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The Fact Checker – Five Factchecks Involving  Peter Obi

A weekly newsletter that takes a closer look at the significance of truth and falsehood in today’s news stories.

1. The Nigerian Flag And Obi’s Supposed Son 

A photo of a man in Biafran apparel, standing on Nigeria’s flag at a protest suggests that the person is Oseloka Obi, son of a frontline presidential candidate, Peter Obi. A quick fact-check showed the person in the photo is NOT Peter Obi’s son. Read here.

2. Obi And The Fallen Mosque

A Twitter user shared a collection of pictures stating that the pictures show the northerners who were chased away from Anambra State under Peter Obi’s government. He further claimed Mr Obi demolished a mosque while serving as governor. These claims are UNTRUE. Read the full article here.

3. Steve Harvey and Obi’s Campaign

A Facebook page claimed that popular American TV Host, Steve Harvey, is in Nigeria to support the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi. Our fact-check revealed that the claim is FALSE; Read the full fact-check on this story here.

4. Tom Hank’s Fake Endorsement

A recent screenshot of a Facebook post alleged that Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks, endorsed the candidacy of Peter Obi. This image has been shared several times. However, DUBAWA’s findings show Tom Hanks did not make any post with this claim or any comment related to the claim. Please read here.

5. Peter Obi’s Meeting With The Pope

A Facebook user shared images of presidential aspirant Peter Obi with Pope Francis insinuating that the politician met the clergyman for blessings ahead of the 2023 presidential election. This is NOT TRUE! Our findings show these images date back to 2019. Read the full fact check here.

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