Hashtags: To #EndSARS or Restructure? Ronaldo got his 5th #BallondOr
This week, on our social media roundup, we will be reviewing a highly vituperative social media space especially as the#EndSARS campaign trended for more than 5 days. Yes, many other memorable events occurred and we are going to share.
Do enjoy your reading!
Nigerians this week came out in their numbers to lend their voice to support the campaign against officers of the Nigerian Police from Special Anti Robbery Squad unit, popularly known as ‘SARS’.
— EAZY DOES IT (@RuggedyBaba) December 3, 2017
This followed numerous complaints of alleged assault, attack, killing and violation of Fundamental Human Rights by SARS officers especially on young Nigerians (especially when you carry a backpack and look well fed).
Many prominent figures like Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Remi Sonaiya, Oby Ezekwesili have lent their voice to support the campaign.
The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by Police (who should be protecting them) has no place in a democratic society.
The #EndSARS protest shows Nigerian youth are upset and the matter needs urgent attention.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) December 3, 2017
— Remi Sonaiya (@oluremisonaiya) December 7, 2017
And the celebrities were not left out:
— Laila Ijeoma (@LailasBlog) December 4, 2017
In response, the Nigerian Police Force released channels of communication for the public to report incidents of assault and the Inspector General of Police ordered the reform of the unit nationwide.
“We have reached out to all these people: tell us who this victim is, tell us the place where it took place, tell us the date and time. They are not forthcoming,” – ACP @YomiShogunle via REUTERS https://t.co/lB6ddo4fFN#PoliceAccountability #EndSARS #EndSARSnow #BailisFree pic.twitter.com/usVLBemTaK
— POLICE COMPLAINT (@PoliceNG_PCRRU) December 7, 2017
Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any SARS personnel anywhere in the country are to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions. #ReformSARS pic.twitter.com/R3uTinEDYb
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) December 4, 2017
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People Democratic Party (PDP) officially this week. Many people feel it is long coming anyways. But, it was official this week.
As expected the PDP welcomed him ‘back home’
Breaking News! The former Vice President, @atiku has formally rejoined the @OfficialPDPNig. He made the announcement today, Sunday December 3, 2017 via a live broadcast on his official Facebook account. https://t.co/ZsRkmUuTOc pic.twitter.com/MoBofprtaN
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) December 3, 2017
The former Vice President, @atiku today, visited the National Secretariat of our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig to officially inform the leadership of the PDP and other Party supporters of his return home to the PDP. Watch the video as attached https://t.co/TqrPzvym6R pic.twitter.com/Bf2l2wOjaa
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) December 5, 2017
And, while some say it’s a nice development many people feel otherwise.
The question is not @Atiku and anyone who will join him in @officialpdpnigeria but will you vote PDP in 2019?
— Optimistic Muhammed (@trueNija) December 3, 2017
Now that @atiku has joined your fold, please make him your presidential candidate.
He is your best chance at winning in 2019.
His pocket is deep. Money wont be a problem. We need his/our money to boost our economy
Do this for Nigerians with good conscience
— Bankole Akintunde Adebayo (@AdeBanqie) December 3, 2017
Atiku doesnt have capacity to solve problems, he runs away from them, ask PDP, ACN and APC.
Atiku economic mgt credential is questionable.He doesn't hv flair for competition which modern economy thrives on.He craves monopoly.Ask INTEL&Japaul Maritimes Ltd.
Dont tell me nonsense!
— PositiveMantra (@skaalbgroup) December 4, 2017
I honestly think that Atiku is the most reasonable candidate i have seen so far. I already like his appraoch. The APC is risking alot allowing such big fish to decamp back to PdP. Compared to buhari, atiku is way smarter and would probably make a better president.
— Mr. Felix 🇳🇬 (@felixx_tweets) December 4, 2017
In continuance of his political promises, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Kano this week on a 2-day visit and it was an issue on social media.
See highlights of his visit below:
Highlights of #PMBinKano
State House Press Releases here:
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) December 7, 2017
As expected, reactions and pictures from the visit flooded the internet:
— PLS Follow Back (@T_Reformer) December 7, 2017
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 7, 2017
DANGOTE: Baba shake me please
DANBILKI: No baba, na me u go shake
HON: I am a member of NASS, na me deserve that handshake pass
PMB: Farabale! Please free me, i am going to meet my N2million votes.#PMBInKano #AikiDaiBaba 😃🕺 pic.twitter.com/sGQy3b2irz
— Salihu Tanko Yakasai (@dawisu) December 7, 2017
Atiku has awoken Buhari from his slumber. He has been jerked up to reality and out of his comfort zone. He has remembered his biggest support base and is running to assure his supporters in Kano. This will not save Buhari in 2019. He's on his way to Daura. #PMBInKano
— ThankGod Ukachukwu (@tksilicon) December 6, 2017
— Dadiyata (@dadiyata) December 6, 2017
Real Madrid and Portugal forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the World’s highest football award, Ballon d’Or, for the fifth time. Ronaldo defeated other top twenty players to clinch the award. As it stands, Ronaldo has won Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s The Best, UEFA Player of the Year, UCL Top Scorer [2016/17].
See reactions and football pundits’ comment below:
In the end, the Ballon d'Or was all Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/uZEQMIMMK4
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 7, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo’s career:
🏆 27 Titles
🥇 Ballons d’Or x5
🥇 UEFA POTY x3
🥇 FIFA’s The Best x2
🥇 FIFA POTY
⚽️ 620 Goals
🅰️ 203 Assists
🎩 48 Hatricks pic.twitter.com/7U4WG4gL5g
— GidiTrendz (@GidiTrendz) December 7, 2017
The Last 10 #BallondOr Winners:
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo (5)
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi (5)
Living in a blessed generation ⚽️🙌 pic.twitter.com/EB1BRb1wps
— SPORF (@Sporf) December 7, 2017
I think we need to ban both Messi & Ronaldo from this world best something
After 5, what more do they want?
— Tunji Andrews (@TunjiAndrews) December 7, 2017
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