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FAKE NEWS ALERT: Okonjo-Iweala disowns viral post claiming she’s wooing investors for Nigeria

    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Okonjo-Iweala disowns viral post claiming she’s wooing investors for Nigeria

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has disowned a WhatsApp message claiming she is wooing investors for Nigeria. In the WhatsApp message, Okonjo-Iweala purportedly said she was

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FACT CHECK: Lawyer claims surrogacy is illegal in Nigeria. How true?

    FACT CHECK: Lawyer claims surrogacy is illegal in Nigeria. How true?

Sonnie Ekwowusi, a human rights lawyer, says surrogacy in Nigeria is a criminal offence punishable by the law. Ekwowusi made the claim on April 22 while speaking on the Morning

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FACT CHECK: Is cloud seeding responsible for recent flooding in Dubai?

    FACT CHECK: Is cloud seeding responsible for recent flooding in Dubai?

Several posts on social media have claimed that the torrential rainfall that recently ravaged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was caused by cloud seeding. The claim, seen on X, Facebook,

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FAKE NEWS ALERT: Video of traffic robbery incident not Nigeria, say police

    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Video of traffic robbery incident not Nigeria, say police

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) say a viral video depicting a robbery incident purported to have occurred in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja was a misnomer.  Muyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of

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FAKE NEWS ALERT: CBN denies instructing banks to restrict crypto accounts

  FAKE NEWS ALERT: CBN denies instructing banks to restrict crypto accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied instructing banks to restrict cryptocurrency accounts. In a post on X on

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FACT CHECK: Melaye’s claim is misleading. FG didn’t scrap NTA, FRSC, ICPC, NCDC

  FACT CHECK: Melaye’s claim is misleading. FG didn’t scrap NTA, FRSC, ICPC, NCDC

Dino Melaye, a former senator, has posted a video implying the scrapping of some federal government parastatals, agencies, and commissions.

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FACT CHECK: Viral video of collapsing high-rise buildings not linked to Taiwan earthquake

  FACT CHECK: Viral video of collapsing high-rise buildings not linked to Taiwan earthquake

A viral video showing the collapse of several high-rise buildings has been linked to the Taiwan earthquake. In the video,

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FACT CHECK: Did Senegal’s president-elect criticise France in viral video?

  FACT CHECK: Did Senegal’s president-elect criticise France in viral video?

If you have been active on social media platforms in the last 48 hours, you may have watched a video

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FACT CHECK: No, this viral video does not depict army reprisal in Okuama

  FACT CHECK: No, this viral video does not depict army reprisal in Okuama

A social media post has claimed that officers of the Nigerian Army carried out a reprisal attack in Okuama community,

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FACT CHECK: Bello el-Rufai erred. Hadiza Balarabe isn’t Nigeria’s first elected female deputy governor

  FACT CHECK: Bello el-Rufai erred. Hadiza Balarabe isn’t Nigeria’s first elected female deputy governor

Bello el-Rufai, lawmaker representing Kaduna north federal constituency in the house of representatives, has claimed that Hadiza Balarabe is Nigeria’s

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