Social Media Roundup: President Buhari gets a shady award for excellent leadership

by | Mar 30, 2018

On Monday, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari got a First Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018 from family members of the late African American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King (Jr).

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On Wednesday, we saw this:

The King Centre is an initiative established by the King family in memory of Martin Luther King (MLK) to promote non-violence. The award reportedly cost the presidency $3 million with Abike Dabiri, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora running the show.

Turns out the award was presented to President Buhari independent of the centre by MLK’s sister-in-law, Dr. Naomi Barbara.

Nigerians reacted.

https://twitter.com/femiTRIP/status/979116529567649792?s=19

Could this be the reason?

Buhari is a scam

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/978978995294425088?s=19

Check these

https://twitter.com/TheMbuhari/status/979112203235323906?s=19

https://twitter.com/SweetShantel/status/979452252187496448?s=19

Read this thread of the supposed story behind the award, and this too, for the Presidency’s version of the story. Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

#PMBinLagos

After receiving his MLK award in Abuja, President Buhari arrived Lagos on Thursday for a two-day trip filled with activities like commisioning the just completed Ikeja Bus Terminal, attending Bola Tinubu’s birthday party and making Lagosians’ lives more difficult.

In lieu of the President’s visit, the Lagos state government declared Thursday, March 29 a public holiday.

Lagosians reacted

https://twitter.com/dejiawobiyide/status/978885908027117568?s=19

https://twitter.com/FolaranmiAnas/status/978853467161800705?s=19

Lagosians recounted their experiences

https://twitter.com/GreatGracious/status/979328596048318464?s=19

https://twitter.com/ogbeni_opa/status/979337542095994881?s=19

https://twitter.com/IndomitableDAMI/status/979344690075045889?s=19

President Buhari’s other activities in Lagos

Other reactions

Feel free to share your experience with me in the comments section.

Brymo

This week, popular Nigerian musician Brymo released his sixth studio album titled Oso. The talented artiste also released the visuals of one of the songs in the album, Heya. Watch below. 

https://twitter.com/Kingwole/status/978842821359751168?s=19

Brymo’s controversial outfit in the video had everyone talking.

Here are a few reactions.

Art in its purest form

https://twitter.com/HijoLuz/status/979241433361256448?s=19

Art? Really?

https://twitter.com/PreciousEjiro4/status/979079624759169024?s=19

Nigerians being Nigerians

https://twitter.com/HijoLuz/status/978997003018473473?s=19

https://twitter.com/thebolatito_/status/979100586116374528?s=19

https://twitter.com/sire_sommy/status/979111448839442433?s=19

https://twitter.com/Iam_Rickz/status/978962574984339457?s=19

Turns out:

https://twitter.com/Chi_derah/status/979103446862266374?s=19

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/979084004581363717?s=19

Other reactions

Linda Ikeji is engaged

This week, popular Nigerian blogger got engaged. We found out from her sisters’ Instagram posts.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/978989852547952643?s=19

Here are a few reactions to the news on social media.

https://twitter.com/officialdaddymo/status/979015736709472256?s=19

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/979013456861921280?s=19

https://twitter.com/ClintonViceB/status/979068085209653248?s=19

https://twitter.com/EnekemGreg/status/979040750313799682?s=19

https://twitter.com/dollycent/status/979054185898373120?s=19

https://twitter.com/Ali_McHenri/status/979044106440716289?s=19

https://twitter.com/smartfulnex/status/979018487610904576?s=19

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/979018929636028416?s=19

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/979017455669514246?s=19

Congratulations to Linda Ikeji.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

I’m always open to new experiences.

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