Word on the Street: Wizkid’s sensual video with Tiwa Savage, tuition free education in Liberia and more
Welcome to Word on the Street. It’s Thursday! You know that means, it’s one more day to Friday, the beginning of the weekend. Before we get too excited, here are some interesting stories from yesterday.
Yesterday, Wizkid released the visuals to his recently released single titled Fever. In the raunchy video, Starboy and Mavin Queen Tiwa Savage really stirred a lot of controversies. In fact, there’s stew everywhere in the video.
It is no news that there has been speculations of the two stars being an item. Tiwa’s ex-husband, Tee Billz even recently commented on the speculations, saying he’s pretty sure Wiz, his “lil bro” could never hook up with Tiwa, also, Mavin boss Don Jazzy would not allow it.
Shortly after the video was released, Wizkid, Tiwa, Tee Billz and Don Jazzy began trending on Twitter. I’d say Wizkid’s PR team is working overtime. If you don’t see the video and its content as a deliberate publicity stunt, then you and I cannot be friends.
Limiting the number of children per mother
According to Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, one of the biggest challenges the federal government faces in implementing an Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) is Nigeria’s growing population.
It has been said that Nigeria’s population stands at about 180 million, or is it 200 million? No one is sure. Either way, we’re too many. The minister reportedly said the federal government is engaging traditional rulers and leaders across the country to help implement a policy that would limit the number of children a mother can have.
It’ll be interesting to see how the federal government pulls this one off. If you’re planning to have plenty children, start now before the policy is implemented. Happy procreation!
Free public university education in Liberia
Imagine finishing high school and you’re guaranteed of free, good quality higher education.
This is what Liberian President George Weah promises Liberian undergraduates as he announced yesterday during his visit to the University of Liberia. I hope other Africam leaders are taking notes.
God knows Nigeria needs this too without compromising on quality anyway. Dear Nigeria, over to you.
FEC approves 2019 budget
The proposed budget of N8.73 trillion for the 2019 fiscal year has been approved by the Federal Executive council (FEC).
The amount is N400 billion lower than the 2018 budget. According to reports, Udoma Udoma, Minister of Budget and National Planning said, “the council has pegged the price of crude oil per barrel at $60, as well as exchange rate at $305, while daily crude oil production is put at 2.3 million barrels per day”.
I hope that the fate of this one will be unlike the 2018 budget that took forever for the legislators to approve.
That’s all for today. Have a great Thursday.