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Author: Nanji Nandang

A retired senior civil servant, and two times political aspirant, Mrs Helen Edward Dabup, speaks with Nanji Nandang about discrimination against women in Nigerian politics and her experience in politics.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has reiterated the commitment of the Force to ensure swift justice is accorded in the case of the famous gospel musician, Osinachi Nwachukwu, who was allegedly murdered by Peter Nwachukwu, her husband on 8th April, 2022. Baba gave the assurance on Wednesday as he received the Minister of […]

3 mins read West Africa’s verification and fact-checking platform, Dubawa is set to graduate Jay Fm Reporter, Nanji Nandang, and other Journalists from 5 West African countries on Friday, February 25, 2022. Nandang was selected with other fact-checkers from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Liberia for the ‘2021 Kwame Kari Kari Research and Fact-Checking […]

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) has outlined the challenges that threaten the implementation structures of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in 12 states of Nigeria in a policy document. WFD disclosed this during the presentation of the policy brief document developed by WFD from National research on the “Impact of the Violence […]

Poto credit: Facebook.com 5 mins read Claim: A message currently circulating on Whatsapp claims that bitter kola is a snake repellent and snake venom neutralizer. Verdict: Verification shows that there is no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of bitter kola as antivenom. Even though science has proven that bitter kola is an effective snake […]

1  mins read  Claim: A WhatsApp message is currently urging Nigerians to apply for ₦500m as a grant with the claim that the Federal Government in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is giving out 15,000 Naira per individual  Verification: Verification has shown that the purported link is an open proxy used by […]

5 mins read Claim: A viral message surfaced on WhatsApp urging Nigerians to put a mixture of salt and garlic in the corners of their rooms to eradicate wall gecko. The warning was followed by a story that a wall gecko fell into a pot of soup prepared by a housewife in Nigeria unknown to […]

6 mins read Photo credits: Webroots The world is fast shifting from a physical to a digital landscape, through the extensiveness of the World Wide Web. In fact, data shows that at least 4.55 billion people around the world are now on social media since important topics and conversations are now held there.  Perhaps, it […]

6 mins read  Full text In November 2018, the British Broadcasting Commission (BBC) released a study that implicates Nigerians as common prey to fake information because  they’re concerned about “not falling behind on the news.”   The research outlined that the media space is flooded with misleading stories, and the eagerness to share such materials without […]

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 […]