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False claim circulates on tenure elongation for FCT chairmen, councillors

A claim that the tenures of FCT Area Council Chairmen and Councillors will be extended is circulating on WhatsApp. The claim was contained in a broadcast...

Edo/Ondo elections: INEC urges journalists to guard against fake news

THE Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has urged journalists to be resolute against fake news and misinformation ahead...

UPDATED: Is Peter Obi the first presidential candidate to give an account of his campaign expenses?

AN X handle @Igbohistofacts has claimed that Peter Obi is the first Nigerian presidential candidate to publicly give account of his election campaign funds. The...

Off-cycle election: Does INEC’s iReV show an over-voting of 174,183 votes in Adavi, Okehi and Okene LGAs of Kogi state?

An image showing the analysis of over-voting in three local government areas of Kogi state has circulated on social media following the conclusion of...

How disinformation actors fuelled violence, voter apathy in Imo governorship election

On November 11, 2023, off-cycle gubernatorial elections were held in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states in Nigeria. The electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),...

Stakeholders urge media organisations to uphold ethical reporting to combat misinformation, hate speech

Stakeholders in the Nigerian information space have urged media organisations to play crucial role in countering misinformation and hate speech by upholding ethical standards...

Nov 11 polls : INEC warns against election-related misinformation

AHEAD of the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo States, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again expressed concern over...

Video does not show INEC REC for Adamawa brutalized

A video showing a lynched man inside a vehicle has surfaced online with a claim that it shows the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC)...

No, US government did not criticize Nigeria’s presidential election!

A Nigerian music artiste, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has shared a video alongside a claim that the United States had...

False claim circulates that Alex Otti is the first elected Labour Party governor in Nigeria

Following the declaration of Alex Otti as the winner of Abia State gubernatorial election held on March 18, 2023, netizens have repeatedly shared a...

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CJID to launch digital tools at AI conference

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Fact-checking claims about Islam’s influence in the United Kingdom

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

An X user, @IamThatNaijaGuy, has claimed that the Lagos...

Okonjo-Iweala debunks claim of bringing investors to Nigeria

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Fact-checking claims about Islam’s influence in the United Kingdom

AN X user, @Row_Haastrup, has made multiple claims regarding...

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

An X user, @IamThatNaijaGuy, has claimed that the Lagos...

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