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Super Eagles Coach Salisu Yusuf Caught Receiving Bribe: Twitter Reacts

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A coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Mr Salisu Yusuf, was reportedly caught on camera receiving a bribe to include two players in his squad.

Salisu Yusuf who is currently the Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and also the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles B team.

The investigative report was masterminded by a Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas who later handed his report over to BBC.

Mr Yusuf was caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents promising to make their players a part of the CHAN squad.

After a conversation about player selection, the head coach is seen taking a handful of cash. The impostors wanted two Nigerian players to be picked in the (then) upcoming African Nations Championships. After Mr Yusuf had taken the money, they alluded to other incentives like the coach getting 15 per cent of the player’s contract after their selection.

However, the clips of the investigative report released by BBC has caused a major stir on the social media site, Twitter.

It has, however, become a major topic of discussion with Nigerian football lovers giving their opinion about the investigative report.

Recall that, The British Broadcasting Commission, BBC Africa celebrated a Nigerian Police officer, Julius Adedeji who had never taken a bribe.

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Adeyemi Ademola is a journalist who is passionate about rebranding the image of the media in Africa. He's in tune with the Pop culture and also an active voice on political issues. He's a die-hard fan of the greatest football team in England, Manchester United.

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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Abuja Violence: Nigerians React To Senseless Killings

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Abuja suffers violence as the Nigerian Army allegedly opens fire on Shiites protesters.

The Nigerian army reportedly opened fire, killing members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Nyanya, Abuja a day after a similar incident ensued between the same parties in Zuba. The Zuba incident ended with the defense on the claims that the Islamic Movement was trying to cart away ammunition.

According to reports, members of the movement were in a procession heading into the city when the army, failing to stop them, opened fire.

Here’s how Twitter is responding:

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Air Peace Releases Statement Addressing Plane Malfunction

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The management of Air Peace releases a statement addressing an aircraft incident on that took place on Thursday.

The Corporate Communications Manager for Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah says the aircraft intended for Owerri returned back to Lagos after developing a fault while en route. However, Mr. Chris states that the fault had nothing to do with the engine of the aircraft which was fixed on landing and has soon resumed effective travel.

Read the statement below:

“Air Peace Lagos-Owerri Flight 7252 on Thursday returned to base after our crew observed that there was a change in cabin pressure. In line with our standard operating procedure, the captain-in-command descended to a level where it would be comfortable for our valued guests, before making a return to base in line with global best practices in the aviation industry.

“We wish to assure members of the public that the incident had nothing whatsoever to do with the engines of the aircraft nor was it a life-threatening situation. The aircraft has since been thoroughly checked and confirmed serviceable. The aircraft went back into operations in less than an hour after going for maintenance checks.

“Air Peace is renowned for its quality maintenance reputation and we assure members of the flying public that we will continue to sustain the high standards of our flight operations and professionalism to guarantee the safety of our valued guests and crew.”

The statement comes after a Twitter user @VikkiAngelX took to his page, publishing a series of tweets, narrating a similar event citing the engine of the aircraft as the problem with caused disarray during the travel.

“Today, a plane leaving Lagos for Owerri left at 10 am and landed back in Lagos at around 12:30. Twenty minutes after the take off the plane dropped suddenly (like your phone falling from your hand) to a lower altitude.

“People screamed and after a while, the pilot announced that he didn’t have enough fuel to continue to Owerri. And so, the plane turned back to Lagos flying at a much lower altitude. Low enough to see the ground all the way back to Lagos. Making the journey over 2 hours.

“I don’t know what’s going on but (Air Peace) and the Nigerian aviation are using lives to play chess. This completely shook my day cos my mother was on that plane. Someone who hates flying and is hypertensive. She had to purposely stay calm or risk losing her life either way.

“(Air Peace) you asked to know what happened since you want to act unaware. Abysmal. Oh and more importantly the real story is that they lost an engine, not the fuel story the pilot cooked up to calm people.”

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SOURCE: BN

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