Social Media Trends for Thursday 24th September


Another gas explosion occured on Thursday in Ajuwon (Iju-Ishaga) a boarder community between Lagos and Ogun state leaving at least 30 persons critucally injured.

Many trouble Nigerians who commented on the trend expressed concern over the spate of gas explosions in Lagos in recent times and called on the government to enact and implement laws that could help forestall such disasters in the future.

Niger Republic
Mixed reactions have trailed Federal Government’s approval of $1.96 billion for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to Niger Republic.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, said that the sum approved for the development of the proposed rail line linking Kano-Dutse-Katsina-Jibia and to Maradi in Niger Republic is inclusive of Value Added Tax.

But a cross section of Nigerians who reacted on social media, faulted the Federal Government, saying there are priority areas the money should have been channelled into, such as repairs of dilapidated federal roads across the country.

However, others supported the move, as they affirmed that it would facilitate the movement of goods and services between both countries, which would in turn impact positively on the nation’s economy.

Today marked day 2 of the annual Olojo Festival; the celebration of the remembrance of “Ogun”, god of Iron, who is believed to be the first son of Oduduwa, progenitor of the Yoruba people.

Reacting to this year’s event which was tagged ‘a virtual experience’, proud lfe sons and daughters eulogized their cultural heritage as they celebrated highlights of the event with pictures and short videos.

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