The federal government has claimed 476 websites have been set up to publish fake news about President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said this on Monday when he received officials of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
Mohammed bemoaned the latest fake publication was on the Nigerian leader’s mental status.
“Recently, we unveiled almost 476 publication sites that are dedicated to daily engaging in churning out fake news to fight the government,” he said.
Mohammed said the platforms claimed when Buhari was in the UK the last time, he was advised to step down because he could not recognise family members.
The minister added that traducers know that people are gullible and will make the fake news go viral.
He warned that unverified information was taking a new dimension and threatening the existence of the country.
Mohammed urged the NIPR to play its role and actively participate in the fight against fake news.
Nigerian comedienne Princess Damilola Adekoya has broken her silence after embattled Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha, was granted bail.
Baba Ijesha, who has been in police custody since April for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of Princess, was granted bail late on Monday evening, May 17th, on health grounds by a magistrate who was at the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Panti to review some cases in a bid to decongest the police facility.
Meanwhile, the actor's lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, is working towards perfecting his bail condition, including having two sureties.
One of the sureties must be a Level 10 Public officer while the second surety must be a relation of the actor. The bail is put at N500 000 in bond. Baba Ijesha is...
Actor and human right activist, Yomi Fabiyi has broken his silence following the news about Baba Ijesha's bail conditions.
KFN recalls that Yomi was one of the very few people that stood solidly behind Baba Ijesha after he was arrested and detained.
According to Yomi, Baba Ijesha should be granted bail for a fair hearing .
It was earlier disclosed by Baba Ijesha's lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana that the comic actor was granted bail due to his bad health. He added that the bail was yet to be fulfilled because the conditions have not been met.
The bail conditions listed by the lawyer for Baba Ijesha’s release are two reliable sureties – one of them must be a level 10 officers, a direct...
Nigerians on social media have reacted to the news of Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha's bail.
KFN earlier reported that the comic actor was granted bail due to his bad health.
According to Yomi's lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, although his bail conditions have not been met, he has been granted bail.
In his words;
"He has been granted bail about one hour ago. We are working to perfect the bail. He was granted bail on health grounds. He has not been released. He will be released after his bail conditions have been met”
Reacting to this;
@unclesamservingrice wrote "Bail doesn’t mean he is free. The man who killed Floyd was also granted...