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FACT CHECK: Did Amaechi say he wouldn’t construct railway to south-east?

    FACT CHECK: Did Amaechi say he wouldn’t construct railway to south-east?

A viral post where Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, allegedly said he would never construct any railway in the south-east until the Igbo ethnic group embraces one Nigeria has resurfaced

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ICFJ Knight fellowship launches podcast to fight misinformation in Nigeria

    ICFJ Knight fellowship launches podcast to fight misinformation in Nigeria

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Knight fellowship in Nigeria has launched a podcast to fight misinformation in the country. In a statement on Wednesday, Hannah Ajakaiye, ICFJ Knight fellow,

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FACT CHECK: Did Boko Haram transport armoured vehicles through Nigerian borders?

    FACT CHECK: Did Boko Haram transport armoured vehicles through Nigerian borders?

On Saturday, a Twitter user claimed that Boko Haram recently imported six armoured vehicles and transported them through the borders into the country. The account, with @IUnit68 username, further questioned

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FACT CHECK: Viral post of Lagos civil service recruitment is false

    FACT CHECK: Viral post of Lagos civil service recruitment is false

A job recruitment advert alleged to be from the Lagos state civil service commission has been circulating on social media. The publication shared on several platforms — websites, Facebook and

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FACT CHECK: Viral image of ‘dilapidated road in Abia’ not from Nigeria

  FACT CHECK: Viral image of ‘dilapidated road in Abia’ not from Nigeria

BY NURUDEEN AKEWUSHOLA   You must have seen a viral image making the rounds on social media purported to be

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FACT CHECK: Did DSS share 2013 images as items recovered from Igboho’s house?

  FACT CHECK: Did DSS share 2013 images as items recovered from Igboho’s house?

On Thursday, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it recovered illegal arms, cash and charms from the home of

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FACT CHECK: Derogatory post on Igbo, Hausa credited to Malami is fake

  FACT CHECK: Derogatory post on Igbo, Hausa credited to Malami is fake

You might have come across a derogatory post on instant messaging platforms credited to Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation

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FACT CHECK: Video of Nnamdi Kanu in bed with woman NOT connected to his arrest

  FACT CHECK: Video of Nnamdi Kanu in bed with woman NOT connected to his arrest

On Wednesday, a video of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in bed with a

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FACT CHECK: Lady in viral picture and video NOT Chidinma, alleged killer of Super TV CEO

  FACT CHECK: Lady in viral picture and video NOT Chidinma, alleged killer of Super TV CEO

You must have seen the viral picture and video shared as that of Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of Usifo

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INSIGHT: How misinformation fuelled second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria

  INSIGHT: How misinformation fuelled second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria

Being a novel virus, the arrival of COVID-19 in Nigeria on February 27, 2020, elicited mixed reactions. For some, the

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