FACT-CHECK NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 9, 2020

As the Centre for Democracy and Development continues to take steps to counter disinformation and misinformation, myths and misconceptions on Coronavirus have not withered. This past week, the false information countered by the CDD focused on claims of the use of an anti-malaria drug, Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and Zinc for the treatment of COVID-19. Some of …

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 …