Related Court sacks Donald Duke as SDP presidential candidate three hours past Politics INEC tasks ancient, spiritual leaders on PVCs assortment four hours past Politics Clamour mounts for growth of candidates in presidential dialogue thirteen hours past Politics Minister of data and Culture, Lai Mahound PHOTO: NAN The Minister of data and Culture Alhaji Lai Mahound has alleged that the opposition can go any length at fabricating “ludicrous and pretend stories”, to discredit the govt. earlier than 2019 elections The minister created the allegation in Kaduna once he paid a courtesy visit to the state Governor Nasir el-Rufai on the sideline of the forty seventh Meeting of the National Council on data, holding within the capital. The news organization of Federal Republic of Nigeria (NAN) reports states Commissioner of data, Heads of federal data parastatal agencies and different neutral attended the meeting with the theme, “Fighting faux News and Hate Speech to reinforce and National Unity” Mahound same the opposition had engaged consultants whose main job is to show out faux news at interval to discredit President Muhammadu Buhari and therefore the Administration. He cited the samples of “idiotic story of biological research of the President”, alleged frozen of the PDP Vice Presidential candidate, Peter cult and arrest of the son of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the opposition’s Presidential candidate. The minister World Health Organization delineated the story and allegations as faux same they were components of opposition’s methods to discredit the govt. and therefore the President to win sympathy of voters earlier than the 2019 election. He same the opposition resulted into faux news as a result of they were intimidated by the achievements of the Buhari administration and will not have interaction them on issue primarily based dialogue. He listed a number of the achievements within the areas of rising the economy, fighting corruption and insecurity and building infrastructure. Mahound charged the states to go with the efforts of the national within the fighting faux news and hate speech. in a very remark, the governor same the theme of the Council was apt and topical adding that Kaduna was happy to host the meeting being the state principally plagued by faux news.He charged the participants to come back up with robust recommendation that might facilitate in stamping out faux news and hate speech.