Claim: Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has claimed that the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote came to the state 45 years ago with nothing, but has successfully built the biggest economic empire in Africa.
Claim: Some Twitter users have begun conversations stating that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant. The claim was shared on the 17th of May, 2023, by @JusperMachogu, and on the 9th of May, by @MatthewWielicki.
Claim: A Twitter User @wideawake_media, on the 3rd of May 2023, wrote about Greenpeace co-Founder, Dr. Patrick Moore, claiming that there is no evidence that CO2 has anything to do with the temperature.
Scores of people, including women and children have been reported to have been killed in Iganna, Iganna local council development area, a 128.8km distance from Ibadan, capital city of Oyo state, THE DEFENDER has exclusively reported.
Daily Trust has reported that the Boeing 737-800 series aircraft which the Federal Government flew into Abuja for the unveiling of Nigeria Air belongs to Ethiopia Airlines.
The claim that the Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly known as Hilda Baci, has officially been awarded as the individualistic longest cooking champion is false.
The Centre for Democracy and Development has just published a major study on social media and the 2023 election campaigns, which I summarise here (click here for the full report). Currently, the number of active social media users in Nigeria has risen from 27 million in 2019 to 36 million ahead of the 2023 elections. Given the challenge of prevailing misinformation and disinformation on social media platforms, and the way such disinformation can permeate into the media more generally, greater access to online information does not necessarily create more informed citizens. In fact, in Nigeria, it has confused the citizenry while entrenching pre-existing divides based on ethnicity and religion, especially as malinformation, the deliberate sharing of genuine information with an intent to cause harm, thrives in this election season.
The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu recently said that the present administration under the leadership of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has made Niger State the headquarters of poverty and insecurity.
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