Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    PHOTOS: Sallah celebration across the country

PHOTOS: Sallah celebration across the country

On Sunday, Nigerians joined Muslims across the world to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr.Despite the complaints of economic hardship, people came out in their numbers to feel the pulse of the season.There was no known case of security breach, even in areas affected by insurgency. This is no doubt one of the most peaceful Eid-el-Fitr in Nigeria.Here are some pictures from different parts [...]

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    PHOTOS: Zakzaky’s followers stage protests in northern states

PHOTOS: Zakzaky’s followers stage protests in northern states

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the leadership of Ibrahim Zakzaky, held protests in different states in the northern part of the country.In a statement on Thursday, the organisation said its members would join millions of adherents globally to protest against Israel’s continued occupation of Palestine and demand the unconditional release of Zakzaky who has been in [...]

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    Fake palm wine factory discovered in Anambra

Fake palm wine factory discovered in Anambra

The Anambra Broadcasting Service posted the video on Facebook.[...]

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    ‘Time to give this recession a punch’ — Twitter reactions to the signing of 2017 budget

‘Time to give this recession a punch’ — Twitter reactions to the signing of 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 budget into law, putting an end to the controversy on who will sign the budget.As expected Nigerians on Twitter have been reacting to the signing of budget which Osinbajo described as historic.Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/874312801401151488https://twitter.com/akara_treasure/status/874312389201727488https://twitter.com/peekaymila/status/874311472754700290https://twitter.com/correctskilzz/status/874314087383040000https://twitter.com/luk_side/status/874313918193303552https://twitter.com/Mr_Wizzo/status/874313538931757056https://twitter.com/AbiolaTalks80/status/874310449688449026https://twitter.com/simonwada/status/874310350988075009https://twitter.com/d_problemsolver/status/874310031600226307https://twitter.com/libertybadmus/status/874309890218631169https://twitter.com/itsMyCompany/status/874307587155611648https://twitter.com/_EFEcted/status/874305787346202625https://twitter.com/mrchukwumaz/status/874304797415006209https://twitter.com/Recession9ja/status/874302702322417664 [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Policemen chain civilian to a van in Edo

TRENDING VIDEO: Policemen chain civilian to a van in Edo

A video where men of the Edo state police command chained a young man to a van is trending on social media.About three policemen were seen in the one minute, 36 seconds recording.One Irabor Franklyn who posted it on Facebook described the action of the officers as inhuman.Franklyn said the incident happened on Sunday. He identified the location as Sakponba [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.Osinbajo has been the one chairing the meeting in the last three weeks, but this is the first meeting he will do so since President Muhammadu Buhari handed over to him on Sunday.Here some pictures: [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Ebonyi female lawmaker does a ‘Melaye’ with ‘Talk and Do’ dance

TRENDING VIDEO: Ebonyi female lawmaker does a ‘Melaye’ with ‘Talk and Do’ dance

Maria Ude, a lawmaker in the Ebonyi state house of assembly, has been trending on social media ever since she released a video of her dancing in a mansion.In the three minutes 15 seconds video, Ude is seen having a time of her life. She dances to the tune of music blaring out of a black SUV parked in the [...]

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    Buhari now prays from home… Twitter reacts to president’s absence at Aso Rock mosque

Buhari now prays from home… Twitter reacts to president’s absence at Aso Rock mosque

Since he returned to the country after his longest medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari has been attending Juma’at service at Aso Rock mosque.But on Friday, the president was not in the mosque – the only place Nigerians have been catching a glimpse of him in the last two weeks.Below are some Twitter reactions to the president's absence.https://twitter.com/MrTohNey/status/857991995784089600https://twitter.com/Donteewrites/status/857992369198772224https://twitter.com/Femioyedun/status/857982486617444356https://twitter.com/dutchmanwallace/status/857981087481561088https://twitter.com/aliyu_saleeh/status/857978333677727744https://twitter.com/saheedakinloye_/status/857984472763027456https://twitter.com/9jaBloke/status/857958615315095552https://twitter.com/Howardie_5/status/857957046037229572https://twitter.com/mienpamo/status/857986575103381504https://twitter.com/NdukaOdo/status/857984631890743297https://twitter.com/mister_topsy/status/857987921256865793 [...]

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    ‘Justice has prevailed’, ‘FG scored own goal with his arrest’… reactions to Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

‘Justice has prevailed’, ‘FG scored own goal with his arrest’… reactions to Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

A federal high court in Abuja  granted bail to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday.Kanu has been in detention since operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested him in Lagos in 2015.Binta Nyako, the judge who freed Kanu, based her action on his health condition.However, she threatened to revoke his bail if he [...]

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    He’ll become a Biafra hero… may this cleansing continue — Twitter reacts to suspension of SGF

He’ll become a Biafra hero… may this cleansing continue — Twitter reacts to suspension of SGF

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), for allegations of financial misappropriation leveled against them.While some are praising the president, other are saying he is too slow in taking key decisions.Here are the diverse reactions of Nigerians on Twitter:Today is April 19, 2017. [...]

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    VIDEO: Protesters chase rep, senator in Katsina

VIDEO: Protesters chase rep, senator in Katsina

Abu Ibrahim, senator representing Katsina south, and Amiru Tukur, member representing Bakori/Danja in the house of representatives were attacked at a political event organised by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday.Below is a video of some protesters running after the vehicles conveying them:Video credit: Adda'u Jibril [...]

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    ‘We are doing hide and seek with dollars’… How Nigerians reacted to EFCC Ikoyi house raid

‘We are doing hide and seek with dollars’… How Nigerians reacted to EFCC Ikoyi house raid

Nigerians were shocked and appalled on Wednesday when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) discovered a huge find in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.It was the latest in a string of raids and stash discoveries made by the anti-graft agency in recent weeks - courtesy of the whistleblower policy of the federal government.24 hours after the raid, a storm of [...]

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