Word on the Street: Fayose survives motor accident, Otedola to foot Victor Olaotan’s medical bills and more
Dear friends, I’m sorry I was a no-show yesterday, it was due to some restraints I could not control. But I’m back! Here are some stories you might have missed yesterday.
Femi Otedola to foot Victor Olaotan’s hospital bills
In the past week, Nollywood players and people close to veteran actor Victor Olaotan have been calling on well meaning Nigerians to help raise some funds for the actor’s hospital expenses.
Two years ago, Daddy Victor was involved in a ghastly motor accident that cost him the use of his legs. And things have gone downhill from there.
Now, Femi Otedola, Nigerian business mogul and oil magnate has taken responsibility of the actor’s medical bills. Veteran actor Richard Mofe Damijo made this known in an Instagram post yesterday.
I’m so glad that Victor Olaotan will finally get the medical care that he deserves. And of course big ups to Otedola with the money, *in Dice Ailes’ voice*.
Fayose survives motor accident
Immediate past governor of Ekiti state Ayo Fayose was reportedly involved in a motor accident yesterday on the Lagos third mainland bridge.
The news was made known by his medical aide Lere Olayinka on Twitter. According to the aide, Fayose is receiving medical attention and is “fairly okay”.
Apparently, he was on his way to Ibadan for Atiku’s presidential campaign scheduled to hold today. I’m glad he’s getting better.
Another negative ranking for Nigeria
According to Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria at the ongoing UN Women Conference 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria ranks 11 out of 20 countries in the world with the highest prevalence of child marriage.
Nigeria has a 43% prevalence, no surprise there. In the Northern part of Nigeria mostly, girls have been put up for marriage at very early ages since time immemorial.
It’s 2018 and this disgusting act still continues but the government would rather prosecute two adults for being gay.
I’m not saying they are the same thing but if our law can accommodate prosecuting gay people, it should also allow for addressing the injustice that is child marriage.
Have conflicting opinions? I’d like to read them in the comments section.
From Nigeria to the world
Genevieve Nnaji’s movie gets special screening at the ongoing 2018 Marrakech Film Festival. Remember the movie Lion Heart that was acquired by Netflix a few months ago? Well that very one.
We’re extremely proud of Genevieve. Pardon me,I just have to add this again; from Nigeria to the world.
That’ll be all for today. Have a great weekend.