Another beautiful week has ended and we hope it was exciting for you. As you relax after the week’s hustle, we bring you a quick summary of the events that happened during the week. Ranging from the Nigerian Senate putting an end to excessive bank charges, to OAU vs Unilag clash on twitter, the trending news about the Ooni Of Ife and his prophetess wife and lots more.
Nigerians React as Senate Suspends Illicit Bank Charges and Increases ATM Withdrawal Limit to N40,000.
One of the many prayers of Nigerians was answered during the week as the senate unanimously passed a resolution against illicit deductions by banks.
Flowing directly from complaints by many Nigerians on here, earlier today I sponsored a “Motion condemning Illicit and Excessive charges by Nigerian Banks on Customers Account with particular focus on ATM Maintenance & withdrawal charges” #reform9jabanks #ExcessiveBankCharges pic.twitter.com/uKudGSXwxn
— Gbenga Ashafa (@SenGbengaAshafa) October 17, 2018
After the reading of a motion sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, members of the upper chamber passed the resolution to stop banks from making excessive deductions from customers accounts.
Today, at the Senate, we passed a resolution calling on @CenBank to suspend the excessive ATM card maintenance charges being deducted from customers.
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) October 17, 2018
Nigerians couldn’t keep their cool on social media. Their reactions are pretty much everything you could expect with some even asking for more inquisition into other sectors.
Never underestimate the POWER of a United Voice. Stop playing partisan games & emancipate yourself from mental slavery. Nigeria belongs to all of us & the leaders are meant to serve us all. Keep lending your voice. #EndBankingFraud #SanitizeBankingSector @DrOlufunmilayo 🙏🏽 https://t.co/6RsIqSylpK
— SEGA L'éveilleur® (@segalink) October 17, 2018
Nigerians hope this would bring the culture of excess and arbitrary bank charges to a screeching halt especially if it becomes permanent after the investigations.
OAU and Unilag students win BlueChip Inter-Campus Machine Learning competition
After an intensive 5-day learning bootcamp, Olajide Abdulrazzaq Folarin (Obafemi Awolowo University), Sadiq Aderinto and Stanley Obumneme Dukor (both of the University of Lagos) jointly won the first Inter-Campus Machine Learning competition.
2 @UnilagNigeria & 1 OAU students have jointly won 1st position at @BluechipTechNG InterCampus Machine Learning after intensive hackathon, 90day study, quiz, Kaggle & @ZindiAfrica model competition ahead of 10,000+ participants from 95 schools.
Each won $1,000 + internships. pic.twitter.com/7WXhRPUiq1
— DSN – Data Scientists Network/Data Science Nigeria (@datascientistsN) October 15, 2018
Despite the fact that students of both schools jointly won the first position, twitter was turned upside down trying to compare between both schools which is better. The product of this were a series of hilarious tweets hashtagged #OAUvsUNILAG
— Oladele⚠️⚠️ (@Uncle_Oladele) October 18, 2018
— oneboylikethis👑🧘🏾♀️ (@Boi_Rifty) October 18, 2018
Someone even pointed out that the argument had spiralled from one about technology and innovation into one about obscenities.
Foreigners seeing this #OAUvsUNILAG stuff would think it's two universities competing on who's better in terms of technology, inventions, academic breakthroughs, innovations, science etc.
But soon as you click on the hashtag, you'll see yansh, girls & olosho talk everywhere. 😁 pic.twitter.com/54zndDLUrt
— Nwo-Diali Port Harcourt𓃵 (@Manlike_ED) October 18, 2018
It was really an absolutely crazy time on twitter
Nigeria is fourth fastest growing country-community on GitHub.
According to data released by GitHub at State of the Universe event, Nigeria is now one countries where the highest number of new GitHub members come from
— Mercy Orangi (@mercy_orangi) October 16, 2018
This is actually very impressive because GitHub is not a traditional software neither is it a social media platform. It is a serious environment where users are willing, not only to read other users’ codes, but also to contribute their own.
— Shilla Saebi 🥑 (@ShillaSaebi) October 16, 2018
It’s a welcome development because the rising number of Nigerian users could influence GitHub to develop more tooling and support programs for the Nigerian community.
Congratulations to Nigerian at number 4, gradually we will make it to number 1.
Flutterwave CEO, Iyin Aboyeji Resigns as Startup Gets New $10m Funding From Mastercard
During the course of the week, Co-founder of Flutterwave, Iyin Aboyeji, announced his resignation as CEO of the company. Aboyeji who has been the CEO of the financial services provider since he created it in 2016 said he is stepping down to “pursue family goals.”
"Flutterwave CEO, Iyin Aboyeji, has stepped down to pursue family goals.
“It’s been amazing working with the @Flutterwave team to build another great African company and I’m excited for the future under its new leadership.”
— Father of Two Boys (@FrankEleanya) October 14, 2018
Following this development, Co-Founder, Olugbenga Agboola, will replace Iyin Aboyeji as CEO of the company. We wish Iyin all the best.
Amidst his resignation Flutterwave concluded a new ‘Series A’ extension round of funding with MasterCard, Fintech and several other financial giants taking part in it.
Flutterwave recently concluded an extension of its Series A funding round, with key participation from global payments company Mastercard, CRE Ventures, Fintech Collective, 4DX Ventures & Raba Capital
It kick-started its Series A subsequently announcing raising $10m
— Olúwatósìn Olaseinde (@tosinolaseinde) October 15, 2018
This speaks to the fact that Flutterwave is not just a one-man organisation and the company is indeed “bigger than anybody right now.”
Social Media Reacts as Ooni weds Prophetess
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi revealed that he now has a new queen after his relationship with his previous queen hit the rocks. This announcement brought down the whole social media, not just because he married a new wife, but the fact the that lady is a prophetess.
The information was made public on the monarch’s Instagram account. The statement reads:
“I waited patiently upon the Almighty the King of kings, he eventually did it in the midst of many trials.
Shilekunola, Moronke, Naomi; the greatest Arsenal you can apply on this highly revered throne with many rules and regulations in the midst of undiluted tradition, heritage and culture is the “Fear Of God In You”, which is the beginning of your wisdom on this throne of Oduduwa.
You are welcome home my beautiful and adorable queen.”
This brought a lot of reactions on social media .
The Ooni of Ife who happens to be a traditionalist, born into a Christian family and a practicing Muslim religion takes a bride (Morenke Naomi) who is a Prophetess. The volume of "Power" in this marriage is enough to power a transformer 🙆🙆 pic.twitter.com/Pp0eqTshVq
— Umeh💡 (@UmehWrites) October 19, 2018
Nigerians wondered why Ooni decided to marry a born again prophetess and hoped that she would be able to practice the tradition of Ife as well as work of evangelism.
Ooni of Ife's new 25 year old Queen Naomi performing deliverance at her church🙏🏿👸🏻
She is said to be a born again Adventist, Prophetess/Evangelist and Founder/President of EN-HERALDS, a prophetic mandate and an interdenominal ministry based in Akure, Ondo state. pic.twitter.com/zaAM1qLp0k
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) October 19, 2018
Despite all grumblings on social media, the marriage right has already been performed
— Legit.ng | Leading the way (@legitngnews) October 19, 2018
Happy married life to the couple.
Thank you for taking this ride with us on our weekend roundup. Please have yourself a fantastic weekend ahead.
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