Nigeria’s Top Politicians With A History Of Spreading Fake News – Politics – Ontopnaija

Nigeria’s Top Politicians With A History Of Spreading Fake News - Politics - Nairaland

as a country faces several problems but one that has been a scourge is that of ‘Fake News’.

The Nigerian government through its Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, over the years maintain a stance to severely punish purveyors of fake news and hate speech.

Last October, Mohammed said: “purveyors of fake news and hate speech should not expect to sleep easy”.

However, understands that even government officials, including Mr Mohammed, are also guilty of spreading false information also known as ‘fake news’.

To start with the Minister of Information, Mr Mohammed in 2017 said he has never told a lie before but findings by this newspaper reveal that the claim is incorrect.

In this report, we looked at notable public officials and politicians with a past of disseminating false information:

1. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s Top Politicians With A History Of Spreading Fake News - Politics - Nairaland