Saturday, February 17, 2018

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    ‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

Nigerians have been reacting to the resignation of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma stepped down following pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).Last year, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, honoured Zuma by erecting a statue in his honour.Although he was criticsed over this, Okorocha defended his action. However, critics are back in action following Zuma's exit.Below are some [...]

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    VIDEO: I have no reason to resign, says Fayose’s chief of staff

VIDEO: I have no reason to resign, says Fayose’s chief of staff

Dipo Anisulowo, chief of staff to Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he has no reason to resign.Anisulowo said this in response to his resignation letter which was widely circulated.He was quoted to have said he quit his post because the governor had divided the ruling party in the state ahead of the governorship election.Anisulowo spoke in this video:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara honour Ekwueme

PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara honour Ekwueme

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President  Bukola Saraki; and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, were among those who received the remains of former Vice-President  Alex Ekwueme at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday.Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture was also present at the event.Here are some pictures: [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: I was paid by politicians to blackmail Suleiman, says Stephanie Otobo

TRENDING VIDEO: I was paid by politicians to blackmail Suleiman, says Stephanie Otobo

Stephanie Otobo, the Canada-based singer who claimed to have had an affair with Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, says she lied.Otobo said she was "heavily paid" by powerful politicians and some pastors to blackmail Suleiman.In a video trending online, Otobo made the disclosure before Suleiman's church congregation in Auchi, Edo state.The singer also asked for forgiveness from the cleric [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari off to AU summit

PHOTOS: Buhari off to AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja to attend the 30th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, were among those who saw Buhari off to the airport.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    ‘He failed to list one important failure’, ‘OBJ not too old to go to jail’… reactions to Obasanjo’s letter bomb

‘He failed to list one important failure’, ‘OBJ not too old to go to jail’… reactions to Obasanjo’s letter bomb

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is currently trending on social media over the shot fired at President Muhammadu Buhari.Rejecting Buhari's 2019 bid, the elder statesman told the incumbent president to retire from active service.He also listed what he considered as the 'sins" of the only man who shares with him the record of ruling Nigeria as a military head of state [...]

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    VIDEO: Auto accident on Lokoja-Abuja highway

VIDEO: Auto accident on Lokoja-Abuja highway

An accident involving a truck loaded with fertilizer and a Toyota Sienna took place on Monday in the Abaji session of the Lokoja-Abuja highway.According to an eyewitness, two persons lost their lives in the Toyota Sienna vehicle with plate number; Ebonyi: ZLL-333XA.Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) arrived at the scene and were able to put the situation [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates new train coaches in Kaduna

PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates new train coaches in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated new train coaches and locomotives at  Rigasa train station in Kaduna state on Thursday.Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, attended the event.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Hotel, filling station — Lagos seals off property of ‘Badoo kingpin’

PHOTOS: Hotel, filling station — Lagos seals off property of ‘Badoo kingpin’

The Lagos state government on Wednesday sealed off property belonging to Alaka Kamal, a suspected Bado kingpin.The property include a filling station, a hotel and event centre believed to proceeds from his criminal activities.Here are some of the pictures of the property[...]

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    ‘Buhari employing ghost workers’… Twitter reactions to dead board appointees

‘Buhari employing ghost workers’… Twitter reactions to dead board appointees

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed at least four dead persons into board of government agencies and reactions are pouring in on social media. While the presidency is yet to react to the development, Nigerians are having a field day with wisecracks, sarcastic comments, and criticism on Twitter.Here are of their some reactions.https://twitter.com/OgbeniDipo/status/947066720627363840https://twitter.com/ayosogunro/status/947015561573289984https://twitter.com/femiTRIP/status/947008418526695424https://twitter.com/AttahBr/status/947031679562080256https://twitter.com/Asiwaju_limited/status/947051260645183488https://twitter.com/EditiEffiong/status/947060482438987776https://twitter.com/muky_zanna/status/947029103898775552https://twitter.com/oki_peter_/status/947039311442137090https://twitter.com/d_problemsolver/status/947048921662095361https://twitter.com/Onos147/status/947059096305446912https://twitter.com/Shodiyaade/status/947061305931960321https://twitter.com/TruthfulAli/status/947073948537278464https://twitter.com/CornelArinze/status/947074013976809472https://twitter.com/aliyu_saleeh/status/947076925431996416https://twitter.com/ozorcchristian/status/947076372660400128https://twitter.com/ebuka_akara/status/947074083744878594https://twitter.com/Bishop_Tee04/status/947073465764470785https://twitter.com/femiTRIP/status/947008418526695424 [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s supporters should unfollow me’ ‘Petrol stations now collect gate fee’ — social media boils over fuel scarcity

‘Buhari’s supporters should unfollow me’ ‘Petrol stations now collect gate fee’ — social media boils over fuel scarcity

For the third week running, fuel has been a scarce commodity in the country.From Lagos to Abuja to Enugu, Kaduna, fuel queues have taken over major roads. The situation has grown worse despite assurances from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Some aggrieved Nigerians decided to vent on Twitter.Here are some tweets on the situation:https://twitter.com/SaniKadiri/status/944277733303050241 I just bought fuel N300 after queuing [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo, wife warm up for Christmas

PHOTOS: Osinbajo, wife warm up for Christmas

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Dolapo, his adorable wife, are in the news again.The couple known for making tongues wag through the display of affection are already in the mood of festivity.Dolapo posed beside her caring husband in some pictures which were released on Friday.In one of the pictures, the granddaughter of the late Obafemi Awolowo helped her husband to adjust his Santa cap.With [...]

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    VIDEO: As #EndSARS rages on, officers arrest ‘innocent man’

VIDEO: As #EndSARS rages on, officers arrest ‘innocent man’

Almost five days after its inception on Nigerian social media, the #EndSARS campaign has refused to abate.While it rages on, a video showing men of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) arresting a supposedly innocent man in Abeokuta, Ogun state, has surfaced online.In the video shared by Instablog9ja, the victim was said to be on his way to wash a car when he [...]

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    ‘Political transfer window open’, ‘He’s like a rolling stone’ – Twitter reacts to Atiku’s defection

‘Political transfer window open’, ‘He’s like a rolling stone’ – Twitter reacts to Atiku’s defection

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday morning.Abubakar, who alleged that the ruling party was dying, kept quiet about his next political move.However, Nigerians have been commenting on his defection. Here are some Twitter reactions:https://twitter.com/heymode/status/933971808419753984 https://twitter.com/IAmChrismike/status/933985373658771457 https://twitter.com/kayodebakre8/status/933961052886323200 https://twitter.com/abubakar47i/status/933966496463835136 https://twitter.com/jeffphilips1/status/933964890397691904 https://twitter.com/adeyanjudeji/status/933967210292436992 https://twitter.com/4eyedmonk/status/933964901529391104 https://twitter.com/Deshysmalls/status/933979407454261248 https://twitter.com/tope414/status/933964546523484161 https://twitter.com/ayosogunro/status/933970473125212160 https://twitter.com/i_am_Anomeli/status/933973426997551105 https://twitter.com/chonsyy/status/933973075045027840 https://twitter.com/GrandVerve/status/933979281109278720 https://twitter.com/Ogalolu_/status/933979242211217408 https://twitter.com/LANREWAJU_/status/933977029283860481 https://twitter.com/edozie01/status/933978745609875457 https://twitter.com/pojugreat/status/933977009771950080 https://twitter.com/OdikoGodwin/status/933977006756257792 https://twitter.com/Solar_unique/status/933976956147847170 https://twitter.com/pearl2prince/status/933976460636971009 https://twitter.com/femiTRIP/status/933977973761429504 https://twitter.com/akaebube/status/933976135532150784 https://twitter.com/Oddy4real/status/933975412555862017 https://twitter.com/Oddy4real/status/933974627034042369 https://twitter.com/Zahra_XIII/status/933979631736238080 https://twitter.com/bolajiolojo/status/933979230844710912 https://twitter.com/Only_1_josh/status/933979181041487872 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts oba of Benin at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts oba of Benin at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received the oba of Benin at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.The monarch was accompanied by some chiefs of his kingdom and prominent indigenes of Edo state, including John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Here are some pictures:  [...]

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    PHOTOS: Pope receives Dogara in Rome

PHOTOS: Pope receives Dogara in Rome

Yakubu Dogara, speaker house of representatives, who is currently in Italy met with Pope Francis at Saint Peters Square, Vatican, Rome.The media office of the speaker released the pictures on Thursday morning.See below:[...]

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