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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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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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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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FACT CHECK: Did Late Osinachi Family open a GoFundMe account?

Verdict: False Claim: A viral message is currently trending on social media purporting to be a crowdfunding platform popularly known as GoFundMe to assist the family of late Gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu. The GoFundMe account is said to have realized about N32 million as at the time of the fact check. The aim of the …

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FACT CHECK: Did High Court Nullify Ekiti APC Governorship Primary?

Verdict: False CLAIM: A viral report claimed that the primary that produced Biodun Oyebanji as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ekiti Governorship election holding this Saturday, 18 June, has been nullified by an Abuja High Court. The rumor which was spread on social media and published by several blogs reads: …

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FACT CHECK: Did INEC Officials Prevent Igbos From Registering for PVC in Lagos?

Verdict: False CLAIM: A Facebook video was posted by one Umuchiukwu Writers with the caption “Igbos living in Lagos denied PVC registration by Federal Government. Only Biafra will save Biafrans.” In the video, a voice was heard saying in Igbo that “We have not been allowed to register for PVC in Lagos and we have …

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