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Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Ishilove: 6:08pm On Jan 14
In this age of social media, it is very easy to give into the temptation of spreading news without proper checks, especially when they are being disseminated by supposedly reputable media outlets. However, thankfully there are still some who take the time out for fact checks.

Several media publications last week claimed that a Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza was one of the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 plane that crashed in Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 onboard.

The news was published by reputed media outlets in Nigeria including, The Punch, ThisDayLive, Legit and several other websites. A Google search of the name “Dauda Onoruoiza” showed, at least, 10-page results.

According to all of these sources, Onoruoiza, a Kogi State-born, until his death worked with Boeing on a three-month training in Ukraine and was attached to the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the mechanical noise of the aircraft. It was reported that Onoruoiza was meant to report back to the company because the said plane was scheduled for maintenance on Monday, January 13, 2020, in Ukraine.

Majority of the publications carried a picture of the supposed dead Nigerian.

Many threads were created on Nairaland on this matter and one even managed to grace the frontpage briefly before it was yanked off by the supermoderator. https://www.nairaland.com/5626777/nigerian-dauda-onoruoiza-among-victims


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But was a Nigerian, Dauda Onoruoiza, on-board?

According to the official passengers and crew members manifests, released by the Ukraine International Airlines and the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday, the name Dauda Onoruoiza is conspicuously missing and a close look at all of the 176 names listed on both releases, show that none of the names is of Nigerian origin.

According to a tweet from Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, it said the victims include 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals.

Yevhenii Dykhne, president of Ukraine International Airlines, said that most of the dead passengers were in transit to Ukraine to connect to further flights.

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, said 138 of the passengers on the flight were going to fly on to Canada, and that their connecting flight arrived in Toronto with many seats empty.

Boeing, which the publications claimed the ‘dead’ Nigerian worked for acknowledged the crash and sympathised with the families of those that died. It, however, never claimed its staff was on board the ill-fated plane.
https://guardian.ng/news/fact-check-claims-that-nigerian-died-in-iran-plane-crash-untrue/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Ishilove: 6:09pm On Jan 14
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) published the list of 167 passengers and 9 crew members involved in the fatal crash on their website.

See below Flight PS752 passenger manifest: The list contains the names in English, as well as dates of birth. Go through them carefully and note there is no Nigerian name.


Abaspourqadi Mohamm 1986
Abbasnezhad Mojtaba 1993
Abtahiforoushani Seyedmehran 1982
Aghabali Iman 1991
Agha Miri Maryam 1973
Ahmadi Motahereh 2011
Ahmadi Muh Sen 2014
Ahmadi Rahmtin 2010
Ahmadi Sekinhe 1989
Ahmady Mitra 1973
Amirliravi Mahsa 1989
Arasteh Fareed 1987
Arbabbahrami Arshia 2000
Arsalani Evin 1990
Asadilari Mohammadhossein 1996
Asadilari Zeynab 1998
Ashrafi Habibabadi Amir 1991
Attar Mahmood 1950
Azadian Roja 1977
Azhdari Ghanimat 1983
Badiei Ardestani Mehraban 2001
Bashiri Samira 1990
Beiruti Mohammad Amin 1990
Borghei Negar 1989
Choupannejad Shekoufeh 1963
Dadashnejad Delaram 1993
Daneshmand Mojgan 1976
Dhirani Asgar 1945
Djavadi Asll Hamidreza 1967
Djavadi Asll Kian 2002
Ebnoddin Hamidi Ardalan 1971
Ebnoddin Hamidi Kamyar 2004
Ebrahim Niloufar 1985
Ebrahimi Khoei Behnaz 1974
Eghbali Bazoft Shahrokh 1960
Eghbali Bazoft Shahzad 2011
Eghbalian Parisa 1977
Elyasi Mohammad Mahdi 1991
Emami Sayedmahdi 1959
Emami Sophie 2014
Eshaghian Dorcheh Mehdi 1995
Esmaeilion Reera 2010
Esnaashary Esfahani Mansour 1990
Faghihi Sharieh 1961
Falsafi Faezeh 1973
Falsafi Faraz 1988
Farzaneh Aida 1986
Feghahati Shakiba 1980
Foroutan Marzieh 1982
Ghaderpanah Iman 1985
Ghaderpanah Parinaz 1986
Ghafouri Azar Siavash 1984
Ghandchi Daniel 2011
Ghandchi Dorsa 2003
Ghasemi Ariani Milad 1987
Ghasemi Dastjerdi Fatemeh 1994
Ghasemi Amirhossein 1987
Ghasemi Kiana 2000
Ghavi Mandieh 1999
Ghavi Masoumeh 1989
Gholami Farideh 1981
Ghorbani Bahabadi A 1998
Golbabapour Suzan 1970
Gorji Pouneh 1994
Haghjoo Saharnaz 1982
Hajesfandiari Bahareh 1978
Hajiaghavand Sadaf 1992
Hajighassemi Mandieh 1981
Hamzeei Sara 1986
Hasani/sadi Zahra 1994
Hashemi Shanrzad 1974
Hassannezhad Parsa 2003
Hatefi Mostaghim Sahan 1987
Hayatdavoudi Hadis 1992
Jadidi Elsa 2011
Jadidi Pedran 1991
Jamshidi Shadi 1988
Jebelli Mohammaddam 1990
Kadkhoda Zaden Mohammaddam 1979
Kadkhodazaden Kasha 1990
Karamimoghadam Bahareh 1986
Katebi Rahimen 1999
Kaveh Azaden 1979
Kazerani Fatemeh 1987
Khadem Forough 1981
Kobiuk Olga 1958
Lindberg Emil 2012
Lindberg Erik 2010
Lindberg Raheleh 1982
Lindberg Mikael 1979
Madani Firouzeh 1965
Maghsoudlouestarabadi Siavash 1976
Maghsoudlouesterabadi Paria 2004
Mahmoodi Fatemeh 1989
Malakhova Olena 1981
Malek Maryam 1979
Maleki Dizaje Fereshteh 1972
Mamani Sara 1983
Mianji Mohammadjavad 1992
Moeini Mohammad 1984
Moghaddam Rosstin 2010
Mohammadi Mehdi 1999
Molani Hiva 1981
Molani Kurdia 2018
Moradi Amir 1998
Morattab Arvin 1984
Moshrefrazavimoghaddam Soheila 1964
Mousavi Daria 2005
Mousavi Dorina 2010
Mousavibafrooei Pedram 1972
Nabiyi Elnaz 1989
Naderi Farzahen 1981
Naghibi Zahra 1975
Naghib Lahouti Mehr 1987
Nahavandi Milad 1985
Niazi Arnica 2011
Niazi Arsan 2008
Niknam Farhad 1975
Norouzi Alireza 2008
Nourian Ghazal 1993
Oladi Alma 1992
Omidbakhsh Roja 1996
Ovaysi Amir Hossein 1978
Ovaysi Asal 2013
Pasavand Fatemeh 2002
Pey Alireza 1972
Pourghaderi Ayeshe 1983
Pourjam Mansour 1966
Pourshabanoshibi Naser 1966
Pourzarabi Arash 1993
Raana Shahab 1983
Rahimi Jiwan 2016
Rahimi Razgar 1981
Rahmanifar Nasim 1994
Razzaghi Khamsi Ni 1974
Rezai Mahdi 2000
Rezae Hossain 1999
Saadat Saba 1998
Saadat Sara 1996
Saadat Zeinolabedin 1990
Saati Kasra 1972
Sadeghi Alvand 1990
Sadeghi Anisa 2009
Sadeghi Mirmohammad 1976
Sadeghi Sahand 1980
Sadighi Neda 1969
Sadr Niloufar 1958
Sadr Seyednoojan 2008
Saeedinia Amirhosse 1994
Safarpoorkoloor Pe 1999
Saket Mohammadhosse 1986
Salahi Moh 1988
Saleheh Mohammad 1987
Saraeian Sajedeh 1993
Setareh Kokab Hamid 1988
Shadkhoo Sheyda 1978
Shaterpour Khiaban 1988
Soltani Paniz 1991
Tahmasebi Khademasa 1984
Tajik Mahdi 1999
Tajik Shahram 1998
Tarbhai Afifa 1964
Tarbha Alina 1988
Toghian Darya 1997
Zarei Arad 2002
Zibaie Maya 2004
Zokaei Sam 1977


Flight Crew- Comprised three pilots:

Captain Volodymyr Gaponenko
Instructor pilot Oleksiy Naumkin
First officer Serhii Khomenko

Cabin crew- Six flight attendants:

Ihor Matkov, chief flight attendant;
Kateryna Statnik;
Mariia Mykytiuk;
Valeriia Ovcharuk;
Yuliia Solohub;
Denys Lykhno.

https://www.flyuia.com/ua/en/news/2020/flight-ps752-passenger-list

When this news broke I searched for sources, but it seems all the media outlets reporting quoting one another without an actual official confirmation. This, folks, is CRAPPY journalism.

It is utterly disgraceful that media outlets like Punch and ThisDay will feature unverified news like the myriad of unprofessional bloggers that crowd cyberspace. Absolutely shameful. angry

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by helinues: 6:12pm On Jan 14
Hahahahaha

Who orchestrated this lies in the first place? Social media regulator bills should take effect jare

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by madridguy(m): 6:14pm On Jan 14
Maybe someone want to claim insurance lipsrsealed

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Daniel058(m): 9:51pm On Jan 14
angry So sad angry Terrorism of a certain religion caused their deaths .

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by chuxyfranklin(m): 9:51pm On Jan 14
Nice one
Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by SenecaTheYonger(m): 9:52pm On Jan 14
Maybe that social media bill wasn't bad afterall. Damn bros, I think we fvcked up!!!

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Luckysbab: 9:52pm On Jan 14
Ishi-baby. Iyawo baba arugbo grin

Oya, make I go continue to read cheesy

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by payperpost: 9:52pm On Jan 14
wow
Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Nickshrapnel(m): 9:52pm On Jan 14
When I saw news that a Nigerian was among the dead, I searched for proof but only saw nationals of the deceased so I assumed that the supposed Nigerian was also a Canadian

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Ebenezar2020(m): 9:52pm On Jan 14
I just observed that almost all the names there are Muslim and Iranian names.
if any Nigerian was in that plane then we would have no other option than to declare war with the useless Iran, deploy our able gallant soldiers to Iran under the leadership of the able Brigadier General Tukur Buratai the Slayer or Boko Haram and IPOB terrorists.
We'd have dealt so hard with Iran to show that we Nigerians are the giant of Africa.

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by NotMyType: 9:53pm On Jan 14
It's mostly fake news this days....

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by kay29000(m): 9:53pm On Jan 14
Better
Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Iamgrey5(m): 9:53pm On Jan 14
85% of those killed are Iranian.

90% of those killed are Muslims.

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:53pm On Jan 14
The news was published by reputed media outlets in Nigeria including, The Punch, ThisDayLive, Legit and several other websites.

What?
To what end is the fake news of the Nigerian for.

A big shame on Punch Newspaper.
They have been reduced to an online outlet like Yabaleft.com.

How the mighty have fallen!


We need a bill in our darling nation to put all these fake news carrier into check.

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by CotenantNIG: 9:54pm On Jan 14
nigeria has a very powerful propanganda machine

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by thundafire: 9:54pm On Jan 14
I don't know if Nigeria like hearing bad news or has dey heard compensation dey put up a name

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by adewest1999(m): 9:55pm On Jan 14
Audio Nigerian

Omo Iran fawk up gan o.......some people there na complete family sha

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by CGT7: 9:55pm On Jan 14
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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by GreetMe(m): 9:56pm On Jan 14
See people up there using this as an excuse to why the social media regulation bill should be passed.

Bunch of fukers!

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by ceeroh(m): 9:56pm On Jan 14
Maintenance Technician needed urgently!
Renumeration: 80k


Must have knowledge of both mechanical and electrical maintenance.

Servicing of Generating set, Repairs.

Fixing and changing of electrical units, switches, change over etc.

Call the number on my signature.
Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by Crayfish09: 9:56pm On Jan 14
Ipob handwork
Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by RadicalNigerian(m): 9:56pm On Jan 14
This is what happens when reputable media outlets rely on tweets from Dauda Mumuni tweeting from a cheap China phone with free data as their source... journalists now lift unconfirmed reports from social media without fact finding.

Copy and paste Lazy reporters.

I don't even bother buying newspapers these days, I am more current than all of them, just imagine buying a newspaper in the morning to read what you already read on your phone last night.

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Re: Claims That Nigerian Died In Iran Plane Crash Are False - Fact Check by GamalNasser: 9:56pm On Jan 14
I for taya !!! That's guy didn't look like somebody that worked in Boeing

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