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Social Media Roundup: Drama in tech Twitter

February 22, 2019 · 6 min read
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On Valentine’s day, which was last week, Nigerian yech Twitter was (sort of) thrown into a frenzy when Marek Zmyslowski, former CEO of Jovago (now Jumia Travels) published a Medium post revealing how his name appeared on Interpol’s Red Notice, no thanks to his former Nigerian investors, one of who he nicknamed the “godfather”.

If you’ve been seeing the word “godfather” a lot this week, it’s because of Marek’s Medium post titled How Building the Amazon of Africa put me on Interpol Most Wanted list.

Now, if you didn’t know, Marek is Polish and somewhat notorious in the Nigerian tech community, and his Medium post didn’t help his already controversial reputation, especially because the premise of the story painted the Nigerian tech “ecosystem” in a bad light.

Here are a few intial reactions

https://twitter.com/iaboyeji/status/1096389149249150976

And a few more

Meanwhile the plot thickens, here are few stories that were published afterwards;

Other reactions

There’s so much drama waiting to be unravelled. Meanwhile read other reactions here.

Deji Adeyanju granted bail

On Monday, we got news that the Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju was granted bail by the Kano state Magistrate Court after over 60 days in police custody.

Deji, alongside two others were arrested in November last year during a protest in Abuja against the interference of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in politics.

The police accused him and his comrades of criminal conspiracy, public disturbance and a bunch of other offences.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/adeola1232/status/1097442843755450369?s=21

Well, sort of

https://twitter.com/the_anagkazo/status/1098484452701941762?s=21

Read more reactions here.

NNPC could be up for sale

That’s if Atiku Abubakar — the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for tomorrow’s general election — wins.

Apparently, there has been gist about how Atiku plans to sell NNPC to his “friends”. However, the presidential candidate recently cleared the air, saying he’ll sell the corporation to Nigerians and not to his “friends” as rumored.

Here are a few reactions

https://twitter.com/oladayo01/status/1098931893976920064

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/akaebube/status/1098857609694724096

Read more here.

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