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Outrage As Femi Adesina Says Buhari Borrows For Development, Not For Personal Use



A cross-section of Nigerians have taken to the social media to condemn the remark made by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on media and publicity to the President, that Muhammadu Buhari is borrowing for the nation’s development and not to pocket it.

He made this comment on Monday while appearing on Channels TV’s programme, ‘Politics Today, where he said that the government does not borrow to consume but to invest in capital projects that will drive development.

He said,”We are borrowing for development and that is the difference between this administration and perhaps others before it, who borrow to steal, who borrow to pocket, who borrow to waste,” he said.

However, his remark has generated reactions from Nigerians on social media as they blasted Adesina for defending Buhari’s frequent borrowing of money and describing it as ‘insensitive.’

See reactions below…

boweiprecious Don’t borrow again,use the cash u getting & leave the rest for God,than to put our country in financial mess.

________itzsamte -E be like there’s spiritually problems behind femi names

blaqcuban_vii You mean to develop una pocket

gladys_002 Ogbolo singer. He sings for any finger that feeds him. One day he’s for you, next day for the opposition.

abletechnology After all, salary payment is part of development….abi Mr SA?

tony_ogbo Dis mumu nor dey grow at all

nwokoriejoseph Of cos you’d say that, exactly what you are paid to say no hard feelings 😂

bolkaf Borrow to develop North abi kontiniu you shall reap all what you sow

oceanzylion Buhari borrows to Pocket and not for Development.

ajoseolasopo No ooo tell him to vomit all he has been eating

rowsilva2020 He is borrowing to his pocket and for financing terrorism

olatunde_charles What have you people been developing nah???

obinecheugo -were is the development…

sampsoncherubim -Ogun lo ma pa man yi😢

princeoyebade -To develop Niger Republic 🇳🇪 or Nigeria 🇳🇬

ray_anngry =At this point we no longer want to be developed.. who will pay? 😟😟

sprinter231_Thunder go fire dis adesina

xothehybrid -Is this one normal 🤨

influence_influential -The bad roads across the country right?

aniefiok.umoren.50 Which development?

kenwoko Omo ale, eru fulani

osezechiogbe Ogun loma pa iya e,iwo femi eleribu

iambigsly What kind of development??

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NFF Considers Appointing Eguavoen Permanent Super Eagles Coach



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



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



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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