7 things you didn’t read yesterday (but should have)

by Kolapo Olapoju

1. The federal government really has to start minding it’s business, rather than meddle in what does not concern them. That is the rebuttal of Rivers state APC to Doyin Okupe’s ‘fatal error’ statement about the tentative Buhari/Amaechi ticket of the APC. The reply, in part, went thus: “If Buhari/Amaechi ticket is a fatal error then Jonathan/Sambo ticket is not only a disaster but an ectopic pregnancy that must be evacuated to save the life of the mother, in this case our nation.”

2. Some may forgive, but many Nigerians cannot forget the long trek in the sand, which they suffered two years ago, all in a bid to attend D’banj’s Koko concert. The trek was so serious, that Denrele had to take off his peculiar shoes to make the walk. Two years later, another event, Copa Lagos was held in similar circumstances and the organisers tried their damnedest to avoid going the D’banj route.

3. “A majority of Nigerians know that this is a government that has performed, that has turned the Nigerian economy into the largest economy in Africa.” I didn’t say that!! Reuben Abati did, with so much confidence at that. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity says the government has revived railways and has given Nigerians hope about the power sector. Really? Power sector?

4. A female football fan in Saudi Arabia desperately wanted to watch the opposite sex play the round-leather game, that she had to disguise as a man and sneak into the ‘men only’ stadium to watch the match. But she was caught, and her case “has been forwarded to the specialised authorities.” Apparently, the Saudis don’t joke with their segregation laws.

5. Ugochukwu, a veteran robber and pickpocket is in dire need of spiritual deliverance, as he says he’s under a spell, which compels him to poach shamelessly. He says: “I have always being a stubborn and very unruly child, just like the black sheep of the family, always causing my parents pain and agony.” After being nabbed, he said: “If God can save me from this, I will never go back into robbery again.” He probably said that the last time he was caught.

6. Movie critic, Wilfred Okiche, seems to have a grudge with ‘A place in the stars’, inspired by the life and works of late Professor Dora Akunyili, erstwhile director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. According to Mr Okiche, the flick which reportedly cost a lot of money, “is a hugely disappointing film.” You have to read the review to agree or disagree.

7. Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has repeatedly stated that he won’t leave PDP, but then, when APC starts to release statements in his defence, what are we expected to think? The APC in Ekiti state has told the governor, Ayo Fayose, to kindly shut up and take a back seat while Obasanjo and his political ally-turned-foe, Buruj Kashamu carry on with their disagreement in court, and beyond.

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