NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 2, 2020

As the number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to rise, relevant authorities in Nigeria including the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have warned citizens and residents to #ActResponsibly and #CelebrateResponsibly – considering the many events mapped out for the yuletide. With many activities – weddings, parties and the holiday season’s celebrations …

Shin Gwamna Zulum Ya Nada Aisha Bakari Gombi a Matsayin Mai Taimaka Masa ta Fannin Yaki Da Yan Boko Haram?

Tantancewar CDD: Gaskiya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 19 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da majiyoyi da kafafen yada labarai da yawa suka wallafa, labarin yace, Gwamna Babagana Umara Zuum na Jahar Borno ya nada sananniyar yar farautar …

Shin Hukumar Hisbah a Jahar Kano Ta Hana Pati da Daddare?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 21 ga watan Dismanban shekara ta 2020, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin sun a Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da jaridar Kano Focus ta wallafa inda tace hukumar HISBAH ta jahar Kano ta hana party da daddare a fadin …

FACT-Check: Did Governor Zulum Appoint Female Hunter Aisha Gombi as Aide?

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On Saturday, December 19, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy (CDD) spotted reports that the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, had appointed a female hunter, Aisha Gombi, as his aide on fight against Boko Haram terrorists. The story widely published by online newspapers including Premium Times, AljazirahNews, JTV, The Niche NG …

FACT-CHECK: Kano Hisbah Has Not Banned Night Party

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Monday, December 21, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development CDD (CDD) spotted a story published by Kano Focus claiming that the Kano Hisbah Board has banned night parties in the State. The report also claimed that the ban was announced by the Hisbah Commander General, Sheikh Muhammad Ibn …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 20, 2020

Just when the general public thought the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria was taking a positive turn, statistics from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the number of confirmed cases of disease has skyrocketed. For the past week under review, the number of COVID-19 cases which appeared to have dropped in the country …

Hoton Dake Nuna Ma’aikatar “Long Life and Prosperity” a Jahar Imo da aka Lika a Jikin Wata Motar Safa Hoto Ne Na Bogi!

Tushen Magana: Wani hoto mai dauke da tambari ko rubuto da aka yishi a turance kamar haka: “Ministry of Long Life and Prosperity Imo State” ya yadu sosai a dandalin Twitter kuma an ci gaba da yada wannan hoto a shafin Twitter tun ranar 11 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020, wannan hoto wani mai …

Trending Image of Ministry of Long Life and Prosperity Bus in Imo is Fake

VERDICT: False An image of a Toyota Hiace minibus with the inscription “Ministry of Long Life and Prosperity Imo State’’ has been trending on Social media since December 11, 2020. The picture which was shared by a Twitter user with the account @RealOlaudah has since been shared widely on Facebook and WhatsApp. FACT: The image …

Gwamnatin Jahar Katsina Bata Hana Anfani Da Facebook da WhatsApp Ba!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 9 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da aka wallafa kuma ya yadu kamar wutar daji, labarin yace gwamnatin jahar Katsina ta haramta anfani da kafafen sada zumunta na zamani wato Facebook da WhatsApp. Labarin …

Shin an Rufe Asibitin Yara Na Khalifa Sheikh Isyaka Rabiu Dake Kano Sakamakon Samun Mai Dauke Da Cutar Corona?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 14 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020 a yada wani labari acikin garin Kano, labarin yace an rufe Asibitin Yara na Khalifa Sheikh Isyaka Rabiu dake titin zuwa gidan Zoo sakamakon samun mai dauke da cutar sarkewar numfashi ta Corona. Gaskiyar Magana: Binciken da CDD ta …

FACT-CHECK: Kano Hospital Not Shut Down Over COVID-19 Case

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Monday, December 14, 2020, a narrative widely shared within Kano metropolis claimed that Khalifa Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu Pediatric Hospital located along Zoo Road had been shut down over a Coronavirus (COVID-19) case. FACT: Khalifa Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu Paediatric Hospital, which is managed by Northfield Health Services is a Consortium comprising of …

WhatsApp, Facebook Not Banned by Katsina State Government

VERDICT: False and Misleading CLAIM: On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a viral message trending on WhatsApp groups, claiming that the Katsina State Government has banned the use of social media application – WhatsApp and Facebook. The story  published by different media outfits  had headlines:: Katsina …

Shin Zargin Shugaba Buhari Game Da Rahotannin BBC da CNN Akan Zanga-Zangar #EndSARS Gaskiya Ne?

Tantancewar CDD: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar 9 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020, shafin Twitter na Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari wato @MBuhari ya wallafa wani jawabi inda yace rahoton da kafafen yada labarai na kasashen ketare suka yada game da zanga-zangar #EndSARS ba rahoto ne day a karkata zuwa wani bangare tare da barin …

NEWSLETTER FROM CDD FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 12, 2020

As we continue to work towards countering disinformation and misinformation usually spread across various platforms – online and offline – the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) believes that there is now need more than ever to find a lasting solution to the risk posed by false information and narratives. One thing that must be …

Shin Yar Jaridar Nan Kiki Mordi Ta Wallafa Wata Game Da Zubar Da Cikin Da Gano Cewa Namiji Za’a Haifa a Shafin Ta Na Twitter?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne Tushen Magana: Wani hoton wata magana da aka ce sananniyar yar jaridar nan Kiki Mordi ce ta wallafa ta karade kafafen sada zumunta na zamani a satin da ya gabata. Maganar wadda akace a shafin Twitter aka wallafa tace Mordi tace, babu matsala taimakawa wadda ta shirya zubar da ciki har …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Ta Bada Umarnin Bude Wuraren Killace Masu Dauke Da Cutar Corona?

Gaskiyar Magana: Eh, Haka Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Juma, 11 ga Disanban shekara ta 2020, masu tanatnce sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da wata kafa mai suna ireporteronline ta wallafa sun gwamnatin tarayya ta bada umarnin shirye-shiryen sake bude wuraren killace masu dauke da cutar Corona …

FACT-CHECK: Is Buhari’s Claim on #EndSARS Protest Coverage by CNN, BBC True?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On December 9, 2020, the Twitter handle of the President of Nigeria @Mbuhari tweeted that the coverage of #EndSARS protest by foreign media was not balanced. The president’s tweet claims that the CNN and BBC did not give attention to the police officers who were killed, the stations that were burnt, and …

FACT-CHECK: Did Nigerian Journalist, Kiki Mordi Tweet About Aborting Male Children?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: A screenshot of a tweet claimed to be from popular Nigerian Journalist Kiki Mordi went viral last week. The tweet read claimed that Mordi said that there is nothing working with a lady’s decision to abort her baby if she finds out it’s male. “I for none would prefer a female child …

Did FG Direct Reopening of COVID-19 Isolation Centres?

VERDICT: True Claim: On Friday, December 11, 2020 fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim on ireporteronline that the Federal Government has directed the preparation of the reopening of isolation centers across Nigeria following a perceived second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The headline of the report read in parts: …

For A Future For Nigeria: We Must Draw A Red Line On The Zabarmari Massacre

STATEMENT BY CONCERNED NIGERIANS We are responsible and patriotic Nigerians who have watched with serious concern the unfolding crisis threatening to engulf our nation. We are non-partisan individuals who believe in the union of our people through the maintenance of democratic order founded on the rule of law. Our initiative grew out of the recent …