Social Media Trends For Wednesday 11th November 2020

The proposed plans by the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr Dave Umahi, to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken many by surprise, especially that it was coming from the Southeast reckoned as the stronghold of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Some, however, said that the governor's long romance with the APC was a thinly veiled secret, and that joining the party now was no more a surprise.

They also said that governor Umahi's proposed move, was not unconnected with the 2023 elections, and that he was going to the APC to position himself for the Presidency or possibly as a Vice Presidential Candidate.

Seyi Makinde
The Oyo State governor is the rave of the moment, having been hailed by opponents of the social media bill as the people's leader.

Governor Makinde had taken to his Twitter handle to express his opposition to the controversial bill to regulate the social media space in Nigeria, while maintaining that there is an extensive Cybercrime Act, 2015 which the government should enforce instead of coming up with any other bill.

But to some others, the governor was only doing and saying what would yield the maximum political benefits as the permutation for 2023 stirs everyone in the face. They said he was being careful not to take any stance that might likely pit him against the people, whom he was banking on for his political ascendency.

They also said that he failed to consider the dangers an unregulated social media space poses to Nigeria's unity and stability.

Balarabe Musa
Nigerians have mourned the passing on of Alhaji Balarabe Musa, the first governor of Kaduna State.

Many, including prominent Nigerians, described Balarabe Musa as a statesman and principled progressive politician, who contributed immensely to the development of Kaduna State.

They prayed Almighty Allah to grant his soul peaceful rest.

The Federal Government has been commended for reinstating Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Channels Television reported that the development was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Education’s Director Press and Public Relations, Ben-Bem Goong.

It explains that the decision was taken by President Muhammadu Buhari who approved the report of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate the management crisis rocking the institution.

Some Nigerians who reacted on social media, expressed happiness over the news, saying finally justice has been served. They added that it was a big win for equity and fairness and a great victory for the University of Lagos.

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