Winners Of 2017 Diamond Awards for Media Excellence

Winners have emerged in the 2017 Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME).

Winners Of 2017 Diamond Awards for Media Excellence

1. The News Agency of Nigeria Prize for Agriculture Reporting

Winner – Gbenro Adeoye (The Punch)

2. The S.O Idowu Prize for Sports Reporting

Winner – Taiwo Alimi (The Nation)

3. The Hakeem Shitta Memorial Prize for News Photography

Winner – Suleiman Husaini (New Telegraph)

4. The UNICEF Prize for Child Friendly Reporting

Winner – Olatunji Ololade (The Nation)

5. Best Designed Newspaper

Winner – ThisDay

6. Sovereign Trust Insurance Prize for Insurance Reporting

Winner – Nike Popoola (The Punch)

7. The UNICEF Prize for Child Friendly Medium

Winner – ThisDay

8. The Hon. Justice Moronkeji Onalaja Memorial Prize for Judicial Reporting

Winner – Olatunji Ololade (The Nation)

9. The Alade Odunewu Prize for Informed Commentary

Winner – Martins Oloja (The Guardian)

10. Tunji Oseni Memorial Prize for Editorial Writing

Winner – The Punch

11. The Sam Amuka Prize for Investigative Reporting

Winner – Toluwani Eniola and Umar Mohammed (The Punch)

12. Newspaper of the Year

Winner – The Punch

13. Editor of the Year

Winner – Martin Ayankola (The Punch)

14. The Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner – Dapo Olorunyomi (PREMIUM TIMES)

According to Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, winner of the 2017 DAME Lifetime Achievement Award:

“I think the debate is settled about the value and importance of the media in Nigeria.

The biggest lie we’ll be telling ourselves is that all is well with the media, the Nigerian media is going through the most critical time of its life.

It’s going to be a major crisis, it needs to be surfaced and discussed. There is no problem that cannot be solved but you have to start by admitting there’s a problem.”

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