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6 mins read  Claim: A  message circulating on WhatsApp is asking Nigerians to apply for the Atiku Abubakar Empowerment Grant of N10,150 support fund via a website. Verdict: Findings have shown that the  message circulating on WhatsApp, asking Nigerians to apply for the Atiku Abubakar Empowerment Grant  of N10,150 support fund via a website, is […]

6 mins read  Some news readers may be confused on what constitutes fact and opinion in journalism. While this reality is arguably prevalent, understanding journalistic terms such as editorials, news stories, opinions etc. has always been challenging to some  readers.  Nonetheless, in this case, a fact is a statement that can be proven true or […]

6 mins read  Claim:  A viral message on social media claims that Buhari’s regime declared a foreign national from Niger wanted for defrauding Nigeria of arms funds approximately $400 million, N400 million and €10 million. Verdict: While it is true that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have declared a Nigerien wanted for defrauding […]

Claim: A website, utmeoffical.net, claims it can upgrade scores  for candidates that did not score up to the cut-off mark in JAMB examination. Verdict: Verification has shown that the advertised JAMB results upgrade is a scam. Full Text The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. The […]

Digital evolution and  technological advancement has without doubt  caused changes in almost all aspects of human endeavor. While these changes have contributed immensely to both human and social development, it has also ushered in an era of fraudulent activities online, what Nigerians widely regard as “Yahoo Yahoo” or “419” in the general sense.  These online […]

7 mins read Claim: A devious website claims Nigerian scientists will land on planet Mars by December 2021 among other claims. Verdict: Findings have revealed that ejiblinks.xyz is a click bait website. It only displays outrageous headlines on social media, to lend credence to a misleading website so it is misleading. Full Text A devious […]

A viral message on WhatsApp purportedly originating from an investment company, claims to offer double return on investments.

But findings have revealed that the scheme is fraudulent and the so-called company is not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

4 mins read Claim: The CEO of Crowwe application and one-time presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has claimed that he asked Google to take down his social media platform from Google Playstore because he needed to update the App. But Verification has shown that Google only removes applications that are perceived to have violated its policy, […]

The Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship named in honour of Ghanaian Professor Kwame Karikari, redoubtable media freedom advocate and founder of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), is a brainchild of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), and Out of 200 applicants from the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone 26 fellows were selected; the Nigerian Cohort of this fellowship is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).