Social Media Roundup: Chimamanda is Upset that Hillary Clinton’s Twitter Bio Begins with ‘Wife’

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On our Social Media Roundup for this week, a lot stories had left the social media space bubbling. Guess what? We’re here to let you in on them!

Dino Melaye: The Senator who Jumped Off a Moving Police Van

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West stirred up a lot of  controversy after jumping off a police van while being taken to Lokoja, Kogi State, for a possible parade and subsequent arraignment in court. The Nigerian Police has, however, explained the circumstances that led to Tuesday’s escape of the Senator.

Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, told journalists at the premises of Zanklin Hospital, Utako District, Abuja where the senator was receiving treatment following the development, that he escaped around Area 1 of the Federal Capital Territory.

According to him, men believed to be working for him got wind of the police movement and attacked the police vehicle carrying him around the Area 1 area with their vehicle after which the senator jumped down and bolted away in the process.

Nigerians on social media, in their characteristic nature, saw the comedy in it.

Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe Wins BBnaija 2018

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Miracle has emerged the winner of the third season of reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria, which came to a thrilling climax on Sunday night.

Having emerged 1st among 20 contestants in the Big Brother Naija Double Wahala edition, he will get N25 million cash prize, a brand-new SUV valued at about N12 million, an all-expense paid travel for two to an exotic location valued at N4.7 million and a complete entertainment system valued at N3.3 million.

According to the organizers, over 170 million votes were cast during this season’s #BBNaija show; 30 million of it coming in the final week.

Arsène Wenger Resigns from Arsenal Football Club

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Arsène Wenger has resigned as Manager of Arsenal FC, bringing the curtain down on almost 21 years of being in charge of the Premier League club. The Frenchman won 3 league titles and 6 FA Cups during his time at Highbury and The Emirates.

A lot of people were quite emotional about his resignation.

Chimamanda Adichie and  Hillary Clinton’s Bio

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Another trending story is about an interview  Chimamanda Adichie had with Hillary Clinton asking her why the word ‘wife’ began her Twitter bio.

According to her, Hillary is one woman who has achieved a lot and is not just a wife. Due to this, there was a lot of backlash on social media. Some people are of the opinion that she is taking the feminist thing too far. Some others think Chimamanda’s remarks had stirred a debate on the definition of equality and feminism. They are asking, “Isn’t feminism based on the principle that women can be whatever and whoever they choose to be?”


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