Auxiliary Confident Of Reclaiming Leadership Of NURTW In Oyo State

The former leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Oyo state, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi also known as Auxiliary, has reiterated his claim to ascending leadership of the body in Oyo state after the expiration of the Ajimobi administration.

Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi (Auxiliary) made this known today while featuring on a current affairs programme on Splash Fm, In Ibadan. He noted that nothing can stop him from being the leader of the body.

According to them, the current leadership of the transport outfit came into force in 2011 following the emergence of the Ajimobi administration. They, Auxiliary and his followers, were sent packing from the main office at Iwo road.

With the Ajimobi administration running out on their tenure, the angling for the leadership of the often volatile union body has heated up particularly due to the emergence of the PDP candidate Engr Seyi Makinde There has been bickering over who controls the body after May 29 handing over date and the inauguration of the Seyi Makinde Administration.

The incumbent chairman of the Union in the state Alhaji Abideen Olajide popularly known as Ejiogbe who took over the mantle of leadership following the demise of the former chairman Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde also known as Fele, has expressed ambivalence about the possibility of Auxiliary emerging as the new leader of the union in the state stating that the fate of Auxiliary is dependent on the national leadership led by Alhaji Najeem Usman Yassin.

However, Auxiliary has remains adamant that he will take over the leadership of the union once Engr. Seyi Makinde is sworn in as Governor stating that whatever the Governor recommends to the national leadership will be acted upon. Auxiliary is believed to have worked for the emergence of The PDP candidate at the recently held election.

Why I left Thirty-Two FM Ibadan – Andre ‘The Humming Bird’

Andrea Odu-obi Teke is an On Air Personality highly regarded in the city of Ibadan for her unique voice and effervescent demeanor. Her Night Show on Thirty-two Fm 94.9 was one of the most listened-to shows on radio in Ibadan. In this interview with Victor Alagogooko she bare her mind on her experiences in Ibadan and why she left Thirty-two FM.

Ibcity Announcer: Give us a sneak peek into who Andre is?

Andre: Andre is a media personality both Radio and Television with over 5 year experience. A voice actor of repute, writer, storyteller and public speaker also she is very passionate about the wellbeing of the Africa child

Ibcity Announcer: How did you get the moniker “Humming Bird”?

Andre: (laughs) Interesting question. Well a certain day, two listeners called in while two others sent text messages and the names they referred to me as was the Humming bird. I am not one who likes nicknames so at first I refused it. When I noticed it became consistent then I throw out an open poll asking if I should adopt the name and majority said yes. I looked up the significance of the Humming Bird and it was the exact energy I give out on the air so that’s how the name came about.

Ibcity Announcer: What in your childhood prepared you for the media?

Andre: Hmmm, a lot did. I was part of the Debating and Literary club in school; I was also the social prefect in my senior year. I was also chosen as the presenter of a TV show our school was hosting back in the day. So yeah, a lot did.

Ibcity Announcer: Tell us about your journey to Thirty-two fm?

Andre: (Laughs), I was poached from my previous station (winks) I worked with Royal Roots R2 92.9 fm.

Ibcity Announcer: How would you describe your experience working with Thirty-two fm?

Andre: Working with Thirty-two Fm was Awesome! At first I wasn’t so pleased hosting the night show but truth is, I found purpose doing that show.

Ibcity Announcer: so why did you leave thirty-two Fm?

Andre: Because it was time to.

Ibcity Announcer: You got married recently. Congratulations. Has marriage changed you in any way?

Andre: Oh thanks. Marriage is a beautiful thing but I won’t say it has changed me I would say it has taught me patience.

Ibcity Announcer: Did this new status influence your decision to quit thirty-two Fm and Ibadan?

Andre: Yeah. Majorly.

Ibcity Announcer: As a darling on Air, many persons run over themselves to call whenever you are on Air. Does this make your husband jealous in anyway?

Andre: (laughter) He is also a darling on Air (oh my gosh, have you heard his voice) he is in the same industry, he knows the job so well and he knows his woman so well.

Ibcity Announcer: When you announced your departure. Many called in, so emotional and teary. Did it give you a second thought about leaving?

Andre: Oh yes it did, It was emotional for me too.

Ibcity Announcer: what was your most memorable moment on Air?

Andre: The day a man was about to commit suicide and I got so exhausted trying to talk him out of it and the good part was months later he called back on the show to tell me he had a change of mind the words I spoke to him gave life and hope I would never forget that day.

Ibcity Announcer: Did you have low moment on Air as well?

Andre: I don’t think I have any.

Ibcity Announcer: Has anyone (caller) made you feel embarrassed while on air?

Andre: Nah None

Ibcity Announcer: You recently ventured into TV anchoring educational shows. Is that where we shall be having more of you now?

Andre: Well, not exactly, at the same time let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Ibcity Announcer: What has been your experience in Ibadan?

Andre: Ibadan is a beautiful, calm city. It is a place for a freshman to thrive, discover more of themselves. It is actually a pacesetting city for a freshman. By a freshman I mean someone who is beginning a career. It gives enough room to set the pace for a career.

Ibcity Announcer: Where is your favourite hangout spot?

Andre: Up the Mokola Hill (Premier Hotel). I know it is not your (winks) regular place right? My man and I would go there almost every night to cool off from 9pm till 1am by the pool side just sitting and chatting about random things. I would really miss that.

Ibcity Announcer: What will you miss about Ibadan?

Andre: Its serenity

Ibcity Announcer: Where will you recommend for anyone to visit in Ibadan for a nice experience?

Andre: Now there are a lot of places that I have been to. Though I don’t really hangout a lot as I do much of indoor reading but when I feel like it, I visit the Filmhouse cinema and Agodi gardens

For tourists, I will recommend; The Bowers Towers, Mapo Hall, the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land and some other interior parts of Ibadan.

Ibcity Announcer: Where is your favourite restaurant?

Andre: Well, I eat out only when I cannot cook that particular food I am craving and in Ibadan they make the best Amala (Abula is my favourite). So, I visit Amala Skye.

Ibcity Announcer: You have it all, a beautiful face, a charming smile, an infectious laugh, an amazing voice and a cerebral mind. What will you consider as your best attribute?

Andre: My laugh is my signature!!! It is underneath my vice. It is in the sound of my voice acting when you hear the sound of the laughter its Andre (smiles). However, my voice is also a huge selling point (winks)



Jubilation in Osun as Tribunal declares Adeleke as winner of Osun governorship election

The Elections petition Tribunal has declared the Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidate Sen. Ademola Adeleke has the duly elected Governor of Osun state.

The tribunal made up of a three man panel led by Justice Ibrahim Sirajo gave its judgment today , Friday, in Abuja, stating that the supplementary election held on the 23rd Sept. 2018 was illegal therefore the votes scored thereof was illegal

The tribunal therefore deducted the votes scored by both parties in the rerun election from the total number of votes making the PDP flag bearer the winner of the election.

In the judgment read by Justice Peter Obiora, the rerun election was deemed illegal because the state returning officer has no power to cancel the election in the seven polling units in the four local governments that the rerun election was held.

The tribunal had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection which was filed by the APC and INEC challenging Adeleke’s petition has lacking merit.

The tribunal has therefore order INEC to withdraw the certificate given to Oyetola and issue the certificate of return to Adeleke as the duly elected Governor of Osun state.

Meanwhile the streets of Oshogbo and Ede has been agog has people were seen jubilating on the street. Some person in their reaction lauded the judgment of the tribunal as a true reflection of the wishes of the people.

The Presidential candidate of the PDP at the just concluded General election, Atiku Abubakar has lauded the ruling as a welcome development. He congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke while commending the judiciary as the last hope of the masses. According to him, “Truly, the Judiciary is the last hope of the common man and the defender of our democracy. Congratulations Sen. Ademola Adeleke”.

Labour Calls For Immediate Implementation As Senate Passes 30,000 Minimum Wage

The Nigerian Labour Congress has urged the government at all levels to begin the implementation of the new national minimum wage following approval by the Senate.
The Upper chamber of the National Assembly today passed the 30,000 minimum wage bill following the footstep of the House of Representatives which had earlier passed the bill.
Acting President of the NLC, Comrade Najeem Yasin made this plea while commended the Senate for passing the bill into law
According to him “We commend the senate for the quick passage. But it is not yet over because we want them to make sure that the process gets to the logical conclusion and for the quick implementation of that N30, 000.
“We stand by the N75, 000 punishment for employers who fail to implement the law which has been passed. We have been fighting for this N30, 000 for a long time and the governors have been opposed to it. But now, it has been passed. Nigerian workers are now looking forward to the signing of the bill into law.
“We want them to start implementing it before the May Day celebration so that Nigerian workers can have good reasons to celebrate.”

2019 UTME “No Biometric Verification, No Examination” – Jamb Registrar

The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has revealed that Biometric Verification Mode (BVM) will be used to verify any candidate sitting for the 2019 examination. This according to him is part of the new innovations and measures put in place for the successful conduct of the 2019 UTME exam.

Dr Oloyede made this known in Abuja on Monday at the meeting of critical stakeholders on strategic planning and preparations for supervision and evaluation of administration of 2019 UTME slated to hold between April 11 and April 15.

According to him, a robust item backed with appropriate safeguard had been developed by moving toward open examination with one million questions per subject which would soon be effected.

“A separate indicator had also been created for the deaf (mute) to differentiate them for special attention at the examination centre. Efforts are on to provide option of special centres or mainstreaming for the blind.

“We now have live report on centres that registered any candidate, the time the candidate was registered, who registered the candidate, computer system used, and the location of registration.

“All these are done through our enhanced monitoring system. I want to warn candidates expected to sit for its examination to ensure their biometrics were taken and verified or risk sitting for the examination,’’ he said.

He called on candidates to comply with the rules of engagement governing the registration and examination of the UTME.

According to him, biometric verification will be the only mode for admittance of candidates into the examination centres. He added that increasing threat of identity fraud during the UTME before the advent of BVM necessitated its introduction for capturing the biometrics of candidates to counter fraud.

“Any candidate that cannot be verified by the Biometric Verification Mode (BVM) must not be allowed to take the examination under any guise.

“All candidates whose fingerprints could not be captured during registration from centres across the country were brought to JAMB Headquarters and were registered appropriately.

“In other words, exemption mode is not allowed for any candidate. Therefore, no biometric verification, no examination,” Oloyede warned.

The Registrar added that the use of email/password would not be allowed by cyber cafe operators as it had now been classified as an offence for cyber cafe to ask for password before rendering services.

Dr Oloyede said the board held an international round-table on cheating devices in December 2017 where various technology devices used for examination further said that Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was added to the list of prohibited items during its examinations.

He said other items prohibited are wristwatches, recorders, earpieces, mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, smart lenses, erasers, smart buttons and spy reading glasses, among others.

The Registrar said the board had approved the use of 708 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the country for the conduct of the examination.