British Prime Minister Theresa May Visits Nigeria
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited Nigeria for the first time ever on Wednesday, August 2018. The Prime Minister, who had been in South Africa the day before, where she met with President Cyril Ramaphosa, is embarking on her first-ever official trip to some Sub-Saharan African countries. While in Nigeria, she held talks with President Buhari about the welfare of the country and about the upcoming elections. On the elections, President Buhari said, “I assure you that I’m all out for free, fair, and credible elections. I’m very pleased that my party is doing very well”.
“The High Commissioner will brief you more. The recent successes in polls in Kastina, Bauchi, and Jos have boosted our morale greatly. Nigeria has accepted multiparty democracy and that is putting politicians on their toes, forcing them to work harder,” stated the president.
The President acknowledged the UK government for their support for the anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria. “We had great opportunities and resources between 1999 and 2014, due to high oil prices. But when we came in 2015, oil prices plunged to as low as 37 dollars per barrel.
“What we have been doing since 2015 is to focus on infrastructure development, despite low earnings. Work is ongoing in roads, rail, power, and many others.” He said.
The President also commended Britain for its role in aiding the country in its fight against insurgency in the North-East. During the meeting, Nigeria and Britain signed a security and defence partnership, and an Economic Development Forum Agreement.
“As friends, partners and equals – we will secure a more prosperous future for all our people.” – PM @Theresa_May talking about the future relationship between the UK and Africa. #UKAfrica pic.twitter.com/rKxWDYbxsA
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) August 29, 2018
It’s cool to see our president and governors welcome the British prime minister in a big way to nigeria but I’ve just never seen Theresa may welcome our president in a big way and he goes to London a lot. We need to start treating people the way they treat us..
— Michelangelo (@Tuoyomichelange) August 29, 2018
Theresa May’s Africa tour continues, as the Prime Minister visits Nigeria pic.twitter.com/d8zCQnTiTF
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 29, 2018
Theresa May, the British Prime Minister and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor to visit the so called lifeless person in Nigeria on Wednesday and Friday respectively. They would be discussing partnership on trade and security. It is good to be lifeless, na dem dey rush ham. 🤓 pic.twitter.com/jxbUcf7GxV
— Ugochi Jane Trumpet 🇳🇬🇪🇸 (@UgochiJaneTrump) August 27, 2018
Nigeria’s Most Popular Youth Corper
Popular singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has finally become a corper as he registered to join the National Youth Service Corp on Tuesday. He made this known in an Instagram post: “I just registered for NYSC kamming.” The Fia crooner is registering for the programme three years after he graduated from Babcock University where he studied Music.
— Davido (@iam_Davido) August 28, 2018
This Davido’s NYSC camp picture, is a typical example of when you’re rich and famous, you’re not your mates mate. pic.twitter.com/kbjIJ7Cjes
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) August 30, 2018
So me I was just waiting for @iam_Davido to say I’m giving out money that’s all I wanted to hear and it didn’t happen So he just allowed me sit on the floor for just video #NYSC pic.twitter.com/7tAmAjAGYi
— Chiron + ™̈́ ͂ ̷̐ ̈́ ̈́ (@JustusNed) August 30, 2018
So, which is the better optics:
Davido in the NYSC camp being treated like a regular otondo. Waiting in line, carrying his box on the head and kneeling, etc (much like the British royals)
Davido being given obvious preferential treatment? pic.twitter.com/KJMLMdnC4l
— Sandra Ezekwesili (@SEzekwesili) August 31, 2018
When i got to NYSC camp, first thing they told me to do was to carry my luggage on my head and double up (run) to the hostel.
Davido got to camp, the first thing he did was to use the mic to address other corpers.
Equality for all😭😭😭😭😭
— Sarcastic Frank™ (@franklinto) August 30, 2018
Leah Shabiru Cries Out From Captivity
After about six months of captivity, Leah Shabiru, one of the 119 students that were abducted from Government Girls School, Dapchi, Yobe State, has pleaded for President Buhari to help her regain freedom.
An audio clip of her plea was released on Monday by TheCable. Here is what she had to say:
“I am Leah Shabiru, the girl that was abducted in GGSS Dapchi. I am calling in the government, particularly, the President to pity me and get me out of this serious situation,” she said in Hausa.
“I also plead to the members of the public to help my mother, my father, my younger brother and relatives. Kindly help me out of my predicament. I am calling on the government and people of goodwill to intervene to get out of my current situation. I am begging you to treat me with compassion. Thank you.” She added.
DJ Cuppy Gives Her Take On Feminism
Popular musician, Disk Jockey and daughter to one of Nigeria’s richest men, DJ Cuppy, has weighed in on feminism and why she is not a part of the movement. In an interview with City FM, the DJ said she stopped being a feminist because she realized she didn’t understand it. Here is the clip of the interview which has been making rounds on social media and reactions to it:
“I stopped being a Feminist because I don’t like Hypocrites” – DJ Cuppy
— Naija Virals (@NaijaVirals) August 30, 2018
I guess this is part of the hypocrisy and crassly flawed feminism that DJ Cuppy was referring to…
What a big shame… 😫☹️☹️☹️ pic.twitter.com/EG33HqdU0v
— 👑 DaddyMo 👑 🚀♠️ (@officialdaddymo) August 30, 2018
Leave DJ Cuppy alone.
Face your bitterness in peace.
She doesn’t want to be among women who hate men for no justifiable reason because that’s much of the feminism we see in Nigeria & Twitter.
Even Linda Ikeji who asked y’all to stay celibate was collecting prick low key.
— Lordbishop (@realDewoye) August 30, 2018
Can we all agree to stop crucifying celebrities when they say shit that’s outside their realm of expertise. DJ Cuppy is literally paid to play music and make you dance. Don’t be surprised when she doesn’t give the best answers regarding feminism.
— adé (@Ade_AAA) August 30, 2018
Before you insult & drag DJ Cuppy that helps several Women out there for not agreeing with your opinion on Feminism take your house girl to school…
You Cant drag a Practical Feminist when you are a Data Feminist
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) August 30, 2018
Dj cuppy thinks people look down on her in her industry because she is a woman but at this same time she doesn’t think feminism will solve that issue..😂😂😂 time out please
— ‘Hafsah (@Hafymo) August 30, 2018
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