25.1 C
Abuja

ICIR reporter Amos Abba emerges 3rd place winner of Fetisov journalism award

Related

1min read

AMOS Abba, an oil and gas reporter at the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has bagged a Fetisov journalism award in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Abaa, alongside 39 journalists from 21 countries were shortlisted in four different categories, including; Excellence in Environmental Journalism, Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Contribution to Civil Rights, and Outstanding Contribution to Peace, in November.

On Wednesday, all winners of the different categories were announced at the Fetisov Journalism Awards ceremony, with Abba emerging as 3rd place in the Excellence in Environmental Journalism category, for his report on  How Nestle Nigeria contaminates water supply of its host community in Abuja, which was published in April, 2019.

The report showed how a water factory belonging to Nestle, located in Abaji Local Government, Abuja, led to the contamination of the host community’s source of water, caused destruction of farmlands and road networks.

Two days after publication of the report, the management of Nestle’s Water factory, Abaji led by Victoria Uwadoka, Nestle Nigeria Public affairs Manager visited the community on April 30, to install a generating plant that would pump water daily, ICIR reported.

With one of its objectives being; ‘ to reward outstanding journalists with major money prizes for their dedicated work,’ The Fetisov award enriched each winner in all categories.

The grand prize winners received N36.5 million, and the runners-up got N7.3 million and N3.7 million respectively.

- Advertisement -

Also, renowned investigative reporter and former editor of The ICIR, Fisayo Soyombo, also recently bagged an award alongside Kiki Mordi, a BBC journalist.

The duo were announced as winners of the inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA).

Seun Durojaiye is a journalist with International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR).

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Recent

NANS calls for redeployment of Ogun Police CP, accuses him of harassment

THE National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for the redeployment of the...

After ICIR investigation, Enugu community gets water

By Arinze CHIJIOKE FOUR months after an ICIR-funded investigation revealed how a N300 million water...

Decisively end Police brutality, Amnesty International tells FG

AMNESTY International has called on the Nigerian authorities to put words into action and...

#EndSARS: Why we occupied Lekki Toll Gate -Lagos Police commissioner

THE Lagos Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has explained why he and his men...

Rinu calls for implementation of recommendations from panels on Police brutality

RINU Oduala, one of the campaigners against Police brutality, has called for the implementation...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement