We bring you a roundup of the biggest topics that dominated your social media conversations today. No alterations, just straight out of your mouths – or fingers.
Alex Iwobi signs long-term contract with Arsenal
Premier League club, Arsenal has signed British-born Nigerian midfielder in a long-term contract. The club made the announcement on Friday.
Alex Iwobi has signed a new long-term contract
Congratulations, @AlexIwobi 🔴
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 3, 2018
New Arsenal coach, Unai Emery expressing his pleasure in Iwobi’s latest move said, “He is a great example of a player who can succeed from the Academy through hard work and I look forward to working with him and our other talented young players in the squad”.
Iwobi who has been with Arsenal since age 9 said, “It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young,”. He also tweeted:
Really Pleased To Extend My Contract & Commit My Future To This Special Club. From Under 6 To BIG17 So Many People Have Helped Me. Thank You. Grateful To Our New Manager For The Faith Shown In Me & Our Fans For The Love, Support & Patience. Excited For 18/19 🙏🏽❤️ #Gunners pic.twitter.com/CUaEbpEv2B
— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) August 3, 2018
PDP petitions Fayemi’s victory
Weeks after Kayode Fayemi’s victory at the gubernatorial election in Ekiti, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka has filed a petition challenging the election results.
Eleka, who is also the state’s deputy governor, cited intimidation and use of force. He also stated in his petition that the results announced by the electoral body, INEC contained discrepancies.
Although Fayemi has been presented a Certificate of Return as governor of Ekiti, Eleka has requested that the Election Petition Tribunal in the state declares him rightful winner of the election.
Kemi Adeosun’s deafening silence on the NYSC forgery allegations has become a cause for concern and Nigerians are surely not keeping quiet about it as today marks one month since the allegations became public:
.@HMKemiAdeosun your silence is not golden, it is shockingly unacceptable. You are a 🇬🇧🇳🇬 Citizen, in the UK you wont keep quiet on allegation as serious as forgery. It is over a month @PremiumTimesng published the story that you allegedly forged NYSC documents. SPEAK OUT!
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 3, 2018
One month since the Kemi Adeosun certificate forgery allegations. A govt supposedly led by a snow white,integrity dripping president & a virtous, bible quoting VP has said & done nothing & still continue to claim virtue. It is your intelligence they are insulting, not mine.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) August 3, 2018
To sanction a certificate forger who is also a public office holder is important.
That’s why we must demand Kemi Adeosun case must be investigated to a conclusive end and if found guilty, she should pay the price.
Fighting corruption isn’t about recovering funds alone.
— Oke Umurhohwo (@stalyf) August 3, 2018
Since Kemi Adeosun won’t speak up about her allegedly forged NYSC exemption certificate; and her principal is in his usual “I’m not aware” mode, it’s up to us Nigerians to demand that she should resign. Let’s not forget this issue, people.
— Davina Owombre (@dee_owombre) August 3, 2018
Kemi Adeosun will only be prosecuted if she decamps to PDP. For as long as she’s in that party, she’s safe. APC is scum.
— Nene (@BVMsDaughter) August 3, 2018