A contributor with Fides, Mr Ikeugonna Eleke, has been announced winner of the 2018 Anambra Correspondents Award.
Eleke who is also the Anambra State correspondent of THISDAY Newspaper, was announced winner of the Award by the chairman of the panel of judges, Mr Victor Agusiobo, a veteran journalist and former editor of National Light Newspapers, owned by the Anambra State Government.
In announcing the winner of the award, Agusiobo said, 'We had very beautiful entries, all of which were well written and deeply investigated.
'But the panel after a detailed look at all the entries considered a piece by Eleke, titled; ''The Menace of Erosion in Anambra'', which was published in THISDAY Newspaper, as the best entry because it has depth and the subject matter was roundly exhausted, just as the piece was very well investigated.'
The award was instituted by Chief Obini Onuchukwu, a former journalist and Deputy Registrar of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, for correspondents of various media outfits in the country practicing in Anambra, with a prize of a brand new high definition Hewlett Packard (HP) laptop and three months internet subscription.
Onuchukwu said the gesture was to encourage journalists and create a culture of competitiveness and hard work among journalists in the state.
Other members of the panel of judges were Jude Atupulazi, editor-in-chief of Fides, and Chigozie Chukwuleta of the PRO unit of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, who served as secretary.