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Fact Check: Is Governor El-Rufai out of COVID-19 self-isolation as claimed in a video? No

A video purportedly claiming that the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has gone out of the Coronavirus isolation and is enforcing restriction...

FACT CHECK: Akeredolu’s govt lies about reducing debt

THE ONDO State Government led by Rotimi Akeredolu claimed it inherited a total debt of N220 billion from the previous administration of Olusegun Mimiko....

FACT CHECK: Did a news report describe Sowore as gravely ill?

THE CIRCUMSTANCES of former presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore's rearrest on Friday have led many to speculate that the Department of State Services (DSS) intends...
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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...

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Over 165 million Nigerians need treatment for Neglected Tropical Diseases – Study

OVER 165 million Nigerians, representing 84 per cent of the country's population, currently need treatment for Neglected Tropical Diseases...

Amotekun arrests man for raping 2 minors in Osogbo

THE Osun State Western Security Network, also known as Amotekun Corps, have arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping two...

Naira redesign: Atiku calls for extension of January 31 deadline

PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend...

Naira redesign: Ganduje asks Buhari to postpone Kano visit over ‘untold hardship’

KANO State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to postpone his official visit to the state. Ganduje made...

Two years after he was killed, Pelumi’s family says corpse yet to be released

THE family of Pelumi Onifade has said the Lagos State government has not released his corpse for burial two...
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Nigerian fintech companies shame, threaten customers for late payment of loans

Edited by Ajibola AMZAT YETUNDE Adewole lost her phone in...

Russia’s ‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile NOT capable of destroying the whole world

AMID the ongoing Russia – Ukraine crisis, a viral post...

Illegal loan apps ignore Nigeria’s cyber laws, continue to shame customers

RAUFU Kareem took a loan from AddMoney, an app...

2023 presidential election: Behold politicians being touted as Nigeria’s next messiahs

ABOUT 18 months to the 2023 presidential elections, a...

Why UAE refuses work permit applications from Nigerians

  THE on-going rift between the governments of Nigeria and...
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