Thursday, January 17, 2019

Johnson Agada

    ‘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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    PHOTOS: Buhari holds first meeting with APC senators after Saraki’s exit

PHOTOS: Buhari holds first meeting with APC senators after Saraki’s exit

President Muhammadu Buhari received senators of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.Ahmad Lawan, senate leader; Danjuma Goje,  Abdullahi Adamu were at the meeting which also had Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, in attendance.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, and Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, were also at the [...]

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    ‘Ronaldo of Nigerian politics’, ‘He was never an APC member’ — reactions to Saraki’s defection

‘Ronaldo of Nigerian politics’, ‘He was never an APC member’ — reactions to Saraki’s defection

The news of Senate President Bukola Saraki's defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kept tongues wagging.Saraki, who served his two terms as governor under PDP, said he was forced out of the ruling party.While some praised him for his action, other said he betrayed the party. Here are some reactions.https://twitter.com/N_Wali01/status/1024344741398425601 https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/1024211251583483905 https://twitter.com/MP_Muye/status/1024227983379374082 https://twitter.com/iamEnyene/status/1024370999557582848 https://twitter.com/benmurraybruce/status/1024345430405079040 https://twitter.com/pam_E_chic/status/1024344451324493830 https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/1024360037815345152 https://twitter.com/MP_Muye/status/1024341114776678400 https://twitter.com/ObiNwosuErnest/status/1024370374266507265 https://twitter.com/Manlike_ED/status/1024348499348021249 https://twitter.com/AdForumCo/status/1024348362059993088 https://twitter.com/Im_Chuks/status/1024364368488742918 https://twitter.com/ally_praiz/status/1024370065125376002 https://twitter.com/lady_dimpled/status/1024364848728170496 https://twitter.com/oladseyOOE/status/1024360008962781184 https://twitter.com/EnduranceJohns9/status/1024364546054606849 https://twitter.com/Jefe_says/status/1024362847701225472 https://twitter.com/bolanle_93/status/1024352175961645056 https://twitter.com/IOBalogun1/status/1024352150074404869 https://twitter.com/Phattyket/status/1024354110252953601 https://twitter.com/Portecyreal/status/1024354060059721729 https://twitter.com/chosensomto/status/1024351725795401729 https://twitter.com/adekunleth/status/1024352134467411969[...]

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    ‘Saraki, the real game of thrones’ — and other reactions to exodus that hit APC

‘Saraki, the real game of thrones’ — and other reactions to exodus that hit APC

Ahead of the 2019 general election, 14 senators of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.Nigerians on Twitter reacted to this development. Find below some tweets"https://twitter.com/_Samuelopara/status/1021738474506997765 https://twitter.com/atiku/status/1021715231486160896 https://twitter.com/Chxta/status/10216990591349964804 https://twitter.com/Kelcypha/status/1021740110637875201 https://twitter.com/aazailani_jr/status/1021738016921006081 https://twitter.com/bonario89/status/1021740170566164481 https://twitter.com/MuOnwuchekwa/status/1021724273222856704 https://twitter.com/sudeh01/status/1021724007815696385 https://twitter.com/Mcxsodbrown/status/1021723999032823808 https://twitter.com/delta_youth/status/1021723998856597505 https://twitter.com/muttaka_hassan/status/1021740570664988672 https://twitter.com/kennyokolugbo/status/1021737375083503616 https://twitter.com/yahya_abm/status/1021737114101317632 https://twitter.com/mtimisola/status/1021736971289419776 https://twitter.com/bolu_ay/status/1021695607130468352 https://twitter.com/Ubanikelz/status/1021723967449706497 https://twitter.com/uwolo_pikin/status/1021723906103816192 https://twitter.com/OgbeniDipo/status/1021657755176890368 https://twitter.com/andyRoidO/status/1021722090607718400 https://twitter.com/The_GranTorino/status/1021723383657111552 https://twitter.com/Tukorinmars/status/1021723163397443585 https://twitter.com/MrBanksOmishore/status/1021698174619144192 https://twitter.com/OfficialPDPNig/status/1021700646582591490 https://twitter.com/Omojuwa/status/1021704782971584512 https://twitter.com/Chxta/status/1021699059134996480 https://twitter.com/Ediong/status/1021520576299638784 https://twitter.com/MP_Muye/status/1021717274758135809 https://twitter.com/Nedunaija/status/1021669445633273856 https://twitter.com/DoubleEph/status/1021728419191685120 https://twitter.com/itzkokez/status/1021730819101143040 [...]

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    ‘No sane person should pray for failure of Nigeria Air’ — reactions to unveiling of national carrier

‘No sane person should pray for failure of Nigeria Air’ — reactions to unveiling of national carrier

On Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, unveiled  Nigeria Air, the new national carrier.This epoch-making took place at the Farnborough International Airshow in London. Nigerians have been reacting to this on social media about.Here are some reactions:https://twitter.com/victorsozaboy/status/1019566372827881477 https://twitter.com/yinkanubi/status/1019589426127699970 https://twitter.com/deezer234/status/ https://twitter.com/lastdon2010/status/1019686938540953601 https://twitter.com/walegates/status/1019605457466425344 https://twitter.com/gimbakakanda/status/1019617585418133504 https://twitter.com/jyde247/status/1019677998633639936 https://twitter.com/etincollodi/status/1019668555846115330 https://twitter.com/Centokoh/status/1019685344718082048 https://twitter.com/vivian_umeh/status/1019681564555345921 https://twitter.com/BrigGen50/status/1019673078526349312 https://twitter.com/FemiMarshall/status/1019585238949875712 https://twitter.com/Omojuwa/status/1019604253588054022 https://twitter.com/Thee_Ambursa/status/1019612022361743361 https://twitter.com/wabiyeidons/status/1019598806512472065 https://twitter.com/Fareed_Dbt/status/1019633077000253441 https://twitter.com/GeorgeOkon6/status/1019608463733862401 https://twitter.com/gimbakakanda/status/1019645759157882881 https://twitter.com/ziniex/status/1019634246355431424 https://twitter.com/RealOlaudah/status/1019623709584384000 https://twitter.com/latundei/status/1019632478062080001 https://twitter.com/gimbakakanda/status/1019670732907974658 https://twitter.com/walegates/status/1019608108174397440 https://twitter.com/KoloKennethK/status/1019565373560107009 https://twitter.com/OluyomiOjo/status/1019599594769002496 https://twitter.com/Zahrahmusa/status/1019671523622350848 https://twitter.com/Gasbytweet/status/1019606660225163265 https://twitter.com/JackObinyan/status/1019611878337728512 https://twitter.com/isaajibola/status/1019596953460592642 [...]

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    VIDEO: Fayose makes first public appearance after guber poll

VIDEO: Fayose makes first public appearance after guber poll

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has made his first public appearance since the defeat suffered by his party in the governorship election.While walking on a street surrounded by his aides, Fayose acknowledged cheers from the crowd.Shouts of "Oshoko", the name his political associates call him, rented the air.Watch the video below:[...]

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    PHOTOS: France emerge victorious at the World Cup final

PHOTOS: France emerge victorious at the World Cup final

France defeated Croatia 4-2 to emerge champions at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Moscow, Russia. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari, Adeosun attend annual meeting of Afreximbank in Abuja

PHOTOS: Buhari, Adeosun attend annual meeting of Afreximbank in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday attended the annual meeting of Afreximbank in Abuja.Akinwunmi Adesina, president of African Development Bank, Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance were also at the meeting.See photos below:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates Abuja light rail

PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates Abuja light rail

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the first phase of the Abuja light rail mass transit, covering 12 stations within the metropolis on Thursday.Buhari inaugurated on Thursday. The project has been in the works for more than 10 years, and will be the first functional metro rail in the FCT.The president also flagged off the rail's railway services signalling the commencement [...]

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