Fake News

Fake news negatively affects a free and fair electoral process. This page provides verified information about trending news and stories around 2019 Nigeria Elections.

 

 

S/N INCIDENT SUPPORT VERDICT NOTES
1 Election was not held in the following PUs in Kaduna state. INEC did not go there at all… 001. CHIKUN L.E.A. PRY. SCH.
002. CHIKUN HAUSA L.E.A. PRY SCH.
003. KUNFARA K/G SARKI
004. KABAMA K/G SARKI
005. KAFAWO K/G SARKI
006. DAKUNU L.E.A. PRY. SCH
007. KASAYI K/G SARKI
008. KUBANI K/G SARKI
009. KATARMA I L.E.A. PRY. SCH
010. KATARMA II K/G/ MAI ANGWA
011. KUDURU K/G SARKI
012. CHAGBA K/G MAI ANGUWA
013. KUGO I L.E.A PRY. SCH
014. KUGO II L.E.A PRY .SCH
015. KOFI K/G SARKI
016. KOGOSI 530 K/G MAIANGUWA
017. MAGABA K/G MAIANGUWA
018. KATARMA III K/G MAIANGUWA L.E.A. PRY. SCH.
Partially False Elections were conducted in some Pus, but confirmations hasn’t been made on which PUs didn’t conduct the elections.
2 Rochas has declared a death sentence on the REC of IMO. He threatened that if the results is not released with his interest favored in 30 minutes the REC is a deadman FALSE Rochas Okorocha did not place a death sentence on the REC, rather he came to the polling centre to plead with Prof. Ibeabuchi to continue the process.
Dr. Bukola Saraki Retains Seat. PDP: 211,591 APC: 82,642 FALSE Dr Bukola lost Senate seat of Kwara Central to to Dr Yahaya Oloriegbe of APC.
4 Minister of interior Dambazzau and El-rufai currently lock INEC’s Kaduna REC in the government house, mounting serious pressure on him to alter results of 8 LG PDP won landslide FALSE Kemi Busari a premium times reporter confirmed this False stating that Collation started by 8 pm and by 2 am when it was suspended, 13 LGAs results were already collated.
5 PDP Oyo south senatorial candidates, Kola Balogun caught with results sheets, including already thumb printed ballot papers at Lagelu Grammar School Centre. FALSE According to a PTCIJ observer, this is false, stating that INEC officials and corp members at the PU center attested to the falsity of the news
6 Olayinka Okoh, a brother to Ladi Hassan, former Chief of Staff to Bukola Saraki was arrested for impersonating an INEC official in Balogu Alanamu PU 001, Ilorin, Kwara State FALSE
7 If you go to vote on Saturday check the date behind the ballot paper, if it is 23rd you can vote. But if it 16th reject it and request for another so that your vote will be counted. Please pass this info on FALSE A PTCIJ observer in Kwara state confirmed that the incident never occurred. A police officer also refuted the claim.
8 Election turns bloody at Ajetachi polling unit, Anyigba, Kogi State. An 18-year-old voter just lost his life… TRUE A PTCIJ observer in Kogi state confirmed the news.
9 Investigative journalism carried out by some journalists revealed that some of the Fulani communities listed by El-Rufai in his #kajuru66 & #kajuru130 claims don’t exist N/A UNDER INVESTIGATION
10 Cannanland polling unit: Winners Chapel Members betrayed Bishop Oyedepo APC 470 PDP 15. Voice of the people, voice of God. FALSE There is no polling unit named Cannanland, neither was there any polling unit in Cannanland.
11 Lagos is on fire with PDP strongholds, Mushin, Papa Ajao and Oshodi is a no go area. TRUE According to a PTCIJ observer, this is TRUE.
12 Is there anyone apart from INEC that has the power to announce the election results? N/A FALSE Only INEC has the final say on election results
13 Was a corp member killed by a stray bullet in Bonny LG Rivers State? FALSE REC of state confirmed that the incident couldn’t possibly have happened.
14 Was the Yobe state Governor prevented from voting by Boko Haram? NOT ENTIRELY FALSE Geidam was in Damaturu at the time of the attack and stayed there instead of going to Bukarti where he is from to vote.
15 Did PDP win at Sanwo-Olu’s polling unit? TRUE Observers at the polling unit confirmed this.
16 Did thugs invade Essien Udim, LGA, Akwa Ibom State? FALSE Observers confirmed that there were challenges with regards to the late arrival of materials. However, no violence reported.
17 Did Minors/Children vote in Doguwa LGA, Kano State? FALSE Observers confirmed that no such thing happened in Doguwa LGA. All voters had to have a valid PVC  before they could win.
18 Did the US publish hundreds of achievement in support of a second term for Buhari? FALSE A quick investigation by CDD proves it to be false. The official website of the US government is a guide to government and information as such it has nothing to do with matters concerning Nigeria’s government.
19 See Shameless rigging by INEC officials: thumb printing on an industrial Scale! A video to prove. FALSE Verification conducted on the video using youtube data viewer shows that the video first surfaced online in 2015.
20 Video of Deputy Commissioner of Police arrested by civilians for snatching collated results on the order of Gov. of Bayelsa State. FALSE The police spokesperson in Bayelsa confirmed this to be False, stating that the Deputy Commissioner Kola Okunola was actually harassed for not signing faking election results, not the other way round.
21 Did INEC threaten to award Presidential Election victory to Atiku? FALSE The law is clear on how electoral outcome can be invalidated. Only a court of competent jurisdiction can renounce a candidate’s victory and announce the other as the victor once INEC has issued a certificate of return.
22 Did Miyetti Allah demand the refund of 3.8bn naira campaign funds given to the APC gubernatorial candidate? FALSE The story was traced to an online blog and most of the reports on the platform are mostly misinformation. Parties involved debunked the news.
23 Did Saraki sack the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu? FALSE Constitutionally, the Senate President does not have the power to sack the EFCC boss. The Senate President never said any of sorts.
24 Did the Nigerian Army modify their logo? FALSE The claim is untrue
25 Is Exxon Mobil leaving Nigeria? FALSE The claim is entirely false, as its spokesperson said it is still committed to doing business with Nigeria.
26 How true is the tweet claiming Jega condemned the conduct of the 2019 General Elections? FALSE The former INEC Chairman denied the claim. He further said it was cooked up by mischief makers as he was yet to comment on the elections
27 A corper was hit here at Mushin Local Government (AUD Primary School, Itire) RAC center just now TRUE It was confirmed that across different local governments in Lagos, INEC Adhoc Staff demanded their unpaid allowances. The same incident happened at this Mushin LGA. Unfortunately, a fight ensued and the paramilitary man hit the corp member in the mouth which started to bleed
28 Adhoc Officers and Corpers protesting their full 10k payment at Mile 2, please we need urgent attention. People are already waiting at polling units o. TRUE It was confirmed to be true and that voting was delayed until the LGA Chairman at Amuwo Odofin intervened
29 Some guy on Sanwo-Olu’s team slapped a PVC-carrying member of the public for trailing close to the standing governor when he arrived at his polling unit. Minus 1 vote. FALSE Wale Ajetumobi, Sanwo-Olu’s campaign media team said it was a lie. He stated that the guy slapped by the security team was one of their domestic teams who left his line of duty to follow them after being warned
30 Thugs at Ward 9, Ibadan South East Local Government threatening to kill and maim voters if they found any vote for the opposition TRUE It was confirmed that at the polling unit of Bayo Adelabu of the APC, thugs, for the second time in the day, trooped into the polling unit, smoking Indian hemp, and stating that Ajimobi would hand over to Adelabu.
31 900 papers missing at Ogudu/Ojota Ward 4 FALSE It was gathered that materials had nit gotten to Ward 4 as at the time the report surfaced online while some wards already started voting. No report was made on missing ballots.