Nigerians speak on Mamman Daura/Presidency’s exchange of words
Nigerians seem to be divided over the statement issued by the Presidency regarding Mamman Daura’s position on zoning made known in an interview with BBC Hausa Service.
Many on Twitter argued that it is an irony for the Presidency to issue a statement over what it says was a personal opinion of Mamman Daura.
Others, however, see no fault in what the Presidency did, as they maintained that the statement essentially was to clear the assumption that Daura’s personal opinion on zoning was a reflection of the stand of the Buhari-led administration on that.
One year after the mysterious disappearance of Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Dadiyata, in Kaduna State, Nigerians across various social media platforms, have used the hashtag to call out the Federal and Kaduna State Governments to do more to secure his release.
Dadiyata, a Social Media Influencer, said to be loyal to the Kwankwasiyya Movement, has been missing since August 2 2019.
The hashtag trended on Twitter with users initially airing their minds on the ingenuity of the Igbo language, before digressing into issues such as Igbo Presidency, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the age-long apprenticeship system in the South East.
While many say that zoning the 2023 presidency to the South East would be a better way to engender equality in the system, a couple of others hold the view that equality can only be achieved in the creation of Biafra, even as they expressed doubt over the sincerity of Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB struggle.
Nigerians condemn ‘throwing away’ Sallah gifts
Many have taken to social media to assess people’s attitude, especially non-Muslims, during this year’s Sallah celebration, as it has to do with gifting.
Majority of people who reacted on social media, condemned those who received Sallah gifts, such as meat or food from their Muslim neighbours, friends or colleagues, and ended up throwing them away, saying it was better to decline the gift than accepting it.
Mixed reactions trail SERAP’s moves against Buhari
Mixed reactions have greeted moves by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to order President Muhammadu Buhari to publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 2015, their interest rates, total amount of debt, and details of the projects on which such loans were taken.
Some Nigerians who reacted to the development on social media, supported the move, while others flayed the NGO for maintaining a stoic silence over monumental sleaze in the NDDC, which the President has rightly ordered a thorough investigation into.
They also wonder why SERAP has suddenly found its voice now, having been quiet for the past 16 years that the People’s Democratic Party was in power, pilfering the people’s commonwealth.
They equally stated that there was no need for the NGO to approach the court since all the information it is seeking is already in public domain through the Debt Management Office website.
Bolaji’s defection to APC, a sign Saraki may soon join
The hashtag trended on Twitter following the defection of former Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, from the People’s Democratic Party back to the All Progressives Congress.
A cross-section of Nigerians are of the view that the defection of Abdullahi, a die-hard loyalist of the former Senate President, is to test the water and prepare the ground for the imminent defection of Bukola Saraki to the APC.
While some welcomed his defection, others urged the APC to be cautious in the event that Saraki, whom they termed unpredictable, defects back to the party.