Nigerian journalists; Adewale Olugbenga Emosu, Ibanga Isine, Femi Joshua Asu and Arukaino Umukoro won four different awards at this year’s CNN/Multichoice Journalist of the Year Award in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
Emosu of the Nigerian Tribune grabbed the Culture Award, while the Economics & Business Award went to Femi Joshua Asu of the Punch Newspaper. The Punch made it a double as the Sport Reporting Award was grabbed by Arukaino Umukoro. Also, the Coca-Cola Company News Impact Award was won by Ibanga Isine
Below are details of other awardees and their prizes;
Dow Technology & Innovation Reporting Award Sarah Wild (Mail & Guardian, South Africa); Features Award – Julie Lauren & Jacqueline Jayamaha; Francophone General News Award – Hyacinthe Boowurosigue Sanou (print) and Ibrahim Diallo (broadcast).
GE Energy & Infrastructure Award- Mohamed Amin; Photographic Award – Herman Verwey; MSD Health & Medical Award – Enoch Sikolia & Charles Kariuki; Portuguese Language General News Award – Carl Goncalves (Cape Verde) and Pedro Paxi Ndoma (Angola); Press Freedom Award – Zacharie Flash Ndiomo; The African Development Bank & Environment Award – Thomas Naadi Bitlegma (ETV Ghana).