Social Media Roundup: Magu, DSS and EFCC Saga, Third Mainland Bridge, and Other Trending Stories this Week

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Hi guys, welcome to the end of this wet week. As usual, the social media space was not without its buzz and one that rocked this week was the proposed closure of the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

According to the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, the federal government will shut down the Third Mainland Bridge to traffic for six months, beginning from July 24. This is to enable the government to undertake maintenance work on the surface.

Magu, DSS and EFCC Saga, Third Mainland Bridge, and Other Trending Stories
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Although it’s not going to be total closure as there would be time restrictions on the lanes, social media, nonetheless, criticised the decision inquiring why the maintenance wasn’t carried out during the total lockdown that saw little or no movement on the bridge.

Whichever way, it’s been announced, so brace up guys!

The Trilogy: DSS, Magu and EFCC

…”the hunter becomes the hunted.”

Earlier this week, news made the rounds that the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu over allegations of corruption and diversion of public funds.

Although the DSS denied arresting the former anti-corruption boss, claiming he was only invited to a presidential panel’s investigation, that did little or nothing to sway the bants that ensued on social media.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as investigations continue. 

Omohtee’s BBC Interview

BBC Pidgin released an interview with the popular but controversial Twitter user, Omohtee this week. In the interview, she spoke of her experience with the underfire cosmetic surgeon, Dr Anu of MedContour.

https://twitter.com/instablog9ja/status/1280906847348809732

Omohtee (or Jesusbaby) who had earlier been ‘dragged’ on Twitter when she called out Dr. Anu earlier this year, seemed to have drawn pity from several users with the video as they sympathised with her experience.

However, the bants still came on.

#RIPTikTok: Grew During the Lockdown, Dead Post-Lockdown?

Social media went wild this week with theories that the short videos sharing platform, Tik Tok has come to the end of its lifespan.

Reports surfaced of videos not receiving likes, and of the app not displaying view counts for videos, which is very unusual for the app. This is coming on the back of the US government’s plans to ban the app and other Chinese based apps.

Recently India banned the app following the country’s tensions with China.

https://twitter.com/allie_habibi/status/1281295065818836998

That’s all we have for you this week on our social media roundup. Please do well to subscribe for our daily newsletter below to get the latest updates in the world of tech in Nigeria and Africa.

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