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Knocks as Buhari appoints new NBC DG amid Twitter ban

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has received knocks from Nigerians on social media, following the appointment of Shehu Ilelah as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission amid Twitter ban.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

The appointment comes days after the erstwhile DG, Armstrong Idachaba, ordered TV and radio stations to “de-install Twitter handles and desist from using Twitter as a source of information gathering for news and programmes” in compliance with the Twitter ban in the country.

The new appointment has erupted reactions from Nigerians as they have taken to social media to blast Buhari for taking such a move amid the Twitter ban.

A tweep, @echi_di_me, tweeted, “He (Buhari) sacked him (Idachaba) after using him to enforce the ban on media houses. Lesson learnt: you can’t satisfy a dinosaur, it will still consume you.”

Another tweep, @nwa_spareparts, wrote,”I told my friend, Prof Armstrong Idachaba, to take it easy and never incur the wrath of Nigerians while trying to please Buhari. They use and dump.”

“He replaced a Benue Idachaba to Muslim Shehu Ilela. I don’t pity Idachaba anyway. He would have resigned than playing tyrant card. Now you can see!,” @eebuchi tweeted.

@santoioni wrote on Twitter, “This should be a lesson to the other ‘tools’ in the hands of politicians. Unfortunately, Nigerians don’t learn!”

On Facebook, Adara Adaba, wrote, “It is very unfortunate for a sitting president to be so tribalistic and nepotistic like this. I weep for this so-called country.”

Another Facebook user, Solomon Amehson, wrote,When that man called Idachaba was paying lip service to this nepotistic president…I knew that Buhari will never deviate from appointing another person from the Fulani extraction.”

Gladys Adepeju also wrote on Facebook, “He has appointed another person to help erase every trace of the atrocities that will be committed by them. The killings during #EndSARS was denied by FG with the backing of the broadcasting corporations. Now it will be worse.

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#EndSARS protester who gave birth in prison granted N10m bail after 7 Months

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Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who recently gave birth in prison has been granted a N10 million bail.

 

Ogunniyi who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests, gave birth to a baby boy on June 16, 2021. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze.

 

A judge of an Ondo State High Court granted her a N10 million bail and a surety in like sum on Tuesday June 22, but ordered that she should be allowed to attend her child’s naming ceremony even before fulfilling her bail condition.

 

The new mother is expected to return to the prison after the naming ceremony. Daily Trust reported that Ogunniyi who was released from Surulere Prison in Ondo East Local Government on Tuesday afternoon, is currently on her way to Akure where her temporary freedom will be ratified by Justice Omolara Adejumo. 

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May God forgive those spreading rumours that I’m dead- Abiara

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The founder of the Christ Apostolic Church of Christ, Agbala Itura worldwide, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has debunked news of his purported death.

Abiara, who spoke with The PUNCH on the telephone on Tuesday, however, prayed that God forgive those behind the rumour.

“Nothing happened to me. At least you know I am alive since you’re speaking to me. People are just talking nonsense. I pray God forgives them.”

In a separate statement, the cleric said it was unfortunate that the fake news emanated from a journalist.

“This is a false story and it is shocking that a journalist can publish a lie without proper vetting of the information.  A journalist whose job is to write true stories should not engage in this kind of false information.

“This caused a lot of consternation all over the world.  Fake news is not the way to gain readership or follower-ship.  We hereby demand a retraction or apology from the publication posted on the same blog within 24 hours to avoid any other legal action,” Abiara said.

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Don Jazzy Reveals Why He’s Scared For Established Artists Who Decide To Be Lazy

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Mavin Record boss Don Jazzy has disclosed why he’s so scared for already established artists who decide to be lazy in this era.

Don Jazzy talking about the change that has occurred in the industry this era said he’s scared for already established artists who decide to be lazy and run on the fame they already have as that won’t last them any longer.

According to Don Jazzy, the quality music that these young new artists are making is 100% and he listens to them making him scared for any established artists who decide to be lazy moving forward and ride on their past glory.

Per the post of Don Jazzy, he’s scared that these new artists will take over the airwaves very soon and the established ones who decide to be lazy would have to struggle to compete with them before their songs can be heard.

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Coming from a very good artist now music producer, it’s clear the new artists are prepared to take over the airwaves but then Don Jazzy is scared for the established ones who will decide to be lazy as they would be left behind.

In the era in which we are in now, no one can ride on their past glories, and moving forward the established artists would have to compete strongly with the new artists judging from what Don Jazzy said.

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Source: www.GHgossip.com



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“Na video I say I wan shoot” — Singer, Teni cries out as video director suspends her in a car (videos)

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Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata popularly known as Teni, has shared a video of the scary moment she was suspended in a car for a music video shoot.

The “Case” singer was seen trying to get in the car which had already been suspended with a rope. Teni was visibly scared because she was literally hanging in the air by at least 6 feet.

However, she quickly got used to being mid-air as seen in another clip she shared. In the video, she was seen singing, joking and talking to people on the ground.

She captioned one of the videos, “Help me beg @boy_director abeg! Na video I say I one shoot 🙁”

Watch the videos below,

Different reactions has trailed the video as some fans stated they wouldn’t want to test their village people with that kind of stunt.



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BBNaija Reunion: Tolanibaj Calls Neo Out For Leading Kaisha On In The House, Claims He Also Said He Liked Her

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The third episode of the big brother Naija lockdown reunion came off last night and Tolanibaj was with the drama.

After getting into it with Prince and Vee, she also had a moment with Neo where the two exchanged a few words.

Neo and Tolanibaj

Tolani claimed that Neo had told Erica something about feeling her (Tolanibaj) but Neo denied it.

Tbaj then called Neo a liar and asked him to learn to be a man and own his sh!t.

I’m very disappointed that you are a liar“, she said.

She then went on to say that, that was the same way he was deceiving Kaisha in the house that nobody knew about.

Kaisha and Neo

She accused him of leading Kaisha on but he denied doing such a thing. Tolani then went on to call him a liar and stated that, she has lost respect for him.

This boy is a liar. Shut up! I’ve lost respect for you at this point and I’m so disappointed“, she ranted.

Watch the moment below…

 



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