Social Media Roundup: Face-off

by | May 25, 2018

On Tuesday this week, while speaking to a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly criticised previous Nigerian administrations for ruining Nigeria before he assumed office.

He was quoted to have said “railway in Nigeria was killed and one of the former Heads of State between that time was bragging that he spent more than 16 billion American dollars, not Naira, on power. Where is the power? Where is the power? And now we have to pay the debts”, a statement apparently directed towards former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Here’s how the former persident replied;

https://twitter.com/Chief_Obasanjo/status/999308918055690240

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Shots fired! And then began the face-off between the two parties and their supporters. Here’s the social media version.

For Obasanjo

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For Buhari

Other reactions

The Presidency insists that Chief Obasanjo has some questions to answer and he replied saying he’s ready for probe. Read below for other trending topics on social media this week.

Abacha was trending in Nigeria

You see, our President was very busy this week giving us things to talk and argue about. Asides throwing major shades at his predecessors during his speech at the villa, the President also reportedly named the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) instituted by late Military Head of State, Sani Abacha as a “model project”.

According to Premium Times, he said, “no matter what opinion you have about Abacha, I agreed to work with him and the roads we did from PTF exist from here to Port Harcourt, to Onitsha, to Benin and so on.”

Many Nigerians were not impressed.

Shame

We haven’t forgotten

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/999562398427156480

Nigerians and their double standards

https://twitter.com/gidimeister/status/999195514301222912

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/999529843212607488

https://twitter.com/t_riumphant/status/999291235088191488

Read more here.

Linda Ikeji is pregnant

Last Sunday, popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji made a big revelation on social media, she’s going to be a mum!

A few reactions.

What happened to being celibate?

https://twitter.com/sasen_eo/status/998482859903062016

https://twitter.com/ceejayonlyne/status/998262897464823808

In her defence

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/998598102264270853

Someone found the baby daddy, allegedly

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/999633435298758657

https://twitter.com/KobokoGCFR/status/999692667868073984

Plot twist

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/998318934003724288

https://twitter.com/mac_nels/status/998255712181608448

Congratulations to Linda Ikeji.

The Royal Wedding

Last Saturday, Merghan Merkel, former American actress lived every little girl’s dream when she got married to Prince Harry, becoming the latest member of the British Royal Family and the Duchess of Sussex.

The royal wedding was just as magical as we imagined it would be and so was trending globally on social media for days.

A few reactions

Too beautiful

A fairy tale come true

Beautiful photos we cannot get enough of

https://twitter.com/KindestEmpress/status/997943549814628352

https://twitter.com/_iKSM_/status/997953378306199552

Nigerians being Nigerians

 

Was Prince Harry the last single prince in the Royal Family? Asking for a friend. Read more reactions here

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