Nigerian journalist from north-eastern Nigeria, Amina Yuguda has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.
Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, who specialises in reporting high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency.
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.
“With little or no formal education, my countrymen can hold their own in a variety of topics, including the Trump presidency in America, North Korea’s defiance, Russia’s foreign relations under Putin, and more.” Amina YUguda said.
BBC World Service Group Director Francesca Unsworth said Ms Yuguda deserves the award for possessing komla’s qualities towards journalism.
“To find someone who possesses many of Komla’s qualities is something for us to celebrate, and we are very excited about working with Amina.”
Previous winners of the Komla Dumor Award were Ugandan news anchor Nancy Kacungira and Nigerian business journalist Didi Akinyelure.