Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna Wins UN Foundation Gold Prize



The honor and gold decoration was introduced to her by the Secretary General of the United Nations; Mr Ban Ki-Moon on Monday in New York at the twentieth United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Annual Awards for the best print, show (TV and Radio) and on the web, online media scope of the United Nations, U.N. offices and field operations.  The prize was granted for her report on how environmental change and fast urbanization is influencing beach front groups, for example, Okun Alfa, Otodo-gbame in Lagos with termination and removal individually.  As per the UNCA; "Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna conquers perils to give an account of Nigeria's beach front groups assaulted by struggle and corrupting environment that influence advancement and human lives."  With right around ten years of experience as an interactive media and Environmental Journalist, Tina has centered her reportage on dismissed groups crosswise over Nigeria, for example, Okun Alfa and Otodo Gbame in Eti-Osa neighborhood government zone, Sagbo Kodji Island and Makoko in Lagos state. Sagbo Kodji has never had control supply notwithstanding being situated on an island that neglects skyscraper of business Lagos Island and in addition Apapa ocean port.  The report was picked online by a renewable vitality organization possessed by two youthful Nigerians, whose organization drew closer the group and gave sunlight based force boards and battery to a few homes and wanders on the island, along these lines illuminating the group without precedent for over a century of its presence.  Responding to the prize, Tina said "I am totally humbled by this acknowledgment from the United Nations. It is a noteworthy consolation for me to hold on with affecting news coverage that influences the regular man and improvement of the earth. I am must obliged for this."  Up to this point, Tina delivered and introduced a week by week ecological system on group advancement called Community Diary on Radio One 103.5 FM in Lagos. She has additionally delivered content for REUTERS, CNN, German Information Center GIC and EnviroNews Nigeria.