The top 10 stories that made headlines this week

These are the top ten stories that made headline this week

  1. Nigeria U23 advances to the semi final

Despite Nigeria’s loss to Columbia at the 2016 Rio Olympic games, the football team went on to score a decisive win against Denmark, pushing them into the semi-final.

2. Jibrin’s itchy fingers return to work

So the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmummin Jibrin, has return to social media platform, twitter, to call for the resignation of speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, the Speaker tweeted something about being misunderstood and his words being taken out of context.

3. The curious case of #SaveMayowa is not fraud

After the uproar caused by the alleged #SaveMayowa campaign, Mayowa Ahmed has finally been flown abroad for treatment while the Lagos state police has said that the fraud allegation were false after concluding its investigation into the case.

4. Sheriff blames Jonathan for 2015 loss in Borno, Yobe

The factional National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, who is edging the PDP towards extinction, has blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for the party’s loss in Borno and Yobe states.

5. #RioOlympic: 

The show of shame between Nigeria’s team for the Olympic and the federal government has dragged on for far too long. The football team this week threatened to boycott the games if their allowances are not paid up. 

Also the coach of the team, Samson Siasia, threatened to resign from his job over unpaid salaries.

6. Why Dayo Isreal doesn’t need a godfather to run for 

In an exclusive interview with YNaija, Dayo Israel, one of the champions of the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign, has advocated for the reduction of the age restrictions placed on Nigerians planning to run for an elected office within the country is fast gaining ground.

7. Some young Nigerians apologize for voting for President Buhari

This week, some young, vocal Nigerians on social media publicly apologized for campaigning and voting for President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, socialite, Nobel Igwe, remains unapologetic for voting Buhari.

8. Rivers state police arrest 18 kidnappers

The Rivers State Police Command has announced that its operatives have arrested 18 suspected kidnappers and rescued seven victims, who were abducted in various parts of the state.

9. American man writes about his gay marriage to a Nigerian

An American man, Eric T. Shoen, has shared the story of his same sex marriage to a Nigerian, David and the controversy it caused across the Nigerian internet. 

10. EFCC arrests blogger, Abusidiqu

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) this week arrested popular blogger, Abubakar Sidiq (Abusidiqu) for Cyber-stalking.

He was later released by the anti-graft agency. 


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