Africa Check has debunked a number of articles claiming that various global leaders support the establishment of the sovereign state of Biafra.
"He has been to North East Nigeria, he has given out thousands of dollars to them for health and education development," it says. "Now he promised to assist Biafra to develop health, education and technology when it becomes a nation."
No evidence of link between Gates and Biafra
'The article is false'
Africa Check asked Olufunke Olufon, a communications officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Nigeria office, about the article.
"The article referenced in your email below is false," she said.
"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works in close partnership with Nigeria's federal and state governments, civil society, the private sector and development partners in support of the country's development goals - particularly in human capital development, health, agriculture, nutrition, digital innovation and data and financial services for the poor." - Allwell Okpi