Monday, 8 July 2013

I Was Never Imposed On Traders, Says Tinubu’s Daughter

Bola TinubuMrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, whose appointment as the new President-General of Lagos Market Men and Women was greeted with controversy, has denied being imposed as late Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji’s successor by her father, a former governor of Lagos State and National Leader, Action Congress of Nigeria, Senator Bola Tinubu.
Late Mogaji, the erstwhile Iya Oloja-General (market leader), who died recently, was Senator Tinubu’s mother.
Mrs. Tinubu-Ojo, who was speaking while inaugurating a new tomato section of the Mile 12 Food Market on Friday, said her appointment was not political.
According to her, “I was never imposed. It is impossible for anybody to impose anyone on traders. Traders are not politicians. Although we all are political animals, this is not a political office where anyone can be imposed. Besides, before my grandmother died, she gave me the mantle. It was the Iya Oloja before her, late Pele Wura, that appointed her (Mogaji) as the Iya Oloja. I learnt she was about my age then.

Mandla Mandela

Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela was on Saturday removed from his post of traditional authority by a tribal king in South Africa.
King Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo of the Thembu tribe said Mandla Mandela was being expelled “from all rank of duties” over a family feud, which erupted after it was revealed that the grandson had moved the bodies of three of Nelson Mandela’s children to his village of Mvezo in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province in 2011.

The bodies were recently returned to their original burial site in Mandela’s hometown, Qunu, after family members of the former South African president went to court to force Mandla Mandela to relinquish control of the remains.

King Dalindyebo said Mandla Mandela, a chief in the Mvezo area, would not be allowed any involvement in tribal affairs until he apologises.

ASUU Strike, Falling Education Standard, Indictment Of Jonathan, Abati As Former Varsity Lecturers – CPC


The leadership of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC has expressed horror at the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and has blamed Federal Government’s irresponsibility for the action.

A statement signed by National Publicity Secretary of the CPC, Rotimi Fashakin, reads in part: “As a party, we are appalled by the fact that under Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s watch, being a former University teacher, Nigeria’s tertiary education infrastructure has consistently degraded,” the party said in a statement on Sunday.

“Among the retinue of advisers milling around the President is Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, who started his working career as a University teacher. It seems to us that the presidential team is bereft of the needed direction and patriotism to turn things around in the education sector, more so that the regime has other priorities like the N4 billion voted for the First Lady’s pet-project and the unconscionable jerking up of cost of the new home for the Vice President from N9 billion to N16 billion.”

Court Ruling On Appointment Of Service Chiefs Bad For Nigeria – Retired General


The recent declaration by the court to the effect that the President cannot appoint his Service Chiefs without the confirmation of the Senate was dangerous for the country, former Provost Marshal of the Nigeria Army, Brig.Gen.Idada Ikponmwen has said.

According to him, the court declaration will inevitably lead to negation of discipline, coherence in command and control of the Armed Forces, which are predicated upon the existence of a unified command.

Speaking to Vanguard in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Ikponmwen stated that the collapse of the First Republic was due to the absence of a powerful and “clearly discernible leader and this phenomenon
 accounted for the choice of a Presidential system that led to the emergence of a powerful leader capable of moving a nation forward aside the constraints of collective responsibility in the Parliamentary system.

Friends mourn late ‘beauty queen’ Adenike Ogungbe

 Adenike Ogungbe and her husband. Photo: EWAR Makeovers

Adenike Ogungbe and her husband. Photo: EWAR Makeovers
‘Am God, n My thoughts n My ways are incredibly bigger n more complicated than yours. When you don’t understand, just trust that I am good’….
Adenike, 32, who was the Creative Director at her budding company – Ewar Makeovers, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2013, a day after delivering her second child on June 2, 2013.
Sources say Adenike had gone through a caesarean section on Tuesday night at the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital (OSUTH) but fell into a coma and she never came out of the anaesthesia given to her.
Multiple sources told NET over the weekend, that her baby is alive and doing well.
The comments have been pouring in on social media and blogs, with many lamenting what they believe was a preventable death.
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