Some aspects of Lagos traffic law looks draconian – Analyst

A Public Affairs analyst; Paul Utho has commended the Lagos State Government for taking a step in the right direction on the recent Lagos traffic laws passed into law to guide motorists in Lagos but in his opinion some of the traffic laws look draconian and too stiff.

Mr. Paul said the issue at hand now is not making the laws but making the laws and not carrying the citizens along in a country with a democratic setting.

80th birthday celebration of Adetutu Famiagun

Family,relatives and friends of Adetutu Famiagun joined her in thanking the Lord for her 80th birthday celebration.

Ogun PDP Crisis: 90 per cent of PDP members are with me – Adebayo Dayo

The Ogun state factional chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adebayo Dayo, has said he would not want to be referred as factional chairman of the PDP because the law is on his side.

The Engineer also argues that 90 per cent of the party’s membership in the state are with him as re runs the tenure of the chairman of the party in Ogun state.

Sunrise Daily takes a look at the crisis rocking the PDP in Ogun state, where there is a chairman who according to the court is the recognised PDP chairman, just as a parallel executive id led by another chairman.

 

Coping with grief and loss

On this edition of Health Matters,our health correspondent Yomi Otaigbe finds the healthy ways to cope with grief and loss from a consultant psychiatrist and  clinical psychologist with Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital,Yaba Lagos, Dr. Richard Adebayo.

Nigeria needs a people-driven constitution – Bisi Adegbuyi

Bisi Adegbuyi a legal practitioner joined Sulaiman Aledeh and Co. on Sunrise Daily this morning to discuss the issue of constitution review  which has been an issue that is debatable amongst Nigerians since the Senate Retreat which was held at Asaba, the Delta State capital last month on the way forward for the country.

Bisi Adegbuyi said the National Assembly by virtue of the 1999 constitution can actually amend the constitution either for the better of the Nigeria as a whole or for the worse.

But he said in his own view, since the country’s government is democratic as of now, he believes every Nigerian must be involved in the process of a constitution review/having a new constitution even though in practice every Nigerian in the country cannot be heard but with a simple delegation process, Nigerinas can be heard as the country needs a people-driven constitution.

Why I signed Jaysleek – D’banj

Multiple music award winner and entertainer Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj, recently opened up on his signing of popular producer Jeremiah Shelika, popularly known as Jaysleek  as an ambassador for the newly formed D’banj Records.

In a statement released and signed by D’banj, the Koko Master expressed so much excitement saying ‘it is a sure sign of great things to come.

“This has been a long time coming so we are really happy to see Jaysleek join the D’Banj family. It’s exciting to be working with one of the best; Jaysleek is a fantastic producer, hardworking, humble, and immensely creative.”

I’m so certain that he will carve a niche for himself here at D’Banj Records and inspire us to even greater music,” he added.

Jaysleek in his reply said “I’m honoured to be part of such a young, fresh, innovative team; there’s so much energy here, it’s simply incredible. We’re going to keep on making great music for our fans for a very long time to come, you can be sure of that!”

The prolific producer has produced for topmost artistes like 2face, Faze, Wizkid, Sound Sultan amongst others.

He also produced the latest single from D’banj “Oyato” after the split of Mo’Hits Crew.

Edo Election: Monitoring group to deploy 834 agents

Ahead of the Edo state governorship elections scheduled for 14th July 2012, a civil society organization, Project Swift Count says it would deploy 834 observers to monitor the election.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, the first co-chair of the organization, Mister Dafe Akpedeye said that eight hundred of its observers will be deployed to selected polling units across the eighteen local government areas of the state while thirty four others will rove round all the polling stations in the state.

While asking eligible voters in Edo state to come out en masse to vote for candidates of their choice, the group also asked contestants in the election to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.

Dentist pulls out all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth after ‘bad break up’

If you’re planning a trip to the dentist, it might not be the wisest decision to make your appointment with the person with whom you just broke up.

A Polish woman is presently facing a three years jail term after she removed all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth during dental surgery just days after their breakup.

“I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions,” Anna Mackowiak, 34, told the Austrian Times. “But when I saw him lying there I just thought, ‘What a bastard’ and decided to take all his teeth out.”

Marek Olszewski, 45, reportedly showed up at Mackowiak’s dental office complaining of toothache just days after he broke up with her. She then allegedly gave him a “heavy dose” of anesthetic, locked the door and began removing all of his teeth one at a time.

“I knew something was wrong because when I woke up I couldn’t feel any teeth and my jaw was strapped up with bandages,” Olszewski said.

“She told me my mouth was numb and I wouldn’t be able to feel anything for a while and that the bandage was there to protect the gums, but that I would need to see a specialist,” he said.

“I didn’t have any reason to doubt her, I mean I thought she was a professional.”

Adding to his trauma, Olszewski said his new girlfriend has already left him over his now toothless appearance.

“And I’m going to have to pay a fortune on getting indents or something,” he said.

Mackowiak is currently being investigated for medical malpractice.

Plateau discovers fake commissoner on its payroll

A fake commissioner has been detected by the payroll of the Plateau state government, following a recent ‘cleansing measure’ by the government to curb corruption practices in its public service.

The Plateau state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Abraham Yiljap, who disclosed this in Jos, said “the discovery of the fake commissioner in the state service is one of the many corrupt practices found in the system’”

According to him, the alleged fake commissioner had been earning the salary and allowances attached to the office.

“This fake commissioner’s name was found on the payroll of Plateau State Government. I mean somebody appointed himself as commissioner and has been receiving salaries and other perks of office as one” he said.

The commissioner noted it was sad that workers had continued to thwart the government’s efforts to cleanse the system. ” the state has a monthly wage bill of N1.7bn…a sum that is incredulous and unacceptable…that huge wage bill is taking its toll on our efforts to execute capital projects.” he lamented.

Citing other corrupt practices in the public service, Mr. Yiljap said “some people are on Grade Level 8 but receive salaries meant for level 16 officers. Others have primary school certificates and are retiring on grade level 14.”

He also revealed that “in another instance, some of the workers connived and stole N66m scholarship funds. Some are no longer in the service but they are maintained in service. People are maintaining fictitious names and drawing salaries,”

 

Enugu Rangers unbeaten run ends at Ijebu Ode

Sunshine Stars Sunday ended a nine-match unbeaten run of NPL leaders Enugu Rangers with a 2-0 home win in Ijebu-Ode.

However, Rangers stayed top of the table on 26 points as closest rivals Enyimba faltered after they fell 1-0 at Niger Tornadoes on Saturday.

Last season’s runners-up Sunshine Stars took the lead through a 55th minute penalty scored by team captain Godfrey Oboabona, before on-form striker Dele Olorundare made it 2-0 in the 78th minute to take the game beyond the visitors.

Olorundare expressed delight with his personal form.

“I am very happy that I am in good form now. I hope to keep doing that so I can help my team reach the level we want to be,” the hustling striker told MTNFootball.com

“I will keep working hard. My confidence has increased now and I am sure I will get better with more games.”

Warri Wolves beat Kwara United 2-0 at home with goals in either half by Uche Ossai and new signing Augustine Abutu.

Kwara United coach Tunde Sanni blasted the referee for helping the home team to win.

“The referee was part of the home team, he helped them to beat us,” said a very disappointed Sanni.

Hosts ABS FC recorded a 1-0 win over Rising Stars.

ABS were rescued by their latest goal machine Stone Evbuomwan, who netted the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute.

ABS media officer said: “It was a tough game and that reflected in the outcome. Our boys really fought hard for this victory and I am saying categorically that we deserved it.”

At the U.J. Essuene Stadium in Calabar, Akwa United recorded a resounding 3-1 victory over Gombe United.

Haruna Babalo, Musa Najere and Ekpai provided the goals for Akwa United.

In the earlier match at the same venue, Heartland pipped 3SC 1-0.

New signing Emmanuel Amaefule gave Heartland the maximum three points with his 37th minute goal.

At the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenegoa, Ocean Boys beat visiting Wikki Tourists 2-1.

Ocean Boys goals came from Collins Nwaneri and Raphael Iwerebe in the 38th and 87th minutes respectively.

Lobi Stars upset champions Dolphin 2-0.

Lobi goals were scored by league veterans Lazarus Chukwu and David Tyavkase.

Lobi chief coach John Zaki said, “It was a good game, both sides gave a good account of themselves. I am happy that we won because we really played well and the boys played to instructions.”

The local derby between Jigawa Golden Stars and Kano Pillars in Hadejia will be played on Monday.

Traditional Medicine:Sector has been neglected-Maurice iwu

Former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC);Professor Maurice Iwu hinted that the traditional Medicine can be a huge source of foreign exchange for the Nation Nigeria if only the Federal Government can produce a conducive environment for the practitioners.

He made this point in Minna the Niger State capital during National Stakeholders Forum for the review of the draft legal document on the protection of the traditional medicine knowledge and biological resources in Nigeria.

Jos Bombing:Dr.Dakwat reacts to reports on casualties

The Plateau Sate Commissioner for Health;Dr.Sati Dakwat was interviewed on phone live  on the News At Ten.

On the report making the rounds over number of casualties from the St.Finbarr’s Catholic Church bombing as Dr.Dakwat denied speaking to any news agency on the number of casualties.