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Social Media Roundup: Masked men at the National Assembly

August 10, 2018 · 11 min read
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On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) dressed in hoods and masks reportedly barricaded the entrance of the Nigerian National Assembly Complex, preventing members of the National Assembly from accessing the premises.

Most people didn’t know who ordered the siege, but that didn’t stop them from speculating, and throwing blames around.

And the blame game began

Quick reminder

Lawal Daura sacked

Since preventing members of the National Assembly from performing their legislative and constitutional duties is unacceptable, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the immediate sack and arrest of Lawal Daura, the Director General (DG) of the DSS.

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The Presidency has since appointed Matthew Seiyefa, the most senior director in the agency as the Acting DG of the DSS.

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New evidence suggests that Lawal Daura acted alone, read all about it here. Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are apparently bad for you

On Wednesday, officials of the Nigerian Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) stormed the Krispy Kreme outlet in Victoria Island, Lagos.

After discovering expired doughnut fillings and other raw materials, the agencies shut Krispy Kreme down.

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This is Nigeria

https://twitter.com/BossRicky01/status/1027487907727265792

https://twitter.com/sinzubaba/status/1027294240299253761

Other reactions

Read more here.

From PDP to APC

This week began with rumours of the defection of Godswill Akpabio, Nigerian Senator, from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The former Akwa Ibom state governor did defect, and he also resigned as the Senate’s Minority Leader.

His defection was against the tide of the recent wave of APC to PDP defections and as expected, triggered a mix of reactions from Nigerians.

https://twitter.com/omoba_samuel/status/1027291011041714186

Quotes

Check these

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Kelvin_Odanz/status/1027228043461488645

https://twitter.com/Ediong/status/1027206867284623360

Read more reactions here.

The dangers of pregnancy

This week, a Twitter user posted her “dangerous” experience with pregnancy and childbirth. Read it below.

Read the thread for other women’s experiences here.

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Facts only!

https://twitter.com/IsyNene/status/1026903527833128960

https://twitter.com/Ireti_tweets/status/1027444954661052416

https://twitter.com/MoPride_/status/1027136205568266240

Pregnancy is not dangerous

Men, please shut up

https://twitter.com/62six_/status/1027114032342413312

https://twitter.com/Rume__/status/1027089954856423424

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https://twitter.com/deaduramilade/status/1027425111236857864

Is pregnancy dangerous? Don’t answer that if you’ve never experienced it.

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