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Yemi Osinbajo twitter handle has been hacked

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The official Twitter account of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been hacked, with his profile and header image removed by the hackers.

The official Twitter page of Yemi Osinbajo appeared to have disappeared with its over two million followers on Friday.

There are unconfirmed reports that the handle was hacked on Friday.

When a correspondent of Punch Nigeria called Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, his line was busy and a text message sent to him as of the time of filing this report has yet to elicit a response.

Mr Osinbajo has used his “@ProfOsinbajo” screename on the micro-blogging platform to publicise his activities since he was named as the running mate to then-candidate Muhammadu Buhari in late 2014.

He carried on with the handle following his successful campaign with Mr Buhari in the March 2015 presidential election — using it to propagate his administration policies and critical milestones in his marriage to Dolapo.

The account has amassed at least 2.1 million followers as of earlier this week, which made its disappearance easily noticeable amongst a multitude of other newsmakers on Twitter.

Mr Osinbajo last tweeted himself on July 28, when he condoled with the families of slain journalist Precious Owolabi following a visit to his family.

It was not immediately clear when the account stopped loading, but there were indications it was around midnight on Friday.

The earliest observation about the account’s disappearance appeared to have come at 9:28 a.m. on Friday.

Whether Twitter suspended or deleted the account or Mr Osinbajo took it offline by himself remained unclear as of Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for Mr Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, did not return requests seeking clarification from PREMIUM TIMES.

Twitter also did not return an e-mail seeking comments about the vice-president’s handle.

In the meantime, its disappearance has been gradually filtering through the Nigerian social media space, amidst speculations over what may the cause.

About Ayeni Tolulope

Ayeni Tolulope is a fine-grained Journalist, Writer, Digital Media Strategist. He has been a member of the Fourth Estate for three years. He worked with LailasNews for over a year.