Recently updated on April 15th, 2023 at 09:54 pm
This compilation and assessment by PositiveNaija provides a guide on reliable and up-to-date Nigerian apps to identify, fact-check and report fake news and products.
Apps with user ratings less than 3.0 (assessed alongside with user feedback shared on the app store) are not included in this compilation. Apps that have not been updated for a long time are also not included. In instances where user ratings and feedback are unavailable on the app store, we encourage extra vigilance by (prospective) users.
Nigerian Apps To Identify, Fact-check And Report Fake News And Products
“A lot of people think they can easily identify a fake product when they see it.
In reality, it’s never quite that simple. Fake products have evolved over the years to become quite like the real ones. For example, a fake malaria drug looks exactly like the original; same look, same feel. Would you really want to leave it to chance? Risk it being fake and then making the condition even worse?
ChekkitApp erases that doubt.”
“Run Am is the Nigerian Pidgin word that captures the intention to verify or fact-check news source to be sure it is valid and authentic. Not news intended to disrupt society or cause panic or mayhem. Run Am is an AI-enabled real-time news authentication and verification application for data-driven and investigative journalism to mobilize and catalyze citizens’ action to tackle corruption and other related practices. For accountable elections and governance in Nigeria. The Run Am App has an inbuilt algorithm to verify information in circulation about the electoral processes, politics, and governance to promote Electoral accountability and Checkmating fraud or corrupt practices.”
“You’re a smart, well-informed consumer with a keen eye for quality, genuine products.
But how can you be 100% sure that what you are buying is genuine? What if you bought something important like Diabetes medicine only to realize it’s not working because the product doesn’t have the right ingredients?
Sproxil’s award-winning, innovative Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) solution, now available as a mobile app”
*This compilation [Nigerian Apps To Identify, Fact-check And Report Fake News And Products] was first researched by Toju Micheal Ogbe on the 11th of June 2022 – and was last updated by Toju Micheal Ogbe – without interference or sponsorship by the featured apps.
Written and poster designed by: Toju Micheal Ogbe.
*This research is open for/to suggestion, donation, sponsorship, collaboration, partnership or advertisement (+2349064503292).
Other Nigerian apps include:
- Accounting and book keeping
- Agricultural trading and investment
- Animal health, nutrition and business
- Booking local and international road travels
- Booking taxi services
- Buying, investing and trading in gold, silver and other precious metals
- Buying, selling, renting and leasing lands, houses, apartments and offices
- Buying, selling, servicing and verification of cars, vehicles or automobiles
- Educational and fun learning apps for children
- Emergency services
- Environmental/waste management and recycling
- Errands and logistics
- Event planning and management
- Financial literacy
- Food ordering and delivery
- Identifying and reporting fake products
- Investing in stocks, treasury bills and other financial products
- Learning indigenous languages
- Marketing, business, professional and job opportunities
- Mobile internet browsing and security (browsers, VPNs, antivirus, etc.)
- Nutrition, fitness and health
- Parents and parental control
- Reporting sexual misconducts, harassment and violence
- Scheduling meetings
- Social media
- Streaming & listening to songs and music
- Travel and tourism
- Upskilling and placements
- Watching and streaming movies