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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...

2023 in Review: Major fake news that clouded Nigeria’s media space

MAJOR events like the 2023 general elections had their fair share of misinformation and disinformation that contributed to the malaise in Nigeria's media space. ...

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...

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...

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...

Key Nigerian political figures fact-checked during off-cycle governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa

SOME influential Nigerian politicians shared false information in the build-up, amid and after the just concluded off-cycle elections in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi states held...

Online misinformation trails Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi governorship polls

Online misinformation has continued to trail the collation of governorship poll results and the announcement of winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),...

LIVE-CHECK: Governorship polls hold in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi today

The electorate in 3 States of the Nigerian federation will today elect their respective state's chief executives in an off-cycle governorship election. The states...

No, Justice Tsammani is NOT battling prostate cancer on a wheelchair!

Multiple reports circulating online claim that Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, the head of the five-man panel of the 2023 Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC),...

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Is Air Peace the largest African airline in terms of passenger traffic?

AN X user, @AfricaFactsZone, has claimed that Air Peace...

Video does not show Palestinians cheering after Iran’s attack on Israel

A video showing people praying at the Al-Aqsa mosque...

Does Nigeria have third highest birth rate in the world?

AN X user, @Temitayomab has claimed that Nigeria is...

How Chris Oyakhilome spreads malaria vaccine conspiracy theories – Report

A prominent Nigerian clergy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has been...

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Is Air Peace the largest African airline in terms of passenger traffic?

AN X user, @AfricaFactsZone, has claimed that Air Peace...

Video does not show Palestinians cheering after Iran’s attack on Israel

A video showing people praying at the Al-Aqsa mosque...

Does Nigeria have third highest birth rate in the world?

AN X user, @Temitayomab has claimed that Nigeria is...

How Chris Oyakhilome spreads malaria vaccine conspiracy theories – Report

A prominent Nigerian clergy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has been...