Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Months after her son was killed in Dubai, Aisha Falode writes touching open letter to Pres. Jonathan
It is with a heavy heart that I read about the death of the son of Chief Alameiyeseigha on the streets of Dubai; an incident that immediately jolted me back in time thanks to the bizarre similarities to that of my son as regards "cause of death". My son was said by the Dubai authorities to have jumped down from a balcony, dismissing it as "suicide", same with Chief Alameiyeseigha's son.
I am saddened that this has happened despite my nationwide campaign to stop this happening AGAIN by putting all relevant government agencies on notice, in vain. For record emphasis, my son was thrown from the balcony of a 17th floor apartment in Manchester Tower in Dubai.
A Saudi boy resident in Dubai confessed to the murder; he had my son's blood on his t-shirt, he had my son's blood on his knuckles and boasted about serving time for 25 years in prison if it comes to the worst. His murderer has a name-Faisal Aldakmary Al-Nasser. There were witnesses to this murder, they have written statements verbally and orally corroborating what the murderer said.
I have put all this together to make this easy for the Nigerian government to help me get justice for my son in Dubai. I warned the Nigerian government that Nigerian youths were being killed in Dubai on a daily basis as confirmed by our embassy in Dubai.
I also warned parents about the danger of Dubai. I also stated repeatedly, that if justice was not gotten for my son that another murder will happen. Indeed there have been many more after my son although not mentioned because they do not have a voice. But now, there is one so close to government that has been struck. I did not have to be a soothsayer to know this. Many more will happen until we get Justice for Toba Falode, and all those who have been murdered in cold blood in Dubai.
We cannot stand by and watch our youths lives being down played over and above "collaboration and partnership" with a country that hates us with so much passion, that they are cutting down the lives of our young ones in cold blood crudely and viciously and yet we seek "partnership and collaboration" in investment with this same country.
Our ambassador in the UAE, AmbassadorIbrahim Auwalu, must be called back to Nigeria to answer to every young soul that has been lost to Dubai unaccounted for due to his lack of responsibility in office. The Foreign Ministry also, must be asked questions on what they have done about Toba Falode's case 8 months after.
It took Israel less than 48 hours to act on the loss of their 3 youths. 8 months after Toba Falode's murder, we are still waiting on the Nigerian government to give us any kind of reaction on the loss of a young life-Toba Falode in Dubai. Even after submitting every evidence, our protest, police reports corroborating the fact that my son was murdered, we still have gotten no response at all from the Nigerian government. Take a queue from Israel.
And the Nigerian Government for once should start acting like a big country with so much might and power that it is in the continent and indeed in the world and go after Dubai for justice for every young soul and every Nigerian life that has been cut short in Dubai. We send our sympathy and condolences to DSP Alamieyeseigha. The family and friends of their son, we empathise with them because we have been through and are still going through it and it is nothing we wish for any parent which was our concern from the start.
This, is one death too many. May it not happen again.
The owner of the hospital recently met the governor and complained that the incident had destroyed his business.
However, briefing newsmen at the state secretariat in Alausa, the state commissioner for health, Dr Jide Idris said;
"Having addressed the human angle in containing the outbreak, there is now the need to address the economic consequences. Under consideration are the following: Support to the affected persons including those alive and N50million lump sum as business support gesture to the First Consultant Medical Centre. This is with view to getting the people/businesses back on their feet and for businesses to re-secure patronage of their customers. It needs clearly be stated that this is not an attempt at compensation but a gesture of goodwill on the part of government."
N3.3bn New Govt House Is Fayemi's Show Of Wickedness To Ekiti People - Fayose's Aide
Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose on Information and Social Media, Mr Lere Olayinka has described the new government house built by the immediate past government of Dr Kayode Fayemi as an act of insensitivity to the plight of Ekiti people, many of whom cannot afford to feed once in a day.
Speaking with pressmen in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, Olayinka said no progressive minded Ekiti person would see the out-of-this-world luxury provided with over N3.3bn borrowed fund for Fayemi, his wife and children and will not weep for the State and its people.
Olayinka, who said Governor Fayose was alarmed at the waste of Ekiti resources to provide comfort for a single family out of the thousands of households in the State, added that; "the governor would have preferred to sell out the property and use the fund to provide basic amenities and employment opportunities for the people.
He disclosed that Fayemi was planning to buy a helicopter if he had returned to office for a second term, adding that; "the plan was for Fayemi to run government from the comfort of Oke-Ayoba Government House and move from there to anywhere he wanted without the people seeing him. That's also the reason he (Fayemi) refused to renovate the Governor's Office, leaving it in a state of disrepair because he knew that he was not going to use the office during his second term."
"Also, contract for the maintenance of the property was already awarded for N150m per annum.
"When we visited the Government House for the first time yesterday, Mr Governor was like; how I wish I can sell off this place or turn it to commercial use? It is simply wicked for a governor to be more interested in this manner of ostentatious comfort at the expense of the people."
Speaking further, the governor's aide said; "The bed on which Fayemi slept before he left government alone costs over N30 million! That of his wife costs over N20 million!
"Between Fayemi and his wife, what was spent on their bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms will be in the region of N100 million.
"How can a responsible government use borrowed fund to provide this kind of luxury for the governor and his family alone in a State where a lot of people cannot afford to feed once in a day?
"People should ask the outgone governor what was really wrong with the abandoned governor's lodge used by his (Fayemi) predecessors?
"Shouldn't such funds expended on the hilltop edifice have been used to resuscitate the moribund Textile Factory in Ado-Ekiti that was turned to lock-up shops to provide employments for our teeming unemployed youths?
"Also, was Fayemi living in that manner of opulence before he became governor? Was he sleeping on a body-massaging bed and bathing in an electric controlled Jacuzzi?
"Here is Fayemi, who could not pay workers salary, owing them two months' salary before he left. A Fayemi, who out of sheer wickedness refused to pay pensioners N2.4bn pension and gratuities, N400m workers leave bonus, N700m subventions to parastatals and tertiary institutions and remit N2.4bn four months cooperative society's deductions from workers salary, preferring to use over N3bn borrowed fund to provide luxury for himself, his wife and children alone.
"This is wickedness!
"Most importantly, did our late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, whom Fayemi and his so-called progressives claim as their role-model live in any government house, not to talk of building an Emperor-like House for himself? Did late Michael Adekunle Ajasin build a monarchical government house for himself? Did Baba Lateef Jakande live in any government house? These are great Yoruba sons, whose recorded landmark achievements as Premier of the old Western Region and governors of Lagos State and the old Ondo State respectively. The duo of Ajasin and Jakande were able to impact tremendously on their States because they would not like to waste public fund to provide luxury for themselves.
While reiterating Governor Fayose's avowed commitment to the masses, Olayinka said; "Left for Governor Fayose, he won't use that aristocratic government house because it is a symbol of oppression in itself. He will prefer to live where Ekiti people can easily see him, touch him, eat with him and discuss the progress of the State together. "But abandoning it would amount to colossal waste of public funds, let me assure you Governor Fayose will not hide himself from the masses" Olayinka declared.
night October 20th in Russia at age 63. See below...
Paris: Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a snow removal machine. Four people were found dead at the scene of the accident, including three crew member and Christophe de Margerie. The thoughts of the management and employees of the Group go out to Christophe de Margerie's wife, children and loved ones as well as to the families of the three other victims.
See her below,she's now 14...
The following was what she considered before imposing her sentence.
1. Culpable homicide - 5 years in prison
2. For the Tasha shooting which he was found guilty for - 3 years in prison, wholly suspended for 5 years with conditions. The two sentences will run concurrently. His family is not planning to appeal.
He will serve a minimum of 10 months in jail, after that, he'll be sent home to serve the remainder of his sentence under strict supervision controls. This will be up to South African Correction Services.
Monday, 20 October 2014
Chocolate City present Ice Prince's That Could Be Us Competition. This is a competition aimed at promoting Ice Prince's new single "That Could Be Us" released earlier today. Fans on Instagram who post funny and creative "That Could Be Us" memes stand a chance of winning a night at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Flight tickets to any destination in Nigeria and Ice Prince SuperFly Shades.
Mariah Carey dey vex! Now, we I understand she probably did what she did the last time for publicity reasons (see here). The 44 year old mother of 2 this time wore this one shoulder black latex dress that slit up to the hip on one side, exposing her entire leg as she performed at Hongkou Soccer Stadium in Shanghai, China last night. But let me tell the truth, this woman is so damn hot! Nick Cannon is missing going with this small girls. Lol. See more pics below...
Movida Nightclub boss Akeem Shodeinde becomes a born-again christian, to shut down club for bible school
Davido's monster hit "Skelewu" reportedly played during Athletico Madrid vs Espanyol 1-0 half time break
Soul Train Awards nominated artiste Davido is not only rocking Nigeria with his skelewu track and dance step, he is being felt in Spain big time if what fans are claiming is anything to go by.
Not a few fans claim theOmo baba olowo's hit track"skelewu" was played during the Athletico Madrid vs Espanyol 1-0 half time break at Estadio Vicente
Calderón. ( Vicente Calderón stadium), Madrid in spain hours back.
Below are fans tweets retweeted by davido: