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FactCheckAfrica Trains Over 80 Campus and Freelance Journalists in Ibadan

By Dauda Musbau In a bid to counter fake news and promote media literacy, FactCheckAfrica trained campus and freelance journalists. The workshop which took place at the Mahogany Hotel and Suites in Ibadan had in attendance over 80 campus journalists across the Southwest and North Central region. In her welcome address, Nurah Jimoh, the Executive …

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Panellists Harps on the Need For Digital Discipline at KASU Fact-Checking and Digital Rights Youth Conference

By Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  The panellists at the Fact-checking and Digital Rights Youth Conference held at the Kaduna State University (KASU) on Tuesday unanimously agreed on the need to regulate and control social media due to the way it is affecting moral values.  According to Mrs Bilques Yusuf, a lecturer at the department of Sociology, basic …

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FactCheckAfrica Takes Fact-Checking and Digital Rights Youth Conference to KASU 

By Oluwaseye Ogunsanya  FactCheckAfrica, the media arm of Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI) on Tuesday continued its tour of selected campuses across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria by hosting the Digital Rights Youth Conference at the Kaduna State University (KASU). The event which was funded by the United States Department of States and …

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FactCheckAfrica Sensitizes over 700 Students on Fact-checking, Digital Rights In FCE(T) Gombe

By Dauda Musbau and Habeeb Adisa  The FactCheckAfrica team of the Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI) has on Friday held the second edition of its fact-checking and digital rights training at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe. The training themed, ‘Empowering Tomorrow’s Media Leader’ had in attendance Mallam Ali Auta, the Dean of …

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FactCheckAfrica Trains Over 1,000 KWASU Students on Fact-Checking, Digital Rights 

By Dauda Musbau FactCheck Africa, a journalism project of the Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI), has commenced a-month long Fact-Checking Training and Digital Rights Youth Conference across some selected universities in Nigeria’s six geo-political zones, starting with the North Central Region at the Kwara State University, Malete (KWASU).  The conference which was held at …

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Tinubu’s Government Allocates N138 Million to Combat Fake News, and Print Calendars in the 2024 Budget 

Prudence Emudianughe The National Assembly of the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, has committed N138,066,187 to regulate the menace of fake news and other communication strategies. This was in the comprehensive 2024 appropriation budget submitted by President Bola Tinubu to the National Assembly last week. A significant portion of …

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