Social Media Trends For Saturday 7th November: #JoeBiden And More

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has been showered with encomiums for changing the economic narrative of the state which now ranks 5th best economy in Nigeria.

Those who pushed the hashtag on social media said the governor has been able to stimulate economic growth in the state through various policies such as contract enforcement, zero tolerance for multiple taxation, sustainable infrastructure, and reliable security, among others.

They noted that the governor has been able to pull through in the face of low federal allocation without increasing the tax burden on the citizens.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has been criticized for threatening to sell confiscated Keke Napep to generate revenue for the government.

According to Channels Television, Wike warned tricycle operators in the state against defacing some communities in the state.

Speaking during the commissioning of Rebisi flyover in Port Harcourt, the state capital, the governor said if any operator violates the directive, the state government will confiscate the tricycle and get it sold to generate more revenue for the state.

The statement which did not go down well with some Nigerians, attracted all forms of unprintable comment. They decried the governor’s high-handedness that is fast turning him into an autocratic leader.

They said selling people’s Keke, which is their means of livelihood, would further impoverished and drive some of them into crime.

Joe Biden
President-elect of the United States, Joseph Biden, has continued to receive congratulations from across the world over his victory in the 2020 presidential election.

Some Nigerians have said that his victory was symbolic and particularly important to Nigeria as the country push for the emergence of her candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Okonjo-Iweala had secured the majority votes, but the Trump administration threatened to block her adoption by consensus to lead the WTO.

They expressed hope that with the Trump administration defeated, the incoming Biden government might favour her candidacy.

Meanwhile, the WTO has postponed the date for the consensus vote, citing health challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This also, they said was a good development which would buy time for the inauguration of Joe Biden’s presidency.


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