CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 25, 2021

With our weekly newsletter, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) aims to inform the public about the work we do and build their capacity in countering disinformation which has become a grave concern to well-meaning citizens. For this past week, this newsletter showcases claims and narratives fact-checked by the Centre which include; the claim …

Shin Hukumar Hisbah a Jahar Ta Kama Mutane 8 Saboda Rashin Yin Azumi a Watan Ramadan?

Gaskiyar Al’amari: Eh, hakane! Tushen Magana: A ranar Talata, 20 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gan wani labari da ya mamaye shafukan da yawa da jaridun da ake wallafawa a yanar gizo da shafukan sada zumunta na zamani, labarin ya ce Hukumar …

Shin Rundunar Yan Sanda a Jahar Kano ta Hana Gudanar Da Tashe?

Gaskiyar Magana: Eh, Hakane! Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 21 ga wtaan Afirilun shekara ta 2021 rahotanni game da hana tashe a  jahar Kano sun karade shafukan yanar gizo. Rahotannin sunce rundunar yan sanda a jahar Kano ta sanar da hana gabatar da wasan tashe acikin watan Ramadan a jahar Kano. Rahotannin wadan da majiyoyi …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano Tare da Binciko Sahihancin Su a Mako na uku, Watan Afrilu, 2021

Aikin mu a Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) shine ganowa tare da binciko gaskiyar labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani dama kafafen yada labarai. A makon nan, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na CDD sun bankado wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa tare da yada su a …

FACT-CHECK: Has Kano Police Banned Ramadan Traditional Street Drama (Tashe)?

VERDICT: True Claim: On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, reports that the Kano State Police has banned the annual traditional street drama popularly known as Tashe swamped the internet. The report published by several organisations including Rahma TV said some bad eggs with the state are using the opportunity to commit heinous crimes.   FACT: The …

FACT-CHECK: Viral Image of NBA Protest Banner Reading ‘Autotomy’ Was Photoshopped

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: An image circulating on Twitter, WhatsApp, and Facebook shows that the Nigerian Bar Association misspelled the word ‘Autonomy’ as ‘Autotomy’ on a banner used for a protest by the Association’s, Abuja Chapter. The banner carried by some members of the NBA during the protest where they made their support for judicial autonomy …

FACT-CHECK: Did EFCC Arrest Zamfara State Governor?

VERDICT:  Misleading Headline CLAIM: On Wednesday 21, April 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim published by an online newspaper, GoldennewsNg, that the governor of Zamfara State has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The claim reads “Just in: EFCC Arrest Governor of …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 18, 2021

Last week, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) received numerous requests to fact-check some of the trending stories for the week. Among them was a claim published by the Independent Newspaper – now retracted – although already circulated by other online news outlets. At the moment, the CDD is yet to independently …

Salim Sani Zakariyya Ba Dan Boko Haram Bane

Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 12 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarain na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani jawabi da wani mai amfani da shafin Twitter mai lakabin @UchePOkoye ya wallafa. Jawabin na dauke da hoton Salim Sani Zakariyya kuma anga wani rubutu a jikin hoton kamar …

Tantancewar Da CDD Ta Aiwatar: Ba a Yiwa DIG Moses Jitoboh Ritaya Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 7 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai da gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da ya janyo cece-kuce tsakanin masu amfani da shafin Twitter. Labarin ya ce Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari ya kebe a mataimakin Sipeta Janar na Yan Sandan …

Hukumar Hisbah a Jahar Kano Bata Ci Tarar Daliban Jami’ar Bayero N20,000 Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 6 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, wani ya bulla daga kafafen yada labarai na yanar gizo da yawa. Labarin ya ce Hukumar Hisbah ta jahar Kano ta ci tarar daliban Jami’ar Bayero maza da mata naira dubu ashirin (N20,000) kowannen su sakamakon kama su da laifin zama a daki daya …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 11, 2021

Nigeria’s political elites have always devised means to gain popular appeal among the populace since Nigeria got her independence. Initially, political parties that were formed by the elites to facilitate their clamour for independence kept the struggle amongst themselves; parties typically did not seek to co-opt the masses. However, after the country gained independence the …

FACT-CHECK: DIG Moses Jitoboh Not Retired Nor Senior to IGP Usman Alkali

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On April 7, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a trending claim on Twitter that President Muhammadu Buhari did not only by-pass Deputy Inspector General of Police, Moses Jitoboh, to appoint, Usman Alkali Baba as Inspector General of Police but also retired the former. In addition to …

FACT-CHECK: Kano Hisbah Never Slammed N20,000 Fine on Male, Female Students For Sharing Rooms

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, several online platforms;  Sahara Reporters, Tori.ng, KanyiDaily, NigerDeltaConnect, NaijaNews, AllSchoolsForum reported that the Kano State Hisbah Corps had slammed a fine of N20,000 on male and female students of Bayero University Kano found sharing a room. The report with the headline: “Kano Hisbah Demands N20,000 Each To …

Minista Sadarwa Bai Ce Rashin Yin Rijistar NIN Zai Janyo Daurin Shekaru 14 a Gidan Yari Ga Mutane Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Juma’a, 2 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai da gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da tarin masu amfani da kafafen sada zumunta na zamani suka wallafa. Labarin ya ce Ministan Sadarwa Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami ya gargadi …

Shugaban Kamfanin Kera Ababen Hawa na Innoson Wato Innocent Chukwuma Bai Mutu Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 4 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da wani shafin yanar gizo ya wallafa inda ya ce, shugaban kamfanin kera ababen hawa na Innoson wadda kuma shine shugaban kungiyoyin fararen hula na Najeriya, Innocent Chukwuma ya …

Mujallar Karshen Mako Ta CDD

A makon karshe na watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, kamar sauran makonnin da suka gabata, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun zurfafa bincike da gano labaran karya da aka wallafa a shafuka daban-daban na sada zumunta, wannan bincike ya kai CDD da gano labaran karya da suka …

FACT-CHECK: CEO of Innoson Vehicles Innocent Chukwuma Not Dead

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: On April 4, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim published by a blog that Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited and Nigerian civil society leader, Innocent Chukwuma, is dead. The blog post claimed that close friends of Chukwuma indicated that he was …

FACT-CHECK: Minister Never Said Failure To Register NIN Would Result To 14-Years Imprisonment?

VERDICT: Misleading   CLAIM: On Friday, April 2, 2021, several online news platforms and social media users shared posts that the Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, warned that “failure to register for NIN will result in a 14-year imprisonment”. According to the claim, Minister Isa Pantami disclosed on Thursday during a briefing organised by the …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 28, 2021

In this week’s newsletter, the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD) examines the impact of disinformation on Africa’s democracy. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, many questions with regards to what will be the fate of digital rights and human rights have been raised. For instance, many have wondered the level of influence the proliferation …