Amos Abba Emerges Third-Place Winner Of Fetisov Journalism Award [2019]

Amos Abba, an oil and gas reporter at the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has received a Fetisov journalism award in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Amos Abba, alongside 39 journalists from 21 countries were shortlisted in four different categories, including; Excellence in Environmental Journalism, Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Contribution to Civil Rights, and Outstanding Contribution to Peace, in November [2019].

The winners of the different categories were announced at the Fetisov Journalism Awards ceremony, with Abba emerging as 3rd place in the Excellence in Environmental Journalism category, for his report on How Nestle Nigeria contaminates water supply of its host community in Abuja, which was published in April, 2019.

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Fisayo Soyombo And Kiki Mordi Win Inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA)

Fisayo Soyombo and Kiki Mordi have emerged winners of the People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019 (PJPA). The inaugural prize is backed by a $3000 (1,000,000) endowment from Gatefield, a Sub-Saharan Africa public strategy firm.

Fisayo Soyombo was selected for his investigative series that exposed the entrenched nature of corruption within Nigeria’s criminal justice system. Fisayo Soyombo spent about two weeks in detention as a “criminal” to bring these stories to the Nigerian public. His report led to the announcement of an official investigation by the Nigerian authorities.

Kiki Mordi was selected for her investigation into the horrid web of sexual harassment on university campuses in West Africa. This resulted in widespread disciplinary actions and policy reforms across the institutions that were exposed by her thorough reporting of the events.

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Jessica Nwalozie Wins Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 (Nigeria)

27-year-old Jessica Nwalozie, a fashion designer and freelance fashion illustrator has emerged the winner of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 in Nigeria.

The Vlisco Fashion Fund is a contest that launches emerging African fashion designers and their businesses based in Nigeria, DRC Congo, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast and Ghana, on a global scale.

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