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David Ajikobi

Africa Check
Nigeria Editor
David is the Nigeria editor of Africa Check joining them as the country’s first dedicated fact-checker. With a decade of experience, he’s worked across different media platforms from print, radio, television, online and digital media. He was a pioneer news editors/producer at 99.3 Nigeria Info, 96.9 Cool FM and 95.1 Wazobia FM in Lagos. His career started as a reporter at the defunct NEXT Newspaper (234next.com) published by African-born Pulitzer Prize winner, Dele Olojede, where he rose to become the metro editor.

You can talk to David about fact-checking in Nigeria, effects of false news, myths on health outcomes and how Africa Check’s work in Nigeria has been helping to reduce disinformation and misinformation in Nigeria and to also promote evidence based public debate.