“Communicating science is a noble profession, I am very excited about telling the stories of African scientists”
Abdullahi Tsanni is a freelance science journalist, and reporter of African Newspage – a digital newsmagazine focused exclusively on reporting sustainable development issues in Africa. He was most recently inducted as a fellow of the African Science Literacy Network (ASLN), University of Sussex, UK, in October 2019. Earlier in March 2019, he was selected as one of only 20 African science journalists to attend a week-long science reporting workshop organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), held in Oxfordshire, UK. In November, 2019, he emerged the Best Agric Biotech Reporter (print and online category) cum overall Best Journalist of The Year at the 3rd edition of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa Nigeria Media Awards for his entry titled: "GMO debate affects public sentiment in Nigeria," among his several other media narrations about science. Tsanni writes about science and scientists in Africa and his reports cut across health, agricultural biotechnology, climate change, and sustainable development goals (SDGs). His works have been published in Nature (international science journal), Alliance for Science, Genetic Literacy Project(GLP), and Science Communication Hub Nigeria where he serves – voluntarily – as the communications team lead since 2017 till date. He was born in 1994 in Katsina, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria; thus leveraging his science background, creativity, and passion for media to turn science into words and stories that engage the general public.