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Promasidor celebrates Journalists with Quill Awards

The annual Promasidor Quill Awards was held on Friday 27th of May, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos. It was a night of celebration as Ajibola Amzat of the Guardian Newspaper was declared the Overall winner at the fourth edition of Promasidor Quill Awards. His entry, Home Away, earned him the Overall Award for 2015/2016, as well as, Best Report on Children and Nutrition.  

Ajibola Amzat, as the overall winner was awarded the star prize of an all expense paid five-week trip to Thomson Foundation in London for multi-media journalism training. Other awardees at the event include, Olatunji Ololade of The Nation, who won the award for the Best CSR and Industry Reporter of the year, Tobi Aworinde of Punch, the Education Reporter of the year and Ayodele Ojo of Sun Newspaper for Best Photo Story of the year. Tunde Ajaja of the Punch won the award for the Future Writer of the year, Daphne Uduneje of Nigerian Pilot went home with the award for Brand Advocate of the year, while Kemi Busari of was awarded Best Online Reporter of the year. Winners from all the categories were given high-end iPads, while the winner of the Best Photo Story of the year was given a high-end camera.

While opening the event, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr Olivier Thiry commended all journalists who had submitted entries. He noted that if the intellectual exertion and the skill required in producing a good report or story is put in perspective, there is no reward that can adequately compensate the effort of the journalists in educating the public. In his words, “Based on this realisation of the important role of the media in our economy, the management of Promasidor Nigeria conceptualised Promasidor Quill Awards with the ultimate goal of assessing, recognising and rewarding excellence for outstanding journalistic work.”   

The event, which was anchored by Shola Mogaji aka DJ Sholz of Classic FM Radio, also featured dance/contortion performances and music, and was well attended by top dignitaries and staff of Promasidor.

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