FACT-CHECK: Sheikh Abdallah Kaya Never Nominated Governor Zulum For 2023 Presidential Ticket

VERDICT: False Claim: On Tuesday, October 23, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a trending report claiming that an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dr. Abdallah Usman Gadon Kaya, had nominated the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, as a viable presidential candidate for 2023. The story published numerous platforms – Muryar Yanci, …

FACT-CHECK: Has Kano 2019 PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Left Kwankwasiyya?

Verdict: False Claim: On Sunday, October 25, 2020 fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a story published on Facebook (now deleted) and shared on WhatsApp claiming that the 2019 Kano State governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, Kabir Yusuf, has defected from the Kwankwasisyya group led by former Governor Rabiu …

FACT-CHECK: FG Not Giving Out N3 Million Grant To Nigerians

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Tuesday October 27, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp message shared across many groups. The message claimed that the Federal Government is giving out N3 million in grant to interested Nigerians. According to the message, interested Nigerians are expected to click on the link provided …

Shin Masu Zanga-Zangar #EndSARS a Benin Sun Balla Tare Da Fitar Da Fursunoni?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne. Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 19 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020 fursononi da ake tsare dasu a gidan gyaran hali birnin Benin a jahar Edo suka tsere, tserewar tasu tazo ne a lokacin da ake tsaka da zanga-zangar #EndSARS. Wani rahoto da Goldennews suka wallafa yayi ikirarin cewa masu zanga-zangar …

Hoton Dake Yawo a Kafafen Sada Zumunta na Zamani Na Wata Mata Cikin Jini Nade a Tutar Najeriya Hoto Ne Bogi!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 21 ga watan Oktoban sheraka ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya Da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani hoto na wani mutum dake dauke da gawar wata mata da dake cikin jinni da aka nade da tutar Najeriya. Hoton wanda yaja hankalin mutane da yawan gaske musamman …

Bidiyon Dake Nuna Jagororin Kungiyar Malaman Jami’o’i Ta Kasa ASUU Suna Dambe Bidiyo Ne Na Bogi!

Tushen Magana: An wallafa wani bidiyo a shafin Twitter a ranar Asabat, 24 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020 kuma acikin wannan bidiyon anyi ikirarin cewa shugaban kungiyar malaman jami’o’i ta kasa ASUU yasha mari daga yan majalisar tarayya. Mutane da yawa sunyi tsokaci akan bidiyon hakanan wassu zaurukan yanar gizo sun wallafa shi. Zuwa …

Shin Mata Sun Bukaci Shugaba Buhari Yayi Murabus Yayin Zanga-Zangar #EndSARS a Katsina?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! A ranar Litinin, 19 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya Da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani bidiyo mai tsawon dakika 30 wanda wani zauren yanar gizo ya wallafa ya kuma yi ikirarin cewa mata a jahar Katsina sun shiga zanga-zangar #EndSARS suka kuma …

#EndSARS Protest: Finding a Pathway to Sustainable Peace and Development

Released October 26, 2020 As we continue to condemn the use of ‘live bullets’ on unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, on October 20, 2020, we also join our voices to condemn acts of thuggery, hate speeches, and fake news. We particularly condemn the hoodlums that attacked security facilities and personnel of the Nigeria …

Post Election Analysis: 2020 Ondo State Off-Cycle Governorship Election

Introduction On 10 October 2020 voters in Ondo State went to the polls to elect agovernor in its off cycle governorship election Like the off cyclegovernorship election in Edo State on 19 September, the Ondo Stateelection was remarkable for (a) its widely acclaimed peacefulconduct; (b) the issue based focus of the campaigns and (c) theimproved …

Lekki Toll Gate, The #Endsars Protests And Misinformation in Nigeria This Week

The #EndSARS protests began as a movement against Police brutality in Nigeria. Young Nigerians took to the street and social media to ask for an end to decades of harassment, brutality and even death from a unit of the Police Force in Nigeria, the defunct Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad (F-SARS) popularly known as …

FACT-CHECK: Trending Video of ASUU Executives Fighting is Fake

VERDICT: False CLAIM: A trending video posted on Twitter on Saturday, October 24, 2020, claims that the Chairman of the Association Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was slapped by some lawmakers during a meeting. This claim has been shared by multiple sources on the microblogging site. The tweet had over 100 likes, 74 comments with …

FACT-CHECK: Has Bola Tinubu Left APC?

VERDICT: False! CLAIM: On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a story published by a Facebook page of an online Hausa newspaper, Sahara Reporters Hausa, claiming that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has decamped from the ruling party. The story …

FACT-CHECK: No, Viral Photo of Dead Woman in Nigerian Flag Not From Lekki Shooting

VERDICT: False! CLAIM: On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development  spotted a photograph of a man carrying a lady who appeared to be dead. The lady, wrapped up in the Nigerian flag stained with blood had her hand dropping like she had no life in her, triggering generated  over …

FACT-CHECK: Did Benin #EndSARS Protesters Break Into Prison To Free Prisoners?

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: On Monday October 19, 2020, inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Benin, Edo State escaped from the facility at the peak of the #EndSARS protest. A report published by Goldennews, claimed that #EndSARS protesters clamouring for an end to Police brutality broke into a correctional facility in Sapele Road Benin to …

FUNAM Bata Ce Keda Alhakin Kona Ababen Hawan Masu Zanga-Zangar #EndSARS a Abuja Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Talata, 20 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020, anga wani jawabi dake cewa wata kungiyar Fulani mai suna Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) a turance ta bayyana cewa itace takai hari akan masu zanga-zangar #EndSARS a yankin Apo dake Abuja. Kamar yadda jawabin ya bayyana, kungiyar zata cigaba da kai hari akan …

FACT-CHECK: No, President Muhammadu Buhari Is Not Dead

VERDICT: False CLAIM: Thousands of Twitter users on Thursday, 22 October 2020 shared claims that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is dead. The several posts pushing the claim that the President is dead have been shared using the hashtag #BuhariIsDead to trend at number one on Twitter, at the time of writing this report. FACT: Fact-checks …

FACT-CHECK: Katsina Women Did Not Call For Buhari’s Resignation During #EndSARS Protest

VERDICT: False and Misleading CLAIM: On Monday, October 19, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a 30 seconds viral video on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, claiming women dressed in hijabs while chanting and dancing were calling for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation. The women were heard chanting “Buhari is a hypocrite and …

Killers of #EndSARS Protesters Must Be Held To Account

PRESS STATEMENT October 21, 2020 We, the undersigned coalition of civil society organisations, are deeply shocked by the killing of peaceful protesters across Nigeria yesterday. The attempt to fight for justice over police brutality has again revealed the brutal nature of the Nigerian state. At the last count, not less than 40 Nigerians have lost …

Rundunar Tsaro Ta SSS Bata Kama Masu Zanga-Zanga a Kano Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 17 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya (CDD) suka gano wani labarai da jaridu da wassu majiyoyi suka wallafa dake cewa hukumar tsaron farin kaya ta State Security Service (SSS) sun kama mutane da sukayi zanga-zangar neman kawo karshen halin rashin tsaro …