COOU Graduate Bags 3-year Training Programme in International Investigative Journalism

Ebuka (middle)

A graduate of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ujukwu University (COOU), is among 15 journalists to participate in a training project to build the capacity of Nigerian journalists in scrutinizing budgetary and procurement issues. Ebuka who works for Premium Times, a leading online news platform in Nigeria, was picked after a painstaking audition and selection process. The training programme is being organized by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), in collaboration with the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC).

The training which will span for three years is part of the $5million project supported by the MacArthur Foundation. It focuses on “Strengthening the Capacity of the Nigerian Media to Investigate and Report Procurement Process.”

The project is divided into two phases and would involve providing training for Abuja-based journalists. The programme which commenced on April 4, would build participants’ skills in investigative journalism, data journalism and infographics, procurement law, tracking and monitoring, among others.

The programme will also provide funds for the journalists to work with the ICIR and appointed mentors in order to undertake investigative reporting projects on critical sectors of the economy, with particular focus on procurement and contracting processes over a three-year period.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Okonkwo chukwu nonso (Q2) 2016045090

    Mr Ebuka i congratulate you for be among the 15 journalist to reach traning project to build the capacity of nigeria journalist i wish you best of luck through traning session

  2. Anene Ejiofor Emmanuel

    this new development is advantageous to the image of the school at large and the future of coou mass com. students

  3. It’s a good opportunity, especially for the graduates I think it’s a testing process to make sure the graduates are fitted for the art or work of journalism

    Quiz number :18
    Reg number :2016054049
    Group number :15 A

  4. This is very encouraging and it shows and also tells good about both the institution and department, well done.
    Group: 15
    Quiz number: 20

  5. The idea is awesome and it would make the inexperienced journalist gain more ground in the programme

  6. great achievement,well done to u ebuka

  7. the idea of them producing the unn laptop is not really a bad one but to me, I suggest the make it mandatory that students have their own laptop than the school producing theirs.

  8. Chidozie Chiazokam Jennifer

    wow! This guy is privileged to participate in dis programme…it’s indeed educating. One really needs to attend dis kind of traning programme.My online Quiz no is 31

  9. Ebuka congrats for been among the 15 journalist participating in the training project to build the capacity of Nigeria journalist.atleast it will make others to gain knowledge.

  10. Congratulations it’s a great opportunity
    Quiz number 16
    Group number 15 A

  11. ogonna Marycynthia nkemjika

    Ebuka, congrat for been more educated in belonging among d journalist in Nigeria

  12. Okeke Chiamaka Gabriella Number:21

    first of all I congratulate Ebuka for his wonderful performance, the department and the school. I also thank and urge the organisers of international centre for investigative reporting seminar to continue with the good things they have started .

    2016054024

    Group no: 15A

  13. Great achievement ebuka I wish best of luck through out your training session (15).

  14. Storms! Congrats

  15. a very big congratulations to mr Ebuka…more grease to your elbow, we know you will make COOU proud (1)

  16. Congratulations Ebuka on your great achievement

  17. this is really a great one for you mr ebuka,i believe this are the kind of acheivement we should be looking forward to.congrat once again..
    group15
    quiz no 27

  18. Chukwunedu Nkechi Fransisca

    This is an encouragement to other students of mass communication in COOU. Congratulation to Ebuka on his selection and wishing him luck in his training
    Quiz no:22
    Reg no: 2016054002
    Group no:15

  19. More grace to your elbow ebuka. We ‘re proud of you

  20. More grace to you ebuka .coou is proud of you….no 6

  21. udubria obediah

    waw o. this is a great achievement.more grace to you.

  22. The Lecturers of Mass Communication COOU Igbariam has done a great job by impacting knowledge to this great man Mr. Ebuka ..Today his now a potential Journalist just because of his hard work….A very big Congratulations to you more grace.

  23. Congratulations Mr.Ebuka…since you are among the 15th journalist, so shall you be d best among all
    If you continue with your endless hard work

  24. Well Congratulations to this hero Mr Ebuka and also Wishing you the very Good best in your training session. (15)qu.23

  25. A great platform to be involved in, make the best out of it Mr ebuka.

    (29)

  26. Mr Ebuka, we the students of coou are proud of you and ur team on. a good work you are performing keep it up and the good lord will grant you wisdom and understanding….
    group 15 A
    (13)

  27. Congratulations ‘Storms’ it’s not easy.

  28. This development is a very good merit.

    Congratulation Mr Ebuka.

    More light to your goals.

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