This week has been gbas gbos gas. It waited for no one, just gave us back to back to back. We weren’t even really over the past week, were still reeling over the COZA protests and its aftermath, when this week’s wahala tumbled in. Let’s get right into it then.
Since February we’ve been waiting, and, although it’s June, it’s finally here. The biggest show on Nigerian TV.
This year, we got 21 housemates who are supposed to pepper us, and if one thing is sure, it’s that they are completely different from last year’s
First off, they’re so tall this year. And the accents! They also get extra points because they are all so fine. No, guys, these people are fine. Kai! Even the ones that aren’t so fine are still very fine. Nawa.
Anyway, it’s still the early days. The accents have started dropping small small (Omashola), and, in cases where it hasn’t dropped, it is fluctuating like bad fluorescent (Ella). Let’s see what the following weeks hold.
Omashola be switching accent like traffic light #BBNaija
— tunzy_itunu (@ItunuTunzy) July 4, 2019
With the deep pidgin Omashola spoke in the diary room, I’m wondering where this accent is coming from now because he’s talk to Ike lol #BBNaija
— BBN_GIST #BBNaija (@bbnamebo) July 4, 2019
— Stephanie. (@stephdadet) July 4, 2019
— Lawal oladayo (@HOLLADIEYOUR) July 4, 2019
Mike is such a snack#belikemike#manlikemike#tgif#unoworimean#BBNaija pic.twitter.com/xLhrV2zEq6
— Hopemike (@Hopemike10) July 5, 2019
#BBNaija Frood + Esther= Fraudster Let’s Ship .😍
— #BigBrotherShips (@BigBrotherShips) July 5, 2019
Khafi is right the guys are fine abeg 😂😂 #BBNaija
— Kim Mike Sirdee Gedoni Tacha (@Mirahneeka) July 5, 2019
#BBnaija mike is so fine 😍😍.. I bet his wife will be glued to her tv 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— oma (@omasanlve) July 1, 2019
Okay Gedoni is low key fine 👀👀. #BBNaija
— I Am Abundance ✨ (@SecretlyJune_) July 5, 2019
Between Frodd has a fine body 👌😍 #BBNaija
— Ekypretty ( Musicologist, Creative mind , Lover ) (@UdueheEkere) July 4, 2019
This Mike dude is a proper leader. Big brother or not, I hope he runs for public office some day. He has the mindset of leadership in its essence; service. He will be here till the last week! #BBNaija
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 4, 2019
— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN😉 (@DONJAZZY) July 5, 2019
Abi are we wrong? Even agbero won’t slap a woman over and over because she simply says “take it easy.” Na real wa for these our elected officials sha.
You’ve probably heard what happened, so no point going over it again. It’s the rumours that have been swirling around since his apology that have us bothered. While we have no idea if there’s any truth to them, they certainly are disconcerting.
Then there’s the police’s reaction to the entire issue, which makes one imagine if they’re either ignorant of what exactly their job is, or if they just don’t care. They say they will seek “resolution.” Please, where in the law is “resolution” the solution to assault?
Senator Elisha Abbo has been detained by the @PoliceNG for the assault on a woman in Abuja.
— Abubakar Sidiq Usman (@MrAbuSidiq) July 4, 2019
The Nigerian police has granted Senator Elisha Abbo bail after spending a night in detention and answering questions asked by Police. The bail was granted due to the inability of the assaulted lady to give her testimony. She was said to have travelled out of Abuja for a wedding.
— Abubakar Sidiq Usman (@MrAbuSidiq) July 5, 2019
It gets worse.
Senator Elisha Abbo used to be married to an Igbo woman.
He used to beat her up mercilessly.
She is dead now.
Several cases of domestic violence reports against him when she was alive.
— Ndi Kato (@YarKafanchan) July 4, 2019
Senator Elisha Abbo started beating me. He told his orderly to put me inside the truck. He told them to point their guns at me, that he would kill me and tell people I was a member of Boko Haram. No one could come to my rescue when he brutalised me. https://t.co/jgKyh6Sa3y
— Ugonnia (@AustinYugo) July 4, 2019
We’ve been contacted by several entities on the infraction of Senator Elisha Abbo against a citizen of this country. Yes, he apologized and as Christians we have forgiven him but there is no sorry at Law especially as regards a contravention of the Law by a public officer. 👇🏽 https://t.co/Qfl7Pvcxsj
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) July 4, 2019
Your supposed apology smacks of arrogance, Elisha Abbo!
You said “no matter what she did to me”, what did she do except tell you to take it easy..
Your supposed apology is very insincere!!!
You first lied when the video came out….
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) July 4, 2019
1. Investigate Elisha Abbo;
2. Prosecute and discipline Elisha Abbo; and
3. Discipline the orderly.
This, we demanded, must be concluded swiftly, and made public.
It’s no longer business as usual. pic.twitter.com/TZ7kJB18dU
— HERmbassador (@BukkyShonibare) July 3, 2019
#MeToo in Nigeria
Busola Dakolo‘s rape allegations against the senior pastor of COZA Biodun Fatoyinbo have opened the floodgates, if only just a little. Nigerian women have begun sharing stories of abuse suffered in the hands of men. They are refusing the shame and giving it back to those who deserve it: their abusers.
A self-styled bishop and convener of the New Testament Group, a Christian fellowship, Ken Ifeanyi, is one of those who has been accused of raping several women.
The man who started all these himself, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has again been accused of rape, this time by a former member of the staff of his church. He’s stepped down “temporarily” from preaching, but we know how that’s supposed to end: he’ll quietly begin preaching again when people have moved on.
A few pastors have spoken directly about the issue, and some others have alluded to rape while sending him their support and prayers.
More women have also been speaking, telling stories of years of abuse, unearthing buried truths.
Daily reminder that @kenifeanyii is a serial rapist who drugs and rapes women, defrauds people and parades himself as a pastor. He has been sending threats to those speaking against him. He must be caught and jailed. pic.twitter.com/FNRTnrqd0X
— The Stallion (@xvyahh) July 5, 2019
@kenifeanyii I’m getting dms that this is not the first time time you’ve been accused of sexually assaulting a girl and that your pattern is to get girls drunk before taking advantage of them. Is this true?
— The Pe@cock (@OdeleyeWole) June 28, 2019
Hi Ken, it’s Mervis! I bet you remember me. Remember that time I told you I forgave you because I thought you had truly repented! Trust me, I take it back because you didn’t bloody repent! I am a very private person but I would put my name, my all to make sure you get Justice!
— MadeInNaijaWifey (@MervisElebe) June 28, 2019
— Your Favorite Tailor 💫 (@SisiArinola) June 28, 2019
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is a rapist.
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is a rapist.
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is a rapist.
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is a rapist.
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is a rapist.
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is a rapist. #IStandWithBusolaDakolo
— ebele. (@ebelee_) June 28, 2019
Yet another Biodun Fatoyinbo victim speaks up: https://t.co/E46Fj9AxxB
“He flipped from sweet mentor to abuser back to someone who cared. For the first time I saw a completely different person from who we all knew or thought we knew. With him, what you see is not what you get.”
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) July 4, 2019
This is my Truth . I’ve spoken with my Brother and friends about this . Please I won’t be able to take any calls for now as I’m not doing so good . I’ve also explained why I’ve written this like this . Thank you .1
— Abi Idowu- The Happy Place With Abi (@AbiPepperz357) July 3, 2019
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I was at my Mother's today… There had been issues, since my childhood. But that story, for another time… So, I was asking her questions, out of pain.. Then, this conversation below took place: Me: "Do you know that your cousin, when you left me at shdgrigofn, molested me?" I was in primary school. Over 30 years ago… I remember everything clearly… I was confused. What would I say? How would I say it? Her: Eyes wide! Me: "Do you know that Mr. Thshdudidj nearly raped me? The one that used to come to your shop…" Her: Eyes wider, mouth agape, "why didn't you tell me?" Me: "Tell you? How? When there was no connection and it showed you didn't like me? Kò possible nao!" Me: "That man that used to come and take beer and peppersoup in your shop, after I served him one day, brought out his penis that I should play with." I was like 14-15. I ran away from the shop. You didn't bother to ask why, you only punished me by depriving me of food for days because, "that's where you get money from." Her: No words Me: "Do you remember that time when…." And so on Her: No words, looking what-do-I-say kind of. I love her! We talked about other things… I felt a lot better. The anger I'd been feeling for days subsided… I'm still healing. I was abused a lot. Different ways at different stages. I almost got used to it. I am still healing. Because I SPEAK! It hurts but I SPEAK! This is my story. This is my song. Told in this way I choose. Sung in this form I deem fit. But I SPEAK! For the sake of my kind, who have been made "sick" by abuse of all sorts. Not for you? Please move on. I'm not begging for "fanhood"! It is not only for Busola's sake that we are doing this. It is for our women, our daughters, our sons, our future! She murdered her privacy to SPEAK. She risked it all… Yes, I believe her. You won't listen to my music again? If it is because of this, it's ok. I wish you well. But you will be replaced by millions others from here, from distant shores and islands! Where I'm going is far. Everything in Creation backs me up as I stand and SPEAK for the TRUTH, only. SPEAK, Child, therefrom your healing begins! Enjoy the journey!❤
In a bid to end the herdsmen killings in the country, the federal government decided allocating lands for grazing in every state was the best solution, rather than, you know, having the murderers suffer consequences for murder.
Laws exist for a reason, and if people don’t suffer consequences for their actions, there will be no reason for them to stop.
Anyway, the herdsmen have threatened the government, giving them an ultimatum of 30 days to reverse the suspension of the Ruga Settlement, or else they shouldn’t be expected to allow Southerners enjoy the north.
Let’s see what happens.
Fulani Herdsmen group threaten violence over suspension of RUGA
This man is supposed to be arrested for threatening Nigerians and the peace of this nation pic.twitter.com/obRzkl8b3g
— honkelechinwogu (@honkelechinwogu) July 4, 2019
The ‘Northern group’ that issued ultimatum to the FG and quit notice no RUGA won’t talk when bandits are killing and kidnapping poor citizens. Or Is the RUGA more important than the NEW MINIMUM WAGE that has no ending/Implementation date?
You want to show yourselves now.
— Esla ArmourJT🇳🇬🎗 (@jatau99) July 5, 2019
Setting up a ranch that has security and facilities will keep the cows in one place and help them check rustlers.
The rustlers don’t want Ruga, they want the Fulanis to keep moving from place to place because it gives them cover.
— Efelosophy 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 (@efe_okposio) July 5, 2019
Nigerians won all the advocacies this week.
Biodun Fatoyinbo – Stepped Down
Senator Abbo- Under investigation
FG’s Ruga scheme- Suspended
This is how office of the citizen works. If we keep quiet, they will do nothing.
Congratulations to everyone who spoke up
— Uduak Inwang aka Cavil (@cavilT) July 5, 2019
As long one lives one learns something new everyday. Like many others I had always thought RUGA is a Hausa or Fulani word until last night in a conversation from @HausaDw someone who knows said it’s an English acronym for Rural Grazing Area with origin from the colonial days
— Engr. Aliyu Jari (@Aliyujari) July 5, 2019
maybe if the FG did RUGA like they did amnesty then people wouldn’t be so averse to it. Heavily compensate communities who are willing to forfeit land for ranches with cash or equity
— spin – logo wizrd (@rocfellah) July 5, 2019
So a group came on tv, gave press briefing giving 30 days ultimatum to FG and States to reverse suspension of RUGA settlements. These people will walk free while DSS will pick young people up for tweets. Another group would be called terrorists for doing same
We are watching.
— That Andy (@AndyMadaki) July 4, 2019
Maria Okan & Olamide Rumours
If you’re on Twitter or anywhere on the internet, you’ve probably heard the rumours, too. That Maria Okan’s is pregnant (that much is true) and the father is new dad Olamide.
There’s even more, and it involves ₦2 million, an agreed-upon abortion, and a breach of the said agreement.
So far, the parties involved haven’t said anything. But the internet has said a lot.
Congratulations Maria Okan and Olamide. A child is always a blessing. Safe delivery to Maria! pic.twitter.com/dZnjkEKN0z
— Slay Papa 🍒🍷 (@TweetAtAustin) July 4, 2019
Two adults agreed to have sex,
You dey rant.
Which one is your own in this Maria Okan case?
Olamide is a Muslim, his religion allow him to have more than one wife.
— MO Precious (@O_precious_) July 3, 2019
Olamide: Hey Maria, my sexy fire Bonita
Send her money o
E dey make her
dance and shake e bum bum
Maria Okan; pic.twitter.com/OR7xAUyAIe
— Fiyin (@kruz_fa) July 3, 2019
Maria Okan my crush pregnant for Olamide? Oh lawd I go begin day hustle o pic.twitter.com/272paKzu38
— koonlay (@This_is_koonlay) July 3, 2019
Maria okan is old enough to know what she wants. If olamide asked her to abort the preggie and she decided against it, then we should cut her some slacks.
Until she labels the YBNL crooner a deadbeat father for abandoning his duties as a dad, then you can call her names.
— Loxxie (@LoxxieBAE) July 4, 2019
Olamide has rapped about Maria Okan a few times so I wouldn’t be surprised 🤷🏽♂️
— marley (@thepopdad) July 3, 2019
The NYTimes & its Tired Idea of Africa
It’s funny. The late Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainana wrote “How to Write About Africa” how many years ago and we still get this from the New York Times?
So the New York Times put up a LinkedIn ad for an opening for Nairobi Bureau Chief position, and the wording of the ad pretty much explains the stories they expect out of the East African region.
There’s much talk about the “seas” and “deserts” and “forests” and “changing rhythms,” and let’s not forget the “unexpected stories of hope.”
A video made by Kenyan women spoofs the ad, and it’s incredibly hilarious. It’s three women acting out how white people still see Africans.
We made this for you
— sisterhood.lam (@sisterhood_lam) July 4, 2019
A reminder that the @nytimes already has a dubious reputation in Kenya:
Ethics of publishing images of the dead https://t.co/5sO9BKgJW6
— Ken Opalo (@kopalo) July 3, 2019
This says a lot of how these guys see Kenya, and Africa in general. I think the fact I can convey my message in english and even use twitter is one of the “unexpected stories of hope”! @nytimes #NewYorkTimes https://t.co/QQzjMmeyRL
— Calvin Mwadime (@MwadimeCalvin) July 4, 2019
As someone said, the @nytimes wants to hire Tarzan as a bureau chief.
“…from the deserts of Sudan and the pirate seas of the Horn of Africa, down through the forests of Congo and the shores of Tanzania…” The New York Times hiring Nairobi Bureau Chief https://t.co/E0PSv9g21e
— Scott MacEachern (@smaceachern2) July 3, 2019
The stories @nytimes
expects out of E. Africa👇. They never learn anything.
“The ideal candidate should enjoy jumping on news, be willing to cover conflict, and also be drawn to investigative stories,”
The part below on “unexpected stories of hope” 👇https://t.co/S6zoH8S5k4
— Edmund Kagire (@kagire) July 4, 2019
@nytimes Eastern Africa has no people to feature in your ad…only landscape and conflict? Goodluck to your new pathfinder in making discoveries in this evolving space…I imagine your lessons are not few and far in Kenya… https://t.co/vml9o8urBU
— Mary Mumbi (@mary_mumbi) July 3, 2019
Just saw the ad for Nairobi Bureau Chief and I really think I’m the man for the job.
— Nairobi Bureau Chief (@munene_mwarania) July 5, 2019
The new Nairobi chief for @nytimes now has his/her first story – an investigative piece on how these local bush girls got wind of ‘my’ job description and who is funding them to make such a detailed critique of an international brand.
— O. (@OluOkunnu) July 5, 2019
And that’s all for this week! If we missed anything, per usual, please let us know in the comment section. Have a great weekend!