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FACT CHECK: Are 2 million Nigerians raped every year? Here’s what we know

NIGERIA's Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, according to a report, said last week that two (2) million Nigerians are...

FACT CHECK: Photos from 2015 polls, xenophobic attacks shared in connection to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

PICTURES from the general elections conducted four years ago and 2015 xenophobic attacks in South Africa have been recently shared in support of claims...

FACT CHECK: Pictures of Nigerians protesting Buhari’s medical tourism in London are FAKE

PICTURES showing Nigerians protesting President Muhammadu Buhari’s claimed medical tourism in London are not true, a Fact Check by The ICIR has shown. The pictures,...
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REA says fact-check on BUK hybrid solar plant is ‘incorrect’—so we took a closer look

THE Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has reacted to fact-check published by The ICIR on Monday, which debunked the claim that it has commissioned  Africa's...

FACT CHECK: The many social media lies of Lauretta Onochie, President Buhari’s aide

Pictures can mislead in several ways: when they contain false information, are doctored to misinform or are employed in a false context. As part...

FACT CHECK: Does solar tech contribute up to 20% of world’s power production?

IBRAHIM Ali, a one-time Nigerian minister of state for petroleum resources and former managing director of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), said that "20 per...
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FACT CHECK: Solar panel factory in Borno State not Africa’s ‘biggest’ for production capacity

POPULAR Twitter account Africa Facts Zone repeated a widespread claim in August 2019 that Nigeria’s Borno State has the “biggest” solar panel factory in...

FACT CHECK: Are Shoprite supermarkets in Nigeria franchise outlets?

FOLLOWING recent xenophobic attacks and violent reactions in Nigeria that have seen properties of companies believed to be owned by South Africans being damaged...

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FG asks Google to ban four loan apps for fraudulent practices

THE Federal Government has asked Google to remove four loan apps from playstore. The apps are Maxi Credit, Here4U, ChaCha...

MRA condemns revocation of licenses of 52 broadcast stations

THE Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned the revocation of the licenses of 52 broadcast stations by the National...

Terrorists release four more Abuja-Kaduna train abductees

TERRORISTS behind the Abuja-Kaduna train attack released four more victims on Friday. Kaduna-based publisher Tukur Mamur confirmed the release in...

Nigerians facing mass deportation from UAE cry for help

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