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  1. Obama did not unveil Rochas Okorocha’s 2023 presidential campaign banner

A user on WhatsApp claims that Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, unveiled a banner of Rochas Okorocha’s 2023 presidential campaign to mark his support, but this is not true.

  1. There is so far no proven cure for HIV. The stem-cell transplant from CCR5 donors is only a promising prospect.

A Twitter user claims HIV now has a cure after using a novel stem cell transplant approach. However, findings show that the claim is misleading.

  1. President Buhari did not threaten to intervene if Russia refuses to back down on Ukraine.

The framed screenshot with the claim that President Buhari would intervene if Russia refuses to back down on Ukraine is fake. The screenshot was created using an online tool called breakyourownnews. This claim is false.

  1. Continuous voter registration ends in June 2022

A Twitter user claimed the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will end March 22. The claim is false as the officials of the INEC and its timetable for the CVR reveal the registration exercise is scheduled to end June 30, not March 22, 2022.

  1. Nigeria does not have the world’s largest rice pyramid

The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media Matters, Bashir Ahmad, claimed that the rice pyramid unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari in January was the largest in the world. This fact check proved him wrong. 

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