Social Media Roundup: Nigeria at 58

by | Oct 5, 2018

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Nigeria celebrated 58 years of independence. Here’s how Nigerians observed the day on social media.

Celebrating Nigeria 

There’s nothing to celebrate

https://twitter.com/TheAxisNG/status/1046682569335611392?s=19

https://twitter.com/DahnyDan/status/1046711512973348866?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/vizrite/status/1046703317714436096?s=19

Crisis in Jos

Meanwhile, while we the rest of Nigeria was (not) celebrating, people in Jos were trying to stay alive. It all started when an Okada rider was reportedly killed by thugs. Read all about it here.

https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1047019374958317570?s=19

https://twitter.com/iam_chinox/status/1046681159118323712?s=19

Al Jazeera English did a story on Taiwo Akinkunmi, the man who designed the Nigerian flag

Dear Nigeria, you can do better. Now, read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

Lagos state APC drama

After being postponed last week, the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its Lagos state gubernatorial primary elections on Tuesday this week. The race was between incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Jide Sanwo-Olu.

Two days prior to the primaries, Governor Ambode held a press conference. He had some interesting things to say about his opponent.

Sanwo-Olu reportedly replied;

Election day came and we saw these

https://twitter.com/NaijaVirals/status/1047137576761614336

So the final result was not surprising

Reactions;

Then we saw this;

Afterall said and done, Ambode concedes

Reactions;

People have their doubts about Sanwo-Olu

https://twitter.com/femiDNL/status/1047498087504236544

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/PhantomIsGuilty/status/1047138792052674560

Read more reactions here.

Samuel Eto’o reveals his political stance

On Tuesday this week, Cameroonian world-famous football star Samuel Eto’o revealed his support for incumbent President Paul Biya in lieu of the country’s October 7 presidential elections.

The announcement did not sit well with many Cameroonians owing to the fact that Paul Biya has been the country’s president since 1982.

Reactions

Shame!

What were you expecting?

https://twitter.com/MizterrP/status/1047797622126338050

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Chiafuchu/status/1047171529199550464

Read more reactions here.

DJ Cuppy again?

On Independence Day, DJ Cuppy, Nigerian DJ and daughter of oil magnate Femi Otedola, posted a few pictures on social media celebrating her country. The caption of one of her posts described Nigeria as “the greatest nation”.

This seemed to anger another Nigerian Twitter user.

In the thread, he described Cuppy as being insensitive to the plights of the average Nigerian. Check out a few reactions below.

Wole’s right actually

https://twitter.com/aint_willz/status/1047422709527957504

Leave DJ Cuppy alone!

https://twitter.com/EnekemGreg/status/1047406249409531904

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/EtniesJags/status/1047446587260190720

Read more here.

Featured Image source: Twitter

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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