Social Media Roundup: All new episodes of The Dino Show

by | Apr 27, 2018

On Monday this week, while waiting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to board a flight to Morocco, Senator Dino Melaye was arrested by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). According to the Spokesman of the Service, Senator Dino’s arrest was instructed “from above”.

Prior to his arrest, your favourite senator was declared wanted by the Nigerian Police Force following his alleged involvement with two political thugs arrested in Kogi last month. Somehow, he had evaded arrest, until now.

Shortly after his arrest, Senator Melaye was released.

The next day, the senator was in police custody again. Reports reveal that the police forcefully arrested him. However, a police statement stated that the senator surrendered himself to them.


The real drama began when the Senator reportedly jumped off the police van coveying him to Lokoja. Reports suggest that the fear of being harmed prompted him to attempt escape.

Plenty other things happened after the attempted escape and as expected, Nigerians reacted on social media. Here’s a break down of the events and reactions.

Episode 1: The arrest 1

Episode 2: The attempted escape

Episode 3: The suicide warning

Episode 4: The hospitalisation

Episode 5: The arrest 2

Episode 6: The visit

Episode 7: The summon

Episode 8: The recall cont’d

Episode 9: My story

Amidst all the drama, our good senator has been updating his Twitter fans on new developments.

Read more here.

Episode 10: Other reactions

Are you not entertained? Moving on to other trending topics on social media this week.

What is feminism?

This week, award-winning author Chimamanda Adichie was another hot topic on social media, for her feministic views as usual. During a discussion at the PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in New York last weekend, Chimamanda asked Hilary Clinton why her Twitter bio begins with ‘wife’, rather than her career achievements. Read all about it here.

Read Hilary’s respond below:

Chimamanda’s statements attracted different reactions from Nigerians, here are a few of them?


Is it your bio?

Other reactions

Watch this

Read more reactions here.

Fresh killings in Benue state

In the past months, Fulani herdsmen have embarked on a killing rampage especially in the north and middle belt regions of Nigeria. This week, some of their latest victims were members of St Ignatius’ Catholic Church in Makurdi, Benue state. The attack on the church resulted in the death of two priests and 17 of their parishioners. 73 houses in the community were also burnt to the ground.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted to the news on social media

The attacks continue

The House of Representatives summons President Buhari

While we await the outcome, read this thread on the killings in the middle belt from the beginning of this year till date.

Infinity War

Marvel’s long awaited Avengers: Infinity war is finally here. In case you did not know, the stories of every superhero in the Marvel Universe all build up to this one. In order not to miss a thing, you should watch previous Marvel movies and One Shots, in this order.

Here’s what fans are “saying” about the movie on social media.

Read more here.

Titilola Oludimu
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