Saturday, October 1, 2022

#EndSARS, Celebrities Fight, Insecurity And More Events That Topped The Weekend

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Another weekend is gone, and it’s a new Monday, the beginning of a another week. As usual, the weekend saw a lot of happenings here and there, including KOKO’s maiden edition of a weekly magazine. Here is a recap of the top stories of the weekend you might have missed.
  1. The week ended on a sad note as renowned Hollywood star Cicely Tyson breathed her last, leaving Nigerians and the rest of the world to mourn. Then came the news of Nigeria’s very own OAP and co-founder, The Future Awards, Emilia Asim-Ita, who passed on to the great beyond after a successful appendicitis surgery.

  2. Saturday opened with Nigerian men taking the living attendance as they woke and logged into Twitter. An e-feminist, Uloma ha on Friday evening imagined a world without men and wished that men would stop existing. This sent some form of thoughts and fear down the spines of the male gender, and so when they woke the next day, they thought to inform Uloma of their liveliness.

  3. Then came the story of a student of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba who was failed a course in her 200 level simply because she was a model, shocking and funny, isn’t it? Favour brought her story to social media, lamenting how she had passed the course back in year two, even certified by the lecturer who took the course, but her omnibus insisted failure, with the explanation that if she were serious with her studies, she wouldn’t have gone into modelling. The worst of all is that AAUA did not bring up all of these drama until when she was supposed to be mobilised for NYSC. Read her story here
  4. Nigeria’s elder statesman Olusegun Obasanjo has hammered on the very problem of Nigeria, acknowledged that his generation screwed things up, and advised the new generation to brace up to do better.
  5. Just a week and a day after Sunday Igboho launched an attack on Fulani Herdsmen in Oyo, South-West Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu, who had applauded the former has led his men to combat the same tribe in the East. Operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), formed by the IPOB leader, Kanu, invaded the camp of Fulani herdsmen in Isiukwuato, Abia State, chasing them away and killing dozens of their cows. He had shared a video showing the operatives burning houses and cows allegedly belonging to the Fulani herdsmen. He then captioned, “Video of men at work last night across all the towns and villages of the old Bende Division, especially Isiukwuato”, on his Facebook page. Like Sunday’s case, this has led to a lot of criticisms and of course, support from some other people. While Governor Ganduje has told the FG to ban herders from North to South movement, Governor Abiodun’s media aide says Ogun State’s arms are warmly open to Sunday Igboho.
  6. After mocking President Buhari and the new Service Chiefs, Boko Haram terrorists have again struck in Borno State, not just civilians, but a military base. A member of the civilian JTF, a Police officer and another person were said to have been gunned down along the Maiduguri, Magumeri road, Northeast Nigeria. The insurgents had stationed three gun trucks between Chabol and Magumeri and then fired at the military base. Many Nigerians have in turn doubted the competence of the Service Chiefs, although so early, if they will be able to deliver Nigeria. Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State thinks the former security chiefs failed in the war against insecurity as a result of them delving into politics, saying they were very much involved in politics in the stead of concentrating on the security of the nation. He believes these new ones will do better if they do not toe the path of their predecessors.
  7. The Nigerian Army gave a less shocker as it announced that it had disbanded its legal team and also pulled them out of the investigative hearing of the Lagos State Judicial Panel set up to look into the inhumane treatment of Lagosians by SARS officials, and the Lekki Massacre back in October 2020. After more pieces of evidence were produced to back the claims of Nigerian soldiers shooting peaceful protesters at the tollgate, a member of the army counsel, S.N. Agwhe notified the Panel of Akinlolu Kehinde, Head of the army legal team submitting a memo about the disbandment. Where will this panel of a thing lead to? Only God knows!

  8. While Nigeria is battling some serious insecurity issues, some celebrities in the entertainment sector are still given to biff, fights and resentment among themselves. Such is the case of Timaya calling Duncan Mighty rubbish. As the norm of fans and lovers of the sector, comparison between the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa and the singer and music producer from Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. Reacting, Timaya took to Twitter to berate the comparison, not only that, he dragged Duncan Mighty in the mud. “E BE LIKE SAY UNA DEY REASON ME LES LES. NOBODY SHOULD EVER PUT MY NAME OR COMPARE ME TO ANY RUBBISH AGAIN. WHAT DISRESPECT”, he wrote.
  9.  Meanwhile, Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu is still preaching the gospel of coming out to declare sexuality to his fellow gay men in Nigeria. He took his preaching a notch higher as he alleged that no less than 12 sitting Nigerian governors are gays and about 40% of the nation’s lawmakers are gay. He then went higher, calling on the US President, Joe Biden, to place sanctions on the Nigerian government over the 2014 anti-gay law.
  10. It will not be surprising if Davido stops singing about love and become a gospel singer, as after going to church, he has also tweeted about being lifted by gospel singer Mercy Chinwo’s songs. Davido had first been dragged to church by his Sister, Coco, and his team members turned up with him. The world was not so shocked but amazed as OBO channelled his church mind into drumming and dancing during the praise session. He, at a more recent time shared how he is a huge fan of Joel Osteen, an American preacher, saying that whenever he was feeling down all he needed to do was to just listen to the American clergyman. On Sunday again, he couldn’t hide the highness he gets from listening to Mercy Chinwo anymore and he took to social media to share his testimony. Is God not good?
  11. Finally on the weekend gist review today, Nedu Wazobia, a popular OAP and comedian seems to be in trouble – a Muslim group has called him out, asking him to stop potraying Islam in bad light in his comedies. Aso Ebi ladies are so getting set as BBNaija Vee hinted she is getting married soon, likewise, Harrysong, the Reggae Blues singer. BBNaija Ka3na had given some shalaye about the rumours that she kissed Kiddwaya, saying it is not true, and Princess Shyngle sparks controversy with her new lover.
We hope you have a very good week, catching all the latest news and happenings on KOKO.Photos Credit: Getty

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