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Twitter Pulse Week 2

Welcome to a new week. The above graph shows the interest in the Canadian Permanent Residence among Nigerians. Take note of the regions where there are spikes in the graph.

The Goodbye Nigeria post led to Nigerians doing the #snowpose on Twitter. Nigerians from countries with winter took pictures of themselves in the snow.

Elegushi Beach

COVID-19 is in Lagos. Disregarding all warnings by the government, Lagosians stormed the beach on the first Sunday of the year. You can view the picture below:

Elegushi Beach

Such as situation is the ideal environment for the Coronavirus to be spread and some of the beach goers have now tested positive.

Elegushi Beach Aftermath

Panti After Party

The government with view to curbing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus has placed an embargo on clubs, bars and restaurants.

Sadly, Lagosians didn’t heed the warnings and some of them were caught by the Lagos State Taskforce.

Party Goers
Panti After Party

FG to Borrow Dormant Account Balance

Dormant Accounts

As part of measures to shore up the national purse, the Federal Government has started borrowing from dormant accounts.

DNA Testing

After the FCMB Scandal, Twitter NG was buzzing with reasons why men should do DNA Testing.

Most heart-wrenching is the story below:

Family Feud I
Family Feud II
Family Feud III

Code of Conduct

How bad the level of poverty in Nigeria is can be felt by the code of conduct of a supermarket in Port-harcourt.

You can read this below:

Code of Conduct 1
Code of Conduct 2
Code of Conduct 3

As you can see for yourself, this isn’t a code of conduct, it is the terms of slavery.

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Twitter Pulse Week 1

Welcome to the new year. Since Twitter is where the pulse of the nation can be felt, I realise that it would be nice to curate tweets the resonate with me.

The above image is the story of the GDP of Nigeria from 2000 to 2019. You can tell for yourself how well the current administration has performed.

Goodbye Nigeria

Goodbye Nigeria

A Twitter user finally achieved his goal of leaving Nigeria. He came on Twitter to celebrate and met with serious backlash.

Backlash
Backlash Continues

If that was all, I would not feel bad. Sadly, more was to come:

Bad Belle

Sadly, one of the commentators lives in Canada.

Wizard

Clout Chasing

How far people will go for clout can be seen in the actions of a Twitter user called Didi of Malaysia. When called out, she had no reply.

Clout Chasing

Rape Attitude

False Rape Allegation

Today rape has become trivialised. The prevailing attitude about rape is simply scary.

Rape Mindset
Rape Setup

Feast Afrique

Feast Afrique has released a digital library of culinary text. One of the reminders that Twitter like real life comes with its own ray of hope.

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Welcome to a New Year

In the last weeks of 2020, the NIN issue which hounded JAMB registration in the early part of 2020 reared its ugly head.

Amidst the panic caused by the sudden announcement that everyone must link their SIM cards to their NIN, we have made it into a new year.

I once wrote the article My Top 10 Predictions for 2020 for the year 2020. Considering the fact that I missed the most important event of the year 2020, I won’t be making any prediction for the New Year.

However, I wish everyone reading this a prosperous 2021.

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Chernobyl

The accident at Chernobyl exposed the underbelly of Soviet authority to the entire world. In some ways, the reactor was a metaphor for the state: outdated, crumbling, dysfunctional, headed towards its own implosion.

The Heroic Bitter Land of ‘Chernobyl’ – The Moscow Times

The entire episode of the Coronavirus in Nigeria has convinced me that the country is heading towards its own implosion.

This article will cover events in the 13th week of the year and some this week.

Covid-19: The Unravelling Of The Nigerian Elite

When a nation defines it elites by the amount of money rather than their contributions to society will eventually face and existential crisis.

The Nigerian elite has been revealed to be incapable of handling the entire situation. From the moment the first cases were identified, action should have been taken to lockdown the country.

Now we are all in the country faced with squalid hospitals where nothing works.

Coronavirus Curfew

After weeks of begging the President to address the country, when he finally did, he would declare a lockdown on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states.

Unlike other nations where citizens are able to be catered to, the food provided to individuals that did get it left a lot to be desired.

Nigerian Army Removes General

The Boko Haram situation in Nigeria is in its 11th year. Yet, a brave General who could speak like this hasn’t been given the chance to prove himself.

Personally, I no longer believe that the nation wants to solve the problem. There are too many vested interests in the problem still being unresolved.

Chad Launches ‘Massive’ Joint Operation Against Jihadists

This week showed Nigerians what was possible when a leader leads from the front.

This article on Nairaland looks at this situation.

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Lockdown in Lagos

The above picture isn’t from a war scene. It is from an explosion that occurred in the Abule Ado area of Lagos State on the 15th of March.

Amidst the crying and pain from the event, there was more to come in the month of March as the Coronavirus kept spreading in the state.

As a result of this, a lockdown was declared by Lagos state. Then after a broadcast by the President of Nigeria, a new lockdown was declared in the state.

The absence of leadership from the center has been very glaring. At the end of the day, after being roused to action by clamours on social media, the broadcast happened.

Tomorrow will be the first day of the Lockdown. Bad governance will kill everyone.