Following the madness that has taken place in the country over the past few weeks, the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation with a video broadcast last night. There were many things that could be taken from that speech but hope is not one of them.

For the first time in a long time, and in reaction to the president’s speech, Nigerian Twitter became funny again. We have compiled some of the most hilarious tweets from last night. We laugh, so we don’t cry.

Nobody does it better

This one that hit too close to home

This one about coming back to Nigeria after 2023

When the Canadian authorities find you without a Visa

But this one is pure facts

If you’re already married, sorry o

But this mother isn’t having any of that

If only we saw what Michael saw

There’s no better time to be humble

Plan A is completed. We move to Plan B

Sometimes revolutionary ideas come in the most desperate times


A fave: “Sho ma gba lapping”

This seems a little suspicious, doesn’t it.

I’m sorry, LAYERS?

Cotonou isn’t even that far

Nollywood has a clip for every situation



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