Simi is Gold

It’s beyond rumours at this point – it is for real. All of those times that people wanted to know who Adekunle Gold’s Orente was meant for, – you can now have it for free. Even though the duo’s chemistry in the song; “No Forget” was quite explicit, some people turned blind eyes, deaf ears and blocked nostrils while others just wanted the two lovers to be open about their relationship and say “We are dating”. And for our dear haters, it’s rather too late now. Simi is Gold.

Oluremi Tinubu’s Office Burgled and Items Stolen

The senator representing Lagos Central had her National Assembly office burgled as discovered on Wednesday. The burglars destroyed the CCTV and made away with certain highly important items such as:

  • HP Laptop
  • Smile Internet
  • Some copies of laws of the federation

TETFund Welcomes 16 Additional Institutions for Scholarship Scheme

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) is an intervention agency equipped with such responsibility to manage, disburse and monitor all the education tax to public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Recently, it has added 16 new institutions to benefit from its foreign scholarship programme – this means that scholars from the said beneficiary institutions who wish to study further, can apply for sponsorship from the fund. The institutions include:

  • Nigerian Army University, BIU
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa
  • First Technical University, Ibadan
  • Air-force Institute of Technology, Kaduna
  • Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic, Hadejia
  • College of Education, Billiri, Gombe State
  • College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ukana, Akwa Ibom State
  • Gateway Polytechnic, Sapaade, Ogun State
  • Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, Ogun State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State
  • Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State
  • The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State
  • University of Medical Science, Ondo State
  • Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Enugu State

Corps Member Arraigned for Murder in Osun State

A 29-old serving corp member in Osun State is arraigned for the murder of a 16year old girl, called Pelumi, due to his reckless driving. The incident which happened on the 4th of January, was reported to have taken place in front of the Government Office at Osogbo while Mr Feranmi (Corps member) was driving down to his Place of Primary Assignment (PPA). However, Counsel to the accused pleads with the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.

N30,000 Minimum Wage: A Dead End?

The battle for a new minimum wage has been on for a while now. We should be reminded that at a point, the committee proposed N30,000 as the new minimum wage, the Federal Government mentioned N24, 500 while the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), proposed N22, 500 just before the committee’s report was submitted. For now, so many people are still very positive about the outcome despite the disappointment experienced around its unavailability for the festive period. But the reality of the situation is that the actualization of the minimum wage may not be as close as expected due to the many processes involved coupled with elections in view. But it will surely come…

Buhari, Atiku Over Honour for Dead Military Men

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential aspirant for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to his (commander-in-chief) absence at the funeral of the five (5) air force officers who died in a helicopter crash in the process of protecting the country. PMB in his response to Atiku’s accusation mentioned that he (Atiku) is only playing to gallery because his party mismanaged money meant for arms to secure the nation. May the souls of the faithful departed continue to Rest in Peace.

Lagos-APC Campaign Flag-0ff – A Muddle

During the APC campaign rally in Lagos, a faction of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) attacked some journalists who were there to cover the event for their respective media houses. Also, the chieftain of another faction of NURTW known as MC Oluomo was stabbed in the process. The sad event which happened on 8th January 2019, recorded the loss of 2 lives. However, the Lagos State Police has identifeid one Mustapha Adekunle as the chieftain of the NURTW faction responsible for the violence and has been declared wanted.

Forbes: Dangote’s Worth Drops from $25bn (in 2015) to $10.3bn (in 2019) But Retains Africa’s Richest Man Title

  • 2015 estimated wealth: $25 billion
  • 2018 estimated wealth: $12.4 billion
  • 2019 estimated wealth: $10.3 billion

The business tycoon, Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s worth has dropped by $14.7bn from 2015 to 2019. If there is any form of connection at all, Nigeria was reported to have topped the poverty list in 2018 overtaking India as the world poverty capital. But even at that, he has retained Africa’s richest man title in the 2019 Forbes Africa’s Billionaires list for the eighth consecutive year. Congratulations

Tinubu Slumped, Collapsed and now in Hospital – Fani Kayode

Former minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, mentioned that the former Governor of Lagos state Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, collapsed shortly after he was appointed Chairman of Buhari’s Campaign Council.

Last year on the day that Bola Tinubu was appointed Chairman of the APC Reconciliation Commitee,he lost his son. 3 days ago, on the day that he was appointed Chairman of Buhari’s Campaign Council, he slumped, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he remains till today

Femi fani-Kayode


Rebecca Maulome Padonu is an enthusiastic writer with a soft spot for factions. A RubyWrites 2016 finalist. She has completed several freelance writing projects, including BBC Media Action’s Drama series, Story Story (series 32 & 33).

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