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Fake news: Center trains journalists on fact-checking, investigative reporting

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Premium Times Center for Investigative journalism (PTCIJ) on Monday commenced a seven-day training workshop for journalists on fact-checking and investigative reporting to enhance credible news reportage in the country. The publisher of Premium Times, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, speaking at the workshop in Abuja noted that truth which is the

Fake news may start World War III — Soyinka

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says fake news has become a threat to mankind, saying that it may cause the third World War. Soyinka who is a panelist at BBC News‘ ‘Countering Fake News’ symposium said this in Abuja on Wednesday. He said, “I’ve said this before that fake news may cause

Fake news, hate speech biggest threats to 2019 elections — FG

The Federal Government has identified fake news and hate speech as  biggest threats to the 2019 general election, and appealed to states to join in the ongoing campaign to sensitise Nigerians to the dangers posed by the twin evils. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in

Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high–Report

•Intolerant leaders now coin 'fake news' to arrest journalists Joseph Ax A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. There were 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs

Fake news threat to national security, supplants counter-insurgency success narratives–Nigerian Army

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Army has warned that fake news threatens the country's national security and downplays the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts against Boko Haram terrorists and similar groups across the country. This was the highlight of the Monday's combined Directorate of Army Public Relations (DAPR)/Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and

Presidential investigation panel vows to recover Army’s landed Property

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property has promised to collaborate with the Nigerian Army in order to get its landed property recovered from unauthorized individuals and groups. The Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, made the pledge on, Wednesday when he led the management

Metele Attack: Again, Nigerian Army warns against fake news

Godsgift Onyedinefu with Agency report The Nigerian Army has again warned about the fake news fabricated to demoralise troops, cast aspersion and discredit the military in its operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the north East  of of the country. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, in

Boko Haram Attacks: Nigerian Army threatens to invoke Cybercrimes Act over fake videos

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Army has threatened to invoke the Cybercrimes (Prohibition & Prevention etc) Act, 2015, against peddlers of fake news and videos.   Army in a Facebook statement on Saturday, warned that video in circulation fake and deliberately deployed to cause fear and unrest in the country. The statement read: "The NA has