This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to culture and while we routinely reported each of these stories from our YNaija desk, here’s a roundup of everything that went down in the past six days and are still trending today:
Senator Remi Tinubu vs Elisah Abbo
During the Senate investigative session presided by a six-man panel to probe the ”alleged” case of Senator Elisha Abbo assaulting a woman in an adult store, for which Abbo obligatorily appeared on Tuesday, Senator Oluremi Tinubu didn’t mince words in expressing how Abbo’s actions has smeared the institution of the Senate and that he wasn’t in a position to dictate the modalities and approach that panel should follow.
VIDEO: Don’t threaten me with suspension, Elisha Abbo tells Remi Tinubu pic.twitter.com/hWbRvAlUSC
— The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) July 9, 2019
It also gave Nigerian men the opportunity to be open with their sexism, men like Gimba Kakanda. You can’t make this up:
I’ve watched a longer video of the exchange between Remi Tinubu and Elisha Abbo. I get that Abbo is “underserving” of respect and has anger problem, but Senator Tinubu was unnecessarily condescending. At a point she sounded as though she’s addressing a school kid, not colleague.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) July 9, 2019
If they’d left Elisha Abbo in a room alone with Remi Tinubu I can bet that he’d have hit her. This man has a problem with women, he sees them as lesser beings he was brought on earth to dominate. https://t.co/SIfOwhEk6C
— Ugo (@UgoTalksAlot) July 10, 2019
Remi Tinubu is being called arrogant and condescending.
Do we realise it was a disciplinary committee not an owambe??
— Dr Ola Brown (Orekunrin) (@NaijaFlyingDr) July 10, 2019
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s men are ”masters” over women misogyny
A viral video showing Pastor Chris Oyakhilome saying in a church sermon that men are ”masters” over women in marriage sent the internet into a frenzy. Feminism and equal rights for women is an oft-contentious topic on social media any day, so you can imagine the rippling chaos online.
My mum sent me this saying “I know this will upset you, the pastor is not normal”.
I couldn’t agree more. The pastor and his congregation🤮🤮🤮 pic.twitter.com/eZdL8Fv1BV
— Stephanie C Odili (@StephanieOdili) July 11, 2019
The way Chris Oyakhilome is divorced, desolate and bitter, that’s how all you masters will be divorced and separated and abandoned n’aha Jesus.
— EVERYTHING PEPPER! (@Anyaato) July 11, 2019
Whatever Pastor Chris likes, let him say. My Madam is as much my master as I am hers. I am Baby Boying in my house. Come and beat me.
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) July 11, 2019
Leave Pastor Chris alone, he is right . If you are getting married according to the Bible, a wife should be submissive to her husband and the husband is to guide her , love and cherish her. Carry your bitterness and go abeg….
— S.L.E.D.G.E 🔨 (@SledgeAma) July 11, 2019
Super Eagles beat South Africa in #AFCON2019 quarter-final
We are still basking in the euphoria of the Super Eagles thrashing South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 2-1 in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, a quarter-final clash that saw the South Africa get eliminated from the tournament. Rapper AKA, who incidentally is from South Africa, really didn’t hide his disappointment and sorrow about the match. And Nigerians came out in droves to troll him.
I’m hurt man. This match was bigger than football. The biggest rivalry on the continent. Why do we always have to lose against Naija at EVERYTHING.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) July 10, 2019
No matter where you go, remember the road that will lead you home, Bode Thomas!!!!!
— Mr Ariyo (@Tobidon24) July 10, 2019
Shiite protesters storming National Assembly, shoot policeman, NSCDC officer
Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, on Tuesday, stormed the National Assembly and shot a police officer and a civil defence officer. Due to the invasion, the gates of the National Assembly had to be shut.
Buhari says he’s under pressure to release ministerial list
President Muhammadu Buhari admitted on Thursday night that he had been under unprecedented pressure to release the names of his ministerial-nominees. The President, who made a brief remark during a dinner he had with the leadership of the National Assembly, however, maintained that he would not be stampeded into releasing the list.
Customs officer Nura Dalhatu promotes self to CG,
Nura Dalhatu, an assistant superintendent of customs, on Monday promoted himself to the rank of deputy comptroller-general of Customs (DCG), claiming he was directed by President Buhari to assume the office of comptroller-general (CG). According to sources, Dahiru walked in Monday morning wearing the new rank, and went into the office of Hameed Ali, the comptroller general.
This one weak me 🤣
Drama at Nigerian Customs Hqtrs as an ASC1 Officer, Nura Dalhatu from katsina state Promoted himself to the Rank of CGC&Visited the comptroller General,Col.Hameed Ali in his office to take over as the new CGC saying it’s from d presidency.He has been arrested pic.twitter.com/QkY59VMtq7
— Benny Umoren (@BennyUmoren) July 8, 2019
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.