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Social Media Roundup: How to lose your job at the White House

March 16, 2018 · 6 min read
Rex Tillerson with President Buhari

Rex Tillerson’s first diplomatic trip to Africa will be one he’ll never forget. The (former) U.S. Secretary of State’s 5-country tour of East and West Africa was some sort of an emotional rollercoster. After his trip to Ethiopia and Djibouti, he fell sick in Kenya. He then had to cut his trip short by one day. His last stop was Nigeria on Monday after his visit to Chad.

The next day after his African trip, Rex Tillerson was publicly dumped on Twitter by American President Donald Trump.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/973540316656623616

According to reports, prior to his visit to Nigeria, Rex criticised Russia and since President Trump is known to have a soft spot for Russia, the reports come as no surprise.

Nigerians reacted

Coincidence? We think not.

https://twitter.com/yemibamgbose/status/973544335072411648

https://twitter.com/DeclanIfeanyi/status/973614552612069376

https://twitter.com/SweetShantel/status/973646449245343745

Read more reactions here. Read on for other interesting topics on social media this week.

Let’s talk about the ₦100 notes in circulation

This week, Nigerians on social media decided to discuss the menace that is ₦100 notes. If you’re in Nigeria, you already know the condition of the ₦100 notes in your possession. Some Nigerians are calling on the government to do something about it.

https://twitter.com/misterboboskie/status/973933081613742080

https://twitter.com/Yommie_Scream/status/973935955668275200

Funny memes

https://twitter.com/DONHALOGEN/status/973940553040715776

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/973938854100074497

https://twitter.com/ShawttyNatt/status/973938161880616960

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/973935515039862786

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/DONHALOGEN/status/973936987639046144

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/973954821328949248

Read more here.

From Nigeria to the world

This week, Nigerian developer Christian Nwamba, popularly known as Codebeast unvieled his book on JavaScript titled TypeScript 2.x for Angular Developers.  

He got a lot of love from his fellow Nigerian developers and members of the Nigerian tech community. Here’s a few of their reactions.

https://twitter.com/ted_lade/status/973253011005898753

Congratulations Codebeast.

Land Use Charge Part 2

If you recall, in last week’s roundup, I reported that the Lagos State government increased the charges on commercial properties in the state and the social media backlash it got. In fresh reports, yesterday, the Lagos State govenmrnt apparently heeded to Lagosians’ pleas and reduced the charges by 50%.

According to Mr Akinyemi Ashade, Lagos state’s Commissioner for Finance, “the government has also reduced the charges for Owner-occupier with third party including industries and manufacturing concerns by 25%, while tax credits has been given for LUC charges already paid in addition to introduction of instalment payment system”

Here’s how Lagosians reacted.

Not impressed

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/974399777575264257

https://twitter.com/Femi_Dapson/status/974494797221322758

 Other reactions

Read on here.

Titilola Oludimu

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