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“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
Nigerians under the auspices of Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has shunned the trending claims in some quarters suggesting that the incumbent President of Nigeria is an impostor known as “Jubrin from Sudan”.
The Nigerian Army said it has identified some persons who released false death toll on Metele attack, saying it was pressing legal action against them.
The Nigerian Army has warned against “subverting the democratic process by peddling fake news and falsehood in order to demoralise the military in the war against insurgency and promote a change of government.”
The Police Command in Cross River has warned social media users and bloggers operating in the state to desist from using `online’ to spread fake news.
Media executives in Nigeria have warned members of the public against the spread of fake news on social and traditional media platforms as the 2019 elections approach.
A political group in Nigeria has reiterated its call that former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, be arrested for divisive messages peddled on social media.
The Federal Government has charged the media not to allow itself to be used as fake news purveyors during the campaigns for the 2019 general elections.
U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested the establishment of a U.S. national television station to counter what he termed “the unfair and false way” CNN is portraying the country.
Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Center for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, said it has sadly noticed fake pictures of Nigerian military officers in circulation, especially on social media platforms.
Ahead of the 2019 general election, a coalition of news organisations in Nigeria is collaborating to combat misinformation, fake news and other information disorders that might have negative impacts on the polls.
U.S. President Donald Trump has ‘apologised’ to Americans for allegedly causing traffic jams in the country following the crash in the global oil prices.
Whatsapp, one of the world’s most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.
The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said the apex bank is unhappy with deposit money banks in the country as they would rather invest in Treasury Bills than perform their basic role which is to stimulate the economy.
Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun election, has said that he is not dead.
Suspected rebels attacked a police post in Indian-administered Kashmir Tuesday killing four officers, police said, two days after soldiers killed two teenage rebels in the restive territory.
Swiss club FC Zurich have condemned fans who threw a banana at rival player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner during their league match at FC Basel on Sunday.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has appealed to his supporters and entire members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State to see the eligibility suit instituted by ex-Governor Segun Oni and Monday’s court ruling as part of the beauty of democracy.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is to liase with the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC) to place names of governors in the states where workers are being owed salaries and pensions for several months on a “watch list”.
Nigeria Police on Monday said that having sex in a car at a public place is not a crime and would not amount to arrest if done by persons within adult age in the country.
Liverpool must again rely on fortress Anfield to inflict Napoli’s first Champions League defeat of the season if they are to avoid the disappointment of a group stage exit just over six months since appearing in last season’s final
14-year-old models, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva were rushed to intensive care in Moscow, after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight.
Lagos APC youth scribe Idris Aregbe warns PDP gubernatorial candidate Jimi Agbaje to cease from blackmailing and assassinating the character of APC national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed solidarity with staff of the National Assembly in their protest over the non-payment of outstanding salaries and other entitlements.
A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Tunde Braimoh, on Wednesday urged politicians not to denigrate President Muhammadu Buhari during campaigns, regardless of political differences.