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INSIGHT: How much does Nigeria spend yearly to maintain, repair pipelines?

THE Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on July 6, 2021 said the Federal Government spends N60 billion yearly to repair vandalised pipelines. Mohammed...

COVID-19: Reading fake news changes people’s behaviour, study reveals

A study around COVID-19 misinformation says fake stories can change people's behaviour which can have bigger effects on health. The online study which was conducted...

Emotionally intelligent people better at spotting fake news

By  Tony Anderson, University of Strathclyde and David James Robertson, University of Strathclyde The spread of misinformation – in the form of unsubstantiated...

Can neem, bitter leaves, Tagiri, others prevent, cure COVID-19?

TWO videos tweeted by one of the first-class traditional rulers in Nigeria claimed that a combination of African herbs, roots and leaves was the...

Will salt water gargling, nose rinsing wash COVID-19 away?

A man in a video that went viral prescribed a salt solution as a cure for COVID-19. He said rinsing the nose and gargling salt...

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...

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