Major trends on social media on Thursday revolved around Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and the ‘failing’ state of the nation with respect to education and national security.
The following conversations garnered maximum engagements especially on Twitter:
Happy 78th, President Muhammadu Buhari
State governors, the Senate President, House Speakers and other prominent Nigerians penned goodwill messages to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 78th birthday on Thursday.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also specially dedicated a birthday tribute to his principal titled ‘Buhari at 78: If Only We Knew the President’ where he noted the president’s benevolence and dismissed reports that Buhari was being impersonated by one Jubril from Sudan.
“Ask me for a loyal man, who never forgets a good turn, and I’ll show you Muhammadu Buhari,” Adesina wrote
Most Nigerians have however considered eulogizing the president in the face of obvious challenges confronting the nation as ‘sheer deceit’.
Happy 78th birthday to the father of the Nation, President Muhammadu Buhari. A patriot leader and a lover of Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/dKCE4oGUVG
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 17, 2020
Happy 78th Birthday, Odogwu Akataka!!!!?????
Mr President, we wish you many happy returns ooooo pic.twitter.com/OrX0dFNoZD
— Zukky_D_Great?? (@zukky04) December 17, 2020
Happy 78th birthday mr president, abg try lead us well, more life pic.twitter.com/VzLomV2IEx
— B.C sturna? (@Nairaman01) December 17, 2020
Happy 78th Birthday Mr President Buhari
Look what you have done pic.twitter.com/1AcW7i99XL
— AGBO ? (@RoadsAgbo) December 17, 2020
Sometimes i wonder if femi Adesina feels comfortable defending this man. pic.twitter.com/GrThjJuo5U
— alinsbrown (@alinsbrown28) December 17, 2020
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Wednesday stated that the government was negotiating the freedom of over 300 school boys abducted by armed bandits in the Kankara Local government area of the state through the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
“We are discussing through the leadership of MACBAN, Miyetti Allah with those suspected to have carried out the abduction. I had a meeting with the Commissioner of Police and heads of security agencies two or three hours ago.” The governor said
“There are talks. It is not about who is in charge, but what is of paramount concern to me as the chief security officer of the state is that these students return home safely and this is what we are talking about.
“It is natural for patents to be angry, but as the state governor, I will answer for my deeds here and beyond. So, I am more concerned about the rescue of the children and the safety of people of the state.”
Nigerians reacted thus
Still can’t wrap my head around this thing. A Government that negotiates with “bandits” and pardons terrorists but declares war on peaceful protesters. I’ll never be able to understand this. Never
— The Perfume Goddess, Peaches Perfumes and Peace❤ (@PeachesPerfumes) December 17, 2020
That statement is undisputably true my sister. Dem get mouth for the Administration, no be small.
— bellucci_ekunmeran (@adebayoayeni) December 17, 2020
This killings will never stop… How are this people ok with this kind of negotiations.
— Henry (@Henry_Tk2) December 17, 2020
Automatically Miyetti Allah are the real Bandit but Buhari government will never do nothing to them.
— #ENDBADGOVERNANCE #EndbadleadershipNow (@olatunjiifeolu1) December 17, 2020
Nigeria terrorist network is a Northern creation, name doesn't matter, they serve same purpose.
— ᴋᴏɴʀᴀᴅᴇ (@Komrade_Konrade) December 17, 2020
Concerned Nigerian students officially reignited the campaign to reopen schools with the above hashtag, in protest against the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on nine months ago.
The outcry was necessitated as uncertainties continue to surround the reason for the delayed resumption despite claims by the Federal government that it had faithfully delivered on the demands of the Union.
Students have urged the waring parties to settle their rifts soon as their future was at stake.
— Funcbel Glamour (@Funcbel) December 17, 2020
Omo 9 months is a lot of time
We're tired of several meetings? who will waste 9 months of their lives while building it and be happy? Staying at home isn't what we signed up for Please #EndAsuuStrikeNow You can't return our 9 months It's all gone? But don't elongate it further pic.twitter.com/hAvFUaLnmq
— Kene ? (@TempoVola_) December 17, 2020
We actually know that after completing of our degrees, we are still not guaranteed sustainable jobs.
At least,let's finish this journey and start another phase of ramification.#EndAsuuStrikeNow #MrPresident pic.twitter.com/0TCbvItLnW
— Gbolahan Badru ❤ (@GbolahanBadru) December 17, 2020
— Toochukwu (@FrancisDeric) December 17, 2020
…By Okiemute Abraham
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