Media Transformation Challenge Fellowship As First African Fellow

Dapo Olorunyomi has joined Poynter Institute’s Media Transformation Challenge fellowship as its first African fellow on January 9, 2022.

The Media Transformation Challenge (MTC) Programme is a yearlong fellowship and leadership programme designed for senior news executives.

Mr. Olorunyomi, publisher of Premium Times is one of the 27 senior executives drawn from different organisations across the globe who made the 2023 cohort.

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Ajao Ganu Olaitan Becomes First Nigerian To Win iDiaspora Photo Contest 2022

Ajao Ganu Olaitan has emerged the third prize winner in the Professional Category of the iDiaspora Photo Contest 2022 held on December 15, 2022 at the award ceremony in Mexico, North America.

Ajao Ganu Olaitan, a creative artiste and media personality  officially becomes the first Nigerian to win the photography contest.

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Winners Of 17th Wole Soyinka Award For Investigative Reporting

Winners have emerged in the 17th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting at the award ceremony held in Ikeja, Lagos on December 9, 2022.

During the award presentation ceremony which came under the theme “In-depth media and democratic governance”, the judges noted that the journalists who made the list for the awards, have in the course of their duties shown uncommon innovation and profundity, ethical journalistic courage, individual creativity and public benefit in their reports on clandestine activities, public or corporate corruption, human rights violation and the failure of regulatory agencies.

Hassan Adebayo of Premium Times won the overall investigative journalist of the year and the best investigative story for the online category  with his Pandora Papers series, which unmasked the hidden owners of offshore companies, secret bank accounts, private jets, yachts, mansions and artworks among others.

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Nosakhare Igbinosa Wins 2022 BIC Art Master Africa Competition

Nosakhare Igbinosa, a medical student from University of Ibadan, has emerged overall winner of the BIC Art Master Africa 2022 competition with a portrait titled ‘Bona’ winning in first place.

The competition under the theme ‘Celebrating Africa’ encouraged artists to create artwork that represents their personal identity as well as their unique perceptions of the African continent and its diverse cultures using the BIC ballpoint pen.

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