President Buhari and Obasanjo are in a war of words

The two leaders had it coming but it looks like the heat has now been turned on.

Following former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s constant calls to President Muhammadu Buhari to forget reelection in 2019, the latter yesterday called previous administrations out for failing to develop the nation.

Without expressly mentioning names, President Buhari told a delegate that a certain former president misappropriated funds meant for electricity. He said, “…one of the former Heads of State between that time was bragging that he spent more than 16 billion American dollars, not Naira, on power. Where is the power? Where is the power? And now we have to pay the debts”

Chief Obasanjo, however, responded in a statement referring to the president as ignorant and referring him to chapters in his book “My Watch” for details on how the alleged misappropriated funds were spent.

The statement read in part, ““We recommend that the President and his co-travellers should read Chapters 41, 42, 43 and 47 of My Watch for Chief Obasanjo’s insights and perspectives on the power sector and indeed what transpired when the allegation of $16 billion on power projects was previously made. If he cannot read the three-volume book, he should detail his aides to do so and summarise the chapters in a language that he will easily understand.”

Tough one there…

See how Twitter users are reacting to the exchange: 

First stop, Governor Ayodele Fayose who seems to be enjoying every bit of it…

Arsenal FC announces new manager 

Unai Emery PSG Paris Saint-Germain

On April 20, Arsene Wenger announced that his 22-year run with English football club, Arsenal had come to an end.

Barely a week ago, we wrote that the choice for a replacement may be Manchester City’s Mikel Arteta but in a surprising turn of events and after a series of interviews for hopefuls, Arsenal today unveiled Wenger’s replacement.

46-year-old, Unai Emery described his new job as head coach as a “dream come true” as he was unveiled at Emirates Stadium.

Chief Executive of the club’s board, Ivan Gazidis is positive about Emery’s appointment owing to his experience and background.

Does this Twitter banter confirm the ‘pointlessness’ of the office of the Deputy Governor in Nigeria?

Not many Nigerians care so much about the deputy governors of the states they come from and live in, and that’s a given.

However, the replies to this question posed by a Twitter user @chydee is proof that maybe the office of the Deputy Governor should be scrapped altogether.

He tweeted:

The responses are disturbing:


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