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FACT CHECK: Did Galaxy Backbone say IReV was attacked during presidential election?

FACT CHECK: Did Galaxy Backbone say IReV was attacked during presidential election?

An online newspaper with nearly 400,000 followers on Twitter reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Results Viewing portal, also known as IReV portal came under 1.2 million attacks. According to the newspaper, Galaxy Backbone, which runs the website, said “1.2 million cyberattacks launched during the presidential election, next day”. The post has since...

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FACT CHECK: Did slain UNICAL Prof manipulate presidential election results for Tinubu?

FACT CHECK: Did slain UNICAL Prof manipulate presidential election results for Tinubu?

The murder of a professor who was suspected of manipulating the presidential election results has been the subject of news reports. Numerous people have shared the news on social media, including Simon Ekpa, the self-described secessionist leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Ekpa claimed in a tweet that the professor allegedly manipulated the...

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FACT CHECK: Keyamo makes multiple claims on TVC — but how true are they?

FACT CHECK: Keyamo makes multiple claims on TVC — but how true are they?

Festus Keyamo, the principal spokesperson for the Presidential Campaign Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), made some controversial claims in an attempt to defend the victory of Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate in the February 25 polls. Keyamo made these claims in a post-election interview on TVC earlier in the week. CDD...

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FACT CHECK: Peter Obi made these 10 claims on Arise TV — but how true are they?

FACT CHECK: Peter Obi made these 10 claims on Arise TV — but how true are they?

During a post-election chat by Arise TV on March 13, 2023, Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, made a number of controversial claims.  Defending his position about Nigeria’s presidential election, which was held on February 25, 2023, Obi made some assertions, driving further conversations online and offline. CDD Election War Room checked his claims...

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FACT CHECK: Is video of US govt congratulating Tinubu doctored as Melaye claims?

FACT CHECK: Is video of US govt congratulating Tinubu doctored as Melaye claims?

Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, posted a video on Twitter on March 15, 2023, disputing the United States (US) congratulatory message to Bola Tinubu on victory at the polls. Melaye’s tweet was caption: “US congratulate Tinubu: No be the man dey talk ooo. Watch him mouth. Which...

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FACT SHIELD: Has any candidate ever won in court? All you need to know about presidential election tribunals

FACT SHIELD: Has any candidate ever won in court? All you need to know about presidential election tribunals

Nigeria had one of its keenly contested and controversial presidential elections on February 25, 2023. Since the election, the phrase “go to court” has become a trend in the country. Every aggrieved party and presidential candidate is urged to go to court and challenge the process that made Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress...

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FACT CHECK: Do INEC laws say elections are invalid if results are not transmitted electronically as GRV claims?

FACT CHECK: Do INEC laws say elections are invalid if results are not transmitted electronically as GRV claims?

Controversies have continued to trail the recently concluded presidential and senatorial elections which were held on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the president-elect. However, leading opposing parties like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) have since...

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FACT CHECK: Did Nigerian professor, who won $300,000 Dan David prize, ask Tinubu to ‘restore stolen mandate’? 

FACT CHECK: Did Nigerian professor, who won $300,000 Dan David prize, ask Tinubu to ‘restore stolen mandate’? 

Saheed Aderinto, a Nigerian professor of History and African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University, was earlier reported to have won the Dan David Prize, which is known as the largest history prize in the world. Nigerians at home and abroad, including President Muhammadu Buhari, have since showered encomium on the Nigerian-American professor following his...

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FACT CHECK: Will INEC reconfiguration of BVAS erase presidential election data?

FACT CHECK: Will INEC reconfiguration of BVAS erase presidential election data?

In the last few days, there has been news going around that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wants to reconfigure the Bimordal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS). There are insinuations that the configuration will erase all the data on the system in preparation for the gubernatorial and state assembly elections.  Similarly, the BVAS configuration has...

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FACT CHECK: Fayose makes false claim about votes polled by Buhari in Katsina

FACT CHECK: Fayose makes false claim about votes polled by Buhari in Katsina

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, has claimed that incumbent Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 1,279,000 votes in Katsina during the 2019 presidential election. Fayose, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated this on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, when featured on TVC’s Your View. Advancing...

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