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Crime reporters honour THE WHISTLER publisher, James Ume with excellence award



James Ume

James Ume, publisher of THE WHISTLER, has bagged an award of excellence for his philanthropic works.

Ume was awarded the prestigious excellence award for “outstanding goodwill” in the country’s media industry.

The award was conferred on Ume by the Crime Correspondents Association on Nigeria (CCAN) during the association’s awards night on Monday.

Ume was commended for his numerous philanthropic and social welfare gestures, especially his support toward the media industry during the six-month long lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was named as “HERO of NUJ FCT Covid-19 Palliative” by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, after he donated over 100 bags of rice and 300 cartons of noodles as palliatives to journalists in the federal capital territory.

Ume made the donation to members of NUJ FCT through his UNUBIKO Foundation.

Ume had also donated 100 bags of 25 kg of rice and 200 cartons of noodles to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abia State Council, during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The publisher had maintained that it does not take one to be extremely wealthy before making positive impact in people’s lives.