ICIR announces names of successful applicants for investigative journalism training

The International Center for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, is glad to announce names of successful applicants for its investigative reporting capacity building project for Nigerian journalists.

The project is aimed at building the capacity of journalists in investigative reporting and data journalism and also develop their skills in reporting issues like illicit international financial flows and tax matters to promote transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria.

The successful qualified journalists are drawn from the online, print and electronic (Television & Radio) media across the country.

The training programme is part of a project initiated by the ICIR and supported by the Ford Foundation aimed at bringing the media and civil society together to work on social accountability, equality and governance issues. The two-year project will see both journalists and civil society organisations collaborating and complementing each other’s work in promoting good governance.

The qualified journalists will participate in two intensive training programmes over a two-year period that will be delivered by professionals from within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

In addition, the successful candidates will partake in a mentoring program and will receive financial support to work with civil society organisations to undertake incisive reporting and investigations in critical sectors of the economy.

Successful candidates will soon be contacted for the next stage on the project. They are:

    S/N Name Organisation Gender State
    1 Ada Igboanugo The Cable Newspaper F Imo
    2 Adedayo Adejobi ThisDay Newspaper M Osun
    3 Aderemi Alex Ojekunle Nigeria Bulletin M Oyo
    4 Adetola Bademosi Nigerian Tribune F Ondo
    5 Bayo Akinloye The Punch M Oyo
    6 Daniel Adugbo Daily Trust Newspaper M Imo
    7 Etebong Akpan Pioneer Newspaper M Akwa Ibom
    8 Shamsiyya Haruna Freedom Radio F Jigawa
    9 Isaac Anyaogu Business Day Media M Abia
    10 Lulu Bankong Independent Television F Cross River
    11 Joseph Olaoluwa The Nation Newspaper M Ondo
    12 Kelechukwu Iruoma Vanguard Newspapers M Imo
    13 Mustapha Kaita Liberty Television & Radio M Katsina
    14 Olu Phillips Channels TV M Imo
    15 Oluwadare Taiwo The Sun Newspaper M Osun
    16 Opeoluwani Akintayo Sweet Crude Reports F Oyo
    17 Ruth Olurounbi Nigerian Tribune F Oyo
    18 Ukamaka Owo NTA F Enugu
    19 Wilfred Okiche YNaija M Anambra
    20 Yekeen Akinwale ICIR M Oyo


    The International Centre for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit investigative news organisation which aims to use watchdog reporting to promote transparency and accountability in Nigeria.

    Principally, its mission is to popularize a culture of investigative reporting across newsrooms by building the capacity of journalists to do incisive, critical reporting. Last year the Centre concluded the Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project, NIRP, a two -year project supported by Ford Foundation which helped to train more than eighty (80) journalists in Investigative and Data Journalism.

    It is currently implementing another big capacity building project for journalists in the area of open contracting and procurement. The Centre runs its own news website @ www.icirnigeria.org.

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