#Politics101: Aisha Buhari’s Shalaye, Sanusi Visits El-Rufai, Serial Killer Re-Arrested, and More

August 24, 2020

Every Monday morning, Zikoko’s new Citizen “Politics 101” will curate the biggest news stories that made the rounds over the weekend, including the most significant news stories we’re tracking in the new week.


1. Omo, Aisha Buhari Really Went Abroad And Came Back To Tell Us Not To Go Abroad

Aisha Buhari is really trying to fumble up our bag, or at least that’s what it seems. Per a Sahara Reporters investigation, Aisha Buhari had reportedly flown out the country to Dubai, violating Covid-19 lock down regulations in the process, while using neck pain as an alibi when she actually went to purchase wedding items for her daughter’s upcoming wedding ceremony. According to SaharaReporter’s source, Aisha Buhari’s “neck doctor” is in London and not Dubai, and the travel was not an health emergency but to purchase luxury items.

Look, we’re losing track. The real gist is that the first lady came back from this medical trip and started talking a big game about funding challenges in the health sector and how healthcare providers should access the fund.

But erm, eskiss Ma, you’re the FIRST LADY OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. Even if you had facilitated funding for just one hospital and then subsequently went ahead to treat yourself at that hospital, wouldn’t that have been patriotic and a great show of leadership by example? Ugh, I will never get it with Nigerian leaders, man. Its horrendous.

2. Sanusi Visits El-Rufai…In Kaduna

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, remember him? The Emir of Kano dethroned in March this year for reasons more blurry than when you take a selfie with a Sagem camera (if Sagem phones ever had one). Well, he visited the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on Sunday, talmbout solidarity visit and all.

There’s really not much to take away from the meeting tbh, except that Sanusi quipped that the NBA should not have disinvited El-Rufai from its Annual General Conference and that they should have used the opportunity to hear his own side of the story. The story being the Southern Kaduna killings and the subsequent protest by many lawyers that they won’t attend the conference if El-Rufai remains billed as a guest speaker – courtesy of their opinion that he has handled the insecurity issues in the state in a very disdainful manner.

3. Wait, another Kunle Afolayan Flick? Oh Its Not

Police on Sunday rearrested Sunday Shodipe (any idea why Sunday was re-arrested on Sunday?), an alleged serial killer who had escaped police custody on August 11. Sunday Shodipe is said to have masterminded killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

TL/DR: Sunday had earlier narrated how he conducted his operations of killing more than 5 people. He said he worked for an herbalist who recited some incantations on him and gave him a shovel to kill people. He said he turns his back on people and closes his eye for 5 seconds after killing them before he carries them to the herbalist. Asked if he wasn’t scared if he’ll be caught, he said the herbalist assured him that nobody will see him while doing the act.

Look, there’s way more grim stuff, and you can read them here. But my managing editor will kill me if she finds out I’m writing about herbalist-y things. This is a safe website, plis.

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