FACT-CHECK: Assistant Commissioner of Police Shot by Cultists is Alive

CLAIM: On Saturday, November 14, 2020, The Nation Newspaper reported that an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Edo State had died from bullet injury sustained while he  engaged in a shootout with cultists in the state. The report published on The Nation said the ACP, who is in charge of the Area Command in …

FACT-CHECK: Kano Lawmaker Not Beaten By Constituent Members Over Failed Promises

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On October 25, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a post by Sahara Reporters, Naturenex and Pinnaclereport claiming that the lawmaker representing Tofa, Dawakin Tofa, Rimin Gado Federal Constituency, Tijjani Jobe, was beaten by members of his constituency. The reports claimed that Jobe had visited Gulu community …

Top CDD Fact-Checks For The Week Ending October 31, 2020

In the past week, false narratives across the ecosystem continued to revolve around incidents during the #EndSARS protest and Nigerian politics. Some of the narratives include the claim that the Nigerian Government is giving out N3 million as a means to alleviate poverty among youths in the country. This claim was found to be false …

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: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Not Yet Appointed First Female WTO DG

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On Thursday, October 8, 2020, various social media platforms were engulfed with the claim that Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has been appointed the first female Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Multiple sources, especially on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp made the claim that former Nigeria’s minister …

Hukumar Fasakwafri ta Kasa Bata Bada Sanarwar Barazanar Tsaro a Babban Birnin Tarayya Abuja Ba.

Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 5 ga watan Satumban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wata wasika da ake yadawa a dandalin WhatsApp inda kayi ikirarin cewa hukumar fasakwafri ta kasa wato Nigeria Customs Service a turance ta wallafa wani sako dake bayyana barazanar tsaro …

Shin Da Gaske Ne Idan Ka Saka Jarin Dubu Ashirin Da Biyar Take Zaka Samu Dubu Hamsin a Wani Tsari Na Yanar Gizo?

Tantancewar CDD: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 17 ga watan Agustan shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya Da Cigaba sun hango wani sako dake yawo a dandalin Facebook  dake cewa idan mutum ya saka jarin naira dubu ashirin da biyar a wani tsari na yanar gizo take zai …

FACT-CHECK: Has Former Emir Sanusi Been Appointed Khalifa of Tijjaniyya in-Charge of Africa?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Monday, August 10, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted several Facebook and WhatsApp posts claiming that the past Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has been appointed the Khalifa of Tijjaniyya in the African region.  The claim by several blogs and individuals followed the former Emir’s …

Shin Shugaba Buhari Ne Yafi Kowane Shugaban Kasa Yawan Mabiya a Shafin Twitter a Nahiyar Afrika?

Tantancewar CDD: Ba Gaskiya Bane Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 22 ga watan Yulin shekara ta 2020, kanfanin dallancin labarai na kasa (News Agency of Nigeria-NAN) ya rawaito cewa Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari ne shugaban da yafi yawan mabiya a shafin Twitter a jerin shugabannin Afrika. Rahoton NAN din ya bada misali da binciken “Twiplmacy Study …

FACT CHECK: Have Apple, Google Silently Installed COVID-19 Tracking App on Your Phone?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: Many users of smartphones across Nigeria have been raising concerns with the claim that Apple or Google has inserted a COVID-19 tracking sensor to their phone without permission. People are forwarding the message on WhatsApp and Facebook and Twitter, warning that an application (App) has been developed to monitor people. FACT: Google …

Did President Buhari Sack Security Chiefs?

Verdict: False CLAIM: On Friday, May 29, 2020, Daily Mail Online published a report claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari had fired Nigeria’s security chiefs over some financial sleaze.  According to the report, the President decided to remove the service chiefs following a financial misappropriation allegation made against them. Also, the report claimed the late Chief …

Shin NCDC Tana Bada Tallafin Kudi Ga Yan Najeriya?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Ladi 17 ga watan Mayun shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labari na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani sako da ake yadawa ta manhajar WhatsApp cewa hukumar dakile yaduwar cutuka ta kasa (NCDC) tana shirye-shiryen rabawa yan Najeriya tallafin kudi adaidai lokacin da …