Social Media Roundup: “EFCC, I’m here!”

by | Oct 19, 2018

On Tuesday, while his successor, Kayode Fayemi was being sworn in as the new Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose was on his way to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

While serving as the governor, he was accused of a ₦1.3 billion fraud by the anti-graft agency. Fayose promised to surrender himself as soon as his tenure ended. He did deliver on his promise, in grand style. Peep his t-shirt.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Pricey_Mona/status/1052185038266257409

https://twitter.com/the_akpata/status/1052182113246695424

https://twitter.com/TweetAtAustin/status/1052168576977829889

Political Twitter’s takes on Fayose’s situation

Update!

EFCC asks that Nigerians disregard the audio recording because it is “fake”;

Read the thread here.

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/SaintOraye/status/1052551157900595201

According to reports, the EFCC has secured a court-issued warrant to hold Fayose for another 14 days and they claim that the former governor is beginning to open up to them. Read all about it here. And below for other topics of discussion on social media this week.

Ighalo is back!

After costing Nigeria a win at the World Cup earlier in the year, Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo is back, making Nigeria proud at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

On Tuesday, Nigeria sealed a 3-2 victory over Libya thanks to Ighalo’s second goal at the 81st minute.

With six goals in the bag, Odion Ighalo is now the highest goal scorer at this year’s AFCON qualifiers.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Shawnife_/status/1052278470691024896

We should forgive him already

https://twitter.com/s0m3b0di/status/1051151912664530944?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/HonEmmanuel7/status/1052287652161089536

Check these

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1052263310421315589?s=19

Read more reactions here.

South Africa’s Theodore Yach dies at 60

Theodore Yach was a Cape Town businessman and South Africa’s most renowned open water sea swimmers. He holds the record for swimming between the Cape Town mainland and Robben Island 108 times.

Theodore Yach reportedly died on Wednesday after being admitted with asthmatic complaints.

https://twitter.com/metrobabe/status/1052818987548114944?s=19

South Africans expressed their shock of his death on social media.

https://twitter.com/Anatinus/status/1052875182539530246?s=19

Rest in peace Theo

https://twitter.com/HJFriedland/status/1053047515480842240?s=19

Shortly after his death, many South Africans began calling for the renaming of the Robben Island to honour the legendary swimmer. However, it is reportedly being opposed by certain parties, read all about it here.

Cassie and Diddy split up

On Wednesday, we heard that American rapper Diddy and his long time singer girlfriend Cassie split up amidst cheating rumours, after over 10 years of being together, on and off again.

This gave rise to quite a discussion on social media globally. Nigerians as expected, were not left out.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/1052613300758941696

https://twitter.com/TheReal_Emeka/status/1052845147816378368

Double standards

https://twitter.com/EtniesJags/status/1052841335437348865

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Msomifaya/status/1052793534871429120

Memes

https://twitter.com/UrbanCulture16/status/1052816217558409218

https://twitter.com/Macnels/status/1052822772089581568

https://twitter.com/bossynyamz/status/1052676518751719425

People from all over world are still talking about it. Read some of their reactions here.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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