ICIR Announces the Successful Nominees for its Investigative Reporting Training Programme

International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Abuja has shortlisted 40 journalists from across the country to participate in the first series of its Investigative Journalism training programme.

The training programme scheduled for June 10 to June 12 in Abuja is part of the Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project, NIRP, a reporting and publishing initiative funded by Ford Foundation, which is aimed at building capacity for journalists in Nigeria to effectively play their role in promoting accountability and good governance.

The project which runs for two years aims at equipping the 40 journalists with Investigative Journalism skills and techniques. Also, as part of the project, the journalists would be able to access funds of between $1,000 and $5,000 to pursue investigative story projects that have direct impact on their communities.

The 40 successful journalists were shortlisted from over 80 applications from print, electronic and online media from all over the country.

The selection committee composed of ICIR staff and some respected editors carefully went through each individual application based on the selection criteria outlined in the ‘Call for Applications’.

Names of successful applicants are listed below and are also available on the NIRP website (http://nirp.icirnigeria.org/). Further information about the training programme and the project can also be obtained on the website.

Tope Shaba, Project Manager, Mobile: 08037371352, Email: shabatop@yahoo.com

Dayo Aiyetan, Project Coordinator, Mobile: 08033034675, Email: daiyetan@icirnigeria.org or dayoaiyetan@yahoo.com

 

LIST OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR THE NIRP

Name Medium Type of Medium Gender
  1. Eromosele Abiodun
Thisday Print M
  1. Tobias Dapam
Peoples Daily Print M
  1. Amina Alhassan
Daily Trust Print F
  1. Jethro Ibileke
The News Print M
  1. Damilola Oyedele
Thisday Print F
  1. Nkrumma Bangkong – Obi
The New Print M
  1. Ibrahim Abdulazeez
Print M
  1. Seye Ojo
The Sun Print M
  1. Aaron Fyneface
The Tide Print M
  1. Janet Faden
Plateau News Online F
  1. Abubakar Na’alolo
Bauchi Radio Radio M
  1. Kingsley Uchegbu
Independent Television, Benin TV/Radio M
  1. Terhemenn Agbedeh
The Niche Print M
  1. David Ajikobi
Cool FM/Wadobia FM Radio M
  1. Nonye Agbaji
Deutche Welle Radio F
  1. Ogenekwvwe Ebireri
ICIR Online F
  1. Ishaya Ibrahim
The Niche Print M
  1. Abdulkareem Yakubu
Radio Gotel Radio M
  1. Simon Eche – Sunday
Daily Trust Print M
  1. Gloria Usma
Leadership Print F
  1. Godwin Okafor
247 News Online M
  1. Gboyega Akinsami
Thisday Print M
  1. Olufemi Omotayo
Enterprise News Online M
  1. Adenike Ashogbon – Fagbemi
Development Diary Online F
  1. Prince Dickson
IQ4News Online M
  1. Jide Jegede
Witness Nigeria Online M
  1. Seun Akioye
The Nation Print M
  1. Amina Lamido
NTA Television F
  1. Michael Olugbode
Thisday Print M
  1. Kayode Olaitan
NAN Wire service M
  1. Fidelis Mac Leva
Weekly Trust Print M
  1. Folashade Adebayo
Punch Print F
  1. Olatunji Buhari
Nigerian Current Online M
  1. Abiose Adams
Premium Times Online F
  1. ELIJAH Elaigwu
M
  1. Franka Osakwe
National Mirror F
  1. Alasa Gilbert
The Nation Print M
  1. Olufunmi Falobi
Daily Independent Print F
  1. Olakunle Olafioye
The Sun Print M
  1. Kelvin Momoh
AIT TV M

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Will like to confirm if there will be another training scheduled for another year. So that reporters that could not apply for the current one will have opportunity to do so.

Fidelis Mac-Leva says:

I am indeed glad to be among the 40 Journalists shortlisted for this training programme on Investigative Reporting which has been my area of interest in Journalism. I really look forward to gaining from the programme and applying the skills therewith for the benefit of our society. Kudos to ICIR!