Does South Africa spend five times more on healthcare per person than Nigeria? Does one doctor serve 16,000 Kenyans? We’ve put together some startling facts from our work on the continent.
How many people in the region don’t have safe water? Do Cape Town residents use it mainly for their pools and gardens? Do well-off Nairobians pay less for their water?
12 million jobs created in Nigeria’s rice production industry.
Source: Lauretta Onochie, aide to President Muhammadu Buhari (February 2019)
No data exists to support the claim.
81.8% of women in Nigeria wear wigs every day.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria survey (January 2019)
The survey sample was not broad enough to apply to all Nigerian women.
As the world marks International Women’s Day, we dug up notable facts gleaned from our work in fact-checking.
Eight claims by Nigeria's leading candidates for the presidency.
Source: Televised town hall meetings
A range of verdicts ranging from correct and incorrect to unproven.
10 of 12 claims from three Nigerian presidential candidates.
Source: Nigeria's January 2019 debate.
A range of ratings from incorrect to unproven and understated.
Eight of 10 claims from Obiageli Ezekwesili's presidential manifesto.
Source: Project Rescue Nigeria - the manifesto.
Three correct, two mostly correct, two incorrect, one unproven.
Nigeria is the highest producer of HIV-infected babies
Source: Sun newspaper (October 2018)
In 2016 Nigeria had the world’s highest number of children newly infected with HIV.