Toluwani Eniola of Punch Newspaper, Hannah Ojo of The Nation Newspaper and Alade Abiodun Vanguard Newspaper have emerged as winners at the 2014 Innovative Young Journalists Award.
The award that was organised by Journalist for Christ, an association of professional Christian journalists made Toluwani Eniola of Punch Newspaper to win the overall prize.
Toluwani, first and second degree holder of English and Linguistic from University of Ado Ekiti and University of Lagos clinched the award ahead of Hannah Ojo of The Nation Newspaper and Alade Abiodun Vanguard Newspaper who emerged first and second runner up respectively.
The award which was held at International Press Centre saw Toluwani Eniola emerged the winner in a keenly contest votes by panel of judges drawn from different media outfit.
While responding to the award Eniola the 2015 winner of Quill pen award organized by Promasidor was grateful to God who has endowed him with grace in order to emerge the winner of the award. “It is absolutely by the grace of God that I came out top for this award. I want appreciate God that for and I thank journalists for Christ fellowship for counting worthy of this award ” he said.
InnovativeYoung Journalists Award is an award for young Christian journalists who have distinguished themselves in the course of the year with creative and innovative ideas. It would be recalled that Jennifer Ehidiamen won the first edition held in 2013.
On the selection board for the award include Adeola Akinremi, Features Editor, Thisday Newspaper, Sanmi Falobi, Project Associate, International Press Centre, Ugonma Cokey, Editor, Voice of Nigeria, Jennifer Ehidiamen, 2013 winner of the Awards, and Seun Akioye, Assistant Editor, The Nation newspaper.
Entries were assessed by a selection board on the basis of uniqueness of issues reported, depth of research and use of multimedia presentation.