HumAngle’s Journalist Wins Big At Nigeria Campus Award

Sofiullahi’s report spotlighted the challenges faced by residents of rural communities in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria, due to epileptic power supply in the areas.

A student-journalist with HumAngle Media, Abdulwaheed Sofiullahi, has emerged the Campus Writer of the Year at the fourth edition of the Nigeria Campus Award.

The award ceremony which was held on  Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Mokland Hotel Annex Hall, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, celebrates writers in various categories across Nigerian tertiary institutions. 

According to the organisers, this year’s edition received over 1,000 nominations for different categories such as  Campus Blogger of the Year, Campus Sport Man/Woman, and Best Writer, etc.

Sofiullahi trounced 10 other nominated writers to clinch the prize with his entry “Inside Southwest Nigeria Communities Where Residents Wallow In A Decade Of Darkness.”

The report spotlighted the challenges faced by residents of rural communities in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria, due to epileptic power supply in the areas.

Two months later, the state government took decisive action, restoring power to the communities after a decade.

Sofiullahi, brimming with excitement, commended the management of HumAngle media for providing the platform for young journalists to showcase their potential. 

He reiterated his commitment to keep holding power to account, saying, “I’ve always believed that awards are not just validation, it is the world telling us to do more.”

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the management of HumAngle to nurture the next generation of journalists in the country. We’ll keep it up.”

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Abiodun Jamiu

Abiodun is an investigations reporter at HumAngle. His works focus on the intersection of public policy and development, conflict and humanitarian crisis, climate and environment. He was a 2022 Solution Journalism Fellow with Nigeria Health Watch under its Solution Journalism Africa initiative project.

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