The Mace Runner wins
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the All Progressives Congress (APC) preferred candidate, has been elected as the deputy president of the Nigerian Senate.
Also, Ahmed Lawan, the APC preferred candidate was elected the president of the Nigerian Senate Lawan defeated PDP’s adopted candidate Ali Ndume, also of the APC with 79 votes. Ndume polled only 28 votes.
LOL. Up Naija! This, I’m sure, is Oshiomhole’s dream team. Now make we see the past-government excuse APC government go use again.
Same government, new tall tales
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday listed eight priorities he will give more attention in the next four years.
Buhari bared his mind in an address at the National Democracy Day Anti-Corruption Summit in Abuja, which was organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Amongst others, he said he will press for a crackdown on safe havens for corrupt assets, abolition of bank secrecy jurisdictions and tax havens on the continent and beyond. He also said the governments will soon device new strategies to win the war on corruption. He also said he will push for unconditional return of looted assets kept abroad.
*Yawning* Story, story. Where this eight-agenda dey in the first term? Baba go and take several seats.
What a non-tip from NATIP
Mr Orakwue Arinze, Director (Intelligence) Public Enlightenment of National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NATIP) has called on Nigerians to stop investing in visa lotteries, saying they are scams.
Arinze made the call while briefing journalists at the one-day international conference on illegal migration and trafficking in persons conference, organised by Nigerian Young Professional Forum, on Tuesday in Abuja.
He, however, decried inadequate funding of the educational sector in the country, attributing it to why Nigerians patronise visa lotteries and indulge in illegal migration. “I want state governors to invest more in education. Any child that is out of the umbrella of educational protection can be picked by anybody,” Arinze said. “There is no visa lottery anywhere; it is a scam. Nigerians should stop investing in it.”
Mtcheew. Please leave us alone. Naija no be scam as e be?
Sense haff fallen on Botswana
Judge Michael Elburu set aside the ‘provisions of a Victorian era’ and ordered the laws be amended. The judges unanimously agreed that a person’s right to privacy included the right to choose a life partner and ‘fundamental private choices, including those with regards to sexual conduct’.
“Sexual orientation is not a fashion statement. It’s an important attribute of one’s personality. All people are entitled to autonomy over their sexual expression,” said judge Leburu.
Very good. It’s only a matter of time when this kind of sense will reach the Nigerian legislature and judiciary. There’s no joy in oppressing anyone, whether due to gender or sexuality or religion: and that’s what love really is.
‘Make una wear confidence like agbada’
Felix Owolabi, an ex-international has urged the Super Falcons to ensure that they build the team’s confidence and play confidently in their next match against South Korea at the ongoing 2019 France FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Owolabi said: “They lost confidence when things were going `south’, they need to ensure that they build up their confidence level; in football or any other game of life you never say never.
“They will have to rise above whatever happens on the pitch, and also they should re-strategise and do the needful,” the ex-international said.
Shebi na tomorrow? Make we see whether dem make us proud or pull an AJ on us.