The Nigerian army has branded a former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank and the chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (APC), Buba Galadima, as disgruntled Nigerians who spread fake news.
The army in a tweet on Thursday, March 14, described both Frank and Galadima as protagonists of fake news.
The tweet from the army urged the public to neither spread nor retweet their false information from Frank and Galadima.
"These are faces of disgruntled Nigerians spreading fake news. You are enjoined to neither spread nor retweet their false information," the tweet read.
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Meanwhile, prior to the 2019 general elections, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed warned that fake news and hate speech, if left unchecked, constitute the biggest threat to the 2019 general elections.
The minister said fake news had the capacity to alter the course of election, trigger legitimacy problem for the winner and the menace transcended political party lines, religion, ethnicity, and even nationality.
In another news report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has reacted to the alleged death of his driver and the purported report that he was in comatose, describing it as the handiwork of his political enemies in the state.
Legit.ng reports that the governor wrote on his Facebook page - Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, March 14, that the story was not only false but the imagination of his enemies.
El-Rufai declared that he was not surprised about the news, adding that he had been a permanent nightmare for PDP and all his political enemies in the state.
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