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September 5, 2022: DEBUNKER New Edition

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September 5, 2022: DEBUNKER New Edition

💥💥💥Pls. see this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker. WABMA works with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation shared on social media and news outlets.

🔊 Are claims that COVID-19 vaccines infect users with HIV true?

🔊 Did Peter Obi Agree to Back Atiku for the Presidential Poll as Shared by Labour Minister Festus Keyamo on Twitter?

🔊 Was there a youth solidarity movement for Atiku Abubakar in Adamawa State?

Get the facts here: 👇

💥Download other Debunker videos and Articles here
https://projectfactchecknigeria.org

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🧤Every week, we publish in article, audio, and video formats WABMA’s Debunker for the week.
Media practitioners, and the general public, are encouraged to join this network of professionals and user-generated debunkers.

👓NOTE! Fact-checkers are compensated for work accepted.

Please feel free to download whichever format you wish, from the website www.projectfactchecknigeria.org, or our YouTube channel, and share generously and use on your media platform!

WABMA’s Fake News Debunker is a product of the West Africa Broadcast & Media Academy (WABMA)/ and ELS Project Fact Check Nigeria, supported by the US Consulate General, Lagos.


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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

Pls. share to help curb fake news!

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African News

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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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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