1. Nigerians, the youths most especially, went into the weekend with another shock of life as the CBN, on Friday, directed banks, financial institutions and non-financial institutions in the nation to stop providing services to the country’s crypto exchanges and close crypto accounts. The ban was contained in a circular published Friday by the CBN, which explained that the move is an extension of the bank’s earlier warnings about the risks associated with virtual currencies. Since 3 days, the Nigerians have still not come to terms with why the CBN gave the order, despite the CBN gave another explanation that cryptocurrencies are unregulated and breed illegal activities.
Former Presidential aspirant Adamu Garba agreed with the FG, though, introducing Nigerians to other ‘legal and lucrative’ businesses such as cow investment. Meanwhile, Sunday Igboho’s lawyer said the ban will not affect the donations and fundraising set up for the activist – which is majorly done via cryptocurrency.
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) February 8, 2021
2. Speaking of Sunday Igboho, KOKO released her 2nd edition of the weekly magazine series, miscroscoping the activities of the Ibadan vulcaniser cum activist, the effect on the Nigerian society, and the editorial opinion of the latest Yoruba hero. Read up here, and don’t forget to leave a comment of your opinion.
3. The weekend was not a joke for the Nigerian youths, as while they were perplexed and criticised the the Federal Government’s order to ban crypto trading, they also demanded that the accounts of #EndSARS protesters be unfrozen. The FG, had, back in October, through the CBN, frozen the accounts of the frontliners of the protests and 3 months after, the youths are still being punished for exercising their rights.
4. Not only was that the reason the #EndSARS movement trended again on social media over the weekend, but the ruling of the Chairman of the Judicial Panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi. Okuwobi had, on Saturday, ruled that the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) repossess the toll gate which has been closed since October, and begin normal operations. The Youths representatives on the panel – Rinu Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi negated this ruling saying their dissent wasn’t reflected in the ruling. They insisted the toll gate cannot be opened yet as the incidents that led to the closure of the toll gate are yet to be resolved. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa SAN, another member of the panel also agreed with them, likewise the Nigerian youths.
5. In Entertainment, Wizkid FC sent Twitter into wild as they went so far in their comparison of artistes again, bringing legend 2 Face’s African Queen beside their fave’s Ojuelegba in a poll. This did not go down well with so many tweeps and they wouldn’t have the disrespect, although, Wizkid FC came through for the poll, and named Starboy the winner.
For older Nigerians/Africans, African Queen is probably a bigger song.
Globally, Ojuelegba is bigger.
For me, Ojuelegba is the better song and it’s not even close.
But that’s purely personal—I’m not a fan of African Queen. It’s my least liked Tuface song along with Number 1. https://t.co/a9HE2Ls59K
— DaSuKi (@chukaobi) February 5, 2021
D only hit dat can battle wizkid na African Queen and ojuelegba go melt he oil bro so rest
We nor go even add 2018 to 2020 songs I swear Ayo album dey there on top ur matter >>>>🤣🤣 https://t.co/ganynhsg97
— gyrate (@GobiloW) February 6, 2021
2baba’s African queen will be relevant even in the next 10years to come. ojuelegba of barely 7yrs is no where to be found.
Stop disrespecting artiste who gave us ever lasting hit songs🙏🏿
— BENUEGIANT🦍😈 (@one_dosh) February 5, 2021
FC Comparing African Queen to Joro & Ojuelegba must be a joke or crack or both of them…
Forget about 2face,African Queen was a whirlwind that ushered a new era of music and introduced Nigeria to the international stage.
African Queen is the reason Ojuelegba exist👌
— STAN (@OBaStann) February 5, 2021
But why anyone even compare ojuelegba and African queen .. how??? https://t.co/NLYAGwQ5EZ
— * YaY TooN DaY * (@yay_tunes) February 5, 2021