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SocialMediaTrends: More on GEJ’s defection, Adamu’s APC exit & why Islam is being dragged



The Nigerian political space saw a heavy twist with the news of defection of former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to All Progressive Congress (APC) on Thursday.

The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on news media, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the development on his verified Twitter account which has kept Nigerians talking.

The development comes on the heels of an earlier report that a coalition of northern Fulani socio-cultural groups had purchased N100 million nomination and expression of interest forms for the ex-President.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that Jonathan is currently with other leaders and stakeholders at the opening ceremony of a two-day Sub-regional Dialogue on Sustaining Democratic Principles in West Africa in Dakar, Senegal.

Neither the fomer President nor his team have confirmed or denied the development as at the time of compiling this report.

However, this has not stopped Nigerians from reacting.

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In another heavy political twist, Adamu Garba, a former Senator for Yobe South constituency of Yobe State in 2007, has dumped the ruling party, APC.

Ripples Nigeria earlier reported that the former presidential aspirant under the umbrella of APC withdrew from the presidential contest despite raising N80m donation from fans and allies.

Garba confirmed the latest development on his verified Twitter account stating that things were ‘not looking straight’ as one of his reasons for decanping.

The IT expert and entrepreneur has since removed APC’s flag from his office and said he would refund those that donated to his cause.

See how Nigerians are reacting:

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Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media expressed deep shock after a bizarre video showed a female college student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto being beaten and burnt to death by her fellow students over alleged blasphemy.

The video surfaced and trended on social media as it revealed how the female student identified as Deborah was killed and burnt in cold blood.

Various sources quoted that Deborah was on Thursday morning killed over remarks considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

The inhumane video has generated heated reactions from Nigerians demanding that justice be served.

See how Nigerians are reacting:

…By Hamzat Rasheed

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