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SocialMediaTrends: More on Wike, Amaechi brawl & why Sanwo-Olu is blocking Twitter followers



Battle of the lords resumes, as Amaechi hits back, says Gov Wike always high on alcohol

The shouting match between the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike following the latter’s corruption allegation against Amaechi got tougher on Thursday.

Wike had accused the Minister, who is his predecessor, of failing to account for an alleged $308m accrued from the sale of state-owned power plants and other critical assets during his tenure.

Amaechi, responding to the allegation, said Wike must have spoken under the influence of alcohol, adding that the governor was once a staff of his and that he (Amaechi) could therefore not condescend to trading words with him.

“He was my staff, I can’t bring myself low. I was governor, I was also a speaker, I’m a minister. I was the two-term chairman of the governor’s forum. The same when I was a speaker. Why should I be discussing with him,” Amaechi said

Meanwhile, social media users have found the altercation between the two politicians rather amusing.

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A tweet by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, heartily congratulating African Fintech firm and payment company, Flutterwave, for hitting an epic milestone in the tech industry got Nigerians on social media stirred up.

In the tweet, Sanwo-Olu assured that he was committed to “supporting deeper interactions” with the payment company after the Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga Agboola, recently announced that the company was now worth over $1 billion.

Nigerians knocked the governor for showing ‘faux’ support to the start-up, like he did to bike-hailing firms, Gokada, ORide and, only for his administration to impose a crackdown on their activities around Lagos later on.

The massive call-out, infact, seemed to have gotten to the governor, whose official Twitter handle immediately began to use the block button on critics.

Nigerians reacted thus:


Tweeps also reacted to the commissioning of the newly completed Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) headquarters building at its PortHarcourt base by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

…By Okiemute Abraham

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