Over the weekend, a photo of a Guinean passport with a photograph of Tinubu as the purported holder surfaced on social media.

Reacting to the allegation during his live appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday, April 16, 2023, Fashola said he doesn’t know if Tinubu holds passports of two countries.

“I know he carries a Nigerian passport; I don’t know about dual citizenship,”

“I know he resided abroad when he went on exile. I don’t know if they gave him American citizenship there. What does that have to do with the results of the election? The last time I checked, I think Nigeria’s constitution allows you to have dual citizenship?” the minister said.

Reacting to other controversies surrounding Tinubu’s age, personality, nationality, educational background, name and past life in the United State, Fashola said the issues do not matter because Nigerians decided to vote for him despite the many allegations leveled against him.

“I think that makes it more interesting and I think the issues have been ventilated sufficiently. You know what, the Nigerian people have decided, don’t issues don’t matter. The only thing I can say to you is that every time it got more difficult, I used to tell people, this was his path to success. There is no easy way, there is no easy day for him. The more difficult it gets, then you can be sure it’s Asiwaju’s”.

However, Fashola expressed doubt about the provision of Nigerian constitution on whether a president candidate with dual citizenship is qualified to contest.

The former governor of Lagos, who is also a lawyer by training said he would revisit the constitution for the specifics of its provision on the matter.

“I’ll go and check. It’s ‘place of birth’ o… if you were born to Nigerian parents. I’ll check that, but I doubt that the Nigerian constitution makes you disentitled if you have dual citizenship because the constitution allows you to have dual citizenship,” he said.

According to Section 137(1)(a) of the Constitution, a person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if –“subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, he has made a declaration of allegiance to such other country”.

Section 28(1) of the constitution states that “a person shall forfeit forthwith his Nigerian citizenship if, not being a citizen of Nigeria by birth, he acquires or retains the citizenship or nationality of a country, other than Nigeria, of which he is not a citizen by birth”.

2022 has been quite an eventful year in the entertainment industry and we could not agree more.

Over the past 12 months, the industry has witnessed a series of drama, clashes, and conflicts amongst Nigerian celebrities.

Although, there was one Nigerian celebrity who courted controversies all year, and it is no other than Nkechi Blessing. But, as the years comes to an end, we would be revisiting some of the hottest scandals which kept the media space bustling and fans entertained in 2022.

Yul Edochie’s Second Marriage To Colleague, Judy Austin

In April, the last child of seasoned veteran actor Pete Edochie, Yul Edochie, broke the internet, causing an uproar after he announced his second marriage to his colleague turned baby mama, Judy Austin.

Yul Edochie, who is married to May Edochie with 4 lovely kids (3 boys and a girl) confirmed on social media that Judy Austin bore him a child which spore him into making her his second wife.

The news sparked an outrage amongst fans, who lashed and dragged the actor for taking in another woman despite having been married and blessed with four kids.

Singer, Stephanie Otobo’s nude photo of Apostle Suleman

In May, Canadian-based singer, Stephanie Otobo  again drew reactions from various social mediums after sharing disturbing s3xual images she allegedly took with prominent, Apostle Suleman in one of their encounters.

The singer who has always spoken of her alleged amorous affair with the cleric, challenged the Apostle to defend himself after she uploaded an alleged private photo of him on her social media pages.

She went further in the post (now-deleted) to call the attention of Nigerians to look closely at the fingernail of the cleric and the one sighted in the photo she had uploaded.

Otobo’s tweet reads: “Oracle of God, van you deny deny this? Your finger nail and the scar on your left thigh? Can you sent them too.? Apostle Johnson suleman, i hail o, Go through the thread, and listen to the video if you have any question. Your answers are right there.”

The images left Nigerians reeling in reactions, as they condemned the actions of the singer towards the apostle.

Harrysong clash with Soso Soberekon

In October, Nigerian singer, Harrysong got arrested by the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State after tagging music executive, Soberekon as his enemy who attempted to assassinate him.

In reaction to the accusations, Soberekon, through his lawyers, sent a defamation notice to Harrysong, wherein he demanded for a retraction of the statement, an apology and N500,000,000 in compensation.

The singer, following the pressure from colleagues, apologize to the music executive for making such accusations against his personality (Soberekon) and was released immediately.

Oxlade’s Leaked Video

Popular Nigerian singer, Olaitan Abdulrahman, professionally known as Oxlade in February sparked outrage after his s3xtape leaked online.

The s3xtape which went viral on the microblogging platform, Twitter, was leaked through snapchat.

It was reported that Oxlade recorded a streak of his own uncensored video and a friend published it online.

The video was met with a lot of backlash and condemnation, with conversations about moral decadance making headway.

Actress, Nkechi Blessing Dirty Fight With Ex lover

Known to be very controversial, for the 33-year-old actress, Nkechi Blessing, controversies is what she feeds from hence her continuous need to set social media agog and this is true following her dirty fight with her now ex-husband Opeyemi Falega earlier this year.

Also, her decision to gift guests who graced the first anniversary of her mother’s death in September with dildos which led to a lot of tongue wagging and lastly her public declaration of love for the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

Despite the basklashes, the actress, who is unperturbed, continues to live freely doing whatever she wants and feels like.

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