When the rain began to beat us – bitter truth by ASUU
The Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Peter Olapegba, has said Nigerians are partly responsible for the state of affairs in the nation, which he said was caused by the electorate voting based on sentiment rather than objective facts.
Olapegba, who is the Dean of the Faculty of the Social Sciences at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, said this while delivering the 447th inaugural lecture of the institution titled, ‘That I May Know.’
He also said the country and its citizens had been victims of ‘serial rape’ by the political class since independence. “The political class…has started raping our minds…Those who bear the brunt of the rape have also turned into supporters of the rapist fighting one another in support of their oppressors,” Prof. Olapegba said. “This pathetic tendency, unfortunately, has crept into the academia as those that should know are at daggers drawn ‘Atikulating’ corruption and ‘Buharifying’ impunity. How and when did we get to this level?”
Chai. This one touch me. I solemnly swear: I won’t collect money or bags of rice during the 2023 elections…until I finish the ones I collected last month.
Supreme Court: One big, happy judicial family?
The Supreme Court said that the exit of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, had not caused any division among the judges.
Onnoghen reportedly resigned on Thursday barely 24 hours after the National Judicial Council submitted its recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari after investigating the allegations of misconduct levelled against him.
In a statement by its Director, Press and Information, Dr Festus Akande, the apex court dismissed the report, saying, “There is no iota of truth in the story. The Supreme Court of Nigeria is one big, indivisible judicial family that is not in any way governed by religious, tribal or parochial influence or sentiments. Let it be known to all and sundry that no judicial officer is appointed on account of religious or tribal affiliation, hence the discharge of their Judicial obligations cannot be dictated by such extraneous considerations.”
Okay o, make una sha pay visits to una comrade. The man don hear ween.
When Danny [doesn’t] Drinkwater
The 29-year-old — capped three times by England on the back of his pivotal role in Leicester’s fairytale 2016 title victory — was arrested early Monday morning after what police termed a “one-vehicle incident” on his way back to his home near Manchester following a charity event.
“It was a nasty crash,” a source told The Sun newspaper. The unmarried father of one had been pictured exiting a fashionable London night club in the early hours of Friday morning with two women — though he dutifully turned up for training later that day.
LOL. Instead of Danny to drink water like his surname advises, he chose to drink Shekpe – his ancestors will be shaking their heads.
Money miss road: South Africa to Libya
Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, has denied hiding some $30m belonging to the late Libyan leader, Moammar Gaddafi, in his mansion. “Sigh! I owe millions in legal fees… I now hear that I have been keeping money belonging to my late brother Gaddafi,’’ tweeted Zuma, who is embroiled in numerous corruption scandals.
Over the weekend, South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper had published an investigation that said Libyan military authorities have asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to help recover late Muammar Gaddafi’s millions – now believed to be in eSwatini, formerly Swaziland.
South Africa’s International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has rubbished the Times story. “This is a story that has been circulating for many, many years, that the Libyans had brought their money here,” she told reporters this week. “There is no money in Swaziland, there is no money that we’re aware of,” Sisulu added.
LOL. But come to think of it, why Oga Gaddafi no give him family the money sef? That would have saved Zuma all these questions about money wey somebody don chop clean mouth finish.
In Thailand, selfies to lead six feet under
Thai aviation authorities have threatened to punish tourists, who take selfies pretending to touch planes, with a death sentence. A beach close to a busy airport on Phuket in the country’s south has become a popular attraction with holidaymakers because of its proximity to the island’s airport, reports Daily Mail.
The aviation authorities claim that tourists taking photos may cause crashes and announced plans to shut off a section of the beach to stop pilots becoming distracted by the activities of the tourists.
“If the beach is closed, we will have serious problems because many tourists simply will not come,’ said Winai Sae-io, head of a local entrepreneurial stimulus program. “I want Airports of Thailand [which operates Phuket International Airport] to look at us and support locals in making [a] living here, too.”
Haba, death sentence on top ordinary selfie! Truly, truly, this world is not my home.