Social Media Roundup: Death to chilvary

June 8, 2018
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This week, controversial Nigerian author and renowned feminist Chimamanda Adichie was a guest on The Daily Show  with Trevor Noah.

During their conversation, Chimamanda said that acts such as holding the door should not be regarded as chilvarous because they suggest that women are weak. Watch the video below.



Not again!


Incase you didn't get her message

Random thoughts

Read more reactions here and below for other trending topics on social media this week.

President Buhari honours the late MKO Abiola

Henceforth, Democracy Day in Nigeria will no longer be celebrated on May 29 but on June 12, the day the 1993 election was cancelled, denying the late MKO Abiola his victory. Read the press release below.

Here's how Nigerians reacted

Thank you PMB

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Other reactions

A trip down memory lane #June12

You're probably wondering when Techpoint Inspired 2019 would hold; May 29 or June 12? Stay tuned.

This is Nigeria: The controversy

Remember Falz's This is Nigeria video from last week's roundup? Well, it continues to trend this week because an Islamic group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) gave the rapper seven days -- starting from June 5 -- to withdraw the video and apologise for using girls wearing hijab in it or face legal action.

Falz's management responds;

Nigerians reacted


Withdraw what?


Other reactions

Read the replies under this tweet;

Another Islamic group, Muslims Against Terror reportedly defended Falz, read all about it here. Also, someone made a thread of MURIC's past "silly" calls, read it here.

Trying times for shisha smokers in Nigeria

This week, news of the federal government's call for the arrest of shisha smokers in Nigeria circulated social media.

The Miniter of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole gave this directive to the police on Monday at a press conference in Abuja to mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day.

Here's how Nigerians reacted

Oh well

Misplaced priorities

Just so you know;

Other reactions

Read more here.

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