The Sensor has received the award of Newspaper of the year 2016 for excellence in the practice of journalism.
The award was presented at the 2016 NUJ Press Week award and Dinner held at Emerald Event Centre, Uyo on Friday 9th December 2016.
This award is the latest in the series of awards bagged by the newspaper in its over fifteen years of journalistic excellence in Akwa Ibom State and globally.
The newspaper conceived as an independent and an alternative voice for the people of the state and elsewhere was established at the time when there was no other platform for the people of the state to have independent opinion.
Last Friday the NUJ rated it among many other tabloids as the best following its tenacity in observing the rules of objectivity, fairness, balance and truth.
The newspaper also came tops for pioneering efforts in newspaper production in Akwa Ibom for sustaining the feat.
Presenting the award on behalf of the NUJ to the Sensor, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Udom Udo Ekpoudom said the award to The Sensor is deserving.
“I would have been surprised if The Sensor is not the winner of this award. I follow the newspaper for the balanced reporting and objectivity. I don’t miss the paper throughout the week. The Sensor has done a very fantastic job in educating our people in the state. I congratulate the newspaper and hope that this will be a tonic to make them achieve even more”
The sensor which is located in Akwa Ibom State has several global entry points including its website, facebook, and other social media platforms.
Similarly, the Editor Weekend of The Sensor, Substance Nature went home with the award of best Feature Writer. Nature is highly rated for his depth in writing in his Monday column “Fulcrum”, and Friday Feature page “Retrospect”. In all his article, Nature displays the rare gifts of excellence and details.
Commenting on the awards, The managing Editor/Editor Daily, Henry Nkom promised to keep the flag- flying by working harder.