CLAIM: 200 EndSARS Protesters Contract COVID-19 In Lagos

On Monday, a Twitter user, Uban Doma claimed that at least 200 EndSARS protesters have contracted COVID-19 in Lagos and a few others in Abuja. In the thread, he claimed that these new cases of COVID-19 were due to the lack of social distancing and use of face masks by protesters. His tweet read: “More […]

CLAIM: FG Allocates N128 Billion For NASS Members And N44.5 Billion For Health In 2021 Budget

Zainab Sanni, Adeyemi Okediran  On October 9, 2020, a Twitter handle, @omokiikan quote tweeted a tweet by @iSlimfit saying, “#FGNBudget2021 entails N44.5bn for health, while NASS was N128bn. That’s enough reason why this current assembly member would always pass every bill presented by Mr. President, paddy paddy government.” #FGNBudget2021 entails N44.5bn for health, while NASS […]

41.3% For Budget Deficit, 23.9% For Debt Servicing…Six Key Takeaways As Buhari Presents 2021 Budget

Abdulrahman Adebayo  On October 8, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a proposed N13.08 trillion budget to the National Assembly. According to the President, this budget themed the ‘Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience’ is expected to “accelerate the pace of our economic recovery, promote economic diversification, enhance competitiveness and ensure social inclusion.” He also stated that […]

CLAIM: 85% Of Parents In Nasarawa State May Not Be Able To Afford School Fees

Zainab Sanni On September 28, Vanguard Newspaper published a report that claimed 85 percent of parents in Nasarawa State may not be able to afford school fees. The news report titled; COVID-19: Parents seek fees waiver ahead of schools resumption in Nasarawa partly read ” findings revealed that over 85 percent of the parents may […]

CLAIM: 3 In 10 Nigerian Men Are Not The Biological Father Of Their Kids

Olakunle Mohammed  On August 25th,2020 a Twitter handle, @NigeriaStories shared a tweet with the claim that Nigeria has the highest rate of paternity fraud in Africa and the second highest in the world. The tweet also claimed that three out of 10 Nigerian Men are not the biological fathers of their children. Did you know […]

CLAIM: Nobel Laureate, Dr. Dennis Mukwege Resigns, Accuses Government Of Coronavirus Patients’ Data Falsification

Olakunle Mohammed  Last week, a WhatsApp message (news report) alleging that COVID-19 coverups were the reason Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Dennis Mukwege, had resigned from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) COVID-19 Response Team surfaced on social media platforms. The ‘news report’ shared on many Facebook pages, Instagram posts, WhatsApp broadcast messages, and blog […]