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Social Media Roundup: Nigeria as a major exporter of marijuana

September 07, 2018 · 9 min read
Omoyele Sowore

Speaking at an event organised by the Centre for Social Justice on Wednesday this week, Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential aspirant promised to make Nigeria a marijuana exporting country if he becomes president come 2019.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/newscantell/status/1037353437611151360

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/1037497400187932673?s=19

Omoyele Sowore for President

https://twitter.com/Burmese_Tyga/status/1037341223034519554

https://twitter.com/Naijirian/status/1037346389678796800?s=19

https://twitter.com/finallyziggy/status/1037619924011757568?s=19

He had earlier promised to increase the minimum wage

https://twitter.com/WeekendShowNG/status/1037694844355969024

Reactions

https://twitter.com/naiightt/status/1031843565675192320?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Dr_Aphiz/status/1037668441749180416

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

Naomi Campbell’s date to the GQ Men Of The Year Awards

For this year’s edition of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards, British super model Naomi Campbell’s date was Wizkid, Nigerian superstar musician.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Tunnyking/status/1037640832659214337

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/1037649554278162434

https://twitter.com/Rapzyrita1/status/1037653562086633472

Peep Wizkid’s suit

https://twitter.com/IamTemitorpe/status/1037652845049405440

https://twitter.com/IamTemitorpe/status/1037652845049405440

Energy video

This week, British-Nigerian rapper Skepta released the video of Energy (Stay Far Away), his recent collaboration with Wizkid.

https://twitter.com/Shawnife_/status/1037515856723537923

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1037644520844939264

Wizkid VS Davido banter, for the umpteenth time

https://twitter.com/jaspertemitope/status/1037628219174907905

https://twitter.com/peaksog/status/1037439048787402753

Read more reactions here.

Corruption scandal in the Nigerian Football Federation

Earlier in July, the BBC released a video showing Nigeria’s top football coach, Salisu Yusuf, caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents to two Nigerian players.

This week, news broke that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has been fined and banned from the federation for one year.

Reactions

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1037430639191044097

Read more here.

Shatta Wale VS Sarkodie

It all started last week when ace Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie publicly supported Nigerian artiste Peter Okoye of P-Square. This pissed off many Ghanaians off as they accused Sarkodie of not supporting his fellow Ghanaian artistes.

During an interview on Hitz FM this week, controversial Ghanaian musician Shatta Wale called Sarkodie out for being a hypocrite, among other things. Watch below.

Here’s how Ghanaians reacted on social media

True talk Shatta!

Rubbish

https://twitter.com/YaababeGh/status/1036977591780089856?s=19

Battle of the fans

https://twitter.com/sey_amen/status/1037064118954590208?s=19

Read more reactions here. Apparently, Sarkodie is cooking up a diss song for Shatta Wale. Now, we wait!

Abuja is vibrating

In the past 48 hours, residents of Nigeria’s capital city have been complaining about occasional earth tremors. They are worried, as they should be.

https://twitter.com/bashiryusuf/status/1037932372354887680?s=19

Keeping them calm

https://twitter.com/TrendsOfNigeria/status/1037946140820480000?s=19

https://twitter.com/KingOverdose_/status/1037952433778044929

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/StevetweetsA/status/1037975453762506752?s=19

https://twitter.com/BrianJDennis/status/1037952706130927616?s=19

https://twitter.com/TheMbuhari/status/1037947578577551360?s=19

Read more reactions here. If you’re in Abuja, stay safe.

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