Was Nigeria minimum wage $120 in 2010 more valued than $83 in 2019?

Verdict: Partially True The Claim: A WhatsApp post questioning the monetary value of the new minimum wage has gone viral. The post reads; “Nigeria minimum wage in 2010 was N18, 000 ($120). In 2019, the minimum wage is N30, 000 ($83). They won’t show you this”. Following the signing of the new National Minimum Wage Act by …

How valid is the claim that Nigeria has a Surplus of Medical Doctors?

Verdict: False The Claim: Dr Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister for Labor, has asserted that doctors who practice overseas are not doing that to the detriment of the country. He said; “No, I am not concerned at all. I am not worried. We are surplus. If you have a surplus, you export. We have enough; we have more …

Did INEC Threaten to Award Presidential Election Victory to Atiku?

Verdict: FALSE The Claim: CDD has spotted a story claiming that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to award the election victory to the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential elections. The claim was made on April 9, 2019, by the dailyadvent. It says that PDP and …

Did Miyetti Allah Demand for the Refund of N3.8b Campaign Funds Given to the APC Gubernatorial Candidate?

  Verdict: False Claim:  The CDD have spotted a story circulating on WhatsApp alleging that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN) are insisting that the sum of N3.8 billion financial contribution made to the APC gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom State Mr Nsima Ekere, and his godfather, Senator Godswill Akpabio is returned to …

Fact Check: Did Saraki sack the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu?

Verdict: FALSE The Claim: An online blog, exclusive103.com on April 3rd, reported that the Senate president, Bukola Saraki had sacked Ibrahim Magu, the Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The headline reads; “the fearless Bukola Saraki refuses to keep shut, sacks Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman, technically.” They further reported that …

How true is the Tweet claiming Jega condemned the conduct of the 2019 General Elections?

  Verdict: False The Claim: Today, a Twitter account belonging to a PDP support group, @PDPVanguard, posted a tweet attributed to the former INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega. The tweet which has already garnered 189 likes, 8 comments and 108 retweets read: The @MBuhari government had succeeded in destroying the huge gains made in political …

How Women Fared In The 2019 Elections

    Nigeria’s population is estimated to be 200,923,640. Women form 49.4% of this figure, with a total of 99,180,412. However, female political representation in the 2019 elections was negligible relative to the approximately half of the population they constitute. 2,970 women were on the electoral ballot, representing only 11.36% of nominated candidates. From the …