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Nigerians React As Twitter Deletes Buhari’s Tweets Threatening To Deal With Insurrection

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…Buhari’s ‘Civil War’ Analogy Insensitive —Aisha Yesufu

…FG Blasts Twitter Of Double Standards

Nigerians on social media have hailed the decision of twitter to delete President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments that he will treat young people misbehaving in the country in the language they understand.

In the tweet shared on Tuesday, Buhari spoke about the civil war experience and threatened to deal with those “bent on destroying” Nigeria through “insurrection.”

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” he had said.

Buhari’s statement which was also tweeted sparked outrage on social media with some Nigerians criticising the President while some said the President sounded firm in his warning against perpetrators of violence in the South-East.

Human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, has described as “insensitive”, the civil war analogy by Buhari that he will treat young people misbehaving in the country in the language they understand.

She made this known in a video statement on Wednesday while reacting to a statement made by the President on Tuesday after meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu; and other electoral commissioners in Aso Villa, Abuja, over the series of attacks on INEC facilities, police stations and other public infrastructure in the South-Eastern part of the country.

Reacting on Wednesday, Yesufu said, “My name is Aisha Somtochukwu Yesufu. I am Igbo, a threat to the Igbo people is a threat to me. Any attack on the Igbo people is an attack on me. Any malignment of the Igbo people is a malignment to me. We are all Nigerians and no Nigerian is more Nigerian than the others.

“The government must ensure that it deploys its resources and its apparatus equally to every section of this country.

“I totally condemn the tweet from the President where the President is threatening the Igbo people. He is threatening them with what happened in 1967. What happened in 1967 what a genocide, a crime against humanity and it must never ever be allowed to happen again.”

“For a President to come out today and use 1967 as a yardstick to threaten people with what happened then, with the 30 months of gruesomeness, with the 30 months of heinousness, with the 30 months of atrocities that were meted out on human beings, on fellow brothers and sisters, on children in this country, is inhumane, it is insensitive, it is callous, and it is unspeakable.”

However, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, accused social media giant, Twitter, of double standards for deleting a controversial post by Buhari on the Biafran war of 1967-1970 during which many lives were lost.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, Mohammed said Twitter had conveniently ignored inciting tweets by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and others.

The minister said the social media giant also displayed the same bias during the #ENDSARS protest during which government and private property were either looted or destroyed.

He said Twitter’s role is suspicious and Nigeria would not be fooled.

He said, “Twitter may have its own rules, they are not the universal rules. If Mr President, anywhere in the world, feels very bad and concern about a situation, he is free to express such views.

“Now, we should stop comparing apples with oranges. If an organisation is proscribed, it is different from any other which is not proscribed.

“Two, any organisation that gives directives to its members, to attack police stations, to kill policemen, to attack correctional centres, to kill warders, and you are now saying that Mr President does not have the right to express his dismay and anger about that?

“They are the ones guilty of double standards. I don’t see anywhere in the world where an organisation, a person will stay somewhere outside Nigeria and will direct his members to attack the symbols of authority, the police, the military, especially when that organisation has been proscribed.

“By whatever name, you can’t justify giving orders to kill policemen or to kill anybody you do not agree with.”

Buhari had in series of tweet on Tuesday through his Twitter handle, @MBuhari tweeted, “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Reactions of Nigerians on Twitter

@IniGenesis Information has a spirit, good to hear jack has deleted the #Buhari tweet. Unfortunately the message has already been passed. I trust Nigerians on this, they’ll never forget it, I know there are lot of screenshot out there already.

@OJDonatusventur I think he should be suspended like Trump. No leader preach war against her citizens, it is not prowess but act of recklessness and irresponsible to threat citizens with civil war memory. We are Nigerians n we must unite against Insecurities/Injustice.

@ItehEkunke He might have deleted it but it has been registered in our memories that he’s not a good leader.

@Real_Mekz He didn’t delete it himself. Many of us reported his account. I think Twitter respected his office to have deleted only the tweet and not suspend him straight

@CriticNations That tweet and press release he did is more than enough reason to call for his impeachment in sane countries but this is Nigeria

@ItehEkunke He or twitter might have deleted it but it has been registered in our memories that “HE” BABA NEPOTISM is never a good leader.

@dukelukepoetry The southeast is currently in the throes of insecurity. Various attacks on police stations, INEC offices, and courts of law have been orchestrated by so-called unknown gunmen. In this video, I shared my thoughts on this phenomenon. Kindly watch

Who are the Unknown Gunmen Terrorizing the Southeast?

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@JamesChigozie13 Deleting it alone is not punishment enough, his account should be deleted. @OfficialAPCNg

and @NGRPresident with their history of lies will deny such statement was ever made

@nwaguobinnaWhat God can’t do does not exist. Thanks to Twitter.

@lekanlink A very big shame to the Northern President of Nigeria★Mr.PR£SID£NT SIR™★©

@peter9ceguy Not civil war. Genocide. Say it the way it is. Genocide. The world knows and understands. Poor journalism is another thing that promotes terrorism in the zoo

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NFF Considers Appointing Eguavoen Permanent Super Eagles Coach

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The Nigeria Football Federation is considering the possibility of appointing Augustine Eguavoen permanent Super Eagles coach.

Eguavoen was named to the post last month in an interim capacity after the NFF fired former coach Gernot Rohr on the eve of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The NFF later appointed Portuguese Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the three-time African champions.

Peseiro is expected to take charge of the team after the AFCON finals in Cameroon.

Eguavoen put himself in the frame for the job after guiding the Super Eagles to three successive wins in Cameroon.

“He is not in Cameroon because we have not signed a contract with him yet,” a member of the NFF executive council who does not want to be named, told ESPN.

“If he had signed a contract, he would have definitely been in Cameroon as planned.”

“We are managing the public trust. So we have to look at what the people want and we also know what we want as well,” added the official.

“What we all agree on is that we want the team to do well, to play good football, to make Nigerians happy and to win trophies.

“It doesn’t matter who the coach is, what matters is the objective. If that objective can be achieved with Eguavoen as we can see now, then why not?

“We removed Rohr because Nigerians were not happy with the play and we were not blind to see that we were not going in the right direction the way we were playing.”

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“Sometimes I Forget That I Live With A god”, Annie Idibia Gushes As She Celebrates Husband, 2Baba

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Nollywood actress, Annie Idibia recently celebrated her ‘incredibly talented‘ husband and music icon, 2Baba Idibia.

Taking to her Instagram story while watching an old music video of the singer, the mother of two described her spouse as a god and a spirit.

She wrote,

“Celebrating this incredibly talented man! I feel I take him for granted. Sometimes I forget that I literally live with a god. I am grateful to the universe that I get to wake up next to this spirit every other day.”

A while back, Annie Idibia threw shade at someone who she said turned to an inspirational speaker – the mum of two took to her Instagram story to taunt the person and remind him/her that karma is real.

She wrote, “You don turn inspiration speaker now??? Hey hun…karma is REAL!”

Fans and well-wishers would note that Annie is starting her family year in a novel and inspiring way, based on how much part of 2021 was turbulent for them.

Ironically, she was largely the cause of the storm, as she accused him of still visiting Pero, the baby mama who has three children for him.

This became rowdy, although relative calm later reigned.

Yet, she closed the year with a N500m suit that Pero slammed against her.

After the Singer featured her as his vixen in new music video of his latest single ‘Smile’.

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Win AFCON 2021 Trophy, Get N102m, Otedola Promises Super Eagles

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Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has promised the Super Eagles the equivalent of $250,000 in naira (N102,895,000) if they win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Eagles will also receive N49,389,600 ($120,000) for the six goals they scored in the group stage of the ongoing continental showpiece, thanks to the Coalition Against COVID-19.

CACOVID, a private sector-led platform established to assist the government in combating Coronavirus in the country, praised the team for their performance at the AFCON and promised to reward the squad with the naira equivalent of $20,000 for each goal scored in the group stage.

The Eagles finished the group stage with six goals, which amounted to $120,000.

According to Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, who represented CACOVID during a visit to the team’s camp in Cameroon, their impressive group stage performance convinced CACOVID to increase the amount for every goal scored to $50,000 in the round of 16.

“I came with a message from the CACOVID. The CACOVID is the coalition of private-sector companies that was set up to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria and they have been happy with the performance of the team,” Emefiele said in a video posted by the Eagles media department on Thursday.

“During the meeting I had with the captain (Ahmed Musa) and the coach (Austin Eguavoen), I delivered a message from CACOVID and the message is that, for every goal that is scored, the team will receive the naira equivalent of $20,000 so far, you have earned for yourself the naira equivalent of $120,000.

“We held a CACOVID meeting again because everyone is overjoyed for everything you’ve done so far, CACOVID has asked me to raise the ante.

“From the round of 16, for every goal scored, you will earn for yourselves as a team the naira equivalent of $50,000.

“Also, Femi Otedola, who is a member of CACOVID, has asked me to tell you that if you lift the trophy, he has in the bank for you, the naira equivalent of $250,000. This is just the beginning and I can assure you that if you win your round of 16 games, another promise might be made,” Emefiele added.

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