Author: Zainab Sanni

The Birth Of NewsVerifier.Africa

The Birth Of NewsVerifier.Africa

I have always been bothered by how quick people are to share unverified news. It reflects even in the journalism being practiced today. On Wednesday, news of the rape and murder of an 18-year-old student in Ibadan filtered on social media. Before any one could say jack, notable news platforms had picked the story. What …

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Zainab Sanni on An24.net- Story 4

Zainab Sanni on An24.net- Story 4

Well, this isn’t exactly a story. In the month of March, I returned to full time online journalism with more focus on writing. I am not sure for how long this is going to be a core focus but at the root of my desire to work in the media is an awareness of how …

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Gender Equality And What-Nots- Story 3

Gender Equality And What-Nots- Story 3

Occupied with thoughts of the world thrown into a rat race to save itself, putting pen to paper has been difficult this month. Coronavirus caught the entire world unprepared for its implication despite having been around since 2019. It all happened so fast that no one even noticed March was Women’s month anymore and any …

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Aluta on the Road and 3 Lessons- Story 2

Aluta on the Road and 3 Lessons- Story 2

I boarded this vehicle going to Lagos from Ibadan by 11am and by 12, we were really close to the Redeemed Camp already. The fact that the driver had been a jolly good fellow made it even more pleasant. I started thanking God for the gift of this driver who was making good on time …

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Best Honeymoon Destinations – And Affordable Too

Best Honeymoon Destinations – And Affordable Too

Ask 5 random people what is most important to them on their wedding list and you are not likely to get any Honeymoon mentions. For most, it is the fear of spending so much right after wedding expenses. Couples need to realize that after the stress of planning for a wedding complete with Nigerian families …

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‘This Thing Called Career’- Story 1

‘This Thing Called Career’- Story 1

2020 started on a very confusing note for me. It was actually a carry over from my challenges in 2019 and for someone who always knows exactly what she wants, it was annoying and depressing. Late 2019, I ended a 2 year career at a media house and resumed as the Public Relations Officer for …

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Women #Havingthatconversation

Women #Havingthatconversation

On Saturday 13th July, 2019, 10 women came together to talk about business, career, health and life. They did all of this without digressing to talk about men, relationships and love. You won’t know how much of a feat this is, unless you are aware that just about every event where women gather to discuss …

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The Story of Pp40 and Why it matters for Waste Management in Oyo State

The Story of Pp40 and Why it matters for Waste Management in Oyo State

About 2 weeks ago, everybody took to talking about how major Ibadan roads are becoming too dirty, urging Seyi Makinde to manage the situation ASAP. We forgot that even with the best Ajimobi did, Oyo still had a major waste problem. The truth is many Nigerians want civilisation at no cost and a large population …

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Ending FGM in Oyo State

Ending FGM in Oyo State

In August 2018, I joined Journalists from 10 other media houses to do a review of the media campaign to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation sponsored by #unicef and #unfpanigeria In *December 2018* again, I would join colleagues on a trip to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oyo Town to witness the finale of the first ever …

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Disability is a Thing of the Mind

Disability is a Thing of the Mind

Check out my interaction with Ms. Abiose Falade on Ibadan Media:   We All Have Disabilities, It Doesn’t have to be Physical – Abiose Falade “People With Disability Do not Need Charity” Says Our Icon for the Week.

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