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Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by wakabobo: 8:38pm On Jul 11
GIST FROM WAKABOBO.COM

According to NAN, A National Campaign Against Fake News has been launched in Nigeria by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who described the phenomenon a time bomb that can detonate with deadly consequences if left unchecked.

At a world press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister also described fake news a a global epidemic that could be worse than all the plagues that the world has recorded put together, a clear and present danger to global peace and security, and a threat to democracy.

He said the fake news phenomenon is capable of undermining confidence in the media, adding: ”Once the people lose confidence in the media, the media and the society are in trouble.”

Alhaji Mohammed said the essence of the campaign is to ”sensitize all Nigerians to the dangers posed to the peace and security, and indeed the corporate existence of Nigeria by the phenomenon, and the fact that each and every Nigerian has a role to play in curtailing the spread of fake news”.

He explained that though the federal government has been calling national attention to the issue of fake news and hate speeches since last year, ”the timing of the launch is also not unconnected to the role of fake news in aggravating the various crises in the country as well as the need to check this phenomenon ahead of the 2019 elections.”

The Minister said the government will use all the information dissemination tools at its disposal, work with both the traditional and social media, as well as the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to sensitize Nigerians.

He said the campaign will, however, not involve the use of coercion and censorship, but appealed to the media to lead the campaign, and to Nigerians not to share any news or message unless they can vouch for its source and authenticity

Citing instances from around the world to illustrate the dangers posed by fake news, Alhaji Mohammed said a recent study by researchers at the Ohio State University in the US concluded that Russian interference and the fake news it promoted probably played a significant role in depressing Hilary Clinton’s support on election day during the 2016 presidential elections in the US.

He also said that in India, about a dozen people have been killed in the past six weeks just because of fake news or hoax messages, noting: ”The victims were lynched after they were falsely accused of child abduction based on fake messages circulated via the social media platform, WhatsApp.”

The Minister said that last week, a national newspaper in Nigeria reported on its front page that a court has ordered the National Assembly to begin impeachment of Buhari, which was not the case.

”The problem with that news item is that it is fake news. According to the certified true copy of the order, the Presiding Judge of the Federal High Court in Osogbo ordered and I quote: ‘The applicants are hereby granted leave to issue and bring an Application for the order of Mandamus to compel 1st to 3rd Respondents to start impeachment proceedings against the 4th Respondent, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’. This was manipulated to read that the court has given the go-ahead for the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against the President. Fake News,” he said

The launch, which was sponsored by the NTA, FRCN, and three newspapers – The Nation, Vanguard and Leadership – was attended by all the heads of the media parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), representatives of the security agencies, social media practitioners and journalists.

Culled from>>>>https://wakabobo.com/lai-mohammed-launches-campaign-against-fake-news-in-nigeria-details/

Cc; Lalasticlala

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by Sanchase: 8:51pm On Jul 11
You are mad, i dedicate this FTC to FAYOSE and poor Nigerians, the solution is not PVC, the solution is within you(when they offer you N5000 for vote, take the money and vote the opposition .

FTC

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by veekid(m): 8:51pm On Jul 11
Agbaaya oshi

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by Reichtag: 8:51pm On Jul 11
FUCKTARDS IN GOVERNMENT!!!




MISPLACED PRIORITY!!

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by Damilola97: 8:52pm On Jul 11
FTC grin

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by lawrenzi(m): 8:52pm On Jul 11
There should be a campaign against "lie" Muhammad. This country is a joke

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by Omeokachie: 8:52pm On Jul 11
Is Lai launching campaign against himself? Cos he is fake.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by MRAKBEE(m): 8:53pm On Jul 11
See Person were dey give fake news dey launch campaign against fake news..
What an irony..

I learnt Lauretta the palm wine expert is on nairaland with an igbo moniker.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by chiedu7: 8:53pm On Jul 11
LIAR MOHAMMED WAN LUNCH AGAINST FAKE NEWS.
NEXT DEM GO SAY "EVANS THE KIDNAPER WAN CAMPAIGN AGAINST KIDNAPPING"

ALL I CAN DO IS .................

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by brodalokie: 8:53pm On Jul 11
What happened?
Going by some mathematical calculation I am inclined to believe that Russia may have played a big role to bring on Donald Trump. The news flash is coming from within the country and in every rumors there will be some truth.
Russia is the Bishop and the US is the King. Donald Trump is a Gemini sign which has it's ruling planet as Mercury. Mercury is Hermes the messenger of Zeus (Bishop).
I am sure of this but it doesn't mean Donald Trump can't do good or cut the ties. As a Christian he is free from the pagan political hex.
Lastly, everything (real or fake) will be tried by fire and only the right material will stand up right.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by wingmanII: 8:53pm On Jul 11
He should start from himself.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by W3xy1(m): 8:53pm On Jul 11
E ma gbo? Sho ro niyen? I think we should launch campaign against fake promises from you and your oga

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by cashlurd(m): 8:53pm On Jul 11
Lai Mohammed the lying devil himself sensitizing about fake news? All what he has been saying through the media, is there anyone that isnt fake and a lie?


Lai has no moral standing to talk about fake and cheap media lies.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by SalamRushdie: 8:53pm On Jul 11
When will he launch a campaign against killer Herdmens who are doing the actual killing in hundreds monthly ...

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by Awoo88: 8:53pm On Jul 11
Can you imagine Mr fake news himself!!!

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by bedspread: 8:53pm On Jul 11
Can u Imagine!!
This Liar!!!

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by franchasng(m): 8:53pm On Jul 11
He should start from himself because he is the most dishonest, lying liar of a Minister Nigeria has ever produced since 1960 which matches with his name....Lai = Liar Mohammed undecided

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by grossintel(m): 8:53pm On Jul 11
Fools everywhere.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by 4601CE(m): 8:54pm On Jul 11
grin grin

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by link2ok22: 8:54pm On Jul 11
Clown running the affairs of a nation as big as Nigeria,

Please where is Lauretta Onochie sorry Ngweukwenu, come as defend your pay masters and stop been lazy.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by DWJOBScom(m): 8:54pm On Jul 11
Isn’t that what brought you guys to power??

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by Sharpshooota: 8:54pm On Jul 11
A crowned liar launching campaign against fake news




Wonders shall never cease

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by karimcarim(m): 8:54pm On Jul 11
Who is the originator of fake news in Nigeria?

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by shugacain: 8:54pm On Jul 11
Launch campaign for fake or forging of certificate too mugu

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:54pm On Jul 11
GOOD WAY TO GO

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by bobnatlo(m): 8:54pm On Jul 11
Ok naa
Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by 4601CE(m): 8:54pm On Jul 11
SalamRushdie:
When will he launch a campaign against killer Herdmens who are doing the actual killing in hundreds monthly ...
you can launch the campaign too angry
Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by GworoChewinMaga: 8:54pm On Jul 11
The progenitor of all fake news in Nigeria is launching a war against fake news? This is like Satan declaring war on sin.

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by KEVIND: 8:54pm On Jul 11
Who are the proponent of fake news in Nigeria?
I remember vividly when APC accused President Jonathan of training Snipers to kill opposition members. was that not a fake news?
for example :
1.We Are in Jonathan's Sniper List — Buhari, Akande, el-Rufai, Others
https://www.naija.ng/55808.html

2.Alleged training of snipers: APC warns Jonathan
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/alleged-training-of-snipers-apc-warns-jonathan/15834.html
How many people did the sniper killed?

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by exporters101: 8:54pm On Jul 11
While he himself is fake news. What an irony

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Re: Lai Mohammed Launches Campaign Against Fake News In Nigeria - Details by FKMagazine(m): 8:55pm On Jul 11
Pls who's d chairman

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