You all are welcome to 2018 and though this is not the first post of the year I am still excited to share the News.. It has been an awesome holiday and it is refreshing to be back. So let’s set sail to our happy ever after.
EL RUFAI VS BEN BRUCE…
So I am sure we have read about the media battle between the Governor of Kaduna El Rufai and the Senator Ben Murray Bruce, if not let me give a summary before saying my mind. So Ben the twitter senator goes on about Buhari thanking Jonathan about the Railway in Kaduna and then El Rufai counters his claim, which makes Ben reply (oh well, he has been looking for attention for a while now and it seems someone finally gave it to him) and ask for a debate with facts, but El Rufai skilfully declined. Now in as much as I would love to listen or watch both of them go at each other, it would make my journalistic journey exciting, now is not the time please. Let me first address the twitter senator. Ben you have personally disappointed me and many Nigerian youth, we have not seen you fight for any bill or done anything meaningful since you got to the senate not even your salary did you slash to relieve the masses when we were in recession (like we are still not in recession sef). We are tired of your common sense talk with no action, we are not buying biko, 2019 please if you all know what is good for you in his constituent vote someone else. He has been a joke so far. To the Governor of Kaduna El Rufai you have done well so far, according to the reports. There is room for more but I would advise not to blindly support or defend our President who has done woefully let us call a spade a spade. He has done poorly and his reaction to the Benue Massacre and the slow response of the Presidency was a new low not to talk about the lingering fuel scarcity and other things. To end 2019 would be a great year and we all have a role to play which leads me to my second topic…
So this amazing woman, goes on to announce she would be starting a movement where she wouldn’t be voting for the PDP or the APC come 2019 and she would be sensitizing the populace that cares to listen why. I support this wholeheartedly because for there to be a change we need to do away TOTALLY with the old and recycled politicians that have kept us in totally stagnation and in other cases regression in the state of affairs in our country. The evolution shouldn’t be for just those with access to social media, but we should take out time to educate the woman selling in the market, the man selling meat at the abattoir, the woman grinding the pepper, the Carpenter on your street, the Keke napep rider etc. For change to occur we need a nation enlightened on how it can be achieved and realise it cannot be same of the same. In her words; “As a citizen I DEMAND for good Governance and Accountability”. Our future is in our hands.
My prayers go out to the people of Benue, may God comfort the families affected. We are all saddened by the events of the killings. May justice prevail is the hope and prayer.
Let’s move over to a little bit of entertainment shall we……..
THE GOLDEN GLOBE
The golden globe was held last night to this morning and some notable winners emerged. I would started with Best Animation film which went to COCO, believe me you should watch it. Oprah was also given the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Find the full list below. *The winners are in bold letters.
Best Motion Picture (Drama)
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)
The Disaster Artist
The Greatest Showman
Best Motion Picture (Animated)
The Boss Baby
Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World
Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Best Director (Motion Picture)
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All The Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post
SERENA DROPS OUT OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN
It was with heavy heart Serena announced she would not be defending her Australian open championship. According to her the goal is not just to compete but to go all the way and win and she felt she had not gotten there. I feel a little sad just like every other Tennis Lover around the world that would have loved to see Serena back in court after playing with the pregnancy in the last Australian open and giving birth later in the year 2017. She is a superwoman regardless and one of the greatest athlete of our time. We wish to have her back soonest #TeamSerena.
Last week the Confederation of African Football held its award and Mo Salah deservedly won the African Footballer for the year 2017 while our very own Asisat Oshiola won the female best footballer of the year for the third consecutive year. Amazing feat guys. Take a bow.
THE ENGLISH FA CUP (EMIRATES)
The FA cup resumed in England and everything went according to plan to the premiership sides, asides the Defending Champions Arsenal, who got beaten by Nottingham Forest by 4 goals to 2. It was thrilling and exciting. Chelsea played a goalless draw with Norwich city, Manchester city came from behind to defeat Burnley 4 goals to 1, and Liverpool beat Everton by 2 goals to 1. Manchester United beat Derby County by 2-0.
Stoke city lost to Coventry City which inevitably cost Mark Hughes his job, it was coming a long time.
THE JANAURY TRANSFER…
Barcelona agreed terms with Liverpool for the sale of Coutinho for around 142M…
Barkley also has signed for Chelsea from Everton, while Van Djik also has made his move to Liverpool from Southampton.
P.S watch out for our story for the week it promises to be filled with suspense. A thriller you would not want to miss by one of our writers…