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SocialMediaTrends: More on Buhari’s medical trip & why Tinubu believes Yoruba and Fulani are one



Reactions on Tuesday trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to London, following the disclosure by Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a tweet.

Buhari was scheduled to depart Nigeria on Tuesday, to return in about a fortnight.

The president’s latest trip is the first of his routine medical voyages since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Nigeria in March 2020.

The announcement was coming on the same day resident doctors across the country threatened an indefinite strike due to non-payment of some allowances.

It was also coming days after the President attributed the unfriendly attitude of health workers in the country as a factor responsible for medical tourism.

See how Nigerians reacted:

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Yoruba and Fulani

Comments by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC), about Yoruba and Fulani, sparked angry reactions from social media users after he alluded that the two ethnic groups were one.

The APC helmsman who is rumoured to be nursing a presidential ambition made the comment at the venue of his 12th colloquium in Kano state where he marked his 69th birthday anniversary.

Tinubu said he picked Kano to prove that Yoruba and Fulani are one, adding that the marriage of the daughter of Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to the son of the late ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano in 2018 was a worthy example of the unity that existed between the two ethnic groups.

“Why are we in Kano? It is to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical time. There is a Fulani man, a herder man who gave his daughter to a farmer, a Yoruba man. And that Fulani, that Yoruba (sic), and some people are agitating wrongly” he said

Nigerians on social media did not spare a take on his comment:

…By Okiemute Abraham

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