Social Media Roundup: Blood and Bone; A Nora Roberts diss

November 30, 2018
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Yesterday, Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi accused Nora Roberts, a renowned American author of plagiarising her book title.

Get this, Tomi's book is titled Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisa #1) while Nora's is titled Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of the one #2). They both have Blood and Bone in common as you can see. According to gist on Twitter, Nora announced her book title earlier in the year than Tomi.



Calm down, there are plenty books with the same title


Why so disrespectful?

What's a trending topic without memes?

Other reactions

Apparently, after the topic became hot on social media, Nora Roberts reached out to Tomi to clear the air, she didn't know of Tomi's book title.

Nora also addressed the issue in an article she published yesterday. Read it here.


On Wednesday during a protest in Abuja against the interference of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in politics, political activist Deji Adeyanju alongside two others -- Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams -- were arrested by the police.

According to the police, here's why

Nigerians on Twitter calling for his release


Other reactions

Deji and the others will reportedly be remanded in prison custody in Nasarawa state till January 21, 2019. Read more reactions here.

83k gist

On Monday, a Nigerian Twitter user tweeted about how her date ditched her with a ₦83,000 (about $228) bill.


Serves her right

Has got to be a lie

Nigerians being Nigerians

83k is small money


Other reactions

83k Bae wrote a thread on the full gist the following day. Reads like a made-up story if you ask me but don't take my word for it, read it here.


Yesterday, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos state, Nigeria, a Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) official was killed by an officer of the NPF Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS).

According to gist, the LASTMA official, Rotimi Adeyemo arrested the FSARS official Olakunle Olonode for violating traffic rules, he reportedly wasn't wearing his uniform.

An argument ensued and Olakunle reportedly shot Rotimi dead. In a twist of events, an angry mob was said to have mistaken the FSARS official for a armed robbery and beaten him to death.


Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

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