Nigerian Journalist Amina Yuguda Wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

Nigerian Journalist Amina Yuguda Wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

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Amina Yuguda hails from Yola in north-eastern Nigeria

A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, the BBC reports.

Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency.

She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September.

The award was created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.

Ms Yuguda said her win was a “huge honour”:

“I was overwhelmed with joy. Storytellers have always had an important role in Africa… this is what defines us. Today journalists are taking on that responsibility.”

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