by Wilfred Okiche
The bloggerati was awash with tragic tales of bomb blasts coming out of Kano, Bayelsa and Bauchi states. While there were varying reports on the death toll, one question was unanimous and recurrent: Where is Mr President?
He may maintain an uncomfortable silence, but in Abuja, the Commander-in-chief’s soldiers were doing all the talking for him. Naija gossip had reports of soldiers brutalising former FCT minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Welcome to Alabamauncut announced that the Christian Association of Nigeria is set for war as churches have began to adopt security strategies to curb the Boko Haram menace. Obehi Okoawo’s blog reported that screen actor, Richard Mofe- Damijo emerged with minimal injuries from a ghastly motor accident that left his driver in critical condition. Yesterday and Today announced the death of Nollywood actor, David Ihezie. Linda Diokpa’s blog summarized perfectly, the mood of the country and urged us to pray for Nigeria.
In happier news, the management of 2face Idibia confirmed the African Queen crooner is expecting baby number 6 as his long time partner Pero Adeniyi is heavy with child. Jimmy Sonde’s blog kept up to speed with that. The U.S celebrated Martin Luther King day and 1976AD had rare video footage of Kanye West at 12, boldly reciting a poem dedicated to the late civil rights activist.
The silent film, ‘The Artist’ leads nominations for this year’s BAFTA awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars and People in the limelight had details. Ogbonge blog offered tips on where to buy cheap Blackberry phones and Surprise blog detailed the story of a man who married his dead girlfriend in a joint wedding and funeral ceremony.
Inspirational quote of the week from Journeyto Rediscovery came from supermodel Iman. She said, ‘’women need to celebrate their God given beauty instead of always trying to be something else.’’
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