CDD NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 14, 2021

The second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the mutation of the virus into various variants, and the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination by several countries in Africa, including Nigeria, South Africa,  Ghana, and Ivory Coast has led to the spread of disinformation and conspiracy theories around the vaccines. According to medical experts, vaccination is the single …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano a Makon Karshe na Watan Fabrairun Shekara ta 2021

Hakika illolin labaran karya ko labaran bogo a fili suke. Labaran karya na iya haifar da rudani da tashin hankali dama jefa mutane cikin zulumi. Da alama masu kirkira da yada labaran bogi na cin kare su ba babbaka musamman a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani, ta yadda suke yada wadan nan labarai ta fuskoki …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Last week, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD’s) newsletter examined the dangers of disinformation (fake news) to the corporate existence of Nigeria as a nation. While fake news is not a new phenomenon, over time, the spread of disinformation has taken various dimensions. To survive the times, one must be cautious of claims or …

Shin WHO Ta Sauya Matsayin Ta Game Da Killace Kai da Bada Tazara?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar 25 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano labari da ake yadawa ta manhajar WhatsApp da ke ikirarin cewa hukumar lafiya ta duniya (WHO) ta sauya matsayin ta game da ka’idojin kare ka daga kamuwa …

FACT-CHECK: Has WHO Made A U-turn On Isolation and Social Distancing?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On February 25, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has completely made a U-turn on Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols and guidelines. The broadcast claimed that the international health body made a declaration that individuals infected with COVID-19 do …

Shin WHO Dakatar Da Najeriya Daga Neman Maganin Rigakafin Cutar Korona?

Gaskiyar Al’amari: Karya Ne! Tuhen Magana: A ranar 6 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021 jardar Punch ta wallafa wani labari a shafin ta na yanar gizo mai taken: “hukumar lafiya WHO ta dakatar da Najeriya da sauran wasu kasashe takwas daga yunkurin sun a nemo maganin cutar Korona” Labarin yayi ikirarin cewa wani bangare …

CDD Newsletter For The Week Ending February 7, 2021

Nigeria is among the countries yet to procure Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Reports indicate that the country is expecting 16 million doses of the vaccine through the global COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) arrangement. COVAX is a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines led by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, the …

FACT-CHECK: Did WHO Disqualify Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid?

VERDICT: Misleading On February 6, 2021, the Punch Newspaper published a report online with the headline, “WHO disqualifies Nigeria, eight others from global vaccine bid.”  The report claimed that the World Health Organisation-led COVAX global initiative has disqualified Nigeria and eight other countries for bidding for the Pfizer vaccines. According to the report, WHO’s decision …

Top CDD Fact-Checks For The Week Ending November 8, 2020

The spread of disinformation in Nigeria take various forms and changes from  time to time. Depending on the kind of information shared, WhatsApp has remained the most popular social media platform in Nigeria followed by Facebook and recently Twitter. Countering fake news in Nigeria has it challenges, prominent among them is the lack of digital …

Daraktan Hukumar Lafiya Ta Duniya WHO Bai Bayyana Kamuwa Da Cutar Corona Ba!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 2 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya Da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano yadda zaurukan yanar gizo da dama suka wallafa labarin cewa, babban daraktan hukumar lafiya ta duniya (WHO) ya kamu da cutar Corona. Labarin wanda, shafukan yanar gizon suka wallafa cikin …

FACT-CHECK: WHO Director-General Did Not Announce Testing Positive To COVID-19

VERDICT: False and Misleading On November 2, 2020, multiple blogs published breaking news with the headline “WHO DG, Tedros Ghebreyesus Tests Positive For COVID-19’’. The reports claim Dr. Tedros announced his Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive status on his Twitter handle @DrTedros FACT: Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus never said he tested positive to COVID-19 on his Twitter handle. …

FACT-CHECK: No, WHO Did Not Send Message on COVID-19 Vaccine

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On August 20, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) came across an article published on Myafricatoday claiming that the World Health Organization sent an important message to the world on a Coronavirus vaccine.  The report headlined “Breaking-news world health organization sends important message to the world on coronavirus vaccines”, said WHO’s …