The current climate in Nigeria is a turbulent one to say the least. Fuelled by an economic recession and uncertainty over the health of current president Muhammadu Buhari, citizens of Africa’s most populous country have taken to the streets to vent their frustrations.
In Nigeria, there are three distinct protest movements being propelled by the following twitter hashtags- #IStandWithTuface,#EnoughisEnough and IStandWithNigeria.
— Wizkid (@wizikidayo) January 31, 2017
— Bastian (@El_Gandaf) February 2, 2017
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) February 1, 2017
The second protest movement has come out in support of the current government under the name #IStandWithBuhari. This movement has however been plagued by rumours of protesters being paid to back the government..
— Gist Writer. (@GistWriter) February 6, 2017
— Abdullahi Sa'idu Wasagu (@Abdullwasagu) February 7, 2017
#IStandWithNigeria calls on Nigerians to unite in order to save the country. They believe that all Nigerians should work for Nigeria in order for Nigeria to work for them.
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè 🇳🇬 (@YemieFash) February 6, 2017
I'm so proud to be a Nigerian. We are a strong people. #IStandWithNigeria
— oluwatise (@maintishe) February 6, 2017
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) February 6, 2017