- GOVERNOR OYETOLA MAKES ADIRE COMPULSORY CLOTHING FOR PUBLIC, CIVIL SERVANTS IN OSUN.
- SERAP DEMANDS HEAVY CUT IN SALARIES OF PRESIDENT, GOVERNORS, LEGISLATORS.
- ON ENTERTAINMENT, SOUND SULTAN LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER AT AGE 44.
- ON SPORTS, NIGERIA’S D’TIGERS SHOCK U.S, WINS PRE-OLYMPIC BASKETBALL FRIENDLY.
The Osemawe and paramount ruler of Ondo kingdom, His Imperial Majesty Oba Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, has received various commendations for his commitments in ensuring the peace and stability of the kingdom.
The Opojis of Ondo Kingdm gave the commendation in an interview with EKI FM during the celebration of the Opojis and female chiefs on sidelines of this year’s Odun Oba festival.
While speaking, current head of the Opojis and Jomulobun of Ondo kingdom, High Chief Modupe Oluwole, and the Adafin Lobun, High Chief Opeyemi Oyedele, explained that the celebration marks the last phase of a week-long Odun Oba festival.
The female high chiefs thereafter showered prayers on the Osemawe that his reign will be successful and he also will experience long life to celebrate more of this laudable annual festival.
Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has declared every Thursday of the week as “Adire Osun day”, compelling all public and civil servants in the state to wear the local fabric.
Governor Oyetola made the declaration during the luncheon of mass production, promotion and marketing of Adire Osun in Osogbo, the state capital.
While speaking, the governor said the international fashion week and the launch of Adire Osun remain major giant strides towards diversifying the state’s economy and creating jobs for the teeming youths.
He, therefore, directed all the public and civil servants to wear Adire every Thursday as part of efforts to quicken actualization of the state’s set objectives and as well urged residents to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the initiative to draw economic opportunities.
The Socio-economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit against the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, and the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NSIWC, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
In the suit, SERAP tasked the court to order leadership of the RMAFC and NSIWC to review downward the remuneration and allowances of the president, vice-president, state governors and members of the national assembly.
The rights group argued that slashing the pay for high-ranking political office-holders would reduce the unfair pay disparity between political officer holders and judicial officers and as well improve access of victims of corruption to justice and effective remedies.
The group also sought an order of mandamus to compel the RMAFC to send its downward review of the remuneration and allowances and recommendations to the national assembly for appropriate remedial and legislative action, as provided for by the 1999 constitution as amended.
The Lagos state judicial panel on restitution for victims of SARS and other related abuses has admitted in evidence post mortem results and compact discs of all 99 corpses deposited at the Lagos morgue between October 20 and 27, 2020.
While testifying before the panel, a consultant pathologist to the state government, Professor John Obafunwa, brought the results following an order made on June 5, 2021, for it to be produced.
Commenting, Chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, admitted the documents in evidence after the counsel to some ENDSARS protesters, Yinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN moved for the documents to be admitted.
Justice Okuwobi had ordered Professor Obafunwa to bring before the panel the post mortem reports after the pathologist testified that the coroner’s office conducted post mortem autopsies on 99 bodies during the period.
Multitalented veteran singer and Jagbanjantis crooner, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan is dead.
One of his family members, Dr. Kayode Fasasi, who made the announcement revealed that the Sound Sultan died at the age of 44 in the early hours of today after battling with a rare kind of throat cancer.
Fasasi hinted that the veteran singer who was diagnosed with cancer in May, commenced chemotherapy in one of the hospitals in the united states before his demise.
The Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, comedian and recording artiste, who began his career in show business in the 1990s, is survived by his wife, three children and siblings.
Nigeria shocked the United States 90-87 in a pre-Olympic basketball friendly in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nigeria, with six NBA players and former NBA Head Coach, Mike Brown, at the helm, became the first African nation to beat the U.S, who were playing the first of a five of tune-up games before the Tokyo Olympics.
In his reaction, U.S head coach, Gregg Popovich, expressed joy over the defeat of his team, stressing that such a defeat should be seen as a learning experience and not the end of the world.
Nigeria’s win came nine years after the United States crushed the Nigerian team 156-73 at the London Olympics.