Justina Asishana


Justina Asishana is an award-winning Data and Investigative Journalist who works for They Nation Newspaper in Nigeria as the Niger state Correspondent. Although her main duiry is being the Niger
state correspondent, Justina explored. Her skills. Aas an investigative and data journalist to tell stories ifa the voiceless and underrepresented in the country.

Justina reports from one of the crisis regions in Nigeria and has told uncommon and told stories about the crisis, the people and the way of life of the people. Justina tries to look at various ways of telling gender-balanced, human interest and investigative stories using a solutions lens with an infusion of data in her reportage.

Justina has done several investigative reporting for her media organization, The Nation Newspaper and other media organizations including the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), and the International Center for Journalism (ICFJ) and The Continent.

Justina is a Fellow of the prestigious Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalist (WSCIJjl) Report Women Network, she was one of the pioneer Dubawa Gact-Check Fellows, and a ONE Chammpion.
Justinaa is also the ICFJ 2018 and 2020 Safety Fellow, an Alumnus of the School of Media and Communication Pan-Atlantic University and a Fellow of the African Science Literacy Network. .

Justina was the 2021 Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) Journalist of the Year, the IJNET Journalist of the Month in May 2021, she was the runner up of the Feature Writer of the Year and
Business Journalist of the Year in the 2021 Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA). She held the first Niger Women in the Media Summit inn the region.

Justina has been at the forefront of reporting insecurity and issues affecting Internally Displaced Persons and communities affected by the insecurity. She has reported stories on mass abductions by
bandits, the challenges faced by the IDPs and other reports on security and, humanitaian crisis.

Her investigative reports are usually a point of reference by Legislators and government and as such, some of the issues reflected in the reports have been used as advocacy tools to get the change to the
affected people.

Justina loves reading, writing, networking, listening to good music, exploring and mastering new digital tools and travelling.

She has benefitted from several grants and fellowships.