About Zainab Oyiza Sanni

About Zainab Oyiza Sanni

Zainab Sanni started off as a campus journalist at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State while also volunteering for the campus radio. Shortly after Graduation in 2015, she started work with An24.net, an online newspaper and has since then worked with a number of media houses both print and broadcast.

At the moment, she is a staff reporter with Splash FM, a subsidiary of West Midland Communications where she specializes in developmental (socio-political) reports. Her work requires interaction at the grass root level, asking the controversial questions and digging up stories.

Zainab’s degree in political science gives her better insight into the workings of the public sector and its inter-connectedness to good governance and societal advancement. Some of her notable reports include an expose on waste management in Oyo state, Nigeria; situation report of open defecation and a sneak peek into the lives of Street kids in Nigeria with focus on 30 kids who live under the Mokola Bridge in Ibadan.

In 2018, she underwent training on “Election Reporting” put together by the Institute for Media and Society in conjunction with European Union and another one on the United Nation’s Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) joint campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation. She anchors “UNCUT”; a foray into the practice of and efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria. She reported the Women in Business, Management and Public Service (WIMBIZ) annual conference in November 2018. She covered the Nigerian 2019 elections in Oyo state, spotlighting on the treatment of People Living with Disabilities (PWDs).
She is also a part-time editor with Ibadan Media, an online news platform for happenings in Ibadan, Oyo state and sees Journalism in any form as a viable platform to engineer change and push policy formulations and implementation.

She is the Media Director at EXPAR Project, a creative vocational training program aimed at engaging prisoners in the art of drawing and painting, as a creative tool to check the negative effects of long-term imprisonment, and improve the psychological well-being of prisoners on long-term and life sentences in Nigerian Prisons.

Zainab Sanni is an Alumnus of the Knowles Education And Charitable Trust For International Leadership (KECTIL).


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