The 16 June 2021 post reads: “Bola Ahmed Tinubu is dead. Latest news, confirm it by yourself.” The post includes a photo of Tinubu. He was Lagos’s governor from 1999 to 2007.
Since he left office, Tinubu has been involved in politics by campaigning for the All Progressives Congress (APC), the political party of which he is national leader, and commenting on national issues.
Is Tinubu dead? We checked.
No news of death
Comments on the message say it is false. And Africa Check could not find any public record or report of Tinubu’s death.
There is no report of his death from his family, or from the APC.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, governors and ministers in the political party, would have also sent condolence messages to Tinubu’s family. They haven’t.
The message is false.
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