The Weekend Round Up
If you have no idea the it stories that happened this weekend, our roundup will keep you updated on the whats and wheres.
On Saturday, Labisi Folawiyo got married to her fiancee Aderemi Sijuawde in a gorgeous Dress by Deola Sagoe at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island. The marriage was officiated by Lanre Olushola in a non religious but highly spiritual gathering.
Producer extraordinare, Cobhams Asuquo debuted his first musical album on Sunday 12th march 2017 and the entertainment industry was estatic to celebrate with the music genius as they graced the event and took to their social media pages to express excitement.
Audu Maikori’s Arrest
Chocolate City co-founder, Audu Maikori, has been arrested by the police, three weeks after he was initially arrested regarding his inciting comments on the South Kaduna Crisis
His lawyer Mark Jacobs said he was arrested on Friday morning and was taken to Kaduna.
His latest arrest came after Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, at Social Media Week 2017, March 2, that the music mogul will face the full brunt of the law for publishing “fake stories and pictures.”
“We are going to prosecute him. He was arrested. His statement has been taken. He is on bail. He is going to be prosecuted. His fate will be decided by a judge,” El-Rufai said.
While insisting that he had no personal grouse against Audu, the governor noted that prosecuting him would serve as a deterrent to people who spread untrue information on social media and would help rein in the scourge of fake news.
He said, “It is not personal. I have nothing against him. In fact, he has worked with the state government in the past. But I’m not going to sit as the governor of Kaduna state and allow anyone to post or tweet anything that leads to loss of lives without consequences.”
Audu, El-Rufai said, was informed about the untrue nature of his posts but still doubled down on them.
“He posted fake pictures of Boko Haram attacks, Rwandan genocide, as Southern Kaduna killings. It is totally irresponsible to do that.
“Even when it was pointed out to him that the information was untrue, he still posted that he stood by his story. He questioned the authenticity of the press statement. He was totally and completely irresponsible.”
The music mogul and lawyer was initially arrested, by policemen attached to the inspector-general’s monitoring and intelligence team, over ‘inciting comments’ he made on social media on Southern Kaduna killings.
Although the CEO later apologized for the wrong information contained in his tweets he is still being dragged for his actions.
“I hereby tender an unreserved and sincere apology to the Management of the College of Education, Gidan Waya, His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State and the Kaduna State Government, and also to the people of Southern Kaduna and the Fulani community and also VANGUARD newspapers, whose source was my driver, for the false statement by my driver which I also publicized believing same to be true.”
Trevor Noah Won Nickelodoen Award for Favorite African Star
The Nickel0doen Kids Choice Awards took place on saturday 11th March 2017 and in the fave African Star category Pearl Thusi and Wayde Van Niekerk, Yemi Alade and Funke Akindele Bello and Lupita Nyong’o as well as Trevor Noah were nominees with Trevor winning the title in this category.