Sunday, October 07, 2018 3.00PM /
Price Waterhouse Coopers a strategic global professional services firm, has restated its commitment to promoting quality media reports in Nigeria.
This was the assertion of the Head, Tax and Regulatory for West African operations of the firm Mr Taiwo Oyedele.
Mr Oyedele was speaking at the 2018 edition of the media excellence awards, powered by PwC Nigeria.
He said the awards celebrates and rewards excellence in business reporting in the country.
According to him the 2018 PwC Media awards received 123 valid entries, compared to 83 in the previous year.
Oyedele acknowledged the fact that there had been remarkable progress, in the quality of business reporting in Nigeria.
For the third edition of the PwC Media awards, the Tax category received 15 entries, while SMEs had 26 entries.
The Capital Market category had 16, while Business and Economy received 69 entries.
The Senior PwC official shared that the media excellence awards was part of the corporate social responsibility of the firm, to shape Nigeria's economic and business environment.
Mrs Bimbo Oloyede a veteran broadcaster and Professor Ishola Akintoye of the Department of Accountancy, Babcock University were among the judges for the 2018 awards.
They charged Nigerian business journalists to improve in the areas of story telling and simplify their reports to reach out to the mass population.
Kemi Busari of Premium Times emerged the winner of the Business and Economy category, while Isaac Anyaogu of Businessday clinched the SMEs category.
Chima Titus Nwokoji of Nigerian Tribune won the prize for the Tax category, while Stanley Opara of Punch Newspapers got the Capital market category award.
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