15 Nigerian journalists for investigative journalism training

Journalist interviewing someone

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, on Thursday announced the names of 15 Nigerian journalists to participate in the second phase of its investigative journalism training programme tagged Open Contracting Reporting Project, OCRP.

A statement released by Dayo Aiyetan, Executive Director of ICIR, said the 15 journalists were selected out of nearly 80 entries received by the centre.

The shortlist, the statement said, followed a call for application rolled out on May 17, 2017.

The application required candidates to upload links of investigative stories they had previously done in addition to stating why they needed the training.

“The OCRP, an initiative of the ICIR in collaboration with the Public and Private development Centre (PPDC), and funded by the MacArthur Foundation, is aimed at building the capacity of the Nigerian media to adequately report and investigate budget and procurement issues in order to bring about transparency in contracting processes,” Mr. Aiyetan said in his statement.

The first phase of the training, for Abuja-based journalists, was held in April.

The second phase of the training programme also brings together journalists from print, electronic and online media from across the country.

According to Mr. Aiyetan, the selected journalists will partake in a three-day capacity building workshop to be held in Abuja, and they would subsequently undertake a three-day hands-on internship with the PPDC.

The third stage of the programme will see the ICIR and appointed mentors work with the journalists to produce investigative content, which would be published by their news platforms.

The successful journalists selected for the training include PREMIUM TIMES’ Olawoyin Oladeinde, Busari Kemi (Nigerian Bulletin), Femi Owolabi (Cable Newspaper), Namlong Theresa (Vanguard Newspaper), Ekene James (FRCN), Adebulu Taiwo (Freelancer/The Nation), and another freelance journalist, Linus Unah.

Others are Jamila H. Maiiyali (Freedom Radio), Hope Ikwe (Business Day), Fatima Page (Yobe Tv), Hauwa Gold (NAN), Innicent Duru (The Nation Newspaper), Anthony Akaeze (Tell Magazine), Gbenga Salau (Guardian Newspaper) and Egwu Ejike (Orient Daily Newspaper).

The training is scheduled to hold from July 4 to July 7 in Abuja, the Federal Capital City.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.