Saturday, February 16, 2019

Johnson Agada

    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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    VIDEO: Never again will public funds be diverted, says Buhari

VIDEO: Never again will public funds be diverted, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a committee to audit assets recovered by government agencies.During the inauguration, the president vowed to step up his fight against corruption.See the video below:[...]

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    ‘Okorocha should build statues for Eagles’ — reactions to Nigeria’s defeat of Argentina

‘Okorocha should build statues for Eagles’ — reactions to Nigeria’s defeat of Argentina

A torrent of social media reactions has trailed the Super Eagles' 4-2 win over Argentina.Alex Iwobi scored a brace while Kelechi Iheanacho and Brian Idowu scored a goal each to lead Nigeria to victory in the international friendly game.The win has elicited series of joyous, sarcastic, humorous, quirky, and tongue-in-cheek comments and memes.Here are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter:https://twitter.com/FazleyShajib/status/930519273306386432https://twitter.com/AuGuSt_RaNnY/status/930521029474160640https://twitter.com/arowolo_fatai/status/930519251441672193https://twitter.com/_RalphPero_/status/930519230444986369https://twitter.com/Na7vs/status/930519217996099584https://twitter.com/ignocento/status/930519170571210753https://twitter.com/femi_atere/status/930518999175258113https://twitter.com/DdonISIBOR/status/930520637063475201https://twitter.com/DikeVictor15/status/930518563638644736https://twitter.com/iam_kar_chi/status/930520809042563072https://twitter.com/AMTanimu/status/930514519943712773https://twitter.com/officialdaddymo/status/930511239091912704https://twitter.com/Onigold/status/930510793820594178https://twitter.com/Aj_gideon/status/930507060390842368https://twitter.com/Dray4lyf/status/930507036588113921https://twitter.com/dawatike/status/930506962864918529https://twitter.com/okoromajoel/status/930506862923059201https://twitter.com/ANwaobi/status/930497774143070208https://twitter.com/omogods/status/930496888440225792https://twitter.com/DdonISIBOR/status/930520637063475201 [...]

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    Buhari speaks on falling standard of education

Buhari speaks on falling standard of education

President Muhammadu Buhari complained about the falling standard of education at a retreat of the federal executive council (FEC) in Abuja.Below is a video of the event uploaded on YouTube by Channels Television: [...]

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    VIDEO: Wike, Amaechi’s security aides face-off in Rivers

VIDEO: Wike, Amaechi’s security aides face-off in Rivers

The security aides of Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation clashed on Saturday along Trans-Amadi road in Port-Harcourt.Both men have released statements with varying accounts of what resulted in the confrontation.While Wike says he was attacked by Amaechi's security aides, the minister said he narrowly escaped being shot by the governor's security personnel.Wike and Amaechi, who [...]

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    TRENDING: ‘Dony Teron is US president’ — the primary four test Kaduna teachers failed

TRENDING: ‘Dony Teron is US president’ — the primary four test Kaduna teachers failed

Some of the result sheets of the recently conducted primary four teachers’ competency test for primary school teachers in Kaduna state government have been leaked.One teacher said the president of US is "Dony Teron", while another listed "typhat" as a common disease. They most likely meant "Donald Trump" and "typhoid" but God save the pupils!The outcome of  the test prompted [...]

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    ‘Longest speech ever’, ‘It mustn’t get missing’ … Twitter reacts to budget presentation

‘Longest speech ever’, ‘It mustn’t get missing’ … Twitter reacts to budget presentation

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 budget proposal before the joint section of the national assembly on Tuesday.The N8.612 trillion budget is 16 % higher than 2017 estimates of N7.44 trillion of 2016 budget.Here are some Twitter reactions to the budget presentation:https://twitter.com/tosinamuda/status/927952955449446400https://twitter.com/iTARKAA/status/927950998693433346https://twitter.com/MuadhMuazu/status/927950458408394752https://twitter.com/osasuigbinedion/status/927901337324531713https://twitter.com/Mr_JAGs/status/927907638259699712https://twitter.com/AdeBanqie/status/927904931889152000https://twitter.com/Mr_JAGs/status/927900734431072257https://twitter.com/AbeebFajobi/status/927901298426392576https://twitter.com/kjelili1/status/927965574210228226https://twitter.com/MuadhMuazu/status/927955460405293056https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/927918331142778880https://twitter.com/Mrucofficial/status/927954615500406785https://twitter.com/BoyiDibaD/status/927923902940106753https://twitter.com/Mr_JAGs/status/927903758503350272https://twitter.com/AdeBanqie/status/927903021933187072https://twitter.com/stalyf/status/927938378028503040https://twitter.com/yinkanubi/status/927959633507094529https://twitter.com/OguIsaac/status/927969839062405120https://twitter.com/michaelakinnike/status/927967590072365057https://twitter.com/michaelakinnike/status/927968712161939458https://twitter.com/michaelakinnike/status/927968126473564160 [...]

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    Media organisations partner CSOs, launch whistle-blowing platform

Media organisations partner CSOs, launch whistle-blowing platform

Nigerian media and civil society organisations have launched a whistle-blowing platform where people can submit information of interest.The platform — Leaks.ng — was launched at a stakeholders forum organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) in collaboration with the Coalition for Whistleblower Protection and Press Freedom.The platform creates an avenue for individuals to share vital information with the [...]

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    ‘He reminds me of Abacha’, ‘Grass cutter is out’ — reactions to Lawal, Oke’s sack

‘He reminds me of Abacha’, ‘Grass cutter is out’ — reactions to Lawal, Oke’s sack

Ever since the announcement of his sack as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), , Babachir Lawal has been trending on social media.The former SGF was fired alongside Ayo Oke,  former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) over allegations of corruption.Nigerians on social media are calling on the EFCC to swing into action and do the needful.Here are some of the reactions [...]

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    PHOTOS: Wike meets Ronaldo in Spain

PHOTOS: Wike meets Ronaldo in Spain

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, met with Christiano Ronaldo and some players of Real Madrid Football Club in Spain on Monday.Wike, who was accompanied by Boma Iyaye, the state commissioner of sports, toured training facilities of the club.According to Simeon Nwakaudu, spokesman of the governor, the visit is part of the process for setting up of a Real Madrid Academy [...]

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    Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is currently trending on social media over a statue erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma is on a two-day working visit to Imo.He has been conferred with chieftaincy title - Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo land - and also given the Imo Merit Award - the highest honour in [...]

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    ‘Cabinet reshuffle loading’, ‘She’s a PDP trainee’ — reactions to endorsement of Atiku by Buhari’s minister

‘Cabinet reshuffle loading’, ‘She’s a PDP trainee’ — reactions to endorsement of Atiku by Buhari’s minister

On Wednesday, a video of Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, endorsing former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidency, trended on social media.Alhassan is one of the six female ministers in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.As expected, Nigerians hit social media to express their feelings about the decision of a minister to throw her weight behind a man who jostled [...]

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