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Opeyemi KEHINDE

Opeyemi Kehinde is a Professional Fact-Checker, Multimedia Journalist, and Editor of the FactCheckHub - the fact-checking arm of the ICIR. He can be reached via email: [email protected] OR [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter via: @kennysous.

[FACT-CHECK] COVID-19: Is it safe to be in an aircraft without physical distancing?

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on July 11 claimed that it is safe to be in an aircraft cabin without physical distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

FACT-CHECK: Do Nigerians enjoy 18 to 24 hours of power supply daily?

Nigeria’s minister of Power, Sale Mamman, had on June 9 claimed that Nigerians now enjoy 18 to 24 hours of power supply daily.
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FACT-CHECK: Did a Nigerian invent machine that transforms nylons, plastics into petrol?

A news story, published by an online platform which claimed that a Nigerian man invented machine that could transform nylons and plastics into petrol, was found to be true but could be misleading as it was a dead news.

FACT-CHECK: Has Buhari government recovered all local councils taken over by Boko Haram in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa?

President Buhari’s claim that all local government areas in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe have been recovered from Boko Haram insurgents and re-occupied by residents turns out to be FALSE.
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FACT-CHECK: Is United Nations creating a new country out of Nigeria, Cameroon?

A news report, published by The Guardian (Nigeria) newspaper on June 5, 2020, claimed that Nigeria may lose 24 local government areas to a new country to be known as United Nations Organisation (UNO) State of Cameroon, which shall be carved out from parts of Nigeria and Cameroon.

FACT-CHECK: Did EFCC arrest former NDDC man, George Turnah? 

By Opeyemi Kehinde A REPORT which claims that the South-South zonal head of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial...
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