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Buhari’s New Media Aide Lauretta Onochie Nabbed in Fake News Scandal

President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has been nabbed peddling fake news on Nigerian social media.

Onochie, tweeting via her verified handle @Laurestar shared photographs of a Nasarawa-Jos road construction project purportedly done by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

However, the images posted by Onochie were images from a foreign construction project lifted from iStock photos.

Smart Nigerians on social media busted Onochie, pointing out the fraudulence in her tweet.

The development generated a firestorm on Twitter Nigeria with many commentators berating the Buhari administration and its handlers for weaponising fake news as a tool of propaganda.

Take a look at some tweets below:

Following intense social media backlash, Onochie deleted the embarrassing tweet and apologised for misleading the public.




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