Social Media Roundup: Snake in the Eagle Shadow

by | Feb 16, 2018

This week, we heard of bizzare tale involving a snake, ₦36 million and a vault as told by Philomena Chieshe, a staff of the Markurdi office of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

You see, JAMB has been auditing the sales of scratch cards in states across Nigeria and when the board’s members suspected some foul play in the Benue office, they called on Philomena to set the record straight.  And she outrightly explained that a mysterious snake swallowed millions of Naira in a vault, or was it in her house? I’m sure you’ll be just as confused as I am when you watch the video below.

We later heard that Senator Shehu Sani showed up at the JAMB headquarters with snake charmers and packs of snake anti-venom, to avoid more stories that touch.

In totally related news, check this:

Here are a few ways Nigerians reacted on social media.

Wait, what?


Only in Nigeria

Funny memes: Nigerians being Nigerians

The mysterious snake is on Twitter

As the news of the legendary snake spread through social media, several snake handles sprung up, but this particular one stood out.

Its family members are also on Twitter:

Then EFCC tweeted this:

Check the snake’s reply:

The case is still being investigated by JAMB and Philomena has reportedly been suspended. Now, on to less diabolical stories that trended on social media this week.


On Wednesday this week, following rejection by his party, the African National Congress (ANC) on corruption allegations, Jacob Zuma, South African President resigned. Watch his resignation speech below.

His resignation came as a relief to many South Africans, here are a few of their reactions on social media:

 Here’s how Nigerians reacted:

Following Jacob Zuma’s resignation, South Africa has elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president

Black Panther is finally here

Marvel’s much anticipated blockbuster, Black Panther premieres today in cinemas around the world. And many people are already testifying to its awesomeness, among other things on social media.

I wrote a piece on what Nigeria can learn from Black Panther’s home country, read it here. Meanwhile, The Techpoint Team will be seeing the movie in iMAX next Monday, visit our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages for a chance to join us.

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