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Social media roundup: Super Eagles set to slay at World Cup 2018

February 09, 2018 · 8 min read
Alex Iwobi wearing the new Super Eagles' jersey

On Wednesday this week, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) unveiled the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup kits designed by Nike — the official kits sponsor of Nigeria’s national teams.

Watch the first reactions of some of the players below.

https://twitter.com/9jafootballers/status/961299168378662912

At the unveiling ceremony in London, Arsernal forward Alex Nwobi, Nigerian superstar, Wizkid and Super Falcon player Sophia Omidiji, modelled the new kits.

Nigerians had mixed reactions to the new jersey on social media, read on to find out.

Some people love it

https://twitter.com/SirWoley/status/961275863215083526

https://twitter.com/mr_adedeji/status/961293301965049856

https://twitter.com/famenaija/status/961304353104592896

While some think it’s trash

https://twitter.com/Bigmoyewa/status/961588432660238336

Ah, memories!

Apparently, the new kits bear some similarities with the Super Eagles’ USA ’94 kits.

It brought back good memories for some Nigerians.

Because Nigerians…

https://twitter.com/Rx_Khaleel/status/961537653643595776

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/_ehsosa/status/961599527844306944

https://twitter.com/OsaGz/status/961507184323461122

The Mirror UK ranked the Nigerian jersey number one of 19 countries that have showcased their World Cup kits so far. Moving on, here are other interesting topics on social media this week. 

Dana Air’s door incident

This week, in an event that could have caused tragedy in the Nigerian aviation industry, the door of a Dana Air aircraft fell off upon landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Several of the passengers onboard the flight posted their experience on social media; below are a few of them.

Nigerians reacted on social media

Shocked and relieved

Class action lawsuit?

https://twitter.com/DapoSanwo/status/961155674230132737

https://twitter.com/stevead64/status/961214682358079488

https://twitter.com/Emeka_talks/status/961191952359346177

A reflection of a bigger problem

https://twitter.com/LazyWrita/status/961242091115466752

In the wake of all the drama and accusations, Dana Air released a statement claiming that the incident “could never have happened without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it (exit door)” among other things. Read it here.

Arewa Twitter vs Nigerian Twitter

If you are a regular Twitter user, then you probably already know that Arewa Twitter refers to a cultural identity on Twitter focused on issues of interest to the Northern region of Nigeria. If you didn’t know, well, you do now.

Anyway, this week, some controversial tweets surfaced from Arewa Twitter and the rest of Nigerian Twitter seemed appalled by the content of these series of tweets.

First, it was the riot at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) following the school’s Students Union Government (SUG) elections. Some reports claimed that the riot was a result of a Christian winning the elections. While others blamed a student’s blasphemous statement about Prophet Mohammed on WhatsApp for the clash.

Of all the tweets about the riot, this one stood out:

https://twitter.com/Ibraheem_Pkm/status/960285995294969857

Read this thread for more gist on the above tweet.

Then came another totally unrelated tweet condemning public displays of affection (PDA) in pre-wedding shoots:

And this:

And these:

The rest of Nigerian Twitter reacted

https://twitter.com/UNCLE_AJALA/status/960807458926145536

https://twitter.com/OnimoleOfLagos/status/960626919774523393

https://twitter.com/manmustwack/status/961231566742675456

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/_Brayz/status/960624255221272578

As a result of the riot in MAUTECH, one student as been reported dead and the school has been closed down indefinitely.

Snapchat’s new update

This week, Snapchat released a new update and its users absolutely hate it. The app’s users took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the app’s new features. Below are a few reactions.

https://twitter.com/FreddyAmazin/status/961107398466457601

Read this hilarious thread of a Snapchat user’s feelings towards the new update.

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