so you didn’t know we are fools

August 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm (Uncategorized)

since tey tey I don know say we be mugu but I no quick know say you no know. Even if I know, how I wan take tell you wey you no go vex. Ok make I talk am, you are a fool. If you never vex, read the article from the right pane. Thank you say you never slap me o


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August 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm (Uncategorized)

Since the day forner speaker Tunji Egbetokun brought down the gavel nullifying the handing over of some secondary schools to their original owners, there has been no let-up in action.If the reasons are genuine or mere witch-hunting, it remains for everyone to speculate now and judge more precisely when this is behind us. This article takes a close look at what has happened in Anglican Girls’ Grammar School, Ijebu Ode. Find the article on the right pane. Please leave a comment so I will know you came here.

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…and Ziggy died…

August 7, 2011 at 2:02 am (Uncategorized)

About 9.45pm on Tuesday July 26, 2011, I saw Ziggy on Channels TV Sportstonite and picked up my phone to tell him. His number was switched off. What I did not know was that the boy I was calling was in the State Hospital Mortuary, handcuffs joining his dead hands. Felled by police bullets: justly or unjustly…the debate has not ceased. Click on the the article on the right pane. please leave a message so I will know you came by my crib.

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the trouble with Gov Amosun’s half-pay regime

August 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm (Uncategorized)

The trouble with Amosun’s half salaries
Our elders say ‘you don’t play the monkey’s tricks on the bush pidgin’. Let me without loads of talking say why half salaries don’t work.
Like government before now, this government is soliciting and receiving the services of political manipulators who specialize is swinging public opinion. So, easily everyone would say OGD did not pay at all but SIA is paying something, even if it is half. Anyone would say, ‘is it not better?’ but it is a Greek gift and we will roast for it. Why? Follow me.
1. OGD did not manipulate. He even promoted people and said, ‘I owe you this exact amount’. This government has come and has paid half of salaries…BUT WHICH SALARY SCALE? He has taken us back to the FORMER salary scale. Please note that TASUED staff have even received arrears of salaries following the migration from that old salary scale he took us back to. Will TASUED staff refund or will the government upgrade TASCE staff?
2. The government has no interest in collective bargaining. As it stands, you will not find a worker who can tell you specifically, ‘this is the blueprint the government is following’. So speculations are rife; and every day, these unsettle people.
3. There is zero information of what would happen to the arrears that have piled up. All we hear is that the present government did not accumulate it. I don’t have to bother to puncture that argument. It was punctured at inception.
4. The government is trying to make beggars of workers, so that when they get any money at all from the government, gratitude would overwhelm reason. Gradually they are making an anomaly to become an acceptable pattern. Rather than pay what they owe in a month, they reduce to a lower scale and use one month’s pay to service two months. And they expect applause. Worse still, nobody would say for how long this is going to persist. With labour insisting that minimum wage be implemented from August, what will happen? If we have gratefully accepted half pay, where is the impetus to ask for increase?
5. The current situation of half pay is made more attractive by a dangerous fraud. Ogun government introduced a tax regime of 10% of GROSS. This government has said nothing about rectifying that. They are giving tertiary institution workers half pay and without deductions for tax and co-operatives. Many workers are collecting far more that they should after deductions. Poverty is not allowing them remit their deductions to the appropriate co-operative societies. When the deductions are eventually required of them, they will find that what they have as balance of their pay would not service their deductions. They would become more slaves than they were before they received the blessing of half-salaries.
So when someone tells you that getting half is better than getting nothing. The one needs to be told that workers and government must meet each other half-way down the road. The government is not the boss. They are the servants of the people and not to tell the people what you are doing with their lives is manipulation and it is criminal.
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a tale of sodOMU and gomorrah

August 2, 2011 at 3:27 am (Uncategorized)

Once there were twin towers that stood by each other and some architects thought they posed a threat one to the other and then they yanked one away. neither the towers nor the people that built and managed the towes have made any sense out of this. Find the title on the right pane, click to here to read. hold your thought. you are responsible for what you think

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