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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...

Fake news poses threat to Bayelsa governorship election—CDD

THE Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has raised alarm over the activities of media hubs of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples’ Democratic...

Twitter locks Nigerian handle calling for execution of Chidi Odinkalu, others

Twitter has locked the handle @Witan17, (Na'Gwaggo) believed to be a pseudo name, for using the platform to spread hate speech. This means that the...
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Fake news represents clear, imminent danger to survival of a nation ──Lai

THE Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has decried the alarming rate of fake news in the country, saying it is an imminent...

Facebook confirms removal of accounts peddling fake news in Nigeria, UAE and Egypt

FACEBOOK on Friday took down over 400 pages, groups and accounts on its platform that peddle fake news, stating they were engaged in a...

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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We must act responsibly and stop disseminating fake videos….— Ramaphosa warns countrymen

The South African government has issued a strict warning regarding the spreading of misleading information on social media about the recent xenophobic attacks South Africa...

ICIR’s sponsored fake “fact-checking” about fake news

By Farooq A. Kperogi SEVERAL weeks ago, someone from Lagos alerted me to what he said was a “hit piece” being hatched against me from...

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2023: Why we decide to support Peter Obi –  Ayo Adebanjo

LEADER of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, stated that the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation has decided to support the presidential candidate of...

FG backtracks, withdraws order on varsities reopening

THE Federal government has reversed its decision to reopen its universities where members of the Academic Staff Union of...

Restriction of public facilities to opposition parties is illegal — INEC chairman

THE chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmud Yakubu, has warned incumbent public office holders against using their...

Amotekun will bear the most sophisticated weapons to fight insecurity – Akeredolu

THE Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has restated his resolve to arm the state security outfit, the Amotekun Corps. Akeredolu...

Blackout as national grid collapses again

NIGERIA has been plunged into darkness following a fresh collapse, today, of the national electricity grid. According to a notice...
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