Social Media Roundup: Ekiti’s got talent

by | Jul 13, 2018

On Wednesday this week, in lieu of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election scheduled for tomorrow, July 14, 2018, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took to the streets of Ekiti for a rally.

However, the rally tagged ‘Victory Walk’ for Olusola Kolapo Eleka, the candidate of the PDP, was reportedly interrupted by officers of the Nigeria Police Force. Read all about it here.

According to reports, the policemen repeatedly fired teargas cannisters dispersing the crowd and somehow, Ayodele Fayose, incumbent Governor of the state managed to break his neck and hand during the “attack”.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted on social media.

A display of tyranny by the presidency

https://twitter.com/Gomeznsude/status/1017291785549287429

Ayo Fayose the drama queen

Many Nigerians are of the opinion that Governor Fayose was merely putting up a show.

https://twitter.com/mac_nels/status/1017373908389986304

https://twitter.com/DailypostTV/status/1017506351621328898

Other reactions

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

Kemi Adeosun and the NYSC saga

This week, Premium Times  published an exclusive story featuring finance minister Kemi Adeosun and a forged National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) certificate.  

Here’s a summary of the report;

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1016393103664611330

Here’s what the presidency had to say;

Reactions

The Buhari administration is corrupt

https://twitter.com/KingAbsolute_/status/1016670884776554498

Coincidence? We think not

Apparently, before she was cleared for her current appointment as the Minister of Finance, The Senate detected the discrepancies but cleared her anyway.

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/1016078922667249670

Read this thread. This too.

It’s Coming Home

This week, the semi final match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup between England and Croatia took place. While the #WorldCup hashtag trended on Twitter, #ItsComingHome also did.

“Football’s coming home, or simply it’s coming home, refers to the chorus of iconic England song Three Lions by rock band The Lightning Seeds and comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner” an article on The Sun UK reads.

The song was released in 1996 when England hosted its first major football for 30 years. And since football was invented in England, they were optimistic that the trophy would return home this time.

The anticipation before the match

Unfortunately, England lost to Croatia.

Bants

https://twitter.com/_mwes/status/1017164558467829760

https://twitter.com/KickAssCantona/status/1017146997571276801

The FIFA World Cup 2018 final match is coming up this Sunday, July 15.

There’s no number 1 artiste in Nigeria — Yemi Alade.

This week, while interviewing Nigerian artiste Yemi Alade, a radio presenter compared Yemi’s sound with Tiwa Savage’s, watch the video below.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1017341730151116800

During the same interview, Yemi Alade said that she’s on the same level with Wizkid and Davido. Watch below.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1017342789217062913

As a result of everything that was said during the interview, Yemi Alade is trending on Twitter Nigeria.

Here are a few reactions

Yeah, Yemi is right

https://twitter.com/deoluajao/status/1017425233446391809

https://twitter.com/graffigirl/status/1016710932674867200

She’s a great performer but her music is mediocre

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1017660398022090752

https://twitter.com/joeyakan/status/1017437861912641536

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/1017437057466159106

She’s delusional

https://twitter.com/Zyvxq/status/1017413273723924480

Some Nigerians are hypocrites

https://twitter.com/godunderneath/status/1017491872875507712

https://twitter.com/cultleaderawima/status/1017484019322142721

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/1017435418353119233

https://twitter.com/femiTRIP/status/1017466627162607616

Read more here.

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