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Did Donald Trump name corrupt Nigerian politicians?

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Did Donald Trump name corrupt Nigerian politicians? The claim is FALSE.

A video surfaced online claiming that former president of the United States, Donald Trump, has released names of corrupt Nigerian politicians. The clip has continued to make the rounds on social media, particularly on the WhatsApp messaging app.

The video, which was traced to a TikTok account operated by @Ogidinjaba1has been watched over 280,000 times. The claim is FALSE.

Here are the Facts:

In verifying the claim, we searched on Google to ascertain if Mr Trump indeed released a list of corrupt Nigerian politicians during his tenure. However, the search returned only the recirculation of the claim on Nigerian blogs. Checks showed no credible media outlet – local and international – reposted the claim.

Further checks also revealed that the report was not found on the United States Government website. Also, we observed that a similar fact-check had been done by the Center for Democracy and Development in 2019, proclaiming the claim as false. 

Conclusion 

The claim that Trump released names of corrupt Nigerian politicians is false. There is no evidence to back up the claim. 

 

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WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

🚩 Is the voice note from the Whatsapp ambassador real?
🚩 Has MTN barred GLO from calling its users?
🚩 Does the picture show Tony Elumelu’s daughter?

Get the facts here👇🏼

🙏 Please check out this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker.

WABMA collaborates with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation on social media and news outlets.

🚀 Download more Debunker videos and articles 👇
https://projectfactchecknigeria.org

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Does picture show Tony Elumelu’s daughter?

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A picture being circulated on social media claims to be displaying United Bank for Africa, UBA’s Chairman, Tony Elumelu, alongside his daughter who plaited ‘all back’ during a visit to the President of Benin Republic.

The claim is TRUE.

Putting the picture being circulated on Google image, it brought results leading to the verified Facebook and Instagram pages of Tony Elumelu.

Tony Elumelu posted the pictures with the caption “Today in Benin Republic meeting with President Patrice Talon and his lovely wife Claudine Talon also featuring Gogo Lee #BackToWork #TOEWay”

Findings showed that ‘Gogo Lee’ is the nickname of Elumelu’s second daughter Ogochukwu also known as Ogor.


The picture of Elumelu’s visit has since been shared by many citing Gogo Lee as an example of modesty and humble lifestyle despite access to affluence.

CONCLUSION
The Picture showing Tony Elumelu’s daughter wearing a red shirt, black trouser and ‘all back’ hair is TRUE.

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Edition 78

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Edition 78

🚩 Does the picture show the oldest and second-largest city in Nigeria?
🚩 Was the Congo Election chairperson beaten for announcing fake results?
🚩 Does America use spy pigeons to watch citizens and threats?

Get the facts here👇🏼

🙏 Please see this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker

WABMA collaborates with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation on social media and news outlets.

🚀 Download more Debunker videos and articles 👇
https://projectfactchecknigeria.org

Pls. share to help curb fake news!

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