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Timileyin Omilana

19 Sep 2020
Multiple social media posts claim that Nigeria has been ranked third in the 2020 Global Terrorism Index, produced by a global think tank headquartered in Australia, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). The claim is misleading as it is a misinterpretation of 2019 ranking. The Global Terrorism Index ranks 163 countries according to the impact…
17 Sep 2020
A video showing suspected political thugs has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Twitter alongside a claim that there is a "War in Edo" ahead of the governorship election on Saturday. The claim, however, is false; and the video has circulated online since 2019. The video was published here on Twitter on September…
13 Jan 2020
Several media publications last week claimed that a Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza was one of the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 plane that crashed in Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 onboard. The news was published by reputed media outlets in Nigeria including, The Punch - archived here, ThisDayLive - archived here, Legit…
30 Dec 2019
Nigerian former president Olusegun Obasanjo claimed that Nigeria's external debts has grown to N24.947 trillion or $81.274 billion in the last four years. Obasanjo on Friday in Lagos at the first edition of the Nigerian Story organised by the ‘Why I Am Alive’ campaign said Nigeria risks bankruptcy with its penchant for loans under the…
19 Nov 2019
Senator Dino Melaye on November 15 posted a picture of four Nigerian soldiers holding up four fingers in each of their hands. The sign was made popular by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during the presentation of the 2019 budget to the National Assembly at the end of 2018. Buhari was seeking reelection then for…
11 Oct 2019
A video purportedly showing Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari locked up in a room in Aso Villa after she returned from London on Thursday has been shared and viewed tens of thousand times on the social media. Since Wednesday, social media has been awash with claims that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be getting…
24 Sep 2019
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Monday said Lake Chad, located in the country's northeast border, has "shrunk significantly from its original size." Buhari told World leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit that the reduction in the size of the lake was due to climate change. But his claims about the lake was questioned by Reuters…
23 Sep 2019
A video of senior pastor and founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, with claims that he will be Nigeria's next president has been widely shared on social media platforms and media reports as a recent video. Two separate reports published on Monday, 23 by news platforms, Vanguard and Legit, claimed that the politician pastor…
1 Sep 2019
The beauty of red colour apparels and white regalia can not be more appreciated than when it is being showcased at the World Sango Festival, a festival in honour of Sango, a powerful Alaafin of Old Oyo Empire. Born and built with inherent redoubtable spiritual energy, Tella-Oko, also known as Sango, succeeded Ajaka, who appeared…
28 Aug 2019
To clarify his earlier misleading claims fact-checked by The Guardian, former presidential aide Reno Omokri further made some statements that are untrue. Omokri had earlier claimed that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was not invited to the Group of Seven (G-7) summit because of Buhari’s “misrule”. He also tweeted a 2017 picture of American president Donald Trump and…
President Muhammadu Buhari
27 Aug 2019
A viral tweet by Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, with claims that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was not invited to the Group of Seven (G-7) summit due to Buhari's "misrule" is misleading. The G7 summit or 'Group of Seven', meets each year, bringing together the heads of state and government of the world's seven…
19 Jun 2019
Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu Tuesday denied saying that he would solve the problem of gridlock in and around Apapa port within 60 days of assuming office. The gridlock has persisted for years with both federal and state government not being able to find a lasting solution to the problem. The backlog of gridlock has spilt…

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested by Kano Hisbah Commission after he said he would sell himself out of poverty. [AD] A viral picture of Aliyu Idris showed him carrying a sign in which he said he wanted to sell himself for N20 million. Before he was taken into custody, Idris, a tailor, told reporters…