From sports to politics to entertainment and even literature, here are our winners and losers from last week’s biggest newsmakers:
Nigeria is on its way to Russia 2018 thanks to the amazing team.
After tackling the Chipolopolo of Zambia in a goalless first half, Alex Iwobi’s 73rd minute goal signed us on as the first African country to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.
This will be Nigeria’s sixth World Cup outing so far, the last being in Brazil in 2014. Well done, team!
Women across Nigeria earned themselves a major win last week with the appointment of Central Bank of Nigeria’s new Deputy Governor.
Aishah Ahmad is no newcomer. She is the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and the Executive Director, Consumer Banking in Diamond Bank.
Her experience spans 2 decades and her resume will inspire you. 41-year-old Ahmad would first be confirmed by the Senate and we’re trusting that they won’t let us down.
Nobel Prize winners are relevant to history so when the 2017 Nobel Laureate was announced, the news disrupted conversations across the world and for good.
British novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro was praised by the Nobel Committee as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.
Kazuo Ishiguro once described himself as the type of writer who simply wants readers to understand his work hence his use of the simplest language but with great depth. Unlike last year’s choice of Bob Dylan, Ishiguro’s win has been followed by admiration and praise from the world of literature.
If you’re lost on his titles, here are a few: Never Let Me Go, Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans, The Buried Giant.
A Marvel gig is a big deal!
We applause American-Nigerian sci-fi writer, Nnedi Okorafor for this enormous win. She will be writing a three-issue storyline of Black Panther for Marvel, and there are possibilities of an extension.
In that white, male-dominated field, did we hear someone say #BlackGirlsRock?
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources somehow got himself an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari after a letter he wrote to the latter leaked on the internet.
In the letter, Kachikwu raised concerns about how the NNPC was being run and how he had been circumvented from the affairs of the agency. He also made allegations of corruption against the NNPC Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru and not only did he earn himself a meeting with the president, he got the attention of the Senate too.
The music star has been accused of being complicit in the murder of a man known as Tagbo. Although he has denied knowledge of the possible causes of Tagbo’s death, Davido has had to state his case before the police.
Davido says he’s being wrongly accused and he would never hurt his friend, Tagbo. Cool stuff! We hope he can prove his innocence and clear his name soon enough, else we may be witnessing the beginning of what will go down as the biggest celebrity controversy of all time.
The saddest part will be that Eedris Abdulkareem will return 2 years from now to say he was right about whatever!
These ones will not be going to the Women’s World Cup in 2019, even if they qualify.
For fielding 10 ineligible players during the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, for the use of forged and falsified documents by two players on the team and other related offences.
It’s that simple!
We hate to do this to the former First Lady but she stands as last week’s biggest loser for going as far as comparing herself to Michelle Obama.
First, she assumes she is persecuted for supporting her husband in the 2015 elections. No ma! This is a corruption case, it’s not personal.
Then she goes on to ruin the silly narrative, “Michelle Obama campaigned vigorously for her husband’s party during their last Presidential election, but we are yet to see President Donald Trump move against her”.
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