Presidential aspirant, Eunice Atuejide is “awfully ashamed” of Donald Duke 

Presidential aspirant, Eunice Atuejide is clearly not impressed of former Cross River governor and presidential hopeful, Donald Duke.

In a Facebook post, Atuejide narrates how she lost the respect she used to have for Duke after a retracted a statement he made about gay rights in Nigeria.

She wrote, ”

You see ehn, when I watched Donald Duke with Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana and Laila Johnson-Salami on @onthecouchnaija I was so proud of him. Today, I feel awfully ashamed of him.

In fact, the only area he actually made sense while on the couch was when he discussed criminalising homosexuality in Nigeria. I drew strength from his views, and felt more confident about my approach to the topic.

Today, when I saw his retraction, I lost the little respect I had started to develop for the man – Donald Duke.

Dear Donald Duke we must state our opinions clearly, and when we have done so, we must stand by them no matter whose oxes are gored!

How else do you Mr. Donald Duke hope to assure the electorates that your word is your bond?! 🙄🙄🙄😳

Homosexuality may be immoral, unacceptable, embarrassing etc, but it is not a crime!

Nobody gets hurt when two or more fully consenting adults indulge in same sex activities. We can criminalise public displays, but certainly not whatever fully consenting adults are doing in the privacy of their homes, offices, hotels etc.

They are HUMANS. And EVERY human being has a fundamental right to the protection of their privacy.

Let’s please read or re-read the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are ALL equal under the laws of this land because we are HUMANS!

And all laws in Nigeria which contravene the Constitution are null and void to the extent of that contradiction.

Prison because one is homosexual runs foul of our Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act and our Constitution. Shikena!

#ANigeria4All

Duke, on Sunday, released a statement clarifying comments he made on homosexuality when he appeared as a guest on web chat show, The Couch. On the show, Duke had condemned the criminalisation of homosexuality stating, “I don’t understand the emotional feelings a gay person would have of their sexuality. I don’t understand it but I will not criminalise them. I will ensure that they have the protection of the law,”

However, he later rescinded by stating, “homosexuality is a crime and ought to remain so”.

 

Messi snubbed for FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year Award

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Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has been snubbed for the first time in 12 years as nominations for the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year Award are announced.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, and Mo Salah are, however, holding the top three spots; the latter being first time nominees.

Juventus player, Ronaldo is a 5-time winner of the award and Modric is the current UEFA Footballer of the Year.

The Best FIFA Football Awards will be held on September 24th, 2018.

 

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Bride slaps mother-in-law at wedding

And best believe it was a Yoruba wedding!

Those who are familiar with Nigerian weddings know that they are characterised with breathtaking (literally) drama but this one from last weekend takes the cake.

Before you read this thread, here’s something to know: The marriage was called off right there!

Sigh!