Seember Nyageris a Lawyer, Governance Policy Expert, and a strong advocate for open contracting data. She was a fellow of Open Government at Open Knowledge / Code for Africa. Currently, she is the CEO of the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC), a non-governmental organization that focuses on empowering and encouraging citizens’ participation in governance; ensures accountability and transparency in governance by monitoring and reporting public procurements.
Umar A. Pate is a Professor of Mass Communication, the Deputy President of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria, ACSPN and the Dean, School of PostGraduate Studies, Bayero University, Kano, a position he secured after serving as the Dean of the faculty of communication in the same school.
Pate holds a PhD in Media History from the University of Maiduguri; Master of Philosophy from the University of Ghana, Legon; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication – also obtained from the University of Maiduguri.
Nwadinobi Ezinne is a retired Permanent Secretary.
Tunde Akanni is a development activist who has been consistent with the study and use of media for development. He is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigeria Community Radio Coalition, the Michigan State University’s Responsible Governance programme, the Netherlands NUFFIC Fellowship and a University of Ibadan’s IFRA Fellow.
Akanni has served as a resource person for training, editing tasks, stakeholder mapping as well as for long and short term consultancies for local and international organizations including UNDP, DFID, Internews, OSI, NIPR, Friends of the Earth, Nigeria and so forth.
Audrey Gadzekpo has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and advocacy on media, gender and governance, and more than 25 years practical experience as a journalist working variously as a reporter, editor, contributor, columnist, talk show host, socio-political commentator and magazine publisher/editor.
She obtained a doctorate degree in African Studies at the University of Birmingham, U.K., a Master of Arts in Communications from Brigham Young University, Utah, USA and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Ghana.
Her research interests and publications reflect the nexus between media and gender; media, politics and democratic governance; media and developmental imperatives and media and conflict.
She teaches courses in Print Journalism, Media, Culture and Society, Gender and Communication, Introduction to Gender, Communicating Climate, Qualitative Research Methods, Media Ethics and History of Media in Africa. She has also designed curricula for Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts programmes as and developed short courses targeted at journalists and academics.
Babafemi Folorunsho is a Culture and Education Entrepreneur.
Adeshola Komolafe is a female digital entrepreneur who is convinced that the future of entrepreneurship in Nigeria and Africa at large depends on women. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Oak Tv and Media Insight, an Integrated Marketing Communications firm with headquarters in Abuja.
She has an Honours degree in Political Science, and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Bayero University. She also studied Digital Marketing at MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts and Digital Storytelling at the Columbia Business School, New York.
Adeshola currently consults for several DfID programmes. In 2012, she was nominated for the Future Awards and in 2007; she received the International Youth Ambassador for Peace Award by the World Youth Federation for World Peace. She is a Fellow of the Initiative for Global Development Emerging Leaders; a member of the World Bank Youth Forum and AlJazeera Media catalyst.
To give back to society, she started Save our Future, a platform that introduces underprivileged kids to information technology.
Fred Adetiba is a Human Resource expert. He was head of Project Management Office of Nuhu Ribadu Presidential Campaign Organization (Team Ribadu) where he designed, planned and monitored events/projects for the organization.
He bagged his Master’s degree from the University of Stellenbosch (2014-2015), Diploma in Personnel Management at the Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria (2011-2012), B.Sc Sociology from the University of Jos (2002-2007).
Dapo Olorunyomi is an award-winning reporter and editor with varied experience in Nigeria and internationally. He was a recipient of the International Editor of the Year Award and has won the Freedom to Write prize and the Press Freedom award from PEN (West) and the National Association of Black Journalists respectively.
Mr Olorunyomi moved to the United States in the difficult Abacha years, where he worked, first, as Senior Fellow, Africa, at the Washington DC offices of Panos Institute, and later as the Nigeria Project Director for Freedom House. He returned to Nigeria in 2005 to work for the EFCC.
He was the co-founder of The News magazine in Lagos; enterprise editor at Next Newspapers and is the founder of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.
He served as director and chief of staff of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from 2005 until 2008, voluntarily resigning when the then EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, was illegally dismissed in 2008.
He has won numerous other awards for his work in journalism.
Musikilu Mojeed, an award-winning investigative journalist, was until 2011 Investigative Editor at Nigeria’s NEXT newspaper. A former John S. Knight International Fellow at Stanford University and Ford Foundation International Fellow at The City University of New York, he has reported extensively on corruption, human rights and human trafficking and is one of Africa’s most regarded investigative journalists.
A winner of several awards, including the FAIR’s Editor’s Courage Award and the Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award among others. Mojeed was on the board of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters and is a member of the world’s foremost investigative journalism group, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Idris Akinbajo graduated with honours in engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University where he also served as Secretary General of the Students Union. Afterwards, he became a member of the investigative desk of the now rested NEXT newspapers that produced some of the greatest investigative stories from Nigeria between 2008 and 2011.
His numerous awards include being twice named Nigeria’s investigative journalist of the year, the Future Awards Young Person of the Year, and the FAIR African Investigative reporter award. He was also a finalist at the 2012 edition of the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year award.
He recently completed his Masters’ programme at one of Europe’s best schools of communication, the Graduate School of Communication at the University of Amsterdam, where his thesis was adjudged one of the best at the department and was shortlisted for the university prize.
Adedeji Adekunle is a Programme Manager with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism where he leads the Research and Capacity Development Unit of the Centre. With an educational background in Mathematics and Computer Science as well as Information Technology, he employs data journalism, civic technology and open data as tools to engage the government as well as act as a catalyst for public participation and contribution to developmental issues.
He is also a trainer with a specialization in data journalism, fact-checking journalism and evidenced-based advocacy; fields in which he has trained over 700 professionals in journalism, government and civil society organizations over the years. An avid advocate for open data and transparency in governance and policy, he has a passion for good and efficient governance driven by human capital investment and public participation as the basis for overall national growth. He provides programmatic leadership and support for Dubawa in Nigeria and Ghana.
Programme Officer (Nigeria)/ Editor
Ebele Oputa is a frontline leader who helps organizations do new things or do existing things more efficiently. She has provided strategic, technical and programmatic oversight as well as editorial support of Dubawa since its inception. She is an experienced Programme Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry including the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. Skilled in Negotiation, Training, Leadership, Project Management, and Strategic Communications, Ebele has a Master of Laws (LLM) focused on International Trade and Commercial Law from Durham University.
Programme Officer (Ghana)
Caroline Anipah is the Programme Officer of DUBAWA, Ghana. She holds an MPhil in Communication Studies and an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from the University of Ghana. She is a trained journalist and has engaged in various research activities with notable institutions including Ghana Statistical Service, German Development Institute (GIZ) and the USAID Evaluate for Health over the years. She has also worked with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) on a regional (West Africa-wide) comprehensive research on the state of the media. She brings to the project and team, her experience in both media and research.
Temilade Onilede is a researcher and the Programme Assistant for Dubawa, Nigeria. She holds an undergraduate degree in Performing Arts From the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State.
She is a trained journalist, with good research and writing skills, coupled with her knowledge in Journalism; a personable character and an engaging mind who is well skilled in the field of fact-checking and verification.
Lateef Sanni is a graduate of mass communication from Lagos state university. Before joining Dubawa, he belonged to the association of campus journalists where he was trained on the basics of fact-checking, a tool for combating misinformation in Nigeria. He joined the Dubawa team as a researcher and content developer for Dubawa’s social media platforms. He consistently works to improve the dissemination of fact-checks through pictures [fact cards] and videos.
Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan is a Bloomberg-trained Financial Journalist with over five (5) years of experience in journalism and two years focusing on financial and economic journalism. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and a Master’s degree (distinction) from the University of Benin, Benin City.
Currently, he works at BusinessDay Media Ltd as a Finance and Economic Analyst where he conducts research and analysis on publicly-listed companies, financial markets and the economy.
BusinessDay is West Africa’s most authoritative business newspaper based in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos. The daily offers in-depth analysis of the economic, business and financial issues and it is widely read by investors, policymakers and business-minded individuals.
Prior to joining BusinessDay, Oluwasegun worked as a Research Analyst at Proshare Nigeria Limited and he was the Business Correspondent for Ripples Nigeria Limited.
Ebere Agozie is a Senior Correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) with a staff strength of about 880, Joined in 2014 as a correspondent. Currently covering Agriculture and Environment beats from the headquarters of the Agency in Abuja. She had covered other beats including Culture and Entertainment, and Science and Technology, with reportage on different themes.
Her works were aired on multiple networks through the NAN platform. She is also the winner of the 2018 COORDINATOR’S OPEN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY(OFAB) MEDIA AWARD FOR BEST PRINT REPORTER”.
Prior to joining NAN, she was the Operations Manager, AULIC Nigeria Limited, the concessionaire of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex – 2012; Head, Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, Aulic Nigeria Limited from 2009 to 2012. She rose from the position of the Public Relations Officer to Head of Public Affairs at FABER Expressions, a Radio/Television Production firm – 2000-2009.
She is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Institute of Management and Technology(IMT), Enugu, (HND) -1998. And holds a Master of Business Administration(MBA) from the Lagos State University (LASU) – 2007.
Niyi Oyedeji is an Online reporter with the Tribune Online, the Online publication of the Oldest surviving Nigeria’s news medium, African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) PLC, publishers of Tribune Titles.
Niyi is a journalist cum human right activist, whose work revolves around Education, Gender, Health, Development and Humanitarian issues.
He also has a flair for Fact-Checking and Investigative Journalism. In 2018, He was a fellow of Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative, REMOP for basic education. His recent Investigative report which led to the increase in the education budget of Osun State was on Osun’s out-of-school children.
Justina Asishana is the Niger state correspondent for The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria’s foremost nationwide daily and online newspaper. Justina has previously worked at the New Nigerian newspaper and Daily Newswatch newspaper as the Niger state correspondent.
She is an upcoming data and investigative journalist who has just discovered how to use data and data related tools for better reporting. She has done some investigative reporting for her media organization, The Nation Newspaper, the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).
She covers all sectors as a state correspondent. She was recently inducted as a Dubawa Fellow which is a fact-checking fellowship to combat misinformation in the state and nation; she is the 2019 ONE Champion in Niger state and was the ICFJ 2018 Safety Fellow.
Ms Justina is not afraid to explore new subjects and topics as she is always open and ready to learn new things in the field of journalism. She loves to read, write, explore the internet, travel, network, experiment with data tools and advocate for the rights of the people.
Gbenga Samuel Salau
Gbenga Samuel Salau is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. While in the University, he was a campus journalist reporting for the Independence Hall and Faculty of Arts Press Clubs, with the pen name SSG. As a campus journalist, he won the following awards; Independence Hall Press Best News writer; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best News Reporter/Writer; First Runner-up, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism; Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ Press Best Reporter; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Political Writer; Winner, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism, and University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Interviewer. He rose to be the editor-in-chief of Association of faculty of Arts Press Clubs.
He joined The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria after graduation. And as a reporter, he has covered events and attended conferences, workshops within and outside Nigeria. In 2014, he won the Promasidor Quill Award Best Report on Nutrition and DAME Business Reporting category. In the 2015 edition of the Promasidor Quill Award, he won the best Report on Nutrition and Brand Advocate Categories.
In 2016, he was the first runner up in the NB Reporter of the Year and SERAs Award for CSR Reporting, aside winning the Print Journalist of the year award at the 2016 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA). In 2018, he was second runner-up in the Lagos Reporting Category of DAME.
Gbenga Salau loves travelling, reading, and listening to songs with good lyrics no matter the genre.