Shin Gwamnatin Jahar Oyo Ta Bayyana Cigaba Da Karatu Ga Daliban Aji Shida Da Aji Uku Na Makarantun Sakandaren Jahar?

Gaskiyar Magana: Eh, Gaskiya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar 15 ga watan Yunin shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labari na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba wato (CDD) sun gano wani rahoto da aka wallafa a yanar gizo da yayi ikirarin cewa Jahar Oyo ta bayyana bude makarantu a jahar dan bada dama ga daliban …

Shin Hukumar Lafiya ta Duniya (WHO) Tace Ba’a Iya Daukar Cutar Corona Daga Masu Dauke da Cutar da Alamun Cutar Basu Bayyana Ajikinsu Ba?

Gaskiyar Magana: WHO Bata Fadi Haka Ba! Tushen Magana: A ranar Talata, 16 ga watan Yuni, shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihanci labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gani wani bidiyo da aka yada sosai a manhajar WhatsApp dake nuna cewa hukuamr lafiya ta duniya WHO tace ba’iya daukan cutar Corona ta …

Fake News Website Developer – Call for Application

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is seeking applications for a website developer for Centre’s Countering Disinformation and Misinformation project (Fake News website). The website developer will be involved in creating an internet-based platform to upscale the education and enlightenment of the general public on the need to fight the spread of disinformation referred …

We shouldn't focus on COVID-19 but what made the pandemic look bad – CSOs

A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called for a better approach in handling various sectors of Africa’s economy. The CSOs made the call during a virtual meeting organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The meeting themed, “Civil Society and COVID-19: Navigating Changes and Adapting Practices” …

Have Nigerian Scientists Discovered Vaccine for COVID-19?

VERDICT: False CLAIM:  In the past week, several Nigeria media platforms published reports that Nigerian scientists had discovered a vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID-19). One of the headlines, specifically from the Nigerian Guardian, read, ‘’Nigerian universities’ scientists discover a vaccine for COVID-19’’. The claim was widely shared in Nigeria and reported by a section of the international …

NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF June 15 TO JUNE 21, 2020

As Nigeria continues to experience an uptick in the cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across states of the country, there has been increased dissemination of disinformation regarding the health crisis. From proffering fake cures like the use of garlic, lime and ginger for both preventive and curative measure, to the conspiracy that linked the launch of …

Did Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Mukwege Resign Over Directive to Declare all Illness Coronavirus?

VERDICT: False CLAIM:  Several online sources, including a Nigerian Facebook page, NEWS, shared a viral post which claims Dr. Denis Mukwege, the joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, resigned as head of a local task force fighting COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The report said Dr. Mukwege resigned because he was …

Warware Labarin Bogi Da CDD ta Aiwatar na daga 8 Yuni zuwa 14 Ga Watan Yuni Shekara na 2020

Shahararren Dan Wasan Kwaikwayo Olu Jacobs Bai Mutu Ba Tushen Magana: A ranar 10 ga watan Yunin shekara ta 2020 majiyoyi da yawa na yanar gizo sun bada labarin cewa shahararren dan wasan kwaikwayo nan na Nollywood mai suna Olu Jacobs ya rasu bayan gajeriayar rashin lafiya. Labaran yaja hanakalin mutane matuka gaya a dandalin …

Did WHO Say COVID-19 Is Not Transmissible By An Asymptomatic Patient?

VERDICT: False CLAIM On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp viral video. According to the video, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that asymptomatic Coronavirus patients do not transmit the virus to other people.  The message accompanying the video of three minutes and six seconds …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Tana Bada Tallafin Naira 30,000 Ga Yan Najeriya?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar 14 ga watan Yunin shekara ta 2020 Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba wato CDD ta gano wani sakon da ake yadawa a manhajar WhatsApp dake ikirarin cewa gwamnatin tarayya raba tallafin naira dubu talatin (N30,000) ga dukkan yan Najeriya a matsayin agajin rage radadin annobar cutar Corona. …

Did Benue Lawmaker Donate 'Goat Ropes' to His Constituents?

VERDICT: False and Misleading  CLAIM: On Sunday, June 14, 2020, Agba Jalingo, freelance journalist and blogger, tweeted a picture on his twitter handle @agbajalingo_ with the caption, ‘’Hon. Daniel Ukpera of the Benue State HOA donates  brand new colourful ropes to his community to help tie their goats.’’ Attached to the post were different photographs …

Did Oyo Government announce Resumption of School Activities For JSS 3 And SS3 Students?

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On June 15, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report online claiming that the Oyo state government has announced resumption activities for junior and senior secondary students in examination classes. The report headlined; COVID-19: “Oyo State Resumes Academic Activities for JSS3 and SS3 students” has gone …

WhatsApp and Everyday Life in West Africa – Call for Contributors

We are looking for contributions for an edited book volume tentatively titled, ‘WhatsApp and Everyday Life in West Africa’.  The edited volume aims to cover a range of topics from politics, misinformation and elections; to how WhatsApp is used for healthcare, by businesses and as a source of news; to how it can facilitate love, …

Is Federal Government Distributing 30,000 Relief Funds to Nigerians?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Sunday, June 14, 2020, sighted a WhatsApp message claiming that the Federal Government has approved N30,000 as a palliative for every Nigerian. The claim said the fund will serve as relief for the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country. It also said citizens will be …

Warwarewa labaran bogi da CDD ta aiwatar daga 31 a watan mayu zuwa 7 ga watan yuni shekara ta 2020

Shin Shugaba Buhari Ya Kori Hafsoshin Rundunonin Tsaron Najeriya? Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Juma’a, 29 ga watan Mayun shekara ta 2020, jaridar Daily Mail Online ta wallafa wani labari dake cewa Shuagab Muhammadu Buhari ya kori hafsoshin rundoninin tsaron kasar nan sakamakon almundahanar da ta shafi kudade. Labarin ya bayyana cewa …

Shahararren Dan Wasan Kwaikwayo Olu Jacobs Bai Mutu Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 10 ga watan Yunin shekara ta 2020 majiyoyi da yawa na yanar gizo sun bada labarin cewa shahararren dan wasan kwaikwayo nan na Nollywood mai suna Olu Jacobs ya rasu bayan gajeriayar rashin lafiya. Labaran yaja hanakalin mutane matuka gaya a dandalin Facebook da Twitter a wannan rana. Har wayau wani …

COVID-19: We Must Work Together To Fight 'Fake News' – NCDC

Following the proliferation of disinformation in Nigeria’s ecosystem, an epidemiologist at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Abiodun Egwuenu, has called on the general public to join in the fight against ‘fake news.’ Speaking on Thursday, June 11, at a virtual conference organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development on Fighting Disinformation …

Buhari's Corruption Fight: A Five Year Assessment

As President Muhammadu Buhari enters his sixth year in office, fighting corruption remains one of his signature policy issues. Even before his successful 2015 election campaign, the fight against corruptionhad long been a core part of President Buhari’s personal narrative and popular appeal. Although it is one of the few policy areas in which he …

Beware of Death Rumours online: Is Nollywood Veteran Actor Olu Jacobs Dead?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On June 10, 2020, multiple online sources claimed that Nigerian actor Olu Jacobs had died after a brief illness. The news trended on Twitter and Facebook all day.  The claim was also published by a blog and was shared extensively on Facebook. FACT: Olu Jacobs is not dead. An investigation by our fact-checkers reveals …

Edo/Ondo: We’ll not make declarations where elections are disrupted – INEC chairman talks tough

If you don’t behave yourself during elections, we’ll go by the law – INEC Chairman goes tough on politicians The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday, June 9, issued a stern warning to politicians ahead of the governorship elections in Ondo and Edo States. Professor Yakubu while speaking …