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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: 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 SHIELD: All you need to know about BVAS, INEC’s new system for tackling electoral fraud

FACT SHIELD: All you need to know about BVAS, INEC’s new system for tackling electoral fraud

There’s been quite some controversy around the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) being employed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential and subnational elections in February 2023. Some political parties have called on INEC to disregard the accreditation system, while others are in support of the bi-modal biometric method. Here is a breakdown...