Nigeria, Nov. 26 -- A senior reporter at PREMIUM TIMES, Azeezat Adedigba, has been named the winner of the 2019 Female Reporters Leadership Program (FRLP) organised by Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

The award, which followed a six-month-long leadership training programme for 20 female reporters from Nigeria and Ghana, had 20 entries from all the Fellows of the programme.

The winning story, published on PREMIUM TIMES in October, focused on the health risks associated with the use of firewood. The story shed light on how 93,000 women and children die annually from smoke inhaled during the use of firewood as a means of cooking.

Ms Adedigba, a graduate of the University of Jos, covers the education and labour bea...