Barr Kanyip, Gloria, Luka Biniyat Recieve Elanza Media Award

James Kanyip

Prominent Nigerian Lawyers and a journalist were part of other prominent Nigerians that received the Elanza Media Award.

Barr James Kanyip and Barr Gloria Ballason who have been outstanding in fighting for the right of the common people received the best Lawyers of the year, male and female category respectively.
Barr Gloria had sued the Kaduna State government and got a favourable judgement.
For Barr James Kanyip, he is seen by many in the Northern part of Nigeria, especially Kaduna as the ‘people’s lawyer.’
Kanyip took the state government to court on it inability to conduct local government and got a favourable judge.
He has also stood for journalists and human right activists in the state.
Luka Binniyat, who received an award as the best journalist of the year 2017, was the first journalist who report Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai as saying that anyone who does not want his appointment neither his governance style, should go climb Kufena mountain.
He was also the journalist who reported governor el-Rufai saying that he paid herdsmen to stop the killings in Southern Kaduna.
The government took him to court over a report he filled on Southern Kaduna killings and had to spent over 90 days in prison after a lower court threw out the case.

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