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.