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The world is transcending digitally and Internet platforms, most especially social media is order of the new century.

Social media, like Twitter is an important channel for engaging fans and amplifying message to target audiences.

In the modern day, companies, Organizations, Ventures, factories and most industries use social media to communicate to their audience. Politicians, as you may observe, are no exception to this.

Twitter has more than 200 million active users who produce more than 400 million tweets a day. According to the platform’s blog. It has the potential to be an amazing resource for politicians looking to interact with constituents, humanize their campaigns, and more directly influence the news cycle.

Lots of politicians turn the reins over to their staff and tweet their policy updates and press appearances. Some, however, even use their 140 characters creatively.

Today, We bring you a list of the top Nigerian politicians to follow on Twitter. The list could be controversial or aggressive to you, but do note that the selection is based on Individual activeness and fans engagement.

Dr. Reuben Abati

Presidential Spokesman, Nigeria

Dr-Reuben-Abati-techcribngReuben Abati, born is Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck  Jonathanof Nigeria. He was previously a newspaper columnist and the chairman of the editorial board of the Nigerian newspaper The  Guardian from 2001 to 2011. He was a first class honours graduate of Theater Arts from the University of  Calabar where he won the Vice-Chancellor’s prize for the best overall graduating student. His column also appears regularly on the Nigerian website, Nigerian Village Square.
He won a number of awards including The Cecil King Memorial Prize for Print Journalist of the Year in 1998, The Diamond Award for Media Excellence for Informed Commentary in 1998, Fletcher Challenge Commonwealth Prize for Opinion Writing in 2000, and the Diamond Award for Media Excellence for Informed Commentary, 2000..
He is currently  presidential spokesman.. He is dishes out various information you need to know about the presidency on facebook and twitter. He has over 161k followers on twitter.
You can follow him on Twitter: @abati1990

Dele Momodu

A teacher, writer, polemicist, publisher, politician, entrepreneur, speaker,  mentor, Philanthropist, and a global citizen!

Dele_Momodu-techcribngDele Momodu is a Nigerian Journalist/ Publisher, actor, motivational speaker and businessman. He is the CEO and publisher of Ovation International,a magazine that has given publicity to people from all over the World, mainly in Africa. He
Dele has received numerous awards and has been given recognition for his work in the business world, the music industry, and the fashion industry in which he plays major roles..
In 2011 , He  announced his intention to run for the presidential election of his homeland Nigeria, On 12 January 2011, he emerged Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP).
He is very active on  twitter with over 272k followers. You can follow him on twitter @DeleMomodu

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Nigerian chartered account, Former minister of Education , Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division

Obiageli Ezekwesili-techcribngObiageli Ezekwesili is a Nigerian chartered accountant. She was a co-founder of Transparency  International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. She served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun  Obasanjo. Since then, she has been the Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division.
In March 2014, she delivered a keynote speech at the national summit of the All  Progressives  Congress(APC), the leading opposition party in Nigeria. She criticised the many migrating governors and urged the party to “ a conversation deeper than how you’re going to chase (the ruling) PDP out of power”.
In the aftermath of the nearly 300  mainly Christian  girls were  abducted from Chibok by the Islamist militant group Boko  Haram., Ezekwesili was instrumental to the start of the viral #BringBackOurGirls campaign on social media, which trended internationally. She urged Nigerians to not just tweet but actively participate in efforts to “bring back our girls”.
Her #bbog campaign got the attention Michelle  Obama, Chris  Brown and others. She has over 193k followers on twitter.. You can follower her @obyezeks

Atiku Abubakar

Politician, Businessman and a philanthropist

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Atiku Abubakar is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist, who served as the 2nd elected Vice-President of  Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), with President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He is also an All progressive congress(APC) presidential aspirant.
Abubakar has been active on Twitter since the 2011 elections, but stepped up his engagement in May 2013. In August 2013 he became only the second Nigerian politician to be verified, after Lagos State Governor Tunde  Fashola..
He has over 178k followers on twitter.
You can follow @atiku

DR.MRS.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Honorable Minister of Finance, Nigeria.

Okonjo-Iweala-techcribngNgozi Okonjo-Iweala is a globally renowned Nigerian economist best known for her two terms as Finance  Minister of Nigeria(her current position) and for her work at the World Bank, including several years as one of its Managing Directors (October 2007–July 2011). She briefly held the position of Foreign Minister of  Nigerian 2006. Another product of Harvard university
Okonjo-Iweala has not expressed interest to contest political office in Nigeria. However, she has been vocal in her denunciation of the manner in which the country is currently accumulating huge debts.
Anytime i look at her putting the normal ankara outfit, i smiled. Recently, she was pictured at the Nigeria’s ruling party convention in Abuja.
She is a an active twitter user with over 209k followers. You can follow her on @NOIweala..

Dr. Doyin Okupe

Senior Special Assistant Public Affairs to the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan

Dr. Doyin Okupe-techcribngDr. Doyin Okupe is the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria. Before his recent appointment by President Jonathan in 2012, Okupe was spokesman for former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State in 2003.
He is an active twitter user with over 25k followers.
You can follow him @doyinokupe

Sen .Bukola Saraki

Senator for Kwara Central and Apc Chieftain

BUKOLA-SARAKI-techcribngAbubakar Bukola Saraki was elected governor of Kwara State, Nigeria, on 29 May 2003. He served two terms in office.He was a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party(PDP) but recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Saraki’s father, Olusola Saraki, is also former senator of Kwara state..
Bukola Saraki is also a good man to follow on twitter, Infact if you are an active twitter you will probably understand what am talking about.
He has a verified twitter account with over 115k followers. You follow him on twitter account @bukolasaraki

Femi Fani Kayode

A lover of poetry , Special Assistant (Public Affairs) To Former President Obasanjo.

Femi Fani Kayode-techcribngFemi fani kayode is a Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer. He was a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). He was with the opposition’s All Progressive Congress (APC) until June 2014 when he returned to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. He is an Ile-Ife chieftain of Yoruba descent.
Fani-Kayode was the Special Assistant (Public Affairs) to President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 until June 2006. He was appointed the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 22 June to 7 November 2006 and as the Minister of Aviation from 7 November 2006 to 29 May 2007.
Femi Fani-Kayode went to the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies where he graduated with an LL.B law degree in 1983.He gained entry into Cambridge University( Pembroke College) where his grandfather ( Selwyn College), his father ( Downing College) and his older brother, Akinola ( Downing College) had all previously read law. After finishing from Cambridge Femi Fani-Kayode went to the Nigerian Law School and in 1985 was called to the Nigerian Bar.
Infact he is a great lover of poetry , i could remember one of his poem titled “I Stand and I Fight“. Something special about this poem, he described Yar’Adua as a “sickly tyrant with an amalekite foundation” and he predicted that “his end would soon come”. He has also wrote other poems over the last few years.
He has over 82k followers on his real account and told many Nigerian to Beware of fake twitter accounts using his name and picture. You can follow him on twitter account @realFFK

Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon

Former House of Rep.

patrick-obahiagbon-techcribngPatrick Obahiagbon, who represents Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo state shot to limelight the moment he arrived the House of Representatives in 2007 with his uncanny knack for jaw-breaking words.
A man who also holds two Master degrees, appealed to his audience for understanding, explaining that, “the intention is not to deliberately befuddle or obfuscate them” insisting that, “ I do not set out to deposit my audience in a portmanteau of indecipherability”.
He also said the main reason why he speaks the way like that,
Sincerely speaking, he even tender an unreserved apologia to his colleagues and all those who feel that his language is obscurantist. He also said “I do not set out deliberately to mystify my audience, to deposit my audience in a portmanteau of indecipherability or in portmanteau of conundrum. No, no, no, no! Far from it.
The cosmic force would not allow me to do that. But, you see if you ask homo sapients who have interfaced with me for close to twenty years now, they would tell you that I no longer speak high sounding language.”
He has over 137k followers, You can follow him @PObahiagbon .

Otunba Dino Melaye

A former member of the House of Representative, Exec. Sec anti-corruption activist.

dino-malaye-techcribngDaniel Dino Melaye was born in the Ancient city of Kano, Student Union Leader at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in his varsity days before successfully leading the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). he later became the Secretary General of African Youth Council and then that of the Common Wealth Youth Council, positions of which won him the African youth of the year award among many other citizens of 54 competing Common wealth countries in 2005 after which he was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths.
He bagged Bsc. Geography from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
He well known for impart to eradicate corruption in this our great country Nigeria..
A Democratic evangelist. Private Investigator and a man worth following on twitter with over 109k followers. You can follow him @dino_melaye

Musiliu Obanikoro

Former Senator, Federal Republic of Nigeria Former Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Former Minister of State for Defence, Nigeria
musiliu-techcribngMusiliu Olatunde Obanikoro(popularly known as Koro) is a Nigerian politician. He served as Senator for Lagos State from 2003–2007, and was later appointed High Commissioner to Ghana. He is the Former Minister of State for Defence, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He is a graduate of Texas Southern University where he earned his B.Sc degree in Public Affairs and Master’s Degree in Public Administration(M. P. A).
A man who so many Lagosian regarded as a man of action because of his impart among other senators who urged the African Union chairman, President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2005, to use military force if necessary to restore democracy in Togo.
A man who recently accuse the former governor of Lagos state , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of turning lagos to his Atm machine.
He is also an active twitter user with over 18k followers. You can follow him @MObanikoro.

Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory
Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai-TECHCRIBNG
Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (Born on 16 February 1960) was a former Director General of The Bureau of Public Enterprises, the head privatisation agency in Nigeria and also the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from 16 July 2003 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of All Progressives Congress (APC). His spell with the government began under the transition government of General Abdulsalami Abubakar, where he served as an adviser in the Transition government. He was reportedly in self-exile during the tenure of President Umaru Yar’Adua. he iS also an active twitter user with over 417k followers .. you can follow him @elrufai ,

CONCLUSION

I strongly belief that personal communication via social media brings politicians and parties closer to their potential voters. We has also help to reshaped structures and methods of contemporary political communication by influencing the way politicians interact with citizens and each other.. Thank God today Nigeria is blessed with over two thousand politicians, and as i said earlier The above list could be controversial or aggressive to you, but do note that the selection is based on Individual activeness and fans engagement.
Moreover , there are some politic blogger and columnist like Japheth Omojuwa [@omojuwa] , Reno Omokri[@renoomokri] , Sonala Olumhense
[@SonalaOlumhense] and many more who are trying to reshape the democracy of Nigeria through the use of Social media like twitter.
Any suggestion , Comment and Advice , Feel to let us know by Using our comment box.

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  1. Paola Fuentes

    December 14, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Cool. I’ll follow these politicians then.

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Cheerful new year to you all,  Today being the first day in the year 2019, We bring to you, best tech quotes that shape the year 2018.  Most tech lovers from around the world tag the just concluded year,  2018,  as the year of surprises, From Mark Zuckerberg’s declaration in Congress, attempting to clarify the goals and what Facebook is all about to Brian Acton, asserting how he sold is users’ privacy to a bigger advantage.
According to the report collated by wired.com, Below are the tech quotes that shaped the year 2018.

15 Best Tech Quotes that Dominate the year 2018

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1. “The red line is miles behind us now. It’s no longer in sight.”

—Helen O’Neill, Crispr expert, after the first Crispr’d babies were born. November 29

2. “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”

—Elon Musk, tweeting while driving to the airport. August 7

 

3. “Avoid at ALL COSTS any mention or implication of AI. Weaponized AI is probably one of the most sensitized topics of AI—if not THE most. This is red meat to the media to find all ways to damage Google.”

—Fei Fei Li, an AI pioneer at Google, in an email to colleagues about the company’s controversial work on a Defense Department initiative called Project Maven. Published May 30

 

4. “I live with a beginner’s mind. I didn’t realize two weeks ago I was going to buy Time.”

—Marc Benioff, CEO of  Salesforce and now the owner ofTime. September 17

 

5. “I would rather spend time with the people that are 100 percent aligned with what I want to do and the person that’s most aligned with what I want to do is me.”

—Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, explaining the turmoil at his firm. September 20

 

6. “Nothing is ever real until he sends the tweet.”

—A member of the Trump administration, natch. November 13

 

7. (tie) “Senator, we run ads.”

—Mark Zuckerberg, in congressional testimony, explaining what the company actually does. The phrase quickly became a punchline at Facebook. April 10

8. “Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company.”

—Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, explaining why he can’t explain notifications on a device made by Apple. December 11

 

9. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

—Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, responding to claims by Roseanne Barr that the drug may have inspired a Twitter rantMay 30

 

10. “We are now facing not just a technological crisis but a philosophical crisis.”

—Yuval Noah Harari, surely the most-read author in Silicon Valley, in conversation with Tristan Harris, surely one of the most influential voices of the past year. October 4

 

11. “I sold my users’ privacy to a larger benefit. I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day.”

—Brian Acton, founder of WhatsApp, on his regrets. September 26

 

12. “A sense of open-ended mystery in reality and in life is absolutely core to being a good scientist or a good technologist or, for that matter, a good writer, a good artist, or just a good human being.”

—Jaron Lanier, the creator of VR, and now one of the philosophers of the industry. October 14

 

13. “How long is the wait usually to, um, be seated?”

—Google’s AI-powered Duplex, in a jaw-dropping demonstration of just how far voice-recognition has come. May 8

14. “He was that kind of guy. You know, an asshole. But a really gifted one. Our asshole, I guess.”

—A coworker at Google about Anthony Levandowski, the controversial self-driving car engineer. Published October 22

 

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Tips on how to Influence Workers to Acquire Things Completed Correctly in time Without Using Positional Authority

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Could you achieve benefits devoid of right? The simple remedy is problem is methods to do that. Each of us experience a limited sum of right. And the positional authority that accompany our title enables all of us to have some influence, although far much less than is required to get the work completed. In order to get issues performed in time and with the highest top quality expected thus you may satisfy the needs and anticipations of our clients and the ones with whom we do the job, we need to rely on other folks. Also to conduct that, we need influence — but the right type of influence. Impact is a Control Top quality and a Administration Skill Impact is the ability to obtain our objective (to get do the job done) once we do not experience finished control or enough recognized to accomplish each of our objective. Effect is not tricks. Carried out very well and carried out best suited, effect is usually not: 2. A demonstration of power* A strategy to gain increased control* A way to promote the personal agenda* A way to glance good to others in the organization* A means of self-promotionInfluence is all about mutuality. Although influence is known as a powerful device for having work done, right now there are barriers that may wait in your way of influencing others. These boundaries cause all of us to count on positional specialist to acquire things completed. 10 Limitations You Want to Overcome to Influence Employees as well as your Peers

1 ) Fear – This is the number 1 issue that stops all of us from employing effect to acquire job done. And fear appears in various varieties. It can be the worry of failure, the fear penalized rejected, the worry of showing up foolish, the fear that we all aren’t very good enough. No matter what you fear so much, fear quits us inactive in the tracks. We typically be successful, we have a tendency put in influence because we’ve got persuaded by ouselves just before we even begin which we may not or will certainly not be good. 2. Lack of ability to develop true romantic relationships — Persons help with persons they like. They buy from persons they want. They provide you with support to people they like. To believe otherwise is always to miss a major component of company success. It can be not possible to apply effect about an individual with which you have not really developed a genuine and great relationship. 3. Poor responsiveness — The quicker you respond a lot more responsive you appear. And if response is important to the person you want to effect, you have just realized a great impression upon them, and get often added value by a giving them some thing they were enthusiastic about. 4. Overselling – This may not be just a concern we see found in sales people young and old; costly concern we come across during a business irrespective of could be position. Overselling is aggravating and this also conveys uncertainty in your position. Because a person says yes, and you continue to try to encourage them- what are you undoubtedly communicating? a few. Quitting at No – Nowadays, nobody would like rejection. However “no” is usually the response we get when the time of this inquire is incorrect (i. electronic., “no, not right now”or “no, I need extra information”). Quite often, an doubt is not a rejection. It’s an ask for details and a chance for further more controversy. Don’t let simply no be an instant lost opportunity. 6. Perfectionism — All too often, we consider that except if a project, proposition, make certain is appropriately framed, it cannot progress. This is normally dead wrong. Perfection transmits an unintended communication of you getting indecisiveness and the more serious case it can set up immobilization. Even though you might believe you are going after perfection, each other wonders can be taking you so longer. 7. Over-Expressing Personal Beliefs — Several operators and officers just can’t appear to keep their very own opinions to themselves. Have you heard a director criticize the peers, their particular tenants, the subcontractors with statements such as “they merely don’t get it”. One more hazard is to communicate personal personal or perhaps cultural attitudes such as “the democrats type of health-related is undoubtedly socialized medicine” or “teachers are actually payed too much and they underperform”. Expressing personal beliefs has a way of tearing with an organization and irritating other folks. (By the way in which, these two cases are articles only and do not reflect either of our beliefs. )8. Deficiency of Concentration — It is difficult to acquire work done or to get much value if you go via one job to an additional; 1 thought to a new; one strategy to another and finish little or nothing. Quite often people will certainly just offer up, stop listening or no longer support your time and effort.

9. Low of the Impression Control (Executive Presence) — This is not just close to seeking the part. It is about becoming the portion. It’s actually about taking care of your photograph thoughtfully and not synthetically. Deal with it or not really, unsuitably shown, exhausted, overweight, out of condition, sloppy people present a poor and unconvincing graphic. 10. Not enough Gratitude — People just like recognition; that they like to find out they are valued; they decide to be noticed in a great method. Ignore this kind of in your danger. Remember, in case you are unwilling or think it has the unnecessary to identify and express appreciation for others, your probability of influencing them is One of the Top 10 Barriers Presenting You Back From Influencing Others? We now have often located that a single or even more of the in this article behavioral personality is present in individuals who all imagine (or who all others believe) are less successful then they possibly need to end up being or perhaps can easily be. These types of behaviors would be the intangibles that inhibit very good performance. We expect these intangibles are and so crucial that you find and go to to (if you observe these in the unique believed techniques or perhaps behaviors) that should you refuse to house these people, you are going to come up short of exerting the influence essential to get work on time the proper way and finding the perfect tools on this www.theboilerwerks.com page.

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