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Catch Up: Events That Shaped The Previous Week

Sadiya Haruna

We are living indeed living in strange times. On one hand, it has forced us to think of the state of the world we are living in and the thought process of some decision makers; on the other side of the spectrum are self-conscious people who admit to their mistakes.

Catch up on all the trendy stories that made the previous week


News reaching everyone is, a Sharia court has sentenced Kannywood actress and blogger, Sadiya Haruna, to six months in Islamic school. According to the First Information Report (FIR) filed against her, she was alleged to have consistently posted indecent videos in which she was dancing seductively and making sexual comments on her social media handles and YouTube channel.
The accused person pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of obscenity and indecent act, which contradicts section 355 of Penal Code Law 2000. The presiding judge thereafter convicted her and ordered that her to be attending a Darul Hadith Islamiyya session for a period of six months as the sentencing for her offence. Well…

Stay silent

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un | Image: by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

It must be a lot being a North Korean. Citizens have been warned to refrain from talking about Kim Jong Un’s weight loss, and said that gossip is a ‘reactionary act’. Government authorities have insisted the national leader is eating less “for the sake of the country” as it grapples with severe food shortages and claimed Kim is healthy. Speculation about Kim’s health started after photos showed the despot looking increasingly thin after he apparently shed up to 44 pounds earlier this year. But efforts to stifle gossip about Kim’s weight have failed, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA).

Fear of the known


In an early morning operation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) broke into former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate Dorathy Bachor’s apartment. Narrating the incident, Dorathy expressed that she feels unsafe to be a Nigerian. The men of the anti-graft agency broke into her apartment in search of a person who ran into the estate but refused to tender an apology to her after they discovered their mistake.
“What is the need of being a citizen of this country when I can’t feel safe in my own house.
“I’ve never felt so helpless in my own life, she wrote.

Love is Patience

Funke Akindele

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello has opened up on her first failed marriage with her ex-husband Adeola Oloyede. Akindele-Bello during a chat with Chude Jideonwo admonished young women against rushing into marriage because of pressure. Citing her first marriage as an example, she revealed that it “ended in a very bad way”. “I was actually filming and somebody called me and told me, I wanted to die!”
Speaking to young women, Akindele-Bello added: “As a young lady out there, do not be pressured to get married. Get married because you want to get married…Don’t have children because society will say “ah! she’s barren ohh”…ignore the gossips, ignore the naysayers.”

No Love Found
Iggy Azalea has denounced knowing or having any relationship with Khloe Kardashian’s Tristan Thompston after rumours made round that they were intimate. Calling the rumours ‘fake news’ she maintained in a series of tweets that she had never even ‘met’ him. Though it is unclear how that information was acquired, the statements came a bit off as the two have never been romantically linked at any point. Getting wind of the statements, Iggy aired her grievances in a series of tweets where she said frequently that she didn’t know him. Also, the Celtics player seemed to get wind of the same rumours early on as he tweeted about ‘gossipers’ on August 16, the day the video was first posted to YouTube. He said that “Gossipers are worse than thieves because they attempt to steal another person’s dignity, honor, credibility, and reputation which are difficult to restore.”

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