Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social matters, etc. They range from the awesome and brilliant to the OMG, he didn’t. We have made it our job to take down the names of these noisemakers.
Here’s our list from today:
1. Boko Haram: After being kicked out of the Sambisa forest, the terrorist group showed up at their former favourite haunt- Maiduguri- to wreck havoc via suicide bomb. Three suicide bombers were dispatched to the school. A 7-year-old girl was the suicide bomber who set off the bomb at the University of Maiduguri’s mosque. A number of persons, including Prof. Aliyu Mani, lost their lives in the attack. May their souls rest in peace.
2. President Buhari: Clearly, President Buhari felt this terrorist attack in Maiduguri keenly. He extended his heartfelt condolences to the victims and the University, asked for individuals in the community to remain vigilant and called Boko Haram by their real name- a godless group.
Boko Haram is a godless group; with no true understanding of Islam. Their actions are cowardly, and punishable before God and by our laws.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) January 16, 2017
3. VC, UNIMAID: The Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Prof. Abubakar Njodi, is adamant about keeping the University open and not giving in to fear of terrorism.
4. BBOG: Having responded in the affirmative to the Federal Government’s invitation to take a guided tour of the North East, the group is finding the tour to be an educational and emotional one. Ms Ezekwesili tweeted:
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 16, 2017
While Aisha Yesufu had this to say:
I am humbled by the number of soldiers that told us THANK YOU. They said we should keep it up
I DIDN'T DEMAND BEFORE ITS NOW I WILL DEMAND
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) January 16, 2017
Guess members of the group will be returning with renewed zeal.
5: President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow lost his son to a dog bite. Another unnecessary death.
6. Martin Luther King day
The United States is celebrating the life of the pastor and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, with an annual holiday. African Americans remember how he fought segregation from the pulpit and afterwards took it to the streets. His legacy to Blacks was freedom- freedom they are still fighting for. These
These are memorable quotes of Martin Luther King.
7. Isime Esene
The beloved Managing editor of YNaija marks another year today. So in expected fashion, he is being serenaded on the gram. Here’s to long life and prosperity and greater achievements, sir.
Awwwn. Thanks so much Ore. You're the best! @Regrann from @oreoluwapeters: If there is a perfect representation of Nike's slogan of 'Just Do It' its @idova1. No matter the amount of work this man gets, he gets it done. He once showed me his to-do list for a day, the amount of things he had on there were like 100 and he finished them that same day. I know no diligent human than this man right here. However the astonishing thing is still knows how to play well o. Can't forget the day I walked in on him with his ear plugged and dishing out Jay Z lyrics like he was Hov himself. He could well come as a rapper in his second life. To a man who knows how to live life to the fullest, happy birthday Mr Isime.
Thanks dear. Thanks so much. #MCM 🙌🙌🙌@Regrann from @poetrygodess: Happy birthday to @idova1 my MAN CRUSH MONDAY. Watching you closely in same office space reaffirmed my believe that truly nothing is impossible. Your consistency is admirable. Cheers to this game changer who touched my life in many ways than one.
See you tomorrow.