BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE
FOR its robust and effective coverage of the 2011 general elections, Vanguard Newspapers, has been nominated as one of the 11 categories of Nigerians, agencies and institutions that contributed to the success of the polls.
Vanguard was nominated for the ‘Nigeria’s Best Publication award, alongside ThisDay Newspapers, Punch and Daily Trust.
Conveying the nomination during a courtesy visit to Kirikiri, Lagos Corporate Headquarters of Vanguard, yesterday, leaders of the awardee, Forum for Purposeful Governance and Democratic Ethos, FPGDE, said the Nigerian public will decide the eventual winners through one-month nationwide SMS voting.
Led by its National Co-ordinator, Mr Femi Akomolede, accompanied by Apostle Doyin Ilawole and Ekene Okechukwu, FPGDE said a crack team of eminent Nigerians led by Mr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, Ben Bruce and Tayo Ekundayo would vet the nominations.