Inauguration day: Bola Tinubu sworn in as Nigeria’s President, podium roof collapse in Kano

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Hey folks, how’s everyone doing? Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been sworn in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely thrilled about the public holiday. It’s a perfect way to kickstart this new chapter in our country’s administration.

Now, while we gear up for this exciting journey for the next four years, let’s take a moment to talk about what’s been going on in the social media world. Trust me; it’s been buzzing with all sorts of happenings from the real world that have sparked countless conversations and created major trends online.

I’ve curated some of the juiciest social media gossip and trends just for you. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to be entertained.

Podium roof collapse during the inauguration of Kano Governor

There was mild drama in Kano on Monday when the roof of the podium collapsed during the swearing-in of Abba Yusuf as governor of the state.

Yusuf was said to be on the podium alongside Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, his deputy, and Dije Aboki, the acting chief judge of the state, when the roof caved in.

It is understood that none of them was injured.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

On your mandate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we must stand
On your mandate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we must stand

So, after an intense battle for power in the recent presidential elections, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, emerged as the winner. The long-awaited change is finally here, and he has been sworn in as the President of Nigeria.

Last week was filled with various happenings leading up to the big event. One of the highlights was the conferment of prestigious awards. Bola Ahmed Tinubu was honoured with the GCFR (that’s the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic), and his vice, Kashim Shettima, was bestowed with the GCON (the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger).

The social media space is buzzing with tension and excitement. Supporters from opposing camps are still unhappy with the election results and are refusing to accept Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president even before he took the oath of office. It’s like a virtual battleground out there!

On your mandate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we must stand

Many have taken to the social media platform to voice their unsolicited two cents on the matter rejecting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The hashtag #TinubuIsNotMyPresident was trending over the weekend.

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2024 UK japa plans: Everyman for himself

Emdee Tiamiyu became a social media sensation during the week, and not for the right reasons. So, during an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, he dropped a bombshell by saying that Nigerians view student visas as their prayers being answered and the easiest way to escape from Nigeria and live abroad. According to him, they don’t even care about getting degrees; they just use it as a ticket to enter another country.

Now, you can imagine the uproar this caused! People went wild with the keyboard warriors and hot takes flooding social media. The UK has recently announced that they’re banning international students from bringing their dependents into the country starting in 2024. This news only fueled the fire, with many Nigerians now dragging Emdee Tiamiyu for his comments.

Even more ironic is that Emdee is a Nigerian living in the UK. So, you can understand why people quickly pointed out that he probably used the same student visa route to get there. Who is he to conclude that every Nigerian who “japas” to the UK has the same motives? At this point, many netizens hope the UK government clamps down on this new decision.

Flying Eagles, soaring steadily at U-20 world cup competition

You know, it’s quite puzzling to me right now. I can’t help but wonder if Nigerians are getting tired of watching and supporting their teams in world matches, or if the current political heat has just taken over their attention. You see, the U-20 World Cup has been going on for quite a while now, and it seems like there’s little to no buzz about it, despite the Nigerian U-20 team, also known as “The Flying Eagles,” giving it their all.

In the group stage, they pulled off an impressive victory against Italy, defeating them by two goals to nothing. That was a reason to celebrate! But in their last match against Brazil, things didn’t quite go their way, and they lost by two goals. However, despite the setback, they secured a spot in the knockout stage.

The Flying Eagles would play Argentina in a repeat of the 2005 finals in the second round of the competition, which is scheduled to kick off on Tuesday. Now, you’d think such an important milestone would generate some sort of encouragement and excitement. Well, the social media world seems to be oddly quiet about it.

This lack of buzz has sparked conversations among netizens on social media about Nigeria’s newfound commitment to their country’s football industry. It’s got people wondering why the usual hype and support are missing this time. Is it due to general fatigue from previous disappointments?

Seun Kuti, free from the police shackles for now

So, Seun Kuti has finally been released from police detention with his trial slated for July, but it seems like he’s taking a whole new approach to ease off the stress from his time behind bars.

First, his prison experience has not held him back. Seun has continued to embark on his world tour, and it seems like his time in prison might have inspired him in some way or rather given him the ginger because who embarks on a music tour just days after being released from police custody?

But here’s where it gets even more interesting. Seun updated his Instagram bio, giving us a glimpse into his prison experience. It now says “Senior Marshall, Cell One. Panti!!” It’s like he’s embracing that part of his life and letting people know about it. Quite bold, I must say.

And if that wasn’t enough to catch your attention, he also wrote on Instagram that “Being In Prison Better Than Dining With Politicians.” Now, that statement got some people scratching their heads. They found it a bit contradictory, considering some recent happenings around him, but at the end of the day, everyone’s entitled to their perspective, including the Afrobeat singer himself.

Well, this is all for now.

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