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Top 10 political claims we fact-checked in 2023

NIGERIA's general election is arguably one of the biggest events of 2023. The election was characterized by various forms of inaccurate and misleading claims...

Claim that PEPC judges have been flown to Paris ‘to pick up bribe’ is UNPROVEN!

A verified X user, Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn), has claimed that all the five judges of Nigeria's Court of Appeal that participated at the Presidential...

Old photo of presidential election petition court’s sitting resurfaces online

AN X (formerly Twitter) user, @TheSerahIbrahim shared a post with a photo of some wigs in a courtroom on September 6, 2023 alongside a...

False claim circulates that Atiku is retiring from politics, congratulates Tinubu

A claim has circulated online that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria's 2023 general election, is retiring...

Was Atiku a Senate President as claimed by Tinubu?

THE presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, January 30, 2023, referred to his counterpart, Atiku Abubakar of...

Atiku’s wife, Titi Abubakar makes false claim about the office of Nigeria’s first lady

TITI Abubakar, one of the wives of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this year's election has made...

#NigeriaDecides2023: 10 disinformation trends in election season

By Allwell Okpi   Nigeria’s 2023 elections are only weeks away. Voters are set to pick a president and members of the national assembly on 25...

Buhari, Obi, Tinubu, Atiku, Saraki, other leading Nigerian politicians fact-checked in 2022

2022 has been a tortuous year filled with several forms of inaccurate and misleading claims from politicians and most especially candidates for Nigeria's 2023...

Peter Obi tops list of Nigeria’s presidential candidates with highest claims checked to be TRUE in 2022

SINCE political parties' primaries ended around mid-year, presidential candidates have kicked off their nationwide campaign activities, making several claims ahead of Nigeria's 2023 general...

#NigeriaDecides2023: A guide to understanding opinion polls during the campaign season

By Oluseyi Awojulugbe Nigeria's 2023 elections will be the seventh since the country's return to democratic rule in 1999. And voter interest – and registration...

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How true is the claim that the Lagos-Kano railway project costs $2.6bn?

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Okonjo-Iweala debunks claim of bringing investors to Nigeria

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