Social Media Trends For Wednesday 28th October 2020

Admin 28-Oct-2020 Nigeria_News

By Olayemi Esan

Okonjo-Iweala

It was a festive mood after news of the emergence of former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the World Trade Organization, filtered into the social media space.

Many Nigerians congratulated her for achieving the great feat of being the first woman and African to head the organization since it was established in 1995.

Some also gave kudos to President Muhammadu Buhari for rallying support at the state level thus playing a significant role in Okonjo-Iweala's victory.

EndMilitaryBrutality

The hashtag trended on social media following alleged reports of brutal treatments meted out on people who violated curfew in Osun State.

Unverified videos that went viral, show some group of youths rolling in a pool of muddy water, while being flogged by soldiers who surrounded them.

Those who reacted said it was unfortunate that while the government was working to address issues pertaining to the EndSARS protests, men of the Nigerian Army were taking advantage of the curfew in some states to brutalize citizens.

However, some said it was equally wrong for people to flout the curfew put in place for their own safety.

HouseToHouse

The order by some state governors directing security agencies to embark on a house-to-house search for looted items has generated mixed reactions.

While some supported the approach, others dismissed it and said if the governors could dish out such order, what then prevented them from equally ordering house-to-house distribution of COVID-19 palliatives.

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