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Zainab Sanni

Background

Zainab Oyiza Sanni is a Broadcast Journalist with over five years’ experience in development and investigative reporting and fact-checking. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Ilorin.

She started newsverifier.africa as a response to the infodemic that trailed the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Zainab is the Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs and heads the investigative desk at Agidigbo FM.

Her priority story areas are Climate Change, Women, Health and Education

Between 2018-2019, she worked as a media ambassador on the United Nation’s Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) joint campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation in Oyo State, Nigeria.

She is a ConnexUs fellow, a recipient of the African Resilience Network grant to fact-check COVID-19 fake news and an alumnus of the Knowles Education and Charitable Trust for International Leadership.  

Zainab is also a Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, ReportWomen Fellow and a 2021 Africa Solutions Journalism Fellow, focusing on the Climate and Gender solutions track.

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