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From rejection to advocacy: How religious clerics helped to drive high COVID-19 vaccination in Kano

The nationally-promoted COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Kano had initially suffered a setback due to an ugly experience with a failed Pfizer vaccine trial in...

Old video of World Doctors Alliance on Covid-19 resurfaces online

A video of a press conference where a European-based group of medical practitioners were seen discrediting the COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced on social media. The...

Doctors, scientists band together to combat misinformation on Twitter

Doctors, scientists, among other health professionals, have banded together to amplify health-related information on the microblogging platform, Twitter. The team, which comprises health professionals from...

How the religious toga of misinformation fuelled COVID-19 pandemic

DURING the peak of the pandemic, many religious leaders innocuously spread false narratives about COVID-19 among members of their congregation which put many lives...

Niprimune is not a treatment, cure for COVID-19

A  report published in June 2021 states that the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has developed Niprimune for COVID-19 treatment. The report...

Claim that the WHO Director-General contracts COVID-19 is FALSE

SEVERAL Nigerian blogs on Monday, November 2, 2020 reported that the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, has tested positive for...

COVID-19 Palliatives in vandalised Lagos warehouse were not hoarded as circulated online

On October 22, 2020, visuals flooded the internet of people carrying food items from a warehouse in Lagos, Nigeria marked with “Not For sale”...

Claim that Nigerian government is giving out free N50,000 lockdown funds to each citizen is FALSE

A viral WhatsApp message which promises Nigerian citizens free N50,000 lockdown funds allegedly by the Federal Government has been shared widely. The message was forward...

Is the number of worldwide coronavirus deaths over 900,000?

Aith the name War Desk . The page has over nine thousand  (9,740)  likes as at September 9, 2020 when the claim was made. social media post...

COVID-19: Nigeria ranks second out of 10 countries with highest confirmed cases in Africa

By Damilola OJETUNDE. NIGERIA, with a 16.4 percent infection rate is the second most infected country of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) out of the 10 countries...

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Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

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Nearly 100 people drowned after Cholera misinformation spread in Mozambique – officials

MOZAMBICAN officials have said that misinformation about the cholera...

Video of Nigerians carting away goats from trailer is three years old

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Manipulated image of Kanye West’s wife wearing long fur coat circulates online  

AN X user @Am_Blujay, has posted a digitally manipulated...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals...

Nearly 100 people drowned after Cholera misinformation spread in Mozambique – officials

MOZAMBICAN officials have said that misinformation about the cholera...

Video of Nigerians carting away goats from trailer is three years old

A video showing people carting away goats from a...