A Quick Rundown Of The Week
In life, you win some and lose some. This mantra, it appears, was the mantra on which this week was established. With some losing their very dreams and others regaining their long-standing positions, here is a rundown of the week:
Former vice president of Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has lost his appeal case in court after the court dismissed his case. It should be recalled that the former vice president challenged the presidential election tribunal judgement which affirmed the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 2019 poll. However, in a judgment, Nigeria’s Supreme Court dismissed the appeal for lacking merit. It turns out the slogan #AtikuIsComing will be put to rest for now.
Grandad Freeman goes home
The fun-loving comedy society was left with a huge gap after the death of American actor and comedian John Witherspoon was announced. Witherspoon was popular for his role as “Grandad Robert Jebediah Freeman” in animated series The Boondocks and as “Pops” on The Wayans Brothers. His career spanned over five decades and all through that time, his impact in the black community was felt. No cause of death was released. He was aged 77. “Gramps” will be missed by fun-loving persons around the world.
Jeff Bezos – PHOTO: Dofaq
Riches with ease
Jeff Bezos is back as the richest man in the world after Bill Gates briefly earned the title. After the markets closed Friday, Forbes says Jeff is now worth $109.9 billion, moving him back ahead of Bill and his $105.8 billion net worth. Briefly, before his Amazon stock increased, he was at number 2, looking up to Bill Gates. His drop in rank could be as a result of this year’s costly divorce with ex-wife MacKenzie, who took a huge chunk of his fortune. MacKenzie’s net worth now stands at $32.7 billion, placing her among the top 20 in the world.
In a popular incident of #GbasGbos, musician Davido came up against public commentator and activist Kayode Ogundamisi after Ogundamisi criticized the actions of Davido. Last week, Davido promised to sue the girls who accused him of getting one of them pregnant. A recent video showed the girls in handcuffs with Davido’s hypeman Spesh threatening to slap them before Davido tweeted that they should be released. However, Ogundamisi thought that Davido’s arrest action was uncivil, to which Davido told him to “keep my family’s name out of your mouth.”
Social media went ablaze after reports that a woman married to three men said she is in search of love. The 36-year-old Ugandan identified as Ann Grace Aguti is said to have allocated them three out of the seven tiny huts in her compound. The action of the woman is reported to have incurred the wrath of her father, Pastor Peter Ogwang who is popularly known as Ikwenyar of Christ Foundation Ministries. So upset is he by her action that he had to mobilise his clan members to intervene, insisting the practise is unacceptable in the Teso community.