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FACT CHECK: Do videos show LP thugs intimidating and harassing voters as Keyamo claimed? 

FACT CHECK: Do videos show LP thugs intimidating and harassing voters as Keyamo claimed? 

Festus Keyamo, a spokesperson of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, posted two videos on his verified Twitter page with the claim that they show Labour Party’s thugs intimidating and harassing voters in the ongoing 2023 gubernatorial elections. Keyamo captioned the post, “If indeed there’s no secret agenda (especially regarding Lagos) to which some media houses...

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FACT CHECK: Did Jandor, PDP guber candidate, say he rejected GRV as running mate for being incapable?

FACT CHECK: Did Jandor, PDP guber candidate, say he rejected GRV as running mate for being incapable?

A Twitter user posted a video interview of Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, with the claim that he rejected Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV) as his running mate for not being capable. This is coming three days before the March 18 gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections in Lagos state. Jandor and Gbadebo are both...

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FACT CHECK: Do INEC laws say elections are invalid if results are not transmitted electronically as GRV claims?

FACT CHECK: Do INEC laws say elections are invalid if results are not transmitted electronically as GRV claims?

Controversies have continued to trail the recently concluded presidential and senatorial elections which were held on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the president-elect. However, leading opposing parties like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) have since...

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FACT CHECK: Did Nigerian professor, who won $300,000 Dan David prize, ask Tinubu to ‘restore stolen mandate’? 

FACT CHECK: Did Nigerian professor, who won $300,000 Dan David prize, ask Tinubu to ‘restore stolen mandate’? 

Saheed Aderinto, a Nigerian professor of History and African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University, was earlier reported to have won the Dan David Prize, which is known as the largest history prize in the world. Nigerians at home and abroad, including President Muhammadu Buhari, have since showered encomium on the Nigerian-American professor following his...

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FACT CHECK: Does video show Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s sister campaigning for Sanwo-Olu?

FACT CHECK: Does video show Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s sister campaigning for Sanwo-Olu?

A video has circulated online with multiple claims that it shows Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi campaigning for Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is seeking a second four-year term as Lagos state governor on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Titilola is the sister of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State. Ahead...

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FACT CHECK: Fayose makes false claim about votes polled by Buhari in Katsina

FACT CHECK: Fayose makes false claim about votes polled by Buhari in Katsina

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, has claimed that incumbent Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 1,279,000 votes in Katsina during the 2019 presidential election. Fayose, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated this on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, when featured on TVC’s Your View. Advancing...

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FACT CHECK: How true is Simon Ekpa’s claim about Wike, Fayose killing people?

FACT CHECK: How true is Simon Ekpa’s claim about Wike, Fayose killing people?

A viral ‘leaked’ audio purporting to be a phone conversation between the outgoing governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, and the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, is making the rounds on social media. Simon Ekpa, a Finnish-Nigerian separatist, calling for the independence of Biafra, posted the said conversation on Twitter, claiming that Wike...

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FACT SHIELD: How to avoid falling for fake election results online

FACT SHIELD: How to avoid falling for fake election results online

The eagerly anticipated Nigerian 2023 presidential and national assembly elections, which were scheduled for Saturday, February 25, have since taken place. According to reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials arrived late to several polling units, and this caused the voting process to start very slowly around the nation. As a result, some of...

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