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

March 16, 2018
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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.


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.

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.

Funny memes

Other reactions

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.

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

 Other reactions

Read on here.

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