Winners Of 2019 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA)

Winners have emerged at the 2019 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA), held at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos on the 15th of December 2019.

The Chairman of the Awards Nominating Panel, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye, said only entries that scored 70 percent and above were qualified for nomination.

The 2019 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA), is the 27th edition of the awards.

Giving a breakdown of the entries received, the Chairman, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye, said in the print category, there were 457 entrants, who submitted 671 entries across 39 categories.

In the Radio Category, he said there were 29 entrants who submitted 37 entries across the six categories; and in the television category, there were 34 entrants, who submitted 44 entries across the six categories.

According to him, the assessors were delighted that there was an increase in the number of entries, compared to the previous year.

However, he expressed worry that the quality of some of the entries received this year was poor, especially from the prism of investigative journalism.

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Winners Of 2019 Wole Soyinka Center For Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ)

Ibanga Isine, a journalist with the Next Edition newspaper, has won the 2019 Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year Award given by the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

Mr. Isine also emerged winner for the online category, with his report published in April 2019 on “How bribe-taking security operatives gang-force Nigerians to pay dearly for food.”

Thirteen journalists received awards and commendations at the 2019 edition.

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Ojo Taiye And Ope Adedeji Win 2019 Brittle Paper Awards

Ojo Taiye and Ope Adedeji have emerged among the winners of the 2019 Brittle Paper Awards, which aim to recognize the finest, original pieces of writing by Africans published online—writing that has prompted, enhanced, or defined conversations.

The $1,100 prize money is split across five categories: The Brittle Paper Award for Fiction ($200), The Brittle Paper Award for Poetry ($200), The Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction ($200), The Brittle Paper Award for Essays & Think Pieces ($200), and The Brittle Paper Anniversary Award ($300), for writing published on the Brittle Paper website.

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