We bring you a roundup of the biggest topics that dominated your social media conversations today. No alterations, just straight out of your mouths – or fingers.
Fayemi promises to “look into the books” of Ekiti state
Does this mean Governor Ayodele Fayose should get ready to be probed by the incoming administration?
Ekiti state governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi suggested this when he spoke to journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
Fayemi said he will look into the books of the state to find out why salaries have not been paid. According to him, “What was received in Ekiti state and the expenditure in that period, why were we not able to pay salaries in the state. These issues should be examined in the interest of good governance.”
Although he clearly stated that this will not be a witch hunt targeted at any individual, we still think Fayose really has it coming.
Fayemi said, “It is not about probing Fayose, probing Eleka etc, it is about not repeating the mistakes of the past and giving our people good government. So, we will also involve in looking at what transpired in the last four years… We are in the business of putting the government together. We are in the transition stage we beginning to look into the record of the state, its assets and liabilities and we expect the outgoing government to extend its hands of cooperation to us”.
Meanwhile, see photos from Fayemi’s visit to the Presidential Villa
These are the three African writers nominated for the New Academy Prize in Literature
The New Academy Prize in Literature is an alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature that we have always known.
This year’s Nobel Prize was canceled as a result of a sex scandal that has trailed the Swedish Academy, the award body for a while now. This prompted Swedish journalist, Alexandra Pascalidou alongside hundreds of Swedish actors, novelists and cultural figures to set up their own award.
According to The New York Times, “The winner of the New Academy Prize in Literature will be announced on Oct. 14, and will receive one million kronor, or around $112,000. There will also be a banquet in the winner’s honor, just as there would be for a Nobel laureate.”
On the list of 46 nominees for the alternative Nobel Prize are three of Africa’s finest, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.
The good thing about this new Nobel is that it is open to the public to decide who they want the prize to go to. You can vote here.
This one tweet sums up everything that is already wrong with the newly unveiled national carrier, Nigeria Air
Beyond the prayers and confusion that trailed the unveiling of Nigeria Air, this Twitter user provides a novel perspective using football as an analogy and his pessimism hits home:
Nigeria Air ✈️
New name for Relegation troubled Nigerian Airways
New Owners of the club are unknown
New Manager is unknown
No Single player(Jet) has been signed
No Stadium (office)
But they have already started a huge Carnival and Trophy Parade around the city.
— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) July 19, 2018
The ‘Which way Nigeria?’ question will forever be valid.