Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Johnson Agada

    ‘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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    PHOTOS: Buhari receives Osinbajo at home

PHOTOS: Buhari receives Osinbajo at home

President Muhammadu Buhari, who resumed work on Monday, welcomed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to his private residence at the presidential villa in Abuja.Both men exchanged pleasantries before going into a private meeting.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Abuja residents troop to the streets for Buhari

PHOTOS: Abuja residents troop to the streets for Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after 103 days in the UK, where has been receiving medical treatment since May 7.The president received a warm welcome.Here are some pictures: [...]

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    ‘Lion king back to palace’, ‘Adeboye has healed him’ — Twitter reacts to Buhari’s journey back home

‘Lion king back to palace’, ‘Adeboye has healed him’ — Twitter reacts to Buhari’s journey back home

After Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, announced that his principal will return to the country "later today", some Nigerians started discussing the issue on social media.Buhari has been receiving medical treatment in the UK since May 7.Here are some on Twitter:Welcoming the Lion King back to the palace. — Senator Shehu Sani (@shehusani) August 19, 2017https://twitter.com/iameneji/status/898821267914096640 https://twitter.com/cremechic11/status/898819528418775041 https://twitter.com/bashiryusuf/status/898813709073620992 https://twitter.com/markessien/status/898812838164267008 https://twitter.com/alagbada13/status/898823762514026496 https://twitter.com/YHWHsFave/status/898823664501743616 https://twitter.com/Abdul_A_Bello/status/898824673818927104 https://twitter.com/MischievousNG/status/898824447431516160 https://twitter.com/slimking44/status/898822766568161280 https://twitter.com/seunonigbinde/status/898811110899433472 https://twitter.com/FailedRift/status/898796090853642240 https://twitter.com/afrispheric/status/898806155077668864 https://twitter.com/naGOD_/status/898826228982923265 [...]

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    ‘Thugs of change’, ‘Charly Boy now an enemy of state’ — Twitter reactions to attack on anti-Buhari protesters

‘Thugs of change’, ‘Charly Boy now an enemy of state’ — Twitter reactions to attack on anti-Buhari protesters

Some members of the ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ movement led by Charly Boy were attacked at the Wuse market in Abuja on Tuesday.The protesters are demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is treating an undisclosed ailment in the UK, either resume office or resign.As expected, some Nigerians commented on the attack. Here are some of the reactions on Twitter.https://twitter.com/yunusxonline/status/897501668865998849https://twitter.com/iam_olutayo/status/897506162907762691Great. Den Hold back [...]

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    VIDEO: The attack on anti-Buhari protesters led by Charly Boy

VIDEO: The attack on anti-Buhari protesters led by Charly Boy

The protesters demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume or resign were attacked at the Wuse market in Abuja on Tuesday.The vehicle of Charly Boy, a leader of the group, was reportedly destroyed, while some persons sustained injuries.Below is a video of the incident:[...]

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    The bloodbath in Anambra church

The bloodbath in Anambra church

St Phillip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, a town in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state, on Sunday witnessed a bloodbath earlier today. Eight people we reportely killed by an unknown gunmen.Below is a video from the scene of the attack.[...]

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    ‘CNN should allow him rest’… ‘He’s in his retirement home in London’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s long absence

‘CNN should allow him rest’… ‘He’s in his retirement home in London’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s long absence

Since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country over 85 days ago, he has been dominating headlines, both on local and international news platforms.On Sunday, US news network CNN made a mockery of his absence on GPS, a programme hosted by Fareed Zakaria.As expected, Nigerians reacted on social media, particularly on Twitter. Below are some of the reactions:https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/891715790793129984https://twitter.com/OlayinkaLere/status/891845966382456836https://twitter.com/adeyanjudeji/status/891989022570151937 https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/891971309491630080 https://twitter.com/BillionTwiTs/status/891967336315584512https://twitter.com/ChidiOdinkalu/status/891986783772315648https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/891993636409421824https://twitter.com/Tutsy22/status/891716773120180226https://twitter.com/stalyf/status/891692132465074181https://twitter.com/gboyega_adeoya/status/889139671204319232https://twitter.com/irosky007/status/887078223686795264https://twitter.com/anyaegbufo/status/892001783622627328https://twitter.com/realFFK/status/891928905631793152https://twitter.com/IdongesitUyo/status/891993073898704900 [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: FRSC officer struggles with driver of moving vehicle

TRENDING VIDEO: FRSC officer struggles with driver of moving vehicle

A video showing a female officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) struggling with the driver of a moving car in FCT has gone viral.The video, recorded by the front seat passenger of the vehicle on his mobile phone, surfaced on Facebook on Wednesday morning.It shows the driver and his passenger trying to stop the FRSC officer as she [...]

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    ‘Knockout punch for Sheriff’ — Twitter reactions to Makarfi’s supreme court victory

‘Knockout punch for Sheriff’ — Twitter reactions to Makarfi’s supreme court victory

As expected, supreme court is trending on Twitter following the ruling that affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The verdict of the apex court on Wednesday effectively put an end to Ali Modu Sheriff's claim to the leadership position of the party.Here are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.https://twitter.com/4eyedmonk/status/885065659176103939https://twitter.com/Itz_abdoool/status/885080420357951488https://twitter.com/pingtayo/status/885081699998208000https://twitter.com/Ubaidullahy/status/885080626914787328https://twitter.com/Lukuman9/status/885080447197360130https://twitter.com/F_Jay_/status/885080349939814400https://twitter.com/ImohUmoren/status/885080240040673281https://twitter.com/jimbiochore/status/885080220067389440https://twitter.com/dskuko/status/885080142170796033https://twitter.com/freenaijaman/status/885079823273652226 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki, two governors lift Maitama Sule’s coffin

PHOTOS: Saraki, two governors lift Maitama Sule’s coffin

The body of Maitama Sule, former permanent representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, who died in Egypt on Monday, arrived Abuja on Tuesday.It was flown from Abuja to the air force base in Kano.Among the dignitaries on ground to receive the corpse were Senate President Bukola Saraki; Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state; Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state [...]

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