Nigerian Poet, Journalist, Actor and Yoruba Translator, Alàgbà Adebayo Faleti is dead. The accomplished thespian was 87 years old. May his gentle soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
Ace broadcaster and Veteran actor, Adebayo Faleti, aged 87 is dead. According to reports, the alumnus of Ibadan Boys High School, Faleti passed on this morning at the University College Hospital, Ibadan at about 6a.m.
Adebayo Faleti, blessed with the passion to right societal wrongs was a poet, journalist, writer and actor. He is also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).
He translated Nigeria's National Anthem from English to Yoruba as well as the speeches being made by military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of National Interim Government of Nigeria, from English to Yoruba.
To his credit, Faleti published a dictionary containing the formal or official use of Yoruba names. He has received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L'aropin and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts
Muslims were forced to barricade themselves in a mosque after a racist man stripped n*ked and shouted abuses before climbing a crane and exposing himself.
Dan Morrison was filmed singing 'I'm Catholic till I die, and Christian as well' before shouting racial slurs at worshippers. He shouted at nearby residents before going into the mosque's grounds, taking his clothes off and chanting.
The 26-year-old was arrested for the hate crime outside Folkestone Mosque, Kent, around 9pm on July 7. One witness described the incident as like 'a bad dream' , and said: 'Fear started to sink in as he was stripping n*ked and threatening to use violence.
'My friend got hurt when he was trying to stop the man from entering the mosque. The man got extremely upset and he started to climb up the construction crane. 'My friend talked to the man and eventually managed to get him to climb down the crane and put his pants on.
'The man started crying. The police eventually arrived and he was arrested.' Morrison pleaded guilty to a charge of exposure and two further charges of racially aggravated behaviour and religiously aggravated behaviour. Magistrates in Medway sentenced him to 26 weeks in prison and ordered him to pay a £115 victim surcharge.
July 21, 2017 – Dr Olu Onagoruwa Is Dead: Former AGF & Justice Minister Dies Today A key figure in Nigeria's human rights struggle has died.
Dr Olu Onagoruwa lost his battle to an age related illness in the wee hours of today Friday the 21st of July 2017. The deceased was the former Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation between 93 and 94.
Late Onagoruwa who was the Minister of Justice during Abacha regime had to quit the post few months after he was appointed due to agreements with the then military government.
The founder of Onagoruwa Chambers studied Law at the University London where he obtained LL.B; LL.M & PhD before returning to Nigeria where he attended the Nigerian Law School.
He is survived by many children and great grand children. May his soul rest in peace (amen).
PROOF OF EMPOWERMENT . This is Honourable Bolaji Badmos representing Akinleye Constituency 2 at the Oyo State House of Assembly when he was empowering his people in his constituency from his personal pocket because none of the lawmakers in this 8th Assembly in Oyo State has received constituency allowance.
. The Honourable still distributed blocks, roofing pans, bags of cement to build mosques, houses, halls etc. . Honourable Bolaji Badmos is working and representing to empower poor people and giving them greater control over their own development is closely linked to, and reinforces, working to build accountable and responsive representation that can meet the needs of poor people. He also supports the development of inclusive welfarism through which poor people's interests can be meaningfully represented.
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Oyo govt orders reopening of state college of education . The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Wednesday ordered the immediate reopening of the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, EACOED, Oyo. .
A statement by Yomi Layinka, media aide to the governor, said the order came against the backdrop of apologies and promises by the students' representatives that their colleagues will turn a new leaf. .
Mr. Ajimobi, who gave the directive shortly after meeting with the students' leaders, admonished them against unruly acts that might truncate the peace of the state. . .
The state government had through a statement by the state Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Adeniyi Olowofela, shut the college on June 2 in the wake of violent protests by some students of the institution.
On Wednesday, the governor warned the students against a recurrence of the violence, adding that dialogue and engagement “were civilised ways of resolving grievances and issues bordering on welfare, no matter how knotty they might be.”
“We have forgiven you. But you must turn a new leaf. We are grooming you to become future leaders, but not through acts of hooliganism, destruction or any form of violent protest over issues that will still be resolved through dialogue and engagement,” Mr Ajimobi said.
In his reaction, the Provost of the EACOED, Rasaq Adefabi, appreciated what he called the role played by the governor in resolving the crisis.
He disclosed that the school management had set up a counselling unit saddled with the responsibility of attending to the welfare and concerns of the students.
Meanwhile, the governor has restated his appeal to the stakeholders at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, LAUTECH to allow unfettered access to auditors engaged to study the records of the institution.
This, he said, would pave the way for the reopening of the institution.
Currently rocked by crisis, LAUCTECH is also under lock.