Social Media Roundup: WhatsApp down!

November 3, 2017
3 min read

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...

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.

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!

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

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.

Others shared their experience

In Paylater's defence

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

I'm always open to new experiences.
I'm always open to new experiences.
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