SocialMediaTrends: That Bashir’s appointment letter, Bawa’s nomination & #BeLikeNgoziChallenge

Massive engagements greeted the following discussion topics on social media on Tuesday, featuring several interesting views from users.


Nigerians reacted to a story published by a local media outfit, bearing claims that President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Ahmad Bashir, had received a letter of appointment as ‘project manager and supervisor’ from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on January 19.

According to the letter purportedly signed by the Director and CEO of the regulatory agency, Engr. Sarki Auwalu, Mr Bashir’s alleged offer of appointment, which was to be confirmed after a “12 months satisfactory probationary period” attracted a consolidated monthly salary of N437,000.

While both Bashir and the Head of Public Affairs at DPR, Paul Osu, have publicly denied the allegations and condemning it as purely false and ‘fake news’, Nigerians are hoping the accused media aide would boldly take the case a step further by suing the media outfit for defamation.

Nigerians reacted:

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Social Media users graced the celebration of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as Director General, World Trade Organization, by recreating her characteristic look via an online challenge tagged #BeLikeNgoziChallenge.

Many who have been inspired by the Amazon’s remarkable accomplishments jumped on the challenge.

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Most Nigerians have vigorously frowned at President Buhari’s nomination of Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The 40-year-old Kebbi-born Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent with the anti-corruption body, who currently heads the Lagos Zonal office of the EFCC, would be the youngest to chair the commission bereft of a substantive leader since November 2015.

Bawa, who would be replacing immediate past acting-chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has come under fire online after being accused by social media users of bearing records of alleged oil theft.

Nigerians aired their reservations on the recent nomination.

…By Okiemute Abraham

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