Word on the Street: Tiwa Savage bags MTV EMA award, ASUU embarks on nationwide strike and more
Hello friends, welcome to a brand new week. Before we proceed to Word on the Street, I’d like to take a moment to plead with you to pay attention to your mental health.
This past weekend, I saw too much of words like “depression”, “self harm”, “suicide” and it is always heartbreaking to see that many people are fighting this battle. If you’re one of them, please talk to a professional. I’d also be willing to lend a listening ear. Now to the stories you maybe missed during the past weekend.
Tiwa Savage wins Best African Act award at the MTV EMA
I tried to suppress the urge to mention Everywhere Stew but it was too strong to resist. Yesterday at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Spain, Nigerian Afropop singer and Mavin first lady Tiwa Savage bagged the Best African Act award.
Tiwa Savage is the first female to win the award. Girl Power! We’re super proud of her and with her more wins. Again, everywhere stew.
Re: Where is President Buhari’s WAEC result?
We still don’t know where it is but the West African Examination Council (WAEC) “confirmed” that Bubu did write the exam by handing him an attestation of result.
On the result, Bubu’s bald head can be spotted, it also looked like he didn’t write mathematics during his exams because it wasn’t included in the result. Nigerians are not convinced because it is an interesting contrast from the alleged result presented by the president in 2015.
The most interesting part of this gist is the photoshoot session Bubu and his goons had when WAEC handed him the attestation. Another interesting thing is WAEC reportedly said President Buhari requested for the attestation but Camp Bubu said WAEC did it on their own accord. Now, who do we believe?
Toke Makinwa is 34 and smashing
This past weekend, Nigerian On-Air Personality (OAP) and author Toke Makinwa celebrated her 34th birthday.
To celebrate her new year, Too blessed us with some sexy pictures we can’t seem to recover from. 34 has never looked so good.
ASUU commences nationwide indefinite strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) made this decision following a meeting of the leaders at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state.
This time, the union is embarking on this industrial action due to poor funding of universities, among other reasons. If you’re a student, I’ve very sorry that you have to go through this mess. Please endeavor to acquire a skill during this period. You’ll be better off for it.
Minimum wage tug of war
Last week, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) demanded that the Nigerian government increased the minimum wage of Nigerian workers from ₦18000 to ₦65,000. They eventually reached a compromise of ₦30,000. However, the federal government says it cannot pay more than ₦24000 while state government are willing to pay nothing more than ₦22,500.
According to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), negotiating on behalf of the government, they proposed increase in the minimum wage is not feasible as even at ₦18000, most state governments still struggle to pay their workers.
This reason is quite hilarious because we know how much senators and members of the state Houses of Assembly are paid. Let’s not even talk about the undocumented cash that is packed in Ghana Must Go bags and shared in government houses. But let the average man take care of a family of five with ₦18000 per month. *Deep Sigh*
That’s all for today. Have a swell week ahead.