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INEC: Nigerians don’t follow us on social media

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decried what it called the very poor followership of its activities in the social media by eligible voters for the 2019 general elections.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“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.

NDMG: Promoters of cloned Muhammadu Buhari allegation need medical attention

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”.

Nigerian Army: We’ve identified those behind false death toll on Metele attack

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.

Nigerian Army warns against subversion of democratic rule

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.”

Police warn social media users, bloggers against fake news

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.
Nigeria media executives, Executive Director International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR); Representative of Channels Ronke Raji; Chairman, Editorial Board, The Guardian Newspaper, Martins Oloja; Publisher of The Niche Newspapers, Ikechukwu Amaechi; Head of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Prof. Abigail Ogwezzy; during a panel of discussion at the launch of CrossCheck Nigeria, a verification project for Nigerian journalists at Ikeja, Lagos...

Media executives warns against spread of false news in Nigeria

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.

Group insists Femi Fani-Kayode a threat to national unity

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.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Don’t be used as fake news purveyors – Lai Mohammed tells 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.
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and US President Donald Trump look on as they attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. (Photo by Francois Mori / POOL / AFP)

Donald Trump mulls establishing national TV to counter CNN

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.

2019: Media organisations collaborate against fake news

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.

Boko Haram attack: Center warns against circulation of fake images on social media

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.

Nigerian media unite to fight misinformation ahead of 2019 elections

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.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump discussed a range of issues while press were in the room including current relations with Saudi Arabia, and the use of the U.S. military in protecting the borders of the United States. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump ‘apologisses’ as oil prices crash ’causes’ traffic jams

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 awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

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.

BBC: Why Nigerians, others fall for fake news

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday suggested reasons why Nigerians usually fall prey to fake news which is gaining grounds in African media circles.

Godwin Emefiele berates banks for not stimulating economy

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.
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Ademola Adeleke: I didn’t slump, die at Lagos airport

Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun election, has said that he is not dead.

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Police: Having sex in a car in public not a crime

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.