ICIR announces successful fellows for its Tax Justice, Equity Project

THE International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR) is pleased to announce successful fellows for its “Tax Justice and Equity Project”.

This initiative is aimed at enlightening Nigerians and stimulating discussions around tax issues using investigative journalism as a tool in a manner that would promote tax equity and justice.

The project is being executed with the support of the International Budget Partnership.



    The ICIR is an independent, non–profit media organisation that aims to promote good governance in Nigeria through robust investigative, data-driven reporting. Our goal is to build a culture of watchdog reporting for the media in Nigeria.

    In the last five years, the Centre has worked to build the capacity for journalists to undertake investigative, data-driven reporting, thus strengthening accountability and engendering effective service delivery for citizens’ welfare, particularly at the sub-regional level.

    For this project, 12 journalists have been selected from Lagos, Kano, Taraba, and Cross Rivers states across print, electronic and digital media. The project will build capacity and provide financial support for selected journalists to undertake critical business investigative and data-driven reports on tax equity and multiplicity of taxation in the informal sector in Nigeria.

    The list of the successful candidates and their respective organisations is below:



    Adamu Mustapha Hodi Male BizPoint (Online Business Newspaper) Kano State


    2. Thomas Samuel Male Taraba State Broadcasting Service (TSBS) Jalingo Taraba State
    3. Augustina Agosi Todo Female The Guardian Cross River State
    4. Alex Friday Ehime Male The ICIR Lagos State
    5. David Yerima Sarah Female Rock FM Jalingo Taraba State
    6. Abasi-Abasi Joseph Ephraim Male Nigerian Tribune Cross Rivers State
    7. Aro Olubusola Female The Cable Newspaper Limited Lagos State
    8. Francis Lawrence Male Prime TV Taraba State
    9. Abdulrasheed Hussain Male Premier Radio Kano State
    10. Ekunke Ogah Ukeulim B Female HIT95.9FM Cross Rivers State
    11. Folake Balogun Female Business Day Lagos State
    12. Hamza Sulaiman Shamasiyya Female Freelance journalist Kano State

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