About Nigerian Fact-checkers Coalition (NFC)

The Nigerian Fact-Checkers Coalition (NFC) consists of three IFCN-certified fact-checking organisations (IFCN signatories), civil societies and newsrooms working together to curb the spread of misinformation and disinformation in Nigeria.

Our current members include

The FactCheckHub; Africa Check; Dubawa; International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR); Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID); Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD); FactsMatterNG; The Cable; Daily Trust; The Insight; Premium Times and the Digital Africa Research Lab.

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The NFC Secretariat is hosted by the FactCheckHub at No. 22, Koforidua Street, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja and can be reached via email: [email protected] or directly via WhatsApp number: +2349030785265. Currently, the FactCheckHub Editor, Opeyemi Kehinde, is its National Coordinator.

As a responsible coalition, we believe democracy thrives when the outcome of elections truly reflects the informed choice of the people, devoid of deceit and manipulation; hence our coming together to launch a united fight against misinformation and disinformation in Nigeria.


To curb the spread misinformation and disinformation in Nigeria through stakeholders engagement and advocacy, media literacy, as well as co-produce and co-publish fact-check contents – including texts and multimedia formats – across our various platforms.

Activities so far:

Founded in June 2022, the coalition in August wrote an Open Letter to Nigerian politicians, calling them to shun misinformation and disinformation in their campaigns and public speeches.

Also, in September 2022, the coalition held an election disinformation conference with the theme: Nigeria's 2023 Election: Curbing Information Disorder where panelists task all political stakeholders, diplomatic communities and tech platforms like Facebook (Meta), and X (formerly Twitter) to help Nigeria in her fight against election misinformation and disinformation.

Following the success of the conference where all stakeholders, including the media, agreed to combat misinformation and disinformation narratives to protect the integrity of the 2023 elections, the coalition’s partner-organisations kicked off co-publishing of contents immediately, arming the Nigerian electorate with truth ahead of the election.

By November 2022, the coalition joined the Presidential Town Hall debate series hosted by the Arise News TV for presidential candidates in Nigeria’s 2023 general election, among other national and gubernatorial debates hosted by other platforms. The sole aim was to debunk claims made by politicians during the debates.

By February 2023, the NFC had opened Election Situation Rooms in Lagos and Abuja ahead of Nigeria’s 2023 general election while it deploys AI tools to fight election misinformation and disinformation narratives during the polls.

Consequently, it published series of live-checks starting with the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Elections same February, followed by the Governorship and State Assembly Elections in March 2023. It however suspended the Election Situation Rooms until November 2023 when it reopened to combat election information disorder during the off-cycle governorship elections held in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states.

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