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FACT CHECK: Melaye makes false claims about arrest of Lagos APC killer squad on election day

FACT CHECK: Melaye makes false claims about arrest of Lagos APC killer squad on election day

Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, posted a video on Twitter on March 17, 2023, stating that security agencies apprehended a “killer squad” in Lagos. Melaye’s tweet was captioned: “Killer squad in Apc crested cars arrested today by security agencies in Lagos. O ga ooooo” Less than 24...

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FACT CHECK: Did Galaxy Backbone say IReV was attacked during presidential election?

FACT CHECK: Did Galaxy Backbone say IReV was attacked during presidential election?

An online newspaper with nearly 400,000 followers on Twitter reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Results Viewing portal, also known as IReV portal came under 1.2 million attacks. According to the newspaper, Galaxy Backbone, which runs the website, said “1.2 million cyberattacks launched during the presidential election, next day”. The post has since...

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FACT CHECK: Viral image does not show an attack on Olumide Oworu of the Labour Party

FACT CHECK: Viral image does not show an attack on Olumide Oworu of the Labour Party

A viral picture of Olumide Oworu, the Labour Party candidate for Lagos State House of Assembly in Surulere Constituency I, went viral on social media alongside claims that thugs attacked him on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Following the said attack, a picture of a bloodied Oworu began circulating on social media. Verification CDD Election War...

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FACT CHECK: Did Datti say Labour Party won 19 states as Fani-Kayode claims?

FACT CHECK: Did Datti say Labour Party won 19 states as Fani-Kayode claims?

Femi Fani-Kayode, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, quoted a tweet allegedly made by the Labour Party Vice-Presidential candidate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. According to Fani-Kayode, Datti posted a rumoured result from the recently conducted 2023 presidential election connoting that his party supposedly won the conducted election. Fani-Kayode called for the arrest...

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FACT CHECK: Have international leaders called for cancellation of 2023 presidential election?

FACT CHECK: Have international leaders called for cancellation of 2023 presidential election?

An image showing multiple international leaders, with captions of them disapproving of the recently conducted presidential elections in Nigeria has been circulating on WhatsApp and other social media platforms. Some of the individuals shown in this image are the United Nations (UN) Secretary-general, António Guterres; The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping;...

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FACT CHECK: Has Adamu Garba abandoned APC to support Peter Obi?

FACT CHECK: Has Adamu Garba abandoned APC to support Peter Obi?

On February 13, 2023, multiple Twitter users claimed Adamu Garba, an APC supporter and member of the Tinubu/Shetima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, has denounced his membership of the party. Some of the posts further claimed that Garba was set to join the youth in support for the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, stating that the...

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FACT CHECK: Does this video show Rivers PDP endorsing Peter Obi?

FACT CHECK: Does this video show Rivers PDP endorsing Peter Obi?

On February 1, 2023, a Twitter user shared a video alongside a claim that River state PDP has endorsed Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 presidential election. The video, which has been viewed by over 400,000 accounts at the time of this report, was shared alongside the caption: “Breaking: River...

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