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Social Media Round: Overhaul SARS

August 17, 2018 ยท 9 min read
Nigerian Policeman searching a vehicle

After long months of calling on the government to end the misconduct of officers of the Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Nigerian youths have gotten the break they have been pushing for through the #EndSARS campaign. Well, almost.

This week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed the Inspector General of Police to “overhaul the management and activities of SARS”.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted

We won!

Not so fast, what does “overhaul” really mean?

https://twitter.com/newscantell/status/1030109118277853185

https://twitter.com/Deji_Blissfield/status/1029407100353630215

All hail Segalink!

https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1029380126855888900

How’s it going Yomi Shogunle?

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1029383933870452737

Looks like SARS didn’t get the memo

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1029747784335937537

https://twitter.com/TheViralTrendz/status/1029701134024404993

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1030040065823715328

We expected these

https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1029378940887085056

https://twitter.com/Kelvin_Odanz/status/1029376380792909824

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Deji_Blissfield/status/1029407100353630215

Will SARS really be overhauled? Only time will tell. While we wait, check out other trending topics on social media this week. Spoiler Alert: There’s a story from Kenya.

Victor Moses is retiring

This week, Victor Moses, Nigeria’s Super Eagles player and Chelsea FC winger, announced his decision to retire from international football. According to the 27 year-old, he made the decision to focus on his club career and family. Read below.

Reactions

Thank you Victor Moses

https://twitter.com/ebuka_akara/status/1030087308463284225

Retiring at 27? Wow

https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1029762687922843649

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/1029802424490504192

His colleagues’ tweets

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/jide_3396/status/1030050165812551680

Someone made a thread of Victor Moses’ achievements for the Super Eagles. Read it here.

Is Duncan Mighty a legend?

Remember last week’s argument on whether Wizkid revived Duncan Mighty’s career or not? Well, this week’s gist doesn’t exactly paint Duncan Mighty in a legendary light, at least in the opinion of many Nigerians.

It all started when a video of Duncan Mighty almost prostrating for Davido went viral. Watch it below.

Apparently, Davido flew to Port Harcourt to shoot the video of the song he recorded in collaboration with Duncan Mighty and Peruzzi.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/JoshuaUbeku/status/1030056284522012673

Duncan Mighty is still one of the greatest

https://twitter.com/LivingHerLife_/status/1029905066759778306

https://twitter.com/paulchesky_/status/1030059845196701696

https://twitter.com/YuppyCash/status/1030088329939877889

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/ObajemuJnr/status/1030067031721299968

Read more here.

Kenyan Taj Mall to be demolished in 14 days

Yesterday, the Kenyan government gave the owners of Airgate Mall (formerly known as Taj Mall) a notice to demolish the building within the next 14 days. According to the government’s multi-sectoral committee, the building is hindering the expansion of the Outering Road, located in Nairobi.

Ramesh Gorasia, the Managing Director of the mall has dared the government to demolish the building. Read all about it here.

Here’s how Kenyans reacted

https://twitter.com/BelAkinyii/status/1030093875573141506

Other reactions

Read more here.

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