On Monday this week, The Nigerian Army held a spiritual warfare seminar themed Countering insurgency and violent extremism in Nigeria through spiritual warfare.
The seminar reportedly involved conversations on how religious organisations can play a role in preventing ideologies of terrorism in the society.
According to a report by The Punch, The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai represented by Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen. Sani Yusuf urged religious leaders and clerics to “fashion out ways of stepping up [their] roles, remembering that the fight against terrorism is a collective responsibility.”
Spiritual efforts needed to defeat Boko Haram — Buratai https://t.co/bVMli4BbMQAdvertisement
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) September 30, 2019
Check out the flier for the seminar;
Allocate Nigerian Army’s job to MFM… pic.twitter.com/OaAnhWuPtV
— Adetutu Balogun, MBA (@Tutsy22) September 30, 2019
An event organised by the Chaplaincy of Nigerian army is now a tool for your regular misinformation… You will be alright one day https://t.co/mSPupXSaOC
— Nigeria is not a zoo (@heymode) September 30, 2019Advertisement
I went to a School run by the Navy that Insignia is definitely Chaplain services
This seminar was talking about the role religion plays and how members of the Army clergy can help in deradicalizing members of Boko Haram
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) September 30, 2019
Many Nigerians didn’t see it this way, they mostly translated the seminar to mean that the Nigerian Army wants to use prayers to fight insurgency. Here are a few of their reactions;
The Nigerian Army is going to war today, this one is on a different level. pic.twitter.com/yng1ReOXEr
— Azubike Osumili (@azuosumili) September 30, 2019
Nigerian Army: Spiritual Warfare Seminar
— Olayiwola (@l_olayiwola) September 30, 2019
The Nigerian Army wants to fight boko haram insurgency and insecurity issues in the country spiritually 😢😢
Who did we offend in this country 💔💔💔😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/iyUvC2IAD7
— Adenekan Mayowa (@Mayorspeaks) September 30, 2019
How did we get here?
Is this the same Nigerian Army that was doing great things with ECOMOG
— Franky Sushey (@CovattiMazi) September 30, 2019
Nigerian Army and Spiritual Warfare!
Conductor, next Bus Stop WA ooooooo. I am not going again!
— Aláàfin Agbẹ́yẹfò #King (@ArogbodoVincent) September 30, 2019
I never knew a time like this would ever come.
If the Nigerian Army cannot fight off Boko Haram, who then will help us?
Buratai must be sacked now!!! pic.twitter.com/1FjruLV9DA
— Henry Eke (@henro006) September 30, 2019
Nigerian Army goes spiritual. Where is our budgeted allocations to curb insurgency and violence? pic.twitter.com/532BFuoty2
— Concerned Citizens for Good Governance🍥 (@CC4Atiku) September 30, 2019
Nigerian army has confirmed that what they need to defeat bokoharam is spiritual effort and not ammunitions.
When a state fails it affects every department. pic.twitter.com/Qgj31fIYEy
— Iheukwumere Nnadi (@ifyforever) September 30, 2019
There are different methods to getting things done.
Congratulations to the Nigerian Army for choosing a new approach, after all "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak". 🚶🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/P4YMuXoCEh
— Etimbuk (@EnenimUbon) September 30, 2019
Now that Nigerian Army has gone spiritual, can we employ the services of TB Joshua and Oyedepo? If possible, get Amadioha and Ogun involved.
— Uchechukwu Obiakor (@iamekwurekwu) September 30, 2019
Read more reactions here.
Adele is reportedly dating SKepta
Following her split from her husband Simon Konecki, British singer Adele is said to be dating Skepta, popular British-Nigerian grime Rapper.
— Mirror Celeb (@MirrorCeleb) September 30, 2019
A few reactions;
Adele and Skepta are dating !!!!
— CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE 🏆 (@iam_bussie) October 1, 2019
ADELE IS DATING SKEPTA? LOOOOOOL this is unexpected as hell
— A. (@amirnrf) September 30, 2019
Skepta's dating Adele ?👀
— Tunmise (@AlphaWTJuice) October 1, 2019
Adele: Skepta boo, what will we be doing this night?????
Skepta: “We’ll be having sex just for exercise, every night we’ll be doing sexercise”
— Jollof Daddy🧞♂️ (@partyjollof_) October 1, 2019
News reaching us is that Skepta is with Adele. This makes him the first confirmed black man to orbit around that ass. He’s a national treasure, protect him at all cost
— AJ | Adonai (@mrmanhere_) October 1, 2019
I love this combo, sometimes both partners have to find a balance to sweeten the relationship, Skepta is hyper ..Adele is Low-key, what a blend, enjoy your moment and take it all in my dear! O le wa ku men!
GBAYI 💪 https://t.co/2Nax5dHbjR
— MARK 'Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtabor) October 1, 2019
New single incoming?
Imagine if skepta n adele separate lmao that single from adele will slap harder with excess tears.
— Akudo 🤺 (@iamsaintluco) October 1, 2019
I can't wait for Skepta to break Adele's heart so she can drop another hit Song😋 pic.twitter.com/nSjyXDgWIw
— qweenbee_xx (@amholybee) October 1, 2019
Lmaoo. Skepta and Adele are dating?? Omo the heart break songs in her new album go be number one for like 4years
— N I double Z Y (@iam_nananizzy) October 1, 2019
When Michael and Angela from 90 days fiancé run into Skepta and Adele pic.twitter.com/ToQJwM8vbL
— City (@ShotMyShot) October 1, 2019
Me when I see an Adele ft. Skepta song😩 pic.twitter.com/Z78Fj3BMJG
— Jollof Daddy🧞♂️ (@partyjollof_) October 1, 2019
I wish Adele and Skepta happiness.
A Yoruba demon inspired album by Adele go dey somehow, so I wish them all the best.
— Rash The Greatest. (@IamRashman) October 1, 2019
Skepta has a great dating CV. I stan ✊
— BJ Barango | The Showman 🎙 (@BigDaddyonair) October 1, 2019
Find more reactions here.
How Tiwa Savaged Charles Anazodo
Earlier today, veteran Nigerian sports journalist Charles Anazodo took to Twitter to rant about how singer Tiwa Savage walked past him and “didn’t have the courtesy to say hello”.
Here’s how Tiwa responded to the tweet;
First of all I’m sure you saw me rushing to the studio because I was late for my interview plus I had a hat on, second I’m glad I didn’t say hi because who are you to think you can’t say hi first https://t.co/Ut1x1Xup6u
— Tiwa Savage ⚔️ (@TiwaSavage) October 3, 2019
Tiwa Savage didn’t do well at all. A whole Charles, how important could her interview be. Even Jesus washed the leg of his disciples, she could have massaged Charles, asked about his day then give him money. But no she minded her business and went for her interview. Sorry Charles
— Senior Man OA ✨ (@Biisi96) October 4, 2019
If Charles Anazodo had first said Hello and Tiwa Savage didn't reply, that would have been something different. Buh you didn't say Hello and you are calling her out for not saying Hello.
Not saying Hello cancels Not saying Hello 😂😂😂#CaseClosed
— Da Mayor of Tweet City 🌎 (@iam_damayor) October 4, 2019
If i was Charles Anazodo, Tiwa passed and didn't greet, and i am sure we have no previous beef.
Tiwa, sup with you girl. This wan you no greet us, we dey quarrel.
— Uncle Mark™ (@iamUncleMark) October 4, 2019
What happened between Tiwa & Charles just shows how much the Older NG Folks are still entitled to Greeting & see it as Pride when you don't greet. People have plenty things on their mind & might not notice you. We are adults & there are better things to worry about 🤷♂️
— The New Nigeria👑 (@UnapologeticTNN) October 4, 2019
I think this Charles Anazodo feeling entitled to get a hi from Tiwa savage first shows how unnecessarily egocentric Nigerian men can get.
Imagine calling out Tiwa of all people coz of ordinary greeting. Now imagine what people close to him must be getting from him on a reg. pic.twitter.com/GPenItJdik
— One Kain Guy (@jaggsamardi) October 4, 2019
On this issue with Charles Anazodo and Tiwa Savage, please and please NOBODY OWES YOU ANYTHING INCLUDING GREETINGS. If person no say hello my guy lock up and hustle for your family… See how Charles drag himself down to Bitter Leaf Twitter FC 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
— 𝘼. 𝙄. 𝙈. Ⓜ 👨🏽🚀 ✈ (@AimThaMachine_) October 4, 2019
If you know Tiwa Savage personally, you would discover that she is literally the sweetest person on the planet. Na over nice dey worry her sometimes for street self.
That guy wet dey find greeting for wait until after interview then remind her. She for legit dobale.
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) October 4, 2019
Tiwa savage : who are you to think you cant say hi first?!
Charles Anazodo : pic.twitter.com/rI3KQQoXOO
— OTUNBA alamala (@OtunbaTbam) October 4, 2019
Read more reactions here.
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