Twitter Goes Wild As Raptors Win NBA Championship, President Buhari Renames National Stadium After Moshood Abiola and Other Stories that Hit Social Media this Week
Another week with a lot of happenings on social media has come to an end. It’s time to give you a rundown of those stories that made the headlines across the globe.
Twitter Goes Wild As Raptors Win Their First Ever NBA Championship
The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA Championship in franchise history, beating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in a thrilling Game 6 and this feat naturally set Twitter on fire. I’ll let the internet take it from here with some cold, hard facts narrating how it all unfolded.
Drake, on track to becoming the most obnoxious basketball fan in the history of the game, was obviously ecstatic.
The team’s celebration was massive as they had apparently waited 24 years for this victory.
Social media came through for the 2019 NBA Champions!
Nigerians React As President Buhari Names Abuja National Stadium After Moshood Abiola
Nigeria celebrated its 20th year of uninterrupted Democracy, and marking the occasion at Eagles Square, Abuja, President Buhari announced the renaming of the National Stadium after Moshood Abiola in whose honour June 12 was dubbed Democracy day.
Nigerians flooded social media with their reactions following the announcement. While some commenters were happy with the decision, others called attention to the state of the stadium.
A few commenters also referred to the stadium as a ‘cattle grazing site’, hopeful that the new development will ensure the stadium receives better attention.
The decision was nonetheless well received by a cross-section of Nigeria’s political elite who applauded the president on social media.
In addition, the presidency officially declared June 12 Nigeria’s official Democracy Day in honour of the late businessman and politician whose victory at the June 12, 1993, presidential election was cut short by an annulment.
Super Falcons Claim First Win After Defeating South Korea
Nigerians were made happy once again after the Super Falcons rekindled the country’s chances of qualifying for the next round in the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France with a 2-0 win over their South Korean counterparts.
Asisat Oshoala’s second goal which accompanied the own goal by South Korean, easily made her the woman of the match. It earned her the applause of Nigerians who thanked her for giving the country a Democracy day gift.
The president also took time out amid the celebrations to congratulate the Falcons through his social media aid, Bashir Ahmad.
Congratulations once again to the Super Falcons, we wish them all the best with the rest of the tournament. Bring back the cup!
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