Tag: Fake news

COVID-19: NITDA Cautious Against Fake Websites Pledging FG’s Lockdown Funds

Henry Solomon- June 16, 2020

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned Nigerians using the cyber space to beware of fake websites leveraging COVID-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting ... Read More

NCC Warns the Public on Fake News Circulating

Tanimu- April 3, 2020

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wishes to draw the attention of the Nigerian populace, especially telecoms consumers to the fraudulent message being spread on the ... Read More

Details of Buhari’s meeting with NUJ leaders emerge

admin- March 21, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday enjoined the leadership and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, to always ensure that they report the truth ... Read More

Elections: Refrain from fake news dissemination, Don urges media

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 5, 2019

Ahead of the Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections, a university teacher, Prof. Evans Osabuohien, has urged the media to guard against fake news ... Read More

FG says hate speech, fake news greatest threats to 2019 Polls

admin- December 13, 2018

Lai Mohammed: hate speech and fake news biggest threats to 2019 election The Federal Government has said fake news and hate speech constitute the biggest ... Read More

Petrol price stays at N145, NNPC debunks fake news

admin- October 30, 2018

petrol price stays at N145, NNPC says The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked the trending fake news of an impending review of pump ... Read More

Facebook To Go Hard on Fake News in Nigeria

Tanimu- October 10, 2018

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the National Campaign Against Fake News has received a boost from the Social Networking Platform, ... Read More

Presidency debunks report on extension of President Buhari’s vacation

inno.korie- August 15, 2018

The Presidency has described the social media report that President Muhammadu Buhari, extended his ongoing 10 working days vacation in London as fake. President Muhammadu ... Read More

Opposition Using Fake News As Campaign Tool Against Buhari Administration – Minister

Tanimu- August 6, 2018

Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has accused the opposition of resorting to the use of fake news as ... Read More

FG Join Force With VOA to Combat Fake News

Tanimu- August 1, 2018

Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the Voice of America (VOA) to partner with the Nigerian government ... Read More

FG Warns Bloggers and Other Online Publishers Not to Lend Their Platforms for Fake News

Tanimu- July 25, 2018

Segun Adeyemi, Lagos: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to Online Publishers not to lend their platforms to the spread ... Read More

News Going Round in Social Media on State Minister of Petroleum is Fake

Tanimu- December 28, 2017

Idang Alibi, Abuja: Our attention has been drawn to a message making the rounds on social media of a purported memo by the Honorable Minister ... Read More

Lai Mohammed Expresses Worry Over Dissemination Of Fake News In Nigeria

Abdul Jimoh- November 17, 2017

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has expressed concern over the dissemination of fake news and disinformation in the country. The ... Read More

Reports of President’s Trip To US Credited To Minster And NTA, Is Fake News – Lai Mohammed

Henry Solomon- September 3, 2017

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerians to disregard the fake news being circulated via a parody Twitter account and ... Read More

Several Major Fake News Capable of Causing Panic and Setting One Against The Other

Tanimu- June 4, 2017

Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to be extra vigilant in view of the worsening cases of fake news being spread by ... Read More

UK’s News Media association wants Facebook and Google probed over ‘fake’ News

inno.korie- March 9, 2017

The UK's newspaper industry is calling on the British government to investigate Google and Facebook's role in the controversial rise of 'fake' news. Responding to ... Read More

Defence HQ To Amnesty International: Stop Meddling Into Security Issues

Henry Solomon- February 27, 2017

Nigerian Military has warned International Non-Governmental Organisations operating in the country such as Amnesty International (AI) and their affiliates to desist from meddling into security ... Read More

I Have Not Spoken To Anyone On The President’s Return – Lai Mohammed

Henry Solomon- February 5, 2017

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said a report attributed to him as saying the President's return to Nigeria may be ... Read More