Friday, June 25

Tag: Disinformation

Beware of Fraudsters, we’re not Recruiting – FRSC warns
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Beware of Fraudsters, we’re not Recruiting – FRSC warns

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned members of the public to beware of online fraudsters posing as its recruitment agents. FRSC public education officer, Biola Kazeem who released a statement on Thursday June 24, said the corps is presently not recruiting neither is there any shortlisted candidates list published on any platform whatsoever. Kazeem added that their recruitment processes have always been transparent, credible and made public through adequate placements of advertorials and notifications on all available media platforms. The statement read; “This is to let the public know that the corps is presently not recruiting neither is there any shortlisted candidates list published on any platform whatsoever. “Our recruitment processes have always been trans...
The Media Must be Sensitive to Nigeria’s Current Situation – Buhari
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The Media Must be Sensitive to Nigeria’s Current Situation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to be sensitive to Nigeria's current situation in their reportage. Buhari in a statement issued on Sunday May 2 by his spokesman Femi Adesina ahead of the World Press Freedom day on May 3, said the media should not encourage incendiary words and actions that could further hurt our unity in diversity. The President also pledged greater cooperation with the media to discharge its duties, in line with the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, ‘Information as a Public Good.’ He said; “The media must be sensitive to what we are going through as a country, and anything that would exacerbate the situation, and further inflame passions and emotions, should be avoided. “The media needs to ensure that while informing, educating,...
‘You Will Soon Lose Credibility’ – Lai Mohammed To Amnesty International
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‘You Will Soon Lose Credibility’ – Lai Mohammed To Amnesty International

'Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed accused AI of disinformation and double standard. “If Amnesty International has any proof, it should come out with it or shut up. “After a lot of dillydallying, Amnesty International said 12 people were shot at the Lekki Toll Gate. “They should take advantage of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry set up by Lagos state to tell the names and addresses of the 12 people they claim were shot at the toll gate,’’ he said. Mohammed also accused the global body of double standard in the handling of cases involving Nigeria and some other developing countries compared to some developed world. He said the AI did not say one word when the American government arreste...
China Struggles To Block EU’s Report Alleging That Beijing Was Spreading Disinformation About COVID-19 Outbreak
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China Struggles To Block EU’s Report Alleging That Beijing Was Spreading Disinformation About COVID-19 Outbreak

China struggled to block a European Union report alleging that Beijing was spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, according to four sources and diplomatic correspondence reviewed by Reuters. The report was eventually released, albeit just before the start of the weekend Europe time and with some criticism of the Chinese government rearranged or removed, a sign of the balancing act Brussels is trying to pull off as the coronavirus outbreak scrambles international relations. The Chinese Mission to the EU was not immediately available for comment and China’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to faxed questions about the exchange. An EU spokeswoman said “we never comment on content or alleged content of internal diplomatic contacts and communication with...
Presidency Warns CAN For misinforming Nigerians With Claims of Buhari’s Administration Paying Ransom to Terrorists Selectively
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Presidency Warns CAN For misinforming Nigerians With Claims of Buhari’s Administration Paying Ransom to Terrorists Selectively

The Presidency has warned the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to desist from misinforming Nigerians following its recent claim of Buhari’s administration allegedly paying ransom to terrorists selectively. This came after the Spokesman of CAN, Kwamkur Samuel was quoted saying that ransoms were paid to secure the release of Muslim Chibok and Dapchi school girls who were held hostage by Boko Haram. Kwamkur also allegedly accused the Buhari-led administration of having cold feet in paying same ransom when christians fell victim to same. Reacting to the claim, President Buhari's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina described the allegation as "unfounded". He stated that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on March 21, 2018....
What We’re Doing About Chibok Girls’ Release – FG
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What We’re Doing About Chibok Girls’ Release – FG

The Federal Government has assured the international community that it is working with its Swiss partners and others, on daily basis, to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok girls still in captivity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this at a briefing at the Department of African Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC. The minister, who engaged members and students of the department on the development in the country, said that government had never for one day forgotten or closed the case of the abducted girls. “Few days ago was the fifth anniversary of the abducted girls and that means they were kidnapped more than a year before President Muhammadu Buhari adminis...
Channels TV Under Fire For Disinformation Over The Arrest Of Kano Deputy Governor
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Channels TV Under Fire For Disinformation Over The Arrest Of Kano Deputy Governor

Channels TV under fire for 'disinformation' over the arrest of Kano State Deputy Governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna & Murtala Sule Garo by the boys of CP Wakili (Singham). Recall that, the Kano state deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna and the State Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Sule Garo were arrested for trying to disrupt governorship elections collation of results. The Police in Kano took them into custody over alleged threat to public peace. Channels, while reporting the incident, claimed the Deputy Governor was attacked by thugs.
US Ban Was Disinformation – Atiku Opens Up
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US Ban Was Disinformation – Atiku Opens Up

In an interview with VOA Hausa Service in Washington DC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said stories that he was banned from the United States was ‘disinformation’. He spoke on Thursday, after his arrival to the US capital, where he lodged at Trump International Hotel. Here is the transcript of the interview conducted by VOA’s Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto VOA: What has been in the news for many years has come to past right now I’m together with the former Vice President of Nigeria and the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he had just returned from some interactive session with some high ranking Congress Men and Women. Your excellency, now that you have visited Washington D.C, does it have to do with those who said you cannot come to the United State of Ameri...
Lai Mohammed Lists 5 Recent Fake News In Nigeria
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Lai Mohammed Lists 5 Recent Fake News In Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described the phenomenon of fake news as one of the greatest threat to the nation. Speaking in Abuja at the seventh edition of the National Security Seminar, the minister listed four fake news which had been in circulation recently. He said: “Regrettably, fake news is circulated worldwide through the means of the social media and it travels faster. “Only recently, we have to refute the fake news that Nigeria today is the most difficult place for Christians to live (1). “There was also the fake report that the armed forces of Nigeria armed the Fulani herdsmen and instigate them to carry out attacks (2). “All these news are unfounded, fake and has the capacity to set one religion or group against the other,’’ he...

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