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‘Market your candidate without misleading public’ — Soludo debunks claim on Obi’s $20m investment

    ‘Market your candidate without misleading public’ — Soludo debunks claim on Obi’s $20m investment

Chukwuma Soludo, governor of Anambra, has debunked a statement credited to him that a purported investment of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, in the state has yielded

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FACT CHECK: Did terrorists recently threaten to bomb churches? No, viral video is old

    FACT CHECK: Did terrorists recently threaten to bomb churches? No, viral video is old

A video showing Ayuba Elkana, Zamfara state commissioner of police, confirming the receipt of a threat letter from suspected bandits, instructing Christians to close down churches for three months in

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FACT CHECK: Did Tinubu say he’ll hand over to Igbo politician if elected president in 2023?

    FACT CHECK: Did Tinubu say he’ll hand over to Igbo politician if elected president in 2023?

Over the weekend, multiple social media posts claimed that Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he will hand over to an Igbo politician after eight

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FACT CHECK: Video of gunman overpowered by policeman attributed to Owo church attack is from Togo

    FACT CHECK: Video of gunman overpowered by policeman attributed to Owo church attack is from Togo

On Sunday, a footage of a gunman brandishing a rifle suspected to be an AK-47 inside a market surfaced online.  In the video, a police officer overpowered the gunman, while

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FACT CHECK: Did Obasanjo say Atiku stole money that can feed 300m people for 400 years?

  FACT CHECK: Did Obasanjo say Atiku stole money that can feed 300m people for 400 years?

A statement, which has gone viral on social media, claimed that Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, said the money Atiku Abubakar,

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Fact-checking US-based Nigerian scientist who ‘discovered antibiotic that cures resistant infections’

  Fact-checking US-based Nigerian scientist who ‘discovered antibiotic that cures resistant infections’

BY BELLO HUSSEIN ADOTO A few weeks ago, the Nigerian media space was awash with the news of the discovery

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FACT CHECK: Picture of cleric with gun attributed to Sokoto protest NOT recent

  FACT CHECK: Picture of cleric with gun attributed to Sokoto protest NOT recent

Over the weekend, a picture showing a man robed in a cassock mostly used by Catholic priests while holding a

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FACT CHECK: Viral video of woman being beaten with sticks NOT from Sokoto

  FACT CHECK: Viral video of woman being beaten with sticks NOT from Sokoto

A video where a woman was dragged out from the gate of an apartment and flogged by some men has

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FAKE NEWS ALERT: My Sokoto residence not burnt, says Kukah

  FAKE NEWS ALERT: My Sokoto residence not burnt, says Kukah

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has debunked the viral posts on social media that his residence has been

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FACT CHECK: No, Soludo didn’t say Peter Obi’s investment in SABMiller is worth $100m

  FACT CHECK: No, Soludo didn’t say Peter Obi’s investment in SABMiller is worth $100m

On April 29, a Twitter user @RealOlaudah shared a post which claimed Charles Soludo, governor of Anambra, said Peter Obi,

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