CrispNG’s Ndidiamaka Ede selected for top investigative journalism fellowship in Nigeria

 CrispNG’s Ndidiamaka Ede selected for top investigative journalism fellowship in Nigeria

Ndidiamaka Ede, a student journalist with Crisp Nigeria (CrispNG), has been selected for the 2024 edition of Nigeria Investigates Fellowship.

The Nigeria Investigates Fellowship is organised by Tiger Eye Foundation, a media non-profit founded by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the celebrated Ghanaian journalist.

The fellowship is an annual programme which takes journalists through a rigorous exercise on investigative techniques, high-risk and hostile environment compliance, storytelling and post-production.

One of the short-term goals of the training is shaping the original pitch sent in by each successful applicant. At the end of the training, participants are provided resources to produce one story based on this updated pitch.

This year’s training, holding at Corinthia Villa Hotel in Abuja, started on April 14 and is billed to end on April 19.

Ede addressing other participants during a presentation session

In February 2024, Ede was part of a virtual training organised for UNN students by CrispNG tagged: “Campus Journalism: Opportunities, Challenges & Life After Varsity”.

Since the training ended, Ede has continued to blaze the trail.

She was earlier selected for the 2024 Empowering Women in the Media Cohort (EWMC) workshop organised by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID).

Ede arriving Abuja for Nigeria Investigates Fellowship 2024


Ede is currently a campus journalist and president of Union of Campus Journalists at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UCJ-UNN).

The final-year student of mass communication at UNN is passionate about solving societal problems through her reports.

She hails from Agu-Amede Eha-Amufu in Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu state.

Ede’s journalism journey began in March 2022 during her second year when she joined Prime Business Africa as a journalism mentee.

Since then, she has published numerous stories with Prime Business Africa, The Sun Newspaper. She also reports for Crisp Nigeria.

Ede has won some awards for her works.

In March 2024, she was awarded “Campus Journalist of the Year” by the Mass Communication Students’ Association (MACSA).

Ede previously served as MACSA’s Director of Welfare and was honoured with the “Most Influential Student of the Year” award for her role in the association on August 16, 2023.

Additionally, she received the “Campus Personality of the Year” award from the Nigeria Campus & Youths Awards (NCYA) on October 8, 2023.

Below are photos of Ede at Nigeria Investigates 2024 in Abuja:

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