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Was a Nigerian sworn in as deputy premier and minister of health in Canada?

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News broke out recently about the appointment of a Nigerian as the health minister and deputy premier of a province in Canada.

 The claim is True.

 

As reported in the news, Uzoma Asagwara, a 39-year-old Nigerian, was sworn in as the new Health Minister and Deputy Premier of the Province of Manitoba in Canada. A check on the Province of Manitoba government website shows Uzoma Asagwara (MLA for Union Station) – deputy premier, minister of health, seniors, and long-term care. Asagwara was born to Nigerian parents from Eastern Nigeria, was sworn into the new office on Thursday following a tenure in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Findings showed that Asagwara was born in Winnipeg, Canada, when her parents migrated there in the late 1970s. In a tweet, Asagwara confirmed her swearing in, she tweeted, ‘Yesterday, I was sworn in as the first Black & Queer person ever elected to the @MBLegislature. I will not be the last. Proud to be part of the @mbndp Caucus. THE most representative in Manitoba history. #mbpoli #RepresentationMatters.’ The deputy premier was elected to represent the Canadian Union Station in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 2019. This made her the first black person to win a seat in the assembly, breaking a 150-year jinx. She was also the first black queer legislator. WABMA team checked.

 

CONCLUSION: The claim that a Nigerian was sworn in as deputy premier and minister of health in Canada is TRUE.

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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

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