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.
Can we say it is poverty that made a man who earns N3 Million monthly to accept a bribe of N360,000? No. It is greed. And there are many like him in the public and private sector.https://t.co/0m5DyPzkZk
— Yinka Ogunnubi (@yinkanubi) July 24, 2018
This video of the Super Eagles Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf is very embarrassing but expect him NOT to resign as usual and everything going back to normal in few hours.
Na Naija we Dey. pic.twitter.com/A9h5gtj58M
— Prof. Yinka (@GalacticoHD) July 24, 2018
We shouldn't be shocked at the Salisu Yusuf revelation, It answers the question you ask during a football match where some people despite their lackluster performance still make the starting XI.
— Anietie BaldWin (@Beanchesterr) July 24, 2018
Are we seriously shocked with the Salisu Yusuf expose???
This has been a part of Nigeria's football DNA for years.
Na who dem catch be thief!!!
He even had the audacity to claim it was $750 not $1000.
— Olawale Omo Adigun (@olywal) July 24, 2018
Anas Anas has revelation about Super Eagles chief coach, Salisu Yusuf for the world tomorrow via BBC. Seems, Salisu is about to be expose. Heard revelation might come from 2017 WAFU Cup in Ghana or 2018 CHAN in Morocco.
Let's wait for it. The fear of Anas.
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel (@OgaNlaMedia) July 23, 2018
90% of Nigeria coaches are guilty of "Bribery allegation" most especially the grassroot coaches. What you know is what you know and what you dont know is what you dont know. It's quite unfortunate that Salisu Yusuf was caught in this mess
— Your Radio Friend (@ogunmilorokenny) July 24, 2018
Those who think Salisu Yusuf will be fired should please wake up… We have been begging @MBuhari to fire Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun who forged NYSC certificate for weeks, NO WAY…. Abeg @BBCAfrica make una park well jare. This will only trend and die a natural…
— Harold (@haroldlinks) July 24, 2018
May God not tempt us.
What does the BBC mean by "Salisu Yusuf's career was previously untainted"?
— Fisayo Dairo (@FisayoDairo) July 24, 2018
Truth about this Salisu Yusuf thing is, he's not the only one. It's a widespread disease.
But n.a. who dem catch naim be thief abi?
Really sad pic.twitter.com/JqGlaLqsOk
— Ufuoma Egbamuno (@Foskolo) July 24, 2018
All these our Sport Journos bashing Salisu Yusuf yen yen yen…
Can Anas carry out his investigative work on our Journalists too biko? Acting like they're all saints.
Pots calling kettle black. Ojo nbo l'Oluwa wi…
— Moshood A. Hassan (@MAAHwrites) July 24, 2018
Recall that, The British Broadcasting Commission, BBC Africa celebrated a Nigerian Police officer, Julius Adedeji who had never taken a bribe.
Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings
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.
Look at the @PoliceNG, opening fire on peaceful #FreeZakzaky protesters right now in Abuja.@POTUS @MBuhari @hrw @zinadabo @UNHumanRights @BBCBreaking @CNN @bbchausa @PressTV @OfficialPDPNig @cabalmustgo @adeyanjudeji pic.twitter.com/UF89DEkPfq
— Saifullahi M. Kabir (@Mkabir2016) October 30, 2018
FCT, Abuja: Nigerian Police @PoliceNG shooting live bullets at brothers of the Islamic Movement, today 30th October 2018.@adeyanjudeji @MuhdDarazo @zinadabo @cabalmustgo @OfficialPDPNig @PressTV @POTUS @daily_trust @BBCBreaking @hrw @SZakzakyOffice pic.twitter.com/mniyPRx11J
— Saifullahi M. Kabir (@Mkabir2016) October 30, 2018
Abuja Violence: Nigerians React To Senseless Killings
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:
Happening now at Nyanya.
— Jsquareofficial (@jsquareofficial) October 29, 2018
VIDEO: Shiite protesters engage Nigeria Army in Karu/Nyanya Axis, Abuja.
This is still ongoing at the time of sending this tweet. pic.twitter.com/CnrqKSWZVr
— Shehu Audu (@IGONO) October 29, 2018
— Marylinmag.com (@MarylinmagC) October 28, 2018
BREAKING: Nigerian Army are shooting again at unarmed Shiites, mainly women & children at Maraba who are just protesting injustice.
I can confirm that 15 Shiites have been killed so far.
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) October 29, 2018
Just seeing this video of the Nigerian army casually firing at unarmed civilians and… two thoughts.
1. Sooner or later, the Shiites will pick up guns and we will have another full-blown insurgency on our hands.
2. Is the army averse to using rubber bullets? https://t.co/iNUZIVlvzV
— Eromo Egbejule (@EromoEgbejule) October 29, 2018
HAPPENING NOW: Nigerian Army currently in violent clash with Shiite and sporadic gunshots reported heard around Nyanya/Karu/Maraba axis of Abuja.
If you are heading in that direction, pls turn around look for a bar or joint to chill until calm is restored.
— ClintonViceB – DAT AkWa IBoM KING👑 (@Clinton_Vice_B) October 29, 2018
It could never have happened in the UK. The 2 Nigerian idiots who hacked a soldier to death did so in front of an army barracks and they were taken away alive. No one was killed by either the army or the police that day. https://t.co/cXdeVsmcFZ
— Ms Boateng (@JoyceOdukoya) October 29, 2018
Dear Nigerian Army @HQNigerianArmy
You really should be ashamed of yourself. What happened to your Professionalism? What happened to the integrity that this noble force is known for? All this propaganda for Shia? How have you dealt with Boko Haram, Bandits and killer herdsmen? pic.twitter.com/oQZhcCDQBw
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) October 29, 2018
Your president said, they touched the chest of an army general so yeah its ok to kill them. Meanwhile all you hypocrites will sign foreign petitions for journalist locked up in foreign journalists, while posing photos with murderous Nigerian dictators. Fuck you all!
— The Writer Formerly Known As Elnathan (@elnathan_john) October 29, 2018
For the Nigerian intellectual, yes, the British Army is weak pic.twitter.com/jL1JjTDHOk
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) October 29, 2018
Funny part is the Nigerian army showed pictures of soldiers that had little or no injuries to justify killing civilians..
Yet your CV writing genius is defending murder captured on camera.
Same way they defended the Rann bombings.
These people don't rate you.
— Niger Delta (@Franeb) October 28, 2018
Air Peace Releases Statement Addressing Plane Malfunction
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.”