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Did Jonathan Warn Tinubu Against Influencing Tribunal Judgement?



A 4-minute-45-second video found on Facebook claimed that the former President Goodluck Jonathan warned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to use his power to influence the outcome of the Presidential Election Petitions Court.



The claim is False


The author of the post captioned it, “BREAKING!! Former President Goodluck Jonathan don scatter everywhere as he warns Tinubu against using his position as president to influence election tribunal judges, says the young are watching.”


As of last week, the video had attracted 479,000 views, 12,000 likes, over 5,000 shares and 1,300 comments.


Findings by Nigeria’s Daily Trust showed that the Facebook user manipulated a TikTok video posted by an account “BM Motion” and the caption there reads “Goodluck Jonathan advice to the politicians.”


The former president condemned his fellow politicians and security workers against using their positions to limit the judiciary from their independence.


A key frame-by-frame search also showed that the speech was first delivered in January 2023 at an event and the former President addressed his speech to politicians and not a particular person.


It was discovered that the former President did NOT mention Tinubu at all in the speech as against the viral claim.


The Facebook user had manipulated the original video by layering motion graphics and a voiceover to push a narrative and disinform the audience.




The claim that Jonathan warned President Tinubu about influencing the presidential election tribunal’s outcome is FALSE.

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Fake News Debunker Edition 72



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Is website link for Oyo State palliative funds real?



A notice being shared across social media claims that the Oyo State government is calling on citizens to apply for #25,000 palliative fund via a website link


The claim is false


According to the circulating message, interested benefitiaries were to visit the link to confirm eligibility.


Though the state governor Seyi Makinde recently announced that the state government will pay Oyo Workers 25,000 and Pensioners N15,000 for Six Months, He however made no mention of a website link.


The pseudo website redirected to one reno-coin website which didn’t load as at the time of check.


A government official explained that workers and pensioners will get the fund credited to the account numbers registered with the state government.


If at all there will be need for a website, it would be the Oyo State government website –



The web link for checking eligibility for the Oyo State palliative fund is FALSE.

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 Is Rema a Ghanaian?



A Facebook user posted that Rema, a Ghanian Artiste made Africa proud by performing at the Ballon D’Or.


The claim is FALSE


The post by Raggaemarley Chelsea has gathered 75k likes, 3k comments and 70 shares as at the time of check.


Rema, Afrobeats superstar, delivered a thrilling performance at the 2023 Ballon d’Or award


He gave an electrifying performance at the ceremony which took place in Paris, France captivating the audience with his incredible talent and stage presence.


However, he is not a Ghanian.


Rema’s real name is Divine Ikubor. He is Leading the Next Generation of Nigerian Pop.


He was born 1 May 2000 Benin City, Edo, Nigeria to Nigerian parents.



The claim that Afrobeats superstar, Rema is a Ghanian is False!

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