Journalists can apply for grant to investigate government procurement

Budeshi, procurement

DEADLINE: JULY 30, 2020 – Journalists in Nigeria can apply for support grants to investigate procurement projects across the country.

The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) and Dataphyte are calling for applications from journalists to carry out these independent investigative projects.

Journalists who need support for travel and other reporting expenses using data sets on Budeshi can apply.

Applicants are required to select projects from Budeshi and carry out field investigations on selected projects.

Only journalists working with a reputable media organisation can apply for these grants.

Selected applicants must ensure that the reports are published on their media platforms.





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