Guests and award winners at the Campus Journalism Award CJA 2019 event in Abuja
Guests and award winners at the Campus Journalism Award CJA 2019 event in Abuja

PHOTOS: 2019 Campus Journalism Award Winners and Finalists

CJA Award Winner Oluwatobi Abimbola MAPOLY (Opinion Writer)
CJA Award Winner Oluwatobi Abimbola MAPOLY (Opinion Writer)

OLUWATOBI Abimbola – Opinion Writer
MAPOLY Abeokuta

Born on June 20, 1997, Oluwatobi Abimbola is a student of the department of Mass Communications, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun state.

He is a community reporter and a member of MAPOLY Campus Press. His writings have been published in www.thenationonline.ng
www.newsdigest.ng
Title of Entry: The misadventure called Industrial Romance
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CJA Award Winner Eric Aondover BUK Kano (Book Author)
CJA Award Winner Eric Aondover BUK Kano (Book Author)

AONDOVER Eric – Book Author
BUK Kano

 

Born on Dec 25, 1988, Aondover Eric Msughter obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass communications from Bayero University, Kano (BUK). He is currently a post graduate student for Master of Science Degree in Mass communication in the same university.

He is an author. He has published papers in both local and international journals and participated in several workshops and conferences on communications, media and journalism.

Title of Book: Media and Communication Research; A Prescriptive Approach of Peace Journalism and Development
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CJA Award Winner Adekola Mercy AAUA Ondo (Broadcaster)
CJA Award Winner Adekola Mercy AAUA Ondo (Broadcaster)

Mercy – Broadcaster
AAUA Ondo

Born on January 26, 1998, Adekola Mercy is a student of the department of Mass communications,Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) Akungba-Akoko, Ondo state.

She is a member of Nigerian Union of Campus Journalists (AAUA Chapter), President of National Union Of Campus Journalists(NUCJ) AAUA chapter(2017/2018) and Deputy Editor in Chief, Sparkle Media.

She has won some awards which included the Most Outstanding Female in Academics, National Association Of Mass communications Students(NAMACOS) and Reporter Of The Year, Sparkle Media (2017). She’s a radio presenter on Radio AAUA 90.3fm.
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CJA Award Winner Akinpelu Yusuf UI Ibadan (News Reporter)
CJA Award Winner Akinpelu Yusuf UI Ibadan (News Reporter)

YUSUF Akinpelu – News Reporter
UI Ibadan
Born on August 12, 1994, Yusuf Akinpelu is a student of the Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan. He is a member of Union of Campus Journalist, University of Ibadan (UCJ UI) and Editor-in-Chief, Tedder Hall Press, and ASSON Press (Association of Statistics Students Organization of Nigeria).

He has won some awards which included 2018 Tell! Award Best Campus Journalist, 2018 UCJUI Campus Journalist of the year and 2018 Winner of UCJUI Best Investigative Story.

His writings have been published in www.icirnigeria.org and www.premiumtimesng.com

Title of Entry: Hijab Controversy: University of Ibadan school reopens, shut again amidst protests
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CJA Award Winner MAPOLY Abeokuta (Press Club)
CJA Award Winner MAPOLY Abeokuta (Press Club)

MAPOLY – Pen Club
MAPOLU Abeokuta

The winner is the press club of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic(MAPOLY) Abeokuta which is a student-controlled news association that has been in existence since 1995.

It is also the official news agency/association registered in the institution.
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CJA Award Winner Daud Adebayo Unilorin Magazine
CJA Award Winner Daud Adebayo Unilorin Magazine

Daud Adebayo (UNILORIN Watch) -Magazine
Unilorin Ilorin

Daud Adebayo is a student of the department of Mass communications, University of Ilorin and a member of debate club. He is the editor of Unilorin Watch: a print publication of University of Ilorin.
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ABDULHAMID Abdullahi – Entertainment Reporter
BUK Kano

CJA Award Winner Abdulhamid Aliyu BUK Kano (Entertainment)
CJA Award Winner Abdulhamid Aliyu BUK Kano (Entertainment)

Born on November 5, 1997, Abdulhamid Abdullahi Aliyu is a student of the department of information and media studies, Faculty of Communication, Bayero University, Kano (BUK).

He is a member of Information Media Students’ Association (IMSA),BUK. He is the chief editor of Infomedia blog, a film critic and entertainment writer. Some of his writings have been published in www.infomedia.ng
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CJA Award Winner Joseph Ekpali UNN Nsukka (Features)
CJA Award Winner Joseph Ekpali UNN Nsukka (Features)

EKPALI Joseph – Features Writer
UNN Nsukka

 

Born on September 11, 1998, Ekpali Joseph Saint is a student of the department of Mass communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka(UNN) and member of NFCS.

He is the president,Faculty of Arts Catholic Students Association. Some of his writings have been published in www.thenationonlineng.ng and www.crispng.com
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CJA Award Winner Ibrahim Adeyemi UDUS Sokoto (Editor)
CJA Award Winner Ibrahim Adeyemi UDUS Sokoto (Editor)

IBRAHIM Adeyemi – Editor
UDUS Sokoto

Born August 26,1996, Ibrahim Adeyemi is a student of Modern European Languages and Linguistics, Usman Danfodiyo University,Sokoto(UDUS). He is a member of National Association Of Campus Journalists, UDUS,Editor and Head of the Investigative Desk at The News Digest Press, UDUS.

He has won some awards which included Essayist Of the Year, Youths Digest Award 2018, Winner El-critical writing contest 2016, Veteran Campus Journalist of the year,The Newsdigest award and Child Rights Media Advocacy Fellow, Youth Africa.

Edited: The Danfodites, The Campus Chronicles, UDUS NewsDigest

Some of his writings have been published in www.saharareporters.com, www.premiumtimesng.com
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CJA Award Winner Adejumo Kabir OAU Ife (Photo Journalism)
CJA Award Winner Adejumo Kabir OAU Ife (Photo Journalism)

ADEJUMO Kabir – Photojournalist
OAU Ife

Born on January 29,1997, Adejumo Kabir Adeniyi is a student of the department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) ile-ife,Osun State.

He is the founder of Newstrack platform; a campus reporter/trainee of Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism; and currently the PRO of National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors.

He has won some awards which included Winner ACJOAU award of newcomer 2015/2016,Award of Outstanding Performance at Nigeria Internet Business Conference (NIBC)2017, Winner Nigerian Universities Merit Award(NUMA)of Best Campus journalist 2017. Some of his writings have been published in www.premiumtimesng.com

Title of Entry: Nigerian police officers caught on camera taking bribe
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CJA Award Winner Olufemi Alfred OAU Ife (Investigative Journalism)
CJA Award Winner Olufemi Alfred OAU Ife (Investigative Journalism)

OLUFEMI Alfred – Investigative Journalist
OAU Ife

Born on September 3, 1998, Olufemi Alfred is a student of Department of English language,Obafemi Awolowo University and member of Association of Campus Journalists and held the position of Editor-in-chief, OAU KilonShele news.

He has won some awards which included winner of the editor and campus journalist of the year categories of Youths Digest awards 2018, Winner News Editor category of Nigerian Universities Merit Award(NUMA) 2018. Some of his works have been published in www.premiumtimesng.com, www.campusreporter.ng

Title of Entry: SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities where pregnant women abandon health centres for herbalist, birth attendant
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CJA Award Winner Mahmud Abdulsalam FLAILAS Minna
CJA Award Winner Mahmud Abdulsalam FLAILAS Minna

MAHMUD Abdulsalam – Upcoming Writer
FLAILAS Minna

Born August 30, 1992, Mahmud Abdulsalam is a student of Mass communication, Fati Lami Abubakar Institute of Legal and Administrative Studies(FLAILAS) in Minna, Niger State.

He is a student member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ)Niger state Council. He was the chief editor of creative writers’ club(CWC) at FLAILAS. Some of his works have been published in www.thenationonlineng.com, www.dailytrust.com, www.leadership.ng

Title of Entry: 2019: Who Lifts The Decamping ‘Premiership’ Trophy?
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CJA Finalist Fatima Abbas Unimaid
CJA Finalist Fatima Abbas Unimaid

FATIMA Abbas – Social Media Influencer
UNIMAID Maiduguri

Born in the ancient city of Borno, Fatima Abbas Mohammed is currently an undergraduate student of Biology Education in the University of Maiduguri.

Working with the state government, she deploys her NGO Borno Young Entrepreneurship Foundation (@boyef_ngo) for advocacy for humanitarian interventions on the plight of IDPs and women and youth empowerment.

She is a social media influencer using her social media platforms, www.Facebook.com, www.Twitter.com and instagram for her campaigns.
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CJA Award Winner Emmanuel Ayamgba Ghana (Sports Writer)
CJA Award Winner Emmanuel Ayamgba Ghana (Sports Writer)

Emmanuel Ayamga – Sports Writer
GIJ, Ghana

Born on July 16,1994, Emmanuel Ayamga is a student of Communication from Ghana Institute Of Journalism(GIJ). He is a member of Ghana Journalists Association, GIJ Chapter. Some of his writings have been published in www.pulse.com.gh

Title of Entry: May 9 Disaster: Hearts, Kotoko and the rivalry that triggered Africa’s worst sporting tragedy
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CJA Finalist Maryam Abdullahi UDUS Sokoto
CJA Finalist Maryam Abdullahi UDUS Sokoto

MARYAM Abdullahi – Gender Equality and Campus Journalist

UDUS Sokoto

Born on October 24,1995, Maryam Abdullahi is a student of Modern European Languages and Linguistics,Usman Danfodiyo University(UDUS), Sokoto.

She is a columnist, staff writer and Head, Women In Focus

Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal Justice Danladi Umar presents Campus Journalist of the Year to Maryam Abdullahi at 2019 Campus Journalism Awards
Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal Justice Danladi Umar presents Campus Journalist of the Year to Maryam Abdullahi at 2019 Campus Journalism Awards

Desk at The News Digest Press, UDUS. She has won some awards which included Female Campus Journalist of the year,NACJ award, 2018, Winner Digest Award for Female Campus Journalists, 2018. Some of her writings have been published in www.saharareporters.com

Title of Entry: Gender Equality And The Funk Of Feminism

 

 

CJA FINALISTS 2019

CJA Finalist Muneer Yakub UDUS Sokoto
CJA Finalist Muneer Yakub UDUS Sokoto

 

Muneer Yaqub
Department-Microbiology
Institution- Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

 

 

 

CJA Finalist Okerimodu Faith
CJA Finalist Okerimodu Faith

 

Okerinmodun Faith Olusegun
Department-English Language
Institution-Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State

 

 

 

CJA Finalist Fatima Zahra
CJA Finalist Fatima Zahra

 

Muhammad Fatima Zahra
Department- Mass Communication
Institution- IBB University, Lapai, Niger State

 

 

CJA Finalist Uthman Samad OAU Ife
CJA Finalist Uthman Samad OAU Ife

 

Uthman Samad
Department- English
Institution- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun state

 

 

 

Akinremi Rebecca
Department- English
Institution- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun state

 

CJA Finalist Jamiu Abiodun UDUS Sokoto
CJA Finalist Jamiu Abiodun UDUS Sokoto

 

 

Sulaiman Jamiu Abiodun
Department- Political Science
Institution- Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

 

 

CJA Finalist Ojoroungbe Sodiq
CJA Finalist Ojoroungbe Sodiq

 

Ojuroungbe Sodiq
Department- Mass communication
Institution- Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.

 

 

 

CJA Finalist Semudara Grace
CJA Finalist Semudara Grace

 

Semudara Omowumi Grace
Department- mass communications
Institution- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko,Ondo state

 

 

CJA Finalist Ibrahim Ghaddafi Tanko
CJA Finalist Ibrahim Ghaddafi Tanko

 

Ibrahim Gaddafi Tanko
Department: Private and property law , Faculty of Law
Institution: Taraba State University

 

 

Okerinde Timothy Ayobami
Department- Broadcast Journalism
Institution: Lagos State University

 

CJA Finalist Tomori Uriel
CJA Finalist Tomori Uriel

 

Tomori Uriel
Department: Mass communications
Institution: University of Ilorin, Ilorin

 

 

 

Ikulajolu Adesola
Department- Mass communication
Institution- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko,Ondo state.

 

CJA Finalist Deborah Philips
CJA Finalist Deborah Philips

 

Deborah Phillips
Department- Mass communications
Institution: Bayero University, Kano

 

 

Temitope Samuel Akinmoladun
Department-Urban and Regional Planning
Institution- Federal University Of Technology, Akure.

Efosa Taiwo
Department- Mass Communication

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