KADUNA— The Panel of Judges for the 2023 AMDF Journalist of the Year Award, chaired by Mr. Joseph Edegbo, Managing Editor of Africa Prime News, has unveiled nine finalists for this year’s award.
The finalists were selected from the five categories: print, online, photo, television, and radio.
They include: Chenemi Bamaiyi of TVC; Chima Azubuike of Punch Newspapers; Christian Njoku of News Agency of Nigeria; Jaiyeola Olukayode of Punch Newspapers; Martha Agas of News Agency of Nigeria; Ojoma Akor of Daily Trust; Philip Yatai of News Agency of Nigeria; Shindong Bala of Radio Nigeria; Solomon Odeniyi of Punch Newspapers.
According to the Panel Chairman, the nine finalists have demonstrated professional skills in their stories by delving deep into writing issue-based development stories.
AMDF will also utilize the platform to present an Honorary Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence to a distinguished media veteran, Hajiya Hauwa Saulawa, former General Manager, Companion FM, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Katsina Station, for her immeasurable contribution to the promotion of development journalism in Nigeria.
The winners, runners-up, and commended works will be announced and presented awards during the Africa Conference on Development Journalism in Kaduna, Nigeria, scheduled for the 6th & 7th of December 2023.