FACT-CHECK: No, Viral Photo of Dead Woman in Nigerian Flag Not From Lekki Shooting

VERDICT: False! CLAIM: On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development  spotted a photograph of a man carrying a lady who appeared to be dead. The lady, wrapped up in the Nigerian flag stained with blood had her hand dropping like she had no life in her, triggering generated  over …

Did Lagos Police Arrest Naira Marley?

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On Thursday, August 6, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report on a newsblog claiming that officials of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos arrested singer, Azeez Fashola, popular know as Naira Marley. The report which has gone viral on the blog was with the headline: “BREAKING: Police Reportedly …

#RevolutionNow Protest: Clampdown on peaceful protesters wrong – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development condemns the attacks on, and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states of the country: Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies. Photographs, videos, and reports from the field corroborate that on 5th August 2020, unarmed protesters in Osun, Abuja, and …