Social Media Roundup: The loot that keeps on giving

by | Jun 7, 2019

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;

Read the full thread here.




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

Brands were not left out

Eid Slay

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.


We can’t blame the government for this one

Other reactions

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

Daar Communications chiarman Raymond Dopkesi’s response


Is this even a democracy?

They had it coming

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

Titilola Oludimu
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