Raji Olatunji

Raji Olatunji currently serves as a sub-editor at the misinformation and disinformation unit of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD West Africa). He was part of the CDD Election War Room project, funded by the UK government to combat information disorder in Nigeria's 2023 general elections.   

Olatunji has, over time, developed a strong commitment to propagating social consciousness, media literacy, and an accountable governing process.  As a volunteer, he covered the 2018 Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections for the Centre for Journalism, Innovation, and Development, CJID (formerly PTCIJ). He also participated in Dataphyte's 2021 market research survey, where he gathered data from over 300 people in Minna, Niger state capital.

His reports have been published by reputable media platforms including Premium Times, International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and The FactCheckHub. He has featured in reports published by the Media Career Development Network and FactCheckElections. He once volunteered for Dubawa to sensitize secondary school students on media literacy, and has trained over 30 student journalists on fact-checking.  He has fact-checked varying claims made by key actors in Nigeria's political landscape, including Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi, Adamu Garba, Femi Fani-Kayode, Adams Oshiomhole, Nasir El-Rufai, among many others.

Olatunji is a 2018 fellow of the United Action for Change (UAC). He graduated from the prestigious University of Ibadan (UI) in 2021, where he bagged a Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed) in Educational Management- Political Science.