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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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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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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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FACT CHECK: Did APC Not Engage In Vote Buying As Ekiti Governor-Elect Claimed?

VERDICT: FALSE Claim:The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, has claimed that the All Progressives Congress did not engage in vote buying during the June 18, 2022 governorship election which held in the state.Oyebanji made the claim on Monday while briefing State House correspondents after he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by some party …

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Did Soludo Say Peter Obi’s $20m Investment Is Now Worth $100m? Claim:

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Claim: A Facebook user, @Lamentations of a Bishop, on Sunday posted a story alleging that the current Anambra State governor Mr. Charles Soludo, said that Mr. Peter Obi’s $20 million investment in Anambra is worth $100 million today. Verdict: FALSE Verification: While verifying this, Daily Trust went through the verified Facebook and Twitter handles of …

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Sleeping With Cap, Scarf, Does Not Cause Brain Stroke.

Claim: A picture has been going viral on different social media platforms espousing that sleeping with cap, scarf or socks can cause brain stroke and the image was attached with the logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) in a bid to show that the international organization endorsed it. Verdict: False Background: In an article …

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CDD ELECTION ANALYSIS CENTRE (EAC) POST-ELECTION STATEMENT ON EKITI STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION HELD ON 18 JUNE, 2022

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The first of two off-cycle governorship elections was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, on June 18, 2022. The election is the seventh in the state since the return of the current democratic dispensation in 1999. Following a 2010 Court of Appeal verdict, which removed then Governor Segun Oni, and …

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FACT CHECK: Were Ballot Box Snatchers apprehended by men of the Nigerian army in Moba LGA?

Verdict: False Claim: A post was spotted trending on Twitter and Facebook with the claim that some ballot box snatchers have been apprehended by the Nigerian Army at Moba Ward 1, Unit 4. Verification Process: According to the claim, two men were arrested in Ise-Ọrùn, Ekiti State for allegedly disrupting elections in one of the …

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CDD ELECTION ANALYSIS CENTRE (EAC) PRELIMINARY STATEMENT ON THE CONDUCT OF JUNE 18, 2022 EKITI STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

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With voting in the June 18, 2022 Ekiti State Governorship election already underway acrossthe 16 Local Government Areas of the State, the Centre for Democracy and Development(CDD) through its Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has been closely observing the election.CDD-EAC deployed 205 trained and accredited observers who are currently collecting dataon key processes in the election. …

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FACT CHECK: Was a voter caught and cautioned by security agents for snapping his ballot paper?

Verdict: True Claim: An image making the rounds on social media claims that a voter was caught by a security agent while snapping his ballot papers for Party Agents in Ola Oluwa Grammar School Ado LGA Ekiti. Verification Process: The observer deployed by CDD to the polling unit observed voters with picture evidence showing their …

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FACT CHECK: Were voters seen showing ballot papers to party agents at polling units?

Verdict: True Claim: A viral image on social media claims that voters showed their ballot papers to Party Agents in Ayetoro Oponu, Ido-Osi LGA Ekiti in a bid to get paid for selling their votes. Verification Process: The observer deployed by CDD to the polling unit observed voters with picture evidence showing their already filled …

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FACT CHECK: Was a Party Affiliate Arrested By EFCC Operatives Over Alleged Vote-Buying at a Polling Unit In Ola Oluwa Grammar School, Ado Ekiti?

Verdict: True Claim: A picture was spotted by CDD fact-checkers posted by @DejiAdesogan on Twitter with a write-up stating that EFCC operatives arrested a party affiliate over alleged vote-buying at a polling unit in Ola Oluwa Grammar School, Ado Ekiti. Verification Process: CDD fact-checkers noted that the post was made on June 18, 2022, at …

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FACT CHECK: Was a wrong sticker used for the governorship ballot box in Ekiti Governorship Election?

Verdict: True Claim: A picture spotted online shows that a senatorial sticker was used to label a governorship ballot box in Ijero Local Government for the Ekiti Governorship election. Verification Process: An analysis of the image and a confirmation from our observer and an INEC official in the polling unit proved the claim to be …

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FACT CHECK: Is there any Underage Voting ongoing in Ilawe?

Verdict: False Claim: On May 18, 2022, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a tweet by @YemieFashMedia stating that the under-aged are queued in polling unit 10, ilawe ward 07. Ekiti South West LGA. Verification Process: Report gotten from CDD observer at the polling unit stated that the claim that under …

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FACT CHECK: Is the SDP not on the ballot at Jonathan Memorial Church, N/P School, Ajilsun Ado Ekiti?

Verdict: False Claim: An SDP agent claimed that SDP was not seen on the ballot at Jonathan Memorial Church, N/P School, Ajilsun Ado Ekiti Verification Process: To verify the claim, CDD contacted our fact-checkers at the polling unit and inquired about the incident. It was confirmed that the ballot box was sighted with SDP seen …

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FACT CHECK: Did Erelu Step Down From the Ekiti Governorship Election?

Verdict: False Claim: A viral message on WhatsApp is suggesting that the Candidate of the Action Democratic Party, Mrs Elebute-Halle has stepped down from the Ekiti Gubernatorial race. Verification Process: Verifying the claim, CDD/Daily Trust findings showed that the ADP candidate affirmed that contrary to speculations she had stepped down for the Social Democratic Party …

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FACT CHECK: Did Mr Segun Oni submit a withdrawal letter from the Ekiti Governorship Election?

Verdict: False Claim: Fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a Twitter post on a Twitter account by the name TOCHI with a document showing the statement of the withdrawal of the Flag bearer of the Social Democratic Party Mr. Olusegun Adebayo Oni. Verification Process: On carrying out the FactCheck, a phone …

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FACT CHECK: Is the military stopping the community members of Ido Osi from going to vote?

Verdict: False Claim: A trending news a few minutes ago has it that Mr Segun Oni, the SDP candidate’s home town has been on the parade of military Men to stop community members from going out to cast their franchise. It was also said that all the roads and streets have been blocked. Verification Process: …

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