Are the country’s legislators living luxuriously as the majority of citizens tighten their belts? We did the math.
The idea that eating yams increases the chance of twins seems to be backed up by the high twinning rate in parts where the vegetable is popular. But it’s not grounded in solid evidence.
“45% of Nigerian women married before age 18” read the headline of a prominent Nigeria-focused publication. Is there data to back up this figure?
Celebrated girls’ rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria where she called for a state of emergency on education. Does she get full marks for her claim that the country has the most out-of-school girls globally?
The governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state wants investors. One of his selling points is the state’s relative security, claiming that it is safer than 5 others. But is it?
Nigeria’s much delayed 2017 budget has been signed into law, but is it the first time spend on development projects has reached 30%, as has been reported? We checked.
For decades, the plight of retired people in Nigeria has been dire. Pensioners have died while queueing for their cheques while many don’t receive them at all. Are most of Nigeria’s states presently indebted to retirees, as a union official said?
Nigeria’s Democracy Day speech: Fact-checking sovereign savings, rice imports & infrastructure spend
In celebration of Democracy Day on 29 May, the country’s acting president reassured Nigerians that promised change is on the way. He also listed several achievements, of which we checked out 3.
Two years ago Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress government assumed office on the back of promises of change. Are they being met halfway into the president’s tenure?
Nigeria’s government is looking to spend big on infrastructure. For funding, it is looking beyond its internal markets, but is it correct that the country has not borrowed in foreign markets since 2013? We did a bit of checking.