SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS FOR SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2020
NIPOST suspends new license fees
Nigerians have heaved a sigh of relief after the Honourable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali-Pantami ordered the Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, to suspend the implementation of its new license fees for courier service companies.
The increment had sparked public outcry, especially among small business owners who are now expressing joy at the turn of events.
774,000 Jobs: No segregation against Nigerians- Labour Minister
As Nigerians all over the country eagerly look forward to the engagement of 774,000 persons for the Special Public Works Programme, a new challenge is however coming up with regards to eligibility of persons residing in states other than theirs.
Addressing the issue on Saturday, the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, said on his Twitter handle that some States’ Selection Committees were considering only indigenes for the 774,000 jobs, which according to him was unacceptable. He said anyone who is resident in any LGA in the country, irrespective of tribe, is qualified. While stressing that Nigeria is one, the minister urged NDE coordinators to take note.
Zaria: Police disperse Shiites commemorating El-Zakzaky detention
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites were dispersed by the Police in Zaria, Kaduna State, as they gathered to commemorate the 6th death anniversary of the murder of their members, including 3 sons of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
July 25th 2014 remains a memorable day for them, as a clash between the group and the Nigerian Army during their annual International Quds day led allegedly to the death of 32 of their members.
Third Mainland Bridge closed for rehabilitation
The Federal Government, on Saturday, partially closed the Third Mainland Bridge, Nigeria’s busiest bridge, for rehabilitation works after site inspections for traffic architecture assessments. Nigerians are reacting, especially concerning the obvious traffic challenge this is going to impose on Lagosians who already suffer persistent traffic congestion.
EdoIsPDP: Obaseki/Shaibu flag off campaign
Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Comrade, Philip Shaibu, today flaged-off their Campaign in the State.
A great number of PDP supporters reportedly turned up at the event, announcing that ‘Edo belongs to PDP’.
ArrestBuhari campaign launched over released Boko Haram members
Reactions have trailed the reintegration of 601 repentant Boko Haram terrorists into communities by the Defence Headquarters.
Many express fears as the ex-Boko Haram terrorists, including 14 foreign nationals from Cameroon, Chad and Niger were reportedly integrated back into the society.
However, the hashtag #ArrestBuhari is mischievously being promoted by notorious blackmailers & purveyors of fake news & propaganda, including Nnami Kanu, and Reno Omokri
Pensioners: FG remits N7.45 billion to pensioners’ account
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners has commended the Federal Government for remitting N7.45 billion accrued rights and benefits into the retirement savings accounts of federal retirees covering April and May 2019.
BuhariResign: FG says PDP lacks moral justification
The call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), demanding the resignation of President Buhari has been faulted by the presidency.
The presidency maintains that President Buhari has, and would continue to do everything possible to secure Nigeria and sustain the war against corruption and financial indiscipline.
The call made on Friday, by PDP’s National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, was hinged on alleged prevailing corruption in Federal agencies, coupled with insecurity. Over 24hrs after the call was made, Nigerians have continued to react, as some believe that the PDP has no moral justification to challenge President Buhari on corruption and insecurity, after all Nigeria went through under its watch for 16 years.
ObasekiThief: Edo state Governor booed, called “Ole”
The PDP gubernatorial Candidate in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki, was reportedly booed today at the Palace of the Oba of Benin, after his convoy was allegedly blocked by angry residents, numbering in hundreds, who disparaged the Governor, calling him a “ole”.