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Social Media Roundup: WhatsApp down!

November 03, 2017 · 7 min read
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Today, WhatsApp stopped working in several countries around the world for about an hour. Users of the instant messaging app could neither send nor receive messages. For some, it felt like a mini-natural disaster and they took to social media to react.

Meanwhile, in Nigeria…

https://twitter.com/EkojoeMarvin/status/926372588556865536

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/926402858404143104

https://twitter.com/its_kingsauce/status/926384243437199360

https://twitter.com/ThatoR_/status/926398387632648192

Here are some more interesting topics on social media this week.

A true son of the soil

Anthony Joshua — British-Nigerian professional boxer — trended on social media this week following his victory over Calos Takam, retaining his heavyweight crown. Nigerians took to social media to praise/famz Anthony.

https://twitter.com/Official_Ismo/status/924706099382640640

The Nigerian government was represented at the boxing match

 Slow your rolls Nigerians, Anthony Joshua is British

Shading people that grew up in Ogun State

Check out what British footballer, Joey Barton had to say about Anthony Joshua’s entrance song here, and how Nigerians reacted here.

A New episode of drama in the Nigerian government

This week, President Buhari sacked Babachir Lawal and Ayodele Oke over corruption allegations. Babachir was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation while Ayodele Oke was director general of Nigeria’s National Intelligence Agency. Here are a few reactions on social media:

We are not impressed

Prosecute them!

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/925012919640870912

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/925022043313188864

Plot twist: Babachir Lawal’s replacement is his cousin

Nigeria’s reality

See you next week for another episode of Drama in the Nigerian Government.

The Handler is back!

This week, Olufemi Adeyemi popularly known as F.Shaw — Nigerian rapper and former handler of EFCC’s Twitter account — announced his comeback as The Handler, but this time with Union Bank.

Nigerians reacted.

So much love for The Handler

https://twitter.com/adindunnamdi/status/925659075072978944

He went straight to work

Union bank even got some new customers

Union Bank is about to be lit on social media!

Aniedi VS Paylater

A few days ago, Aniedi Udo-Ubong, Product Manager at Google expressed his displeasure at Paylater — an online lending platform — on Twitter. Apparently, Aniedi requested for a  ₦500,000 loan and got ₦20,000 instead after providing tons of personal information.

https://twitter.com/aniediudo/status/925588242858115073

Others shared their experience

https://twitter.com/kvng_zeez/status/925592992844566528

In Paylater’s defence

https://twitter.com/heylagos/status/925665176287895553

For more gist, read this thread and this too. Have you ever borrowed money using Paylater? Kindly share your experience in the comments section.

Titilola Oludimu

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