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Does documentary show first graduate from Makoko

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A viral video is being shared with the caption that Makoko, a waterside shantytown in Lagos just produced its first graduate.



The claim is FALSE.

The 2-minute documentary from BBC Pidgin shows Ms. John Mary in a graduation gown visiting her Makoko hometown.

Mary had been interviewed and captured in a BBC report in 2018 where she vowed to be the first female presenter in the area.

The video has since attracted attention from people who were fascinated with the story following the “first graduate” caption.

The caption read, “Makoko in Lagos produce their first graduate. Making me cry…happy tears. Education, access to it…priceless.”

Members of the community who had graduated over 30 years ago had come out to debunk the claim.

Many have berated the coverage of Makoko as an impoverished community in Lagos.

Meanwhile, the documentary as shown by BBC never captured Mary as the first female first class graduate, neither did Mary refer to herself as such. WABMA team checked.


CONCLUSION
The claim that BBC video shows First graduate in Makoko is FALSE.

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 80

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💥 *WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 80*

🚩 Did the Ivory Coast goalkeeper wear charms at the AFCON Final?
🚩 Does the video show Fulani bandits killed by Burkina Faso soldiers?
🚩 Did Babangida warn Tinubu about a military takeover?

Get the facts here👇🏼

[https://youtu.be/IPzRkE_XyCo](https://youtu.be/IPzRkE_XyCo)

🙏 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](https://projectfactchecknigeria.org)

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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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Has MTN barred GLO from calling its users?

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Unverified information being spread says MTN has barred GLO lines from calling its users

The claim is FALSE.
There’s been back and forth lately between MTN and GLO over an alleged debt GLO owes MTN.

Sequel to this, MTN has written the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) requesting to bar GLO lines over the debt.

NCC had published a pre-disconnection notice but resend to a ten day, then 21 days. The disconnection is presently on hold for 21 days starting January 17.

GLO has also officially denied the allegations of an interconnect debt.

However, official information at the moment have it that all disconnection attempts are on hold.

CONCLUSION
The claim that MTN has disconnected GLO lines from calling MTN users is FALSE.

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