ICIR Announces the Successful Applicants for its Second Investigative Reporting Training Programme

nirp successful applicants

International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Abuja has shortlisted 41 journalists from across the country to participate in the second series of its Investigative Journalism training programme.

The training programme scheduled for May 19 to May 21 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 and is in its second year aims at equipping the 41 journalists with Investigative Journalism skills and techniques. Also, as part of the project, the journalists would be able to access some funds to pursue investigative story projects that have direct impact on their communities.

The 41 successful journalists were shortlisted from over 70 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                                                                                                        Dayo Aiyetan

Project Manager                                                                                              Project Director

Mobile: 08037371352                                                                                      Mobile: 08033034675

Email: shabatop@yahoo.com                                                                     Email: daiyetan@icirnigeria.org


List of 2015 Successful Applicants for the NIRP

Name Medium Sex Base E-mail
1 Benjamin Ezeamalu Premium Times Male Lagos ben.ezeamalu@gmail.com 
2 Allusius Attah The Nation Male Onitsha, Anambra state attahcomrade@yahoo.com 
3 Anazia Daniel Guardian Male Lagos counarconsult@gmail.com
4 Onyewuchi Ojinnaka The Nitch Male Lagos onyewuchi_ojinnaka@yahoo.com 
5 Ruth Tene Leadership Female Abuja ruthrence@yahoo.com
6 Godwin Duru FRCN Kaduna Male Kaduna godwinex@yahoo.com
7 Joseph Hir Daily Trust Male Nasarawa State hirjoseph@yahoo.com 
8 Abiose Adelaja ICIR Female Lagos abioseadelaja@yahoo.com 
9 Erik Ikhilae The Nation Male Lagos ericikhilae@gmail.com
10 Chimelie Ezeobi This day Female Lagos emelieezeobi@yahoo.com 
11 Ngozi Emedolibe National Mirror Female Lagos ngomedos@yahoo.com 
12 Augustine Agbo Leadership Male Abuja agbogood@yahoo.com 
13 Ebhuomhan Usifo National Mirror Male Benin usie007@yahoo.com 
14 Kunle Falayi Punch Male Lagos lexyarthur@yahoo.com
15 Solomon Adebayo FRCN Male Abuja kay_bayo@yahoo.co.uk 
16 Toyin Adepoju Splasj FM Female Ibadan Oyo State tadepoju@splashfm1055.com 
17 Susan Ironsi Leadership Female Abuja suzanironsi@gmail.com
18 Sam Otti The Sun Male Lagos samotti@ymail.com
19 Tony Akowe The Nation Male Abuja akowetony@yahoo.com
20 Ali Abara Abubakar Peoples Daily Male Abuja aliabare2003@yahoo.com 
21 Obinna Chukwuezie Male Jos obinna@ji4ye.org 
22 Itunu Ajayi Guardian Female Abuja cmfrtajayi@yahoo.com
23 Simon Ateba The News Male Lagos dipooni@gmail.com
24 Mojeed Alabi New Telegraph Male Lagos mojeedalabi2@yahoo.co.uk 
25 Adebayo Hassan Premium Times Male Abuja hassanjustice02@gmail.com 
26 Malik Samuel ICIR Male Abuja dynamicmalik@yahoo.com
27 Grace Obike The Nation Female Abuja granovia@yahoo.co.uk
28 Kolawole Talabi Freelancer Male Ibadan kolawole.talabi@gmail.com 
29 Olubukola Bakare Newswatch Female Lagos bukkybakky@yahoo.co.uk 
30 Musa Isa Ahmed Male Yola musa41297@gmail.com 
31 Taiwo Adeyemi Freelancer Male Abuja yemilaurence@gmail.com 
32 Nathaniel Akighe Businessday Male Lagos nathanielakhigbe@businessdayonline.com 
33 Alfred Ajayi FRCN Male Awka, Anambra State alfredeverofgod@yahoo.com 
34 Edegbe Odenwigwe Leadership Male Abuja eodemwingie@gmail.com 
35 Ajibola Amzat Guardian Male Lagos ajibolaamzat@gmail.com 
36 Perez Brizibe Vanguard Male Ughelli Delta State cicatrix4@gmail.com 
37 Tosin Omoniyi ICIR Male Abuja jadeoneus@hotmail.com 
38 Evelyn Osagie The Nation Female Lagos ryte4me@yahoo.com080630880975
39 Olatokewa Ayoade Vision FM Female Abuja olatokewa@gmail.com 
40 Juliana Uche – Okobi Tell Female Lagos julianaezeoke2002@yahoo.com08051791222
41 Prince Charles Dickson Male Jos pcdbooks@gmail.com


Disaggregation of Participants by Location

City/State Number of Participants
Abuja, FCT 14
Lagos, Lagos 16
Jos, Plateau 2
Onisha, Anambra 1
Ughelli, Delta 1
Kaduna, Kaduna 1
Nasarawa 1
Awka, Anambra 1
Benin, Edo 1
Ibadan, Oyo 2
Yola, Adamawa 1
Total 41



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