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Buhari’s aide Apologises for Using a Stock Image as one of the President’s Projects

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The rise of social media has seen the spread of fake news escalate and everyone (individuals and brands) have to be careful in their reportage of events – verification is highly important.

On Thursday, Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted a photo of an ongoing road project, with the caption: “Nasarawa – Jos Road BUHARI AGAIN!!! Sai Baba.”

A Twitter user noticed it and shared a photo of the stock image which costs $12 alongside Onochie’s tweet.

Onochie went on to apologise, saying it won’t happen again.

9 Comments

  1. newbie

    September 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    ‘Friends and wailers alike’. Instead of her to go and hang her head in shame, she’s trying to be snarky.?

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      September 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      And they’re the ones (through the unreliable ministry of Lai Mohammed) constantly moaning about the dissemination of fake news.

      How, then, are we (including friends and wailers alike) supposed to simply jump and pass this kind of shameless hypocrisy?

  2. Mrs chidukane

    September 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Nigerians tufiakwa! Someone can’t play with you guys again? How did that guy even know its a stock photo? Chain! Lauretta’s village people must have been less busy the day she posted the pic.

  3. by_stander

    September 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Sooo…Does anyone have the “real” images?

  4. frankly

    September 21, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Madam fraudlene onochie has disgraced Nigeria before the international community on social media.she should be sacked for fraudulently trying to use the social media to launder the inadequacies of her government and it’s principal.mbaaaa! I have never been so ashamed.

  5. Tamuno

    September 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Our nation Nigeria needs help

  6. tunmi

    September 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I’m still baffled Nigerians in positions of power are resigning and apologizing.

  7. UCHE

    September 21, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Osita okechukwu the brother to onochie is planning his way to senate I don’t know what this woman is still on social media doing I think if you praise Buhari a seat will be reserve for you

  8. 9ja

    September 22, 2018 at 7:33 am

    The fact that this Agbero woman and the other tout Obono-Obla are actually special assistants to the President is a succinctly sad commentary on the state of Buhari’s presidency…

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