“The Fake News That Recently Put Me In Trouble With My Wife.” -VP, Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has spoken out about the trouble a fake news circulated by some bloggers got him into with his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo.

This disclosure was made by the dad-of-3 while speaking on Wednesday at a BBC symposium on fake news tagged “Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News.”

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According to the Vice President who will be celebrating 30-years of marriage with his wife this year, a photo depicting him posing with two strippers was put on a blog…

He recounted:

“I have been one of the targets of fake news. It can also sometimes cause you marital peace. I got a call from my wife about three or four weeks ago and she said “Yemi what are you doing with strippers” and I said, “what do you mean by strippers?” So, I read a story in a famous blog that said, ‘Osinbajo caught with strippers’. And there was a photograph of me sitting between two perfectly clothed ladies but underneath this picture, the same ladies were not wearing much. In fact-checking (I noticed that) the photographs with these two ladies at an entertainment event were taken when they were perfectly clothed but by the time the story was put out, it was as though I had taken a photo with them at the time they were not clothed at all.

As it turns out, I wasn’t in the picture of where they were not wearing clothes but just the caption. The stories and all that gave the impression that here I was in the company of these ladies at a point when they were doing their business. I think the capacity of fake news to cause great harm is not in doubt at all.”

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