Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Members of Ondo State House of Assembly Elects First Female Speaker

Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly today May 27th elected Ms Jumoke Akindele  representing Okitipupa constituency II as the new speaker of the State Assembly. Pulling 13 votes, Ms Akindele who is an experienced lawyer emerged speaker after the election. She was Chairman, House Committee on Education in the house before her recent election.  The former speaker, Mr Samuel Adeshina Ajayi lost his battle to cancer in Feb 25th 2014 making the seat vacant for new leadership.

Pic : Former governor Peter Obi in India to visit Prof. Dora Akunyili

Find a statement posted on Professor Dora Akunyili's Facebook page below
Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, is presently in India on a visit to see former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, who is receiving treatment in the country. Mr. Obi left for India yesterday in company of his media aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem. The two men confirmed in a message from India that Prof. Akunyili is responding to treatment and that her situation is nothing near the scary picture being painted by rumour mongers.

Photos: FMC Doctors March to the street in Owerri over unpaid wages #BringBackOurMoney

 Doctors at Federal Medical Centre Owerri today protested over unpaid wages and said they'll soon go for indefinite strike. The doctors complained that the FMC management has formed a habit of not paying salaries and entitlements, and with so many deductions when they eventually pay.

One of the protesters said the residents haven't been paid September 2013 salary. The house officers who worked for 3 months received payment for just two months with so many deductions. They say this isn't fair considering the health risks they're subjected to on a daily basis and the fact that they're always  far away from their families on call only to have their salaries cut in half. See more pics from the protest after the jump...

Video: Google's new Self-Driving car could be on the roads within a year.

Meet the only Nigerian journalist with access to Boko Haram flown home to negotiate with Terrorist

 Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who previously worked for Daily Trust and Premium Times and reported extensively on Boko Haram, fled Nigeria to Dubai 2 years ago after being accused to be a Boko Haram sympathizer. He explained he fled after'his life and that of his family became endangered'after security agencies started to mistake his in-depth reporting on the terrorist group as proof of his closeness to them. He went underground for many weeks before finally fleeing Nigeria. Salkida was perhaps the only Nigerian journalist/civilian to have access to Boko Haram, and he explained during the time that he'd rejected Boko Haram's many requests for him to publish exclusive interviews and materials for them.

Anyway according to new reports, the Nigerian government flew him home 2-3 weeks ago to negotiate with Boko Haram on their behalf, since he's the only real civilian who has allegedly seen Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and emerge alive. He reportedly came home after the Nigerian government assured him that he will not be arrested. (See his tweets).  After the break.

Paedoaphile: Teacher who defiled minor claims one of them made passes at him

A 38 year old nursery school teacher who was arrested yesterday for defiling three minors says he's not to blame so much because one of the minors made passes at him. Olayinka Oluwadare Folarin, (pictured above) took the young girls to the school toilet where he sexually molested them. Speaking during his interrogation yesterday, the paedoaphile said a little girl was the first to make a pass at him 
"One of them made advances at me. You know how children play with you in a funny way. This thing is beyond me.” he said
Mr Folarin, who has been arrested before for molesting children, said he believes he's under some demonic attack that pushes him to commit the act and so shouldn't be judged
"I have been doing this for a long time. I feel terribly bad each time I did it but I could not stop it. Why don’t you find a way of helping me. Is this meant to expose me? Some people should just think and reason with me. The person who has not sinned before should cast the first stone. If God did not forsake some people, I know he would not forsake me. I am a changed person now.”


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