The Guardian’s Ajibola Amzat wins overall prize at Quill Awards
The features editor of The Guardian newspapers, Ajibola Amzat has emerged the overall winner at the fourth season of the Promasidor Quill Awards on Friday. His entry, Home Away, earned his the overall winner 2015/2016, as well as, Best Report on Children and Nutrition.
Held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr. Amzat was awarded a plague, a high-end iPad, the company’s products and an all expense paid four-week trip to the Thomson Foundation in London for a multi-media journalism training.
Other awardees at the event include, Olatunji Ololade of The Nation, who won the award for the Best CSR and Industry Reporter of the year, Tobi Aworinde of The Punch, the Education Reporter of the year and Nurain Kolawole Aliu of Leadership for Best Photo Story of the year. Tunde Ajaja of the Punch won the award for the Future Writer of the year, Daphne Uduneje of Nigerian Pilot, went home with the award for Brand Advocate of the year, while Kemi Busari of thevendornews.com was awarded Best Online Reporter of the year.
Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited Mr. Oliver Thiry, while commending all journalists who submitted entries for different categories of the awards, noted that if the intellectual exertion and the skill required in producing a good report or story is put in perspective, there is no reward that can adequately compensate the effort of journalists in educating the public.
“Based on this realisation of the important role of the media in our economy, the management of Promasidor Nigeria in 2012 conceptualised Promasidor Quill Awards, with the ultimate goal of assessing, recognizing and rewarding excellence for outstanding journalistic work.”
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