CLAIM: EFCC Arrests 60 Suspects at ‘Yahoo Boys Awards Night’ in Ogun

Adeyemi Okediran On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, a Twitter blog page, Postsubman is known for posting and updating his followers on the latest happenings and entertainment tweeted a graphics with quote the tweet, “EFCC nets 60 at ‘Yahoo Boys’ awards night.’” The graphic consists of an image of young boys sitting on the floor inside […]

CLAIM: Davido is Giving Out Airtime and Data to Celebrate His Birthday

Amidst the Davido ₦1 million crowdfunding saga, a post also went viral on social media with the caption, “Davido is “giving out free 5K Airtime and 10GB Internet data of All Networks” to celebrate his birthday.” This message has been shared sporadically on all social media platforms, mostly on WhatsApp.   CLAIM N-VA extracted the […]

CLAIM: African Union Commission is Relocating its Secretariat From Ethiopia

Adeyemi Okediran On Sunday, November 7, 2021, a Twitter user with the name Linda Ottori claimed that the African Union Commission’s chairperson called for the temporary relocation of the Commission and its staff from Ethiopia. The tweet read thus: “Just in. internal communication for @_AfricanUnion, staff are told to immediately leave the capital with their […]

CLAIM: Obi Cubana Poses With EFCC Officers

Adeyemi Okediran A broadcast picture went viral on social media claiming that Obi Cubana took a selfie with EFCC officers as they released him. Multiple social media handles had shared the image with the inscription that he took a selfie with the staff. CLAIM N-VA extracted the claim, “Obi Cubana Poses With EFCC Officers,” and […]

CLAIM: Abeg App is Rewarding #BBNaija Fans with #30,000

EXPLAINER A viral broadcast message on social media platforms claimed that the major sponsor of #BBNaija Season 6, ABEG APP, is rewarding bbnaija fans with ₦30,000 cash to support them. The broadcast was shared with a web link for the fans to register in order to get the support fund. The message on the viral […]

CLAIM: UN Has Spoken About Nigeria’s Break-Up at a Meeting Held in Geneva

Okediran Adeyemi On Saturday, June 26, 2021, a user with a pseudo name, Joesand on the microblogging website, Twitter tweeted that, “Finally UN has spoken about Nigeria break-up, holds meeting in Geneva”, with a youtube link attached to his post. As of the time of fact-checking this claim, no one has engaged this tweet, while […]

How Religious Facebook Page Amplified COVID-19 Disinformation in Nigeria

Zainab Sanni Shayo is a fierce anti-vaxxer who has used his WhatsApp status to campaign vigorously against COVID-19 protocols and in recent times, the COVID-19 vaccine. The middle aged young man says COVID-19 is a disease planted by Bill Gates and the United Nation to destabilize the church, adding that he has concerns about the […]

No, Ewedu and Chloroquine are no Cures for Coronavirus

Olakunle Mohammed   A popular vegetable in Nigeria, ewedu, as cure for COVID-19 gained popularity in Nigeria in 2020, no thanks to misinformation about its medicinal values. At the same time, unverified claims that chloroquine, which was popular for the treatment of malaria fever, made Nigerians to buy them up from pharmaceutal stores in 2020. […]