Sunday, 3rd December 2023

Fake News

22 Oct
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cautioned political parties against spreading fake news, ahead of the Nov.11 Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo governorship election.
21 Oct
The Abia Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Okey Kanu, has urged the people of Abia not to take laws into their hands by engaging in mob justice. Kanu said this on Friday when the Abia Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, paid him a visit at the State Secretariat, Umuahia. The Commissioner advised the…
16 Oct
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it will not trample on people’s rights and press freedom in the fight against fake news and disinformation in the country.
15 Jul
Former Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr. Nasir Danladi Bako, OON, has identified self-regulatory mechanism as antidote to combating the menace of information disorder plaguing the media industry in Nigeria.
23 Jun
The Presidency has expressed anger over reports of a purported 114 per cent increase in the salaries of the President, Vice President, elected federal and state political office holders and judicial officers.
21 Jun
Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, has said that fake news and misreporting of anti-corruption efforts threaten stability and livelihood of the nation.
18 Jun
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has congratulated the editor of Vanguard Newspaper, Mr Eze Anaba, on his election as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE).
26 Apr
Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, yesterday, acknowledged the role of media in promoting an egalitarian society devoid of fake news and other social media misinformation.
22 Apr
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Safeguarding Online Civic Space (SOCS), has urged Nigerians to desist from disseminating fake news, warning that continuing to do so could bring down the country.
31 Mar
Former President Donald Trump did not invent fake news. He appropriated it, exploited it and weaponized it. He defined fake news in purely utilitarian Trumpian interests to separate enemies from friends in the news media.
23 Feb
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched a new short-code -4623 toward fighting fake news, ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Election.
21 Feb
Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Gbenga Adefaye, has described fake news as an epidemic on social media platforms. Speaking at the 20th matriculation of the NIJ recently, he noted fake news has now become an epidemic such that everyone on Facebook now mimics journalists.


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The management of Golden Sugar Company, Sunti Division, at the weekend reiterated its commitment to the development of its host community through a well-defined funding programme to avail residents of technical expertise and opportunities in line with global best practices. General Manager of the Golden Sugar Company, Mr. Anlo Du Pisani, made the promise during…
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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has approved amnesty on penalties and interests for outstanding tax liabilities.
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Candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats in Saturday’s council elections in Ekiti.
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Founder and Executive Director of Project Enable Africa, Olusola Owonikoko, has tasked stakeholders on unified efforts towards implementation of the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Prohibition Act. He made the call during the 5th Disability Inclusion and Leadership (DIAL) Awards and dialogue, at the weekend in Abuja. He pointed that it took Nigeria 18 years to…
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The Hamas-run health ministry on Sunday said 15,523 people had died in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war with Israel.
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Arsenal will host Liverpool in a blockbuster third-round FA Cup tie next month featuring sides that have won the competition 22 times between them.
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NDLEA has thwarted attempts by drug syndicates to export hard drugs sewn into hems of jeans trousers, or stuffed in dolls, buttons, soaps and in beverage tins.
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The languages spoken across the country form an intricate pattern that reflects the diverse tapestry of its people. However, the haunting specter of extinction looms over some of the major indigenous languages, posing a threat to the rich linguistic heritage that has evolved over the years. According to reports, more than 400 Nigerian indigenous languages…
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No fewer 200 private legal practitioners from the 19 Northern States have volunteered to assist Gov. Kabir Yusuf of Kano State to win his Gubernatorial election appeal case at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
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Five persons died and 11 injured in an auto crash involving a Nissan Caravan with Registration number GWB532XY and a Mark Truck with no registration number along Itu – Calabar road on Saturday.