FACT-CHECK: Did Senate Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination As INEC Commissioner?

VERDICT: False and Misleading Claim: On Thursday, October 15, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted news story on a blog, Wazobia Reporters, claiming that the Nigerian Senate had rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari. The report …

FACT CHECK: Did 50 Nigerian Lawmakers Test Positive for COVID-19?

VERDICT: Unproven CLAIM: On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, several news blogs in Nigeria reported a claim that over 50 lawmakers at the National Assembly allegedly tested positive for Coronavirus. The report claimed the development was responsible for the adjournment of plenary by the leadership of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The blog also quoted …