Social Media Roundup: #RevolutionNow

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August 9, 2019
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Last week, Nigerian human rights activitist and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore revealed plans to lead a nationwide protest against the federal government. The demonstration was scheduled for this Monday, August 5th.

In the early hours of Saturday August 3rd, Sowore was reportedly arrested by officers of the Department of State Services (DSS). According to the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, he was arrested forย threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.โ€

Reactions

The protest must hold as planned

https://twitter.com/QdPaper/status/1157645042263252992?s=20

https://twitter.com/sheyirealtor/status/1157600672331776000?s=20

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And it did...but with armed opposition

What a shame!

#FreeSowore

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/QdPaper/status/1158310982856400899?s=20

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Toke Makinwa was trending on Nigerian Twitter

Earlier this week, Nigerian on air personality (OAP) and vlogger Toke Makinwa took to social media to call on travel companies to sponsor a girls trip she plans to take when she turns 35 in November.

Here are a few reactions to the post on social media;

Elite bambiala (begging)

How is this begging?

https://twitter.com/motvnrayo_/status/1158693899352858624?s=20

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/MizGlamfairy/status/1158415635489218563?s=20

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Ambode in EFCC trouble

This week, news broke that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly frozen three bank accounts linked to former Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

The accounts were said to contain a total ofย โ‚ฆ9.9 billion.

Reactions

Poor Ambode

There's no corruption fighting bias afterall

Tinubu definitely has a hand in this

https://twitter.com/rozirozay/status/1158843852498886656?s=20

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Sadeeq00221/status/1159422587975405569?s=20

https://twitter.com/_OshaRay/status/1159016711938613248?s=20

https://twitter.com/RichGladson/status/1158845981913493505?s=20

Read more here.

Guilty of rape

Two Kenyan rugby playersย Frank Wanyama and Alex Olaba have been found guilty of rape by a magistrate court in Nairobi. The duo was charged to court in April 2018 after they were accused of gang raping musician Wendy Kemunto in one of their residences.

Updates

https://twitter.com/Its_Rizack/status/1159736641994547200?s=20

Reactions

https://twitter.com/davidTembu/status/1159732597615996928?s=20

https://twitter.com/davidTembu/status/1159733740618354688?s=20

These...

https://twitter.com/AtitwaGmail/status/1159780149388337152?s=20

https://twitter.com/MwamudzHK/status/1159742139993141248?s=20

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/brendawambui/status/1159763100779864064?s=20

Read more here.

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