Social Media Trends for Tuesday 28th July, 2020

Ajao Estate explosion

Nigerians are currently reacting to an explosion that reportedly happened this night at Afariogun Road, Ajao Estate, Lagos. However, the cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained as at the time of report.

AfDB: Mr Akinwumi cleared of corruption allegations

An independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish President, Mary Robinson, has cleared the embattled President of the African Development Bank, Mr Akinwumi Adesina, of corruption allegations. Many Nigerians who reacted to the news on social media lauded the panel, while some urged the Federal Government to institute legal action against the “Whistler Blower”.

Furore over declaration of Thursday and Friday as Public Holidays

The hashtag is trending as a cross section of Nigerians took to social media to express dissatisfaction over the declaration of Thursday, July 30 and Friday July 31, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

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Some were of the view that the Federal Government should have instead declared Friday and Monday as public holidays.

We sell electricity to neighboring countries and they’re owing us- Buhari

The Presidency has disclosed that two neighbouring countries, Niger and Benin, currently owe Nigeria a total of N1.2 billion for electricity supplied.

Giving a breakdown of the figure, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said that Niger owes only USD 16 million and Benin, USD 4 million, adding up to the Naira equivalent of about N1.2 billion.

Malabu Scandal: we are awaiting return of USD200 million from Netherlands, Switzerland- Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, said today that Nigeria is awaiting the return of USD200 million from The Netherlands and Switzerland as part of OPL 245 Malabu Oil deal. He stated this while declaring open a capacity building workshop and interactive session with judiciary correspondents in Abuja.

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Military High Command warns Soldiers

The Military High Command has warned officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria against mutiny, reminding them of their oath of allegiance to be totally loyal to the civil authority and protect the constitution.

Dr Stella Immanuel’ video taken down by Twitter

A viral video of Houston based medical doctor and pastor at Fire Power Deliverance Ministry, Dr Stalla lmmanuel, has continued to cause uproar on different social media platforms.

She claimed hydroxychloroquine is a cure for COVID-19 and that she has effectively used it to cure over 300 patients.

The video which was tagged a ‘must-watch’ and retweeted by US President Donald Trump, has been taken down by YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Mamman Dauru opens up on relationship with President Buhari

Mamman Daura has broken his silence over his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari, affirming the fact that he has never imposed his decision on the President.

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ln a brief interview with BBC Hausa service today, he said the President is his uncle, whom he only advised when needed.

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