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FACT CHECK: Did Tinubu say Lagos is a refuse dump?

FACT CHECK: Did Tinubu say Lagos is a refuse dump?

On January 24, 2023, a Twitter handle posted a video claiming that Bola Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, called “the Lagos he built refuse dump”. The video which has over 50,000 views and 3,000 likes as of the time of this report was shared with the caption: “Bola Tinubu calls the...

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FACT CHECK: Viral image does not show Peter Obi eating Isiewu with ‘Biafra beer’

FACT CHECK: Viral image does not show Peter Obi eating Isiewu with ‘Biafra beer’

Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant and member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Thursday, January 26, 2023, posted a picture of Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate, eating a Nigerian delicacy alongside two bottles of Hero beer. Adamu said Obi was having “too much pleasure” with Hero Beer, which he alleges has...

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Did Al-Zakzaky Endorse Peter Obi For President

Did Al-Zakzaky Endorse Peter Obi For President

On December 27, 2022, a Twitter user with the handle “Olaudah Equiano® @RealOlaudah” tweeted a claim that the revered Islamic cleric and leader of the Islamic  Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, had endorsed Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi for Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election.  The tweet which has over a thousand (1,000) retweets...

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FACT CHECK: No, Sultan of Sokoto did not endorse Peter Obi for president

FACT CHECK: No, Sultan of Sokoto did not endorse Peter Obi for president

A statement attributed to Muhammad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, has gone viral on social media, claiming the monarch endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party. This is coming amidst controversies over the endorsement of presidential candidates ahead of Nigeria’s 2023 general elections, set to hold less than 37 days from now. ...

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FACT CHECK: Does INEC have plans to cancel or postpone elections?

FACT CHECK: Does INEC have plans to cancel or postpone elections?

Multiple newspapers reported that INEC said it will cancel or postpone the upcoming 2023 general elections. This is false, according to verification by CDD Election War Room. The newspapers, bloggers, and social media influencers claimed that INEC said in a recent briefing that it will cancel the elections due to security reasons. Verification This claim...

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FACT CHECK: Verifying Peter Obi’s claims at the People’s Town Hall

FACT CHECK: Verifying Peter Obi’s claims at the People’s Town Hall

Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, made multiple controversial claims at a town hall meeting held by Channels Television on January 8, 2023. Obi made these claims while speaking extensively on major issues and challenges faced by various sectors of the country. But how true are they? While discussing the economy, Obi said Nigeria’s...