Senator Bukar Ibrahim, Dino Melaye, Lagos state government | Here are last week’s winners and losers

Oh dear! So much went down last week, especially on Nigeria’s political scene and we almost drowned in the avalanche of the weirdness of it all. There was also the Kardashian show of shame, Dino Melaye’s miscontrued victory and Donald Trump’s meet with Putin. Here’s our list of winners and losers from last week’s biggest news makers:


Rob Kardashian

Badly hit by his sometimes fiancee, Blac Chyna’s cheating, he took to Instagram to air months-worth of dirty laundry.  From a video of Chyna kissing another man in the home he pays rent for to her nude photos to a video of her in post childbirth-surgery, Rob showed the world all of it.

His account was eventually deleted by Instagram and he continued on Twitter, he might be going to jail or getting fined for revenge porn and even his family – the Kardashians – are disappointed in him, and so are we.

The Nigerian Senate

These ones tried to pull a fast one on us.

While Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo was attending the AU Summit in Ethiopia, a senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe pointed out the vacuum in the top seat of government and raised an order that Senate President, Bukola Saraki should be named Acting President. Saraki shut down the idea but said the order was “eloquently delivered”. Of course, Nigerians upon hearing the news, kicked hard against it.

Then the Senate flexed muscles over nominee appointment and declared it would not approve of any names sent by the Executive since the latter wants to be rude. How? Ibrahim Magu is still Acting Chairman of the EFCC months after the senate declared him unfit to be in that position. Poor Senate though! Acting President Osinbajo says Magu will remain the anti-graft agency’s boss as long as the Buhari administration remains.

Senator Dino Melaye

Our all-time loser is back again.

Although the Senate tried to wish his recall process away by declaring it a waste of time, it continues still. Then the Senator himself misinterpreted the Federal High Court, Abuja declaration that said “maintain status quo”. He assumed the court had halted the process and even thanked Jesus for victory.

It appears INEC got the message and the recall process is still very active and home still calls “Melaye”, “Melaye”.

Senator Bukar Ibrahim

Now, this Yobe senator is a mighty loser.

A video surfaced on the internet where the senator was seen putting on his pants while being filmed by a girl in a hotel room. It appeared he had just had an illicit affair with two girls.

When he was approached by newsmen about it, he audaciously called everybody’s bluff rather than apologise. He said he would get to the root of the matter by investigating how the video leaked. What!!!

You’d be wondering why we’re so bothered. Okay check this out: Senator Bukar Ibrahim was the one who introduced and signed the Sharia law when he was governor of Yobe state. Hypocrite much!

Lagos state government

We’ll just let the photos do the talking:

Lekki-Epe Expressway


Yemi Osinbajo

It was a “tongue-out” moment as the Acting President returned to the country just in time before detractors snatched the government from him.

His all-round firmness and body language this week earned him a spot on this list.

Donald Trump

It’s a rare occasion but the US president makes it here because of his meeting with Russian president, Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg.

US Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said “there was a positive chemistry between the two” and we’re sure this makes Trump very happy.

He also got to ask Putin the all-too important question to his face. Did Russia interfere in the US presidential elections?

Trump and Putin also agreed on a new ceasefire deal in Southwestern Syria.

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