Social media trends for Tuesday 18th May, 2021

By Phil Obin

See what we gathered from social media trends for Tuesday May 18, 2021

El-rufai, Ayuba Wabba, Kaduna, NLC President

Nigerians on Twitter have reacted over the declaration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, is wanted.

This is coming on the heels of the organised protest by Unions in Kaduna over El-Rufai’s retrenchment of workers from the state’s civil service.

El-Rufai’s declaration did not go down well with some social media users who said that the governor has no right to declare any Nigerian wanted for exercising their fundamental rights.

The Social media trends for this topic was collectively at about 100,000 reactions.

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Baba Ijesha, Iyabo Ojo

There were mixed reactions following the bail granted popular comedian, Baba Ijesha who was arrested on alleged child molestation.

The Twitter mob who had earlier praised Iyabo Ojo for being a loud voice standing up for the girl child, have suddenly mocked her for being too loud about the case.

However, there were still others who frowned at the release of Baba Ijesha, insisting that he must be made to face the law.

The social media trends for Baba Ijesha, Iyabo Ojo collectively generated over 12,000 reactions.

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EFCC, Osogbo, Yahoo


There was palpable fear in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State as some suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ stormed the streets to protest against alleged arrest by EFCC.

The protest however generated reactions on social media with eyewitnesses sharing videos of the protesting youths.

They expressed surprise over the boldness of Yahoo boys, who are commonly viewed as internet fraudsters, to openly protest against their arrest.

Some even went as far as saying that Yahoo Yahoo was fast becoming institutionalized, and that it is only a matter of time before those who engaged in it start forming associations and unions to protect their unholy trade.

The social media trends cumulatively gathered a handsome amount of reactions.

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Abidemi Rufai

A cross-section of Nigerians have expressed disappointment over the arrest of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s aide, Abidemi Rufai for alleged fraud in the United States.

Rufai was reported to have used the identities of more than 100 Washington residents to steal more than $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Reacting to the development, some on social media said it was quite sad that an appointee of the government who is supposed to play the role of an ambassador got himself in such a shameful and messy act.

They, however, attempted to blame it on what they described as a faulty mechanism for appointing persons into government positions by the All Progressives Congress.

The social media trends got about 8,000 tweets.

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