Social Media Roundup: Did You Watch Roma’s Stunning UCL Comeback?
A lot happened within the week on Nigeria’s social media space and, as usual, we’ve got you covered with our favourites. Do enjoy your reading.
President Muhammadu Buhari has Officially Announced His Intention to Seek Re-election in 2019
This was the simple statement released by the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media Engagement, Bashir Ahmad.
Before now, 75-year-old President Buhari had left Nigerians guessing as to whether or not he would run for second term. But Buhari made the declaration on Monday morning at the ongoing National Executive Committee meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari has just officially announced his intention to seek re-election in 2019. Details soon…
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 9, 2018
Some people are actually excited.
— Alameenlahe (@Alameenlahe1) April 10, 2018
The Rise and Fall of Buhari.
This write up coming from the London Economist, a magazine that endorsed Buhari for President in 2015, is perhaps the most significant, objective, unbiased, unsentimental and deeply incisive analysis of the policies and actions of this presiden… pic.twitter.com/wsub2Bfwf4
— vasatends (@vasatrend1) April 10, 2018
However, not all Nigerians think this declaration is a welcome development.
You don't mean it?? 7Who does he want to rule again in 2019? pic.twitter.com/XBbcQ1jEw6
— Obaro Joseph (@barovyy) April 9, 2018
If @NewYorkTimeWorld in this tweet recognized the health challenges of @MBuhari.
Is it not advisable for him to step down and take care of his health and not allow self centered and unpatriotic Nigerians @Mohrazz to deceive him to his …………….
I rest my case. pic.twitter.com/sCg87rnlDq
— Barr. Obinna Okeagu (@obaino_x) April 10, 2018
Roma Completes Stunning UCL Comeback, Sends Barcelona Reeling
Roma overcame a 4-1 loss to Barcelona in the first leg, scoring three unanswered at the raucous Stadio Olimpico to oust Lionel Messi & Co.
There were two sides facing three-goal deficits in the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday. One was widely considered to have at least a chance of going through–but it was the one that didn’t that pulled off the unlikely miracle after all.
Kostas Manolas!!!! #ASRoma lead 3-0 on the night vs #Barça, and they have the away goals edge at 4-4 on aggregate!!! Great header at the near post off the corner, and what a comeback! #DajeRoma #RomaBarca #UCL pic.twitter.com/AMWDKNOolm
— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) April 10, 2018
— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) April 10, 2018
The excitement that followed Roma’s improbable place in the semifinals…
Imagine only beating Barcelona 3-0 😉
— alexander sims (@sandssims) April 11, 2018
If you give it out, you've got to be able to take it as well! 😅
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 13, 2018
The 2017 Batch A Stream 1 Completes their Youth Service
As the country’s security improves, the management of the National Youth Service Corps decided to hold a full ceremonial Passing Out Parade, POP for corp members.
— NYSC HQ Nigeria (@nysc_ng) April 12, 2018
The felicitations, wishes and prayers poured in.
Congratulations to everyone who completed their NYSC today.
They call it Labour Market but it shall be a Favour Market for you and your hustle. IJN.
Be Determined, Remain Focused, Never Give Up and Always Put God first.
Happy NYSC pop day
— Iyá Lájè Of Lagos (@newscantell) April 12, 2018
Nysc Issol over !!!!!! pic.twitter.com/yUIVffUbNt
— Daddy G.O (@sir_kenayo) April 12, 2018
Congratulations to Rihanna and Nicki Minaj on ur successful Nysc POP it's been God truly 😍 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/JxWq4LJgpp
— Sonny Mbok (@fynesonny) April 12, 2018
I remember when we were leaving home for @nysc_ng many of us were like I'm gonna save a lot. So let me ask you. How much have you saved from ur allawee? 😂😂😂.
Me; let's just thank God POP is near.
— Best Rapper Unsigned (@MC_KAYBOY) April 2, 2018
There was also a proposal!
— NAIJ.com (@naijcom) April 12, 2018