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No, US$300,000 history prize winner Saheed Aderinto didn’t ask Nigeria’s president-elect Bola Tinubu to restore the country’s ‘stolen mandate’

Screenshots circulating on Facebook in Nigeria appear to show the winner of an annual prize saying he hopes Nigeria’s president-elect Bola Tinubu will restore the country’s “stolen mandate”, while calling Tinubu’s rival Peter Obi “My President elect”. Prof Saheed Aderinto is a Niger...

Nigeria’s Labour Party candidate for Lagos assembly bloodied during attack by thugs? No, photo old, unrelated

A photo of Olumide Oworu, the Labour Party candidate for the Lagos State House of Assembly to represent Surulere Constituency I, has been circulating online with the claim that he was injured when thugs attacked his campaign event. Oworu, a 28-year-old actor, is running against the incumbent, an ...

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