Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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    ‘How did you leave Nigeria?’ — reactions to Nnamdi Kanu’s first ‘broadcast’ in 13 months

‘How did you leave Nigeria?’ — reactions to Nnamdi Kanu’s first ‘broadcast’ in 13 months

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), resurfaced online after over one year in hiding.While his supporters were still trying to authenticate a video of Kanu posted online on Friday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lawyer, said Kanu would address the public on Sunday.After some technical glitches, Kanu spoke around 6pm on Sunday and here are some reactions on [...]

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    Washing hands with soap ‘more effective than any vaccine’

Washing hands with soap ‘more effective than any vaccine’

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has described hand washing as a means of ensuring effective hygiene.Speaking at an event organised by Reckitt Benckiser (RB), producers of Dettol, the minister said hand washing with soap is more effective than any single vaccine.The event, organised in Abuja, was to mark the 2018 global hand washing day.Adewole also commended the organisation for its [...]

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    VIDEO: The Mediterranean Knights arrive Godswill Akpabio Stadium

VIDEO: The Mediterranean Knights arrive Godswill Akpabio Stadium

The Libyan national team arrived at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, ahead of their AFCON game against the Super Eagles.The Mediterranean Knights trooped into the stadium shortly after the Eagles had their last training session.[...]

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    ‘More sleepless nights for APC’ — Twitter reactions to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku

‘More sleepless nights for APC’ — Twitter reactions to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's endorsement of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 elections is generating reactions on social media.As expected, the supporters of the president are against this while those in the camp of Abubakar see it as a major boost.The arguments are back and forth. Obasanjo was trending on Twitter as of the time this compilation was made.See some [...]

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    VIDEO: Court summons Oshiomhole over alleged corruption

VIDEO: Court summons Oshiomhole over alleged corruption

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of  the All  Progressives Congress (APC), has been summoned by a federal high court in Abuja to answer questions over alleged corrupt practices he carried out while he was governor of Edo.Osadolor Ochei, a bishop, had filed against the former governor.The court has fixed October 23, 2018, for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and  [...]

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    VIDEO: Supporters of Marafa, Yari exchange blows during APC primary

VIDEO: Supporters of Marafa, Yari exchange blows during APC primary

Supporters of Abdul'aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, and Kabir Marafa, a senator from the state, disrupted the governorship primary election of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the state during the weekend.Marafa is one of the governorship aspirants in the state. The national working committee (NWC) panel could not conclude the primary which was rescheduled as a result of [...]

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    ‘His last shot’ — reactions to Atiku’s victory at PDP presidential primary

‘His last shot’ — reactions to Atiku’s victory at PDP presidential primary

A torrent of reactions has trailed the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The former vice-president defeated Aminu Tambuwal, Bukola Saraki and nine other aspirants to win the PDP ticket for the 2019 presidential election.Atiku's victory is currently trending on Twitter, a social media platform where he is an active participant.Here are some reactions [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: ‘Pain of rigging’ — Oshiomhole’s gaffe on Osun rerun

TRENDING VIDEO: ‘Pain of rigging’ — Oshiomhole’s gaffe on Osun rerun

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is trending on social media over a blunder he made during a press conference on Friday.Oshiomhole made the gaffe while commenting on the Osun governorship rerun election which was won by Gboyega Oyetola, his party's candidate."I think that for democracy to flourish, only people who can accept the pain of [...]

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    ‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the conduct of the Osun rerun election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), emerged winner of the rerun which was marred by voter harassment and intimidation.While supporters of Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are crying foul over the poll, it is [...]

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    ‘INEC can’t amend the constitution’ — and other reactions to inconclusive Osun poll

‘INEC can’t amend the constitution’ — and other reactions to inconclusive Osun poll

Nigerians on social media are reacting to the outcome of the governorship election in Osun state.The election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the difference between the cancelled votes and margin between the candidates with the highest votes.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola of the All [...]

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    ‘Fastest decision made by Buhari asides flying to London’ — reactions to Bichi’s appointment

‘Fastest decision made by Buhari asides flying to London’ — reactions to Bichi’s appointment

A flurry of reactions has been pouring in since the appointment of Yusuf Bichi as the new director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS).Bichi was on Thursday appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to take over from Matthew Seyeifa who was the acting director-general.Seyifa was elevated to the position by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo while President Buhari was on vacation in London.The [...]

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    VIDEO: Thousands attend pro-Buhari rally in  Akwa Ibom

VIDEO: Thousands attend pro-Buhari rally in Akwa Ibom

The turnout at President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Eket senatorial district of Akwa Ibom state was massive.Ita Enang, senior special adviser to the president on national assembly matters, posted a video of the rally on Tuesday.Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state, was among the prominent politicians at the event.Watch the video:https://twitter.com/SenItaEnang/status/1039569097036574720?s=19 [...]

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    Nigerian journalists demand better welfare

Nigerian journalists demand better welfare

Journalist gathered at Civic Innovation Lab, Abuja, on Tuesday to campaign for a better welfare.The event organized by Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) had participants from different organisations in attendance.At the event, journalists shared their experiences with their employers, and some media houses owing salaries were inducted into the ‘hall [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sallah celebration across the nation

PHOTOS: Sallah celebration across the nation

Muslim faithful across the world celebrated Sallah on Tuesday. Those in Nigeria were not left out.Below are some pictures of how some dignitaries in Nigeria marked the special day.PHOTO CREDIT: Hesso Foto and Twitter [...]

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    VIDEO: Greatest hits of Aretha Franklin, the unrivalled queen of soul

VIDEO: Greatest hits of Aretha Franklin, the unrivalled queen of soul

Multiple Grammy award winner and musical icon Aretha Franklin passed away at 76 on Thursday.In honour of her passing, here is Franklin performing some of her greatest hits that earned her 18 Grammy awards.[...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki leads former APC governors to PDP NEC meeting

PHOTOS: Saraki leads former APC governors to PDP NEC meeting

Senate President Bukola Saraki, Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, attended the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Thursday.The top politicians are among key members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who defected to the PDP recently.Although the ruling party has dismissed reports that their defection would [...]

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