Social Media Trends For Saturday 17th October: #Osinbajo And More

Otedola Bridge
Otedola Bridge trended once again following reported explosion of a tanker at about 2.36 am Saturday.

Reacting to the development, many decried the incessant mishaps on that spot, with some suggesting there was a spiritual dimension to it.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came up on the trend as many Nigerians took to social media to dissect his address on the current situation in Nigeria.

The VP in a series of tweets Friday night, said it was understandable how the people feel regarding government’s response to issues of police brutality, and that this time the administration has taken far-reaching measures to ensure that the call for reforms in the Nigeria Police Force is implemented to the latter.

While some received his statement with doubts, many expressed confidence in the administration’s commitment to reforming the Police.

The ongoing wave of protests across the country has assumed a cyber dimension as reports on social media alleged that a hacking syndicate, codenamed ‘Anonymous’ had successfully hacked websites of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The hackers’ actions, however, appear to be feeding the ego of EndSARS protesters, as they expressed their support to ‘Anonymous’ and urged the group to leak sensitive information that would further inspire and attract more protests nationwide.

Nigerians on social media seemed to have momentarily taken a break from EndSARS protest to call out the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Channels Television to explain the discrepancy in the Coronavirus cases reported in Lagos on Friday.

Channels had reported that 181 students tested positive in Lekki, while the NCDC in its daily update, recorded 85 in Lagos State.

Those who reacted said that the discrepancy was beginning to raise doubt over the actual figure of Coronavirus cases in the Country.

There was outrage on social media following an alleged attack on the convoy of Osun State Governor by EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the State capital.

The protesters, however, countered the allegation and said that they were being shot at by the security personnel in Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s convoy, claiming that one person was killed and several others sustained injuries.

They said while other governors were protecting protesters, governor Oyetola was attacking them, adding that people like him were the reason the protest was continuing.


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