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The FactChecker – Top Five Articles Of The Week

  1. Alexandra: Scammers Extort Millions Using 9-Year-Old Girl As Bait

DUBAWA’s investigation of a viral video of a 9-year-old girl, ALEXANDRA, who has been diagnosed with cancer and is seeking financial assistance for her medical procedure. Findings showed this video was created to defraud people. Read here.

  1. Beware! Oral Sex Can Cause Throat Cancer

A Facebook user, Dozie Egeonu, shared the screenshot of a report claiming that “licking” a woman can cause throat cancer. DUBAWA checked and confirmed it to be true. Do you need more information? Click here to read the fact check.

  1. Did Atiku lead the Economic Management Team to pay off Nigeria’s debt?

A viral image showing  Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claims that Mr Abubakar led the Economic Management Team that paid off Nigeria’s debt while he was Vice President of Nigeria. How true is this? Find the full story here.

  1. Fact-checking Tinubu’s Claims On Governorship Term

Presidential aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu claimed in an interview that Lagos State received zero allocation from the Federation Account Allocation Committee during his tenure as the state’s governor. DUBAWA finds this statement MISLEADING! Read the fact check here.

  1. Fact-checking Several Claims on Causes of Kidney Disease

A Facebook user, Aramide Olayemi Olaleye, in a Facebook group, Aramide Health Tips, shared a post with claims about the causes of kidney disease. What are these claims, and how true are they? Here are our findings. 

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