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Albright and Punch editor Toyosi Ogunseye receive sterling US awards

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Nigeria's most decorated journalist, Toyosi Ogunseye
Nigeria’s most decorated journalist, Ogunseye

Shaddaiville Ambassador and Editor, Sunday Punch newspapers, petite Toyosi Ogunseye, has been selected as the recipient of the United States’ Presidential Precinct’s inaugural Young Leader Award Tuesday March 29. And she is joining former US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, as an award recipient.

The Precinct will present Ogunseye with the Young Leader Award tonight at a dinner in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Presidential Precinct announced the creation of the Young Leader Award in January 2016 to honour the current and expected future contributions of a young, emerging leader to their country or community’s economic, social, political or cultural development.

“We are honoured to present the Precinct’s inaugural Young Leader Award to Toyosi Ogunseye.  Since her time at the Precinct as a Mandela Washington Fellow, she has continued to make outstanding contributions across Nigeria as an investigative journalist and made a positive impact on politics, crime, business, health and the environment with her reporting,” the Precinct’s Managing Director, Neal Piper, said.

Thirty-ish Toyosi has won over 30 outstanding awards, which include the Knight’s, CNN African Journalist’s twice, Academy of Science’s, Norbert Zongo’s, Africa’s Best, Wole Soyinka’s, DAME etc. She remains Nigeria’s youngest female newspaper title editor and Punch’s first in 40 years! She emerged a leadership icon and Ambassador of Shaddaiville Ministries International in 2015; an inspiring responsibility that covers Nigeria, UK, US and Germany.

She is an alumnus of the Universities of Lagos and Pan-Atlantic and PhD candidate of the University of Leicester. Toyosi Ogunseye is a 2011 Graduate of the Shaddaiville Leadership Academy; 2014 Laureate of the African Women in News Leadership Award; and 2014 Fellow of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

What makes Toyosi’s latest international honour so outstanding is that she represents the very best Young Leader in the Diaspora that the United States government identifies with in the 70-year history of its leadership empowerment series across the globe.

HAMILTONSTYLE authoritatively states herewith that Toyosi Ogunseye is Nigeria’s all-time most decorated media practitioner on the world stage. Her organisation would do well to put its best foot forward with her.

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