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Nigerians Ask For A Patience Jonathan-Soyinka Debate

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Following wife of the President, Patience Jonathan’s gibe at Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, calling him ‘an embarrassment’ because of comments he made on her complicity in the crisis rocking Rivers State, some Nigerians have asked Mrs Jonathan to make herself available for a debate with Soyinka.

Some Nigerians who saw were appalled by the First Lady’s diatribe took to Twitter and other social networks to react on the development, and has now called on a Lagos-based private broadcaster, Channels Television, to organise a debate for the two.

The TV station’s Sunrise Daily, a news and current affairs programme that features prominent Nigerians, who are experts in their areas of specialisation, was an easy choice for most Nigerians, due to the programme’s history of leaving guests tongue-tied with thought-provoking questions that run through the minds of Nigerians daily being asked by the hosts of the show. Nigerians believe the morning show will provide a level playing ground for the duo to thrash out the knotty issues they were arguing on.

It’s been more than just wishing as many Nigerians who want this have contacted the TV station and the programme itself via twitter; @sunrisedailynow and @Channels_TV on Sunday.

A user of the micro-blogging service with the name, Hig-Wayne Cannon, with the handle @dosinclair, said he would be looking forward to the debate on national TV as it would be a clash of the titans. Cannon notes, “You can expect a volcanic grammatical literary of freestyles. What a collabo #Titans,” the user tweeted.

Opinions remain divided on who was right or wrong, with some saying it was wrong for Soyinka to insult Mrs Jonathan in the first place, saying “he got what he deserved.”

Others however believe Soyinka said nothing wrong, nothing that the first lady’s reaction to his comments went overboard and indicated Mrs Jonathan was guilty of the allegations.

An anonymous visitor on a blog noted, “I see this current government and her (Patience Jonathan) agenda losing their taste of civility and moral standing. I don’t see any reason why the First Lady should talk to an elderly statesman with such verbal brutality, irrespective of what he (Soyinka) said to her. Really, I think it’s quite unpresidential.”

Comments poured in in scores on Information Nigeria also; …read comments here

The kind of debate some Nigerians are asking for may never happen, but more than the exchange of words, the crisis in Rivers State still remains and something needs to be done about it.

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  1. the future

    July 15, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Dis must be a big joke whoever initiated dis idea is wicked.why will u people want to ruin Nigeria’s reputation as gaint of Africa by thinking of a debate of 1st lady and soyinka someone dat can hardly read from a book unless dey are gonna use a native language maybe in rivers lol

  2. Sima

    July 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    @Chukwujekwu Chima, note this: Your nation’s reputation “as gaint of Africa” is already ruined. Anyway, I can’t wait for this debate [if both geniuses accept the invitation to a debate]. Both of them remarkably, have mastered the English language in their own ways, and it will be just great to have them come on board for the sake of Nigerians.

  3. ijgail

    July 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

    i can’t wait to see dis debate! It will be a national humour. Loooool!

  4. Ejembi FM

    July 15, 2013 at 9:46 am

    LMAO….. Do you want Nigerian’s to die in millions out of laughter? Ribs will crack, thousands will faint, lungs will burst hearts will cease to beat aaahahahahahahaaaaa….. LMAO. Mrs Jona will become the world most famous comedian then. Hmmmm…. I better keep quite before she will teach my wife how to say my fellow widows in my presence… Lol.

  5. Jane

    July 15, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I love your view! Seriously I can’t wait for this great exposure of intellect and an avenue for intellectual gullus to shed more light on this so called Engish Language. I must get my pin and paper ready that day because, two English masters are talking life.Hahahahahahaha!LWKMD

  6. salama d bororos

    July 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

    hw can u compear patiance with wole soying the nigeran sinio proffesor to debate?
    Everybody know the truet what is the agument?
    Patiance she is the responsible of rivers state crisis,if she is not resposible of the crisis,
    why did she stop army to scure them?

  7. moses fanen

    July 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    it be fun, i can’t wait.. but wat happens to Rivers crisis ….

  8. donjeff

    July 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Shame on you soyinka,go and have a debate with the likes of Prof Laz Ekueme,Emeka Anyanku,John Nwodo Junior,Frank Nweke Jnr etc.

  9. zoba

    July 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Jesus christ herself vs wole shoyinka =woman of great manhood gush…

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How it all went down when 9mobile met its subscribers in Kano…

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9mobile customers in Kano had an opportunity to interact with and provide first-hand feedback to the management team of the telecommunication company during the Customer Forum which took place recently in Kano.

The Forum which is aimed at deepening the brand’s relationship with subscribers on network saw customers asking questions and sharing experiences with the leading network.

Speaking at the event, Chief Commercial Officer of 9mobile, Stjepan Udovicic, explained that the forum was designed to hear directly from its subscribers in the city in order to serve them better and continuously meet their telecommunication needs.

“This forum is very important to us. We want to know what you think about the company, the brand, and what you think about our products and services because we are eager to evolve. 9mobile is transforming; we are planning substantial changes in the company, but to make these changes right, we need to listen to our customers,” Udovicic
said.

Echoing similar sentiment, Director, Customer Care, 9mobile, Ehimare Omoike said: “We thought it would be nice to come here to feel the pulse of our customers, hear from you as we go into our planning season, to look at how best to serve our customers here in Kano and around the country. The customer forum is an initiative we started years back where we go to major cities to hear from our customers what the challenges are what they expect from us as a network.”

Samson Onwani, a 9mobile customer who attended the event said, “I am happy that 9mobile recognizes the value of its customers which is why we have been invited here today. I am also happy with the flow of the session, particularly the explanations on the different questions raised during the event.”

Another customer, Saadatu Ado, expressed satisfaction with the clarifications the 9mobile team provided to issues raised by participants at the forum. She said, “I liked the interactive nature of the meeting. The 9mobile team was able to clarify many issues raised by customers.”

The Customer Forum featured raffle draw sessions where lucky winners went home with mobile phones and other exciting prizes. There was also plenty to eat and drink in a thrilling atmosphere where @chiboiwazobiafm was master of ceremonies.

The next 9mobile Customer Forum train is set to berth in Lagos.

Watch out!

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Infinix Note 8 on celebrity talk show Rubbin minds with Ebuka, first smart phone in Nigeria

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Last Sunday, the Rubbin minds show took an unexpected but totally pleasant turn as popular presenter and
anchor of the show, Ebuka featured Infinix Content Manager, Kevin Olumese, on a special edition for the recently
launched Infinix Note 8.

If you’d cast your mind not so far back, you’d remember that Infinix set a record with the Note 8’s predecessor
(Note 7) earlier this year when it was launched in a short, Infinix-customized show which was studded with
celebrities. On Sunday, Infinix set another record as it became the first smartphone to be launched on the
celebrity talk show- Rubbin Minds.

If there’s anything that’s more interesting than the sound of this new achievement, it surely will be how exactly the
show went down.

As usual, Ebuka drilled deep into the business of his guest which, on this show, was the Infinix Note 8. No
questions were spared and Kevin, Infinix’s representative, did well to provide precise answers to every question
asked as regards the Infinix Note 8 and the Infinix brand on the show. And, as usual, both the anchor, guest and
most certainly, the viewers at home had a great time sharing laughs and conversation around the Note 8. The
show got off to an early start as Ebuka asked why the Note 8 was codenamed the Night Shot King. Kevin’s
simple answer to the question was “Simply put, it takes awesome shots at night.” However, he did us one better
as he explained in more detail what the Note 8’s night shot camera has to offer.

According to Kevin – and, backed up by several reviews online – the Note 8 comes with a 64MP Ultra HD, Nights
shot camera that introduces adequate lighting into low-light scenes and makes it possible to capture beautifully lit
images with true-to-life beauty and rich colours during the night time.

Kevin posited that this device could not have come at a better time than now. His reason for holding that position is that if the pandemic has thought us anything it’d be to cherish the moments that we get to share
together. Luckily, the lock-down has been eased all over the world and lovers, friends and people in general are
beginning to meet and hangout with themselves once again. Because these meetings are more special than they
used to be, it’s only apt for us to want to have them captured and saved up regardless of the time and the Note 8
makes sure that this is achievable at any time round the clock.

Among other features of the Note 8 that was discussed on the show was the device’s 6.95inch HD+ screen. The
super-wide screen is good for mobile gaming, Netflix or YouTube binging, bantering on social media and
consuming every form of visual content.

Other features include the 16Mp dual selfie camera that sits right in the top left corner of the devices screen, eliminates the upper notch, and captures crisp images. The device also comes with a mobile game-dedicated
processor called the MediaTek Helio G80 processor and runs on a 5200mAh battery.

During the course of the show, Kevin also revealed other things like why the brand adopts the type of designs
and uses the colour options that it currently uses for its product. He also shed some light on why Infinix has
Davido as its brand ambassador and why the brand has a keen interest in entertainment. This was a very
expository moment on the show.

Towards the tail end of the event, Infinix announced two of its empowerment activities that are already ongoing.
The first is the Storm X challenge, designed for young entertainers who can either dance or sing. Infinix has
promised to reward the winner of the challenge with the opportunity to feature one of Nigeria’s leading artiste.

The other empowerment activity is called the #EmpoweredByinfnixNote8 campaign and is targeted towards
young entrepreneurs. At the end of the campaign, lucky entrepreneurs will walk away with 1million naira
empowerment fund.

Interested participants can follow @Infinixnigeria on Facebook, Twitter r Instagram to get more details on any of
the empowerment activities.

This special edition of the Rubbin minds show was truly insightful and engaging and Infinix is set to entertain
viewers once more as they also announced that they’d be the lead sponsor of the second edition of the Turn Up
Friday which is set to kick off later this month.

Infinix has always devised means to connect better with their fans, and they seem to be intensifying their efforts
during this final quarter of the year. Hopefully, this move will yield great dividend for them as they prepare for the
end of the year.

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Hit the Infinix Global Jackpot and you might win a brand new car!

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There’s no better way to celebrate Christmas than with a big win. This year, Infinix will be giving its customers the opportunity to win big this festive season.

Infinix, premium online-driven smartphone brand, will be launching the “Infinix Global Jackpot” for the first time. The leading smartphone brand has decided to do this as a way of appreciating brand loyalists for their support over the years. Premium gifts, such as cars, refrigerators, home appliances and other grand draw prizes will be given out during the festive season.

Before you start making room for that brand new car, here’s what you need to know about the Infinix Global Jackpot.

The promo is set to start on the 27th of November and will end on the 13th of January. During this period, anyone who purchases any of the Infinix Note 8 series, Hot 10 series, Zero 8 series, or the S5 pro will be entitled to participate in an online raffle draw. At the end of the raffle, emergent winners will walk away with one of several amazing prizes including a brand new car.

Concerning the promo, Mr. Philip Pan, Infinix Global GTM and Retail Management Director said, “Infinix has achieved great milestones over the years and we couldn’t have done it without our customers. This is why we have made it a culture to continually show them our appreciation in the best way that we can. The ‘Infinix Global Jackpot’ is another gesture of appreciation from us to our beloved customers in Nigeria.”

There are three ways to benefit from this promo.

1. Offline purchase
Walk into any authorized retail store and buy any of the earlier mentioned devices i.e. Infinix Note 8 series, Zero 8 series, Hot 10 series or the S5 pro and stand a chance to win branded gift items like bags, flasks, umbrellas etc.

2. Join the Infinix community – Xclub
If you’re not a part of the Xclub and you own an Infinix device, you can simply register byaccessing the Xclub application on your smartphone application list. If you do not own an Infinix device, there’s nothing to worry about. You can also join the community by registering here.

Participate in Xclub activities after registration to stand a chance of winning discount coupons to purchase any Infinix device at a discount. Lucky individuals might also get to win one unit of the Infinix Zero 8 for free.

3. Participate in the raffle
The biggest winners will come from the raffle draw. Participants will stand a chance to walk away with selected home appliances and the Grand prize – one new car.

Here’s what you need to do to participate;

1. Get a ticket when you buy any of the Note 8 series, Hot 10 series, Zero 8 series, or S5 pro from offline stores to qualify for the raffle draw.

2. Follow @Infinixnigeria to get updates on the promo.

3. Watch out for your raffle ticket number during the raffle draw winner announcement.

Promo runs from November 27th till January 15th . So, get ready to see some wonderful surprises roll in from now till the New Year. The draw dates are as follows.

  • Lucky Prize:11 December 2020 – 13 January 2021 Live Draw.
  • Mega Jackpot:11 December 2020 – 5 January 2021 Draw date: 8 January 2021.
  • Super Jackpot:6 January 2021 – 13 January 2021 Draw date: 15 January 2021.

For more information, please visit Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @Infinixnigeria.

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