Two claims on drug use in Nigeria
Source: Dr Lolu Ojo, chair of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy’s committee on drug and substance abuse (June 2019)
One correct, one mostly correct
Four claims about waste and population in Nigeria
Source: The Guardian newspaper, Nigeria (May 2019)
Two unproven, one mostly correct and one incorrect
Two claims about crime in Nigeria's Cross River state
Source: Cross River governor, Ben Ayade (June 2019)
Two claims on Nigeria’s sucide ranking
Source: The Vanguard (June 2019)
One correct, one incorrect
Three out of 10 Nigerian men are not biological fathers of their children.
Source: The Vanguard
A national survey of “paternity fraud” has not been conducted in Nigeria.
50% of young women in northern Nigeria have no formal education
Source: Coca-Cola Nigeria (March 2019)
Two reliable data sources show about half of women aged 15 to 24 in the north don’t attend school
Nigeria has 100 million generators in private hands.
Source: 702 radio host Bongani Bingwa (March 2019)
While electricity supply is erratic, there is no data on generator ownership in Nigeria.
77% of Nigerian women use skin lighteners
Source: International media reports
No data supports claim
Nigeria has 11 million stunted children
Source: ThisDay newspaper (February 2019)
Population data in Nigeria is uncertain
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