Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    APC says PDP is a damaged product

APC says PDP is a damaged product

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a damaged product.The ruling party also accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of using fake news to distort facts as political parties begin their campaigns.In a statement on Wednesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the party, said the consequences of fake news are "often dire as it inflames perceived [...]

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    ‘It’s fake news’ — Austin Akobundu reacts to reports of Ekweremadu’s defection

‘It’s fake news’ — Austin Akobundu reacts to reports of Ekweremadu’s defection

Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described as “fake news”, the reports of the defection of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, from the opposition party.The deputy senate president is said to be aggrieved by the way the party treated him in the process of choosing the running mate of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential [...]

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    Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has warned politicians to desist from using her name to spread falsehood.In a statement issued on her behalf by Paul Nwabuikwu, her spokesman, the former minister said some groups and individuals had used her name to further their political objectives.The statement said such falsehood is being disseminated on social media showing the former minister supporting [...]

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    Lai: The Economist prediction of PDP’s victory is fake news

Lai: The Economist prediction of PDP’s victory is fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the prediction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) victory at 2019 presidential poll by The Economist magazine is fake news.The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of the magazine, had said though the 2019 election would be "a close contest", the PDP would defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking when he visited corporate [...]

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    Lai: Fake news is the only weapon used against a performing government like ours

Lai: Fake news is the only weapon used against a performing government like ours

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says fake news is the only weapon used against a performing government like theirs.The minister said this on Thursday when he visited People's Daily newspaper in Abuja.Mohammed alleged that respectable media organisations make accusations against the president without backing their claims with evidence.He said the media is free to criticise the president but it does [...]

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    Lai: This government won’t relent until every Nigerian can sleep with two eyes closed

Lai: This government won’t relent until every Nigerian can sleep with two eyes closed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the government will not relent until it provides security for the citizens.In a statement his team released on Monday, Mohammed said the government would not fall for the antics of the opposition to distract it.He said the opposition is using fake news to blame killings in certain parts of the country on herdsmen.The minister [...]

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    Keyamo: PDP harvesting fake news to survive

Keyamo: PDP harvesting fake news to survive

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of “harvesting chaff and fake news” ahead of the 2019 elections.Keyamo said this while debunking a “fake news” allegedly engineered by the PDP.He said a media report circulated by the opposition party had quoted Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of of the campaign organisation, as describing [...]

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    80% of what you read on social media is fake, Lai tells Nigerians in diaspora

80% of what you read on social media is fake, Lai tells Nigerians in diaspora

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has warned Nigerians abroad to be wary of news about the country found on social media, saying 80 percent of them are fake.NAN reports that Lai made the remark on the sideline of a meeting with Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigerian ambassador to the US, in Washington on Saturday.The minister said fake news on social [...]

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    We’ve not shortlisted candidates for recruitment, says FRSC

We’ve not shortlisted candidates for recruitment, says FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has denied shortlisting candidates for its ongoing recruitment.The corps made the denial on Thursday in reaction to a report on the purported shortlisting of candidates.In a statement on Thursday, Bisi Kazeem, the corps public education officer, described the reports as totally false and fabricated.The statement read: “The attention of the FRSC has been drawn [...]

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    Lai: Fake news a time bomb in Nigeria

Lai: Fake news a time bomb in Nigeria

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described fake news as a time bomb in Nigeria.Mohammed, speaking, during a programme on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), described the growing level of fake news and hate speech in the country as a threat to national security.The federal government on Wednesday, launched a campaign  against fake news.“At a conference for media handlers of [...]

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    FG launches campaign against fake news

FG launches campaign against fake news

The federal government has launched a campaign against fake news in the country.Speaking at the launch, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the essence of the campaign is to sensitise Nigerians on the dangers that fake news poses to the country's peace and security.The minister said there is need to check fake news ahead of the 2019 elections."For those who [...]

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    EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

The world stood still as Donald Trump's "highly anticipated" fake news awards held Wednesday.The US President took to his playground -- Twitter -- to announce that the winners' list can be found on the website of his political party.Yes, the Republican party's main website!Trump, who has reportedly made over two thousand 'fake' claims since assuming office, said the awards is [...]

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    Trump caught in own ‘fake news’ scandal

Trump caught in own ‘fake news’ scandal

US President Donald Trump has been caught in the middle of accusations of spreading what he despises the most: fake newsOn Friday, Trump said he turned down being named Time's ‘Person of the Year’.Writing via his Twitter handle, he said the magazine had called him to inform him of the “probability” of being named the coveted award.But added that they [...]

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    Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ is 2017 word of the year

Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ is 2017 word of the year

Dictionary publisher Collins has named one of president Donald Trump's favorite phrases, "fake news", as 'word of the year'. [...]

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    Our achievements not based on propaganda and lies, says Lai

Our achievements not based on propaganda and lies, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the achievements of the current administration are not based on lies and propaganda.Speaking at a conference which the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) organised for media handlers, Mohammed urged media aides to use "concrete facts" to showcase the achievements of their principals.The minister said Nigerians are brilliant and discerning people who would not take [...]

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    AFRICMIL: Mass literacy can tackle hate speech, fake news

AFRICMIL: Mass literacy can tackle hate speech, fake news

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) says mass literacy will tackle the problem of hate speech as well as fake news in Nigeria.The center said this to mark the international literacy day.In a statement issued by Chido Onumah, AFRICMIL coordinator, the center said such measure would help promote peaceful co-existence among the different groups in Nigeria thereby [...]

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