Social Media Roundup: Existing while female in Abuja

by | Nov 1, 2019

In April this year, officers of the Nigerian Police Force reportedly arrested about 100 women in Abuja clubs and paraded them as sex workers. According to the reports, not only were these women innocent but police officers proceeded to rape many of them.

The news caused such an uproar at the time and led to online and offline protests calling out the police and demanding the release of the arrested women.

But the raids continued. Shedding more light to these inhumane acts, a recent report released earlier this week tells the stories of six victims of the unlawful arrests.

Apparently, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) is behind the arrests, in conjunction with Hajiya Safiya Umar, Acting Secretary of the Abuja’s Social Development Secretariat (SDS).

Incase you were wondering who Hajiya Safiya is;

https://twitter.com/lagosboygang/status/1189920913812283392?s=20

These;

https://twitter.com/ukejeihuoma/status/1190003176889552904?s=20

Reactions

Crazy stuff

https://twitter.com/SavvyRinu/status/1189890433108848642?s=20

Why Hajiya Safiya? Why?

https://twitter.com/SavvyRinu/status/1189890433108848642?s=20

https://twitter.com/oluwa_oladapo/status/1190164014820679680?s=20

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

ASUU rejects IPPIS

In April this year, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) rejected the plan of the federal government of Nigeria to enlist its members on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), designed for selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government, describing it as a forceful and dubious trap.

The government warned members of ASUU to enlist on the payroll system before the end of October 2019 or face the consequence of not being paid salaries.

The union threatened to embark on a nationwide strike

Check this;

Watch this;

Find the full thread here.

Reactions

Students worried about another ASUU strike

IPPIS must stick!

In ASUU’s defence

Memes

Update!

Read other reactions here.

Kumasi girls VS Accra girls

This week, Accra and Kumasi Twitter battled it out on which of the two Ghanaian cities has the best girls, using the hashtag #KumasigirlsVSAccragirls. Here are few tweets from the trend.

For Kumasi girls

https://twitter.com/PNanfam/status/1189813848490074112?s=20

https://twitter.com/KwabenaWann/status/1189617110294683648?s=20

ForAccra girls

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

The curious case of Mompha

Last week, we heard news that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Ismaila Mustapha, a social media celebrity popularly known as Mompha. He was reportedly arrested in Nigeria after he fled Interpol in Dubai.

EFCC’s investigations into Mompha’s criminal activities led them to uncover some shocking details and Mompha’s alleged Lebanese associate, Hamza Koudeih.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1189116951920107521?s=20

Reactions

https://twitter.com/theDamorela/status/1189142408530923522?s=20

https://twitter.com/cwethein/status/1189173428944887809?s=20

https://twitter.com/PH_Prinx/status/1189117784330035201?s=20

These

https://twitter.com/london_used/status/1189127447792496640?s=20

https://twitter.com/QdPaper/status/1189116935319052293?s=20

How much is Hamza’s rent again?

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Misterkobz/status/1189146265436803072?s=20

Read more here.

Extra!

  • Read flag is trending on Twitter. Read hilarious tweets from the trend here and here.
  • The Nigerian Supreme Court dismissed Atiku Abubakar’s appeal over the 2019 presidential election result. Read reactions here.
  • Nigerian Singer Dice Ailes sparked controversy with his new music artwork. Read reactions here.

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Titilola Oludimu
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