PREMIUM TIMES’ journalists nominated for Rotary award

Two PREMIUM TIMES’ journalists have been nominated for the 2016 Rotary District 9125 humanitarian award.

Ibanga Isine and Ogala Emmanuel were shortlisted for the online category of the award, for their stories: “Inside Boko Haram’s routes of death, destruction and humanitarian crises” and “Untold story of how Boko Haram wages its ‘jihad’ and how brutalized residents survived”.

The two-part series detailed the untold horrors of the deadly sect, Boko Haram, and immense suffering of its victims in Nigeria’s north east.

Mr. Ogala is head of PREMIUM TIMES’ digital strategy, while Mr. Isine is the paper’s regional editor (south).

The Rotary’s humanitarian award recognises stories published or broadcast between July 1, 2015 and June 21, 2016 on Television, Radio, Newspapers/Magazines and Online Media.

The winning entries will be announced on June 30 at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja.

The event will also feature the unveiling of “My Dream Nigeria” book – a compilation of futuristic dreams everyday Nigerians have for ther country.


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