A map supposedly showing what each country in the world ranks tops for has made headlines. We inspected the claims about South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
The governor of Kaduna state in Nigeria, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, told potential investors that the state has “all the data” to prove that it has more gold than South Africa. Where is it? Africa Check went looking.
Africa’s biggest economy, with the largest population, spends less on health than Angola, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Or so Nigeria’s health minister is reported to have said. Is this correct?
While a speech of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was read claiming that no journalist was being detained in the country, reporter Jacob Onjewu Dickson was sitting in a Kaduna cell.
During a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari claimed militant Islamist group Boko Haram are “currently not holding any territory” in the country. Is that so?
A new report on corruption in Africa has found that South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria fared the worst out of 28 countries surveyed. But does this mean that South Africa is now “the most corrupt nation in Africa”, as some media have claimed?
Nigeria’s inspector-general of police, Solomon Arase, told a parade of honour in Sokoto last month that 90,000 police officers have been “lost” to the insurgency since 2011. The claim is wrong.
President Muhammadu Buhari claimed recently that about 1 million barrels of crude oil were stolen a day under the last government. He may be nearer the mark saying 250,000.
The last government left the country with a 7 trillion naira deficit, the head of Nigeria’s Transition Committee was reported as saying. But the claim does not add up.
Do Nigerians pop nearly as much bubbly as the French themselves? What started out as a forecast on new champagne consumption has taken on a life of its own.