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Yuguda Amina

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Amina Yuguda is a journalist and media professional. Ms. Yuguda served as a speaker at the International Organization for Migration Ireland, a conference on the power of data in the context of misinformation in July 2020. She also served as Communications Specialist for the USAID SENSE project which helped children in Adamawa and Gombe states learn from home amid the Coronavirus pandemic.  In July 2020, she served as Rapporteur for the UNFPA/AUN Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Cohort in North-East Nigeria. Ms. Yuguda was also a speaker at the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism 2020 conference where she spoke on strengthening cross-generational dialogue in African journalism. She is the creator and producer of The Real Africa documentary series. She won the BBC Komla Dumor Award for African Journalism in 2017. She worked at the BBC in London and gained experience on the News at 6 and 10. She also reported from Lake Victoria and hosted the BBC Africa Debate in Ghana in February 2018. She worked for TV Gotel, Yola, as a news anchor and international news correspondent. Amina chaired the Royal African Society’s annual lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, a conference in which she interviewed Professor Carlos Lopes, a development economist and former head of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. In 2018, she was nominated as a delegate at the African Union/UN Women African Women Leadership Summit in Ethiopia. At the University of Warwick Africa summit in Coventry 2018, she was a speaker on the culture panel. She also moderated the first Financial Times Nigeria Summit.

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American University of Nigeria
98 Lamido Zubairu Way
Yola Township bypass
PMB 2250, Yola
Adamawa State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 805-200-2962

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