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#Fake News Debunker Edition 51.
#Fake News Debunker Edition 51.
*Will the UK bar Nigerian Students from bringing their families abroad?
*Did the United Nations Publish that Men are becoming scarce?
*Is it true that restaurant sells human skin in New York?
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Is it true that restaurant sells human skin in New York?
A video spreading across various media claims a restaurant in New York has been licenced to sell human skin.
The claim is FALSE, we checked
The video shows a man, sharing another video from a supposed news broadcast. A check on the station in the background of the video shows it does not exist as the supposed presenter also fidgets in what could be likened to an unprofessional presenter.
Further findings revealed that it was fake news that had been in circulation since 2016. It was first published by a medium – Empire news which has been flagged as a fake news website.
The article claimed one Mario Dorcy, the acclaimed owner of the restaurant called SKIN, received a licence after petitioning the state and federal government over laws against cannibalism.
Empire News has a disclaimer on its website stating that all published stories are fictitious. Many media have also fallen victims of the story without adding a disclaimer.
The claims that a restaurant has been licenced to sell human skin in New York is FALSE
The claim that US citizens were killed during attacked launched on embassy convoy is FALSE
Will the UK bar Nigerian Students from bringing their families abroad?
There are speculations indicating that the United Kingdom will bar Nigerian students from bringing their relatives into the country.
The claim is True
According to a report by The Sun UK, the United Kingdom will from January 2024 commence the enforcement of new restrictions that will stop Nigerian students and other nationalities studying in the UK from bringing their families over.
The crackdown will see all masters students and many other post grads banned from bringing family over.
The ban will however not apply to PHD students whose courses usually last between 3 and 5 years and are very highly skilled.
This decision came following reports that net migration into the UK has skyrocketed to 1 million with Tory MPs asking the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, “to get a grip on the rocketing numbers.”
“There has been an explosion in the number of people coming to Britain piggybacking on their relative’s student visa. Students brought 135,788 family members to Britain last year – nine times more than in 2019. Last year, 59,053 Nigerian students brought over 60,923 relatives.”
The UK government through the secretary of State for the home department, Suella Braverman said oversea students will be stopped from switching from the student visa route to a work visa until their studies have been completed.
She said the UK will also review the required funds students must have to demonstrate that they can look after themselves and their dependents.
Braverman explained that the move was necessary to protect the UK economy
The claim that the UK will bar Nigerian Students from bringing dependant relatives abroad is TRUE.