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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Traditional leaders key factors in ending Liberia’s culture impunity – CDD, OHCHR

In a continuous effort to end financial crime, the Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform (CSOHRAP) met with traditional leaders in Liberia. The team who were welcomed to Bomi county by the traditional leaders said …

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FACT CHECK: Are Gun-Wielding Protesters in Viral Video Fulani’s from Nigeria?

Verdict: False Claim: A 30-second video has gone viral across various social media platforms with the caption “Fulani is ready, are you.” The video shows women and men wielding guns and chanting in an unfamiliar language. The lead singer holds a microphone with a flag attached to her veil. Verification Process Checks by CDD/Daily Trust …

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Is Nigeria’s Economy in Better Shape than in 2015 as Claimed by President Buhari?

Verdict: FALSE CLAIM: President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in an exclusive interview with international news outfit Bloomberg  said his administration will be leaving Nigeria in better shape than it met it in 2015. The president also stated that he is leaving Nigeria’s economy better than he met it in 2015 when he assumed office. According …

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FACT CHECK: Did Arthur Eze Promise to Mount 200,000 Cameras In All Polling Units?

Verdict: FALSE CLAIM: A screenshot making the rounds claims that the founder and Chairman of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, Prince Arthur Eze, has volunteered to mount 200,000 cameras in all the polling units in Nigeria. It reads: “Presently one of the richest Africans and Prince Arthur Eze has volunteered to mount 200,000 cameras all over polling …

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FACT CHECK: INEC Doesn’t Operate Voter Registration Centers in Niger Republic

Verdict: False CLAIM: A Facebook user, @Emmanuel Onwubiko, made a post alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) operates voter registration points in Niger Republic. Full Text: “Rather than talk anyhow, can we investigate the claim that INEC is currently operating voter registration points in Niger Republic. Is this rocket science?” Under the comment …

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THREATS TO STATE INTEGRITY AND SOCIAL COHESION IN NIGERIA

Nigeria is confronting a number of critical political and security challenges that are raising serious questions about its identity and survival as a democratic federal republic. First, there is a dramatic breakdown in security that has created a climate of disillusion in the state as a protector of citizens. Secondly, there is a breakdown of …

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EkitiDecides: How BVAS Will Transmit Election Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission has explained how the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will transmit results in the ongoing governorship election in Ekiti State. Prof. Sam Egwu, Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Niger State who also doubles as INEC’s Supervisory Officer for the Ekiti gubernatorial election stated this in an interview on Saturday …

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