A weekly newsletter that takes a closer look at the significance of truth and falsehood in today’s news stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
A screenshot went viral on WhatsApp with the claim that the president had sacked the CBN governor. This is not true, read more here.