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Did President Buhari Attest to Being Ill-Informed About Sanusi’s Removal?

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A blog post alleges President Buhari said he is unaware Sanusi was ousted.

President Muhammadu Buhari has not released an official statement since Sanusi’s removal as the Emir of Kano.

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March 9th ushered us this headline below courtesy of Exclusive103.com. Naturally, such assertions that involve political officials went viral garnering a lot of attention, ours inclusive.

Red flag

Firstly, on seeing this post, the contentless nature stands out. The body holds no text after the headline, save the “More details soon”, customary of falsehoods we have dealt with in the past

No Official Statement

Also, it is what noting that Exclusive103.com are notorious for contentless and misleading posts, and it seems they are back at it. So, judging by their record, how true is this claim? 

It is FALSE! If it were true, credible news agencies would have published the president’s statement, or it would be broadcasted, whatever means his administration chooses; this much is certain, it would make headlines (on print and online media), not “Bloglines”. Meanwhile, the presidency is yet to issue a statement or comment on the dethronement of Emir Sanusi.

Usual pointers for misleading content

  • Sensational headlines alluding to sentiment and bias;
  • Attributing quotes to celebrities, high-profile people and credible; organizations without evidence;
  • Stories without content;
  • Content irrelevant to the story.

Conclusion

President Muhammadu Buhari has not released an official statement or word as the case may be since the removal of the Emir of Kano Emir, Sanusi. We advise the public to look out for information on the subject from credible sources but disregard this content.

Temilade Onilede is a researcher and the Programme Assistant for Dubawa, Nigeria. She holds an undergraduate degree in Performing Arts From the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State. She is a trained journalist, with good research and writing skills, coupled with her knowledge in Journalism; a personable character and an engaging mind who is well skilled in the field of fact-checking and verification.

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