Social Media Roundup: How to own an oil bloc in Nigeria

by | Mar 2, 2018

Folorunso Alakija does not need an introduction as she’s one of the richest black women in the world. This week, the Nigerian business tycoon decided to share the story of her journey so far on Twitter; an extension of her Instagram post from last week. Of all the tweets she posted, the one below triggered people the most. Which explains why she has had to delete it.

For context, Folorunso Alakija was the official fashion designer for Maryam Babangida, former First Lady of Nigeria. It was through this connection she got awarded an Oil Prospecting License (OPL) in 1993. Now, here’s how Nigerians reacted to her tweets.

An evidence of Nigeria’s history of nepotism

Atleast she made good use of it

An angry mob


Some tweets to lighten up the mood

Read more reactions here. And below for more trending topics on social media this week.

Peace Corps bill

This week, President Muhammadu Buhari declined signing the Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment bill recently passed by the National Assembly. In his defence, the president cited duplication of already existing security agencies and financial implications as his reasons for withholding his assent of the bill. Below is how a member of the corps reportedly took the news.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted on social media

Good job Mr. President

Whatever happened to creating jobs for the unemployed?

Apparently, members of the House of Representatives can override the president’s decision.

Read more reactions here.

Science Student’s controversial video

Since Nigerian artiste Olamide released his 2018 hit song, Science Student, critics have condemned him for promoting drug abuse. The rapper released the visuals to the song this week and by all indications, it is meant to prove critics wrong. Watch this:

Nigerians reacted

What a waste

Some people love it

Other reactions

Watch this review of the video

Read this hilarious breakdown of the video. What do you think of the video; hit or miss?

Yusuf Buhari returns to Nigeria

In this roundup from December last year, I reported that Yusuf Buhari, son of President Muhammadu Buhari was involved in a motorbike accident where he sustained injuries to the head. If you recall, following rumours that Yusuf was receiving treatment in Germany, The Presidency denied the reports claiming that he was being treated in a clinic in Abuja.

Well, Yusuf Buhari is back, from Germany — probably a street in Abuja.

A sum of over over €5 million was reportedly spent on Yusuf’s medical treatment in Germany.

Here are a few reactions to the news on social media

Welcome back Yusuf

Dear haters…

Yusuf Buhari’s welcome party

Son of the president or President?

So Germany huh?

And where’s Bashir Gwandu

Yusuf’s friend Basir Gwandu was also involved in the crash, and so Nigerians ask, where’s Bashir?

Other reactions

Read on here.

We are Nigerian Creatives

This week, Nigerian creatives took to Twitter to showcase their talent and creativity using the hashtag #WeAreNigerianCreatives.

Here are a few of them:

Check out more here.

Techpoint wants to bring Elon Musk to Nigeria

On May 29, we’ll be hosting Techpoint Inspired, the biggest tech conference in Nigeria. Over 5,000 people comprising of industry leaders, tech enthusiats, innovators, futurists and students will gather together to discuss how technology will change the future of the African continent. And it is with this vision that we decided to invite Elon Musk to join the conversation, as a son of the soil.

Join us as we try to get his attention here and if you know how we can reach him beyond Twitter, kindly reach out to us. Together, we can shape the future of Africa.

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