We bring you a roundup of the biggest topics that dominated your social media conversations today. No alterations, just straight out of your mouths – or fingers.
Between the Nigerian Police, Bukola Saraki and the Offa robbery attack
On Sunday, the Nigerian Police Force announced that Senate President, Bukola Saraki had been invited for questioning in connection with the bank robbery that led to the death of about 33 people including 9 police officers.
The Senate President’s name had been mentioned by the suspected leader of the gang who said he was a thug who had worked for Saraki since he was governor of Kwara state.
In an audio interview that was released earlier today, the suspected gang leader confessed to being Saraki’s thug but denied his involvement claiming “they did not send us for the robbery but because we are their political thugs, that’s what led us to the robbery.”
Following the announcement made by the police spokesperson to probe Saraki, he tweeted:
I have just informed my ADC to get the letter of invitation from @PoliceNG in respect of the allegations raised yesterday — so that I can immediately honour the alleged invitation.
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) June 4, 2018
Later in the day though, the police retracted the intention to probe the Senate President but instead requested that he responds to the allegations in writing.
Here’s how Twitter is responding to the back-and-forths:
Really, it doesn’t make sense to me what the IG claims against Saraki. It’s not about liking anybody or not, but it doesn’t just make sense.
The scenerio isn’t even good enough for a movie. There is need for a serious intervention from the highest office.
— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) June 4, 2018
If Saraki is innocent, the case will fizzle and disappear once it no longer has political relevance.
If Saraki is guilty, the case will fizzle and disappear once it no longer has political relevance.
Nothing in this is about justice, it’s all politics. Don’t lose your sleep.
— AYO SOGUNRO (@ayosogunro) June 3, 2018
So Bukola Saraki, a two-time Governor of Kwara and now a Senate president with his ‘boy’, Ahmed as serving Governor and his wife, a daughter of the famous Ojora family of Lagos does not know where to raise money and decides to arm some boys to rob a bank in Offa,Kwara. Any sense?
— May Ubeku (@Maybeks) June 3, 2018
I do not sympathise with Saraki or any other legislator reportedly being hounded by the police. They were wilfully deaf when Nigerian youths were screaming about being harassed
— Aláshelà (@AjalaYemi) June 4, 2018
This Offa bank robbery and Saraki indictment is dirty politics gone too extreme.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) June 4, 2018
German footballer, Leroy Sane is not going to the World Cup and we all think that’s insane
Football enthusiasts are in shock after Germany today released their final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and one of its best players was omitted.
Leroy Sane is an impressive player who has had a fantastic with club side, Manchester City and even winning a Premier League title, also earning himself a PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Although German coach, Joachim Loew admits Sane is a talented player, he says the Man City winger “in his games with the national team… hasn’t quite done the business.”
The reactions on social media are quite hilarious:
Is God not a Miracle God? 😂😂
Leroy Sane will be at home watching Onazi, Joel Obi play in World Cup. 😂
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) June 4, 2018
Must be some World Cup squad Germany have got if they can leave out Leroy Sane.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) June 4, 2018
No Leroy Sane?
Germany is disrespectful.
— Shak (@NotShak) June 4, 2018
But this one is apt:
No Sane? Not sane.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 4, 2018
Can you really be successfully romantic in Nigeria?
How you want to be with bae:
Do you ever just want to sit outside with someone and talk all night? Literally All Night
— Rich🍇 (@Yaat__) June 2, 2018
But the harsh realities keep haunting you:
Depends on the mosquitoes in that area bruh. Malaria can hinder true love. https://t.co/JrtIQ3TUii
— Simi (@SympLySimi) June 4, 2018