The Late 5: Mo Abudu and Wole Soyinka finally react to ”airplane seat” saga; Osinbajo says kidnap cases in Nigeria are exaggerated | Other stories

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Mo Abudu and Wole Soyinka finally react to ”airplane seat” saga

Till now, the airplane seat saga involving Professor Wole Soyinka and a young man who was profiled by billionaire politician Tonye Cole is still generating reactions online. Now, Mo Abudu and the Nobel Prize have finally reacted, Soyinka sending a mail to Abudu which she published on Instagram with his permission. Case closed.

 

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Good morning beautiful people. Its 6.30 am here in Los Angeles. Quite a bit has been said about me making certain comments about the young man that refused to give up his seat for Professor Wole Soyinka. I will not comment further on this, however as you all know I LOVE and RESPECT Professor Wole Soyinka dearly. Based on this incident, I did receive an email from Professor Wole Soyinka this morning and with his permission, its below: Hallo Mo, Someone sent me Patrick Tonye’s comment on the plane incident, and I saw your brief comment. It was a very minor thing and I’d forgotten all about it. However, after reading the boy’s response, I became curious. First, I never exchanged a word with him throughout beyond inviting him to take his allotted seat. Never spoke a word to him after that. Certainly never exchanged contact. So of course, I wonder if it’s the very individual  who’s posted this or a total fake. The phenomenon of stolen identities takes very strange dimensions and has become a source of worry. I wonder if this is one such. Any way of your finding out. I don’t operate in the social media as you probably recall. WS

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Osinbajo says cases of kidnaps in Nigeria are exaggerated

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has downplayed the cases of kidnapping in Nigeria, saying they were sometimes exaggerated for political effect. Osinbajo was addressing Nigerians based in New York on Tuesday when he was confronted with questions about kidnapping, which is a major part of Nigeria’s worsening insecurity.

Tribunal didn’t reject our request to inspect INEC server – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has said his request and that of his party to inspect the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission was not rejected by the Presidential Election Tribunal. This was made known by Atiku’s media aide Paul Ibe.

The economy mustn’t crash again – Secondus tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Buhari to avoid driving the country into another recession with his “know-it-all attitude.” This was revealed through Uche Secondus, who is the national chairman of the party.

Oyo Assembly approves 12 Special Advisers

The 9th Oyo State House of Assembly during its maiden sitting on Tuesday has honoured the request of the State executive to approve 12 special advisers to the Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.

 

 

 

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