Friday, 12 February 2016

Call To Serve! Hafsat Abiola Dragged To Government Again

For the second administration running, Hafsat Abiola Costelo, the intelligent daughter of the late Nigeria's symbol of democracy, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Abiola has been called upon to serve her people again.

Hafsat, we gathered reliably has been offer to join the cabinet of the Ogun State Government, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in the capacity of a Special Adviser, though her real designation is yet to be announced officially. You would recalled that, the Chairperson of an international Non Governmental Organisation-KIND was one of the prominent persons as Special Adviser in the last dispensation.

Though, people in the know have come out to say, Hafsat's intelligence and impressive contributions cannot be over emphasised, hence the need to get her on board again. The elated woman was so full of appreciation as she jumped to her facebook to announce her new status. See her message on FB,

''Hey people! I was re-appointed as Special Adviser to the Governor of Ogun State yesterday! Will post photos from the swearing in later today or over the weekend. Really happy to be called to serve again! Hope we can work together to make a difference in the lives of the good people of Ogun State and offer Nigeria a viable development model.

Hafsat Abiola is a Nigerian human rights, civil rights and democracy activist, founder of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, which seeks to strengthen civil society and promote democracy in Nigeria.

AT Last, 24 Yr-Old Bashir Joins Buhari's Cabinet As S.A New Media

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bashir Ahmad as his Personal Assistant on New Media.
Mr. Bashir, 24, is an indigene of Kano state. Until his appointment, he was the Online Editor (Hausa) for Leadership Newspaper.

A worker in President Muhammadu Buhari's media and publicity department, has officially announced via micro blogging site, Twitter that the president has appointed him as his Personal Assistant on New Media. Mr. Bashir graduated from Bayero University Kano in 2013, with Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.

He worked as an online editor and reporter at Rariya Hausa Newspaper, before joining Leadership as an online editor.

Mr. Bashir also worked as the personal assistant on new media to Sam Nda-Isaiah, the publisher of Leadership, who contested along Mr. Buhari for the All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential ticket for the 2015 election.

He later served at the Buhari Support Organization (BSO) prior to the presidential elections.

The new presidential aide will oversee Mr. Buhari’s communication on social media and related platforms.
Bashir Ahmad has been receiving a barage of congratulatory messages on Twitter by his followers in excess of 8,000.

This will go a long way in serving as an encouragement to Nigerian youths who have been advocating for a chance to be part of the current administration of the All Progressives Congress, APC as promised in the party's manifesto.

With his senior colleagues at the Presidential Villa

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Strange! Distribution Company Allegedly Killed 2 Electricity Workers...Must Read

Tongues have started to wag on the motive behind the sudden electrocution of two workers of the Ikeja Distributioin Company which we gathered happened twice in a strange circumstances. Residents of Kogberegbe Street, in the Isolo area of Lagos State say they have yet to recover from the shock of watching two officials of the Ikeja Electric being electrocuted by high-tension cables.

The residents blamed the electricity distribution company, saying something was fishy about the incident.

They also called for an immediate investigation and prosecution of suspects, urging that the victims’ families be adequately compensated.

It was gathered that the two electricity workers had arrived at the area on Wednesday around 2pm to install a transformer in the community.

The first worker, identified as Aloma, was said to have mounted the high tension pole after a telephone call had been made to the office that power should be switched off.

It was gathered that as the victim worked, power was suddenly restored in the area.

A resident, Ololade Ultimate, said Aloma was electrocuted immediately, adding that he spent about one hour on the pole.

He said, “Aloma and his colleagues were not on an illegal duty. They came with the transformer which they wanted to install in the area.

Aloma made a call to their office that they were about to start working and power was switched off.

Five minutes after Aloma climbed the pole, power was restored and he was electrocuted.”

The victim’s hand, along with the safety gloves, was reportedly cut off by the voltage.

Another resident, Ibrahim Kazeem, said Aloma’s colleague, Bode, made a call to the office to alert them of the incident.

After waiting for about one hour without anyone showing up, Bode was reported to have called the office again, informing them of his plan to remove the corpse of his colleague.

They switched off the power again, and Bode climbed the pole. By this time, there was a crowd on the street. Women were crying, some people were shouting; there was confusion everywhere.

Bode climbed up the ladder and started loosening the strap around Aloma’s waist to bring him down.

He was there for just few minutes when power was restored again. He was electrocuted as well,” Kazeem added.

It was gathered that Bode fell off the pole onto the roof of a Christ Apostolic Church after power went off yet again.

He was said to have finally landed on the ground, breaking his neck.

He was soaked in blood,” a witness said.

Adewale Solesi, another witness, said Bode was rushed to the Isolo General Hospital, but was rejected. He was then transferred to the Gbagada General Hospital for treatment.

A third official was reportedly sent from the office, who then safely removed Aloma’s corpse.
A tailor, Mrs. Amzat Olabisi, said residents were thrown into mourning over the incident.

Everybody was in tears. It is obvious that somebody was behind what happened to those men. We learnt that they were not the ones that were supposed to do the job, but somebody asked them to go there. The power was just coming on and off, as if it was somebody’s toy. This was not ordinary,” she added.
Dimeji Ogunlade called for a thorough investigation into the case and punishment of those found wanting in the discharge of their duties.

The Principal Manager, Public Affairs, Ikeja Electric, Olusola Ayeni, when contacted by our correspondent, said every official of the company knew the company’s protocol when going for an assignment.

He also said it was not possible for the company to get to the scene of the incident immediately it got an alert that the officials were electrocuted.

However, when our correspondent asked why the victims were electrocuted despite telling the office about their plan to start working on the high-tension cables, the line went dead.

Ayeni had since not picked his calls, despite repeated attempts .

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said investigation was ongoing into the incident, adding that the police did not suspect any foul play.

She said, “The police were involved in the rescue of the workers. While one died immediately, the second man is recuperating in a hospital. We are not looking at if anybody did it deliberately, but investigation is ongoing. If we find any foul play, we will make it public.”