The Guardian wins five awards, 13 nominations at 2022 NMMA
The Guardian Newspaper, yesterday, won five of the categories at the 2022 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA). In all, The Guardian got 13 nominations.
Gbenga Akinfenwa won the Bukola Saraki Prize for Agriculture Reporter of the year; Iyabo Lawal won the Ibrahim Shakarau Prize for Education Reporter of the Year; Wole Oyebade won the Aviation Reporter of the Year, while Kingsley Jeremiah won both the Conoil Prize for Energy Correspondent of the Year and Peter Odili Prize for Power Reporter of the Year.
In other categories, Christian Opara was nominated for Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Abiola Prize for Sports Reporter of the year; Helen Orji had two nominations in the Access Bank Prize for Capital Market Reporter of the year; Adeyemi Adepetun was nominated for MTN Prize for Telecommunications Reporter of the year; Gbenga Salau got nominated for the Rufkatu Danjuma Prize for Public Health Reporter of the year, with The Guardian as an institution nominated for the Newspaper of the year.
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was chief guest of honour, commended managers of the award for sustaining the initiative 30 years on. He promised to continue to support the media, including providing a conducive environment to operate.
He tasked the media on professionalism, pleading that standards should not be lowered for anything.
Sanwo-Olu asked that the media must uphold accuracy and fairness at all times, saying that there should be no room for bad eggs who want to paint the profession in bad light.