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Study links narratives to COVID 19 vaccine disinformation in Africa

A new report from First Draft, an organisation working to check the spread of fake news says foreign narratives and conspiracy theories, contributed to...

Punitive laws failing to curb misinformation in Africa – Study

Report by:  Peter Cunliffe-Jones, University of Westminster; Alan Finlay, University of the Witwatersrand, and Anya Schiffrin Misinformation, best understood as false or misleading information whether...

Can eating Bananas prevent COVID-19 infection?

A video has been circulating on multiple WhatsApp groups in Nigeria which claims that eating “a banana a day keeps the coronavirus away.” The...

Do aspirin, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs cure COVID-19?

A CLAIM circulating on several WhatsApp groups in Nigeria says that aspirin, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are the best cures for COVID-19. The claim started...

Riding on WhatsApp, scam sites soar in wake of COVID-19

Troubling misinformation around COVID-19 and its vaccines hits Nigeria. The country also has to bother about cyber insecurity riding on the coattails of the...

How Twitter stirred inter ethnic crisis in Oyo amidst pandemic

FEBRUARY 15, 2021. Ajani Olaide, a resident of Shasha community narrated how his uncle was killed during the ethnic crisis that ensued between Hausa...

Has First Bank closed its South East branches?

A Special Assistant on New Media to Nigeria's Senate President Abubakar Usman on June 2, 2021 claimed that First Bank of Nigeria has closed...

Ezekwesili, others mull new approach against fake news

NIGERIA’s former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, on Wednesday, disclosed the need to consider motivating purveyors of factual information, through incentives as a...

Ezekwesili, others headline ICIR, ICFJ Knight Fellowship webinar on misinformation

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in conjunction with the ICFJ Knight Fellowship in Nigeria will on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, hold a...

With 55 per cent slash in Education, 42 percent in Health, Executive undercuts development priorities

By, Paul ADEYEYE A REVIEW of the Revised 2020 Budget exclusively obtained by DATAPHYTE indicates that the Federal Government has reduced the total budget size by only ₦84.71...

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