Social Media Roundup: Death to SARS

by | Dec 8, 2017

For a while now, there has been stories here and there about the gross misconduct and cruelty carried out by the Nigeria Police’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) against Nigerian youth. This week, the campaign took shape with the #EndSARS hashtag trending on social media. Here are a few gruesome stories and videos:

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https://twitter.com/OvisTebrown_/status/937191290776715264

https://twitter.com/TrendsOfNigeria/status/937326345083908097

https://twitter.com/Kush_Oracle/status/937433313832206346

https://twitter.com/d_problemsolver/status/937723499187179520

https://twitter.com/femifactor/status/937723674114670592

https://twitter.com/owambeactivist/status/937778934552387584

For more gory stories, read this thread and this.

End SARS!

https://twitter.com/iam_nappy365/status/938287879037612033

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/937051100137615360

https://twitter.com/DreyPR/status/936985985245736961

https://twitter.com/KingAbsolute_/status/938289327787962368

https://twitter.com/josh_cr7/status/937096153312694273

Celebrities joined the movement too

#EndYomiShogunle

To make things worse, amidst the frenzy, Yomi Shogunle, Nigerian Police communications lead posted this insensitive tweet:

Nigerians reacted:

https://twitter.com/iredumare/status/937249083395395584

https://twitter.com/PRODEEGY/status/937240032951316480

https://twitter.com/PRODEEGY/status/936489293752782848

Yes, it is this serious

https://twitter.com/Mayoral_OP/status/938284521933373441

https://twitter.com/Naijadailyfeed/status/936678428354449409

And as expected

https://twitter.com/GreatGracious/status/937254579103784960

Damage control by the NPF

Following the virality of the campaign on social media, SARS officials are reportedly stopping random youth and searching their phones for participation in some areas in Lagos. Find out more using #EndSARS. Moving on, here are other interesting stories on social media this week.

Are you happy? If not, there’s a commissioner for that

On Tuesday this week, Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State, swore in Mrs. Ogechi Ololo, his sister as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couple’s Fulfillment to address bitterness in the state.

According to the governor, it is actually the “Ministry for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment” so the misinformation was due to a typographical error. Nigerians reacted on social media:

https://twitter.com/UrbanCulture06/status/937933927796396033

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/938152882687430656

https://twitter.com/ebuka_akara/status/938418955403907072

https://twitter.com/GreatGracious/status/937989024001687552

https://twitter.com/KobokoGCFR/status/937990290283089921

Don’t distract us from #EndSARS

https://twitter.com/uthman_waxcav/status/938000197069737984

The rise of parody accounts

https://twitter.com/RochasSister/status/938167910719283200

And then these…

https://twitter.com/Tunnyking/status/938018099558830081

The most plausable reason behind Gov. Rochas’ recent behaviour

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/938330231718531072

If you’re from Imo State, I’m sorry you have to deal with this.

Kiss Daniel VS G-Worldwide

This week, popular Nigerian musician, Kiss Daniel was sued to court by G-Worldwide Entertainment Limited, his former record label over breech of management contract. Read the full gist below:

This is coming less than a month after Kiss Daniel left G-Worldwide to start his own record label; Flyboy Inc. His lawyers responded to the law suit:

https://twitter.com/iamkissdaniel/status/938122684734504960

G-Worldwide replied them with this:

https://twitter.com/iunlocklyrics/status/938353738112258048

Here are a few reactions on social media

Poor Kiss Daniel

https://twitter.com/Okwuchiii/status/938040771579727872

https://twitter.com/TytbonesCEO/status/938034024680960000

Fly high Flyboy

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/938105911100526592

Let the blame game begin!

https://twitter.com/UrbanCulture06/status/938049798002937857

https://twitter.com/younggatsbyy/status/938304829071425536

https://twitter.com/IsyNene/status/938095407393132545

Still cannot be distracted from #EndSARS

https://twitter.com/_Tweeteractive/status/938078936176758784

https://twitter.com/MrBouncer/status/938060553330847746

This could hurt his career

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/938051251291480064

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/938050110784720896

New name suggestions for Kiss Daniel

https://twitter.com/Shawnife_/status/938113355608358912

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/938053397508390912

https://twitter.com/Tunnyking/status/938064466712940544

A lesson for up and coming artistes

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/938047329478873091

While we wait for the outcome of the lawsuit, which new stage name do you think Kiss Daniel should choose?

This year’s edition of the annual Fuel Scarcity

If you live in any major city in Nigeria, then you must have experienced the tell-tale signs of fuel scarcity; long queues at filling stations, traffic jam, transport fare hike, to name a few. Many Nigerians have taken to social media to express their frustration.

https://twitter.com/TheNnanna/status/938680472225316864

https://twitter.com/Zitu_Diary/status/938475562171060224

https://twitter.com/Tshyka/status/937968567202603008

More reactions

#EndSARS continues regardless

Winter is here

https://twitter.com/damorela00/status/938830001146859520

https://twitter.com/robbroyal/status/938820477212033024

Shame on the present administration

https://twitter.com/femiTRIP/status/938493151722995712

Someone took their time to explain the cause of the fuel scarcity, read the thread here.

Featured image credit: AMISOM Public Information Flickr via Compfight cc

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