Showing posts from April, 2016

Wives of the rich also cry: Funke Egbemode

I just love reading Madam Funke's Friday page in NewTelegraph Please read and enjoy too: Don’t we all wish we were somebody else? Aren’t you, this very minute, wishing you were married to the man in the next compound instead of this unfaithful ingrate you call your husband? Aren’t you wishing your wife were as successful or sexy as Tina, the woman next door? How many times have you asked yourself why you ended up with this woman who thinks the height of fashion is lace and a big headgear when every woman is fighting old age with every weapon in their fashion arsenal? Why can’t she lose some weight? Why can’t she make some money of her own instead of asking me for everything? Why is he such an NFA -No Future Ambition- when everybody is buying new cars and houses? Why is he such a bore? A woman whose husband is a socialite wants a homely one who can help her fix a new bulb and help the kids with their homework. The one with a domesticated husband is wishing

Nigeria Labour Union Pushes for 56,000Naira Minimum Wage

NLC President Aliyu Wabba With the current economic realities in Nigeria today,the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is definitely not asking for too much by proposing a minimum wage of N56, 000 for Nigerian workers. DailyTrust report says the NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, yesterday;27 April, 2016 announced  to journalists in Abuja  that: “I can say authoritatively that yesterday we made a formal demand of N56, 000 minimum wage to the federal government,” he said. He admitted that though the economy is presently not doing well,  the  law stipulates that within a circle of five years the minimum wage should be reviewed. He said the upward review of the minimum wage  was justifiable based on the issues of inflation  and reduction in the  purchasing power of the naira.  Wabba said  it was obvious that workers had not fared well in the past one year and  the NLC had resorted  to work out a process of engagement on how those issues can be addressed. Asked wheth

Arik Air Boosts Customer Experience, Offers Transfer Services on London Route

Airbus A330-200     photo credit: West Africa’s Largest Carrier Arik Arik; will on May 3, 2016 commence the provision of ground transfer service for London bound passengers from Heathrow Airport to destinations within London city. This service is the brainchild of the leisure subsidiary of Arik Air; Arik Explorer in partnership with Puzzles Group and Hummingbird cars.

Investigators find defects in crashed Bristow Helicopter flight recorders

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released a preliminary report on a Bristow helicopter that crashed in February, finding defects in the helicopter’s two recording systems. One of the faulty systems, Faerito image recorder, “is understood to be the first accident damaged recorder of this type”.Spokesperson for the AIB, Tunji Oketunbi, yesterday told The Guardian that the faulty recorder, however, had nothing to do with safety and operations of the ill-fated flight. Oketunbi said investigators had retrieved all necessary information from the recorders and they would help in further investigations.While the actual cause of the accident is yet to be known, the investigators will carry out evaluation on the aircraft approved maintenance programme; determination of the helicopter maintenance history and detailed reconstruction of flight bas

Woman sues for Divorce, Says She Married under a Spell

photo credit: The rate at which divorce cases are coming up in courts is frightening. Both the high and "low" are affected. It is now common to read about couple who have been married for over 15years seeking for divorce. As a 39-year-old food vendor, Adejoke Omotosho, on Wednesday told an Igando Customary, Lagos, to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage to her husband, Musili, for allegedly marrying her with charm.“When I was single, my husband approached me that he wanted to marry me, I told him that I had a fiancĂ© and that our marriage was near.“Musili came back the following day and touched me, I don’t know how I got to his village, and I started having babies.“As an orphan, nobody looked for me but now I am back to my senses,’’ she said. The petitioner accused her husband of infidelity that he was in the habit of bringing his lovers to their one-room apartment to spend days or months before leaving.“I always leave the bed for them an

Nigeria Police Declares Lady Wanted for Engaging in Bisexual Activities

I just came across this public notice while going through the hard copy of Daily Times of today; Wednesday April 27, 2016. The Nigeria Police seem to have started enforcing the Nigeria's law on homosexual activities. photo credit: Daily Times As contained in the Nigerian law, homosexual acts involving either men or women attract a 14-year prison term. In addition, a new law, enacted Jan. 7, 2014, provides for prison sentences of 10 years for Nigerians belonging to a gay organization, supporting same-sex marriages, or displaying same-sex affection in public. It also calls for up to 14years imprisonment for any Nigerian who marries a member of the same sex. The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act was signed by President Goodluck Jonathan     Photo: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act signed into law by Former President Goodluck Ebere Jonathan also criminalizes homosexual clubs, associations and organizations, with penalties of up to 14 ye