Taiwo Adebulu

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Taiwo Adebulu is the pioneer head of the fact-check desk at TheCable, a Nigerian independent digital newspaper. He is currently the newspaper's features editor. Adebulu has over eight 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 (OAU), Ile-Ife, and a master’s degree in communication arts education from the University of Ibadan (UI).

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 shortlisted 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.

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