ICIR Releases Names of Participants For 2015 Training

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja, has announced 44 journalists from across the country to participate in its second Investigative Journalism Training programme series. Juliana Uche-Okobi, assistant editor, TELL Magazine, is one of the shortlisted candidates for the training programme scheduled for May 19 to May 21 in Abuja.

According to Dayo Aiyetan, project director, the programme is part of the Nigeria Investigative Reporting Project, NIRP reporting and publishing initiative funded by Ford Foundation, which is aimed at building capacity for journalists in Nigeria to effectively play their role in promoting accountability and good governance.

The project which is in its second year aims at equipping journalists with the latest investigative journalism skills and techniques. Also, as part of the project, successful applicants will be able to access small grants to pursue investigative story projects that have direct impact on their communities.

The 44 successful journalists were shortlisted from over 80 applications from print, electronic and online media from all over the country. The selection committee composed of ICIR staff and some respected editors who carefully went through each individual application based on the selection criteria outlined in the ‘Call for Applications’.

The names of the successful candidates are listed below:

Benjamin EzeamaluPremium Times
Allusius AttahThe Nation
Anazia DanielGuardian
Onyewuchi OjinnakaThe Nitch
Ruth TeneLeadership
Godwin DuruFRCN Kaduna
Joseph HirDaily Trust
Abiose AdelajaICIR
Erik IkhilaeThe Nation
Chimelie EzeobiThisDay
Ngozi EmedolibeNational Mirror
Augustine AgboLeadership
Ebhuomhan UsifoNational Mirror
Kunle FalayiPunch
Solomon AdebayoFRCN
Toyin AdepojuSplasj FM
Susan IronsiLeadership
Sam OttiThe Sun
Tony AkoweThe Nation
Ali Abara AbubakarPeoples Daily
Obinna Chukwuezie 
Itunu AjayiGuardian
Simon AtebaThe News
Mojeed AlabiNew Telegraph
Adebayo HassanPremium Times
Malik SamuelICIR
Grace ObikeThe Nation
Kolawole TalabiFreelancer
Olubukola BakareNewswatch
Musa Isa Ahmed 
Taiwo AdeyemiFreelancer
Nathaniel AkigheBusinessDay
Alfred AjayiFRCN
Edegbe OdenwigweLeadership
Ajibola AmzatGuardian
Perez BrizibeVanguard
Tosin OmoniyiICIR
Evelyn OsagieThe Nation
Olatokewa AyoadeVision FM
Juliana Uche-OkobiTELL
Prince Charles Dickson 
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