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

Campus Journalist of the Year Gets Full-Expense Paid Trip to USA

For emerging as the ‘Campus Journalist of the Year’ at the Youths Digest annual Campus Journalism Awards (CJA), Maryam Abdullahi, a 400-level Modern, European Languages and Linguistics student at the Usman Dan-Fodio University Sokoto (UDUS), has been offered a full expense paid trip to the United States of America (USA).

The Executive-Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, made the pledge in the presence of guests at Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja, to reward Maryam for her campus journalism feat.

He said that CISLAC recognizes and reward great accomplishments especially by young prodigies, hence it would, as part of further motivating the newly-crowned Youths Digest ‘Campus Journalist of the Year’ winner, sponsored her full trip to the US to attend a UN women conference coming up soon.

Congratulating the UDUS female student, the CISLAC boss, urged her to remain dedicated, disciplined, hardworking, focused and ambitious, saying that CISLAC is proud to associate with her remarkable successes so far as an upcoming writer and journalist.

“The fact that a female student emerged as campus journalist of the year, at this event CISLAC partnered is absolutely wonderful. This goes to show that there are immense potentials in our young girls. Therefore, I urge Maryam to build on this unique and brilliant achievement by remaining focused and continue to write edifying and must-read opinion articles and news reports so as to harvest more special awards for herself. I, on behalf of CISLAC, congratulate and heartily felicitate with Maryam Abdullahi on this special occasion,” said Rafsanjani.

Speaking further, Auwal Rafsanjani, promised a cash gift of N50, 000 to Maryam, and also automatic employment offer to the final-year students who are among the 15 awardees.

Mr. Olarenwaju Oyedeji, made a power presentation of ‘Campus Journalism Dialogue’, an event to be organized by Youths Digest later in the year.

He said the dialogue, among other things, will serve as a platform to robustly mentor talented student-writers and campus journalists, while also educating them on fundamental issues such as hate speech, fake news, defamation, libelous publications, and brown envelope syndrome, among others, in contemporary journalism practice.

Olarenwaju, added that the dialogue will take place simultaneously in six tertiary institutions across the geopolitical zones, with students whose news reports, articles and literary works have been published severally on various media platforms to be selected as participants.


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