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Social Media Roundup: The 800-metre fitness walk

August 24, 2018 · 10 min read
President Buhari walks 800 meters

On Tuesday this week, Muslim faithfuls around the world celebrated the Eid el-Kabir. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari joined thousands of Muslim faithfuls to observe the Eid prayer in Daura, his hometown in Katsina state.

After the prayer session, the president reportedly walked 800 metres from the prayer ground to his home, alongside his well wishers.

According to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President Buhari on media and publicity, walking 800 metres is an indication that “the president is fit, he is healthy; he is good to go.”

Here’s how Nigerians reacted

https://twitter.com/AMADICHIMA/status/1032221237639032832

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/1031907494346596352

Meanwhile, here are some other fit Eid el-Kabir celebrants serving us sauce

https://twitter.com/NanaFatimaBell1/status/1032629832151166976

https://twitter.com/thaat_suspect/status/1031891971156140037

Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

Kofi Annan dies at 80

This week, news of the death of Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat, and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations shook the world. He died on Saturday, August 18 in a Switzerland hospital at the age of 80.

https://twitter.com/Asamoh_/status/1030739180828205057

He’ll be remembered fondly

Not by everyone though

https://twitter.com/gladysmorgangm/status/1030794146762694656

Memorable quotes

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

CPC vs Multichoice

In July, Multichoice announced increased subscription rates for all DStv packages, which took effect from August 1. However, this week, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) released a court order, prohibiting Multichoice from implementing its subscription rate increase.

This is coming about two weeks after the council shut down the Krispy Kreme office in Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to Tunde Irukera, the Director General of the CPC, the court order was issued because Multichoice didn’t hold its end of an agreement. Read all about it here.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted

We’re being unfair to DStv

https://twitter.com/AustinYugo/status/1031897218834288640

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/1031888393813336064

Misplaced priorities?

https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1032190926670708736

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/realdanielemeka/status/1031932993970028545

Read this thread on what supposedly led to the court order.

RED Media takes on Project Moghalu

If you recall, RED Media, a Nigerian media company played a huge role in the 2015 presidential election that saw Muhammadu Buhari emerge as President as well as the 2016 Ghanaian elections.


Suggested ReadThe Young Moguls that built a Media Empire in Nigeria with zero capital


In lieu of the 2019 elections, the company has taken on a new client, Kingsley Moghalu, presidential aspirant under the Young Progressive Party (YPP). Many Nigerians are not impressed.

Below are a few of their reactions

Can’t trust RED Media

https://twitter.com/boluxxxx/status/1032258475798286336

https://twitter.com/cremechic11/status/1032175291630845952

https://twitter.com/AustinYugo/status/1032557393387966464

Moghalu is cancelled

Leave RED Media and focus on your candidate

https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1032185974003048448

https://twitter.com/OlaseniOladejo/status/1032382276166811648

Some conspiracy theories

https://twitter.com/solomonapenja/status/1032004991790313479

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/1032529764375056389

https://twitter.com/skweird/status/1032197613595119617

Read more here.

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