Monday, January 23

Understanding Osun Workers' Salary Issues By abiodun KOMOLAFE

In deference to the dictates of the Holy Book, it is not my practice to jump into issues, especially, when they are laced with politics. However, turning the other eye is always not an option when an organization abandons its core mandate to regale an unsuspecting public with very tepid, hurtfully unfactual and sillily inaccurate assertions that are capable of igniting conflagrations of unimaginable proportion.

A statement, purportedly issued by the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) in which Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State was accused of "illegally diverting over N7billion of N11.744bilion out of N84billion Paris Club funds accrued to the state by the federal government" (Thisday, January 6, 2017) refers.

To understand the issues, some questions become pertinent. What is Modulated Salary structure and how applicable is it to Osun state's salary situation? Was there an agreement, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the government and labour on the modulation of the latter's salaries and for what reason? Indeed, what's the salary status of a typical Osun State civil servant as at December 2016?

Tuesday, December 13

PIC:Herbalist Attends Gospel Singer's Funeral Dressed In Money Suit

Durban herbalist Andile Dlamini arrived in his trademark money suit in Kwa Zulu Natal to attend the funeral of South African gospel artiste, Sfiso Ncwane.

Sfiso’s funeral was held on Saturday morning at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Pictures of Andile and his popular money suit have been circulating on social media and have caused a stir.

Church Building Collapse: Governor Wike Visits Akwa Ibom.

Tuesday, November 29

Acting Rector Dies After S*x Romp With Teenager

The Acting Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Bayelsa State, has slumped and died at a hotel in Ughelli during alleged sex romp with an unidentified female teenager.

The rector was said to have slumped at his hotelroom in Zekoh Place located at Onoharigho street, Ughelli and was rushed to a private clinic, few kilometers from thehotel were he was confirmed dead on arrival.

Tuesday, November 22

Presidency Affirms Buhari Would Run For Second Term In 2019

The presidency has indicated that President Buhari would seek a second term in office despite having  just spent a year and seven months into the four years term of his administration ending in 2019.

A Presidential spokeperson, Mal. Garba Shehu has dismissed suggestions that the masses will desert President Buhari in 2019 as unfounded and utterly ridiculous, and asserted that ordinary Nigerians are the backbone of his mandate and the only reason he ran for the office is to protect them against the rapacious merchants of corruption, who have held Nigeria back for decades.

Reacting to allegations by a former CPC member, Alhaji Buba Galadima that President Buhari would be abandoned by the people in 2019, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Galadima's calculation and prediction is utterly confused and misleading.

Wednesday, November 2

APC Imbroglio: Is Bola Tinubu Guilty? By abiodun KOMOLAFE

Bola Ahmed Tinubu's call on John Odigie-Oyegun to resign as National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly derailing from the path of progressives continues to generate diverse opinions in the polity. The call, rather than being misconstrued by Tinubu's antagonists should be seen for its altruistic value and content. It is about saving the soul of a ruling party that is still in its embryo.

But, while waiting to see how circumstances eventuate, some questions keep bothering me and if they are answered dispassionately, they may help put the understanding of the issue in proper perspective. Before all else, was Tinubu wrong in endorsing a candidate? 

Better put, did he, as the National Leader of a foremost party, do something he ought not to have done by allegedly asking all the aspirants to  work for  his preferred choice (Punch, September 3, 2016)? Also, and, in fairness to the facts, is Tinubu gradually losing out in Nigeria's political space and what is the way out? As a matter of fact, what has become of the ruling party in so short a space of time and where lies the place of its founding fathers in all of  this?

40 Year Old Man Rapes And Impregnates His 15 Year Old Step Daughter.

A 40-year-old man, Victor Emafolomi, has been detained by the police for allegedly raping his wife’s daughter, Keji.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect was apprehended on Sunday by the police from the Agbado division after the mother of the victim reported the case.

Keji (pseudonym) lived with her mother and Emafolomi on Olukososi Street, Jafa, Agbado, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Six Symptoms Of Imminent Heart Attack.

Your heart is your most important organ and you need to pay attention to it, knowing when this organ is failing is one of your most important tasks, inorder for you to do something about it, which is see your doctor.

Heart attack is  the number one cause of death, which means everyone should know what symptoms to look for before becoming a victim.

Here are some symptoms to look out for , that lets you know when your heart is failing

Tuesday, October 11

HIV Positive Lady Who Accused President Zuma Of Rape Dies.

The HIV positive woman, Fezekile ‘Khwezi’ Kuzwayo, who accused South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma of rape 10 years ago, reportedly died on Saturday.

This has sparked major reactions on South African social media, with some people calling for the president’s resignation.

The high-profile case rocked the country about a year before Zuma became president. Named ‘Khwezi’ by South Africans to protect her image, the victim reportedly was the daughter of Zuma’s friend, Judson Diza Khuzwayo, a member of the African National Congress (ANC). The two men had spent 10 years in Robben Island Prison.

In 2005, 31-year-old Khwezi accused Zuma of raping her at his Johannesburg home. He pleaded not guilty and his attorneys reduced her claims to a consensual sex.

Galaxy Note 7: Samsung Halts Production And Sales Over Reports Of Explosion.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Tuesday and told owners to stop using them.

The company said in statement in Seoul that it was investigating reports of fires from the phone by consumers.

“Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device,” the company said.

Samsung is now considering permanently halting sales of its flagship smartphones as an option, a source familiar with the matter said.

Fresh reports of fires in replacement devices prompted new warnings from regulators, phone carriers and airlines.

Friday, October 7

Ignore Yomi Fabiyi's Plea.......Baba Suwe

Veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe has responded to news of his ill health as a result of the torture meted out on him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, years ago.

His response is coming after renowned Nollywood movie director, Yomi Fabiyi called out the NDLEA on his (Suwe’s) account, accusing the NDLEA of damaging the actor’s health to an alarming state.

It would be recalled that Fabiyi had alleged that a long pipe was inserted through the actor’s anus while in NDLEA’s detention in October 2011 on the suspicion of ingestion of illicit drugs.

Wednesday, October 5

Actor Yomi Fabiyi Raises Alarm Over Senior Colleague Baba Suwe's Health.

ON BABA SUWE: I am calling on all SENIOR COLLEAGUES in the entertainment world especially those close to Baba Suwe cos I don't have everyone's contact to please reach out to him asap. The torture done on him by NDLEA is vastly damaging his health at an alarming rate.

 He told me he no longer feel comfortable since that episode. Baba Suwe is a widower, he can hardly walk properly as I speak, let alone go to film. How will he feed and take care of the children aunty Moladun left behind?

Revealed: Why President Buhari Rejected N1.7tr ransom For Chibok Girls.

Boko Haram reportedly demanded from the Federal Government €5billion (about N1,706,850,000,000) to free 219 Chibok girls .

These facts are contained in the book, “Muhammadu Buhari: The challenges of leadership in Nigeria”, authored by Prof. John Paden.

The book, which was presented to the public on Monday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, contained some unknown issues about the President including the insider’s account on the botched negotiation between Boko Haram and the Federal Government .

OPINION: Time To Rally Round Bola Tinubu, By Femi Aribisala****

Let me re-introduce myself in case you have forgotten. I have been an implacable critic of the politics of Bola Tinubu. Among others, I have written articles against Tinubu entitled:“What Does Tinubu Want?” “Time to Get Rid of Tinubu’s Cronies”; “Time to Disgrace the South-West Godfather”; and “Don’t Cry for Bola Tinubu.” I stand by every one of those articles, even though the warnings I gave in them went largely ignored.

Although many Tinubu supporters don’t seem to realise this, my opposition to Tinubu was not personal. My opposition was based on the grounds that Tinubu’s politics was shortsighted. In that regard, my position has been proved right. The strategic political objectives of Tinubu were unattainable and have been not been attained.

In the first place, Tinubu’s recent politics were designed to make him a key player at the national level, as he has been at the regional level. He really wanted to become the vice-president of Nigeria. This has proved unattainable, and we warned him about that. Most of his so-called friends at the national level are fair-weather friends. They never really liked him and were afraid of him. Under no circumstances would they allow him to duplicate his stranglehold on South-West politics outside the South-West.

Tuesday, October 4

President Barack Obama And Wife Celebrates 24 Year Wedding Anniversary.

President of the United States of America (God's own country) and his wife Michelle celebrates 24 years of marital bliss as shared by the president. Wish them all the best.