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Finance Minister Lied By Denying “Recession Is A Word” Comment

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Kemi AdeosunMinister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has come under severe fire from a cross-section of Nigerians, especially on social media, for her comments that recession is just a word.

The minister, who was reported to have made the comments via her Twitter handle @Mrskemiadeosun, disowned the account yesterday, saying she is not on the micro-blogging platform.

However, following the controversy that trailed her comments, we did a little finding of our own and this is what we came up with – while the said Twitter handle may not have belonged to Mrs. Adeosun, she indeed, made the comments attributed to that account.

We also discovered that in an attempt to defend and possibly, correct insinuations that she tried to play down the report of the National Bureau of Statistic, which officially declared that Nigeria had entered into a recession, Mrs. Adeosun may have lied.

RELATED POST: Minister Disowns Twitter Account That Dismissed Economic Recession As A “Word”

Her spokesman, Festus Akanbi, had while distancing his principal from the Twitter account, said yesterday that “The Twitter handle, @Mrskemiadeosun, does not belong to the Honourable Minister of Finance. At no point did she make that kind of statement in her interaction with the media after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. The fake handle does not belong to her”.

Our investigations, however, put a lie to the claim by Mr. Akanbi that the minister did not say “recession is a word” during her interaction with the media.

While the tweets have since been deleted, we have a video confirming that she indeed, made the comment (watch from 0:53 mark).

Also interesting is the sudden change in the bio of the Twitter handle @Mrskemiadeosun from “Official Twitter account of the Honourable Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” to “Parody Twitter account of the Honourable Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” and presently, no bio, in a space of hours, following the controversy.

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In spite of the fact that the handle has been tweeting and retweeting quotes by the minister, her colleagues, President Muhammadu Buhari and sharing official pictures from Mrs. Adeosun’s outings, it comes as a strange surprise that no formal rebuttal was issued by the minister all this while to disown the account, as is the norm, until this current controversy.

However, this tweet by the Office of Digital Engagement in the Presidency, may have put to rest this ‘anomaly’.

Notwithstanding, it remains to be seen how Mrs. Adeosun will wriggle herself out of this current media storm, especially from social media users, who do not suffer fools gladly.

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  1. Anonymous

    September 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    That video is a month old and who knows it might even be older than that, and this was when she said we were technically in recession. It is wont make sense for her to come back now and repeat what she said a month ago without been clear on it. There are lots of people who are not on twitter and don’t even know how twitter works but still have a twitter account and we know quite well that there are dubious people out there with the aim of duping people. Let us move on, this woman has been transparent, accountable and empathetic to the plight of the masses, its pointless now to persecute her because some mischievous person wish her no good.

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Dr. Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian government demanding that CNN be sanctioned.

On Thursday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, expressed that CNN should be sanctioned for its investigations which he described as irresponsible journalism.

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The minister also insisted that there was no mass killing at Lekki toll-gate, adding that it was a ‘Massacre with no bodies’

Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili, mocked the government over its threats at CNN.

She queried the reason for Judicial panels on the #EndSARS crisis if the government has closed its minds to information based on evidence.

She wrote:

https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1329409799440769024

 

 

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Man shares chat with mother who is trying to hustle a girl for him to marry

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A Nigerian man identified as Opata Efungwu has shared his chat with his mother who is trying so hard to get a lady for him to marry.

From the chat with he shared, his mom sent a photo of a lady to him, and asked him to decide if he would want to see her when he comes home for Christmas.

“Check if you will like to see this girl in December when you come home for Christmas or not. If you will like to have her number or not. I still want to show you another person if you want me to”, his mom wrote.

Sharing the conversation on his Instagram page, he wrote;

“This life if someone told me when I was younger that a time will come when my mom will be hustling girls for me, I would never have believed it”.

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Strippers Spotted At Wedding Reception In Nigeria

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A video circulating on social media captures the moment some strippers were seen performing at a wedding reception in Nigeria.

Information Nigeria learnt that the brother of the groom thought it wise to entertain guests by hiring strippers to perform at the afterparty of the wedding.

The man decided to make the unusual move which has got people talking.

In the video, the strippers rocked skimpy outfits as they showed off their dance skills to the pleasure of the guests.

The web user, who made the video available tweeted;

“Lord wash my eyes.

A friends brother legit had strippers as entertainment at his wedding reception
Yo”

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Watch the video below:

https://twitter.com/wyld__flower/status/1327923856137449474?s=21

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