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Fake news responsible for conflicts, violence bedeviling Kaduna ― NGO

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Generations for Peace (GFP)  says fake news stokes the embers of conflicts and violence in Kaduna State. The group, however, said that it had taken strategic steps to stem the spread of fake news through proper and timely propagation of right information on issues related to communities prone to violence in […]
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Fake news, grave danger to democracy, says Buratai

Fake news, grave danger to democracy, says Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the increasing cases of electoral violence can be blamed on fake news, noting that the menace poses grave danger to democratic process and military operations. Buratai spoke at the weekend in Bayelsa State when he led military commanders, traditional rulers and other stakeholders to […]
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2019 Polls: Keep off, DSS warns troublemakers, fake news carriers

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Soni Daniel – Northern Region Editor
Ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and March 2 governorship elections in Nigeria, the Department of State Services, DSS, on Monday issued a strong message to trouble-makers and carriers of fake news capable of sparking violence, to keep off the election space or be ready for dire consequences.

The agency in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, and made available to Vanguard in Abuja, warned that it would not stand idly by and watch trouble-makers and miscreants cause avoidable crisis during the polls.
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2019: INEC cautions Journalists on fake news

JOURNALISTS have been urged to shun fake news and work within the rules of the profession to ensure successful conduct of the 2019 general elections. The call was made by the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC), Ibrahim Abdullahi on Wednesday while giving a keynote address at a workshop on the role of Journalists during the […]
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Court bars EFCC from arresting Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

Court bars EFCC from arresting Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

An Abuja federal high court has barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or detaining Femi Fani-Kayode and Yinka Odumakin. Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and Odumakin,
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Election: INEC trains staff to detect, counter fake news

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced a two-day workshop for its Public Affairs officers (POAs) on how to detect and counter fake news on election related matters. The training with the theme “Fake news, disinformation and Media Monitoring ‘’ was held in collaboration with the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) on Friday […]
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There’s no division in PDP – Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has described as untrue, reports purporting division in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 General Elections. Ekweremadu, who made this known in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Uche Anichukwu on Monday, described the reports as “fake news, cheap blackmail, smear campaign and […]
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We’re victims of fake news – Osinbajo, Soyinka

We’re victims of fake news – Osinbajo, Soyinka

“…I am also one of the very many targets of fake news. And, it isn’t just for money, sometimes, it may also cause you marital peace.” Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja (with agency report) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, recounted how they were victims of fake news in Nigeria. Leaked audio: […]
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Osinbajo, Soyinka urge action against fake news

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday decried peddling of fake news, warning that the act posed great danger for the society, aside causing physical harm. He expressed regret that a lot of misinformation from the social media also find their ways into the traditional media, stressing the need to carry out investigations, cross check facts and […]
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