This week, Twitter Nigeria was thrown into a satellite TV frenzy with the announcement of TSTV, a new Nigerian-owned satellite TV service. TSTV will launch in Nigeria on October 1 with the promise of affordable subscription, pay per view and a lot more.
Here are a few ways Nigerians reacted to the news:
— AA Na’adiyalle (@ameeen__Ali) September 21, 2017
DSTV has been scamming Nigerians for more than a decade… their time is over #TSTV
— tobi oni (@Tobbey_marrs) September 22, 2017
Don’t believe the hype
So much noise on here about #TSTV yesterday… Checked their website… And I can already deduce that they are not ready.
— Olaoluwakitan (@Ola_Kitan) September 21, 2017
Not excited over this tstv gist. Might be another trash that can't compete with dstv.
— Su (@dcodedboii) September 20, 2017
Too good to be true
— OTAS™ (@Tasonivan) September 21, 2017
Lmaoo yes. I feel TSTV are trying to attract customers then speed up the tariffs in coming months that's why the math isn't adding up
— olanna. (@Phoenvvx) September 22, 2017
Rich people problems
— Portrait Artist (@badt_BOI_) September 21, 2017
— Sir Bigfem #JM (@bigfemluvsUTD) September 21, 2017
While we wait for TSTV to (not) displace DSTV in Nigeria, here are some other interesting topics on social media this week.
For the love of all that is creative
Black artists all over the world had a field day on Twitter this week with the #Drawingwhileblack hashtag. The movement was created to celebrate black creatives and showcase their talents. Some very talented Nigerian artists joined in:
— princess kay (@princess_kay__) September 16, 2017
— Portrait Artist (@badt_BOI_) September 17, 2017
— Deo (@Diorrla) September 16, 2017
So much talent! Check out more amazing pictures here.
The man with a plan
Earlier this week, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications expressed his confidence over succeeding the current governor of Oyo state come 2019.
He believes he is the right man for the job considering his track record. However, many Nigerians do not think so.
You'll never be effective in your current job if your focus is on your next job. | I’ll succeed Ajimobi in 2019. https://t.co/siQLbbEs8x
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) September 19, 2017
I'm surprised too. Making Shittu a gov in Oyo state will be a disaster. He's not proven any competency beyond speaking for Oke Ogun.
— Adebayo Salami (@Le_Stylo) September 19, 2017
Oyo State has suffered: Ladoja, Alao-Akala, and now the possibility of Adebayo Shittu as governor.
— Onye Nkuzi (@cchukudebelu) September 18, 2017
All we can do is wait to see how things unfold in 2019.
So long ASUU strike!
This year’s edition of the annual Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike ended this week. The union expects the government to meet their demands before the end of October, else they embark on another strike. As expected, Nigerians took to social media:
The real reason behind the ASUU strike
I don't understand. Buhari came back ASUU went on strike Buhari travelled again ASUU suspends strike
— Jorndoe (@Jorndoe) September 19, 2017
Some think it is too soon
ASUU WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! I'M NOT READY! RT IF YOU ARE NOT READY TOO! 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😩😩😩😩😩😨😨😨😨😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/Fep8JfikJq
— A Y O M I D E (@Stunt247) September 18, 2017
This time around, ASUU really caught everyone off 👇 pic.twitter.com/wZBtm5UTRT
— Tweeter Active (@TweeteractiveNG) September 18, 2017
While others are just worried about exams
When you've not read anything during the strike period & you now hear that ASUU has called off the strike pic.twitter.com/LVFrDf4ZI5
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) September 19, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: ASUU calls off strike
SCHOOL AUTHORITY : Exam starts next week
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) September 18, 2017
This one is just funny
We are just glad the strike is over.
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