Fact Check

FACT CHECK: Can COVID-19 vaccine injection site light a bulb?

By Emiene Odaudu-Erameh At first look, it might appear like a prank or some kind of social media challenge, but it is not. A TikTok video which has been shared numerous times on WhatsApp showed a man who claims that the Covid-19 vaccine site on the human arm can be[Read More…]

FACT CHECK: Debunking COVID-19 misinformation from the pulpit

By Emiene Odaudu-Erame Nigeria like many countries around the world is currently in Covid 19 vaccine season. And like every other country, citizens are struggling to adjust to the new normal, occasioned by the pandemic such as social distancing and wearing of face masks while in public. They also now have[Read More…]

Fact Check: Umahi’s claim that 11.5 million Igbos live in Northern Nigeria is misleading

CLAIM: Chairman of South-East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, claims 11.5million Igbos are living in northern Nigeria and that 3 million Igbo people of voting age reside in Lagos.  Verdict: Misleading Full story Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, made this statement when South-East governors visited the governor[Read More…]

Fact Check: Reno Omokri tweets false claims on Nigeria, UK unemployment rate

CLAIM: Reno Omokri claims that youth unemployment in Nigeria is 65% compared to 5% youth unemployment in the United Kingdom. VERDICT: False. The youth unemployment rate in Nigeria is currently at 34.9%  FULL TEXT:  On October 29, 2020, Reno Omokri, a former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan claimed that[Read More…]

Fact Check: How Authentic is this viral video of soldiers shooting at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: Viral videos of soldiers shooting protesters in Lagos on October 20, 2020, before the curfew imposed by the State are trending on Twitter with hashtags #LekkiMassacre, #basedonwhat, #SHAME, #Sanwooluisamurderer, #Hillary and more.  The Lagos State Government announced an immediate 24-hour curfew with no prior notice on Tuesday,[Read More…]