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FACT CHECK: Has Nyesom Wike Defected to the Labour Party?

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Claim: Rivers State Governor, and runner-up at the recently concluded PDP presidential primaries, Nyesom Wike has defected to the Labour party in support of its nominee, Peter Obi

Verdict: False

Context: SaharaNews, an online publication, reported that Wike had moved to support fellow southern presidential candidate Peter Obi. Interestingly, Obi had notably also left the PDP before the primaries.

Verification: Our partners at Daily Trust have uncovered that not only is the headline false, but the video attached was an old clip of Wike. The original video was also muted for some minutes and a background voice was heard endorsing Peter Obi and ridiculing other candidates and politicians. The voice also mentioned that Wike is angry.

Why We Checked This: Recently, during the June 2022 Ekiti State Governorship election, a viral post stated that the SDP candidate, Segun Oni, had stepped down to endorse the PDP candidate, Bisi Kolawole. We worked with other CSOs to debunk this news but, as it was on the eve of the elections, we cannot ascertain if this affected the decision of voters during the polls.

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

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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 crowdfunding was said to be for the purpose of raising money for the welfare of late Osinachi’s children.

Verification:

Daily Trust tried to verify the authenticity of the account and also to know if it was authorised by the family.

Subsequently, a statement made available to Daily Trust on behalf of the family by A. A. Paul, a lawyer, stated that the family did not authorise the crowd funding.

The family also called on Nigerians to discontinue donating to the account as it was not approved by the family.

Part of the statement reads: “We plead with the general public to please respect our privacy. We appreciate the public for their concern and love. All her children are being taken care of and we have not collected any 32 million from anybody nor are we stranded or begging the public in any form as regards to a certain GoFundMe account making rounds. Please everybody should be careful so that you don’t get scammed.

“The burial arrangement is in progress and we shall inform the general public once we have made full preparation. Please remember us in your prayers as we have seen how far the devil can go but in the name of Jesus we are victorious and the bible says that the steps of the righteous shines brighter and brighter unto a perfect day that is our assurance,”

Background:

Daily Trust reported the death of Osinachi Nwachukwu on April 8, 2022.

Few days after, there were revelations by family, friends and church members about the domestic abuse she had been allegedly subjected to by her husband

Subsequently, her husband Peter Nwachukwu, was arrested and later arraigned before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on a 23-count charge that bordered on culpable homicide.

He however, pleaded not guilty to all the allegations that were contained in the charge the Federal Government preferred against him.

Following Nwachukwu’s insistence of not being guilty, trial judge, Justice Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, in a short ruling, ordered his remand at the Kuje Correctional Centre, even as she adjourned the case till June 16 and 17 for trial.

The gospel musician came into fame with the hit gospel song, “Ekwueme”, which she paired with Prospa Ochimana.

Conclusion:

Checks by CDD/Daily Trust has shown that the GoFundMe account currently soliciting funds for the late Osinachi’s children was not authorized by the family, as such it is FAKE

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

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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: “Less than 72 hours to the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday nullified the All Progressives Congress primaries that produced its candidate in the poll, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji.

“The court cited irregularities in the conduct of the primaries conducted to nominate Oyebanji.”

Verification Process:

Daily Trust observed the two-paragraph report was reproduced across all platforms that published it.

Debunking the news, the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Segun Dupe, urged Ekiti people and party members to “disregard the rumour and discountenance it as the forlorn wish of some desperate politicians in the state, which cannot come to pass.”

He said, “The warped rumour is a demarketing gimmick of some desperate opposition who are unmindful of the fact that they are causing further damage to their zero chances at the poll, instead of enhancing it.

“…there were some cases filed by some disgruntled elements regarding the governorship primaries we organized in January this year, which saw to the emergence of Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji as the candidate of our party, but none has gone beyond the preliminary stage and all of them have been transferred back to Ekiti for hearing.

“No High Court is sitting on any matter regarding our primary in Abuja as at today. Furthermore, every matter relating to the primary has been adjourned till September this year. To the best of our knowledge, none is up for hearing at the moment.

“The only one perhaps is in the wildest imagination of our detractors, which cannot see the light of day. Our party remains focused on the coming election and sure of untainted victory at the end.”

The results of the primary announced by the Jigawa State Governor and Chairman of the Primary Election Committee, Mohammed Badaru, showed that Oyebanji, a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), defeated other aspirants to emerge winner of the election which held in January.

He polled 101,703 votes, while his closest challengers; Ojo Kayode had 767, Opeyemi Bamidele had 760 and Dayo Adeyeye polled 691 votes.

Conclusion:

Available facts have proven the purported nullification of the Ekiti State APC governorship primary to be false. Thus, the viral report is misleading.

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

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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 been here since 7am. INEC officials are only attending to those who speak in Yoruba and some Yoruba chiefs were present and allowing only Yorubas to register.”

Verification

It was obvious there was no queue nor did the video show any INEC official or Yoruba chiefs.

Daily Trust reached out to Umuchiukwu Writers to verify the authenticity of the video.

He said it was recorded “at Igbede and Ojo areas in the Ojo Local Government Areas of Lagos State on June 9, 2022.”

He however admitted that he was not present at the location.

“I received information from our Igbo brothers there,” he noted.

Meanwhile, in an interview with our correspondent, INEC National Electoral Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, denied that Igbo people were prevented from collecting PVCs.

He said, “The Commission and its officials will not engage in or tolerate any case of voter suppression. The commission has not received any official complaint of voter suppression other than the trending videos. Every Nigerian of registrable age living in any part of Nigeria is entitled to register.

“It’s a sovereign constitutional right. The CVR process has been on for 11 months. The present surge is a peculiar Nigerian 11th-hour syndrome.  We have deployed additional IVED, fingerprint scanners, and Thermal Printers to states of acute pressure.

“We are monitoring the CVR process and will explore all options and do whatever is necessary to assist Nigerians register.”

Conclusion

Daily Trust can confirm that the video posted does not have enough evidence to the claim that INEC officials and some Yoruba chiefs prevented Igbos from registering for PVCs.

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

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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 big-wigs led by the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, following his victory in the Saturday poll.


He said that as far as he was concerned, his party did not buy votes, while adding that he did
not witness the development in the polling unit where he voted in Ikogosi, Ekiti West LGA.


The governor-elect said he won the election based on the performance of the outgoing
administration in which he played a prominent role.

Verification Process:

In a bid to ascertain the veracity of the claim, Daily Trust looked at several reports by independent and non-partisan Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media who observed the election.

While some of the reports revealed in details the parties involved in voter inducement along with their locations and amounts involved, some others generally agreed to the fact that there was vote-buying across party lines.

According to the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) who was on the ground to observe the election, its observers documented 41 instances of vote buying and selling at polling units in LGAs like Ado-Ekiti, Ijero, Ikole Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ise/Orun and Moba.

The statement noted that one of the observable patterns of vote buying was the collection of cash in brown envelopes, which was apparently meant to disguise the content of the envelopes in order to avoid arrest by the anti-corruption agencies.

Also, in a post-election statement issued by another independent observer group, Yiaga Africa, vote buying was reported by its observers in ​​Alowodolu/Ojo – The Apostolic P.S Compound with PU code 13/09/04/00 in Ijero Ward D of Ijero LGA.

“Party agents from APC were reportedly sharing N7,000 to voters who showed how their ballot paper was marked. A similar report on vote-buying by APC was received from Open Space At Bamitale Along St. Mary’s Road in Ikere.

“Also, in Ogidi – in Ipoti Ward A, party agents from PDP and SDP were seen bribing voters. At ​​C. A. C. Gramm. Sch. / Ola Oluwa II with PU code 014 in Ado-Ekiti, APC party agent was also reportedly giving N5,000 to voters who confirmed they had voted for the party,” it stated.

Conclusion

Based on evidence contained in reports groups that observed the governorship election, it is not true that the APC didn’t engage in vote buying as claimed by Oyebanji.

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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 the governor to see if he made such claims but nothing was found.

Further checks by Daily Trust revealed that the governor had gone to the comment section of the post to debunk the claim.

On his verified Facebook page, @Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the Anambra governor’s reply reads: “Where did you read or hear me make such comments. This Fake News has been roundly debunked by my team. We can always carry on with the campaign for our preferred candidates without consciously misleading the reading public. The report is false and never emanated from me,” he said.

Background

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the forth coming presidential election.

Mr. Obi is regarded as one of the successful businessmen in Nigeria with franchise spread across the country.

He is also the former governor of Anambra state.

Conclusion: Following the rebuttal by the Anambra state governor, Daily Trust affirms the claim to be FALSE.

This Fact Check is done in collaboration with the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD)

FACT CHECK: Did Nigeria’s GDP Slump by $41bn Under President Buhari’s Administration?

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Claim:  A twitter user @sir_balemoh made a series of claims after the declaration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to run for presidency in 2023. Among the claims was that the present administration reduced the country’s GDP by $41 billion.  He posted that: “Unemployment rose from 9% to 33%, dollar from N197 to N580, Inflation from 9% to 25%, fuel from N87-N162/litre, GDP declined by $41 billion. If you like vote him, na your body go tell you,” he said.

Verdict: Some of the claims are true while others are false. 

Claim 1: Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reduced by $41 billion since assumption of office by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Verdict: FALSE

Verification: A breakdown of GDP figures from the National Bureau of Statistics and the World Bank from 2015 to 2020 shows that Nigeria’s GDP in 2015 when President Buhari assumed office stood at $486bn, it then declined to $404bn when the country slipped into recession. In 2017, GDP figures further declined to $375bn. However, in 2018, as the economy began to recover, figures further improved to $397bn. In 2019, the figure surged to $448bn. By 2020, in the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic which affected virtually every sector of the world economy, GDP figures declined to $432bn. GDP figures have been estimated to rise to $40bn in 2021 with the 3.98 per cent growth of the economy even though official figures by the World Bank are still being expected.

Conclusion: The $41bn as stated by the user is not accurate as the GDP declined by $54bn from 2015 to 2020 as the official figures have shown. As such the claim is FALSE. 

Claim 2: Dollar has risen from N197 to N580

Verdict: True

Verification: In 2015 when President Buhari assumed office, the dollar was exchanging for the naira at N198 at the parallel market, by 2018 it was N306 to the dollar, by 2019 it went up to N360 to the dollar and eventually got to N520 in 2021. From 2021 till date, the dollar at the parallel market is exchanging between N560 to N600.

Conclusion: The devaluation of the naira from 2015 till date has seen the dollar rise from 1$ to N198 in 2015 to $1 to between N560 to N600 in 2020. 

Claim 3:  Inflation from 9 to 25 %

Verdict: FALSE

Verification: Nigeria’s inflation rate in 2015 was a single digit of 9.01 per cent. A breakdown of inflation figures year on year showed that inflation rate at the end of 2015 was 9.01 per cent. In 2016, at the thick of recession, it skyrocketed to 15.68 per cent. In 2017, it further moved up to 16.52 per cent. It however slowed to 12.09 per cent in 2018 and later 11.40 in 2019.

It later rose to 15.75 per cent in December 2020 which is the highest recorded in the past three years. In 2021, inflation rate rose for the first time in eight months to 15.63 per cent, the reason was attributed to high yuletide spending.

Subsequently, the latest Consumer Price Index report by the National Bureau of Statistics indicated that Nigeria’s inflation rose to 15.7 per cent in February from 15.6 percent in January.

According to the NBS, the highest increases were recorded in prices of gas, liquid fuel, wine, tobacco, spirit, narcotics, and solid fuels among others.

The NBS had said, “In February 2022, the CPI which measures inflation increased to 15.70 per cent on year-on-year basis.”

Conclusion: Inflation rate was at 9.01 per cent at the end of 2015. However, the claim that it has now risen to 25 per cent is FALSE. 

Claim 4: Unemployment rose from 9 to 33%

Verdict: MISLEADING

Verification: Nigeria’s unemployment rate at the last quarter of 2015 stood at 10.4 per cent according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The figure went up to 14.2 per cent at the end of 2016. At the end of 2017, it had moved up to 20.42 per cent. Later, it moved up to 23.1 per cent in 2018 and the latest figures from the NBS indicated that unemployment rate now stands at 33.3 per cent.

Conclusion: Contrary to the 9 per cent stated by the twitter user, Nigeria’s unemployment at the last quarter of 2015 stood at 10.44 per cent and not 9 per cent. However, it is true that the current unemployment rate is now 33.3 per cent. 

Claim 5: Fuel from N97 to N162 per litre

Verdict: TRUE

Verification: Checks by Daily Trust has shown that fuel price stood at N87 per litre. As at May 2016, it had moved from N87 per litre to N145 per litre representing a 66 per cent increase. In 2020, it was further reviewed upwards to N162 per litre. In 2020, the product was sold between N165 per litre to N200 per litre at the various fuel stations in the country.

Conclusion: The claim that the price of petrol rose from N87 to N162 is true as that is what is obtainable across the country.

FACT CHECK: Is A Bag of Rice Now N42,000 as Claimed by Reno Omokri?

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Reno Omokri, an erstwhile aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has made a series of claims on Nigeria’s economy, saying in 2015, a bag of rice sold for N8,000 but is now selling for N42,000.

While some of the claims he made via his Twitter handle @renoomokri, are true, Daily Trust Checks found others to be false.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Omokri said, “This was Nigeria in 2015: Fuel was N87, it is now N170. Bag of rice was N8k (N8,000), now it is 42k (N42000). Dollar was N199, it is now N580. Coke was N60, it is now N180.

He added that “Bandits did not even exist under Jonathan. Today they possess surface to air missiles. Before you could travel from Kaduna to Abuja by road, it is now a death sentence.

“Nigeria owed N12 trillion, we now owe N44 trillion. There were no unknown gunmen, today UGM is a reality.

“Tomato paste was N40. It is now N180. NEVER FORGET!”

It is true that in 2015, fuel was N87 but now sells for N170. In May 2016, it increased to N145 per lire representing a 66 per cent increase. In 2020, it was further reviewed upwards to N162 per litre. In 2020, the product increased and started selling between N165 per litre and N200 per litre at the various filling stations in the country.

Filling stations in major cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano sell the product at N65 per litre. However, other states of the federation sell the product between N170 and N200 per litre.

However Omokri’s claim that a bag of rice which used to be N8,000 now sells for N42,000 is false.

In 2015, a bag of rice mostly Royal Stallion and other imported rice sold between N8,000 and N10,000. However, the price of rice began to increase at the peak of Covid-19 pandemic which was aggravated by the federal government pronouncement of border closure.

A survey of prices of rice by this reporter at Utako and Nyanya market of the FCT showed that locally produced rice ranges from N25,000 to N30,000 while foreign rice is between N30,000 to N35,000.

Fruthermore, Omokri’s claim that a dollar was N199, but now exchanges for N580 is true. A breakdown of naira devaluation by Daily Trust shows that in 2015 when President Buhari assumed office, the dollar was exchanging for naira at N198 at the parallel market, by 2018 it was N306 to dollar.

By 2019 it went up to N360 to dollar and eventually got to N520 in 2021. From 2021 till date, a dollar at the parallel market is exchanging between N560 to N600.

In another claim, the former presidential aide said Nigeria owed N12 trillion as of 2015, but the debt now stands at N44 trillion.

However, checks by Daily Trust proved that the claim isn’t entirely true. As of the first quarter of 2015, Nigeria’s debt stock stood at N12.06 trillion, agreeing to part of Omokri’s assertion. The figure has now moved to over N39 trillion, showing a 215 per cent increase over 7 years.

Data from the Debt Management Office has shown that Nigeria’s total public debt rose by 20.2 per cent to N39.56 trillion ($95.77 billion) as of December 31, 2021, up from N32.92 trillion ($86.392 billion) in 2020, the Director-General of the DMO, Ms. Patience Oniha, had stated.

DMO said that the figure also included the N5.489 trillion new borrowings by the federal government as contained in the 2021 Appropriation and Supplementary Acts to part-finance Deficit.

Therefore, going by the DMO data, Nigeria’s current debt profile stands at N39.56 trillion. As such the claim by Mr. Omokri that the current debt profile of the country has reached N44 trillion is false.

That Tomato paste which used to be N40 is now N180 also stands truth on its head, though the cost of staple food items increased in March 2022, according to the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The NBS reported in its Selected Food Watch Price for March 2022 that the price of the most food items increased on a year-on-year and month-on-month basis. However, a market survey of the price of tomato paste shows that it has increased in the past years by 200 per cent from an average N50 to between N100 and N150.

This fact check was done in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

FACT CHECK: Was A Mermaid Caught In Nigeria As Claimed In Viral Facebook Post?

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A viral post on a Facebook page, O. W. Entertainment, claimed that a mermaid was caught by some brave people who initially went fishing in a river in Nigeria.

The post is captioned: “BREAKING NEWS…mamiwater (river goddess) caught in Nigeria…my beautiful people how Una see this matter because this nor be FOTO shoot ooo.

In the three-minute video which showed an embedded video of a purported black mermaid, a middle-aged man who identified himself as David said many people didn’t believe that mermaids existed or believed they were white and not black.

He also claimed, among others, that the journey to catch the mermaid was not an easy one as it had been disturbing residents of the area for a long time.

The video as of Thursday morning had garnered more than 10,000 likes and other emojis, 5,200 comments, 16,000 shares and 1.4 million views.

Comments on the post showed that some viewers actually believed the video contains mermaid. Many viewers “thanked God” for subduing the “spirit” while others urged that it should be released before those in the “mermaid kingdom” came to look for the missing mermaid.

This na another problem them won invite join the wahala dey Nigeria. Abeg make them return her in peace and apologize because they will be looking for her now. Na pesi pikin,” one comment read.

“O nature se mermaid is real, I only watch it in films, this is so scary o…so na Mami water na we de eat no bi fish…this must be the spirit of water I think… God is great hmmm, wonderful God,” another viewer stated.

Analyzing the video

A search by Daily Trust revealed that a Kenyan television station had tweeted about the video, saying “Reports indicating that a mermaid has been spotted in Kwale are fake, police say.” Kwale is located in Kenya.

A further check on the video showed that the earliest version was posted on TikTok on April 6, 2022 on TikTok and captioned, “Real Mermaid Caught in Muizenberg South Africa.”

Checks by our correspondent revealed that video was doctored. It is a digitally altered composite featuring genuine footage of a dying fish and digitally added images of what appears to be a doll.

A close examination of the footage showed that sand loses texture as the arms of the purported mermaid moved across the beach. At one point, the fingers even disappeared, indicating that the “mermaid’s body” was digitally inserted into this footage.

What are mermaids?

In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including Europe, Asia and Africa. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drowning. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same traditions), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.

The male equivalent of the mermaid is the merman, also a familiar figure in folklore and heraldry. Although traditions about and sighting of mermen are less common than those of mermaids, they are generally assumed to co-exist with their female counterparts. The male and the female collectively are sometimes referred to as “merfolk or merpeople.”

Are mermaids real?

In 2012, the television channel Animal Planet aired a show claiming to establish that mermaids are real. The programme was filmed to appear to be a documentary, complete with interviews with “scientists” (paid actors) and phone-camera footage. Though the show carried a very brief disclaimer that it was a work of fiction, many viewers took it as a proof of mermaids’ existence.

A month after the programme aired, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted a statement on its website denouncing the supposed existence of the half-human, half-fish beings. “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found,” the post read.

CONCLUSION: The video did not originate from Nigeria as claimed and did not show a mermaid. There is no compelling evidence that mermaids (popularly called Mami Water) are real. Their existence still remains a myth.

This fact check was done in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

Fact CHECK: Did Elon Musk say He Would Buy Nigeria, Facebook?

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There have been claims on social media suggesting that Elon Musk who recently bought Twitter for $44 billion is planning to buy Nigeria and fix its economy; then buy Facebook and consequently delete it.

In one tweet, the handle @elonmusk was quoted to have said, “Now, I am going buy Facebook and delete it.”

The richest man in the world reportedly tweeted the statement on April 25, 2022 at 9:35am and it had attracted over 136,000 retweets, 27,000 quote tweets, and 950,000 likes.

Musk had taken a major stake in Twitter earlier this month before lining up last week some $46.5 billion in financing to push forward with the purchase.

Twitter board chair Bret Taylor said the body “conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon’s proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing.”

Also, in a screenshot tweet making the rounds, Musk was quoted as saying he “hopes to buy Nigeria as a country. Then fix her economy.”

Verification

Checks by Daily Trust showed that the tweets must have been done from a parody account as a quick search from the American billionaire’s Twitter account @elonmusk did not contain any tweets of such.

However, the only tweet relating to purchase of any platform or commodity by the Tesla owner was the one he tweeted in the early hours of Thursday when he wrote, “Next I am buying Coca-Cola to put the Cocaine back in.”

Musk had also on the same day replied to a similar screenshot that looks like the one in circulation with the caption: “Now I’m going to buy McDonald’s and fix all of the ice cream machines…” His reply said, “Listen, I can’t do miracles ok.”

Conclusion

The tweets that Elon Musk wanted to buy Nigeria fix her economy; then buy Facebook and delete it are false as they did not emanate from him. The screenshot tweet in circulation was photo-shopped.

This fact check was done in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

FACT CHECK: Does Next Week have the Longest ‘Weekend’ as Claimed?

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A post circulating on Whatsapp claimed that next week would be the longest ‘weekend,’ starting from Friday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 4. 

The post stated that Sunday, May 1 is Workers’ Day, but implied that being a weekend, a public holiday would be observed on Monday, May 2.

It further declared May 3 (Tuesday) and 4 (Wednesday) as Sallah celebration holidays. This message has been shared on several WhatsApp groups.

Verifying the claim

First, declaration of national public holidays is exclusively done by the federal government. As of the time of filing this report, the government had yet to declare any of the dates in the viral message as public holidays.

However, going by past records, the federal government had declared working days as public holidays whenever the historic events being marked fell on weekends. Therefore, it is very likely the government will declare Monday a public holiday.

Sighting of a new moon marks the end of Ramadan which could be 29 or 30 if the moon (Shawwal) was not sighted after the break of 29th fast. Ramadan will be 29 on Saturday, April 30.

So, if a new moon is sighted Saturday evening, it means Eid-Fitr will hold on Sunday. In the event that a new moon was not sighted, Ramadan fasting would be 30 and Monday automatically becomes Eid-Fitr which attracts two days’ holidays.

While Monday and Tuesday will most likely be declared as public holidays, it is however not clear whether the federal government will declare Monday for both Workers’ Day and Eid-Fitr or earmarks Wednesday as the second day of Eid-Fitr holidays.

This fact check was done in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

FACT CHECK: Did Palace Deny Alaafin of Oyo Died on Friday?

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Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III reportedly died on Friday night at 83, spending 52 years on the throne.

He was said to have passed on at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State.

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, dies at 83

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But shortly after the news filtered in, another report emerged, claiming that the palace had debunked the news of his death.

Several platforms, including some mainstream media outlets (not Daily Trust), consequently reported the death of Alaafin as “rumoured” and “fake news,” relying on a statement issued by Bode Durojaiye, said to be the Media and Publicity Director of the monarch.

The statement read: “It has come to the notice of the Office of the Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo about a fake report making the wave in the social media, by a disgruntled group of bloggers, about the imaginary death of His Imperial Majesty, IKu Baba Yeye, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo.

“Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard the unfounded report, as the Paramount Ruler is hale and hearty.

”Precisely on Monday and Tuesday this week, Oba Adeyemi, accompanied by some of his wives (Ayabas), children, aides and well wishers was at the Durbar Stadium, Oyo, for physical fitness exercises as usual.

”He has neither fallen sick nor rushed to the hospital for any serious ailment, hence he and his family remain agile and active .

“The general public should not entertain any fear at all, as IKu Baba Yeye is healthy, physically fit and mentally stable.

Old statement quoted

However, checks by Daily Trust revealed that the purported statement was issued in December 2021 when it was rumored that Alaafin had died.

Hence, the alleged statement making the rounds did not emanate from the palace on Saturday. It was an old press release issued about four months ago.

This fact check was done in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

FACT CHECK: Tinubu Makes Fresh Claim on PVC Expiry Date, Is This True?

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In a video that has gone viral, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, claimed that voters would need to revalidate their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) in order to be able to vote in the 2023 general elections.

It is the second time in three months Tinubu will be making such a claim which elicited response from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).

Tinubu made the recent claim while addressing supporters at a rally held to support his presidential ambition at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos, on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Among those who graced the event include Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, APC National Youth Leader, Dayo Israel, and youth leaders across South-western states.

While urging those who have not registered to do so, the former Lagos State governor told his audience to go and revalidate their PVCs, saying the cards might have expired.

He said, “If you have no PVC, if you have no revalidation of that PVC, you don’t know whether it has expired. Don’t forget that there is expiry date even on your cashpoint so go and revalidate the card. Those of you who have not registered must go there. You can’t be part of 1.4 billion people on Instagram and have no card for God’s sake.”

The video which was posted by one of the major newspapers (not Daily Trust) on its verified Instagram handle had garnered 37,864 views and 1, 565 likes earlier on Monday.

Tinubu had while addressing a delegation of APC women who paid him a visit in Abuja few months ago alleged that PVCs currently in the possession of Nigerians had expired, prompting INEC to counter the claim.

The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, had while debunking the claim, said PVC is valid as long as it is not defaced, adding that double registration is an offence under the law.

“A PVC does not have an expiry date on it, therefore, it does not expire. As long as the security chip on it is not damaged, it remains valid. But if the chip is damaged, the holder can apply for a replacement,” Oyekanmi had said.

“Nigerians who already have their PVCs do not need to register again. In fact, double registration is an offence under our laws.

“Eligible Nigerians are entitled to register only once. Once a name appears in the national register of voters, it stays there permanently.

“One of the very few instances where a name could be removed from the register is if strong and verifiable proof that the person bearing the name has died,” he added.

Tinubu afterwards tendered an apology in a statement by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman.

In a message obtained from the INEC website, the Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, said registered voters could renew their PVCs in the Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) exercise if their cards were missing or defaced.

A defaced card means that either the information printed on the cards has washed off or the security chip on it is damaged.

Also, unlike the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards which have expiry dates printed on them, a look at both the front and the back of a PVC shows that it does not have an expiry date.

CONCLUSION: The claim by Tinubu that PVCs have an expiry date is false and should be disregarded.

This fact check was done in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

FACT CHECK: Did Amaechi Visit APC Chairman with Bags of Cash?

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A picture showing the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, with some ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bags in-between their seats is currently circulating on social media.

The picture is being circulated on different social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, suggesting that Amaechi took bags of cash to the party chairman.

For instance, one Twitter user, T’Challa, commented that the nation’s resources were being used to play politics.

“You see the loan Buhari and Amaechi have been incurring from China for railway stored in those 3 Ghana-Must-Go bags,” T’Challa tweeted.

“See Amaechi that said he does not like money. Behind them are bags of money which @ChibukeAmaechi brought to APC Chairman,” one Ogochukwu also wrote on Twitter.

Verification: Daily Trust gathered that indeed the minister of transportation who is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the APC visited Adamu in the chairman’s Keffi residence in Nasarawa State on Sunday.

The visit may not be unconnected with the fact that the minister’s consultation with the party’s helmsman as the race for the party’s ticket gains momentum.

However, it could not be ascertained whether the bags were brought by Amaechi. Also, it is not clear if the bags seen in the picture indeed contained cash.

One Habeebah Suleiman, who claimed to be in the entourage of the minister during the visit, confirmed that Amaechi met with the APC chairman but did not stay more than 20 minutes and did not go with any bag of money.

In a social media post, Suleiman said, “Very unfair. I was there yesterday (Saturday) at the Keffi residence of the APC national Chairman the whole day. When Amaechi walked in, he just stayed for 20 minutes and left. Not even 1 security detail escorted him into the house and certainly he wasn’t accompanied by any Ghana Must Go bag, not even a “Man handbag.”

A Google reverse image search on the photo generated on Twitter did not reveal where the photo originated from. Hence, it could not be established whether the picture was actually taken during the visit or doctored.

The picture is not also included among the ones that the party released after Amaechi’s visit.

When contacted, an APC official, who spoke off the record described the picture as “social media gibberish”, adding that, “There is nothing to it.”

Conclusion: Although, Ghana Must Go bags were seen in the picture of Amaechi and the APC national Chairman, there is no evidence to show that they contained money brought by the presidential aspirant.

FACT CHECK: Is NCDC Disbursing COVID-19 Funds?

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A WhatsApp message shared in many groups claimed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is disbursing Covid-19 funds to Nigerians.

The message asked Nigerians to call a particular number to get N75,000 from the agency.

The WhatsApp message reads, “CONGRATULATIONS. DUE TO THE COVID19  YOU HAVE JUST WON N75,000 FROM NCDC. CALL MR EMMANUEL 0807352**** FOR CLAIMS NOW.”

Another message reads “Congratulations N80,000 have (sic) been approved by the federal government to you lucky Nigerian due to PANDEMIC. Drop your account number.”

Is the claim true?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, federal state and local governments have been distributing palliatives to citizens to cushion the effect of the pandemic. To complement the efforts of the government, the private sector has also donated billions of naira under Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID).

One of those interventions by the federal government, according to Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, is MSME Survival Fund Scheme.

The funds were disbursed in five modes under the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP) approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in July 2020.

They include: Payroll Support Scheme, Artisan and Transport Scheme, Formalization Support Scheme, General MSME Grants and Guaranteed Off-take Scheme.

She said the federal government had so far disbursed N56.8 billion and individuals were selected based on merit.

Similarly, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced a N50 billion Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) in March 2020 as part of a stimulus package to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and businesses.

The TCF was to support households and micro, small, and medium enterprises affected by the pandemic.

However, there has not been anytime that the federal government through the NCDC shared cash prices to Nigerians.

On its Twitter handle, the NCDC has debunked the claim of distributing cash to Nigerians, describing it as “fake news”

The NCDC also urged Nigerians to disregard the message as it is aimed at defrauding innocent Nigerians.

Conclusion: Although the federal government has rolled out several Interventions to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, the NCDC is not disbursing Covid-19 funds to Nigeria. Hence, the viral WhatsApp message is false.

FACT CHECK: Has Customs Reduced Tariff on Imported Vehicles?

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A news website recently posted that the Nigerian Customs Service had reduced tariff on imported vehicles popularly known as “Tokunbo.”

The story was also shared on Facebook with the caption, “FG reduces Customs Duty on Tokunbo Vehicles.”

The story has generated 373 likes, 292 shares and 68 comments on as of the time of filing this report on Friday.

Verdict: Misleading

Verification: On April 4, a news website posted on its website that the federal government through the Nigerian Customs Service has reduced tariff of imported vehicles.

The online news site wrote: “The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reviewed the duty rate on imported used vehicles, also known as, Tokunbo from 35 percent to 20 percent, 9news Nigeria learnt.

“The duty rate is applicable on Common External Tariff (CET) trade portal, under HS Code 8703 to a 20percent duty rate.

“Clearing agents, however, expressed shock that command officers were not aware of such development until they called their attention to it.”

Background:

Although there have been speculations recently over the reduction of customs duty on imported vehicles, there has not been any official communication from the agency on reduction.

In the same vein, one of the national newspapers reported on April 3, 2022, that the Customs had refuted claims of reduction in tariff of tokunbo cars.

“The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has debunked claims that it has reduced duty on vehicles from the current 35 per cent to 20 per cent.

“Deputy Comptroller of Customs and the National Public Relations Officer of the service, Timi Bomodi, confirmed to The Guardian that the alleged 20 per cent duty rate was ‘just a mix-up,’ stressing that the 35 per cent duty subsists.

But Bomodi discarded the speculations, saying: “There is no reduction in the duty of vehicles, it was just a mix-up. All of that will be sorted out by Monday.” He added that anyone that made any payment based on the error on the portal would be made to pay the difference.

Also, Checks by Daily Trust on the website of the Customs Service showed no updated information on the matter.

Despite the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Finance Bill on December 31, 2020, which stipulates a downward review of Excise Duty rates on tractors and motor vehicles for transportation, the Customs Service since then has not implemented the policy.

The federal government had concluded plans to slash the levy to be paid on imported cars from 35 per cent to five per cent. This is contained in the draft bill of the 2020 finance bill to be presented to the national assembly.

The bill later became law after it was passed by the National Assembly and assented by the president.

Details of the bill shared by the presidency also show that the import duty of tractors and motor vehicles for the transportation of goods is expected to be slashed from 35 per cent to five per cent.

The bill also grants tax relief to companies that donated to the COVID-19 relief funds under the private sector-led Coalition against COVID-19.

To improve ease of doing business, the bill also proposes that software acquisition now qualifies as capital expenditure.

Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, had previously explained that the reduction in import duties and levies was targeted at reducing the cost of transportation.

Conclusion: Although there is a provision in the Finance Act for 2020 for import duties on vehicles to be slashed to five per cent in order to encourage local production, the implementation is still being processed and has not taken off yet. As such the claim by the online newspaper is misleading.

FACT CHECK: Did Policeman Bring Down Gunman During Owo Church Attack?

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A video has gone viral with the narrative that a brave policeman brought down a terrorist at Owo, Ondo State after a church was attacked on Sunday.

Church, Owo

In the 30-second video, one could see a man in a bright coloured long sleeved shirt fiddling with a rifle as if trying to pull the trigger.

After about 9 seconds, a man dressed in what looked like a police uniform ran into the man, causing both of them to fall to the ground.

The aftermath of the encounter witnessed several individuals beating up the ‘suspected terrorist’ with another carting away the rifle. Screams by other persons are evident in the background.

Verification

Preliminary investigations revealed that gunmen on Sunday, June 5, 2022, attacked the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owaluwa area of Owo, Ondo State, killing several worshippers during the church service, while many others were left injured.

It was learnt that the armed men struck around 11:15am, shooting sporadically into the church while some stationed themselves at the entrance of the church to prevent members of the congregation from escaping.

One of the priests of the church, Rev. Father Andrew Abayomi, explained that the gunmen operated for about 25 minutes, shooting into the church.

He said, “We were about to round off service. I had even asked people to start leaving, that was how we started hearing gunshots from different angles.

“We hid inside the church but some people had left when the attack happened. We locked ourselves in the church for 20 minutes. When we heard that they had left, we opened the church and rushed victims to the hospital.”

Some netizens on Twitter and nairaland had posted the video with the caption, “Brave policeman allegedly brings down one of the gunmen” which generated several reactions from other tweeps and members of the nairaland forum.

Many called out the posters of the video and labeling it as fake news Whe others claimed that the video originated in Togo a few days ago.

An in-depth key frame analysis of the video using InVid, a verification tool, returned a result. Running a reversed image search of the screenshot revealed that the video had been posted on Twitter precisely on June 3  two days before the Owo attack, by a user, Angelo Barnabo.

Though the caption was written in French, it was interpreted thus: “A hero, the bravery and promptness of this agent is to be saluted and encouraged. May he heal from the wounds and may the eternal grant him long life and promotion.”

Conclusion

Having established that the video was shot and posted on the internet days before the Owo attack, Daily Trust can reliably confirm that the video in circulation was not from the Owo incident.

However, the exact time and location of the now viral video has not been ascertained. The claim that a brave policeman brought down one of the gunmen during Owo attack is therefore false and misleading.

This fact check was produced in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

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

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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 Hisbah ta jahar Kano ta kama mutane 8 maza da mata bisa cin laifin rashin yin azumi a daidai lokacin da al’ummar Musulmi ke yin azumtan watan Ramadan na bana. Jaridu da shafukan da suka wallafa labarin sun hada da: VanguardSahara ReportersDaily PostNairalandNaijaloadedStelladimokokorkus

Gaskiyar Magana:

Binciken da CDD ta gudanar ya gano cewa da gaske ne Hukumar Hisbah ta jahar Kano ta kama mutane 8 bisa laifin cin abinci da rana acikin watan Ramadan ba tare da wani dalili ba.

Kwamandan hukumar, Sheikh Muhammad Harun Ibsina ya tabbatar wa CDD kama mutanen su 8 maza da mata wadan da ya ce basu da wani karbabben dalili na rashin lafiya ko wani wani uzurin da Shari’a za ta amince dashi da zai basu damar cin abinci da rana.

Ibnsina ya kara da cewa: “mutanen da muka kama da basu da wani karbabben uzurin kin yin azumi. Da ace mahaukata ne ko marasa lafiya ko masu wani dalili da Shari’ar Musulunci ta amince dashi ba za mu kama su ba”.

“abinda mutane da yawa basu fahimta ba shine wadan da muka kama din Musulmai ne, ba za mu kama Kiristoci ba saboda cin abinci lokacin azumin watan Ramadan, ba za ma mu kama Musulman da basu balaga ba saboda rashin yin azumi ko Musulman da ke da uzurin da Shari’a ta amince dashi”

Kammalawa:

Rahoton da ake yadawa cewa hukumar Hisbah a jahar Kano ta kama wasu mutane 8 saboda rashin yin azumi a watan Ramadan gaskiya ne. Kwamandan hukumar, Sheikh Muhammad Harun Ibnsina ya tabbatar da kama mutanen inda yace wadan da aka kama din Musulmai ne kuma marasa dalilin rashin lafiya ko wani uzuri ko dalilin da Shari’ar Musulunci tayi lamuni akansa.

CDD na jan hankalin jama’a kan tantance sahihancin labari kafin yada shi ga sauran mutane.

Kuna iya aikowa CDD labaran da kuke da shakku akan su dan tantance muku gaskiyar su ta hanyar aiko gajeren sako SMS ko ta manhajar WhatsApp akan lamba +2349062910568 ko a shafin Twitter ta wannan adireshi: @CDDWestAfrica

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

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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 da suka hada da Rahma TV suka rawaito sun bayyana cewa an hana tashen ne saboda magance laifuffuka da ake aikatawa lokacin gabatar da tashen.

Gaskiyar Al’amari:

Labarin da ake yadawa cewa rundunar yan sandan jahar Kano ta hana gudanar da tashe acikin watan azumi gaskiya ne. Binciken CDD ya gano cewa hanin ya fito daga rundunar yan sandan Kanon.  Mai magana da yawun rundunar, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa ya tabbatarwa CDD matsalolin da suka sa yan sandan suka aiyana hanin. A cewar sa batagari na amfani da tashen wajen aikata miyagun lafuka acikin al’umma.

DSP Kiyawa ya ce: “hana tashen bai shafi tashen da kananan yara za su gudanar ba”

“Tashen da aka hana shine wanda matasa ke aiwatarwa wanda ke janyo sace-sacen wayoyi da sauran kadarorin jama’a dama fadan daba. An dauki matakin hana tashen ne dan magance wadannan laifuffuka da ake aikatawa yayin gudanar da tashen”

Kammalawa:

Labarin da ake yadwa cewa rundunar yan sanda a jahar Kano ta hana gudanar da tashe acikin watan azumi gaskiya ne. Mai magana da yawun rundunar DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa yace hanin bai shafi tashen da kananan yara ke aiwatar ba. An hana tashen da matasa ke gudanarwa ne dan magance miyagun laifuka da tashin hankali da ke faruwa lokacin da matasan ke gudanar da tashen.

CDD na jan hankalin jama’a kan tantance sahihancin labari kafin yada shi ga sauran mutane.

Kuna iya aikowa CDD labaran da kuke da shakku akan su dan tantance muku gaskiyar su ta hanyar aiko gajeren sako SMS ko ta manhajar WhatsApp akan lamba +2349062910568 ko a shafin Twitter ta wannan adireshi: @CDDWestAfrica

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Kudin Najeriya Bashi Ne Yafi Rashin Daraja a Nahiyar Afirka Ba

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Tushen Magana:

A ranar 21 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani rahoto da aka wallafa da ya dauki hankalin jama’a da kuma akayi ta cece-kuce a kansa, rahoton yace kudin Najeriya, wato Naira itace tafi kowane kudi rashin daraja a nahiyar Afirka

Rahoton wanda aka yadashi a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani da suka hada da manhajar WhatsApp ya zayyano tare da kwatanta darajar kudaden kasashe nahiyar Afirak 25 da Naira. Bayan wannan kwatance, rahoton ya bayyana cewa kudin ksara Angola da ake kira Kwanza da na Madagascar mai suna Ariary da na Sudan mai suna Pound duk sunfi Naira daraja.

Kamar yadda rahoton ya kara yin ikirari, Kwanza 1 da kasar Angola ya an zaman Naira 12, Ariary na Madagascar ya na zaman Naira 14 yayin da Pound 1 na Sudan ke zaman Naira 42 ta Najeriya.

Gaskiyar Al’amari:

Binciken da CDD ta gudanar game da kasancewar Naira a matsayin kudin da yafi kowane kudi rashin daraja a nahiyar Afirka ya gano cewa rahoton ya na dauke da rudani da jirkitarwa.

Masu tantance sahihancin bayanai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun auna darajar Naira da sauran kudaden kasashen da rahoton ya zayyano. Nazarin CDD ya gano cewa Kwanza 1 na kasar Angola ya na matsayin kasa da Naira 1 ne, wannan kuma ya karyata ikirarin da rahoton yayi ne tun farko cewa Kwanza 1 ya na zaman Naira 12 ne. Ariary 1 na kasar Madagascar shima ya na zaman kasa da Naira ne ba kamar yadda rahoton yace ba. Pound 1 na Sudan ya na matsayin Naira 1 ne ba kamar yadda akace acikin rahoton ba cewa yana matasyin Naira 42.

Kammalawa:

Bincike da nazarin da CDD ta gudanar ya gano cewa wani rahoton da ake yadawa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani cewa kudin Najeriya wato “Naira” itace mafi rashin daraja a nahiyar Afirka karya ne.

CDD na jan hankalin jama’a kan tantance sahihancin labari kafin yada shi ga sauran mutane.

Kuna iya aikowa CDD labaran da kuke da shakku akan su dan tantance muku gaskiyar su ta hanyar aiko gajeren sako SMS ko ta manhajar WhatsApp akan lamba +2349062910568 ko a shafin Twitter ta wannan adireshi: @CDDWestAfrica

#AgujiYadaLabaranBogi

CDD na shawartar kafafen yada labarai kan zurfafa bincike da tattara gaskiya labarai kafin wallafa su. Haka nan ana jan hankalin jama’a kan tantance sahihancin labari kafin yada shi ga sauran mutane.

Kuna iya aikowa CDD labaran da kuke da shakku akan su dan tantance muku gaskiyar su ta hanyar aiko gajeren sako SMS ko ta manhajar WhatsApp akan lamba +2349062910568 ko a shafin Twitter ta wannan adireshi: @CDDWestAfrica

#AgujiYadaLabaranBogi

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