The ICIR Announces Selected Fellows For The Open Contract Reporting Project(OCRP)

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is pleased to announce successful fellows for its
Open Contract Reporting Project (OCRP). The OCRP is a three-year project funded by the John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation under its “On-Nigeria Anti-corruption Programme”

The OCPR is the Centre’s accountability reporting project, which seeks to promote fiscal transparency and
accountability in Nigeria’s budget and procurement processes. In the last seven years, the Centre has worked
to build the capacity for journalists to effectively investigate and report on budget and procurement issues, thus
strengthening open contracting processes and engendering effective service delivery for the welfare of the
citizens, particularly at the sub-regional level.

We have trained over 250 journalists across different newsrooms
in Nigeria and published more than 300 investigative reports holding power to account in Nigeria across
different sectors.

In this seventh and final year of the OCRP, the project will build capacity and provide mentoring and financial
support for 20 selected journalists to work with the ICIR to undertake investigative and data-driven reports on
budget and procurement issues.

The ICIR is an independent, non–profit media organisation that aims to promote good governance in Nigeria
through robust investigative, data-driven reporting. We aim to build a culture of watchdog reporting for the
media in Nigeria. We achieve this by building the Investigative/Data Journalism capacity for journalists in
newsrooms nationwide.

For this project, 20 journalists were selected from different states in Nigeria in all six geopolitical zones across
print, electronic and digital media.

The list of the successful candidates and their respective organisations is below:

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  1. Simon, Ekemini Enobong TheMail Akwa Ibom
  2. Abdulrasheed Hammad Freelance Sokoto
  3. Abdulmalik Lukman Stallion Times Kano
  4. Chijioke Arinze Ripples Nigeria Enugu
  5. Adeyemi Adekunle Lens Africa TV Abuja
  6. Idris Kamal Ibrahim WikkiTimes Bauchi
  7. Adam Zainab Yetunde Freelance Borno
  8. Fatola Taiwo Osun Defender Osun
  9. Bello Bahara Hafsat Premier Radio Kano
  10. Archibong Jeremiah TheInvestigator Cross River
  11. Oyedeji Olanrewaju WikkiTimes Abuja
  12. Isma’il A’isha Ahmad Premier Radio Kano
  13. Bawas Khadija Ishaq KAMED TV Jigawa
  14. Lawal Sofiyyat Bolanle Pen Press Osun
  15. Ibunge Blessing Iruoma THISDAY Rivers
  16. Abe Timothy Bankole ICIR Abuja
  17. Medinat Kanabe Voice of Naija Communications Lagos
  18. Elom Sunday Sahara Reporters Anambra
  19. Muhammad M..Ali Yerwa Express News Borno
  20. Oyedibu Enoch PIJAlance Magazine Oyo

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Alfred Akerele
Programs Officer
International Centre for Investigative Reporting
Mobile: +2348139662485
Email: [email protected]


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