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FACT CHECK: Did INEC chairman say fuel queues are putting elections at risk?

FACT CHECK: Did INEC chairman say fuel queues are putting elections at risk?

Multiple social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter claim that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said fuel scarcity is putting the election at risk. The posts suggest that Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, said this at a meeting with the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)....

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FACT CHECK: Do these images show trucks carrying old naira notes from Tinubu’s house?

FACT CHECK: Do these images show trucks carrying old naira notes from Tinubu’s house?

A number of posts making the rounds on social media claim that trucks loaded with 40-foot containers were seen taking old naira notes from Bola Tinubu’s house to the bank. Bola Tinubu is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos. “Breaking News: ‘8 forty-fit container loads with cash...

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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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FACT CHECK: Are you eligible to vote without PVC?

FACT CHECK: Are you eligible to vote without PVC?

CLAIM: A message going viral on WhatsApp has given the impression that citizens can vote without their permanent voter’s card (PVC). “The Good News!!!  Anyone who didn’t see their PVC should confirm their names on http://cvr.inecnigeria.org/vvs  Once your name is there, copy the last 5 digits of your VIN and keep it handy. With that,...

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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: Has APC completed the Second Niger Bridge as Tinubu claimed?

FACT CHECK: Has APC completed the Second Niger Bridge as Tinubu claimed?

In January 2022, Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, at the Enugu presidential campaign rally said the Second Niger Bridge was completed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and would soon be commissioned.  In his words, “that bridge (second Niger) is completed by APC, you will soon see a commissioning for your movements, to move...

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