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SocialMediaTrends: Nigerians squabble over Tinubu’s real age, drag Adesina over Buhari promise



Social media users on Monday celebrated the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the occasion of his 69th birthday anniversary.

The one-time Governor of Lagos State received birthday messages from Twitter users as well as fellow politicians, who all hailed him as the ‘Jagaban of Lagos’ and a political ‘master strategists’.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on New Media, Ahmad Bashir also penned a heartfelt tribute to the ruling party’s leader, referring to him as a “visionary, progressive and a good friend” to the President.

Meanwhile, controversies over Tinubu’s actual age heightened on Twitter, as data from online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, put his age at 79, and not 69.

Many who agreed with Wikipedia’s data have called Tinubu’s acclaimed 69th his ‘football age’ and a strategy in line with his alleged 2023 presidential ambition.

See reactions below:

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Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina’s denial that the Buhari-led administration promised to make one Naira at par with the Dollar also caused outrage from social media users on Monday.

The President’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, while speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s “Sunday Politics”, said that there was never a time President Buhari made such a promise, maintaining that the claims were “fake, false and apocryphal”.

Nigerians have however dragged Adesina for his ‘blatant denial’ of the campaign promises attributed to his principal, allegedly made during a campaign rally on Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri as reported by The Cable and Vanguard Newspapers.

In the story credited to government-owned News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buhari had reportedly said “It is sad that the value of the naira has dropped to more than N230 to one dollar. This does not speak well for the nation’s economy,” with nothing else apart from the title of the story suggesting that he had made the said claim.

Nigerians dragged Adesina.

…By Okiemute Abraham

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