As the 2019 elections draws near, many political aspirants are taking to social media to share their thoughts on various social and political issues. On Wednesday, this week, Eunice Atuejide, presidential aspirant under the National Interest Party (NIP) posted a rather “controversial” tweet about feminism. Read it below.
I'M NOT A FEMINIST!
Na by force?
And who is a feminist?
My friend who won't cook for her husband & kids cos of equality?
The one who always insults men bcos she can? Ladies who won't let men hold doors for them cos it diminishes their value? What does feminism mean?#ANigeria4All
— Eunice Atuejide (@eunice_atuejide) August 1, 2018
This is me sitting, wondering why we're reacting like this because I'm not a feminist. Must I be?
My people, I am my own person!
I am EXTREMELY independent!
I am happy to be me, yet I know my place in the order of life.
Ogini bu zi ihe nka?#IamNotFeminist!#ANigeria4All@NIP4All pic.twitter.com/bhgRAJZyj5
— Eunice Atuejide (@eunice_atuejide) August 1, 2018
Here’s how Nigerians reacted to it
No one cares that you are not a feminist Eunice.
What we do care about, is an educated presidential aspirant, knowing how to use google to define basic searchable concepts.
You alienated & insulted a group of potential voters, with your ignorance, and that is not smart Eunice. https://t.co/KLnK2UidDq
— Doreen thinks highly of herself.✨ (@DoreenGLM) August 1, 2018Advertisement
How can you have all this qualifications and yet be so clueless? You want to enjoy the benefits of feminism but you don’t support women. You can’t fight for your own gender’s right but you want to fight for a whole country. Please get your priorities right. Smh. @OmogeDami see pic.twitter.com/bGcyXZSnZA
— Gong xi fa cai 🌈 (@AkahPearl) August 1, 2018
I love Eunice for letting us know one more person not to vote for 💖 a true hero of our time!
— Uwani (@TheUwaniAliyu) August 1, 2018
Schooling Aunty Eunice
Dear aunty Eunice @eunice_atuejide just in case you didn't see or read up the meaning of feminism before you tried shading @AdichieSpeaks words see pictures bellow. Now this is your own unmaking. It's a pity . Bye madam . @instablog9ja pic.twitter.com/eZcAyQ7ffy
— James C. (@JamesLantern2) August 1, 2018
Feminism does not lie in being a house wife or a career woman or the superiority of one over the other. Feminism is the choice. That a woman is free to decide to be one or the other. And still be respected and seen as an equal. This is what feminists have been fighting for.
— Ene baby (@AllyShimmer) August 1, 2018
— Doreen thinks highly of herself.✨ (@DoreenGLM) August 1, 2018
1. The central tenet of feminism is gender equality
2. Shows that you have no grasp of basic ideology
3. In a single tweet, you isolated many of the people that would have supported you
4. Reveals poor communication skills and low EQ pic.twitter.com/psjyw9rfuT
— Dr Ola Brown (@NaijaFlyingDr) August 1, 2018
Google is free and I suggest you use it.
How can you say “I’m not a feminist” and in the same breath say you stand for equality?
Please rest. pic.twitter.com/y2UxB6dPtj
— Ify Pounds Sterling (@King_Towmeey) August 1, 2018
Eunice Atuejide made a thread condemning the lack of participation of female presidential aspirants in a male dominated gathering and all what women could pick was that she is not Feminist…
Nigeria is not ready yet
— Olorogun (@DavidMOlorogun) August 1, 2018
Biggest irony in all this is how people who eat, breathe and impose feminism on others still not only went and voted for a misogynist like Buhari, but also campaigned for him and cried tears of joy when he won.
But yeah! Madam Eunice is a problem.
We thank God for epiphany 😊😊 pic.twitter.com/YXbfEHJpMa
— A Fokken Queen 👸🏽👑 (@cremechic11) August 1, 2018
Can't blame Aunty Eunice tbh, when you spend so much time on Twitter, you may start to mistake tweminism for feminism.
— Sammy Desh (@Deshysmalls) August 1, 2018
Eunice is really using i am not a feminist as her campaign slogan?
Mehn, we are in deep shit in this country.
— Romance bot (@JusttLit) August 2, 2018
Read more here. Now, on to other trending topics on social media this week.
Did Wizkid revive Duncan Mighty’s relevance?
In April, Nigerian artistes Wizkid and Duncan Mighty and gave us Fake Love, a song that has gone on to become an international hit.
Many Nigerian music fans are of opinion that Duncan Mighty who has been away from the music scene for a while is riding on the “Wizkid wave” to become relevant again.
Say whatever shit you like but Wizkid revived Duncan Mighty‘ career with that fake love jam
— Don Corleone (@oddy4real) July 29, 2018
Wizkid is BIGGER than Duncan Mighty. I don’t care if they have Duncan’s statue somewhere around Ariaria market. Wizkid is bigger and that is it.
— Don Corleone (@oddy4real) July 30, 2018
By the way, here’s what both singers had to say about their collaboration;
Duncan mighty talking about collaboration with wizkid
You can see joy on Duncan mighty face
Duncan mighty said Starboy is the best he ever work with in his career
Y'all disrespecting Wizkid here pic.twitter.com/aQgztrnYaZ
— OLUWASEUN 🛠🖊📏✂🗝📐📝 (@Crixxboi) July 31, 2018
Wizkid just need to breath on your track and it'll make waves
Dj spinall x Wiz – Nowo is spinall's biggest song of his career
One dance was drake first song to ever hit the number 1 U.k spot, wizkid wrote the song
Lol so why can't we say "WIZKID FUCKIN REVIVED DUNCAN MIGHTY"
— B4nksz (@tobybanksz) July 31, 2018
Fact: Duncan Mighty was a huge artiste before Wizkid became a topic
Fact : Duncan Mighty's career was withering away cos he didn't rebrand
Fact: Wizkid's feature re-opened the door of "relevance" for Duncan
Fact: As at 2017, 61.6% of Nigerian youth were unemployed
— Lérd Chigbo ā (@itschigbo) July 31, 2018
Nobody would be talking about Duncan mighty on social media today if not because of Wizkid
— Belteshazzar (@_iKAKA) July 31, 2018
'Tekno's Jogodo banged harder than the original'
'Wizkid revived Duncan Mighty's career'
'Wizkid is on the same level as Fela'
Lol, dumb children!
— Noogz (@HutchManselll) July 30, 2018
First of all, Duncan Mighty did not make me realize my super power of shooting catapult with my Ikebe for you all to claim that wizkid made him famous. Forgodsake.
— Period Partner (@duchesskk) August 2, 2018
The people who say Wizkid made Duncan Mighty relevant must have started listening to music last year.
Duncan mighty of
Scatter my dada
Killing me softly
Mama born dem
Port Harcourt Girl
I no blame una sha
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) July 31, 2018
Don't you ever disrespect Duncan Mighty by saying Wizkid revived his career, UNA DEY MAD? Have you listened to Duncan Mighty's voice, abi na hunger dey worry una? Fake Love would have made mad sense, with or without Wizkid. Wetin Wizkid talk for that song sef.
— Ngozika Francis🍀 (@Zeekahthegreat) July 30, 2018
I don’t think Wizkid or Duncan Mighty blew up Fake Love. I think the reason “Fake Love” blew up is cause
Nigerians can relate to its lyrics. Y’all stfu and quit the argument. You and I made “Fake Love” blow.
— kaduna Makeup Artist 🌸🌸 (@damiloladeboraa) July 31, 2018
Wizkid influenced Duncan Mighty.
Duncan Mighty influenced Wizkid.
The question is Do you have a job?
— Theforexchick 👨💻🏦🥀✨🌸 (@kimtorres241) July 31, 2018
Someone made a thread about how legendary Duncan Mighty truly is. Read it here.
In last week’s roundup, we mentioned that the Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki, presided over the defection of 15 senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
We weren’t exactly surprised when the Senate President revealed this week in a Twitter thread that he’d also be leaving APC for PDP.
I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) July 31, 2018
Read the thread here.
I am calling on Bukola Saraki to reconvene the National Assembly because we have important matters before the senate. Urgent matters that we need to attend to – Senator Ali Ndume on Channels
Shioor! How many bills have you sponsored? In fact, the Senate has closed till May 2019
— Maybeks (@Maybeks) August 1, 2018
Saraki alleged that Buhari made 200 Appointments without carrying him and Dogara along.
When Saraki slept in his car, packed at NASS premises, in order to become Senate President against his party's wish, did he carry Buhari along?
Oga, just thank God Buhari is not Obasanjo.
— Banqie A. (@AdeBanqie) August 1, 2018
Apparently, Ndume, Adamu and some of the President’s boys tried to gain forceful entrance into d Senate Chambers today, to most likely remove Saraki…and they were only stopped by the Sergeant at Arms who placed the Chambers under lock and key.
Can they get any more desperate?
— Don Corleone (@oddy4real) August 1, 2018
You cannot be a supporter of Buhari and call Saraki a power-hungry man. If there's any Nigerian too obsessed with power, it is Buhari.
— Alhaji (@VillageParrot) August 1, 2018
The change Nigerians wanted was delayed by four years; due to Saraki and his greedy lots. 2019 is the year to finally retire the looters.
— Afolabi ABIODUN (@afolabiodun) August 1, 2018
Saraki has been rigging his way since 2003. He intends to do so in 2019 he will be dealt a serious blow. Meanwhile those who are running after him from other states are just deceiving themselves because Saraki has nothing I mean nothing to offer them post 2019.
— NigeriaUnited (@amenahuruemu) August 1, 2018
— Olu Onemola (@OnemolaOlu) August 2, 2018
He was immediately appointed as the national leader of the party.
BREAKING: Senate President @bukolasaraki being the most senior government official, has been named the National Leader of the opposition PDP. -TheWailersNG
— The Nigerian Wailers (@NGRWailers) August 2, 2018
Then we saw this;
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) August 2, 2018
Bukola Saraki is the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria not that of APC. #Dazzol
— Lere Olayinka – Aresa 1 (@OlayinkaLere) August 2, 2018
TRANSFER NEWS UPDATE
Prolific Striker and 2018 Ballon D'Or Winner, Bukola Saraki, has been named Team Captain upon rejoining his former Club PDP
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) August 2, 2018
#Saraki as National Leader of PDP…a good piece of news.The Senate President is a living democrat & master strategician/tactician.
— john danfulani (@john_danfulani) August 3, 2018
This is why PDP signed Saraki 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4lSMfgQTxc
— Arthur Nzeribe (@Teddy_kroos) August 3, 2018
NEWS: Kwankwaso has decamped, Saraki has decamped, Abdulfatah has decamped, Tambuwal about to decamp…..
— Peacock (@dawisu) August 1, 2018
Pic 1: When Saraki heard Oshiomhole say Defecting APC members have no electorial value
Pic 2: Oshiomhole's reaction when @bukolasaraki finally defected
Pic 3: When Oshiomole hears the Big News from Sokoto today pic.twitter.com/adtraT7Vj7
— If¥™ (@nnekei) August 1, 2018
Apparently, Bukola Saraki has achieved many firsts in the history of Nigerian politics. Read all about it in this thread.
This year’s edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships kicked off on August 1 in Asaba, the Delta state capital. The 5-day tournament however kicked off on a very bad note.
First, the athletes flying into Nigeria from other parts of Africa were stranded at the airport in Lagos because they couldn’t land at the Asaba airport at night. And then other glitches followed.
It is not sounding very good in Lagos. Tired and visibly upset team Kenya are now looking at options to fly back home ASAP if they can't fly to Asaba today for Athletics champs that kick off tomorrow morning. Apparently airport in Asaba is unlit so no flights can land at night. pic.twitter.com/cczYijAgfP
— Evelyn Watta (@evelynwatta) July 31, 2018
Now in Lagos Airport around 300 person between athletes and officials from 20 countries are waiting since this morning (10 hours) to reach Asaba the city of the African Athletics Championships. pic.twitter.com/zONLMNw8MG
— Tahar RIGHI (@RighiTahar) July 30, 2018
A few reactions
#Asaba2018 is a huge disgrace. The hashtag is too worrying. Shame on the Ministry of Sports for failing to plan well, & shame on the Ministry of Aviation for not getting Asaba Airport in order & preparing for the event. Hundreds of Athletes stranded, no late night fights to Asaba pic.twitter.com/7qwTD7EDJK
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) August 1, 2018
The situation in Asaba is very embarrassing. Roads are been blocked and painted when arrangements have not been made to transport and accommodate our guest from other countries.
Even eye service Nigeria cannot do well.
Mtcheew #Asaba2018 #ASABEaim18
— Eucharia Onuorah (@EuchariaOnuora1) August 1, 2018
Asaba Airport costs N27bn but doesn't work at night and the runway can't land a decent plane (probably 737). It was recently downgraded by Ministry of Aviation.
This is Nigeria. So sad the Kenyans are stranded. Benin /Enugu are options.
— Olúseun Onígbíńdé (@seunonigbinde) July 31, 2018
I thought Kenya was broken, Nigeria 🇳🇬 is on another level. The water tank at the stadium hosting the senior athletics championships in Asaba collapsed today and the stadium is still under construction. Photos credit Elias Makori #Asaba2018 pic.twitter.com/QsWBUYXW5l
— Mbiyu (@mmbiyu) August 2, 2018
— Calvin 'Emeka Onwuka (@CalvinEmeka) August 1, 2018
Nigeria should not be burdened with unnecessary drama like hosting the African Athletic Championship. They should be allowed to sort out their national problems without dragging everyone down with them.
Kenyan team now back in hotel after failing to fly to Asaba. pic.twitter.com/XJHMTLFzAI
— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) July 31, 2018
How on earth did Asaba win hosting rights for the African Athletics Championships?
— Ovie (@OvieO) July 31, 2018
This Asaba thing. We no get one shame like this for this country.
Da Brain of Da Lung will still have a job. Zero consequences
— Tunde Leye (@tundeleye) August 1, 2018
Breaking news: Solomon Ogba, chairman of the Local Organising Committee for Asaba 2018, has just labelled me as "hostile" for seeking to know why the organisation of the 21st African Athletics Championships has gone awry. Are we supposed to keep silent and praise the Chief?
— Elias Makori (@EliasMakori) August 2, 2018
Elias Makori is a renowned Kenyan journalist.
Tanzania says it's pulled out of African Athletics Championship held in Asaba, Nigeria because of poor organization and lack of communication. https://t.co/c7Uo2845Ps
— Stephanie Busari (@StephanieBusari) August 3, 2018
The Asaba 2018 crisis with athletes stuck at the airport is not simply an issue of Sports, it is an issue of the state of a nation. The transportation system and other various dysfunctional ministries in the Country have been exposed by this issue.
— tega onojaife (@tegasupreme) July 31, 2018
Airstrip in Warri. Airports in Asaba, Enugu, Owerri and Benin; yet, no proper logistics planning to ensure athletes and their gears arrive Asaba in GOOD time for #Asaba2018
Is this how #NigeriAir will come and be profitable eventually?
— KoloKK | NOI Maiguard's Maiguard (@KoloKennethK) August 1, 2018
Asaba Airport does not have functional landing lights, this has led to visiting Athletes for an international sports event getting stranded in Lagos. But #NigeriaAir is our Aviation ministry's priority?
Buhari's Govt is the biggest joke ever to befall the Black race.
— Prof Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) August 1, 2018
Asaba 2018 is still ongoing, keep up with all the activities here.
I’m always open to new experiences.