To the doubting Thomases in Nigeria and rogue web platforms such as www.metro-fm.com and www.huffingtonpost-fm.com, here are more photographs of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, debunking all the falsehoods being peddled about him.
President Buhari is at the moment on vacation in London.
Omojuwa.com in a write-up has exposed the purveyors of the fake news, as bad clones of the original websites.
“The metro-uk.com that published the news that Buhari died was only registered on October 15, 2016 and will expire a year after. On the other hand, the clone Huffington Post website that claimed that Buhari attempted to kill himself was created on November 19, 2016 and like the former website, was registered for just one year”, said a writer on the platform.
“Each of these websites was registered via proxy and hosted on Go Daddy. Conversely, the actual Metro UK website was created on August 1, 1996 and Huffington Post on March 10, 2005, with the names of the owners attached to them.
“Invariably, both metro-uk.com and huffingtonpost-fm.com were set up less than a month from each other, ostensibly in a bid to publish unsubstantiated and fake reports,” wrote Adeeko Ademola.
President Buhari will return home on 6 February.