Taiwo Adebulu


Taiwo Adebulu is the features and investigations editor at TheCable, a Nigerian independent digital newspaper. Previously, he was the head of the fact-check desk at the media outlet.

Adebulu has over nine years of experience in investigative and development journalism. He covers issues related to misinformation, social justice, gender, and sustainable development goals.

He has a bachelor's degree in language arts from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a master’s degree in communication arts education from the University of Ibadan.

His story on the plight of children who fish in the Atlantic Ocean to pay for school won the continental 2017 Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards in Ethiopia.

He was short-listed as a finalist for the Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism 2018. In 2020, he won the PwC Media Excellence Award.

Adebulu also won the overall prize at the African Fact-Checking Awards in 2020 for his investigative piece that exposed the falsehood of a claim by Nigeria’s minister of environment that seven federal universities were running strictly on renewable energy.

One of his recent investigations exposed the systematic corruption in Nigeria's most prominent federal marriage registry. The story led to an outcry on social media, while more citizens shared grim tales of bribery and extortion by public officials at the registry. The story forced Nigeria's government to enforce a halt in the physical registration of marriage licenses and revert to online processes.

Adebulu's latest work detailed the tragic story of 11 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their examination hall in 2021 by criminal bandits in Nigeria's north and ferried into the thick forest, where they live to date. The girls—between the ages of 13 to 16—were kept as sex slaves and forcibly married off to the bandits.