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

by Kolapo Olapoju

 

1. Nigeria will get to celebrate Christmas in peace because of Stella Adadevoh. Just like Sierra Leone, Guinea’s capital, Conakry has banned Christmas and New Year celebrations, in order to combat the spread of the Ebola virus disease. Large-scale gatherings in public places are suspended, beaches are to remain closed, while firecrackers and fireworks are also banned. Oh what a blue Christmas!

 

2. In his latest goof, Doyin Okupe stylishly compared Jesus Christ to President Goodluck Jonathan, and as expected, series of responses have begun to emanate from various quarters. Babatope Babalobi, coordinator of the Movement for Revolutionary Change, in his rebuttal said: “In retrospect, maybe Doyin Okupe was misquoted, maybe what he wanted to say is that   Jonathan is like the Biblical Judas who squandered ‘goodluck’ and betrayed the hopes of the Nigerians. After all, just like Judas, the name of our beloved GEJ starts with a “J’.”

 

3. Another day, another Obasanjo-related news story. Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, has urged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. According to Owie, he “read in the papers, yesterday, of shocking revelations of fraud perpetrated by Obasanjo’s administration.” He therefore wants the EFCC to investigate OBJ.

 

4. Remember Tayo Faniran, the Nigerian representative at BBA hotshots, who came first runner-up? He denied getting $350k from Ayiri Emami, and he was later pictured sharing drinks with him, in his house. We really don’t know what to believe anymore. Oh by the way, Tubaba was there as well..

 

5. You win some, you lose some; such is the story of the APC on Tuesday, when five PDP lawmakers defected to the All Progressives Congress, only for another five APC lawmakers to defect to the Social Democratic Party. The defecting APC lawmakers “were known supporters of a former Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Segun Osoba, the SDP financier”. That says a lot!

 

6. Perhaps, governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state, is now the mouthpiece of the entire South-west…. Mimiko has assured President Goodluck Jonathan of getting the votes of the people of South-western Nigeria at the upcoming presidential election in 2015.  He went further to suggest that having a supporter like him in the region, is good enough for the President to clinch the votes.

 

7. Will the whole nation move on already!! She’s with Daniel Ademinokan, so what? Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus has opened up on that aspect of her personal life that has dominated the media in the past years, which is her relationship with the producer/director who was formerly married to actress, Doris Simeon. Stella says: “I don’t care what anybody else is thinking or saying. If I have 50 husbands, how does that affect you?

 

 

 

 

 

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