Social Media Roundup: The loot that keeps on giving

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June 7, 2019
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This week, funds valued over £211 million, belonging to late Nigerian military Head of State General Sani Abacha, was recovered in the Channel Islands located in Western Europe.

According to reports, the money was held in accounts in Jersey, one of the region's major islands, by Doraville Property Corporation, a British Virgin Islands company.

It is now said to be held by the island government until authorities in Jersey, the US and Nigeria agree on how it should be distributed.

This is the latest in the series of Abacha's loot discoveries after his death in 1998. Here are some history lessons for you;

https://twitter.com/NGRFacts/status/1136169050588012545

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Memes

Other reactions

Read other trending topics on social media this week below.

Eid Mubarak

On Tuesday June 4, Muslim faithfuls around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, their holy month of fasting and reflection. Here's how Muslims and their non-Muslim friends celebrated on social media.

Wishes from Muslims and non-Muslims across Nigeria

https://twitter.com/stressedfarah/status/1136129913558315009

https://twitter.com/tamsjazz/status/1135888038213619720

Brands were not left out

Eid Slay

https://twitter.com/MalabuUmmie/status/1136672069717045248

https://twitter.com/__Haidey/status/1136652064946212864

https://twitter.com/muazzam_tofa/status/1136751547021479936

Read more reactions here.

Flood in Accra

Since the beginning of the rainy season, residents of Accra, the Ghanaian capital city, have complained of floods that accompany heavy downpours. These floods have reportedly displaced many residents from their homes and even claimed lives.

Apparently, the city experiences flood every year. Following incessant rainfalls this week, some areas of the city are flooded and residents took to social media to share their concerns and frustrations using the #AccraFloods hashtag.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/MKmensa/status/1136904875026059264

We can't blame the government for this one

https://twitter.com/JaydenSleek/status/1136940871646158849

https://twitter.com/MylesRepGH/status/1136907503919337472

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/BlessJunior_1/status/1136904386800685056

The history of flood in Accra

Read the full thread here.

NBC vs Daar Communications

Yesterday, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) reportedly shut down African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM both belonging to Daar Communications Plc indefinitely.

The official statement from the NBC stating the reasons for the suspension

Peep the Twitter handle.

We saw this too

https://twitter.com/NaijaHypeKing/status/1136862225011019776

Daar Communications chiarman Raymond Dopkesi's response

 Reactions

https://twitter.com/Ola_Abari/status/1136889611186315265

Is this even a democracy?

https://twitter.com/oma_ify20/status/1136895621355528192

They had it coming

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/ije12002/status/1136744987146821635

Read more reactions here.


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