Who did this to Demond Elliot?
Elliot made this remark during an interview with Nigerian cable television channel, HipTV. The Nollywood star, who also doubles as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, wants the government to be intentional about the film industry and handle it “like you’re importing rice” by placing a ban on foreign content.
“First they need to create an enabling environment for this industry to thrive. Secondly, they need to consciously, intentionally focus on building the industry. Treat it like you’re importing rice. Okay, you know, so you ban all foreign content. You know, make it difficult for foreign content to come in, so your local content can grow.”
LOL. I’m sure Oga Desmond by now must be wondering who spiked his drink before granting that interview. He forgot that our local content is some other country’s foreign content. You see why we don’t rate politicians.
The Nigerian act of doing good
A Nigeria Air Force personnel, Bashir Umar, has returned the sum of €37,000 (N14.9 million) to its owner, Alhaji Ahmad, who misplaced the money at the Hajj Camp in Kano State.
The Air Force in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, commended the officer for being honest, transparent and diligent in his line of duty. He further stated that Abubakar has directed that Umar be rewarded so as to encourage others to uphold and display characters that are consonant with NAF’s core values.
Considering how low the standard for good behaviour fallen in Naija, this is great news and a laudable act. Someone else would have put up a disappearing act.
It’s Kemi Olunloyo again: This time it’s employment palava
Controversial blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, has set Twitter on fire following claims that she worked at CNN for 20 years. Olunloyo, who was detained for several months last year for alleged criminal defamation, said on Twitter that she was an investigative journalist with CNN from 1994 till 2014.
However, CNN correspondent in Nigeria, Stephanie Busari, quickly faulted Olunloyo’s claims, explaining that Olunloyo was only interviewed a couple of times by the network but was never an employee of the media giant. Busari wrote, “I have not seen any evidence of this work for CNN beyond a few rambling interviews for some of the shows in 2009. Please enlighten me on your 20-year history with CNN.”
In her response, however, Olunloyo said she joined CNN in 1994 before Busari graduated from school.
Ouch! But seriously, who we go believe: alleged employee or alleged employer? Your guess is as good as mine.
‘Xenophobia’ strikes another painful blow
As Nigerians mourn Mrs. Obianuju Ndubuisi-Chukwu, a Nigerian Insurance chief who was murdered in South Africa, the country again is grappling with the ruthless assassination of a teenager in that country.
The President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr. Adetola Olubajo, who confirmed the killing to newsmen, said the deceased student lived in Roodeprt, Johannesburg with his guardian. He added that the family would be burying him in South Africa, noting that the union’s leaders in Johannesburg would be contacting him on developments.
Saddening. The Nigerian government should take concrete measures against these senseless killings. (Also sad is this: if we can’t fix the wahala in our backyard, shey na the one across the street we go handle?)
Show us your hand or else, brotherhood tells the nation
Obu, who was represented by the Chairman, Sensitisation Committee of the 2019 Mega Event, Arch Bishop Samuel Inok, said that for the security challenges being faced by Nigerians to come to an end, the leaders must humble themselves before him and ask him to put an end to the security challenges.
He said it was only when this is done that Nigeria will know peace, adding that he has the solution to all the crisis Nigeria is facing and that all he needed to do was to make a pronouncement.
LOL. Why not make the pronouncement already? Why wait until you’re approached, abi you like how your congregation—who are Nigerians o—are suffering? Mehn, religion in Nigeria is a sad joke!