Rundown Of Events That Happened This Week
These are quite interesting times. Not only has the world seen a revolution in some of their practices, but the week has also seen people devise dubious ways of uplifting themselves at this time, ranging from the unfathomable to the realistic. Here is a rundown of the week:
5G? Guess not!
Some news from Youtube. Owing to the wave of conspiracy theories being spread, YouTube has decided to ban all conspiracy theory videos that falsely claim ‘5G causes coronavirus ’ or any content that disputes the existence or transmission of COVID-19. Despite having absolutely no science to back it up, the conspiracy theory has gained popularity over the past week, with several celebrities even endorsing the claims. This decision is a result of a live-streamed interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke, in which he claimed there is a ‘link between 5G and this health crisis.’”
When Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar announced that she had a baby, many Nigerians were surprised at the news but what followed left mouths agape. The Nollywood actress announced her child’s delivery with a photo of a baby’s hand holding an adult’s thumb. However, the star was called out by an American mother who claims that Halima stole the photo from her page. Full of apologies, Abubakar told the mother that she wasn’t referring to Ariel’s baby but used it to announced hers because she saw the photo on Google and liked the nails.
Tshekede Bufton Pitso, a prominent South African politician, set tongues wagging after he was been buried in his beloved Mercedes. Pitso, a former leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in Eastern Cape, collapsed in his driveway as he was making his way to his second-hand 1990s Mercedes E500 limousine. It is gathered that his last wish was to be buried in the Mercedes instead of a conventional coffin. It is further learned that the late former businessman once boasted of an impressive garage as he had an entire fleet of luxurious Mercedes cars.
A week after an Indian couple named their twin babies, Corona and COVID, another family in India has followed the path by naming their newborn son ‘Lockdown’. When asked by the hospital staff what name they should write on the new baby’s birth certificate, the boy’s mother Manju Mail and father Raghunath revealed their unusual choice.“He is Lockdown, as he was born during the lockdown period,” Manju said. The baby’s father Raghunath added: “My son and our family will remember this time of crisis throughout our life. It is a significant name.” Well, welcome to Earth, Lockdown!
“Indian prince” scam?
Right in the middle of the pandemic, a fraudster decided to help its government unusually. An unidentified scammer in India tried to sell the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue for $4 billion (N1.4 trillion) on OLX. The police lodged a case this week against the unknown online fraudster who claimed the proceeds from the sale of the statue would be used to help the government in its fight against coronavirus. Business Today India reports that the fraudster posted an advertisement for the statue on an online marketplace, OLX. Soon after it was posted, the advertisement was taken off the website.