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Ekemini Simon Bags Citizens’ Interest Reporting Award 

Ekemini Simon Bags Citizens’ Interest Reporting Award 

By Imó Etim

Barely one week after Ekemini Simon, a reporter with TheMail Newspaper won the award as the overall best investigative Journalist for print and electronic media in Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State, another feather has been added to his hat with Citizens Honour tagged Citizens’ Interest Reporting Award.

The award which was presented to him at the Citizens’ Outreach (CitOut) Nigeria Convention in Uyo, held at Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Hall on Saturday, April 9, 2022 witnessed an honour bestowed on him and other outstanding personalities and organisations for their role in promoting Citizens’ Interest through their endeavours.

Ekemini Simon has also won several professional awards to his credit including Best Journalist on Open Contract Reporting in Nigeria by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in 2021. He emerged  joint winner of the Ray Ekpu Investigative Journalism Prize In 2021, also won the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom State Council  Investigative Reporter of the Year in 2020.

Other Notable NUJ awards to his name include; Policy Writer of the year 2019, 2018 Feature Writer of the year  2018 and 2016 Health Reporter of the year.

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Citizen Outreach Nigeria is a non governmental organization and a movement for reawakening of the intentional spirit of patriotism geared towards driving good governance and civic responsibility with intentions of bridging the gap between Government and the governed as convened by Thomas Etuk.  

CitOut Nigeria has organized four symposia codenamed SitOut 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 with themes factored to address concerns of Citizens. most recent in Uyo on April 9 with the theme ” People In Development”.

This year’s convention was tagged “People In Development”.

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