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2 mins read  Claim: A message on WhatsApp is imploring Nigerians to apply for the 2021/2022 Canadian visa lottery online with the claim that it is the quickest way for all foreigners interested in immigrating legally to live, study and work in Canada. Verdict: The viral message circulating on WhatsApp  persuading Nigerians to apply for […]

3 mins read  Claim: A message circulating on WhatsApp claims that warm water is effective in curing Asthma and  17 other health conditions.  Verdict: Although drinking more water may bring some health benefits, like digestion and improved kidney health, there is no scientific evidence that Japanese water therapy can cure diabetes or cancer.  Full text  […]

4 mins read  Claim: A certain website recently claimed that the United Kingdom police have arrested six Nigerians for selling black market fuel. Verdict: Research has shown that the claim that the  United Kingdom police arrested six Nigerians for selling black market fuel lacks sufficient evidence.  Full text The Naija247news website recently claimed that fuel […]

2 mins read  Claim: A viral video showing several burnt bodies on WhatsApp claims that the Fulani bandits were struck, burnt and roasted by lightning from heaven while on their way to attack a Christian community in Northern Nigeria. Verdict: The video showing several burnt bodies on WhatsApp, with the claim that Fulani bandits were […]

Sometimes in June, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) kick-started an online voter registration process ahead of the 2023 elections. Since announcing its intentions to move the registration online, INEC has attracted applause from both experts and members of the general public who, in the past,  had stayed hours in long queues to get registered.  INEC is now amending […]

2 mins read  Claim: A viral post on Facebook claims that Imo State University has been renamed Muhammadu Buhari University, Owerri. Verdict: Verification has revealed that President Mohammadu Buhari only visited Imo State to commission four newly executed projects and there is no evidence to suggest that Imo State University has been renamed Muhammadu Buhari […]

5 mins read Fake news has gradually creeped into the Nigerian media, and this has compelled organisations like Dubawa  under the aegis of Premium Times Centre For Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and some international organisations to set up measures that can combat  the spread of misinformation and disinformation in the country.  In November 2018, the British […]

5 Min read Claim: A viral message circulating WhatsApp has been urging Nigerians to apply for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Recruitment via a portal. Verification: The information circulating on WhatsApp that the NIA is now recruiting, via a certain portal, is misleading, as verification has revealed that the recruitment process of the Intelligence Agency […]

3 mins read  Claim: A video surfaced on Twitter  with the claim that Boko Haram insurgents and bandits have invaded Jos, Nigeria. Verdict: The viral video claiming Boko Haram and bandits have invaded Jos is misleading as verification has revealed that the video only showed residents running away from enforcement officers. Full text Tension gripped […]

The President Evangelical Church Winning All ECWA Rev. Steven Panya Baba has called on the Federal and state government to end the repeated attacks on some communities of Plateau State, stating that the repeated attacks on some communities in the state has been worrisome. While condemning the latest attacks on some communities in Miango Bassa […]