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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 many depressed. Speaking on Tuesday when he received a delegation

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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 in Kaduna, on Friday, some reports began to circulate on

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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 placing magnets on the spot where the vial was injected.

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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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FACT CHECK: Did US indict Atiku as brain behind killings in Nigeria?

  FACT CHECK: Did US indict Atiku as brain behind killings in Nigeria?

In May 2019, a few months after the presidential election, a news item began to circulate on social media media

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SCAM ALERT: SGF office not advertising for appointments into government agencies

  SCAM ALERT: SGF office not advertising for appointments into government agencies

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has urged Nigerians to disregard any invitation to submit their

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Journalists must be sensitive in their reporting, says Osinbajo

  Journalists must be sensitive in their reporting, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says journalists must be sensitive about the society when carrying out their duty. He stated this on

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