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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 infection was more or less as potent as malaria which

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FACT CHECK: Viral screenshot of Twitter ‘disrespecting’ Buhari is fake

    FACT CHECK: Viral screenshot of Twitter ‘disrespecting’ Buhari is fake

A screenshot of a tweet in which Twitter was alleged to have said it is unfamiliar with Muhammadu Buhari’s position as Nigeria’s president has been circulating on social media platforms

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FAKE NEWS ALERT: Twitter hasn’t reviewed its decision on Buhari’s tweet

    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Twitter hasn’t reviewed its decision on Buhari’s tweet

A tweet attributed to Twitter saying it has reviewed its decision on deleting President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet is fake news! On Friday, the federal government announced the “indefinite” suspension of Twitter over

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‘Temporary suspension’ of Twitter is to limit violent consequences of fake news, says presidency

    ‘Temporary suspension’ of Twitter is to limit violent consequences of fake news, says presidency

The presidency says the “temporary suspension” of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria is part of efforts to prevent the “violent” consequences usually linked to the spread of fake news and misinformation.

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‘Fake news has ruined homes’ — Lai asks media platforms to set up fact-checking desks

  ‘Fake news has ruined homes’ — Lai asks media platforms to set up fact-checking desks

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says fake news has adverse effects on society, including ruining homes and leaving

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FACT CHECK: Did Attahiru say there will be no Biafra, Oduduwa?

  FACT CHECK: Did Attahiru say there will be no Biafra, Oduduwa?

A few hours after Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff (COAS), and 10 other officers died in an aircraft crash

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FACT CHECK: Does AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine contain magnetic materials?

  FACT CHECK: Does AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine contain magnetic materials?

On May 13, a video surfaced on the internet showing some people who claimed to have received the COVID-19 vaccine

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Lai: We’ve uncovered 476 websites set up to fight FG

  Lai: We’ve uncovered 476 websites set up to fight FG

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says 476 websites set up to fight the federal government have been uncovered.

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FACT CHECK: No, Ezekwesili didn’t say Chibok girls were kidnapped to tarnish Jonathan’s image

  FACT CHECK: No, Ezekwesili didn’t say Chibok girls were kidnapped to tarnish Jonathan’s image

On Sunday, a report published on a news website and syndicated on blogs claimed Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education,

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FACT CHECK: Did US set up hotlines for reporting FG’s atrocities in Nigeria?

  FACT CHECK: Did US set up hotlines for reporting FG’s atrocities in Nigeria?

On May 4, 2021, a Twitter account with the name “Helper” posted a message on the timeline, claiming that the

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