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Hamza Idris

Daily Trust Newspapers
Politics Editor
Nigeria
Hamza Idris is the group politics editor at Daily Trust Newspaper in Nigeria. He was worked for Daily Trust in various capacities since 2005, including as reporter, correspondent, acting bureau chief and bureau chief, serving both in Nigeria’s volatile northeast and in Abuja. He has authored over 3,500 published articles on politics, economy, gender, children and the Boko Haram crisis, Nigeria’s biggest security challenge. In 2011, he received the newspaper’s Award of Excellence. Born in Plateau State in 1976, Idris holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, and is working toward a master’s degree in the same field at the National Open University of Nigeria. He was a fellow at the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ, 2013), is an alumnus of the Professional Fellows Programme (Washington D.C Spring 2013) and participated in the Peace Mediation Course (Switzerland, 2015). He has also worked as a freelancer for the New York Times and AFP.
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