Minister of Information & Culture Lai Mohammed claims Federal Government spends N3.5M every week to feed El-Zakzaky.
Nigerians on Twitter have expressed divergent reactions to Tiwa Savage’s feature in the music video for Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid’s ‘Fever video’.
Wizkid released the much anticipated visuals for the hit track, to rave reviews, on Wednesday and it has gathered over 70, 000 views.
However, Tiwa Savage’s feature has caused frenzy on Twitter, with Nigerians expressing their opinions on the implications of the intimate scenes both singers displayed in the video.
The song ‘Fever’, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, her estranged husband Tunji Balogun aka Teebillz and Mavin record label boss Don Jazzy are the top five trending topics on Nigerians Twitter.
Seeing that Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have been battling long-running relationship rumours which they have both denied, Nigerians on Twitter are debating the current status of their relationship.
@Emmanuel tweeted, “Is Wizkid dating Tiwa? This new video has a lot to say.”
@Newscantell said, “Can’t tell if Wizkid and Tiwa are dating or not but let’s be honest, this ‘fever’ video is a perfect PR.
“Will Wizkid and Tiwa put up a romance if not to get us all talking? It’s a win on both sides. Tiwa made a nice cameo appearance and the video is thrilling.”
Stew for Tbillz as fans react to Wizkid, Tiwa steamy music video
@MrOludee wrote, “Is Wizkid really dating Tiwa or this is just superstory?”
@Quintope tweeted, “Whether they are dating or not. Wizkid used Tiwa in that video for a reason and it is working.”
@Missyayom said, “There is nothing that will make me believe Wizkid and Tiwa are dating. These two are just acting. They are giving us what we want.”
However, some other Nigerians are curious about the effects of the video to Tiwa Savage’s enstranged husband, Teebillz considering that he debunked the dating rumour between Wizkid and Tiwa Savage in September.
@Chidubem_o said, “Wizkid drops ‘fever’ video with Tiwa and now heavy rain has started falling this morning. God is helping Teebillz she’d his tears.”
@Dwinthestoic wrote, “Lmaooo Wizkid’s ‘fever’ video makes me happy because they both didn’t say anything after TeeBillz wrote his rant.
“They just shot a sexy video so that TeeBillz can have a seizure.”
@Ariwa_michael tweeted, “Teebillz needs to stop being in denial and move on with his life. Tiwa is definitely in some sort of relationship with Wizkid.”
@Adugbadavid said, “Tiwa should be allowed to move on in peace. Teebillz had his shot and he blew it.”
NAN reports that the almost-four minute’s long video was directed ace music video director, Meji Alabi.
The police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have both said they cannot immediately swing into action to unravel the circumstances surrounding a series of scandalous videos that seemed to show Governor Umar Ganduje taking bribes from public works contractors in Kano State.
The initial clip of the alleged bribe tapes surfaced online Sunday afternoon, eliciting nationwide uproar and urgent calls for Mr Ganduje to step down from office.
A second batch of the videos was published Monday afternoon by Daily Nigerian, a news website which published the first video and said it has up to 15 of such clips seemingly showing the governor taking bribes from different state contractors.
Daily Nigerian said it plans to release all the 15 video clips of Mr Ganduje’s allege bribery schemes, which he said were shot over several months.
Mr Ganduje has not commented on the second video, but he dismissed the first one as ‘cloned’ and threatened a lawsuit against Daily Nigerian, whose publisher has since gone underground to avoid violent backlash against him and his family.
Neither the police nor the EFCC publicly announced any probe into the videos, even though their contents were first published a week ago before clips started streaming in yesterday.
“If they are talking about issues, let them resolve their issues,” Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesperson for the EFCC, told PREMIUM TIMES Monday afternoon. “Whether we are going to look at it is a different matter, but for now, I do not know anything.”
He declined to categorically say whether or not an investigation would be conducted into the scandal.
The Kano police commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, also had nothing substantial to say about the videos when reached for comments by PREMIUM TIMES Monday afternoon.
“I am in Abuja, I have not seen the video not to talk of even investigating,” the commissioner said. “I am not in town so I do not know anything pertaining to that for now.”
“But do not worry, when I am done, I would call to let you know,” he added.
Mr Ganduje is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress. It was not immediately clear whether or not that is a real factor in the scandal, although federal authorities have been accused of only going after opposition figures under the current administration.
President Muhammadu Buhari was reported by Daily Nigerian to have seen the video and ordered investigation, but it remains unclear whether law enforcement authorities have updated the president on their efforts, if indeed they have started investigations.
The governor has absolute immunity from prosecution, a constitutional provision that could have him retain office unless he is compelled to resign or gets impeached by the state parliament.
Daily Nigerian reported earlier on Monday that members of Kano State House of Assembly have raised a committee to commence a probe of the videos.
The live of the students are in danger, neglected and ignored by both the school management and the government.
The continued deaths of students in those schools are like time bomb, with increase protests and agitation, it is obvious the students are beginning to realize no one is ready to come to their aid if they continue to play along
Ugnada’s military has launched a new condom brand, Ulinzi (Swahili for “protection”), for its soldiers in order to ensure they have safe sex.
Chief of Staff Brig Leopold Kyanda told troops they needed to be “safe first and thereafter you can defend the country”.
“If the individual soldier does not ensure that he is secure then there is no way he can defend his country,” he added.
Uganda’s popular NTV station has put up a video of the ceremony where the condom was launched:
Onlookers were surprised to see a senior officer marching to stop violence against women, in a force that opponents of Uganda’s long-serving President Yoweri Museveni accuse of spending more time suppressing dissent than tackling crime, writes Thomas Lewton for Thomson Reuters Foundation.
- Zuma, 75: ‘I fear no motion of no confidence or impeachment’
- Steps down after days of defying ANC orders to leave office
- Cyril Ramaphosa: president-in-waiting faces huge challenges
Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, has resigned after days of defying orders from the ruling African National Congress to leave office and on the eve of a no-confidence vote in parliament. In a televised address to the nation late on Wednesday, the 75-year-old said he was a disciplined member of the ANC, to which he had dedicated his life. The resignation ended an extraordinary day in South African politics, which had begun with a dawn raid on a business family at the centre of the recent corruption allegations levelled at Zuma.
The Arabian Gulf league match between Al Jazira and Al Dhafra was livened up by a spectacular own-goal on Saturday. Al Dhafra defender Yasser Abdullah scored from 20 yards, albeit at the wrong end, as his side lost 3-1.