Nigerians on social media are applauding the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for putting the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, ‘in his place’.
Akeredolu’s clapback followed after Shehu’s comments on the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum with respect to the ban on open grazing in the region.
Shehu, in a statement allegedly from the presidency, faulted the ban on open grazing by the Governors, tagging it as ‘illegal’.
But Akeredolu, in a counter-statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale lambasted the President’s aide, who he described as a “pitiable messenger” and a ‘major supporter of the current pervasive anarchy in the land’.
The statement titled, ‘Mr Garba Shehu: On the trail of an agent provocateur’ read in part:
“Mr Garba must disclose, this day, the real motive(s) of those he serves, definitely not the President. He cannot continue to hide under some opaque, omnibus, and dubious directives to create confusion in the polity.”
These reactions followed on social media:
Garba Shehu should just avoid Ondo Government appointees. I mean, those guys no longer see anything good in him. You just have to hear Dr Doyin Odebowale speak about him to know what’s up.
— Samuel ‘Ceasar’ Olugbeminiyi (@ceasarolu) May 25, 2021
I like how Akeredolu put Garba Shehu in his place.
— Olusegun (@shegzo_) May 25, 2021
Garba Shehu, aka a pitiable messenger. Such a beautiful name, it is here to stay!
Going forward, when you address Garba Shehu kindly add his title “Pitiable messenger”
— Paul Smith Obasi (@UnclePauly) May 25, 2021
Na Garba shehu Dem drag finish for that letter pic.twitter.com/uSueJQSVUH
— Kayode of zaria (@uncle_sirkayy) May 25, 2021
So Akeredolu referred to Garba Shehu as a pitiable messenger who does not know the limits to his relevance . Total smack down, I’ll just call it a day.
— Hannah Rachel (@hannahmuktar) May 25, 2021
Governor Akeredolu is very right
Mr Garba Shehu is going beyond his borders. He deserves the earful.
— Jógunómí Ọkùnrin Mẹ́ta (@jurist_oriko) May 25, 2021
Akeredolu to Garba Shehu in that statement;pic.twitter.com/b3FkJpK4Ne
— Premier (@SodiqTade) May 25, 2021
Violent clashes between security operatives and gunmen in the Orji area of Owerri, Imo state on Tuesday afternoon have reportedly left few dead.
The gunmen were said to have invaded a police facility in Orji and set it ablaze before engaging the police in a gun duel.
Footages shared by eyewitnesses on Twitter showed the hoodlums dressed in black and red attire with sophisticated weapons and residents scampering for safety as gunshots were heard.
See the footages below:
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— Postsubman (@Postsubman) May 25, 2021
Just in as the Zoo janjaweed has started harassing and shooting innocent people in owerri and road blocks everywhere
The Zoo amry gunned down a mother, sister, wife and Aunt
BIAFRA must come pic.twitter.com/foWGuyS7ZC
— BIAFRA LASTBORN (@BIAFRA84034247) May 25, 2021
What is happening in Owerri These guys are shooting carelessly. Please if you’re in Owerri stay at homepic.twitter.com/K9SDOdjSTe
— Omah (@TassyOmah_) May 25, 2021
Stray Bullet Hits Woman At Orji In Owerri .
All is not well in Imo State. pic.twitter.com/9v7fPbZivo
— Harrison (@harrisonmbamara) May 25, 2021
Owerri, Imo State is on fire.
Spiff Willian pic.twitter.com/HtWcQ53ZcA
— Nazzylove (@prettychi007) May 25, 2021
If you are in Owerri, IMO state, Please stay indoor. pic.twitter.com/hiZ2lMjug2
— Ọládélé (@TheOladeile) May 25, 2021
Operatives of the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) have arrested one Dominic Ngene Joshua, Managing Director, Brisk Capital Limited, for allegedly siphoning investors’ funds worth over N2 billion.
The 21-year old had paraded himself as a financial Investor in Bitcoin, forex trading, real estate and oil & gas while promising investors of a whopping 60% return on investment (ROI) per month on every sum invested, plus guarantee of the invested principal.
“The funds, which belong to over 500 investors, were diverted to sponsor extravagant lifestyle, parties, exotic cars, luxury watches, real estates in Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt,” the Police SFU announced in a statement on Monday.
“Some of the properties/items purchased with the diverted funds have been recovered as exhibits while the suspects will be charged to the Federal High Court as soon as the strike by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) is called-off,” it added
Internet users who considered the percentage return on investment per month a rather outrageous deal had these to say:
A 21-year-old selling 60% ROI per MONTH to people old enough to be his grandparents, people who had experienced all the forms of Ponzi scheme in existence, and they fell for it. Sometimes it’s difficult to feel sorry for the victims of these greed-driven “investments.”
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) May 25, 2021
If your understand business you should know that any organization offering above 10% ROI can’t stand the test of time. Let alone 60% ROI
— Gabriel Kalunta (@kalunta_gabriel) May 25, 2021
BRISK CAPITAL LIMITED.
The Special Fraud Unit will arraign the founder of BRISK CAPITAL LIMITED, Mr Dominic Joshua Ngene for stealing over N2Billion from investors.
The 21 year old promised investors 60% ROI on investment in real estate, forex, oil and gas, e.t.c pic.twitter.com/Ui6cPsiglW
— Nnamdi Chife (@NnamdiChife) May 25, 2021
Na only God in heaven fit give person 60% ROI
— Samuel Mbah (@Mbahdeyforyou) May 25, 2021
He actually called the company ‘Brisk Capital Limited’ and you went there expecting 60% ROI.
Words similar to ‘BRISK’ are: quick, fast, rapid, swift, hurried, speedy, hasty, lively, active,…
He told you come for quick cash/money doubling and your went. You played yourself.
— + oNline (@TheRealGulu) May 25, 2021
You’ll see people’s uncles sweating inside mandatory coat & tie, speaking plenty grammar, because of N20 million potential investment.
And investors will use them to do yeye.
But will carry N2 billion & give 21 year old because of 60% RoI.
— Rita Onwurah (@RitaOnwurah) May 25, 2021
Any investment that could get you like 60% ROI in a year legitimately will also be high risk like betting on an early stage company that turns out great.
Very difficult to invest in a mature industry like real estate, oil, gas etc and expect such returns.
People never learn.
— Ayobami Oladejo (@ayooladejo) May 25, 2021
Forex CEOs has caused many harms than goods.
60% Roi pic.twitter.com/FE1Oyj3t5V
— Gugu_media(GMB) (@Gugu_media) May 25, 2021
Residents of Afikpo town, Afiko Local government area of Ebonyi state were greeted with the gory sight of a man suspected to be a suicide bomber who was blown into pieces on Tuesday after his alleged suicide vest reportedly exploded on his body.
The incident occurred close to the Eke Market, Afikpo at about 12 noon.
The situation had caused panic and scare in the community but the Ebonyi State Police Command has refuted the reports of suicide bombing in the state as false.
According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odeh, the pictures circulating on social media were not in connection with a suicide bomber.
“There is no bomb explosion in Ebonyi, but regrettably, this morny, one of our mobile police personnel attached to Afikpo on special duty was wounded by teargas. The officer mistakenly hit a tear gas hung on his belt and unfortunately, the device exploded and wounded him and he died”
We gathered these reactions:
Our Leader Mazi Nnamdi kanu Said it, They Will Come and they will die. Here is a FULANI Suicide Who tried to Gain Entrance to a Primary School in Afikpo in Ebonyi State, He was Roasted like a chicken . #EKUMEKU
Boko Haram is Already In BIAFRA Land but they can’t Succed. https://t.co/GnvuqC96So
— Ada Nsukka Of The Rising Sun (@Ada_Nsukka_) May 25, 2021
BREAKING: Suicide bomber explodes in Ebonyi
This is the first of its kind. Something that have never been heard off in the South
— DEMAGOGUE PhD.senior advocat (@von_Bismack) May 25, 2021
— EasterN RacE (@RaceEastern) May 25, 2021
— President Dr Abami Eda (@FELASTORY) May 25, 2021
…By Okiemute Abraham