Word on the Street: Super Falcons qualify for AWCON final, Emeka Ike is running for office and more
Hi there. It’s another exciting edition of Word on the Street. I’m sure you missed some stories yesterday. That’s why I’m here. *Winks*. Keep reading.
Super Falcons qualifies for AWCON final
At the ongoing African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Nigeria’s Super Falcons is flying towards copping the final cup. At the semi final match against the Three Lionesses of Cameroon yesterday, the Super Falcons won 4-2 via a penalty shootout.
At the finals, the Super Falcons will play against the winner of the second semi final match between South Africa and Mali. With this victory, the Falcons automatically qualify for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Emeka Ike is running for office
The veteran Nollywood actor has joined the league of celebrities venturing into politics.
Under the Youth Progressives Party (YPP), Emeka is contesting for a seat in the Federal House of Representatives in the Okigwe South Federal Constituency of Imo state.
He seems to be saying all the right things and garnering support already. I hope if he eventually gets elected come 2019, he’d make good on all his promises.
Fun fact: over ₦540bn has been recovered through the Whistle Blower Policy
A media aide of Daddy Lai Mohammed, Nigerian Information Minister, reportedly made this known yesterday, while representing the minister at the 71st General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
To break it down, as of May 2018, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) with the help of whistleblowers had recovered over ₦527 billion, $53 million, and £122,890.
So what has the government used all these monies for you ask? Your guess is as good as mine.
You probably cannot afford Dencia’s Whitenicious Cream
Last week, the story of how American Model Blac Chyna came to Nigeria to launch her whitening cream in partnership with Dencia, was all over the Internet.
The launch did hold regardless of all the backlash. Anyway, during an interview at the event, Dencia said her cream is a luxury, not a necessity, so the average Nigerian cannot afford it. This triggered a lot of Nigerians. Watch the interview video here if you will.
Osun state has a new governor
Yesterday, Adegboyega Oyetola, winner of the Osun state governorship election in September was sworn in as governor.
He took over office from his predecessor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who had been the governor of the state since 2010. The new has a lot of work to do in Osun, let’s hope he steps up and makes good on his campaign promises.
That’s all for today. Have a wonderful day.