Speaking at an event organised by the Centre for Social Justice on Wednesday this week, Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential aspirant promised to make Nigeria a marijuana exporting country if he becomes president come 2019.
Presidential Aspirant, Sowore plans to have Nigeria export Marijuana (weed,igbo) if elected.
Good Idea or Bad Idea? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/kkwUvPlhMX
— Ibrahim Salawu (@UnilagOlodo) September 5, 2018
"We have to start taking care of our weed so that we can also contribute to the GDP of the world. Some of the best weed in the world is growing in Ekiti State & people are making billions from weed." – Presidential Aspirant Omoyele Sowore
Funny & controversial but very profound.
— GiveawayNaija (@GiveawayNAlJA) September 5, 2018
Please send me Sowore's dealer's number, he's clearly sold Sowore quality Grade A weed. 🤣🤣🤣
Weed doesn't cure cancer and you can't smoke cocaine. I'm with you on legalisation tho but I doubt that will happen. MFM, RCCG, NASFAT & MURIC people won't agree. pic.twitter.com/tWXgCFHJuW
— Wale Gates (@walegates) September 5, 2018
Just watched a video where presidential aspirant Yemi Sowore said we'll be exporting Marijuana if elected & told NDLEA to watch out.
— xcoubar 可 (@xcoubar) September 5, 2018
Omoyele Sowore for President
Presidential aspirant, Sowore says Nigeria Will Be Exporting Marijuana when he becomes President, He is already President. Your excellency sir.
— Nnrafrica.com (@NNRafrica) September 5, 2018
He had earlier promised to increase the minimum wage
2019 : I promise N100,000 minimum wage.~~ OMOLEWA SOWORE
It seems like sowore is consuming the weed he want to export 😂
— Kamilu Yunusa Kamal (@KamiluKamal) September 6, 2018
Why don't you all let us vote Sowore for president come 2019?
He said he would implement N100,000 minimum wage for workers.
Sowore is a goal…..
If you fall for cheap lies this election season, you are OYO 🤥😏😛😁
— Sirajudeen (@Goodagbamuman) September 5, 2018
Sowore said he will make the minimum wage N100,000 and you people are saying it is not possible , Then you clearly do not understand Nigeria's financial power. Therefore, I shall argue with no one.#TakeItBack #AfricanActionCongress
— City Screen 💫 (@cityscreenmedia) August 21, 2018
This goes out to all @YeleSowore's supporters.
Payment of the current minimum wage is a challenge for the incu mbent.
Please ask Sowore how he intends to fund the 100K minimum wage?
— 20.10.20, PhD (Affidavit) (@MeccaUS) August 21, 2018
Sowore: Some of the best weed in the word are grown in Ekiti State
Me: Hmmmm Daddyyyyy eyin na ma fa gbana? pic.twitter.com/6CcAKOlNNi
— mazi Ibe (@maziibe_) September 5, 2018
Now i know why Fayose use to say the best of nonsense talks. The best weed is planted in Ekiti. Omoyele Sowore must have been taking small small.
— Ali Yusuf (@TheMan_aligaji) September 5, 2018
Sowore cannot tell me he doesn't smoke weed .. Forget all that GDP talk.. D man Na Og .. pic.twitter.com/KSgB6B8u3y
— CeeSsors 🗯 (@_ceejahy) September 5, 2018
Read more reactions here and continue below for other interesting topics on social media this week.
Naomi Campbell’s date to the GQ Men Of The Year Awards
For this year’s edition of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards, British super model Naomi Campbell’s date was Wizkid, Nigerian superstar musician.
9/5: Naomi Campbell and Wizkid attending the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.  pic.twitter.com/2REgFPzruX
— MIL – OUT NOW 🌍 (@WizkidSource) September 6, 2018
— Y! Online (@YNaija) September 6, 2018
obviously naomi campbell fancies wizkid.
— BG4L (@Tos_starr) September 6, 2018
Naomi Campbell is sugar mummy goals 😂😂
— Tobi Samuel Snow (@iam_foleymessi) September 6, 2018
Wizkid have upgraded from Sista Tiwa to Hanty Naomi🤔 …small boy with a Big Hanty!!! pic.twitter.com/Idyz2AutOD
— MaziOlisa 🃏🦁 (@nee_dles) September 6, 2018
When Wizkid was saying if you see me drive by, holla at ur boy, chilling with model, holla at ur boy, he was just chilling with Banky W & on a bike then, today he has cars, he's not just chilling with Models, he's chilling with Naomi Campbell, OG awon models. Believe in yourself.
— UNCLE AJ (@UNCLE_AJALA) September 6, 2018
Naomi Campbell dates Wizkid.
Money go change your level.
Money go pursue disrespect comot from your yard. Lmao.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) September 6, 2018
If people are tagging Wizkid and Naomi Campbell as 'Goals😍😍', then what is Wizkid And Tiwa Savage?
— Kaptain ⚡ (@the_olusegun) September 6, 2018
This Wizkid and Naomi Campbell gist is the new face of "Small Boy Big God"..
— R.R (@Rapzyrita1) September 6, 2018
Peep Wizkid’s suit
Starboy drippin’ in a suit! 😳 Christmas came early this year 😂🔥
— MIL – OUT NOW 🌍 (@WizkidSource) September 5, 2018
Is Wizkid in suit not amazing😍😍 pic.twitter.com/9kvb31rgMD
— wispy tola (@ThenameisTola) September 6, 2018
wizkid in a suit 😍😍 can’t wait for our wedding ❤️
— 💐 (@orebxby) September 5, 2018
This week, British-Nigerian rapper Skepta released the video of Energy (Stay Far Away), his recent collaboration with Wizkid.
NEW Skepta & Wizkid – Energy (Stay Far Away) video 😢😢😢😢🎬 https://t.co/PiyHijOQ4t
— Big Smoke – (@Skepta) September 6, 2018
Bro this Energy chorus tooooooo bad @wizkidayo 🔥
— Vanessa Mdee #MrsA (@VanessaMdee) September 6, 2018
Wizkid VS Davido banter, for the umpteenth time
Davido is 💯 yards better than Wizkid…
— Oluwatoyin A. (@ToyinAderounmu) September 5, 2018
Stop comparing people. Wizkid and Davido, Messi and Ronaldo. Just appreciate greatness. You can have a preference, that's fine. Just stop arguing about who's better. Like the great Linkin' Park said "In the end, it doesn't really matter"
— Chionye Anene (@SeanCeezle) September 6, 2018
Read more reactions here.
Corruption scandal in the Nigerian Football Federation
Earlier in July, the BBC released a video showing Nigeria’s top football coach, Salisu Yusuf, caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents to two Nigerian players.
This week, news broke that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has been fined and banned from the federation for one year.
Nigeria’s top football coach Salisu Yusuf has today been banned from all football-related activities and fined after an investigation into bribery allegations.
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) September 5, 2018
A one-year ban is a slap on the wrist for Salisu Yusuf, in my opinion.
— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) September 5, 2018
"Super Eagles" its worrisome that the SALISU YUSUF "judgement" can't be found on the @thenff official twitter handle. neither on the NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION WEBSITE.. why??? this is not good enough.. ethically not proper!!shows that we might be condoning such act indirectly
— Sports Discourse (@SportsDiscuz) September 5, 2018
So 'bribe for selection' @NGSuperEagles Coach Salisu Yusuf got only a year ban from the NFF?
Just a slap on the wrist.
…and you can be sure it will be typical Naija type of ban where he continues at the background and continues to get paid.#NigeriaWehailThee#MTIDNU
— RALPH Chidozie George (@ralphcgeorge) September 5, 2018
$5000 fine and 1yr ban for Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf.
The NFF should have just fired him. Is he the only good football coach in Nigeria? He was recorded collecting a bribe, we all watched it.
Your company will fire you for less.
— Wale Gates (@walegates) September 5, 2018
This Salisu Yusuf case is a classic Nigerian Tale of "Manage it Like That"
1. Impersonating/posing as an agent
2. Collecting a 1k bribe.
— Everest Nwagwu (@NwagwuEverest) September 5, 2018
Says a lot about a country, when her journalists make a case corruption…
Say all you want.. Salisu Yusuf should not be allowed around Football again after this disgraceful act.
1year Ban and $5000 fine..is a shame to our country.@thenff is a Joke.
— Kelechi Nkoro(Don Kelenioni) (@K1Says) September 5, 2018
Salisu Yusuf suspended for 1 year with a fine of $ 5 000 after journalists trapped him accepting $ 1 000 so called bribe. Why as Africans we do allow BBC to dictate how we do things here? So every time I will give money to a player because he played well, is it corruption?
— Jeff Katala (@thejeffkatala) September 5, 2018
Absolutely DISGRACEFUL and SHAMEFUL that all Salisu Yusuf got from the NFF is a one year ban & $5,000 fine! That's a slap on the wrist!
— Wilfred Mong (@DsilentG) September 5, 2018
Salisu Yusuf is another example that indeed it pays to be a criminal in Nigeria where tolerable corruption is the order of the day!
Steal money, Collect Bribe, Give Bribe
When caught, bribe the panelists
Get a soft punishment
— Ladi Ogunseye 🦁 (@LadiSpeaks) September 5, 2018
Who else didn't know of "Salisu Yusuf" until this ban?
— The Comforter (@9gel009) September 5, 2018
Read more here.
Shatta Wale VS Sarkodie
It all started last week when ace Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie publicly supported Nigerian artiste Peter Okoye of P-Square. This pissed off many Ghanaians off as they accused Sarkodie of not supporting his fellow Ghanaian artistes.
During an interview on Hitz FM this week, controversial Ghanaian musician Shatta Wale called Sarkodie out for being a hypocrite, among other things. Watch below.
— Vim Buzz (@vimbuzzgh) September 6, 2018
Here’s how Ghanaians reacted on social media
True talk Shatta!
Shatta Wale speaking some sense on Hitz Fm!
— SoloVision – The Marketing Mamba (@iamsolovision) September 4, 2018
Not a Shatta Wale fan in the least bit but what did Shatta say in his interview about the current state of things that isn't true?
— Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō (@agyasika) September 5, 2018
Wait oo.. what answer did you want to here??
Listen to the interview and all what was said in shatta wale(pbuh) is the Truth.
— Psalm (@realpsalm) September 6, 2018
Just imagine there's an investor out there listening to this Shatta Wale interview. Up & coming musicians should pray hard. This music/entertainment business is a joke. No wonder the government has given a deaf ears.
— Mr Dicks• Kweku Kendrick (@dickson_gh) September 4, 2018
I never listen to Shatta wale in an interview & he talk sense before. Non fat saaah. 🤦🏾♂️ Nii Mensah we taya you
— BIG GUCCI👑👽🧞♂️🔱 (@Kingklenam) September 4, 2018
Battle of the fans
I blame @sarkodie for shatta Wale's rants. He keeps calling him out all in the name of "love" on every big stage he performs. Now the lil prick thinks he's at par with Sarkodie.
— Daddy (@BrA_QuOdJo) September 4, 2018
Dear Sarkodie fans , this is the bitter. Truth but pls u guys should stop living in the past cos honestly apparently shatta Wale is bigger than sarkodie and there is nothing u can do about it and let's not forget shatta is the greatest Ghanaian musician of all time ..G.O.A.T👑👑
— No long Talker (@unrulyKoolkid) September 4, 2018
Sarkodie's time has passed for a long time. He was always riding on Shatta Wale's Reign, the only place he was reigning was on Twitter that one too we are taking over from him.#ShattaSark
— 🇬🇭 (@MMettaleon) September 4, 2018
Read more reactions here. Apparently, Sarkodie is cooking up a diss song for Shatta Wale. Now, we wait!
Abuja is vibrating
In the past 48 hours, residents of Nigeria’s capital city have been complaining about occasional earth tremors. They are worried, as they should be.
These Abuja tremors are becoming worrisome.
— Mustapha Ndajiwo ACTI (@MustaphaNdajiwo) September 7, 2018
I experienced a tremor today for three consecutive times in some part of Fct Abuja. Between 4:30, 6:15, and 8:20 pm. Resulting to violent shaking of building. I hope this is not an early sign of earthquake.
— Chukwuma Ejerenwa (@chuks0002) September 5, 2018
Just now. 6:11 am, I felt another earth tremor in Utako, Abuja. What is going on?? 😳😳
— Amara Nwankpa (@Nwankpa_A) September 7, 2018
Another heavy tremor just occurred at 6.01 a.m. in Maitama, Abuja. Truth is, this seem like a warning for an earthquake. I think the authorities should do some scientific investigation or evacuate residents as a matter of precaution.
— RIP GEN ATTAHIRU (@EagleEye____) September 7, 2018
The whole Abuja is vibrating. It happened yesterday and it’s happening right now. Anybody felt it? Could it be an earthquake?
— Aliyu Atiku (@AliyuAtiku) September 7, 2018
So is it just me or is Abuja vibrating?
— Fat Belly ‘Nenye (@The_Nenye) September 7, 2018
Keeping them calm
We have all been feeling the earth tremors in Abuja and surrounding areas over the last 48 hours. I know that many people are scared, but please, remain calm and vigilant.
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) September 7, 2018
I have informed the FCT Minister and Perm Sec. on the scaring earth movement in some parts of Abuja at 6:11am. I felt earth tremors in my home in maitama too. Measures are been taken to address the problem.
I will keep the FCT administration on their toes on this.
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) September 7, 2018
Abuja is NOT an earthquake zone. What we experience may be as result of man activities(borehole drilling, rock blasting etc) which result in seismic movement in the plaint.
— Spencer Schiff (@SpencerKSchiiff) September 7, 2018
Sad thing about this Abuja earth tremor is that people who are supposed to be Geologists are already working In GTBank.
No Agency to trust 😭
— Adedotun A. ✟ (@Adedotvn) September 7, 2018
Somebody somewhere right now is writing an endtime BC about Abuja tremor
— KOBZ ❼ (@Mistakobz) September 7, 2018
Read more reactions here. If you’re in Abuja, stay safe.
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