Social Media Roundup: Emmanuel Macron in Nigeria

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July 6, 2018
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Emmanuel Macron with President Buhari

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron visited Nigeria. His 2-day trip saw him meeting President Mohammadu Buhari in Abuja, meeting with 2000 entrepreneurs under the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a visit to the Afrikan Shrine and the opening of the Alliance Francaise headquarters in Ikoyi.


Suggested Read: African startups, President Macron is coming for you


Prior to his visit, the road leading to the Afrikan Shrine reportedly underwent a last minute facelift.

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Some of Emmanuel Macron's activities in Nigeria as seen on social media

https://twitter.com/TheMbuhari/status/1014758669186224128

https://twitter.com/NaijaVirals/status/1014788906020233217?s=19

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Some of his tweets about Nigeria

A few reactions to his visit

https://twitter.com/FemiAbodunde/status/1015061980363796482?s=19

Quotes from his speeches

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/AyoleyiMD/status/1014975168865882114?s=19

https://twitter.com/WaaleBlaze/status/1014874748902404096?s=19

https://twitter.com/Naijablogger/status/1014632505272668160?s=19

Read more here.

Youth Corper killed in Abuja

On Wednesday, Linda Igwetu, a corper under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was reportedly shot by an officer of the Nigerian Police.

According to reports, Linda and a few friends were returning from a party to celebrate the completion of their service year when their vehicle was shot at a police checkpoint in Abuja. Read all about it here.

Reactions

Scrap NYSC

A reflection of Nigeria's sad state

https://twitter.com/That_IjebuBadoo/status/1014636394587787264?s=19

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1014614794421272576?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/kristy_Oscar/status/1014889688094658560?s=19

https://twitter.com/JemimaOsunde/status/1014773850536579072?s=19

https://twitter.com/Ody_johnson/status/1014642654355902464?s=19

https://twitter.com/nimayo_/status/1014639473483804673?s=19

The Senate has taken the matter up, read all about here.

Ronaldo to move to Juventus

Shortly after Portugal's exit from the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup, the national team's champion and world famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly leaving his current club Real Madrid to Juventus.

https://twitter.com/FootbalIStuff/status/1015116917588287488

A few reactions from football fans around the world

LOL

https://twitter.com/IbkThePlug/status/1015008151668776976

https://twitter.com/DonHaci/status/1015080191339696133

Nigerian football fans also weighed in

Check these

https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/1015151820111351808

We await the official announcement reportedly schedued for tomorrow.

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