Shin Aisha Buhari Ta Bada Umarnin Kona Ofishin Abba Kyari?

Gaskiyar Magana: Labari Ne Na Bogi! Wani bidiyo mai tsawon minti hudu da dakika goma sha bakwai (4:17) da wata kafa mai suna Gido24TV dake dandalin YouTube  wanda yanzu haka ake yaduwa a WhatsApp ta wallafa ya bayyana cewa Uwargidan Shugaba Buhari, wato Aisha Buhari ta bada umarnin nan take cewa a kona ofishin shugaban …

Did President Muhammadu Buhari Sack his Chief of Staff Abba Kyari?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On March 31, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development spotted a WhatsApp broadcast message which has gone viral in Northern region of Nigeria with the claim that President Muhammadu Buhari had sacked his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. The message forwarded to many Nigerians said the president had replaced …

Coronavirus: Aisha Buhari Never Ordered Burning of Abba Kyari’s Office

Verdict: False CLAIM:A 4:17 minutes video released in Hausa by Gido24 TV on YouTube claims that the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has ordered the burning the office of the president’s chief of state, Abba Kyari. The video widely shared on WhatsApp with over 6,500 views as at 11.15 pm March 30, 2020, claimed the first lady gave the directive to …

Shin Turiri Dake Fitowa Bayan An Dafa Lemon Tsami da Uda da Uziza Yana Maganin Cutar Coronavirus?

Gaskiyar Magana: Hakan Bai Tabbata Ba. Ga abinda wani bangare na wata jita-jita da ake yadawa yake cewa: “Kanwar surukar wata mata mai suna Nwunye mai’aikaciyar jinya ne a Birnin New York dake kasar Amurka kuma ta kamu da cutar COVID19. A lokacin da take jiran sakamakon gwajin da akayi mata na cutar sai mijinta …

Shin Da Gaske Ne Gwamnatin Najeriya Ta Shirya Biyan Kowane Dan Najeriya Alawus Din N8500 A Duk Sati?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Maganar: Wani sako dake cigaba da yaduwa a WhatsApp da Twitter yayi ikirarin cewa gwamnatin tarayya zata baiwa kowane dan Najeriya Naira Dubu Takwas Da Dari Biyar N8500 a kowane mako da nufi tallafin masa a lokacin da yan Najeriya cigaba bin umarnin zama a gida da magance Cutar Coronavirus. …

Coronavirus: Is Nigerian government planning to pay citizens N8,500 per week?

Verdict: False CLAIM:  A viral message being shared among Nigerians on WhatsApp and Twitter claims that the Federal Government is set to pay citizens N8,500 per week to sustain the stay at home directive for the containment of the Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. The said message claimed that the grant will be made available to …

COVID-19: The dual threat of a virus and a fake news epidemic – Idayat Hassan

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is happening at a time when sorting facts from fiction has become an increasingly difficult task. In Nigeria, the tsunami of misinformation and disinformation which has accompanied it is provoking fear and exploiting vulnerabilities. Many Nigerians simply refuse to believe its existence. This has opened the door for misinformation and …

Can Steam From Boiled Uda, Uziza, Lime Cure Coronavirus?

VERDICT: Unproven CLAIM: A WhatsApp broadcast message (likely from a Nigerian who lives in the United States) has been circulating in Nigeria with the claim that steam from boiled Uda (Negro Pepper), Uziza (Benja Black Pepper), Lime and ginger can cure Coronavirus. Part of the message reads, Nwunye dim’s (my sister-in-law’s) younger sister is a …

Farfesa Haruna Nggada Bai Shawarci Yan Najeriya Dasu Sha Ruwan Zafi ko Su Shiga Rana Ba Dan Maganin Cutar Coronavirus.

Gaskiyar Magana: Jita-Jitar Da Take Yawo Musamman Kafafen Zamunta Na Zamani Irinsu Facebook, Twitter Dama WhatsApp Cewa Farfesa Haruna Nggada Na Jami’ar Maiduguri Ya Bada Hanyoyi Bakwai Na Samun Garkuwa Daga Cutar Coronavirus Karya Ne! Farfesa Harunan Ya Shaidawa CDD Cewa Karya Ne Akayi Masa Kuma Baisan Wanda Ya Wallafa Wannan Magana Ba. Dan Haka …

#COVID19: UNIMAID Lecturer Never advised Nigerians to Drink Hot Water, Stay Under the Sun

VERDICT: FALSE On March 26, 2020, fact checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a message shared on WhatsApp and other online platforms claiming that a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri (UNMAID) had urged Nigerians to drink hot water and stay under the sun in order to avoid being infected with …

HEALTH MISINFORMATION: FALSE STORIES FROM EBOLA TO CORONAVIRUS

Summary Nigeria has had a long-running battle with misinformation and disinformation. In times of health pandemics, misinformation, or false information shared unintentionally, becomes especially harmful. This was evident during the Ebola crisis in Nigeria; similar dynamics are coming to play with the current coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic. The Centre for Democracy and Development has been tracking …

No COVID-19 Passenger Arrived Kano Airport from Lagos on Air Peace

A trending short Video on Twitter that is being shared on Facebook and WhatsApp claimed the Kano bound aircraft (Air Peace) had a passenger suspected to be carrying coronavirus (COVID-19). The video showed that, on arrival, the flight crew refused passengers’ disembarkment from aircraft. Also, while the landed aircraft remained locked, a background voice speaking …

Nigeria's Ministry of Health Never Announced Plan To Spray Chemicals At Midnight

A message which has gone viral on WhatsApp is warning recipients to stay indoors at night and lock up their doors and windows as the Federal Government of Nigeria plans to conduct an aerial containment of the Coronavirus at midnight. The message said FG will be ‘’spraying chemicals in the air tonight with (a) private …

LETTRE OUVERTE AUX CITOYENS GUINÉENS

Quelque chose d’important se passe en Guinée ! Les citoyens ont décidé qu’il faut un changement politique. Pour obtenir ce changement qu’ils souhaitent, ils sont sortis dans la rue pour manifester avec une détermination sans égal pour le respect de la Constitution. Les manifestations ont pris une allure plus engagée d’Octobre 2019 à ce jour, …

Cadre de Concertation et d’Actions Citoyennes (CCAC/SCI).

Nous, organisations de la société civile regroupées au sein du Cadre de Concertation et d’Actions Citoyennes, réunies en séance extraordinaire, faisons la déclaration dont la teneur suit : -Considérant que le meeting projeté le 15 Mars dernier à la place de la concertation a été régulièrement déclaré par correspondance N*003/03/2020/CNTLP et enregistrée le 9 Mars 2020 à …