Vice President Speaks on Crash

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, mentions that he gives God the glory that he and others made it out alive. Contrary to the information that the chopper has been used for so long without servicing it by previous administration, Caverton helicopters has claimed ownership. It has been noticed that the vicinity was not ideal for the landing, i.e it was quite dusty and has a lot of debris. According to Wole Shadare, an aviation journalist, ‘there is nothing wrong with the VP taking a commercial aircraft’.

BBN 2019 Auditions vs INEC Training

Over the weekend, there’s been some murmurings around two basic events; INEC training and Big Brother Naija audition. But whether the auditions are truly used or that even old papas and mamas are also going for the audition this time, is a story for another day. bottom line is that the manner in which young people went for both INEC training and BBN audition paints a vivid picture of the Nigerian state. This is February. I wont say beyond this.

Venezuela in a Meltdown

It’s good to note that Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves. But they are currently in a great economic crisis with an inflation rate around 1,000,000%. It has been reported that their current crisis is as a result of years of corruption by government officials and epic mismanagement such as the President using natural resources as collateral for loans. Right now, they have a bunch of worthless money. I watched Aljazeera today and listened to the common people on the streets. First, shops have been locked down because there are no stocks. One government worker lamented that minimum wage has just been raised to 18000 bolivar last month but all they can buy with it is half a crate of egg.

Footage of Dam Bursting in Brazil

AS HEADLINED worldwide on January 25, 2019, there was a bursting of a mine dam called Vale Mining in the town of Brumadinho in Brazil, (a small community of miners where everyone knows everyone else). The incident resulted in deaths of over one hundred people, and close to 200 people still missing.


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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