Is Nigerian Government Monitoring Citizens’ Phone and all Social Media Conversations?

VERDICT: False and Misleading CLAIM: CDD Fact checkers spotted a viral message trending on WhatsApp on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 with claim the that there is a new communication regulation which allows the Nigeria government to monitor a wide range of communication channels including phone calls, WhatsApp conversations, Twitter, Facebook, all social media and forums. …

Did the US Government and Diplomats Give Ultimatum to Supreme Court to Reverse Imo State Judgement?

VERDICT: False and Misleading CLAIM: CDD spotted a message trending on WhatsApp and other online platforms following a YouTube video posted by King Frank Records, with claims that the United State Government and Diplomats have given the Supreme Court, an Ultimatum to Reverse Imo Judgement; failure to reverse,  all Supreme Court Justices and their families …

Is the African Blood Resistant to Coronavirus?

VERDICT: Medically False, No Scientific Evidence CLAIM: On 10th of February 2020, multiple sources including Abia Pulse News, Kenya Bulletin, African Daily Mail and CityScrollz published a story with the claim that the African Blood Genes are resistant to the Corona Virus, which is currently a global health challenge, with a death toll in mainland …

Former Minister Amina Mohammed, Others Celebrate Kole Shettima at 60

A former minister of Environment and deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, on Wednesday, February 12, joined scores of Nigerians to celebrate Kole Shettima, the Africa director of the MacArthur Foundation. At a dinner which was hosted by the Centre for Democracy and Development took place in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. Mohammed while …

Did the Lagos State Governor Ask Lagosians to Use the Trekking as Training for the Marathon?

CLAIM: A viral screenshot showing a twitter handle alleged to be that of the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu tweeted ‘’I want to address Lagosians on the #OkadaBan issue. You are all aware Access Bank Marathon is scheduled on 08/02/2020 which is next week Saturday. So please use the trekking as a form of training …

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HACKATHON ON COMBATING DISINFORMATION AND MISINFORMATION IN KANO STATE

In recognition of the harmful effects of disinformation and its impact on the nation; the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is calling for entries to design solutions to address this menace. Eligibility criteria The call is open to computer programmers, interface designers, project managers, social media influencers, amongst others. Females, youth and persons living …