Knocks as Buhari appoints new NBC DG amid Twitter ban




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The President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has received knocks Nigerians on , following the appointment of Shehu Ilelah as the - of the National Broadcasting Commission amid Twitter ban.

The PUNCH had earlier that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment a statement issued Abuja on Friday.

The appointment comes days after the erstwhile DG, Armstrong Idachaba, ordered TV and radio stations to “de-install Twitter handles and desist using Twitter as a source of information gathering for news and compliance with the Twitter ban the country.

The new appointment has erupted reactions Nigerians as they have taken to to Buhari for taking such a move amid the Twitter ban.

A tweep, @echi_di_me, tweeted, “He (Buhari) sacked him (Idachaba) after using him to enforce the ban on media houses. Lesson learnt: you can’t satisfy a dinosaur, will still consume you.”

Another tweep, @nwa_spareparts, wrote,”I told my friend, Prof Armstrong Idachaba, to take easy and never incur the wrath of Nigerians while trying to please Buhari. They use and dump.”


“He replaced a Benue Idachaba to Muslim Shehu Ilela. I don’t pity Idachaba anyway. He would have resigned than playing tyrant card. Now you can see!,” @eebuchi tweeted.

@santoioni wrote on Twitter, “This should be a lesson to the ‘tools’ the hands of . Unfortunately, Nigerians don’t learn!”

On Facebook, Adara Adaba, wrote, “ is very unfortunate for a sitting president to be so tribalistic and nepotistic like this. I weep for this so-called country.”

Another Facebook user, Solomon Amehson, wrote, “When that man called Idachaba paying lip service to this nepotistic president…I knew that Buhari will never deviate from appointing another person from the Fulani extraction.”

Gladys Adepeju also wrote on Facebook, “He has appointed another person to help erase every trace of the atrocities that will be committed by them. The killings during # denied by FG with the backing of the broadcasting corporations. Now it will be worse.

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