Social Media Trends for Monday 17th August 2020



The examination for Senior Secondary School Certificate trended as candidates in Nigeria joined their counterparts in other WAEC Member States, with many Nigerians taking to Twitter to wish them success.

Some, however, alleged that the opening paper of the examination, which is Mathematics, had been leaked across various social media platforms since last week.

This, according to them, underscores the questionable integrity of the examination.


For the umpteenth time, Abia State has been on the trends, as Nigerians continue to thrash the issue of filthiness that is gradually taking over major cities of the State.

Twitter users also lashed out at Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, following reports that Abia State Polytechnic lecturers have not been paid salaries for the past 20 months.


Mischief makers were at it again today, as they flooded the social media space with the sarcasm, ‘ThankYouBuhari’.

A good number of Nigerians however did not buy into it, as they ventilated their position with the fact that different countries in the world have their peculiar challenges; and therefore Nigeria is not an exception.

They agreed that what the government needs at this moment is the total support and commitment from citizens to tackle the various challenges confronting the nation.


The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin, trended on Twitter after he defended allegations against the sacked UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

Some Nigerians who reacted, faulted Babalakin, saying the allegations were alarming. Others however saw nothing wrong with the sack, since Ogundipe was yet to come out and defend himself or deny the accusations.


Nigerians have taken to social media to admonish the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, to subject himself to the laws of the land.

The admonition follows Oyedepo’s alleged rejection of the amended Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020, which stipulates the appointment of trustees for religious organizations in the country.

Those who reacted to his stance, urged him to lead by example as even the Bible says constituted authorities should be respected.

However, there were those who supported the Pastor and warned against the Government’s interference in the church.


Nigerians have expressed shock over the nullification of the Bayelsa governorship election by the State Election Petition Tribunal.

Though the development was received with mixed feelings, some however expressed concern about the political stability in the State.

Others were also of the view that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been making several unpardonable mistakes which have led to incessant cases of election cancellation, thereby putting unnecessary costs on the government.

David Lyon

As a fallout from the Bayelsa verdict of the state election petition tribunal which nullified the governorship election, some Nigerians have started building hope on a possible return of David Lyon as governor.

Others argued that should there be a fresh election in the state, David Lyon may not likely stand a chance of participating in the bye-election, since the Supreme Court had concluded his case, which involved that of outright disqualification.


The hashtag trended on Twitter as a means of creating awareness on a job matching portal put in place by the Edo State Government to connect job seekers with job opportunities.

Many people who reacted on the hashtag, lauded the initiative and called for its sustenance.

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