Social trends for the week...loaded!

I'm so sorry I couldn't bring you social trend yesterday, but it's here now, hope my apology is accepted?... Kindly enjoy some of the most talked about happenings this week.

1. Ekiti state and Hausa crisis
Wednesday, 20th may, 2015

It been in the News since wednesday after the Hausa community in Ekiti state was attacked by mask-wearing hoodlums at the popular Atikankan area at about 8am, they destroyed wares and properties of residents in the area.
- Following the reprisal of the attack, A portion of Ojo Oba which is a main Market in ekiti was set on fire on thursday 21st May, by people suspected to be from the Hausa community who have been having issues with some other members of the community.
- It was reported yesterday that the Governor of Ekiti state supervised the evacuation of Hausas from their community in Atikankan in Ado Ekiti to Sasa along Ikere road following crisis. Vehicles for the relocation were also provided by the government.

Elizablaze: I hope this menace stop before it start involving loss of lives.

2. Petition to withdraw Okonjo Iweala Honorary Degree.
A Nigerian, Sunday started a petition on calling on authorities of Yale University to withdraw the Honorary Degree it bestowed on Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on May 15th Sunday.

In his petition Iwalaiye stated that Dr Okonjo-Iweala is not deserving of the honorary degree as the Nigerian economy has taken a nose dive since she assumed office as Minister of Finance.
Here is this citation Iwalaiye was against:
"Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Doctor of Humane Letters. You are a citizen of your country, your continent, and the world. Shaped by challenging experiences during your childhood in Nigeria, you have made social and economic reform your mission. As Nigeria’s coordinating minister of economic development and minister of finance, you have tackled corruption, created a vision and path to long-term economic stability, and worked to build a culture of transparency.
At the World Bank, you made food security a priority and provided policy advice and capital for the world’s poorest countries. With wisdom, a fierce dedication to doing what is right, and unflagging energy, you have transformed the economic landscape of your nation. We are proud to name you Doctor of Humane Letter"

Elizablaze: I don't know if the condition is the same, but having held the post of Financial Secretary four different times at different places myself, I have realized that people tend to think as the financial secretary you make all the final decision on the finance in your care, when actually you're like a caretaker. You cannot reject the call when your boss calls for a release of fund, you can only advise or inform the committee what's going on. As far as I have all the transaction documented I have my proof when it goes haywire.

3. Emmanuel Adebayor compassionate leave.
Thursday, 21st May, 2015.

Following his disturbing and emotional Facebook posts where he revealed a lot of family drama, footballer Emmanuel Adebayor was granted compassionate leave by his football club, Tottenham Hotspur, for a second time this season to return to Togo to sort out all his family issues.
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino excused Adebayor from training this week and the final game of the season against Everton on Sunday May 24th. He will also not travel with his team on the post-season tour to Malaysia and Sydney.
Elizablaze: I read some of his posts, though it has been trending on social media for some times now, I didn't think I would post it here. But the recent compassionate leave, making it the second time he will be given such makes me fear for his career. Hmm...families and their wahala!

4. President playing football during protest in his country.
Wednesday, 20th May, 2015

Burundi president, Pierre Nkurunziza appears not to be bothered with the ongoing civil unrest, destruction and deaths happening in his country over his third term bid. He was photographed playing football with his close associates.

Elizablaze: This man get liver oh!

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