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Davido, Wizkid top list of 60 most-followed Nigerians on Twitter [See full list]


Nigerians on Twitter

A Nigerian data company StatiSense has released a ranking of the most followed Nigerians on micro-blogging site Twitter as of August 1 2019.

StatiSense tweeted the ranking via its Twitter handle @StatiSense on Thursday evening.

The ranking revealed that Nigerian entertainers – singers, actors, actresses, comedians and others are the most-followed people on the micro-blogging site.

Singer Davido tops the list with 5.05 million followers, he is followed by Wizkid with 4.66 million followers.

Also in the top eight are Don Jazzy with 3.40 million followers, Tiwa Savage 2.99 million, DBanj 2.98 million, Banky W 2.50 million, Olamide 2.43 million and 2Baba 2.37 million.

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Sitting in the ninth and 10th spot on the ranking is President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice Prof Yemi Osinbajo with 2.17 million and 2.13 million followers respectively. The presidential candidate of PDP in the February 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar followed them at 11th spot with 2.05 million followers.

Despite being dominated by entertainers and a few politicians, two Nigerian clerics also found their way into the list sitting at 26th and 39th spot respectively.

Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre with 910,000 followers on 26th spot is the most followed Nigerian pastor, he is trailed by Pastor Poju Oyemade of the Covenant Christian Center with 664,000 followers on 39th spot.

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See full list:

  1. @iam_Davido 5.05m
  2. @WizkidAyo 4.66m
  3. @DonJazzy 3.40m
  4. @TiwaSavage 2.99m
  5. @iamdbanj 2.98m
  6. @BankyW 2.50m
  7. @Olamide_YBNL 2.43m
  8. @official2baba 2.37m
  9. @Mbuhari 2.17m
  10. @ProfOsinbajo 2.13m
  11. @Atiku 2.05m
  12. @lindaikeji 1.95m
  13. @Iceprincezamani 1.91m
  14. @PeterPsquare 1.90m
  15. @GenevieveNnaji 1.78m
  16. @Basket_Mouth 1.75m
  17. @BukolaSaraki 1.71m
  18. @ToolzO 1.28m
  19. @Realomosexy 1.18m
  20. @TONTOLET 1.11m
  21. @AkinwunmiAmbode 1.09m
  22. @NOIweala 1.04m
  23. @rudeboypsquare 984K
  24. @DeleMomodu 949K
  25. @ElDeetheDon 937K
  26. @sam_adeyemi 910K
  27. @obyezeks 907K
  28. @ritaUdominic 885K
  29. @TonyOElumelu 871K
  30. @realFFK 858K
  31. @Alibabagcfr 800K
  32. @SympLySimi 848K
  33. @ShehuSani 760K
  34. @RenoOmokri 735K
  35. @tundefashola 707K
  36. @falzthebahdguy 708K
  37. @Ebuka735K
  38. @Omojuwa 696K
  39. @pastorpoju 664K
  40. @AlikoDangote 614K
  41. @abati1990 573K
  42. @tokstarr 573K
  43. @Cuppymusic 553K
  44. @ToluOgunlesi 501K
  45. @abikedabiri 493K
  46. @ogundamisi 445K
  47. @kfayemi 424K
  48. @fkeyamo 347K
  49. @seunokin 321K
  50. @OgbeniDipo 272K
  51. @BashirAhmaad 233K
  52. @DrJoeAbah 226K
  53. @KadariaAhmed 201K
  54. @segalink 184K
  55. @eggheader 156K
  56. @chamberlainusoh 149K
  57. @Nedunaija 138K
  58. @AbdulAbmJ 136K
  59. @Akaebube 130K
  60. @OloriSupergal 125K
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JUST IN: Nigeria records 571 new cases of COVID-19, total now 32,558



Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 571 new cases of COVID-19

According to a tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the total number of cases so far in Nigeria is now 32,558.

The NCDC further revealed that 740 people have died from the virus, with 13,447 patients discharged.

A beak-down state by state of the infected on Sunday night is as follows: Lagos – 152, Ebonyi – 108, Edo – 53, Ondo – 46, FCT – 38, Oyo – 20, Kwara – 19, Plateau – 17, Osun – 14, Bayelsa – 14, Ekiti – 14, Katsina – 14, Akwa Ibom – 11, Kaduna – 11, Rivers – 11, Niger – 10, Ogun – 7, Kano – 6, Cross River – 4, Bauchi – 2.

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571 new cases of #COVID19 Nigeria;  Lagos-152 Ebonyi-108 Edo-53 Ondo-46 FCT-38 Oyo-20 Kwara-19 Plateau-17 Osun-14 Bayelsa-14 Ekiti-14 Katsina-14 Akwa Ibom-11 Kaduna-11 Rivers-11 Niger-10 Ogun-7 Kano-6 Cross River-4

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Archbishop’s wife cautions girls against indecent dressing



Ibezim made the call in a message to the Girls’ Guild of the Diocese of Awka, on the occasion of 2020 Girl’s Guild Sunday celebration held at Church of the Pentecost Awka on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the theme for the Girls’ Guild Sunday of the Anglican Communion was: “Be Still, and Know That I am God, Psalm 46 verse 10”.

She urged young girls to be cautious of the clothes they wear, the friends they keep, and places they also visit as negligence of the variables may lead to rape and other sexual assaults.

Ibezim admonished the young girls to be godly and join hands to fight rape as it had become a dominant issue of the season with more cases of forceful sexual abuse, drugging, and murder recorded every day.

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“There is a high rate of rape cases everywhere now; we all must join hand to fight the baseless men, who overpower their victims and drug them.

“Sisters, let us watch and pray against these evils and stand up against rape and other forms of violence against women,” she said.

Ibezim said that it was apt for the Church, families, and the society to raise stronger voices against a forceful sexual relationship that affects women and young girls.

She said that the current trend of using dangerous drugs to cause victims to lose their memory, prevent the immediate and permanent conception of victims, and gruesome murdering of victims should be legally discouraged.

“A stiffer penalty should be imposed on any defaulter, irrespective of his social status, as a deterrent to other baseless men roaming in the society,” she said.

She pointed out that the Bible stands against violence against women, saying that the issues of rape should be treated as murder, quoting Deuteronomy 22, 23 to 29.

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“Cases of rape caused wars in the old testament, recall the case of Dinah and the unnamed woman in Judges Chapter 19.

“The cry of Tamar over her rape by her half-brother, Amnon, made Absalom kill Amnon; it is a heavy crime that should be treated seriously,” she said.

She urged young girls to remain hopeful no matter the challenges, urging them to be encouraged by the theme “Be still and know that I am God” which meant that God knows their plight.

She also advised them to be godly for God to keep them safer.

Ibezim urged the girls, as future mothers, to always carry themselves as God’s women and desist from all ungodliness that could attract abuse to them.

She said that obedience to the words of God and observance of the rule of law was the hallmark of a godly girl which they all must strive to be.

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Miss Chisom Mbachi, one of the Girls’ Guild member, said that she was excited over the message of the wife of the archbishop and president of girls’ guild.

“The message was full of wisdom and exposition that will enable young girls to avoid trouble which may lead to their death or misfortune in the life.”

Mrs. Uzoamka Emegwa, the wife of the Vicar of the Church and leader of the girls’ guild in the Church, urged the girls to keep to heart all they were learning as it would keep them away from danger.

Emegwa urged the girls never to take to suicide or any harmful practices against themselves any time they were faced with life challenges, urging them to rather embrace God.

 Reports have it that highlights of the event included a rendition of special songs by the girls’ guild.

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Army recovers 711 cows, 592 sheep from bandits



Faskari (Katsina) The Nigeria Army under the Operation Sahel Sanity recovered 711 cows and 592 sheep during from July 6 to July 11 in three North West states, an official said on Sunday.

The Acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko made this known at a press briefing at the Special Army Super Camp in Faskari, Katsina.

Onyeuko noted that the Chief of Army Staff flagged-off the campaign on July 6 to root out armed bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements from North West.

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He said that the cows and sheep were recovered in Sokoto, Zamfara and Katsina states.

He said that on July 7, following intelligence reports, the army mobilized troops to Magira, Makwaruwa, Garin Damo, Kasale Made, Dadin Kowa, Gangara, and Shadama in Sabon Birni and Isa LGAs of Sokoto State, and pursued armed bandits who exchanged fire with them.

He said that army troops intercepted the bandits with a large number of rustled cattle from the Jangemi Village forest to Kwaren Ganuwa, adding that the bandits fled toward Munhaye Forest.

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According to him, the troops recovered 250 cows and 150 rams from them.

Similarly, on July 8, the troops arrested one Malam Halilu Ibrahim, a suspected bandit informant, and seller of rustled cattle, who was about to display some stolen cows for sale, according to Onyeuko.

The official told journalists that the suspect confessed that the cattle belonged to a notorious bandit leader.

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He added that a total of 18 cows were recovered from him and duly handed over to their owners.

He also said that on July 9, following a tip-off on the activities of armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Ruwan Dawa in the Maradun area in Zamfara, the troops recovered 14 cows.

The official called on members of the public to continue to support the army and other security agencies with intelligence information to facilitate their operations.

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