Foundation provides succour to 600 physically challenged

No fewer than 600 physically challenged people from Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo and Kwara state have been given artificial limbs. This is courtesy of an Osun state-based foundation and its Indian partners in conjunction with the state government. The programme ran for three days  in Ilesha, Osun state to enable easy distribution of the items to the beneficiaries according to their needs. Most of the beneficiaries are those who have lost their legs and hands to accidents. More than 40million naira was said to have been expended on the purchase of crunches, artificial legs and arm for the beneficiary. The driven force of the foundation, Adeboye Asaolu speaks on what he stands to gain by assisting the less privileged just as the state government lauds the initiative.  ...

‘I was involved in rape because my wife starved me of sex’ – husband

TVC E. A middle-aged father, Ojo Adewole on Wednesday told an Ikole Customary Court in Ekiti that he was involved in rape because his wife starved him of sex. Adewole, who made this known when he testified in a divorce petition by his wife, Omotayo,35, admitted being involved in a rape case but blamed it on the wife. "Your honour, my wife had always starved me of sex. Instead of taking care of me and the house, she went about partying and making friends. "My wife is simply wayward and the family had always supported her deeds. "Your honour, I may not have the moral justification to ask for the preservation of the marriage, but I am praying the court to reduce my monthly financial obligation to my children to N5,000,’’ he begged. Adewole said: "my prayer for the slashing of the upkeep money hinges on the fact that I have just been released from...

Governor Fayose dares Buhari to stop him from travelling abroad

TVC E Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state told newsmen that President Buhari cannot stop him from travelling abroad. Punch reports that Fayose made the comment in reaction to reports that some state Governors were placed on travel ban by the President. Fayose also said he would travel to anywhere at anytime he wants, and he will make his journey public, adding that the states are not appendages of the Federal Government. Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and  New Media, Lere Olayinka, also said Buhari’s government has no respect for the constitution. He also said “The question is, if Governor Fayose has become  a threat to the security of Nigeria just because he criticises President Buhari  and says the truth about his mismanagement of the  country, is this not a confirmation that the President hates dissenting views?” Adding that “President Buhari and his agents should also be mindful of the fact that under a  federal...

Fayose, threat to national security, says APC

TVC E, POLITICS - The Ekiti chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of conducting himself in a manner that threatens national security. It said the governor’s recent utterances and actions suggested acts of sabotage targeted at rendering national institutions ineffective to perform their statutory roles for effective government. The state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement on Monday that Fayose’s unguided statements had exposed him as a man fighting a lone battle against the Federal Government. He alleged that Fayose was nursing selfish motives to put millions of Nigerians in jeopardy of instability in an already tottering economy. “We have heard of reports of Governor Fayose inciting the people to stone the operatives of the DSS anywhere they are seen. This is besides saying many unprintable things about the President (Muhammadu Buhari), such as saying that he would soon die and declaring the Director General of DSS,...

Senate rejects gender equality bill

The Senate has rejected a gender equality bill presented before the house. Sen. Biodun Olujimi (APC-Ekiti), titled the Bill ‘’An Act to Incorporate and enforce certain provisions of the United Nations Convention of all forms of discrimination against women.’’ The tittle was inspired by the controversial abduction and forceful marriage of Ese Oruru and abuse of women in the country. Section 5 of the Bill, states “every person, body, institution, community, authority or private enterprise whether public organ or body, public institution, individuals, communities or authority and private enterprise in Nigeria shall all appropriate measures, including regulatory policy, fiscal and administrative measures, to ensure the full development and advancement of all persons, especially young women and girl children, for the purpose of guaranteeing to them the exercise and enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms on a basis of non-discrimination and equality of all persons.” A motion for consideration of the bill was raised...

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