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Welcome to the first edition of the Twitter Round-up in 2017. This is where we keep you informed with some of the talking points on Twitter Nigeria every week. On this week’s episode we will be looking at:

  • INCREASED IMPORT DUTIES

  • JOHN MIKEL OBI

  • THE SOUTHERN KADUNA CRISES

We also have tweet(s), twitpic(s) and video(s) of the week. Let us begin:

INCREASED IMPORT DUTIES

The wailing began quite early this year. This was triggered by the news that the Federal Government had increased import duties on consumables and luxury items. To the surprise of most people, the list of items had antimalarials and antibiotics too. You can read for yourselfย here

The wailing started across various timelines:

Then came the minister of health to deny the reports through his twitter handle:

So who do we believe then?

MIKEL LEAVES CHELSEA

After spending ten wonderful years and winning all there is to win in Europe as a top player, Super Eagles’ Captain decided it was time to move on from Chelsea. If you have been following European football this season, you would have noticed that Mikel has not featured in Conte’s side. So it only made sense for him to leave. Off to China he went as he signed for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda where he will be making a lot in terms of weekly wages, one ‘title’ he needs to keep winning. He penned this beautiful letter to all Chelsea supporters:

And Twitter Nigeria reacted:

We wish Mikel all the best in China.

THE SOUTHERN KADUNA CRISES

Last year on the Twitter Round-up, the issue regarding herdsmen attacking communities was one topic that featured a few times. Notably were attacks in Agatu, in Benue and Enugu. Southern Kaduna wasn’t spared as killings were carried out in communities there. Throughout the holiday period, there were reports of killings happening in communities in Southern Kaduna despite the presence of security men and curfews imposed by the state government. Last week, it continued again and Twitter Nigeria reacted:

This is our hope and prayer for Southern Kaduna.

TWEET(S)/TWITPIC(S) OF THE WEEK

Here are our tweets/twitpics of the week:

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

We have come to the end of this weekโ€™s episode of the twitter weekly round-up. Till I come your way next week, have an amazing and fulfilling week ahead.

Tonypox

Disclaimer: The whole idea of the twitter weekly round-up is to keep people informed and for entertainment. If you are uncomfortable with your tweets appearing on the round-up, kindly inform us and we will take note and not include them again. Thank you

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