16 November 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — SweetcrudeReports Lagos Energy Correspondent, OpeOluwani Akintayo, has been shortlisted by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR among 20 other journalists for two-year scholarship on investigative reporting.
The project is aimed at building the capacity of journalists in investigative reporting and data journalism and also develop their skills in reporting issues like illicit international financial flows and tax matters to promote transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria.
The successful journalists are drawn from the online, print and electronic (Television & Radio) media across the country.
The training programme is part of a project initiated by the ICIR and supported by the Ford Foundation aimed at bringing the media and civil society together to work on social accountability, equality, and governance issues. The two-year project will see both journalists and civil society organisations collaborating and complementing each other’s work in promoting good governance.
The qualified journalists will participate in two intensive training programmes over a two-year period that will be delivered by professionals from within and outside the shores of Nigeria.
In addition, the successful candidates will partake in a mentoring programme and will receive financial support to work with civil society organisations to undertake incisive reporting and investigations in critical sectors of the economy.