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  1. West Africa’s Monkeypox Variant Did Not Originate From Nigeria 

Recently, Russia’s Ministry of Defence released a report where it claimed that the West African strain of Monkeypox is from Nigeria, citing a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. DUBAWA checked and discovered that this claim misleading. You can read the verified facts here.

  1. Azman Kaduna-Abuja Flight Cost ₦100,000 After Reopening

A Facebook user, Abubakar Widi-jalo, on Monday the 24th of May 2022, shared the screenshot of an Azman flight ticket showing its Kaduna-Abuja flight costs ₦100,000. Following the announcement early this year, findings show the claim is true. Read here.

  1. A Dutch National Is Not Contesting To Be Plateau Governor

One user on Facebook claims that a Dutch man has declared interest to contest as governor of Plateau State in the upcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria. The user shared the post alongside a poster of the alleged contestant. This claim is not true. Read more here.

  1. Osinachi’s Husband Was Not Sentenced To Death By Hanging

A Facebook post in a private Facebook group, Tell It Moms, claimed Mr Nwachukwu had been sentenced to death by hanging. This post by King-Aki zipping-Attah, a member of the group, was credited to a user ‘Caleb Nii Boi’ but this post is not true. Read more here.

  1. Buhari Did Not Sack CBN Governor, Emefiele

A screenshot went viral on WhatsApp with the claim that the president had sacked the CBN governor. This is not true, read more here.

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