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Fake News alert: Buhari not going on 20-day UK visit

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Nigeria’s presidency has issued a red alert about purveyors of fake and concocted news who it said are on overdrive, spreading all manners of fake news about the President Buhari and his family.

Presidential adviser, Femi Adesina urged Nigerians to be careful about what they consume as news, and also share with others, particularly from the social media.

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One of the news stories making the rounds, he said was Buhari’s planned 20-day visit to the UK.

“An unfounded information has been making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to the United Kingdom for 20 days, and from there proceed to Saudi Arabia, and then Austria. Fake. It is nothing but falsehood from mischievous minds.

“Members of the First Family, Ministers, top government officials, the military, and other key institutions, are equally objects of this orchestrated falsehood, coming from enemies of national cohesion.

“We urge Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accept as credible information, and restrain themselves from sharing what they have not authenticated as genuine. That is how we can all collectively beat the malevolent minds at their pernicious games”.

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