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FACT CHECK: Does video show attack on man wearing Peter Obi’s campaign T-shirt?

FACT CHECK: Does video show attack on man wearing Peter Obi’s campaign T-shirt?

On January 18, 2023, media outlet Sahara Reporters posted a video, showing “unknown gunmen” attacking a man wearing a black shirt. The viral video which at the time of this report had seen over 600,000 views on Twitter was posted with the narrative, “unknown gunmen ambush man wearing Peter Obi’s campaign T-shirt, destroy car, insist no...

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FACT CHECK: Verifying Tinubu’s claims on security situation in Nigeria since 2015

FACT CHECK: Verifying Tinubu’s claims on security situation in Nigeria since 2015

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, made some controversial claims while comparing the state of Nigeria’s security during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and under the Muhammadu Buhari government. Here are the claims Tinubu made: Verification Is Boko Haram no more occupying 17 Local Governments Areas? According to a report by Reuters, the terrorist organisation...

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FACT CHECK: Did PDP pay N95m for campaign venue in Rivers?

FACT CHECK: Did PDP pay N95m for campaign venue in Rivers?

CLAIM: PDP paid 95 million naira for a campaign venue in Rivers VERDICT: False CONTEXT: A former senator, represented Kaduna Central at the 8th Senate, Shehu Sani, tweeted on January on Saturday, saying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State paid N95 million for a campaign venue. The tweet was republished by some blogs...

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Countering Fake News: Misinformation & Disinformation

Countering Fake News: Misinformation & Disinformation

Since the attainment of independence in 1960, civil society groups have contributed decisively towards enabling and enhancing national independence, for instance in the mobilizations against the Anglo Nigeria defense pact, judged to be against the national interest; as well as in the anti-structural adjustment program protests and movements under the military dictatorship of General Ibrahim Babangida.