An angry mob of protesters recently burnt up a level 2 student at the Shehu Shagari college of education, Sokoto , Deborah Samuel, due to claims of  blasphemy against the holy prophet Muhammed.

 Following this development, several notable Nigerians have reacted to the incident.

The sultan of Sokoto in a statement released by the Sultanate council condemned the incident in its totality, and further urged residents to stay calm and ensure peaceful co-existence amongst all.     

 Popular Nigerian politician, Adamu Garba said just like no christian will take respect for Jesus lightly, so also no Muslim will tolerate denigrating prophet Mohammed, referring to any such against the prophet Mohammed as a red line that can not be compromised

The Grand Mufti of Conference of Islamic Organizations, (CIO), Sheik Dikrullah Shafi’I , has described the conduct  of the students who killed Deborah Samuel as unlawful, inhuman and that it does not in any way represent the position of Islam, while he established that “Islam places huge value on human soul”

Former Inspector General of Police’s son, and son-in-law to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, Jamil Abubakar, from his viewpoint, said that blasphemy is frowned on by all religions. He emphasised  that the punishment for blasphemy is death,  adding that people should respect others religion. 

The vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo on his part, described the incident as  “deeply distressing and very unfortunate”. He then referred to the President and the Sultan of Sokoto as having condemned the act respectively, stressing that there is no justification for extrajudicial killings, seeing there are legal channels to address any misdeed.

A personal assistant to the Sokoto Finance Commissioner, Anas Mohammed Sani, claimed that the victim, Ms. Samuel was murdered in cold blood because she was careless with her words. In his statement, “if anyone will repeat it tomorrow, the probability of being served same meal is 99.9%”                                                           

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, R.C.C.G, Enoch Adeboye, in his own words, claimed “religion is not the problem of Nigeria”, he further explained that when the Kaduna-Abuja train attack occurred, Christians were not separated from Muslims to be killed, nor did the bullets distinguish one from the other. So he concluded that the killing of the female student had nothing to do with religion, in his own opinion.

The self styled Imam of Peace, an Australian Shia Muslim influencer, popularly known as “Imam of peace” took to his official twitter handle, and contributed that Prophet Mohammed never killed anyone for insulting him or even throwing rocks at him. 

According to the Australian muslim influencer, Mohammed’s neighbor used to pile garbage at his doorstep daily, and one day when there was no garbage, and he found out that she was ill, he went visiting her, and wished her well. He made this comment via his Twitter handle @Imam of peace, with #DEBORAH following his comments.

He went ahead to praise the sultan of Sokoto for what he referred to as his “wisdom and swift condemnation”

The British government joined the calls on the government of Nigeria to bring the perpetrators to justice as President Muhammed Buhari ordered a probe into the incident.

Recall that, according to reports,  two suspects have since been arrested, over the killing of their female colleague, Deborah Samuel, in Sokoto


President Mohammadu Buhari has directed all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) vying for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation on or before 16th May, 2022.

Lai Mohamed, Nigeria information and culture minister made this known on Wednesday, after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

He however disclosed that the directive excludes the Vice President, because he is an elective member of the cabinet.

Those affected include Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonaya Onu and the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba who joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC.

Nigeria’s justice minister and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, is also contesting for the governorship election ticket of APC in Kebbi State.

Others are the Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Abia State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.

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The judgement of a three-man panel of justices led by Justice Hamma Akawu Barka has been vacated by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, over a void in the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, 2022, which disregarded Mr. Nduka Edede decision to   institute the verdict. 

The appellant Court, noted that Edede had failed to establish the cause of action that warranted him to approach the court on the issue citing that the plaintiff couldn’t prove how he was affected by the section of the newly amended Electoral Act. 

The appellate Court upheld that the said provision of the Electoral law was unconstitutional because it is in breach of Section 42 (1)(a) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, pointing out that a class of Nigerian citizens would be denied their rights to participate in election. 

The judgment followed an appeal marked: CA/OW/87/2022, which was filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The high Court in Umuahia had establish in March the striking out of section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, 2022 ordering that it should be deleted by the Attorney-General of the Federation for being inconsistent with the Constitution, a compliance was thereafter followed by the the AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, barely 24 hours after the judgement was pronounced. 

President Muhammadu Buhari had some reservations about the Electoral Act Amendment Bill where some portion of the Electoral law had some discriminatory contents which specified that the Electoral Act, 2022 made it compulsory that political office holders must first resign before he/she could vie for any elective position. 

It reads: “No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.”


Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has denied  authorising the purchase of the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as he rejected the form bought for him on Monday by a group of northern supporters.

His spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze declared that the former President does not have any link to the Nothern coalition.

“It has come to our notice that a group has purportedly purchased Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the name of former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,” according to the statement.

“We wish to categorically state that Dr. Jonathan was not aware of this bid and did not authorise it.

“We want to state that if the former President wanted to contest an election, he would make his intentions clear to the public and will not enter through the back door.

“While we appreciate the overwhelming request by a cross-section of Nigerians for Dr. Jonathan to make himself available for the 2023 presidential election, we wish to state that he has not, in anyway, committed himself to this request.

“Buying a presidential aspiration form in the name of Dr. Jonathan without his consent, knowing the position he had held in this country, is considered an insult to his person. The general public is therefore advised to disregard it.”

Jonathan was elected President in 2011 after completing the tenure of his predecessor, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died in office.

While contesting election for a second term in office in 2015, he was defeated by President Mohammadu Buhari.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan may have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Support groups from the north picked the All Progressives Congress presidential election expression of interest and nomination forms for him on Monday.

The former President is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and has not officially defected to the APC.

A few weeks ago, when some of his supporters persuaded him to declare for the presidency at his office, he had said they should watch out.

Jonathan was elected President in 2011 after completing the tenure of his predecessor, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died in office.

While contesting election for a second term in office in 2015, he was defeated by President Mohammadu Buhari.

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The APC South West Elders Forum has frowned at the name callings and other personal attacks by Aspirants and their supporters on one another in the region.

The Elders had met with presidential, gubernatorial and National Assembly aspirants from the zone to  put an end to unnecessary rivalry.

The meeting ended on a friendly note as aspirants were encouraged to test their popularity at the primary level. 

According to an inside source, “the issue of betrayal was put to rest as the elders affirmed that everyone who desires to run for any political office whatsoever is not encumbered in any way at all.” After which the leaders and the aspirants reached a resolution  to conduct a rancour free campaign.

The meeting had been convened by the first Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande and a former Governor of Ogun state, Chief Segun Osoba, both of whom served as Co-Conveners

In attendance at the Close door meeting were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Also at the meeting, apart from the aspirants were the former Governor of Lagos State and Works and Housing Minister,  Babatunde Fashola, Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Femi Gbajabiamila, Niyi Adebayo, Governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state and Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state. Others included former Osun State Governor and Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola and the APC National Secretary,  Iyiola Omisore.

The Vice President being the highest ranking public officer from South West region was commended for a job well done.

Sources confirmed that Apc elders affirmed their position that all aspirants had the right to aspire to be president, however all aspirants were enjoined to exhibit the  ‘Omoluabi’ in their politicking by shunning divisive rhetorics.

The Elders Forum stated categorically that the consultations with them would be continuous, while stressing the need to queue behind whoever emerges as the party’s candidate, stating that the cohesion of the South West must be sacrosanct.

They concluded that the party’s decision remains final. 


Ibraheem Ogunyemi

Fame and popularity can be attained through innumerable means .

In the case of Zazoo Zeh crooner , Habeeb Hakimi , popularly known as Portable ,aka Son of Shaku Shaku  , who was born on March 14 ,1994,  his rise to fame came from the release of his hit single titled ‘Zazoo Zeh featuring Olamide .

The 27 year old who hails from Ogun State was born into a family of four.

The song which was an instant fan favorite was released in December 2021 and is a must have on the mixtape of every disc jockey hosting parties till date.

Since its release on December 14, 2021, the song ‘Zazu Zeh’ has amassed 6.6 million views on YouTube and is one of the most played songs on Spotify, an online audio streaming platform.

Portable on more than one occasion has thanked Olamide , another huge afrobeats artiste, for his rise to fame , pronouncing the many investments Olamide has made into his life .

Ever since his rise to fame , his popularity among public figures have bemused some, with the likes of Obi Cubana  , Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi,  hosting him and gifting him loads of cash .

He has also been spotted with Wizkid , Burna Boy and Timaya.

He has also benefited from sponsored trips to some parts of the world,thanks to prominent socialites.    

Portable is currently on a United Kingdom tour  ,  set to perform in at least three major cities including London, Birmingham, and Manchester.

He however has several songs which have not reached the heights of ‘Zazoo Zeh.’

His latest single is a song titled ‘Ogo Forever’ . The released video has amassed 700,000 views on youtube.

Portable once disclosed that he dropped out of school to focus on his music , describing music as a ‘fast money making machine.’

Like the stories of most conquerors , he has had his fair share of challenges before his rise. Portable has spoken in interviews on how promoters and producers have ripped him off severally and made numerous hollow promises to boost his career .

His fame has come with a lot of controversies, some are more than welcome to his antics while others have found them repelling .

One of the controversies he has courted happened when he uploaded a video while in Kenya on a musical tour. He taunted and embarrassed a Kenyan lady after he rejected a hookup proposal from her. In the video, Portable is heard telling the lady: “We are not here for ‘hook up’. You can go!” The vexatious visual was quickly deleted.

He also apologized after loads of backlash from Kenyans.
He has occasionally also clashed with his manager , fans and the police.

An average individual with access to social media platforms cannot go a day without hearing slang words such as ‘O ti zeh ‘ , ‘Gbe mi de be ‘ . ‘biza biza’ and ‘Zazzoo’.

Months after release of the hit song, the slangs are still very much around , making waves and have practically been inculcated into the average Nigeria’s lingua franca.

Portable is on his way to becoming a household influence in the Afrobeats as his fan base keeps mounting. 

There’s no sign of stopping him anytime soon .