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Group tells Soyinka to stop supporting Buhari


A pro-democracy group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, has criticised Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for allegedly attacking former President Olusegun Obasanjo and subtly supporting President Muhammadu Buhari. The group asked Nigerians to be wary of the Nobel laureate, alleging that he (Soyinka) has “sacrificed his hard-earned …

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Osinbajo: How fake news put me in trouble with my wife


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has lamented the negative effect of fake news, adding that it even put him in some trouble with his wife recently. Osinbajo, while speaking at a BBC symposium on fake news tagged, ‘Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News’, in Abuja on Wednesday, said a blog put up a …

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Amaechi didn’t insult Buhari in audio tape, says Soyinka

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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he has read several reports of the trending audio clip depicting the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, insulting President Muhammadu Buhari but he has not been able to spot any insults as insinuated by the media. Soyinka said this in Abuja on Wednesday at …

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Soyinka says fake News may start third World War


Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says fake news has become a threat to mankind, adding that it may cause World War 3. Soyinka who is a panelist at BBC News‘ ‘Countering Fake News’ symposium said this in Abuja on Wednesday. He said, “I’ve said this before that fake news may …

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Shun fake news, NOA urges Nigerians


The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has enjoined Nigerians to show love to the nation and also remember the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in the spirit of the season. In a statement by the agency, its Director General, Dr. Garba Abari admonished Nigerians to show kindness to the less privileged, especially …

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Fake news peddlers allege I’m from Mali – Gov El-Rufai

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the Federal Government to enact a law that would grant states the jurisdiction to prosecute cases of fake news and hate speech. He made the call when Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, visited him on the sidelines of the  47th …

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2019 polls: Fake news poses biggest threat, says Lai Mohammed


The Federal Government has said that fake news and hate speech  constitute  threat to the upcoming general elections in 2019. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this at the 47th meeting of the National Council on Information in Abuja on Thursday, with the theme: Tackling fake …

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CAN denies endorsing Buhari for second term


The Christian Association of Nigeria has denied endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office, describing as “a fabrication” an online report on the issue. The Christian body stated that no candidate was endorsed by the CAN leadership during its meeting with 14 presidential aspirants on Monday. Media Aide …

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Nigerians don’t follow us on social media – INEC

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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. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, stated this in Enugu on Monday. Oyekanmi made the statement …

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2019: APC’ll win despite doomsday predictions, Lai Mohammed says


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the All Progressives Congress would win the 2019 general elections on the basis of its performance, irrespective of the doomsday predictions by some international financial institutions and publications. The minister made the boast in Lagos on Friday when he visited …

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