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Allwell Okpi

Allwell Okpi

Researcher & community manager

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No, Nigeria’s Abia state governor Alex Otti has not ordered the arrest of predecessors over ‘missing N100 billion’

A “breaking news” report posted on Facebook claims that Alex Otti has ordered the arrest of his predecessors over funds that allegedly went missing during their tenures. Otti is the governor of Abia state in south-east Nigeria. The Facebook post starts with the headline: “Breaking New...

No evidence that 500 Nigerian military officers of Igbo ethnicity resigned in protest against president Bola Tinubu

In March 2024 a message circulated on Facebook, claiming that 500 Nigerian military officers from the Igbo ethnic group had resigned after passing a vote of no confidence in president Bola Tinubu. The claim is circulating as a screenshot of a breaking news report and as Facebook posts. �...

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