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ICIR unveils FactCheckHub to combat fake news, disinformation

AS part of global efforts to curtail the spread of fake news, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR) on Friday launched an...

FACT-CHECK: Is APC luring Abubakar Shekau with vice presidential ticket? 

On July 25th, a Twitter account with the handle @AustinNwabufo  and profile name Austin Nwabufo, claimed that Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressive Congress...

N2.3 billion Elebele wooden bridge: NDDC denies involvement, says its “fake news”

THE Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has denied the allegation of its involvement in the construction of a wooden bridge trending on social media,...
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Fake news spread in Nigeria is aided by involvement of foreign actors – CDD study

DISINFORMATION campaigns sponsored on social media by foreign actors in Nigeria's socio-political landscape is a recurring feature that enables the spread of fake news...

FAKE NEWS: We have not postponed 2020 SSCE, NECO debunks rumour

THE National Examination Council (NECO) says the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have not been postponed over coronavirus...

Five statements on coronavirus shared by WHO that turned out to be misleading

THE World Health Organisation (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for international public health has played a huge role in...
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Covid-19: Plan International Nigeria calls for guard against fake news

PLAN International Nigeria, a civil society organisation campaigning to promote children’s rights and equality for girls says there is a need for a properly...

EFCC arrests blogger behind fake ‘EFCC Cell’

THE Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested a blogger, Dikeocha Chukwuebuka, who published a picture of a crowded open cell on his...

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Train attack: How FG met terrorists’ demands for release of abducted passengers

SENIOR Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu has said terrorists that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna...

NNPCLtd. signs contract extension with oil majors, targets $500bn investments

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCLtd) has signed a contract extension with five oil majors, hoping to earn...

Bandits kill two vigilantes in Abuja

TWO vigilante members have been reported dead following an encounter with bandits at Gasakpa community in Gawu Ward, Abaji...

Wike to Atiku: People around you may cost you 2023 presidential election

RIVERS State governor Nyesom Wike has advised candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar to be mindful...

Aero Contractors eyes return to commercial operations

Aero Contractors is eyeing a return to commercial operations after the temporary suspension of flights on Wednesday, July 20,...
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