Give us our rabba – Imo workers to Okorocha
Members of the Imo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have rejected the move by the state government to conduct a biometric verification of workers in the state. The state government also planned to commence electronic payment for the workers and re-implementation of staff payroll. Imo State NLC leadership has rejected the programme, stressing that it will make the workers redundant and “would have great effect on the public service.” In a statement, the Imo NLC Chairman, Austin Chilakpo, further said that while the programme is unacceptable to the entire workers, “the policy should be left for the incoming administration to consider and implement if necessary.” LOL. Imo workers no wan hear story: they want their money in hard copy.
Bad roads and the fast & furious Nigerian drivers
Injuries and avoidable accidents that occur on highways are not always due to bad roads as claimed by road users, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. Fashola disclosed this in Abuja at a capacity building workshop on the activation of the five United Nations’ Convention on Road Traffic acceded to by Nigeria. According to him, road accidents are largely due to speeding and the recklessness of drivers, as no driver speeds on a bad road. The minister charged the Federal Road Safety Corps to intensify efforts on public enlightenment campaigns, orientation and education of drivers to be of good behaviour while on highways in order to ensure the safety of lives and property. I agree with Fashola 100%. Yeye Nigerians drivers will be wanting to imitate Vin Diesel anyhow. They don’t know how lucky we are to have speed bumps called bad roads.
JAMB instructions for Nigerian parents
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has warned parents against following their children to Computer Based Test centres, which it said may hamper the successful conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. This was made known by the Lagos State JAMB Coordinator, Mr Babatunde Bamisoye, during the matriculation of new students at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Yaba.
Bamisoye said, “As far as UTME is concerned, we do not allow parents to come into the premises of the centres. My advice to parents is that they should keep off because their coming has no value, rather it may hinder the success of the exam. Parents need only to get the students prepared with transport fares. Allow them to go to their centres and return home.” If I hear. With the rate of kidnappings nowadays I don’t blame parents at all. Before person child enter voicemail.
Journalists beware, the CCT Chairman is on your case
The Chairman of the Code of Conduct of Tribunal, Danladi Umar, has threatened to imprison journalists who misrepresent the ongoing proceedings on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Reacting to what he described as some newspapers’ distortion and misrepresentation of last Monday’s proceedings of the trial, Umar said any journalist who commits such infraction again might have to remain in prison until his retirement in 28 years’ time.
He said: “The journalist will languish there (prison) and may remain there until I retire – that is about 28 years from now. The person will be summarily sent to prison because that is contempt. It does not matter whether the contempt is committed in facie curiae (before the court) or ex facie curiae (outside the court).” Eleyi gidi gan o. 28 years? In fact, I’m not saying a word again about this Onnoghen trial. I’ll pretend like EFCC did when Ganduje pocketed that dollars.
Another Asaba sports drama
After the report that the scoreboard at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba for the match between the Super Eagles and the Pirates of Seychelles collapsed on February 6 due to heavy wind, a member of the Local Organising Committee set up by the chairman of Delta Sports Commission, Tony Okowa, revealed that the government decided to settle for a mobile scoreboard to save the state from international embarrassment. The source hinted yesterday that the mobile scoreboard would cost the state millions of naira. Oh. Millions of naira from tax payers’ money ba? Continue, God dey watch una like Big Brother.