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“Football is a religion” – The fashion vs football war gets intense on Twitter

by Kolapo Olapoju

 

It all started last weekend when popular designer, Lanre Da Silva appeared on Channels TV show, Sunrise, to harp on why she thinks fashion is more important than football.

Shortly after, Nigerian football icon, Daniel Amokachi went on radio station, Brila FM, to deliver a rebuttal to her assertions, where he made a case for the overwhelming importance of football in the life of an average Nigerian, as opposed to fashion’s influence.

The comments from the pair had a ripple effect on users of micro-blogging platform, Twitter, as proponent of both fashion and football attacked each other, while trying to make their points.

As it stands, football seems to be gaining the upper hand, and below are tweets to prove it:

 

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Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ trial verdict

by Chidi Okoye

Prosecutors have indicated their intention to appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius.

The Paralympian was last week, given a 5-year sentence for culpable homicide in the murder of girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s day last year.

Nathi Mncube, a spokesperson for South Africa’s national prosecuting authority, wrote on Twitter: “Oscar Pistorius judgement, NPA will be appealing both the conviction and sentence. The appeal on conviction is based on the question of law.”

After Judge Thokozile Masipa found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African public and campaigners against gender violence, vehemently criticised the judgement.

In her ruling, Masipa had stated that there was no reason to doubt the Pistorius’ claim that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder and did not intend to kill anyone when he shot four times through a locked toilet door.

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At the time, the women’s league of the African National Congress said, “It is the organisation’s view that an appeal is in the interests of justice, as well as to send a strong message to the public that crimes against women should carry the maximum penalty.”

“We hold that regardless of who Mr Pistorius believed to be behind the bathroom door that fateful night, he shot to kill and therefore a murder did occur.”

If an appeal goes through, the state is expected to argue that Masipa misinterpreted the law around dolus eventualis murder, which means a perpetrator objectively foresees the possibility of his act causing death and persists regardless of the consequences. She ruled that this did not apply to Pistorius, although he was grossly negligent.

In a related development, South Africa’s City Press newspaper reported that the blade runner is broke and still owes his lawyers 10 million rand. The paper stated that his legal team has been representing him free of charge for at least two months.

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GEJ is back! President and Bishop Oyedepo returns from Israel pilgrimage

by Laila Ibrahim

President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in the country in the wee hours of Monday, 27 October, after visiting Israel for a brief pilgrimage.

The President, who departed for Israel on Friday, 24 October, alighted the presidential jet alongside Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living faith Assembly.

The photos of his arrival were shared on micro-blogging platform, Twitter, by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati.

Take a look:

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Sexy lady: Asa gets a boob job in new portrait (LOOK)

by Kolapo Olapoju

 

A fan of Nigerian International singer, Asa, has painted an amazing portrait of the France-based artiste.

The painter, @TheLastArtxtect, posted on Twitter, the photo-image of the portrait, which gives Asa a ‘Janelle Monae inspired look, and a sharp afro to complete it.

Asa responded saying she loved the painting, while also acknowledging the pumped boobs in the painting.

She wrote, “Thanks for the lovely portrait, the nice hair cut and the boob job!”

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“Fashion is bigger than football in Nigeria” – Top Twitter reactions to Lanre Da Silva’s comments

by Kolapo Olapoju

 

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Nigerian fashion designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi was a guest on Channels Television programme, ‘Sunrise Today’, on Saturday, 25 October, and she harped at length on her love for her craft, fashion.

The face behind the rising LDA couture managed to step on the toes of football fans as she attempted to articulate why fashion is more important than football. Ajayi sneered about the Super Eagles’ recent falterings in the ongoing AFCON qualifiers.

She said, “Imagine we were beaten by Congo and the federal government spends 235million naira on NFF monthly!”.

Her comments sparked a Twitter war between fashion and football lovers, with the hashtags, #Gofashion and #Gofootball trending as fans on both divide defended their passions.

Here are the top Twitter reactions from Da Silva’s comments

 

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Twitter reacts as mammoth crowd throng APC Mega Rally in Rivers (PHOTO, TWEETS)

by Azubuike Azikiwe

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In preparation for the upcoming elections, the major opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, is presently holding its Mega rally in Rivers state, and the mammoth crowd shows the party’s support base in the state.

It’s a full house as all APC leaders, party chieftains and faithfuls, and thousands of supporters are present at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Greater Port Harcourt City.

The host Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has led majority of the state National Assembly members to the rally, which is being showed live on Channels and NTA, with viewers accusing the latter television station of muting the audio intermittently.

Read Twitter reactions.

 

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Queen of England finally joins the party, posts first-ever Tweet

by Damilola Jagun

Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II finally embraced micro-blogging platform, Twitter, by posting her first tweet on Friday, 24 October.

Queen Elizabeth’s first tweet was sent from the verified @BritishMonarchy account during the opening of the Information Age exhibit at London’s Science Museum.

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The account has 809,000 followers and so far, the Queen’s first Tweet has been retweeted 32,698 times and favorited 33,375 times.

Despite coming late to the Twitter party, the Queen of England, in 1976, became the first monarch to send an email.

See her first Tweet below:

 

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Sexy and young: Sweden’s Minister of Health gets loads of love from around the world

by Temitope Onitiju

He’s just 29-years-old and is fondly called the ‘handsome minister’.

Sweden’s Minister of Health, Gabriel Wikstrom got Twitter users in Turkey excited, after a picture of him having lunch with Mehmet Kaplan, Sweden’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, was re-tweeted thousands of times.

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He wrote back at them, “Welcome and thank you to my followers in Turkey”, a message which was retweeted almost 10,000 times and his Twitter followers significantly increased from a few thousand to over 23,000.

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After his image went viral in Turkey, his photos have started going viral all around the world, with the female gender taking a keen interest in the father of one.

Wikstrom said, “I must admit that I am flattered. But I don’t think it’s just about my appearance, it also seems to be about my age and that I’m a minister with a heavyweight portfolio, including healthcare and sports.”

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“Chibok girls to be released to GEJ to score a political point” – This is the e-mail @ToluOgunlesi got from Shekau

by Kolapo Olapoju

According to popular journalist and columnist, Tolu Ogunlesi, an e-mail was sent to him on Tuesday, 14 October, by a certain ‘Imam Abubakar Shekau’, alleging that the abducted Chibok girls would be released to the President to help him garner political goodwill.

In a couple of Tweets, Ogunlesi also stated that the email, which was written in good English, was addressed to the International Criminal Court

He was also quick to add that it might have been another ‘Wendell Simlin’ episode (Earlier in the year, Reno Omokri, social media advisor to President Goodluck Jonathan, was exposed as ‘Wendell Simlin’ after using the name to send an email to journalists, where he linked the Emir of Kano to the militant Islamist group Boko Haram)

Read Ogunlesi’s tweet below:

 

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He should have been fired before now | I feel miserable | Twitter outburst over Keshi’s sack

by S’ola Filani

Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, has been sacked by the new Nigerian Football Federation board over poor performance, while Amodu Shuaibu, has been named caretaker boss to oversee the remainder of Nigeria’s qualifiers.

Nigerian sports lovers have since taken to twitter to lament/rejoice over the news. They  further blamed the NFF for always recycling the coaches.

One Adekunle who tweets @planox86 wrote “Sacking Keshi and replacing him with Amodu is like a Bloody backward step. We can like to recycle sha”

Another twitter user, Mr spike wrote “Nigerian football is a merry go round,don’t be surprised in the no distant future Keshi is called upon to salvage us.”

One even went as far as pouring blames on the media. “The media should stop saying Keshi was sacked. Keshi never had a contract.” he tweeted.

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