Social Media Roundup: IGP’s weight loss

by | May 10, 2019

This week, Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari made a joke and many Nigerians didn’t find it funny.

At the airport when the president returned to Nigeria after a 10-day vacation to London, a journalist asked him about the recurring kidnapping on the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

His response was that he believed that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abubakar Adamu has been working hard to curtail it because “he’s losing weight.” Watch the video below.

 

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Reactions;

Wow!

His opponents during the last presidential elections weighed in

https://twitter.com/AJISCO30/status/1125419911059255296

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

Nairamarley arrested by EFCC

Today, we heard news that controversial Nigerian musician Nairamarley was arrested by officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos. According to reports, he was arrested alongside others in relation to advance fee fraud.

This is coming just weeks after the artiste started a conversation on the morality of Yahoo Yahoo (cyber fraud) on Instagram and released a single titled Am I a yahoo boy?. He released the visuals of the song just yesterday featuring Zlatan Ibile. Apparently, today’s his birthday.

Nigerians react to the news on social media, mostly with memes.

https://twitter.com/daniela83369423/status/1126766074077204480

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/RealDreylo/status/1126786123647389697

https://twitter.com/phunkeyfunny/status/1126765455820054528

Read more reactions here.

Drama in Kano state

On Wednesday this week, the Kano state house assembly moved to reduce the influence of Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II by passing a bill to remove the 36 local government areas of the sate from the Kano Emirate and creating four new emirates.

Then we saw these;

https://twitter.com/iamhistory_/status/1126208435924631552

This person believes that this is the reason behind the decision;

Reactions

A huge disrespect to the history of the Kano Emirate

Too bad for Emir Sanusi

He had it coming

https://twitter.com/NdirmbitaA/status/1126395957917229056

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Najeebwali_/status/1126196519571480576

Read more reactions here.

Peter Obi’s alleged heart attack

This week, reports that Peter Obi, the People’s Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections suffered a heart attack went viral on social media.

Apparently, it wasn’t true

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/NekkaSmith/status/1126155008708366336

https://twitter.com/PeterCross001/status/1126090512048513024

Extra

  • Someone compared new Mavin artiste Rema to Wizkid, here‘s how Nigerians reacted to it.
  • More trending Wizkid gist here.
Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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