Things You Might Have Missed Over The Weekend
By Olamide Fadoju
ISIS leader killed in US raid, King of Boys wins at AMAA, Leicester score NINE in 90 minutes in the premier league, Kanye West releases a Christian Hip-Hop album.
The weekend is renowned for relaxation, fun, travels, and parties. This means you were probably having too much fun to keep abreast of what the world was talking about over the weekend.
To ensure you don't look totally uninformed on Monday, we have rounded up the biggest topics over the weekend that you might have missed but you should know about.
ISIS Leader Is Dead
Leader of Islamic State (ISIS), Abu Bakr a-Baghdadi was declared dead after a US military raid in northwest Syria over the weekend.
US President, Donald Trump who announced the death in an official address on Sunday, October 27, said removing Al-Baghdadi was a top national security priority of his administration.
He said the US special operations forces mission went after the ISIS leader and there were no US deaths during the operation.
Jesus Is King Arrives
'Jesus Is King', arguably the most popular phrase over the weekend, is the title of American Hip-Hop star, Kanye West's ninth studio album.
After a number of delays, Mr West finally dropped the album on the evening of October 25. True to its name the album has a gospel tone and features guest appearances from Clipse, Ty Dolla Sign, Kenny G, Fred Hammond, Ant Clemons, and Sunday Service.
On release, the album was met with mixed reviews. Some praised the production and the religious path Mr West is towing; others expressed their disappointment over the lyrical content which they felt was below Kanye’s standard.
TINUBU Petitioned Over Bullion Van
A group of activists under the auspices of Concerned Nigerians submitted a petition to The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) questioning the presence of a bullion van in the premises of the National leader of the All progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu on the eve of the 2019 Nigeria General Elections.
Pictures emerged online of a bullion van entering Tinubu’s house in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The petitioners seek to know what the bullion vans were doing in the house of the APC leader and who owns the contents suspected to be cash in the bullion vans.
Leicester Set Premier League Record
In the premier league, Leicester broke the record for the highest away winning margin following their 9-0 dismantling of 10-man Southampton.
The match which was the first game of the premier league weekend saw both Jamie Vardy and Summer signing Ayoze Perez score hattricks while James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans also scored to complete the rout.
9 - Leicester have recorded the biggest-ever victory by an away side in an English top-flight league match in the 131-year history of the Football League. Supreme. pic.twitter.com/7VXJIYiGiW— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 25, 2019
Facebook Launches News Platform
Facebook users worldwide will soon be able to read the news on the social networking website after the company launched its news platform. The platform which is still in its testing stage was launched in the United States.
According to Facebook, the news sections give users more control over the stories they see and highlight the most relevant national stories of the day all within the Facebook app. The News tab will feature a wide range of contents across four categories which include, General, local, topical and diverse news.
📰 Introducing Facebook News - a dedicated news tab starting to roll out today in the US pic.twitter.com/Mrkx6CGWaq— Facebook (@facebook) October 25, 2019
Lorry Driver Charged Over Death of 39 people
The UK police has charged Maurice Robinson, a lorry driver with the manslaughter of 39 people found dead inside a refrigerated trailer.
Robinson was arrested after the bodies of 31 men and 8 women were found in a truck in Essex,UK on Thursday, October 23.
Police say two men and another woman were also arrested in connections to the deaths and that autopsies have started on victims to identify them.
King Of Boys Reigns at AMAA
Nollywood movie, King of Boys was voted best Nigerian film at the 2019 African Academy Movie Awards (AMAA).
The 15th edition of the AMAA Awards, widely considered as the most prestigious film award in Africa was held in Lagos on Sunday, October 28, 2019
King of boys which was directed by Kemi Adetiba picked up National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)Award For Best Nigerian Film while Actresses Shola Shobowale and Adesua Etomi picked up best actress and best supporting actress respectively for their roles in the movie.
AMAA 2019/National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)Award For Best Nigerian Film— AMAA (@AMAAWARDS) October 27, 2019
1. The Delivery Boy
2. Lara and the Beats
3. Make Room
4. King of Boys ✅✅✅✅ (Winner) cc @kemiadetiba @IamReminisce
5. Gold Statue
6. Up North
7. Knockout Blessing #TheAMAAs #AMAA2019 pic.twitter.com/T3fVBkRZ27