Social Media Roundup: The morality of Yahoo Yahoo

by | Apr 26, 2019

This week, the most popular discussion on Nigerian social media is Yahoo Yahoo, also known as cybercrime or Internet fraud.

It all began last week when popular Nigerian musician Nairamarley posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “If u know about slavery u go know say yahoo no b crime”. Roughly meaning that Nigerian cyber criminals are paying back our colonial masters for enslaving our forefathers.

Oh yes, I’m just as consfused as you. Anyway, check the post below.

Well, he didn’t stop there. Watch the video below.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1120677661502771200

To crown it all, he accused popular singer Simi — who has openly condemned Yahoo Yahoo — of snubbing him at an industry event.

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Drama

https://twitter.com/Iamfemijoseph/status/1120686180046180352

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1120555846491156482

https://twitter.com/nairamarley/status/1120756127128592385

Many people seem to agree with Nairamarley

https://twitter.com/ededgebeatz1/status/1115587168863494144

https://twitter.com/46c8f2b8be90487/status/1121468611661529089

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Poltergeyst_/status/1120620112694927361

Stories of fraud victims

https://twitter.com/WuzupNaija/status/1121310438254313475

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/seye_oyekunle/status/1120850245401960453

Read more reactions here. Read on for more trending topics on social media this week.

Chris Ngige has a message for Nigerian doctors

On Wednesday, speaking on the brain drain in the Nigerian medical sector on Channels TV, Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said he’s not worried because the country has enough doctors. Watch the video below.

https://twitter.com/TweetAtAustin/status/1120995370245529601

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Chexfactor/status/1120968647193899008

https://twitter.com/Tracy_On_You/status/1121012109897338880

Other reactions

Read more here.

Kenya’s Evans Kidero arrested, again

Evans Kidero, former governor of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, was arrested today alongside former Chief of Staff George Wainaina and former Councillor Paul Matunga.

The arrests come following investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over irregular payment of Sh68 million (about $671,000) by the Nairobi City County government to a law firm.

Apprently, this isn’t the first time the EACC is arresting the former governor for corruption charges.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/mburu_254/status/1121712542370422789

What else is new?

Other reactions

Read more here.

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