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FACT CHECK: Ngige’s claim about surplus doctors in Nigeria is FALSE

NIGERIA's Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said there is nothing worrisome about the population of doctors in the country as there...

FACT CHECK: Is Adesina right about Boko Haram being dislodged from Sambisa Forest?

FEMI Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, on Saturday published an article about the administration, titled 'PMB's Second Term:...

FACT CHECK: Did Atiku hire US lobbyists to get him recognised as president or was the story fabricated?

ON Tuesday, the Centre for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit research group based in Washington DC, reported that presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party...
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PTCIJ trains 100 Nigerian journalists on fact-checking, investigative reporting

PREMIUM Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has commenced a seven-day training for 100 journalists across  newsrooms in the country.   The participants, selected from...

Report of Nigeria topping Africa contradicts FG’s claims on local rice production

IN JULY 2014, Akinwumi Adesina, then minister of agriculture and rural development, predicted that Nigeria would become Africa's largest rice exporter 'in five years',...

FACT CHECK: Has Nigeria’s agricultural output really reduced or increased since PDP left power?

ONE achievement President Muhammadu Buhari is always eager to flaunt wherever he speaks publicly is his administration's efforts to improve the agricultural sector and...
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FACT CHECK: Five inaccurate, unverifiable claims made by Sowore, PDP at CDD debate

FIVE political parties, represented either by their presidential candidates or top party officials, shared their strategies on the subject of 'corruption and accountability' at...

FACT CHECK: Six false, understated claims of Fasua, YPP at CDD debate on corruption

FIVE political parties, represented either by their presidential candidates or other top members, shared their strategies on the subject of 'corruption and accountability' at...

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Police stray bullet injures one as APC rally turns violent in Ekiti

A POLICE stray bullet hit one person after violence broke out at a rally of the All Progressives Congress...

No single govt can solve Nigeria’s problems – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari says that solving Nigeria's problem requires successive governments to build on what has been in place. Buhari...

$1.32m fraud: Lawyer’s absence stalls arraignment of Senatorial candidate

THE absence of the defense counsel has stalled the arraignment of the Kano Central Senatorial candidate of the All...

NCDC warns of high risk of Lassa fever transmission

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the country is at a very high risk of increased...

Countries not prepared for future pandemics — IFRC

THE International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said another pandemic might be around...
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Here are 11 Nigerian firms, contractors blacklisted by World Bank in 2022

The World Bank blacklisted at least, 11 Nigerian firms...

Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa amid rising xenophobia

TWO Nigerian nationals were reportedly killed in Johannesburg, South...

Naira redesign: Nigerians abroad have nowhere to exchange old banknotes

NIGERIANS in the Diaspora have been excluded from the...

How Aguiyi-Ironsi was killed – Sani Bello, former ADC

SANI Bello, the aide-de-camp (ADC) to Nigeria's first military...

Ballot or bullet: Inside South-East Nigeria, ahead of 2023 election

DATELINE: Enugu, South-East Nigeria, Monday, January 9, 2023. It...
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