The Big 10: These are the stories that drove conversation this week

These are the top ten stories that drove conversation this week.

1. Nnamdi Kanu

A Facebook user went on social media to compare the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu with Jesus Christ and set the internet on fire.

2. Biafra

While the South East governors insist on ‘One Nigeria’, a former militant and leader of Niger Delta People’s Salvation Force, Dokubo-Asari says he is Biafran and Nigeria must divide. MASSOB also support that Biafra must be allowed to go.

However, a video clip emerged online of the IPOB leader in a rally in London, where he said Boko Haram insurgency had to be dealt so they won’t break up Nigeria.

3. Maitama Sule’s death

Former Nigeria Representative to United Nation, Alhaji Maitama Sule died July 3 and many political figures including Yemi Osinbajo, Muhammadu Buhari, PDP eulogised him. As his body arrived Nigeria for burial, Senate President Bukola Saraki, two governors and others lifted his body in honour.

4. Nigerian Senator caught naked with girls speaks up

Senator Bukar Ibrahim (Yobe East) said he owes no one an explanation for the semi-nude photo of himself with two girls that went viral online. He added that it was blackmail and he would investigate the matter.

5. Osinbajo vs NASS

The Nigerian Senate in a plenary on Tuesday, July 4, cancelled the confirmation of nominees as requested by the Presidency, faulting Yemi Osinbajo‘s comments on same.

After an FEC meeting, some controversy erupted as to how supportive the FEC is towards the President over his comments on nominees confirmation, which was afterwards clarified.

6. Fashola vs NASS

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, on Wednesday, asked the Minister of Power, Works and Housing to resign if the work was overwhelming.

This is a continuation of the budget issues that led to the exchange of words between the Minister and NASS.

In reply to Goje, Fashola asked the Senator to behave in a manner deserving of a Senator.

7. Governors threaten showdown with EFCC

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) asked the EFCC to stop transferring aggression to Governor Yari, as they claim NASS and the commission are at loggerheads.

8. Osinbajo throws his weight behind Magu

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo through the Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai said Ibrahim Magu would remain EFCC Chairman as long as him and Buhari are in power.

9. Obasanjo and Nnamdi Kanu exchange

Olusegun Obasanjo condemned the secessionist agitations but the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu said the former president will die.

10. Tekno wades into Wizkid and Davido’s social media war

Singer, Tekno decided to support Davido against Wizkid and received social media backlash from Wizkid himself and fans alike.

He has however asked Wizkid to ‘forgive and forget’.

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