More world leaders are embracing the unlimited world of social media as a tool of effective communications and even though they realize it is not an all rosy affair, they brave the odds.
Nigeria’s president and indeed the senate president, David Mark have accused Nigerians of hurling insults at their ‘leaders’ on the social media as they hinted at a controlled use. In the run up to the 2011 elections, president Jonathan was constantly on Facebook updating his fans and even after his victory, he kept in touch via his fan page but following the removal of fuel subsidy in January and the attendant rain of abuses that followed, he abandoned the social media; is that what leaders are made of? Jelly skins?
Anyways, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain is a new comer to twitter and within a very short span, precisely 12 hours, he garnered 75,000 followers and presently has over 100,000 followers on the micro-blogging site.
Mr Cameron defended his decision to join the site this week.
He told Sky News: ‘In this modern world you have got to use every means to try and communicate your message and explain to people why you are doing it. You’ve got to get with the programme, I suppose.’
But like Nigeria’s president, the response has been rather more boisterous than the PM’s own tweets, with users posting a stream of abuse often aimed at Mr Cameron’s wealth. But did he chicken out? Did he accuse his attackers of being ‘jobless’, ‘unpatriotic’, ‘opposition’, etc The PM is taking it all in his strides and that is what true leadership is about- the ability to see criticism as an inalienable right and call to better service.
Hope Mr. President learns from David Cameron and stop ‘running’ from his perceived enemies on social media.
HELLO DAVE: THE VOTERS TELL THE PM WHAT THEY REALLY THINK
Here is a selection of some of the comments which @David_Cameron is being bombarded with:
@Gaslef mornin dave, what atrocities are you planning to inflict on the working classes today then? #toriesruiningthenation
@JamesCridland today you say that Britain has no future unless difficult decisions are taken. I don’t think you understand concept of time.
@JaneR1969: How are you getting away with killing off so many sick and disabled you turd? When are you going to be up in court for it?
@Codeine74 Hello Dave, this is your daily reminder that thousands of Britain’s most vulnerable people are suffering more thanks to you.
@thisisamy_ I am seriously angry by @David_Cameron ‘s comments. Stop LYING & pretending you’re helping the poor & vulnerable. You do not care one bit.
@Chad_C_Mulligan Yawn. Another super-shiny PR opportunity. Why aren’t your sleeves rolled up, Dave?
@hoolscon spare us the mush about your family Dave, your a rich boy who inherited his wealth so don’t try make out your one of us plebs
@Bethemediauk I thought you said you wouldn’t tweet much. That’s 7 now. 7 too many.
“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims
Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.
It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.
The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.
Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.
In his words;
“Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.
Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.
The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own.
my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue
we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price
I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you
While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”
Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.
If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”
See his post below:
Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)
Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.
This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.
Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.
Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured
Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.
However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.
After Governor @jidesanwoolu said the "soldiers shot in the air to disperse the peaceful protesters." And thar their's no fatalities
Lagos youths set Governor's Mother's House on FIRE!! #PRAYFORNIGERIA#EndSARS #Lekkitollgate #LekkiGenocide #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW pic.twitter.com/QaOvSHwXdk
— Nwachukwu John Owen (@johnowen99) October 21, 2020
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.
The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.
Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.
Watch the video clips below:
— Itz CakeByTolex (@tolulope_salako) October 21, 2020
— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
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