Word on the Street: Super Falcons win AWCON cup for the 9th time, popular political activist arrested and more
Happy new week friends. I know, it sounds weird to me too. Anyway, it’s a new month too, the last one of the year, exciting right?
Now, to the stories you may be missed during the past weekend.
Super Falcons cop AWCON cup for the 9th time
Talk about a thing of utmost national pride. At the final match against South Africa at the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Nigeria’s Super Falcons won by a 4-3 victory through a penalty shootout.
We’ll see the Falcons next at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Queens, I Stan!
Jimi Agbaje’s campaign boards vandalised
On Saturday morning, Jimi Agbaje’s, Lagos state gubernatorial candidate under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) revealed that his campaign boards were vandalised and removed and his staff were threatened. He revealed this through a Twitter post, a video showing the boards on the road side.
Since election campaigns commenced, Lagosians have complained about how Jimi Agbaje’s campaign banners and posters have not been seen around the city. Think this is why?
Anyway, this obviously looks like the job of his opponents. Many Lagosians believe it’s the All Progressives Congress, the PDP’s biggest contenders and I would not put it past them. Politics is after all a dirty game.
By the way, the boards are back up.
The trials of Deji Adeyanju
If you’re active on Twitter, the name Deji Adeyanju may look familiar to you. He’s a political activist and the convener of Concerned Nigerians, a political activism movement.
On Wednesday last week, Deji alongside two others, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams were arrested in Abuja during a protest against the interference of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in politics.
The three were reportedly unable to meet the terms of their bail (their people say this is a lie), so they were arraigned and taken to a prison in Keffi, Nasarawa state.
His fellow activists and influencers have been calling for his release ever since. According to a story by The Nation, Deji and his comrades may be looking at up to 10 years imprisonment based on the charges brought against them by the police.
Whatever happened to freedom of speech and expression, you ask? In the great words of Philosopher Omawunmi, if you ask me, na who I go ask?
VP Yemi Osinbajo to speak at OAU’s 43rd convocation.
And the students are not having it. That’s if we’re taking the student union leader’s word for it. According to a report by Premium Times, Gbenga Ololoniran, the Protem Chairman of Great Ife Students’ Union Action Committee says the Vice President is not welcome at the Obafemi Awolowo University.
His argument is that the government is not doing anything to improve education in the country, the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) is currently in strike as a result, yet, the vice president wants to speak at a convocation ceremony. Who does that?
On the other hand, the school has come out to say that this is Gbenga’s personal opinion because the school and students are looking forward to hosting the VP. Oh well.
That’s all. Shine on, great week ahead.