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Recruitment: Reports on ongoing screening exercise false, FRSC warns

    Recruitment: Reports on ongoing screening exercise false, FRSC warns

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says reports making the rounds that the screening exercise for recruits is scheduled to begin on September 24 is “fake news”. There are reports

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FACT CHECK: Can COVID-19 vaccine cause impotence as Nicki Minaj claimed?

    FACT CHECK: Can COVID-19 vaccine cause impotence as Nicki Minaj claimed?

Nicki Minaj, the American-Trinidadian rapper, recently stirred heated controversy when she claimed that her cousin did not want to get COVID-19 vaccine because his friend who did became impotent. In

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FACT CHECK: Are these photos of ‘military attack against bandits’ shared by Fani-Kayode true?

    FACT CHECK: Are these photos of ‘military attack against bandits’ shared by Fani-Kayode true?

On Tuesday, Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, published a post alongside pictures on his social media platforms where he claimed that the Nigerian army had killed “bloodlusting murderous terrorists”

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Lai: Some people now use ‘deep fake’ news to diminish govt’s success

    Lai: Some people now use ‘deep fake’ news to diminish govt’s success

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has raised the alarm over the use of “deep fake news” to diminish the successes of the federal government. Speaking on Saturday during the 64th

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Ohanaeze Worldwide: Report on killing of 230 Igbos in Jos is false

  Ohanaeze Worldwide: Report on killing of 230 Igbos in Jos is false

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, an Igbo socio-cultural group, says reports claiming that 230 Igbos were killed in a fire incident

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FAKE NEWS ALERT: THISDAY debunks cover story on Uzodimma declaring free marriage

  FAKE NEWS ALERT: THISDAY debunks cover story on Uzodimma declaring free marriage

A front page publication of THISDAY newspaper, on Friday, which alleged that Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo, has declared “free

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Audacity of fake news: Army recruiting Boko Haram members? 

  Audacity of fake news: Army recruiting Boko Haram members? 

It is my deduction that fake news is fecundated by prejudice; prejudices whether ethnic, political or religious. Nigeria’s social media

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FACT CHECK: Did US demand extradition of Air Peace CEO as Fani-Kayode claimed?

  FACT CHECK: Did US demand extradition of Air Peace CEO as Fani-Kayode claimed?

On July 30, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, claimed the United States requested for the extradition of Allen

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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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