UNILAG’s cautious walk on Oluomo Rock
The University of Lagos, Akoka, has said it did not approve the banner which had the Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, as one of the invited guests for a programme on the campus. The varsity management, in a statement on Friday, dismissed the reactions trailing the invitation on the social media as mere propaganda.
The University of Lagos had been attacked on the social media on Thursday for inviting the transport union leader to the campus. On Twitter, in particular, many had wondered why MC Oluomo was honoured with an invitation when a former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was barred from addressing students when he was invited for a similar gathering a few weeks earlier.
The UNILAG Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, confirmed that the event was organised by students in the Geography Department of the school and that it held on Tuesday. She said: “Although Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) was one of those to be invited, which informed the draft banner with his picture, currently trending on social media; the approved banner did not have Alhaji Akinsanya as an invited guest, neither did he attend the event.”
LOL. All this unnecessary self-defense. By the way, wetin dey wrong with Oluomo appearing as a guest, or guest speaker even. Abi una think those lecturers sabi Street 101 and the various ways to navigate these Lagos streets?
Nnamdi Kanu has fresh needs and demands
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the United Nations (UN) to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the convener of #Revolutionnow, Omoyele Sowore and the Shiites leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the demand formed part of the issues Kanu raised in a meeting with UN agencies recently. Powerful added that the issue of rural grazing area, otherwise known as RUGA, was also raised in the meeting.
He said, “Biafra’s case will no longer be ignored; it has been internationalised.” He said Kanu demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted on his people and the need to support the undeniable right of the Biafran people to self-determination as enshrined in laws, statutes and UN conventions.
Hian. I’m more surprised Kanu didn’t urge the UN to prevail on Presido for him to return home. He might just be new Mandela o.
Sorrow Tears & Silence
The Nigerian army has shut down the offices of a humanitarian group in the restive northeast with no explanation as tensions simmer with aid organisations in the region.
A humanitarian source who requested anonymity said the sudden closures could be linked to negotiations to free aid workers who have been held hostage by the jihadist group Islamic State West Africa Province since July.
“They came and asked everyone in the building to leave. They said it was an order from above,” a staff member said on condition of anonymity. “The soldiers didn’t explain why they shut the office. They only asked us to leave and not to take anything with us,” another aid worker said, adding: “We don’t know what is happening.”
Mtcheew. The Nigerian military and the FG keep on feeding us lies about this Boko Haram matter. It’s stuff like this that expose their craw-craw yansh.
No go-ahead (yet) for cashless policy
The suspension, according to the federal parliament, should remain until the apex bank had made due consultations with all relevant stakeholders. Call for the suspension was contained in a motion unanimously adopted during Thursday’s plenary, which was moved by Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Benjamin Kalu.
They also resolved to mandate the House Committee on Banking and Currency to interface with the CBN to “ascertain the propriety, relevance and the actual need for the implementation of that aspect of the cashless policy at this time, considering the prevailing economic situation of the country and to report back to the House within four weeks.”
This country sef. Policymakers never considering our feelings before reaching these conclusions. It’s like they know our mumu never do.
Indonesia and bedroom concerns
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry. The proposed criminal code overhaul should get a closer look given the backlash, Widodo said, as he asked that parliament scrap a planned vote on the revisions before its session ends next week.
The mooted changes could affect millions in the world’s biggest Muslim majority country, including gay and heterosexual couples who might face jail for having sex outside wedlock or having an affair.
Parliament also sought to criminalise “insulting” the president or vice president, which critics said would be a blow to free speech. People who have pre-marital or have extramarital sex could face between six months and one year in jail, as well as fines, under the mooted changes.
LOL. The bedroom police are at it again. For something they claim to abhor, most countries including Indonesia and Nigeria, curiously seem to dwell too much on it. Mtcheew.