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Is there a place named Abeokuta in Jamaica, Gambia and Benin?

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A social media post claims that Abeokuta as the name of a city exists in four different countries.

The claim is PARTLY TRUE.

The social media post said Abeokuta can be found in Nigeria, Jamaica, The Gambia and Benin Republic.

 

The town of Abeokuta, Nigeria, has been directly linked to Abeokuta in Negril, Jamaica for over three hundred years. This occurred when the first slaves taken to the Parish of Westmoreland were brought to this Plantation from Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Park occupies 13 acres of land on a hill that was the original Plantation Yard.

 

The Park is a beautiful unspoiled natural Jamaican attraction officially opened on January 5, 2003, by the Nigerian High Commissioner, Florentina Ukonga.

 

In Benin, an article in The Guardian spoke about the Dassa Zoume community in Benin Republic which is 207km, or 4 hours drive from Abeokuta, Nigeria. Dassa Zoume is  said to be an Egba settlement that existed 200 years before the Egbas’ of Abeokuta settled around Olumo Rock. There is no place named Abeokuta in Benin Republic.

 

Though Dassa Zoume shares striking peculiarities – environmental and spiritual – with Abeokuta; the names are not similar. Like Olumo Rock, Dassa Hill fills the background of Dassa-Zoume, and the great rock in between split down the middle and gently slopes down to the foot of the hill serving as a source of unity, strength, and unfailing protection for the Egba people of Dassa.

 

Searching for Abeokuta in The Gambia, Meta showed that people have made posts from the location Abeokuta, The Gambia on Facebook.

 

Further search led to Mapcarta, an open knowledge website using open data, Creative Commons information, OpenStreetMap and Wikidata to share locations freely.

 

Abeokuta was shown as a locality in Central River Division, Gambia. Abeokuta is situated nearby to the localities Sare Jide and Sare Yoro Egge.

CONCLUSION

Abeokuta is confirmed as a location in Jamaica and The Gambia but does not exist in Benin Republic.

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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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