ICIR reports get 2023 NMMA nominations

TWO reports from The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) have been nominated for the 2023 edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA).     

The awards ceremony, which will be celebrating its  31st anniversary, is set to be held at Munson Centre, Lagos, on Sunday, December 17, celebrating and recognising journalists for their excellence.

The report, Nelson Mandela Freedom Park Osogbo in ruins, overtaken by goats by a former staff member of The ICIR, Joseph Olaoluwa, was nominated for the Tourism Reporter of the Year.

Also, the report, Woes, travails of securing good housing in Lagos, by the same journalist, got a nomination for the Real Estate/Housing category.




    On December 9, two reports by The ICIR bagged awards at the 18th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (WSAIR) held in Abuja.

    A former journalist with The ICIR, Beloved John, emerged as a runner-up for her work, ‘London Graduate School: The ‘Degree Mill’ selling fake honorary doctorate to Africans’.

    Also, the news editor at The ICIR, Marcus Fatunmole, received a commendation for his work, ‘How North Korean runs illegal hospital patronised by the high and mighty in Abuja’ in the same category.

    Similarly, in October, another journalist with The ICIR, Nurudeen Akewushola, emerged as a winner at the 2023 PwC Media Excellence Award in the Tax & Fiscal Policy Reporting category with his two-part investigative series titled ‘Maritime ‘Bandits’.

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