Social Media Roundup: Keeping up with the Nigerian government

October 27, 2017
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On this week's episode of drama in the Nigerian government; the drama surrounding Abdulrasheed Maina's reinstatement, where is Maina?, Presidency blames the past administration and finally fires Maina, Aisha Buhari's police issued cars and more.

Who reinstated Maina?

This week, Abdulrasheed Maina-- ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms & wanted by EFCC for fraud--was reinstated into the civil service. So far, the current and past administration are throwing blames around and speculations have circulated social media since the news broke.


Where is Maina?

Presidency sacks Maina

Following outcry by Nigerians especially on social media, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate sack of Maina and demanded a probe of his recall.

Aisha Buhari's car scandal

This week also, Senator Isa Misau accused Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of illegally buying two jeeps for the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari. The first lady and the IGP have since made public statements debunking the Senator's allegations. Nigerians weighed in on social media:

The Senator has allegedly denied making any allegations against the first lady.


While we are trying to keep up with the Nigerian government's plenty drama, here are other interesting topics on social media this week.


This year's edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards held on October 23 in London. The award ceremony has several highlights; Christaino Ronaldo won the men's award for the fourth time in five years, Idris Elba's world-best selfie and more.

Football fans in Nigerians joined in using the hashtag #TheBest.

Idris Elba: The host with the most

The host of the ceremony, Idris Elba thrilled attendees with his charm.

His famous selfie with the world best 11 footballers trended on social media even after the award ceremony.

Who will break it to these Nigerians that believe Idris is Nigerian?

Ronaldo vs Messi

NYSC's frustrating website

This week, prospective corp members took to social media to express the frustrations during the NYSC online registration.

There were a few funny tweets too

After the many issues of the NYSC website, prospective corp members have been able to complete their registrations.

Best we've ever had?

This week, popular and often underrated Nigerian musician, Brymo shared his strong opinion on his postion in the Nigerian music industry. Check out the tweet below.

In summary, Brymo's statement attracted the following reactions on social media:

Brymo is truly the best

Brymo is a unique musician, amazing even, but the best? Really?

Proud much?

Pride or self-awareness?

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