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The 2023 elections fell short of the promises and expectations of Nigerians, in spite the deployment of world-class and highly expensive technology. The irregularities could put Professor Yakubu Mahmood in the bracket of past electoral chairmen who failed the integrity test. Theophilus Abbah, PhD The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Continue Reading
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By: Ogar Monday and Stephanie Adams -Douglas Claim: A Facebook user shared screenshots purportedly from different media organisations, including AP, Financial Times, News 24, NDTV and Times of India. In the screenshot, some world leaders had called the 2023 elections a sham and requested for the cancellation of the polls. Verdict: False. The screenshots are […]Continue Reading
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An outbreak of diphtheria, a serious disease that is especially harmful to children, has been confirmed in Nigeria. But what is diphtheria, and what leads to its spread? The agency that tackles public health emergencies in Nigeria has raised the alarm over an outbreak of diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection. In an advisory on 20 […]Continue Reading
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Was it by coincidence that President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the February 23 presidential election, defeated his opponent Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a result of poverty in Nigeria? Available data on the website of the National Bureau of Statistics shows that Buhari got overwhelming votes […]Continue Reading
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By: Stephanie Adams-Douglas Claim: A user on Twitter shared a picture of Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme, dressed in the colours of the Biafran flag to show support for the secessionist group. Verdict:  The photo of Mr Iheme adorned in the Biafran flag is photoshopped to suit the narrative. Full Text Twitter user, Chris Ososa Asuelime […]Continue Reading
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By Daniel Adaji On the average, the number of youths with PVCs is 40 million, a figure that is higher than the number of votes cast in any of the presidential elections since 1999.   If the majority of Nigerian youths who are registered voters would march to their polling units to cast their votes […]Continue Reading
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By Daniel Adaji The attention of the Nigerian Fact-Checkers Coalition (NFC) has been drawn to a disturbing false claim attributed to our team of fact-checkers. The bogus fact-check card, now going viral on social media, had passed a verdict that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “inherited great real […]Continue Reading
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Stephanie O. Adams-Douglas Dubawa, a West African fact-checking and verification platform, has announced its fourth annual fact-checking fellowship. Dubawa is a fact-checking and verification platform founded in 2018 by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, which launched its fact-checking fellowship named after Ghaninan Professor of Journalism and Mass Continue Reading
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Nigeria FactCheckers’ Coalition joins Arise News Presidential Town Hall Series The Nigerian FactCheckers’ Coalition (NFC)), as part of its civic responsibility to combat disinformation in Nigeria. Will be participating in the Arise News Presidential Town Hall meeting scheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2022. The coalition will conduct a live fact-checking of claims and Continue Reading
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By Daniel Adaji In late October 2022, as the issue of brain drain of medical and health workers, especially to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirate (UAE), generated discussion on traditional and social media, one twitter user @doctorisonu posted a message that caused a stir in the medical world. On his […]Continue Reading
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By Daniel Adaji  Claims: On Wednesday September 21, 2022, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Governor and  APC Youth Coordinator for the Tinubu-Shettima campaign organization, in an interview on Arise TV, faulted the credibility of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data. He said: “Most times we question and query those statistics because I am […]Continue Reading
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By David Ajikobi A video posted on Facebook in July 2021 shows piles of what seem to be Nigerian naira banknotes. A hand lifts bundles of the notes to the camera, revealing that they have the insignia and name of the central bank and are in denominations of N5,000 and N2,000. A woman’s voice can […]Continue Reading