A Nigerian journalist, Oluseyi Awojulugbe, has been offered one round trip ticket and accommodation in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) by APO Group to attend the 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank.
This was contained in the announcement by APO Group that Awojulugbe won the invitation to attend the AfDB’s 2019 Annual Meetings which will take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 11th to 14th June, 2019.
The 25-year-old Awojulugbe works as a senior business reporter with Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, TheCable.
The Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank is an annual rendezvous for leaders from across Africa and around the world to discuss the state of the African economy against the background of leading issues and developments in the global system.
Congratulating the Nigerian journalist, the CEO of APO Group, Lionel Reina, said that “APO Group congratulates Oluseyi and is thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to an exceptional reporter. Each year, APO Group offers invitations to major events as part of our commitment to stimulate the growth of the journalism industry in Africa. It is important for us to support the development of journalists across Africa by creating opportunities on the ground when and where possible.”
Awojulugbe who attended Dee Unique College, Lagos, is also a graduate of the University of Ibadan; where she had served on the management board of various student organizations including the Union of Campus Journalists, UI chapter; and the Unibadan Central Literary and Debating Society.
She has equally participated in various trainings and has reported from local and international conferences; the most prominent being the annual and spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group in Washington and Indonesia.
In 2018, Awojulugbe was named a finalist at the Africa Check Fact Checking Awards. In the same year, she also emerged a finalist in the tax category of the PwC Media Excellence Awards.
APO Group which is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, was founded in 2007 and has been a leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East; with specialty in assisting private and public organizations in sharpening their reputation and increasing their brand equity in target countries.
The three previous recipients of the AfricaCom invitation were science journalist, Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda; journalist John Churu from Botswana; and journalist Lilian Murugi Mutegi.