Naija Data LadiesThe Naija Data Ladies initiative is a network of female journalists working on changing the digital media landscape by producing and promoting data-driven news and applying digital technologies in their storytelling.
Adie Vanessa Offiong
Adie Vanessa Offiong is an award-winning journalist with Daily Trust newspaper, Abuja, Nigeria. Although she is the head of the Arts & Entertainment desk, Vanessa also has an interest in reporting development issues with a human angle and solutions-based approach whilst using data/statistics in reporting a range of topics including women & children, environment, agriculture, health and women in business among others. She has done this for about a decade.
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Bukola AdebayoBukola Adebayo is an award- winning science journalist with the Punch Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria. She has over a decade experience reporting on health and development issues. Bukola, a fellow of the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin was adjudged the Science Journalist of the Year by the Nigerian Academy of Science in 2013. She has worked on development reporting projects with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the African Solution Journalism Network. In addition to local and international training in journalism at the Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa; Bukola is a graduate of Biochemistry. Links to stories:
Bukola Afeni is a multimedia freelance journalist, that presently works with Newsdayonline. She previously worked at Core TV news, Pilot newspaper, Leadership newspaper and presenter of an entertainment programme with Raypower radio, Abuja. She is passionate about women and children’s right,as well as developmental journalism. She presently works as a media consultant for some non governmental organisation in the area of health intervention. She holds a postgraduate diploma from International institute of Journalism, Abuja.
In 2017,she was a fellow of the ICFJ migration and climate change in Nigeria.
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Chika OduahChika Oduah is an awarding-winning Nigerian-American independent journalist who works as a television news producer, writer, photographer and correspondent. Her 15-year reporting career in the United States and across Africa has included work with the International Center For Journalists, Al Jazeera, CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, France24 and other outlets. Oduah is known for her human-focus ethnographic reporting style with an anthropological approach in reporting African stories. Link to stories:
Chioma Obinna is an multiple award-winning , senior medical and health journalist with Vanguard Media Limited,Lagos, Nigeria.Her core interests include investigating and writing news, and feature articles on science and health. She was presented with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research’s, Media Award for Medical Research Reporting 2012.Chioma is also the President of Health Writers Association of Nigeria, a group comprising over 40 Science and Health journalists. She is presently participating in a two-year fellowship with World Population Reference Bureau under its 2017 Women’s Edition-Africa programme.
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Funke FayemiFunke Fayemi is a self-motivated and hardworking Radio Journalist who joined Voice of Nigeria in 2004. She has distinguished herself in various capacities both on the local and international scenes. Her productions has earned her awards, accolades as well as being commissioned to package programmes on diverse topics. Her interest ranges from health issues to women and to politics. She is a Fellow of the Journalist to Journalist, USA, a Tobacco Fellow of Health-E Online News, South Africa, Member, International AIDS Society, Switzerland, Member, International Broadcasting Association, London and more. Olufunke is a well- travelled journalist who has attended many trainings, conferences workshops. Link to stories:
Hannah OjoHannah Ojo is a journalist with The Nation Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria. She is a tech-savvy journalist committed to development reporting and social justice. An alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Hannah is easily drawn to topics in development, technology, arts and literature. Links to stories:
Lizzy IgbineLizzy Igbine holds a BSC degree in business administration and MBA in Marketing. She is a practicing farmer and leads the Nigerian women agro allied farmers association. She is currently managing a media project of the Organization. She is relating her field experience by telling the Centenary Story of Challenges and Contribution of Women Farmers in Nation Building and others. Link to stories:
Ogechi EkeanyanwuOgechi Ekeanyanwu is an award winning independent journalist. She pioneered the development desk at TheCable and conducts in-depth and solution based reportage on development issues in Nigeria. She is also a passionate child and women’s rights advocate and has worked as a consultant with MIND, an non-governmental organisation that focuses on urban poor women. Links to stories:
Olorunnisola AbeSola Abe is a journalist with woman.ng, an online magazine for Nigerian women. She is also an avid contributor at Yourcommonwealth.org, a website created and crafted by young people, students and emerging youth leaders from Commonwealth countries. Sola has also worked for EchoNews, and leading newspaper The Punch Nigeria. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos. Links to stories:
Olubunmi YekiniOlubunmi Yekini is a versatile and proficient content provider, script writer and Reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria- Radio One. Her work experience span over 10 years, working as a Producer /Reporter on health and environment issues.In 2008 she was commissioned by IRIN Radio International to report stories around Maternal and Child Health. In 2009, She was commissioned as a reporter by The Abidjan – Lagos Corridor Organization – ALCO, an organization saddled with the responsibility of reducing HIV/AIDS transmission along the corridors of Five West African states- Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Ghana. In 2009, she was again commissioned as a reporter on the same project this time by The West Africa Newsmedia and Development Agency-WANAD, Republic of Benin. In 2010 she became the Focal point, Nigeria for WANAD. Bunmi has won several awards including the ‘Red Ribbon’ Award of the Journalists Against AIDS, JAAIDS- Nigeria for the best Radio Report on HIV/AIDS and Nigeria Media Merit Awards – NMMA, Radio Reporter of the year. Link to stories:
Ms. Tobore Ovuorie is a dogged multiple award-winning investigative and health journalist. She mainly investigates human rights abuses, corruption, health and regulatory failures.
She specializes in teaching journalists and other stakeholders, how to investigate all aspects of human trafficking, health, human rights abuses, corruption and regulatory failures. She equally speaks to and trains them (locally and internationally) on undercover reporting.
Until September 2016, Ms. Ovuorie was a Senior Investigative Journalist with the Premium Times, Abuja where she spent over three years churning hard-hitting investigative stories.
A staunch advocate for women and children, particularly the girl-child, Ms. Ovuorie’s educational background in English and Literary studies, journalism, broadcasting and a Masters degree in Psychology gives her a broad base from which to approach many topics.
At the moment, Ms. Ovuorie who also hosts: ‘Every Woman Listen!’, a hangout for women, is currently working on her debut novel. She plans to go back to school to study for a degree in law, some day, not too faraway.
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