In the past few weeks, the political landscape has been rocked by a series of controversial news stories. However, two political parties and their members have been at the forefront of the discourse. These parties have engaged in a fierce war of words, each attempting to discredit the other. As a result, both parties have...
FACT CHECK: Did Obi’s lawyers inform court that LP’s star witnesses were sick?
FACT CHECK: Did CBN devalue the Naira to 630/$1?
FACT CHECK: Multiple false claims trail Emdee Tiamiyu’s controversial BBC interview
FACT CHECK: Did Nigeria spend $10 billion on fuel subsidy in 2022 as claimed by Shettima?
FACT CHECK: Completion of Second Niger Bridge, other legacy infrastructure projects
FACT CHECK: Reducing terrorism and banditry
FACT CHECK: Provision of Enabling Environment for Private Sector Business
FACT CHECK: Did Buhari’s Administration Provide Succour for Poor Nigerians to Earn a Living
FACT CHECK: Nigeria’s Economy had Become Resilient to External Shocks due to Policies Put in Place by the Outgoing Administration.
FACT CHECK: Did Buhari, Dabiri describe Nigerians as lazy, cultists and drug dealers?
FACT CHECK: Does picture show a charging cord attached to Bola Tinubu’s arm?
FACT CHECK: Bode George makes multiple claims, how true are they?
FACT CHECK: Is the use of phones disallowed at the presidential election petition tribunal?
FACT CHECK: Bola Tinubu won only five states in the 2023 presidential election?
FACT CHECK: Did Ganduje Mention Plans To Scuttle Presidential Tribunal Verdict In Leaked Audio?
FACT CHECK: Femi Adesina made multiple claims in his fact sheet, how true are they?
FACT CHECK: How true are these claims by Ben Ayade?
FACT CHECK: Did security agents prevent Peter Obi’s supporters from accessing the Tribunal Court?
FACT CHECK: Garba Sheu releases press statement with multiple claims
Analysis: Binani, Peter Obi, Tinubu drive social media trends
From ‘Yes Daddy’ to Soyinka debate — Here are top social media trends for the week
The trends for the past week can easily be likened to what is commonly known as the ‘Domino Effect’. In this effect, one action triggers a series of continuous actions. The political player responsible for the week’s domino is ‘Peter Obi’. Throughout the week, various issues that were trending, appeared to be interconnected, resulting in...
Fact Check: Does Nigeria Have the Lowest VAT Rate as the Minister of Finance Claimed?
Claim: Nigeria Has the Lowest Value-Added Tax (VAT) Rate Verdict: False Context: As Nigeria struggles with a rising cost of governance and depleting revenue, the government continues to look for avenues to raise money. One such way is through Value Added Tax (VAT). Recently, the country’s Minister of Finance Budget and Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed,...
CDD Election War Room social media weekly trends analyses
The much-anticipated presidential and gubernatorial elections have come and gone. However, the conversation surrounding the election has not phased out and different controversial positions have begun to spurt with people discovering new career paths in politics. Some of the trending ones include: The 25% ‘Palava’ Who knew the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would be the star...
FACT CHECK: Can BVAS be pre-loaded before voting starts?
Ahead of the March 18 elections, a text circulating rapidly on WhatsApp, created the impression that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) can be preloaded before voting starts on election day. The viral post urges the electorate to monitor the BVAS machine before the voting exercise begins as it claims that it has to be...
FACT CHECK: Did presiding officers upload selfies instead of results sheet on IReV portal?
As the collation of results of the 2023 presidential election is ongoing, there have been different claims and assertions going around against the competence and effectiveness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its staff. A lot of people are claiming that the INEC did not train their staff efficiently towards the general election....
FACT CHECK: TikTok video showing INEC declaring Peter Obi winner of the election is fake
With election results being compiled around the country from the just concluded general elections, many fake results and false announcements of results have begun to go viral. One such false viral announcement is the declaration of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, as the winner of the presidential election. In the viral video which...
FACT CHECK: Did Owerri residents observe sit-at-home during the elections?
Simon Ekpa, one of the leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), today asserted that the Igbo, an ethnic group in eastern Nigeria, had rejected the country by refusing to participate in the ongoing general elections. Earlier, Ekpa had called on southeasterners to boycott the election, following a sit-at-home order. He tweeted these images...
Labour Party confirms death of its senatorial candidate in Enugu
On February 2, 2023 a Twitter user posted: “BREAKING 🚨: Unconfirmed Report indicates that LP Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East, Barrister Oyibo Chukwu was shot & feared dead. His vehicle set ablaze. He is contesting against Chimaroke Nnamani. He was so much growing in popularity.” In the same tweet thread, another user shared this video...
FACT CHECK: Was Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Highest Under Obasanjo?
Claim: The highest inflation rate in the history of Nigeria was recorded under former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration. Verdict: False Context: During an interview with Arise TV on January 16, 2023, the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo said “This is not the highest inflation rate. In 2005 under...