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Ben Murray Bruce Gets Backlash From Twitter Nigeria For Asking Olympic Rower, Chierika Ukogu’s For Her Number…

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Senator Ben Bruce is one of the many Nigerians who congratulated Olympic rower Chierika Ukogu who made history by being the first Nigerian to not only participate in a rowing event but make it to the Semi-finals in a rowing event.

READ RELATED:#Rio2016 Nigerians Are Still So Proud Of History Making Olympic Rower Chierika Ukogu As Her Medal Winning Dream Comes To An End

The senator tweeted at Ukogu yesterday that he would like to get her number so he could give her a call and encourage her.

Unfortunately his tweet earned him a dragging on social media! Some on Twitter Nigeria hit out at him asking the Senator where his support was when she was at the preliminary stage.

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#Rio2016 Nigerians Are Still So Proud Of History Making Olympic Rower Chierika Ukogu As Her Medal Winning Dream Comes To An End

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Another Nigerian is making history at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics by getting to the semi-finals of the rowing event.

Chierika Ukogu who is representing Nigeria at the Olympics qualified to take part in the semi-finals of the Women’s Single Sculls rowing even. She is the first Nigerian to ever represent the country as a rower at the Olympics.

Nigerians took to twitter to express their joy and wish her luck in the competition.

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Nigerian Blogger Arrested By EFCC Released Following Online Outrage + Will He Sue?

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Two days ago we told you about the shock arrest of blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of ‘cyber stalking’.

Following outrage online especially on Twitter with the #FreeAbuSidiq hashtag he has now been released.

READ: Press Freedom Or Nah? Twitter Nigeria In Uproar Over EFCC Arrest Of Blogger Abubakar Sidiq For Alleged Cyber Stalking

Usman was released last night and he immediately took to Twitter and his blog to not only thank his family and supporters but also to let it be known that he will pursue all legal avenues to ensure that what he calls his unconstitutional detention by the EFCC, does not repeat itself.

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Press Freedom Or Nah? Twitter Nigeria In Uproar Over EFCC Arrest Of Blogger Abubakar Sidiq For Alleged Cyber Stalking

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News emerged today [Aug. 8] that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arrested blogger, Abubakar Sidiq for alleged cyber stalking.

Sadiq who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com, was arrested by the commission officials in his Abuja home in front of his wife and children.

It has been alleged on Twitter that even though cyber stalking was cited as the official reason for his arrest the real reason might be because of an article published on his site about fraud.

The Commision has released a statement regarding the arrest and it says,

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today arrested Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a blogger, for offences bordering on cyber stalking. The suspect who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com was picked up at his Kubwa, Abuja home in the early hours of Monday August 8, 2016 by operatives of the EFCC and is currently being questioned over the alleged offence which contravenes sections of the Cyber Crime Act.

The suspect has already been offered administrative bail and would be released to his elected sureties.

Before his release Sadiq was one of the top trending topics on Twitter Nigeria as social media savvy Nigerians took to the microblogging site to clamor for his release and call for free speech.

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Twitter Nigeria Cannot Believe The Sports Minister Called The Country “United States Of Nigeria” [Watch]

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Twitter Nigeria is dragging the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung for calling Nigeria, “United States of Nigeria” during a press conference the U23 football athletes team getting stranded in Atlanta on their way to Rio for the Olympic Games.

But really, a minister does not know what to call his country? We cannot excuse this one as a slip of tongue.

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CBN Allegedly Subsidizes Dollar Rate To N197 To $1 For Hajj Pilgrims…Outrage Ensues

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This morning someone tweeted me this circular showing that the Central Bank of Nigeria authorized banks and forex dealers to subsidize the Naira to Dollar exchange rate only for pilgrims going to the Mecca (Hajj).

This comes as the official exchange rate plunges to N400 to one dollar!

In the alleged circular on Thursday, marked, TED/FEMFPC/GEN/01/005, the CBN said,

Each pilgrim is entitled to purchase a minimum of $750.00 and maximum of US$1,000.00 as PTA. The Federal Government has approved that intending pilgrims are to be sold the PTA at a concessionary exchange rate of N197.00 to the US dollar. No commission shall be charged by the banks for the sale of the PTA to the intending pilgrims. The Central Bank of Nigeria shall sale the PTA to the designated banks in Lagos and Abuja and the accounts of the respective banks shall be debited as soon as the funds are disbursed….

This has no doubt caused outrage as businesses, students and those seeking medical treatment abroad grapple with the current exchange rate which keeps plummeting each day.

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Twitter Nigeria Overjoyed By Nigeria’s 5-4 Over Japan Despite Challenges Arriving At Rio 2016 Olympics

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Nigerians across the board are over the moon that Nigeria’s U23 Olympics team were able to beat Japan despite the fact that they got to Rio just a few hours before their game took place.

READ RELATED:Despite Arriving Rio A Few Hours Before Their Match, Nigeria’s U23 Beat Japan 5 – 4 In Olympics Opening Game

The team were unable to get to Rio on time due to some drama with the chartered flight which refused to take them further after the sports ministry’s payment failed.

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Twitter Nigeria Is Torn Over Pastor Adeboye’s Advice That Men Should Marry A Woman Who Can Cook & Pray For At Least An Hour Daily! 

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This morning we told you about Redeeemed Christian Church of God’s Pastor E.A. Adeboye‘s advise to men to choose for a wife, a woman who can cook, pray for at least an hour daily and not be worldly.

READ RELATED: Pastor Adeboye Tells Men Not To Marry A Woman Who Can’t Pray For An Hour Or Cook + He’s Not Here For #BeardGang

Ofcourse you know Twitter Nigeria has a lot to say about Daddy GO’s advise, to the point were his name was one of the top 5 trending topics on Twitter NG.

But it seems like tweeps are split down the middle regarding Pastor Adeboye’s statement. Some tweeps are in support of his statements while others seem to think he is wrong.

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Pastor Adeboye Tells Men Not To Marry A Woman Who Can’t Pray For An Hour Or Cook + He’s Not Here For #BeardGang

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A growing trend among guys is growing a full well groomed beard. Never underestimate the power of the beard! It can make or break a man’s sexiness…just look at Drake!

Anyways Pastor EA Adeboye the General Overseer of The Redeemed Church of God is not a supporter of the facial hair trend which he has likened to “fellows in Al Qaeda training”.

The 74 year old popularly known as “Daddy G.O.” made the comments recently according to Vanguard when he told his pastors that they must be clean shaven at all times and must not in any way grow a beard that will portray them as persons of different persuasion.

He said,

We are not owing anybody any salary. I don’t want to see any of my pastors looking like fellows from the training camps of Al-Qaeda. They (The youth) often look up to their fathers for direction but if a father himself does not know what he is doing then there something wrong. The youths don’t respect an elder that looks like them. You are supposed to be their guiding light after they have fooled around

Daddy GO also gave young men advice on choosing a wife telling them not to marry a woman who cannot cook or pray for an hour.

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FCMB Manager Suicide Over N350M Loan + Bank Denies Putting Pressure On Him

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Damn! We really need to start taking mental health seriously in this country!

It is being reported that a manager with Nigerian bank – First City Monument Bank (FCMB) killed himself. 

Olisa Nwakoby who was the branch manager of the Lekki, Lagos State branch shot himself on Friday [July 29th] right in front of the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church also in Lekki.

It is being reported that he shot himself point blank in the head after speaking to the priest at the church, whom he told to tell his wife to take care of their kids as what he will do in next will shock everyone…and he shot himself.

My goodness how horrifying!

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