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January, 2019

  • 22 January

    Whatsapp Users Can Now Only Forward Messages Five Times

    American messaging app, WhatsApp has introduced new measures to curb the spread of fake news by reducing the number of times that users can forward messages on the platform. The Facebook owned business announced that users will now be limited to sharing messages up-to 5 times, which is a reduction …

  • 16 January

    Onnoghen: EFCC Invites Fani-Kayode, Odumakin Over Fake News

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, and Yinka Odumakin, a chieftain of Afenifere, over claims that the commission sent its operatives to arrest embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.  Tony Orilade, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, said this at the …

  • 10 January

    Leaked Audio: Soyinka Defends Amaechi

    Prof. Wole Soyinka, a 1986 nobel prize winner, has defended Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport, after a leaked audio in which he purportedly spoke ill of President Muhammadu Buhari surfaced.  Soyinka, who was a panelist at a conference on fake news organised by the BBC, said he had gone over …

  • 9 January

    Stop Spreading Fake News About Presidency, Sylva Warns Dickson

    Timipre Sylva, leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, has warned Governor Seriake Dickson to desist from spreading fake news about the Presidency.  He passed the warning via a statement by Julius Boroku, his media assistant, on Wednesday.  Sylva said the governor is paying journalists of mainstream …

  • 9 January

    Soyinka Decries Spread Of Fake News, Says It May Cause World War Three

    Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has decried the spread of fake in Nigeria and around the world, warning that it “may cause World War 3.” The professor emeritus of Literature said this at a symposium organised by the British broadcasting company, BBC News, and entitled: ‘Countering Fake News’, in Abuja on Wednesday. According …

  • 4 January

    El-Rufai Threatens To Sue Alleged Propagators Of Fake News

    CAN, PFN, Warn El-Rufai Over Controversial Religious Bill

    Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, on Friday, threatened to sue two persons, whom he claimed, were spreading fake news about the state. El-Rufai made his intention to sue known on his verified Twitter handle, @elrufai. He was reacting to a video shared on Twitter by Comrade Steve-Kefason, @realKefason, alleging …

September, 2018

July, 2018

  • 12 July

    FG Launches Campaign To Checkmate Fake News

    A new campaign aimed at kicking against fake news in the country has been flagged off by the federal government. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, who launched the campaign named National Campaign Against Fake News, assured that it would not resort to censorship. The Minister described fake news as an …

  • 11 July

    Whatsapp Launches New Feature To Tackle Fake News

    WhatsApp has announced the launch of a new feature globally that will highlight when a message has been forwarded and not composed by the sender. The messaging application made the move public on Tuesday through its official blog following calls from various parts of the world, including India, to tackle …

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