Word on the Street: Chris Okotie wants to run for president unopposed, Nigerian artistes win big at AFRIMA and more
Hello there, it’s a brand new week! I can see great stuff happening already, can you? Before we begin making these great things, let’s keep you up to speed on stories from the weekend. Read on.
Reverend Chris Okotie wants to revamp the Nigerian constitution
In an interview published this past weekend by the Daily Trust, Reverend Chris Okotie, general overseer of the Household of God’s Church says he wants other presidential aspirants to step down for him in lieu of the 2019 elections.
His argument is this; if they step down, he’d run unopposed and win the elections. This will afford him the opportunity to implement an Interim National Government (ING) that eliminates the judiciary and legislative arms of government.
According to the Fresh Party presidential candidate, an ING is exactly what Nigeria needs to become a successful nation.
Imagine a Nigeria where Bubu and the rest step down for Reverend Chris and he becomes president. People have asked what the reverend is smoking, I asked where he had been all this while.
He’s right about one thing though, the way the country is being run is not working, it is in need of a total revamp.
Nigerian artistes win big at AFRIMA
The 2018 edition of the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) took place in Accra, Ghana on Saturday. As usual, Nigerian artistes bagged several awards, including Tiwa Savage for Best Female Artiste in Western Africa and Davido as Best Male Artiste in Western Africa.
Others winners include Falz, Best African Rapper Or Lyricist for La fete, 2baba and Peruzzi, Best Artiste, Duo Or Group for Amaka, Praiz,Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African R ‘N’ B & Soul
Praiz for Champagne and Flowers, among others. Read the full list of winners here.
NBS’ Selected Food Price Watch report tells us what we already know
According to the October 2018 edition of the report, the average price of selected food items increased in October. Shocker!
According to a report by Premium Times, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that “the price of a dozen medium-sized egg increased year-on-year by 2.1 per cent and month-on-month by 2.2 per cent in the period under review”. We would have told them this for free, maybe not in those exact figures but you know what I mean.
The report also says that “the average price of one kilogramme of tomato increased year-on-year by 5.2 per cent and decreased month-on-month by -6.6 per cent to N306.59 in October from N328.26 in September.” We knew this too.
Oh and yam was expensive in October too. Price of foodstuff is on the rise but the government is not ready to increase minimum wage. Welp.
ISI to resume today following hijab controversy
If you remember, the management of the International School Ibadan shut down academic activities following protests regarding the wearing of hijab by Muslim students.
Incase you missed it, the gist was Muslim parents want their children to wear hijab to school while the school says it’s against the school’s dress code.
The school is however scheduled to resume today as reported by Premium Times. The dress code, according to the chairman of the school’s board, still remains the same. So parents who want their children to wear hijab to school should send them to other school s that allow such. My words, not his.
That will be all for today. Go ye and do great stuff this week.