Africa Check

Nigerians Abroad Give Reasons They Won’t Return Home Despite Discrimination

Over the years, there have been several instances of hate, abuse, discrimination, racial profiling, indiscriminate arrest, and other forms of inhuman treatment against Nigerians living in foreign countries. However, despite these incidents, Nigerians living abroad are not willing to return home. In a chat with FIJ on Friday, some give reasons they consider returning home […]

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GUIDE: How to verify breaking news in a year of crisis

From the tragic death of US basketball legend Kobe Bryant to a global pandemic and a massive explosion in Lebanon, the year 2020 gives a new meaning to “but wait, there’s more”. The urge to share major breaking news events quickly is often born out of anxiety and uncertainty. But this hurry means too few […]

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Infrared thermometers are safe and don’t damage the pineal gland

A worrying message widely shared on Facebook warns that infrared thermometers may be “causing potential health issues by aiming an infrared ray to the pineal gland”. The message says the thermometers, commonly used to measure temperature when screening for Covid-19, “target the pineal gland, which is located directly in the centre of the forehead, with […]

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No, snail slime and milk won’t cure stroke – see a doctor instead

A mixture of snail slime and evaporated milk is an instant cure for stroke, claims a Facebook post shared in Nigeria. “This works hundred percent,” it reads. “Do this mixture regularly for instant results for patients suffering from stroke.” The post has been shared more than 5,000 times. A stroke occurs when brain cells are suddenly deprived of oxygen and […]

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