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Our Coverage of Africa in 2023 

By Quadri Yahya In 2023, political crises, military takeovers and economic woes shaped global debates about the African people the same way misinformation affected narratives about the continent. As information is key to shaping narratives, various actors often hijack the medium to control public debate and influence citizens. The deluge of misinformation during significant events …

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Election

Battling the Beast of Misinformation: Uncovering the Dangerous Typologies and Variants of Election Day Fake News in Nigeria

Afeez Rabiu As voters across Nigeria head to the polls on Saturday, a new threat looms large over the democratic process: election day misinformation. From false claims about voter registration to rumors about candidates’ health, fake news and misinformation variants are spreading like wildfire, threatening to undermine the credibility of the electoral process and sow …

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Factcheck Elections Holds One-Day Intensive Fact Check Training For 50 Journalists

Afeez Rabiu A one-day intensive fact-checking training was organised by “FactcheckElection” in collaboration with “Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative” to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively combat fake news and misinformation. The Executive Director of Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative, Jimoh Nurah-Sanni, welcomed attendees to the workshop on fact-checking elections and …

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FactCheckElections Faces Another Cyber Attack: Hacker Attempted Wiping Off Data Base

January 20, 2023 Kwara State- FactCheck Elections, the independent fact-checking organization, has announced that its website has suffered another cyberattack, just months months after the initial attack. The organization’s team of experts quickly detected the attack and took swift action to mitigate its impact, ensuring the website’s continued operation. The most recent attack appears to …

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2023 Election: Instagram User Shares Screenshot, Claims Atiku Sharing Funds

By: Afeez Rabiu In the lead up to the Nigerian elections, reports of vote buying have surfaced, raising concerns about the integrity of the democratic process. Candidates and their supporters have been accused of offering money, gifts, and other incentives to voters in exchange for their support at the polls. If true, this practice undermines …

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TINUBU

Did the U.S Deny Tinubu Visa on Health Ground?

Quadri Yahya   Claim:   A news report published on local online media outlets claimed that the United State Embassy in Nigeria had denied the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu visa to travel to the U.S based on the latter’s health condition. The report was first published on September 17, …

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Did Kenyans Stage a Rally in Support of Peter Obi?

By Quadri Yahya Claim A Twitter user, Mako (@HakeembinS) claims that Kenyans staged a rally in support of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party. Verdict False, pictures used to narrate that Kenyans are rallying support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party flag bearer is from a rally in Nasarawa State. Full Text …

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#OsunDecides2022: Was Adeleke’s son, B-Red Sharing Money To Voters?

By Deborah Omoare Claim A Twitter user posted a video of Adebayo Adeleke the son of the People Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Osun state popularly known as B-Red, sharing money to people from his car. Ademola Adeleke son Bred sharing money to the voters. #OsunDecides2022 #OyetolaLekanSi pic.twitter.com/CwLcoVzqFm — Qudus Akanbi Eleyi. (@Qdpaper2) July …

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OsunDecides 2022: Profile of Top Guber Candidates Going into the Osun State Elections

Mustapha Lawal  The democratic process of choosing political office holders in Osun state kicks off in less than 24 hours, bringing the Nigerian electoral machinery to life in the “land of the virtues”. Five Governors have ruled the state of Osun since its creation in 1991: two from the APC, and one each from the …

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Key Details To Know About Osun Gubernatorial Election

By Oluwaseye Ogunsanya & Mustapha Lawal The Osun State governorship election is billed to hold on Saturday, 16th July 2022 with all forms of campaigns scheduled to end Thursday, 14th July 2022. According to INEC as well as various stakeholders, preparations are in top gear to ensure that the process is hitch-free. The election is significant …

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