This past Sunday, we got news that Diamond Bank had been acquired by Access Bank.
— TheCable (@thecableng) December 16, 2018
In the days following the news, the two banks were trending on social media.
Did you know?
BREAKING: While a potential Access Bank acquisition/merger with Diamond Bank could still lead to the resignation of Uzoma Dozie, Nairametrics understands the Dozies will keep a significant portion of their shareholding of the bank giving them a seat on the board of the bank.
— Nairametrics (@Nairametrics) December 16, 2018
— Rosalia 🇳🇬 (@ITiseer) December 17, 2018
Access Bank has been underrated all this while…
If you remembered vividly, it was Access Bank that acquired the then almighty Intercontinental Bank.
Now,they acquired solid looking Diamond Bank.
Access Bank is like that low key guy that dates the biggest girls on campus
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) December 17, 2018
Imagine now having four extremely useless accounts with Access Bank.
INTERCONTINETAL – my first ever bank account, then ACCESS later on, NYSC gave me another ACCESS and I did the DIAMOND yello thing.@UBAGroup , we die there😍😚
— First Man (@StarIkhanoba) December 17, 2018
If you think the Access Bank acquisition of Diamond Bank is an accident, they don't think so; they prepared for it. Diamond Bank is the closest to perfect Nigerian bride for their retail banking aspirations. pic.twitter.com/It089gXCw7
— D.O (@docolumide) December 20, 2018
Access Bank shareholders unite
So Access Bank used my #19,800 NYSC Allawee with them to buy Diamond Bank??.
As part of the Shareholders, I will be attending the next board of directors meeting!!! pic.twitter.com/1MFBDsHeFP
— The Kingmaker🦅 (@SmithVinci) December 17, 2018
Even though it’s only 894 naira 89 kobo I have in both my Access Bank accounts. My money is part of the money we used to buy diamond bank 🏦. So I’m a shareholder in access bank now. Respect me Plis.
— PASTOR OLA 😇 (@Biisi96) December 17, 2018
Picture of Diamond bank customer visiting Access bank for the first time pic.twitter.com/fj7WN8EsTj
— HandsomeGuy😍 (@Daybor_official) December 18, 2018
Access bank CEO when he entered Diamond bank… pic.twitter.com/ntLLmxZnA3
— Black and White (@lastacctsuspend) December 16, 2018
access bank to-do list:
intercontinental bank ✅
diamond bank ✅
— Uncle Next Door™ 🎅 (@Raremaester) December 17, 2018
What of the people that have both diamond and access bank account pic.twitter.com/JSsS5osdpn
— THAT STONER👽🇳🇬 (@Valentinefire_) December 16, 2018
Access bank reportedly acquires Diamond bank. One country should come and acquire Nigeria please. I prefer CANADA.
— Dr. Maxvayshia ☯️🇳🇬 (@maxvayshia) December 17, 2018
Yahaya Bello saved all Kogi State money in Access Bank and you wondering why they swallowed Diamond Bank easily? pic.twitter.com/DswOoTbZHN
— Royal-Tee (@ObajemuJnr) December 20, 2018
I'm not surprised that Access Bank is acquiring Diamond Bank.
If you have 'Access' to anything in this world, why can't you buy ordinary Diamond? pic.twitter.com/1xamtAVT85
— Earpiece🇳🇬 (@amure_murisiku) December 17, 2018
You sleep as a Diamond Bank staff, wake up as an Access Bank staff on review. pic.twitter.com/xIyoa0S9Cf
— Uncle Mark™ (@iamUncleMark) December 17, 2018
Read more reactions here.
This week Nigerian artiste Lil Kesh released a new single titled Logo Benz featuring Olamide. The song immediately started trending but mostly for the wrong reason, or for the right one depending on who you ask. Anyway, the lyrics of Logo Benz contain words that encourage fraud and money rituals and many Nigerians condemned it immediately.
Here’s what Olamide had to say about it;
Logo Benz is for the 3rd party to have a glimpse into the current state of youths in our society. (Runs girls x runs boys) “ I’m not sure if there’s anything like 2 much awareness, but pardon me if there is. It’s all over the news, it’s always been in movies, don’t box musicians.
— Olamide Adedeji (@olamide_YBNL) December 21, 2018
Encouraging fraud/ritual, shame
This "Pata ni logo benz" song is a totally insensitive song.. Infact, if you find it funny, you're stupid.. Olamide and lil kesh should be banned.. Their desperation to stay relevant has gotten out of hand
— BREZZIDENT (@OlaTheOG) December 20, 2018
It went from Olu Maintain's "Yahooze" to Kelly Handsome's "Maga don Pay" then down to 9ice's "Living Things" & Now Lil Kesh's Logo Benz.
From "If i hammer" to "i go do blood", its only get worse as we continue normalising Fraud
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) December 20, 2018
Man. I defended Science Students, but this blood money Logo Benz thing … Kai. I’m so sad.
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) December 20, 2018
At this Junction, after listening to that "Logo Benz" song, it's highly obvious that Olamide and a host of other music artist are the worst kind of role models for our youths in these difficult times.
"Remove your Panties for them please"!?!?!
Like how do you hype Rituals??? pic.twitter.com/DRgQNzWX16
— Mr Nwosu (@_Nwosu_) December 20, 2018
Olamide is a disappointment
Story for the Gods-Rape
Science student- drug abuse
Poverty die- yahoo
Logo Benz- Ritual
Olamide really is not only trash but a liability to Nigeria’s journey🤷🏾♂️
— Youngichu 💯IFB (@youngichu) December 20, 2018
Pata ni logo Benz???
No. Lil Kesh has to go. What the entire fuck is this nonsense song?
What's worse is Olamide is featured, even if Kesh is a lost battle, bros u no suppose encourage am na 😑😑😑😑😑
— Manny ✂ (@DeGentleman_) December 20, 2018
Olamide will soon come and tell us that the aim behind the Logo Benz song with Lil kesh is to dissuade young boys from involving in rituals, same thing after being bashed by the media for releasing a song like science student that promotes drug use!
— Tutu of Port Harcourt (@tutuofPH) December 20, 2018
‘Logo Benz’ is just another proof of how Olamide have lagged behind in the industry. Throwback to 2011 & 2013 when he released ‘Rapsodi’ & ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’, he was on par with ‘em Wizkid. Now he tries to sing to any trending slang. Retrogression!
— Series Abíọ́dún ♤ (@Engr_Series) December 20, 2018
Now kids will start singing along to “if money no enter, i go do blood money o” Olamide & Lilkesh really messed up on this one.
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) December 20, 2018
Boycott Logo Benz/Olamide
Na to stone any DJ wey play that Pata ni logo Benz song.
— Mazi Ibe (@I_pissVodka) December 20, 2018
Olamide is canceled
OLIC is cancelled
I’ve made up my mind, it’s Wizkid’s show am turning up for.
— Hotcake 💕💋 (@Hotcake_xx) December 21, 2018
U must not listen to LOGO BENZ OK! OK sir, good child. pic.twitter.com/yRQjQ2LLMr
— peacemaker (@Josephkingsize) December 20, 2018
I'm sha waiting for the mumu FM stations that will be playing "Logo Benz". You will collect ooo.
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) December 20, 2018
Me on twitter: Lil Kesh Ft Olamide latest song is so diabolic and demonic, they are promoting Yahoo and blood money
Me when Dj plays "Logo Benz" : pic.twitter.com/DzP58tB03b
— Trouble Maker 😒 (G.O) (@ObongRoviel) December 20, 2018
The only good thing about this "logo Benz" by Olamide and Lil Kesh is that most of these ladies will stop pursuing all these guys and focus on broke boys like us 🚶🏿♂🚶🏿♂.
— •FAITHFUL ||C A V A L I E R (@uthman_waxcav) December 20, 2018
So you mean it is BLOOD MONEY that lil kesh and olamide said in that " logo Benz " song. Wow. I thought it was EBUKA. My daze pic.twitter.com/5Vee74agd5
— Oriire (@Orire_) December 20, 2018
Y'all are surprised by Olamide releasing a song that promotes Social Vices?
The Name of his Record Label is YAHOO BOY! NO LAPTOP! pic.twitter.com/BYhuhnj7OT
— Kvng Jay 🔱 (@DrJohnAfam) December 20, 2018
Music is usually a reflection of the society from which it originates at the time it is produced.
So, Olamide and Lil Kesh are just producing music that reflect our society at this point in time just as Fela's music in Fela's time.
— Faisal (@JajaPhD) December 20, 2018
On Wednesday this week, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented the proposed 2019 bill to a joint session of the National Assembly.
Check out this status update of the 2018 budget as of June 2018;
1. Nigeria's debt service is rising fast.
2.Oil is still the main revenue element. pic.twitter.com/gSe6nbziWw
— BudgIT Nigeria (@BudgITng) December 18, 2018
During the presentation, while the president stated the achievements of his administration, somelegislators, clearly from opposition parties were heard screaming “lies”, “noooo”.
Scenes at the National Assembly
Who else is watching President Buhari speaking live at the National Assembly while presenting the #2019Budget ?
Lawmakers steadily booing the president each time he mentions fight against corruption, security, economy, etc.
— iamOdino (@TweetNaijaBlog) December 19, 2018
— Mu'awiyyah Muye (@MP_Muye) December 19, 2018
T H I S I S N I G E R I A🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/JPPil5tAMW
— Olayinka Samuel 🇳🇬 (@_olayinka) December 19, 2018
Reactions to the president’s presentation/speech
Buhari is meant to present #2019Budget and not do a campaign speech. Imaginary figures bandied around, lies about issues that directly affect the masses and as usual the RICE story.
I do hope that this will be the last time we have a president like this one. #PMBsLastBudget
— Alhaji Table Breaker (@yemi_adebowale) December 19, 2018
— Blessed Denzel (@blessed_denzl) December 21, 2018
— Onilemarun Kareem (@Onile050) December 19, 2018
— Center for Credible Information (@CCredible_Info) December 19, 2018
Reactions to the drama
If shouting “sai baba” by a section of NASS members was acceptable; why is shouting “Lies” by another section of NASS members deemed a disgrace? #2019Budget
— Aziz Bakare (@Backarray) December 19, 2018
Our legislators should behave abeg…this isn't a primary school gathering #2019Budget 2019 budget
— Jay (@JeremiahOmada) December 19, 2018
Listen to the rogues booing the President at the #2019Budget Presentation, we all know how the President refused them constituency allowance, inflated budgets, and cancelled false projects. #FrastratedMPs
— Nazir Galadanchi (@nazirgaladanchi) December 19, 2018
@MBuhari said it’ll be his last budget speech and before he could add “to the 8th National Assembly”, our legislators were shouting “amen”. 😂😂😂😂
MB: Our economy has recovered from recession.
— Faisal (@JajaPhD) December 19, 2018
The Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has been reduced to a joke by people who thought they were ridiculing Jonathan.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) December 19, 2018
Keeping up with the #2019budget is what I'm focused on right now.
— Queen Debbie (@Blackismagical1) December 19, 2018
— Abu Safwān (@Abu_Safwan11) December 20, 2018
Read more reactions here.
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