Social Media RoundUp: Did You Know that the Dollar Crashed to N182 this Week?

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It has been a very fun week on social media. A lot of opinions and discussions were shared on some topical issues this week. From the fake crash in the price of the dollar, to President Buhari’s “fake” Martin Luther King Award, to Ambode declaring holiday for the President’s Lagos trip and the eventual traffic shutdown, we have all the takes. So without further ado, here are the top issues that rocked the social media this week.

President Buhari a Gets Fake Award?

On Monday, the President was given the First Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award by “the family” of famous human rights activist, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, the late activist’s family has officially denied giving the president any award. This caused a huge issue on social media.

April Fools Day Comes Early: Dollar Crashes To N182

Okay, if you weren’t on social media, you would have missed this. But on Tuesday, it appeared there was a glitch in Google’s currency converter. The exchange quoted a price of $1 =  N182, meaning the dollar had crashed! But it was fixed soon after.

People immediately began to share their reactions to the story.

https://twitter.com/HOF_ayomidte/status/978705426962436096

https://twitter.com/jesstake/status/978731067380297728

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/978735677079805952

https://twitter.com/Alex_Houseof308/status/978733074480553984

Ambode Declares Public Holiday for Buhari’s Lagos Visit

At the start of the week, the Lagos state government declared Thursday, 29 March as a public holiday, to mark the President’s visit to the state. President Muhammadu Buhari was going to be in town to launch a bus terminal. A good one, but people couldn’t believe Ambode’s decision to shut down the economy of Lagos!

 

Buhari Arrives Lagos, Traffic Wahala Goes Beyond Normal

When the President finally arrived the city on Thursday, Lagosians faced untold hardship due to traffic congestion. People expressed their displeasure at the situation and couldn’t wait for the President to leave so life could return to normal.

 

 

 

 


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