Friday, February 22, 2019

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    ‘We begged you to talk to us when we were being killed’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s broadcast

‘We begged you to talk to us when we were being killed’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on Thursday, appealing to citizens to turn out en masse for Saturday's elections.Reeling out the achievements of his government, the president asked the people to make a wise choice during the election.The broadcast has been received mixed feelings. While his supporters hailed him, critics accused the president of using resources of the state for [...]

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    ’25 months for Babachir Lawal, 2 weeks for Onnoghen’ — and other reactions to prosecution of ex-SGF

’25 months for Babachir Lawal, 2 weeks for Onnoghen’ — and other reactions to prosecution of ex-SGF

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation, to court on Wednesday.The commission also charged Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), to court over $43 million found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.As expected, Nigerians are commenting on social media. Here are some reactions from Twitter:https://twitter.com/MrAyeDee/status/1090674269439299588 https://twitter.com/Sir_BiolaPr/status/1090677680671019010 https://twitter.com/_2Loyal_/status/1090681738131632134 https://twitter.com/AghedoOsarenren/status/1090675471174520833 https://twitter.com/adamugarba/status/1090678819709702149 https://twitter.com/jimsky_debbie/status/1090681702232543232 https://twitter.com/ije12002/status/1090667933297270785 https://twitter.com/The_Seeker76/status/1090468612647936000 https://twitter.com/adedunmade/status/1088942283557388289 https://twitter.com/talk2smat/status/1090685726562250752 https://twitter.com/LifeOfOneX/status/1090684459660296194 https://twitter.com/BusayoSHONDE/status/1090683991345319936 https://twitter.com/MallamEzera/status/1090683955475595264 https://twitter.com/Abdulazizey1/status/1090683314137194496 https://twitter.com/chijiokeke/status/1090683125015957506 https://twitter.com/Aloyebaba/status/1090686762857517057 https://twitter.com/Onyema_Donald/status/1090686110181797888https://twitter.com/labby_owoboye/status/1090692602092023809https://twitter.com/ogechime1/status/1090692698510639106 [...]

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    ‘Too late a call’ — reactions trail Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

‘Too late a call’ — reactions trail Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

Following her withdrawal from the presidential race, Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has got Nigerians talking.Her decision to withdraw and focus on helping to build a veritable coalition to face the #APCPDP in the forthcoming elections has been met with diverse reactions on social media.Here's what Nigerians are saying on Twitter.https://twitter.com/thesocio_media/status/1088341500398841857https://twitter.com/PelumiK/status/1088343466185232384https://twitter.com/elsieisyblog/status/1088341583357972480https://twitter.com/degemstone69/status/1088341517851185152https://twitter.com/Ceorhemz/status/1088341338674868224https://twitter.com/neotastic/status/1088343249071284224https://twitter.com/ojofisayoolaoye/status/1088341220169080832https://twitter.com/abbassalihu247/status/1088343877571014659https://twitter.com/AbuDooshima/status/1088340898855960576https://twitter.com/LifeOfOneX/status/1088340850541772800https://twitter.com/BuchiIzuchuks/status/1088341975860948992https://twitter.com/Chukwu_emekah/status/1088344831926120448https://twitter.com/RotimiAdebayo9/status/1088344429243568128https://twitter.com/tbasejones/status/1088344022463201280https://twitter.com/zubidavies/status/1088343632204177409https://twitter.com/Dahveydson/status/1088343127939788805https://twitter.com/chi_nenyenwa/status/1088343029398847488https://twitter.com/Frances_warlord/status/1088342878546509824 [...]

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    ‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential debate did not come as a surprise to some yet the comments poured in from different angles.Citing Buhari's absence, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made a last-minute decision to withdraw from the exercise.It ended up being between Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Peoples Party (YPP),  Fela Durotoye of [...]

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    ‘Atikulate FC gets away win in America’ — Twitter reactions to Atiku’s US trip

‘Atikulate FC gets away win in America’ — Twitter reactions to Atiku’s US trip

The Nigerian politics scene was set afire as Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), visited the US on Thursday.The visit is seen as a major boost to his presidential campaign as Atiku had not visited the country for over 13 years, a development his political opponent have often used against him.Since his arrival in the US, [...]

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    ‘What a shame!’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari, Osinbajo town hall meeting

‘What a shame!’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari, Osinbajo town hall meeting

Kadaria Ahmed, media personality, kicked off The Candidates, a town hall meeting for participants in the elections.Four political parties were selected for the programme. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) took the lead on Wednesday.At the end of the programme, some Nigerians took to social media to assess President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo.Here are some reactions:https://twitter.com/akaebube/status/1085632104845754375https://twitter.com/dondekojo/status/1085624901069930496https://twitter.com/ogundamisi/status/1085644285221847040https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1085655532814229504https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1085635106109382656https://twitter.com/Williamscolins/status/1085654900829184006https://twitter.com/joshuaodeyemi/status/1085626156710330368https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1085653141880680448https://twitter.com/JajaPhD/status/1085624023466344449https://twitter.com/babsdeleke/status/1085635536679813129https://twitter.com/PaulPositive4/status/1085649795182555137https://twitter.com/Adacampbell/status/1085626569236905984https://twitter.com/JKFagge/status/1085622854044008450https://twitter.com/dondekojo/status/1085625101125603328https://twitter.com/fisayosoyombo/status/1085636524459376643https://twitter.com/Adacampbell/status/1085622882619797505https://twitter.com/fisayosoyombo/status/1085644146138800131https://twitter.com/kcnaija/status/1085624136406310913https://twitter.com/MrStanleyNwabia/status/1085623081769537536 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive turnout as Buhari campaigns in Bauchi

PHOTOS: Massive turnout as Buhari campaigns in Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari took his campaign for a second term in office to Bauchi state, and was received by massive turnout of supporters.Bauchi is the third state capital the All Progressives Congress (APC) will woo voters for Buhari since the party kicked off the presidential campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was in Gombe state to flag off [...]

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    ‘Booing is part of democracy’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s budget presentation

‘Booing is part of democracy’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s budget presentation

The social space is awash with reactions to the 2019 budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari.While addressing a joint session of the national assembly during the budget presentation, some lawmakers booed him.Buhari cautioned the legislators but they refused and the voices of those opposed to the president were louder than those of his loyalists.Here are some Twitter reactions to the incident.https://twitter.com/Adebowale2580/status/1075386648379252737 https://twitter.com/VChekwube76/status/1075386644268793856 https://twitter.com/AA_kunleola/status/1075386637742428160 https://twitter.com/xtanlea/status/1075386427385569280 https://twitter.com/Lopeziyke_/status/1075385471751151616 https://twitter.com/DuruchibuzorE/status/1075385461265326080 https://twitter.com/borie_nla/status/1075385295120621569 https://twitter.com/Ody_johnson/status/1075385068875669505 https://twitter.com/AMTanimu/status/1075384024837906432 https://twitter.com/Mr_Abdulkhaliq/status/1075383947809431553 https://twitter.com/stdennis02/status/1075383560868118528 https://twitter.com/BGLawanson/status/1075383463954563072 https://twitter.com/EdwardEnejoh/status/1075381782650990594 https://twitter.com/kcnaija/status/1075378879303438336 https://twitter.com/Onyema_Donald/status/1075381578602303489 https://twitter.com/Mr_Abdulkhaliq/status/1075381303137189888 https://twitter.com/ayoadaniel/status/1075380583935692800 https://twitter.com/Tobiloba_O/status/1075380507024809984 [...]

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    VIDEO: How Aregbesola, 19, beat six-time Olympian Oshonaike

VIDEO: How Aregbesola, 19, beat six-time Olympian Oshonaike

Olufunke Oshonaike, Nigeria's top female table tennis player, lost 4-3 to Nimota Aregbesola of Lagos state at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival on Monday.Aregbesola, 19, defeated the six-time Olympian in the quarter-final match.This is how it happened:[...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Allow me lead soldiers into Sambisa’ — Rep Kazaure tells Buhari

VIDEO: ‘Allow me lead soldiers into Sambisa’ — Rep Kazaure tells Buhari

Gudaji Kazaure, a member of the house of representatives from Jigawa state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint him to lead a special task force to Sambisa forest.In a video trending online, the lawmaker said as a hunter, he knows how to get "those idiots" in Sambisa."Let the president appoint me; I will delegate a team to go inside [...]

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    AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Some Nigerians assembled in front of the Eagles Capitol Park Hotel, Johannesburg, ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualification match of the Super Eagles with Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The game is slated for 2pm Nigerian time.[...]

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    PHOTOS: Kutigi laid to rest in Abuja

PHOTOS: Kutigi laid to rest in Abuja

Idris Kutigi, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), who died in London on Sunday has been laid to rest.He was buried at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president; Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state; Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger state; Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun; Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police; Babangida Aliyu, former [...]

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    ‘I thought Wizkid said Tiwa was his big sister’ — ‘Fever’ video breaks the internet

‘I thought Wizkid said Tiwa was his big sister’ — ‘Fever’ video breaks the internet

Whenever Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are jointly involved in anything, there is bound to be a flurry of reactions. [...]

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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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