This week started on a high note for many Nigerians following the Super Eagles's defeat over their Argentinian counterparts in an international friendly match.
FT: Argentina 2-4 Nigeria.
We turned around a 2 goal deficit to beat Argentina.
The Krasnodar fans are giving our team a loud applause and standing ovation for an incredible performance#SoarSuperEagles.
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 14, 2017
Watch the clip below if you missed it.
— Bobola Onigold™ CSI (@Onigold) November 14, 2017
Friendly match or not, the victory was widely celebrated by Nigerians and some of them took to social media to express their joy.
Congratulations to our soaring Super Eagles, and to all Nigerians, on tonight's victory against Argentina.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) November 14, 2017
— www.KRAKS.co (@KraksTV) November 14, 2017
It’s true that Lionel Messi wasn’t included in the Argentine squad that lost to the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
It’s also true that Victor Moses wasn’t in the Nigerian squad that won against the La Albiceleste of Argentina.
— Angels in Heaven 🧚♀️🧚♂️ (@badgalmaddie_) November 14, 2017
Argentina going into the game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria
— Angels in Heaven 🧚♀️🧚♂️ (@badgalmaddie_) November 14, 2017
How do you prepare for the World Cup in Russia?
Atiku: Buys winter jacket
Super Eagles: Beat Argentina
Russia, we are coming!!! pic.twitter.com/PoU4fGzYOq
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 14, 2017
Some shades were thrown too
Nigeria 4:2 Argentina
This is what happen when you appoint people base on competence and not ethnic or religious sentiment.
Be like the Super Eagles, shun tribalism and nepotism.
This message is not meant for Buhari because it is written in English
— Oke Umurhohwo (@OkeStalyf) November 15, 2017
These made us laugh
Ghana FA asking Nigeria for a friendly match
Nigerian FA : pic.twitter.com/hfPbac0rOQ
— Jiggy 🕺 (@__Shola) November 15, 2017
While we celebrate one thing going right for Nigeria, here are other interesting topics on social media this week
Leading by example
This week, Lamborghini donated a one of a kind car to Pope Francis who plans to auction it and donate the proceeds to charity.
— Lamborghini (@Lamborghini) November 15, 2017
Many commended the Pope
— לְקַווֹת (@ghekerz) November 15, 2017
— ꫀᠻꫀ (@Keveen) November 15, 2017
I may not be a Catholic, but I commend @Pontifex Pope Francis, for donating the $200k Euro Lamborghini he was blessed with to charity. Can other spiritual leaders take a cue from this?
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) November 15, 2017
Some threw shots at Nigerian pastors
Oyedepo and Adeboye go dey look Pope Francis like who dey crase.
— Chef (@esibobbie) November 15, 2017
The timing of this Pope Francis' $237,000 Lamborghini donation to charity will just be making 'em Nigerian Pastors feel somehow with all this tithing or no tithing stories 😔 pic.twitter.com/bjXSnT15xQ
— Chauvinist (@c_kpani) November 15, 2017
What do you think of the Pope's gesture?
Tributes to Chinua Achebe
Yesterday, Nigerians and indeed the entire world celebrated the 87th posthumous birthday of Chinua Achebe usually described as Africa's greatest storyteller.
TODAY IN HISTORY: Albert Chinualumogu Achebe popularly known as Chinua Achebe, novelist, poet, professor, was born in Ogidi In 1930. pic.twitter.com/lH8hrVcO94
— Socialight Group (@socialightng) November 16, 2017
Happy Birthday to one of the world's greatest writers, Prof. Chinua Achebe, (b. 1930; d. 2013).
Author of the revered 'Things Fall Apart', he was also the founding editor of African Writers Series that housed Africa's foremost literature read by all schools in Africa and beyond. pic.twitter.com/6c5DSgedCc
— Facts About Africa (@OnlyAfricaFacts) November 16, 2017
Today marks the 87th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important modern writers, not only in Africa but across the globe, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. pic.twitter.com/Rqj4KDxQff
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) November 16, 2017
‘If you don't like someone's story, write your own.’
Chinua Achebe, born #onthisday in 1930.
— Penguin Books UK (@PenguinUKBooks) November 16, 2017
He was honoured by Google Doodle
Today we celebrate Chinua Achebe's 87th birthday. Considered by many to be the father of modern African literature, Achebe has touched many lives with his words. #GoogleDoodle pic.twitter.com/MQv1QoHIAX
— Google in Africa (@googleafrica) November 16, 2017
Google Doodle honors Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart' https://t.co/PkCyk97q6u
— TIME (@TIME) November 16, 2017
Loving that Google is paying homage to Chinua Achebe.⭐🎉 The Nigerian author would have been 87 today. pic.twitter.com/HfthPGnx9I
— Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) November 16, 2017
"Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter" Chinua Achebe.
The great Nigerian author, novelist and literary master whose birthday is celebrated by today's Google doodle.
What is your favorite quote from any of his novels? pic.twitter.com/phI6EDZUwd
— CNN Africa (@CNNAfrica) November 16, 2017
What's your favourite Chinua Achebe quote?
'If you do not like someone's story, write your own' -Chinua Achebe
— 👑 Wayne (@IchieWayne) November 16, 2017
"If I hold her hand, she says Don't touch!
If I hold her foot she says don't touch!
But when I hold her waist-beads
she pretends not to know" 🎵🎵
Chinua Achebe Day
— Princewill Chuka (@PrincewiIIChuka) November 16, 2017
Chinua Achebe remains one of the world's best modern writers and his legacy lives on.
Since last week, there has been a debate on "tithing" on social media led by Nigerian On Air Personality (OAP), Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze. Using the #FreeTheSheeple hashtag, the OAP calls out Nigerian pastors using their congregations' tithes to enrich themselves.
Pay tithe to the needy; not the greedy! ~FRZ#FreeTheSheeple
— Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) November 12, 2017
1. Abraham was NOT a Christian! Abraham was the fore father of Islam, Judaism and Christianity so claiming he was a christian because he gave tithe once in his lifetime to Melchizedek is a false premise.
— Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) November 11, 2017
Stop the lies you are not cursed if you don't tithe pic.twitter.com/LvEAqDxsC0
— Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) November 7, 2017
Give to the needy, stop tithing to the greedy!
While one Port Harcourt pastor got a private jet and Rolls Royce on his 55th birthday, our Pope was selling a Lamborghini gifted to him, to raise money for charity!
— Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) November 15, 2017
Some Nigerians agree with him
God is not who your pastor says he is. He is who you personally discover him to be to you. You have the same access to God as any pastor.
We should stop relying on other people's knowledge of God. Spiritual middlemen cannot know God on your behalf. #FreeTheSheeple
— TROUBLEMAKERPHD (@troublemakerphd) November 10, 2017
— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 10, 2017
Any day anytime I support daddy freeze on tithing, finally someone is standing up for the masses #freethesheeple
— Small Smoke ⚪ (@saharMufc) November 12, 2017
While some strongly disagree
Tithes, offerings and donations are monies used in running the church. No church will survive without money...Most churches are philanthropists.....Where you work is where you chop.. It's not bad if pastors chop from tithes
— ngaobidi chinedu (@sncondbeat) November 12, 2017
I am challenging him now! If Daddy Freeze thinks he is enlightened in the scriptures let him accept my challenge to a public debate on the issue of TITHE and Tithing in the New Testament. Pastors are not the foundation of my FAITH the Bible is. I double dare this spoilt brat!!!!
— Legalpreneur (@smithswear) November 11, 2017
He got replies from Nigerian pastors
— Abel Adoiza (@AbelAdive) November 9, 2017
All the time Christians are being murdered and churches being bombed on nigeria, none of these pastors rise to speak out in defense of Christians. Daddy Freeze talked about tithe, all of them are spitting fire and brimstone! Na waoh!
— Nwa afọ (@Uchez2) November 12, 2017
Why are the pastors/preachers insisting heavily that people should continue to pay tithe and not mind Daddy Freeze?
Shebi is me that God will not bless na, according to your teaching?
Or is it you that hunger will kill?
— U. F. O. (@FrankZephyr1) November 13, 2017
Daddy Freeze is testing the waters. He will soon start his own church. His will be open to offerings and freewill donation but no tithe. That is his own format. Smart guy. #FreeTheSheeple pic.twitter.com/yuwVrIgpdD
— @SerializedName(“TK”) (@kcnaija) November 11, 2017
Who do you think tithes should be paid to? Read this thread.