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Weekly Round Up – ASUU, Charly Boy, Barcelona and 7 other events that trended this week

Buhari Osinbajo

There are weeks, and there are WEEKS. This was one of those weeks where drama was the order of the day. As usual we have summarized everything that happened here. Enjoy this episode of our weekly round up and share.

  1. ASUU Strike

The week began with the Academic Staff Union of Universities going on an indefinite strike – after the Federal Government failed to keep to their part of the 2009 MoU. We have recommended endeavors students can pursue this period HERE. Take advantage of them even as ASUU and the FG work out an understanding to end the strike.

  1. Charlottesville

Racial tensions took a violent turn in the US as the protests between ‘White Nationalists’ and counter-protests by anti-racists turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia. It culminated in a car ploughing into a group of protesters, killing one and injuring many. Even as a campaign to identify and expose the white supremacists is ongoing, search has also been launched for some racists who beat up a black man.

Charlottesville
Charlottesville attack – moment before a car drove through a crowd of people
  1. Resume or Resign 

The protests against Buhari’s continued stay in the UK continued this week as peaceful demonstrations held in Abuja, London and the USA. The protest suffered a hit on Tuesday though, as protesters led by Charly Boy were attacked by Buhari supporters and chased out of Wuse market. This led to the leaders of the protest suspending activities for safety reasons.

  1. Sierra Leone

Sad week for Sierra Leone and Africa as a whole, as a terrible Mudslide disaster claimed over 400 lives and destroyed properties worth billions of Naira. Nigeria and other countries have sent relief materials to help alleviate the suffering there. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

  1. Barcelona

On Wednesday, the city of Barcelona was hit by a horrible terror attack. A van, driven by a terrorist ran over dozens of people killing 13 people. Another woman was killed from another vehicle attack. At the end of the day 5 suspected jihadists were shot dead by police in the second attack.

Barcelona attack

  1. Dammy Krane

Nigerian Artiste Dammy Krane who was accused of Credit card fraud in June was discharged and acquitted by the courts that tried him. We curated the reactions HERE and lessons learnt from the young crooner’s ordeal HERE.

  1. Stella Adadevoh

Remember Dr. Stella Adadevoh, the Nigerian hero who sacrificed her life to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus? She died on the 18th of August, 2014 and on Friday, Nigerians remembered her ultimate sacrifice and celebrated her. May she continue resting in peace.

  1. President Muhammed Buhari

After 103 days in the abroad, Muhammadu Buhari returned home to a ‘rousing’ welcome by his supporters and well-wishers. Reactions were mixed as people expressed relief, anger, disappointment and joy as the Nigerian president came back to the country. He will be giving a speech tomorrow and we are looking forward to that (or are we?)

  1. Access Bank Family Fortune

120 winners emerged in the first monthly random-selection of the Access Bank Family Fortune promo. From 49 inch televisions, 7 seater settees, to Samsung mobile phones and Shopping Sprees, we have curated how these families were rewarded HERE.

  1. Football

From the dramatic Spanish Supercup between (arguably) the top 2 teams in the world to the English Premier League, football in the last week has been riveting – except you’re an Arsenal fan that is. While Real Madrid won both legs of their El-Classico against Barcelona – giving Zidane his 7th trophy as their manager – #WengerOut was the hashtag of the day in London as Arsenal fans began their usual campaign for the removal of their long time coach. Manchester United remained excellent as Pogba, Lukaku, Martial and Bailly scored a goal each to keep them on top of the table while Chelsea got their first 3 points of the season against an impressive Tottenham side. In the French Lique 1, PSG’s record signing – Neymar dominated the game between PSG and Toulouse, scoring 2 goals in their 6 – 2 win.

Spanish Supercup 2017
Real Madrid celebrating their Spanish Supercup win

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There, all the major events that trended in the last one week. Don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll be the first to get these weekly round ups.

Written by Chidi Okereke

Content creator, Digital Communications guy, Social Media Analyst, Jack of many trades, and master of some.

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