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.
At the unveiling ceremony in London, Arsernal forward Alex Nwobi, Nigerian superstar, Wizkid and Super Falcon player Sophia Omidiji, modelled the new kits.
— GIDI (@Gidi_Traffic) February 8, 2018
Nigerians had mixed reactions to the new jersey on social media, read on to find out.
Some people love it
This new Super eagles kit is so lit 😍😍
— 🦉🧘♂️Tinuoye🤴 (@TinuoyeMD) February 8, 2018
Wizkid and Alex Iwobi posing while wearing the new Super Eagles kits. The kits are lit. pic.twitter.com/Azcg359Te9
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) February 7, 2018
While some think it’s trash
Please that Jersey is ugly.. I don't know the eyes y'all looking at it with.
— Curry’s spirit wife. (@spicey_xx) February 8, 2018
This new Super Eagles jersey y'all gushing about, I don't see the reason why y'all gushing but all of you should prosper.
That set someone designed and shared here on Twitter last year is FAR BETTER than what we have.
— Ikenna Ronald Nzimora (@ronaldnzimora) February 8, 2018
I can't hold it anymore 😭😭 the new super Eagles jersey is ugly AF! that white one. I prefer the dark green one, yeah I said it!
— Lidocaine🔆 (@trending_medic) February 8, 2018
Apparently, the new kits bear some similarities with the Super Eagles’ USA ’94 kits.
With the 2018 Super Eagles Kit channeling the Golden Era jersey, what do you think of the design & how far do you think the Super Eagles will go in 2018 FIFA World Cup™? pic.twitter.com/g9vfOu2Jd9
— Coca-Cola Nigeria (@CocaCola_NG) February 7, 2018
It brought back good memories for some Nigerians.
Love that the new Naija Jersey is reminiscent of that classic USA ‘94 kit. I hope the quality of football will be same. 👀
— Bop Daddy (@falzthebahdguy) February 8, 2018
It seems like @Nike did not bother to reinvent the wheel in the new jersey. They simply went into their archives and pulled out stuff from 1994.
— Chief Ofu Ji (@blossomozurumba) February 8, 2018
The New super eagles jersey takes me back to 1994 man
— OSI. (@Osi_Suave) February 7, 2018
Nike said the Super Eagles 🦅 Jersey wouldn’t be available till June.
Watch twitter vendors put it for sale around or before March.
Remember this tweet. 🤣
— Alhaji Drunkard (@The_Nifemi) February 7, 2018
From the Super Eagles' kit unveiling, 3 players are guaranteed to be in Russia.
— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) February 7, 2018
Someone said that the Super Eagles's track suit is so lovely that them boys will always love to be on bench 😂
— Jolaade (@Jolaade_philips) February 7, 2018
Surprisingly the new Super Eagles jersey reminds everyone of USA 94, even the ones that were born in 1996.
— Nigel_The_Comforter (@9gel009) February 7, 2018
In other news.
The Nigeria Jersey is fire but there's nothing cultural or Nostalgic about the Jersey launch with couple of Nigerians in Diaspora speaking in diluted accents about how much that Jersey means to us.
Was it a fashion statement?
— BOUNCE (@bouncenetworks) February 8, 2018
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.
— Traffic Updates + Useful Info (@trafficbutter) February 7, 2018
Flew Dana. Exit door was unstable throughout the flight. As we touched down it fell off. Scary stuff. pic.twitter.com/eDtTlNi2TZ
— Dr Ola Brown (@NaijaFlyingDr) February 7, 2018
Nigerians reacted on social media
Shocked and relieved
The people in that Dana flight should be thanking God that door didn't fly off at 30,000ft.
— Ikenna Ronald Nzimora (@ronaldnzimora) February 7, 2018
The door of a Dana flight came off??????? Thank God they had landed. Ah
— Mazi (@chukkietweets) February 7, 2018
Class action lawsuit?
Every single person on that Dana flight should sue.
— The (@DamiElebe) February 7, 2018
A reflection of a bigger problem
This Dana Air exit door that came off soon after landing is just another plane crash that has been miraculously averted.
In another country, there would be an inquest. Possibly suspension of Dana’s license.
— Karo (@Karovoni) February 7, 2018
The other day it was Aero Contractor's use of Ladder to disembark passengers, today it's Dana Air loosed door😔
Nigeria airlines obviously don't value LIVES. pic.twitter.com/VcpsLkwCFa
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) February 7, 2018
Dana Air again. When I swore I would never use them after they took our people away from us you guys thought I was joking.
The airline is a death trap. They don't value our lives one bit.
— ✨datahre.eth✨ (@MrDatare) February 7, 2018
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:
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:
How can you do this?
Very unfortunate. Allah sa mu fi karfin zukatan mu pic.twitter.com/t8BDZiYPID
— Muhammad (@shujaa____) February 4, 2018
Covering up issa goal. Masha Allah. 😊😂 pic.twitter.com/YASqnrC0CE
— Boss Mustapha (@__yellows) February 5, 2018
So I strayed into Hausa Twitter. I'm shook. pic.twitter.com/htOpEdSdqM
— damilohun.eth🦋🥀 (@DamilohunA) February 6, 2018
The rest of Nigerian Twitter reacted
According to your MCMs on Arewa Twitter, taking Pre Wedding photos are wrong and evil but fucking 10 year old girls is right.
You can't make this shit up.
— The Agendist (@oddy4real) February 7, 2018
Some people in Arewa twitter think that females doing what they want with their bodies is a bad thing so they have to save these females by marrying them off at a young age so that instead of doing what she wants, a man can “save” her by doing what he wants with her body instead.
— Ndi Kato (@YarKafanchan) February 7, 2018
but this is really scary if the people on Arewa twitter are from the higher class (educated,rich) and they actually have this kind of mentality.. i wonder how the lower class ( illiterates, ignorant, poor) among them think and then there's actually a lot more of the latter .
— Dayo (@D1juny) February 7, 2018
The Past 3 Days in Arewa Twitter:
– Posting pictures of you and your spouse all lovey dovey is Haram
– Child Marriage? What's that??
– If she's Nine, then it's Fine (GUAARRRD!)
– Can't have Christians winning elections in Northern Universities, we'll KILL EM ALL!
— ً (@mhagayr) February 7, 2018
Lets b sincere, Arewa twitter is known for minding her business. When people on d other side intrude into our affairs even going further to disrespecting our religion and values is a major trigger to immediate retaliation. We won’t condone that anymore. Respect me I respect you.
— Mukhtar (@muky_zanna) February 7, 2018
You'll not see anything more hypocritical today than southern twitter hiding behind Arewa twitter calling out of indecency in pre wedding pictures to condemn child marriage while overlooking the atrocities of baby factories in their region.
— Sarki. (@Waspapping_) February 6, 2018
Me to Arewa Twitter this morning: pic.twitter.com/sUiLrfZIBu
— ً (@mhagayr) February 7, 2018
A set of narrow minded people tweet insane things and now there's arewa twitter, please call them out as individuals and stop dragging the whole region into this mess. All this division and yet we're the next generation to unify Nigeria and make it better.
— MJ-Garba (@olaeedo) February 7, 2018
The TL is a mess.
Everyone is angry.
What’s this fight between Arewa twitter and the rest of the human race?
Thought 2018 was supposed to be a year of love, peace and harmony?😂😂
— Witcher (@FeintsTwists) February 7, 2018
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.
*new Snapchat update*
Snapchat: “YAHH SOMETHING NEW!”
the world: pic.twitter.com/wQWLelfDLd
— Gabe Erwin (@gabe) February 7, 2018
Gotta throw the whole Snapchat app away 😂
— Trevon (@_iTrevii) February 7, 2018
Snapchat is doing too much pic.twitter.com/FvYr4LENqf
— #CARMEN 💜💔 (@LadyLeshurr) February 7, 2018
Snapchat’s update is so fucking ugly. Who designed this? I just wanna talk.
— lex (@ItsAlexisSimone) February 7, 2018
Read this hilarious thread of a Snapchat user’s feelings towards the new update.