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Social Media Roundup: #NoToRuga

July 05, 2019 · 11 min read
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Last week, the Nigerian presidency reportedly revealed that it had begun to implement its Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) Settlement project in 12 pilot states.

Ruga, as the project is popularly known requires states all over the country to provide settlement areas for herdsmen to graze their cattles.

This project, according to reports, aim to improve the Nigerian livestock industry and more importantly, put an end to the recurrent clashes between Fulani cattle rearers and farmers, which has led to the loss of many lives and properties across Nigeria.

Many Nigerians did not take the news well.

Updates

Reactions

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/1145979561303269376

Ruga suspended

Reactions;

Then we saw this video

Reactions;

https://twitter.com/NekkaSmith/status/1146789035186294786

Other reactions

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

Re:COZA

In last week’s roundup, we reported that Busola Dakolo — Nigerian photographer and wife of popular singer Timi Dakolo — accused Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Senior Pastor of the Commonweath of ZIon Assembly (COZA) of raping her when she was a teenager.

The drama continued this week. First, with a protest at the church’s Lagos and Abuja branches on Sunday.

https://twitter.com/DavidIAdeleke/status/1145241474369544192

https://twitter.com/natubabe1/status/1145255068029132800

Check out this thread for more videos of the protests.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/omoissyy/status/1145224044997939200

Pastor Biodun steps down

https://twitter.com/TheViralTrendz/status/1145634357627031552

Another victim comes out

Reactions;

https://twitter.com/d_legal_eagle/status/1146714255514902528

Kemi Olonloyo revealed her identity

https://twitter.com/HNNAfrica/status/1146764596184801280

Reactions;

https://twitter.com/iam_magicpro/status/1146904541297893377

Read more reactions here.

Nigerian Senator assaults shop staff in Abuja

We have technology to thank for this one. This week, a CCTV footage of Senator Elisha Abbo — a representative of the Adamawa-North senatorial district — assaulting a woman began making rounds on social media.

In the video, a drunk Senator Elisha is seen attacking a sales staff in a sex toy shop. Peep the policeman beside the senator.

https://twitter.com/whizkrane/status/1146127885025067008

Updates

https://twitter.com/TheViralTrendz/status/1146307520597843968

Reactions

https://twitter.com/DrOlufunmilayo/status/1146350504500445185

There’s more

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/MissIgho/status/1146151719044288512

Read more reactions here.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram down!

On Wednesday this week, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram stopped working at the same time.

https://twitter.com/smkdoss73/status/1146510777932632065

All over the world, users of the platforms took to Twitter to react to the shut down of the Facebook-owned platforms.

Twitter is king!

https://twitter.com/Pinkbee_/status/1146471674835013632

Facebook and Instagram’s statements…on Twitter

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/_harrisonJNR/status/1146542152027127811

https://twitter.com/waltermurimi92/status/1146508801027313665

Read more reactions here.

This week in a few tweets

https://twitter.com/wired_physician/status/1146769035641675776

https://twitter.com/DrOlufunmilayo/status/1146458411573370884

https://twitter.com/HislordshipB/status/1146325494402605056

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