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Penlight Center , Daily Nigerian train journalists on investigative reportage

The Penlight Center and Daily Nigerian, online newspaper have organized an investigative reporting training for journalists to

SOLACEBASE reports that the training held on Friday in Kano, had journalists from Gombe, Niger and Kano States

According to the organisers, the initiative was aimed at equipping journalists with the necessary skills to uncover corruption, address social issues, and hold those in power accountable.

With the rising level of misinformation and limited access to credible news, the need for well-trained investigative journalists has become paramount, the organisers said.

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The training facilitator, Olajide Adelana dwelt on the need for journalists to be meticulous and tenacious in the conduct of any reportage.

Olajide emphasized the importance of investigative reportage, cautioning journalists not to run foul of the law in the course of their report.


The day-long training sessions covered a wide range of topics, including research methodologies, fact-checking techniques, interviewing skills, and legal aspects of investigative journalism.

The participants learned how to gather evidence, verify facts, and present their findings in a clear and impactful manner.

Commenting on the significance of the training, a social activist, Musa Abdullahi Sufi, in his remarks, stated, “Investigative journalism plays a vital role in upholding democracy and holding power accountable. By providing training opportunities like these, we hope to create a network of journalists who can unearth untold stories, expose corruption, and promote transparency in our society.”

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Participants expressed their gratitude for the training, recognizing its value in enhancing their skills and knowledge. “This training has been an eye-opener for me. I’ve learned invaluable techniques to uncover the truth and report on issues that matter to our communities,” said Hannatu Sulaiman Abba, a participant from Kano said.

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The Penlight Center and Daily Nigerian plan to continue their collaboration in the future, aiming to expand the training program to other regions of Nigeria. By doing so, they hope to foster a culture of investigative journalism throughout the country and strengthen the media’s role in safeguarding democracy and public interest.

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