FACT-CHECK: Is Federal Government Giving Covid19 Second Wave survival Fund?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Thursday, March 18, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that there is an ongoing distribution of Coronavirus (COVID-19) survival fund program for the second wave of the pandemic. According to the broadcast, the program, an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria …

FACT-CHECK: Is CBN Sending N85,000 COVID-19 Relief To Nigerians?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Sunday, August 9, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted text messages urging Nigerians to contact a mobile number to claim their COVID-19 relief fund. The messages claimed that the fund approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will be sent to different categories of Nigerians (not …