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  So this week on social media and especially on Twitter this week. The Twittersphere always finds a way to talk because that is what is it was designed to do. So this week was no different. In fact, stuff from last week took a new twist this week. Here goes:
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1. Crypto/CBN

Last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria, reminded banks, in a circular, the circular was effectively a stern warning to banks to dissociate themselves from activities related to cryptocurrency trading. Not long after the ban started affecting the relationship of banks to their customers on that front. Fintechs that dealt in cryptocurrency had to end their relationship with physical banks via virtual accounts. At some point during the week, users on Twitter started reporting their accounts restricted due to their activities related to cryptocurrency.

2. #OccupyLekkiTollGate

Last Friday, the judicial commission had handed back control of the Toll Gate to the LCC. People did not take it lying down and soon enough the hashtag showed up and a protest was billed for the 13th of February. The reaction to it was another hashtag, #DefendLagos by those who claimed they were strongly opposed to the protest such that they would protest against the protest. The authorities have gone on to condemn in strong terms the planned protests.
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3. Segalink Segun Awosanya (Segalink), convener of the #EndSARS got a lot of flak for voting on the judicial panel that the toll gate be opened. The dragging was brutal and it would not be the first time the man would get called out for being a lackey to the government. He did defend himself but it did not matter to those who had it in for him.

4. Obalende

Cult violence erupted in Obalende, a popular transit point in Lagos. The violence was later revealed to be a result of a dispute between rival NURTW/cult groups. The violence was noted for the fact that there were many security installations in the area yet such violence where guns were used was allowed to happen.

5. DJ Cuppy

DJ Cuppy seems to enjoy being on the trend table or maybe it is the other way round. She trended this week as she made good on her threat last week of suing. Her lawyers served Isreal Afeare a court notice in relation to the statement he made last week about the kerfuffle between Cuppy and Zlatan Ibile and the Davido associate was forced to apologize publicly to Cuppy in hope. Share and comment and look out for this piece next week. Have a blessed weekend. Featured Image Source: Arise News
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This article was first published on 13th February 2021


Some call me David. Others, Emerie. Others, (unfortunate fellows) Biggie. I like to think that I have sense and that is why I write too. Otherwise, I draw and paint and sing (in the bathroom) and love to make people laugh. I love to understand how things work and that’s why I love DIY videos and YouTube of course. Follow me on Twitter @EmerieOkwara

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