Last week, the elusive #TheList finally came through and was met by a lot of criticism. Nigerians questioned why it took eternity to name a set of people everyone knew all along and the glaring absence of young people. Senate are saying they will make screening feel like camel going through the eye of a needle but how hard can the screening of 21 people be?
Perhaps we should stop teaching kids in school they are the leaders of tomorrow and that includes the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS whose ‘Golden Man of the Year awardee Senator Buruji Kashamu election was nullified by the Petition Tribunal.
(One word for Nigerian politics: Drama)
In the middle of all that, Ijaw Elder statesman and staunch PDP member and supporter of Former president Goodluck Jonathan told the media that the latter had been too weak to combat corruption. He said he had left PDP but still relevant in politics.
(Well, we will decide whether you are relevant sir. By the way Mario Puzo, the Godfather’s father will be so disappointed right now)
Swift actions were taken and thankfully Calabar Teaching Hospital in collaboration with WHO have announced that the medical emergency last week was not the dreaded Ebola.
But there is none for embattled former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke who after a stint with the law and giving Nigerians the job of converting the assumed #with13billion to no avail has cried out about her innocence and battle with cancer but Nigerians are not buying and has spared no thought even for the dead.
Fondly called Alams, the news of former Bayelsa governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha has started a social media war amongst people who are rejoicing over his death and those who say the dead should not be vilified whether or not they were not saints. Others have called that the former governor who had dressed like a woman once, may have feigned his death. One interesting defendant is former Governor of Delta state, James Ibori who is serving a jail term after being convicted for corruption and money laundering in the United Kingdom (message over the messenger?)
(Hashtags like #FirstNigerianTransgender #SaintAlams #NigerianRobinHood have emerged)
Meanwhile Boko Haram continues to rage despite promises by the military that it will soon be a thing of the past. Recently, some have been captured but their activities in and beyond Nigerian have multiplied.
Following the burst up between Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh and skipper Vincent Enyeama, apologies have ensued and the Eagles have gone back to winning ways with a resounding 3 nil victory against Cameroon to complete the international break.
Food for thought: We are always better united than “Di VI Ded”
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