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Tribute to Moomi Beatrice Olayemi

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Biography Of Moomi Beatrice Olayemi

My grandmother by the name Beatrice Olayemi was born around 1926 to the family of Papa Adeosun and Mama Oserin at Oke Iloro street of Okemesi Ekiti.  A young beautiful girl who grew up to be very well behaved that at the age of eight years she left her parents in Okemesi for Ilawe Ekiti on foot to go stay with her elder sister, Madam Otoola Osuntokun, the matriarch of the Osuntokun family from where we have the first CMD of UCH Professor Benjamin Osuntokun and former Ambassador of Nigeria to Germany, Professor Akinjide Osuntokun to mention but a few.
She stayed at Ilawe Ekiti for years and grew to become a very beautiful lady, the toast of many young men of that time but only one photographer caught her fancy, Adeoti who would later ask for her hand in marriage. As it was a custom then and being a virtuous lady who believed that  a wife is meant to be a support system for her husband. So, she traveled back to Okemesi in order to work for a while so as to acquire enough to be able to stand on her feet and not become a liability to any man. She eventually married Samuel Adeoti Odedeji in 1950.
Tragedy struck. The young wife, fondly called Bia, began to give birth and lose the children. She gave birth to twin children and lost them, losing nine children in total, the most painful was Soji, who she lost the same period I was born leaving her with only Aduke and Sola, two daughters who stood with her through thick and thin.
My grandmother lived a very devoted life to God and her children. She loved the Lord with all her heart till she died. She equally loved people of God and she was a very virtuous woman. She left a legacy of love and sacrifice to God and humanity.
Tola Bolaji

Tributes to Moomi Beatrice Olayemi

My mother who sat and watched my infant head. You are a mother in a million. You suffered so much for me and my siblings. You were a virtuous woman and you imparted in me good virtues. Good night my loving mother till we meet at Jesus feet.
Aduke Bolaji
(Daughter)
Iya mi Asabi, ómó alara moko. Mama mi oninure, o feran ebi, omo, arale, o tun feran alejo. O laanu, olooto eniyan. Mama mi onigbagbo otito. Sun re o!
Sola Oladepo
(Daughter)
I thank God for the life mama lived and how God was good to her.
Mama was a hardworking woman.
She was a devoted woman and always went to church.
Since my mom died, she has always been with her brother. I remember the time I took my Dad to Lagos,  she will always sit down in front of the house until I brought her brother back to Okemesi. So they loved each other.
Despite all that happened, you stood strong, Mama keep resting in the Lord.
Good night ” Omo alara moko luji, omo akara keji sinu agbada tire ni ikoko lona ijoka, omo ori suwaju udi tele, omo alara Isa, o da ro o, o tun di oju ala
Deac. Esther Olufunke Omilabu (JP)
NIECE
Words fail me. You lost your only son when I was born. It was a gaping hole you filled with the way you loved us. You are a pillar of hope and support to your children and us. You laid the foundation that we now build upon. You’re the reason we can run, the wind behind our sail and the wings on our eagle’s soar. You really made the world a better place by your kindness. Thank you for loving us with all you have. We are your legacies touching the world.
Tola Bolaji
(Grand Son)
Iya rere, abiyamo tooto, fimu finaa lati ran mo lo sukuru. I miss you soooo much moomi mi, as I fondly called you. You will always be in my heart. Ariro re mi n semi lu gbogbo ugba. Sunre laya Olodumare to fé o ju bi a se fé o lo.
Ajike Awe
(Grand Daughter)
“It is not length of life, but depth of life”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Moomi had an opportunity to live a long life. But her most profound impact is the depth of her life.
The Depth of life that showed in her devotion to her husband, her children,  her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.
The Depth of her life in her selflessness to her families-Nuclear and extended, her friends both far and near.
The Depth of her life in that she replicated such quality of humility, devotion and altruism in her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.
Thank you Moomi for paving that path for us through the length and the depth of your life
Paul Bolaji
(Grand Son)
Moomi was an amazing grandmother who cared for everyone. Many of my friends wished she could be their grandmother but it’s a blessing she was mine.
Sade Azeez
(Grand Daughter)
Grandma was a godly woman who lived an exemplary life. A woman of neat words and exceptional character, oh I cherish her! .
Bisola Ajilore
(Grand Daughter)
Moomi Asabi was a great grandmother. She was honest, devoted and committed to God and humanity. I thank God for the life she lived before passing on. An embodiment of grace; a good role model and blessing to the family and this generation. It shouldn’t be a surprise that she birthed god-fearing, selfless and unwavering-in-faith women that made me her granddaughter. I love you grandma! You’re superb!
Bimbo Oladepo
(Grand Daughter)
In loving memory of our dear Grandma, who graced this world for an incredible 97 years. Her life was a testament to strength, prayer, wisdom, and boundless love. She left an indelible mark on our hearts, nurturing us with her warmth, guidance, and cherished family traditions. Her laughter and kindness were a constant source of inspiration, and her presence illuminated our lives. Though she has departed this world, her legacy lives on in our hearts, as we continue to share the love, prayers and stories she gifted us. Rest in peace, dear Grandma, your memory will forever be a guiding light in our lives.
Olawale Awe, PhD.
(Grand Son In-Law)
The departure of a great heroine. Your prayers enticed me. Your smiles and kind gestures drew me to you. You were a super encourager ‘A mother’. Those soft but instructive words still ring in my ears. Glaringly, the peaceable life you lived made you remain beautiful, fresh and shiny even in old age.
Moomi, I believe heroes don’t die. They are forever with us, in the deepest of our hearts.
Rest on dearest mama.
Nike Bolaji
(Grand Daughter In-Law)
You truly were a special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within your children and those you touched. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place.
Adebola Bolaji
(Grand Daughter In-Law)
Moomi, we miss you so much and we know that you are there in heaven guiding and watching us from above, We will never forget your smiles and your love.
Esther, Ella, Eunice, Elizabeth.
(Great Grandchildren)
Moomi, we love you and we know that you’re watching us from above. Moomi we will always remember you. (Nifemi) and we also know that you will always love us and take care of us.(Femi) Moomi, we love you. (Feranmi)
(Great Grandchildren)
Great grandma.We will miss you.
Thank you for what you have done for grandma,Daddy and us your great-grand children.
Michelle and Michael Bolaji
(Great Grandchildren)
Tribute to Moomi Beatrice Olayemi

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Primate Ayodele Takes Palliative Market To Badagry, Sells Bag Of Rice For N15,000*

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*Primate Ayodele Takes Palliative Market To Badagry, Sells Bag Of Rice For N15,000*

 

Popular Nigerian prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele has melted the hearts of needy Nigerians at another edition of his palliative market which was held at the Badagry branch of his church in Lagos on Saturday, 20th of July, 2024.

As usual, the prices of essential commodities were ridiculously crashed for affordability sake among members of the church and its environs. At the palliative market, half bags of rice were sold for N15,000 each, quarter bags were sold for N7,000, 5 litres of groundnut oil was sold for N2,000, and several other items too were sold to those present at the event.

Some of the beneficiaries of this largesse include Muslims, security operatives, traders, and widows, to mention but a few.

 

Primate Ayodele Takes Palliative Market To Badagry, Sells Bag Of Rice For N15,000*

It is worthy of note that this edition of the palliative market is the fifth Primate Ayodele has held in the space of one year. The first and second editions were held at the Lagos headquarters of his church in November 2023 and February 2024 respectively. The third edition was held in Ekiti while the fourth edition was held in Ijoko, Ogun state. So far, more than 5,000 people have benefited from Ayodele’s palliative market.

At the maiden edition of his palliative market, Primate Ayodele announced that the decision to start subsidizing the prices of food materials is to support the government and to teach them how to effectively end hunger in the country. He mentioned that the government hasn’t done the right thing to end hardship and that one of the most effective ways is to subsidise the prices of food items because people can hardly feed themselves due to the high cost of food items in the markets.

‘’The government has failed to perform its duties in cushioning the effects of fuel subsidy removal; a problem they created. The people are suffering so much that they can’t afford to feed. We have thousands of people in several communities that have resorted to begging so they can feed yet the government claims to have done palliatives.’’

‘’ I am doing this because the government has missed it. I am contributing my quota to society so I can help the government do their job. If they don’t know how to do it, we will teach them how to do it. This is a model for the government to follow. There is serious hunger in the land and if the government can reduce it to a certain level, economic hardship will reduce.’’

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FG to spend N3tn on new minimum wage, pensions, gratuities

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FG to spend N3tn on new minimum wage, pensions, gratuities

FG to spend N3tn on new minimum wage, pensions, gratuities

 

 

The Federal Government is set to spend N3tn on the new minimum wage and the payment of pensions and gratuities.

The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this on Friday during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Olamilekan Adeola.

The minister presented the general principles of the newly amended 2024 budget to the committee at the meeting.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu had, after a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress on Thursday, approved a new minimum wage of N70,000 for Nigerian workers. The president also pledged to review the national minimum wage law every three years.

 

 

 

The National Assembly, in both chambers, had on Wednesday passed for first and second readings an amendment of N6.2tn to the 2024 budget, increasing the budget size to N33.7tn.

In a letter to the Senate, read in plenary by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, Tinubu sought the withdrawal of N3.2tn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for capital expenditure. Additionally, he requested another N3tn for additional recurrent expenditure for the year ending on December 31, 2024.

For expeditious consideration, the Senate gave the requests presented as executive bills, first and second readings, and mandated its committees on Appropriations and Finance to inject more legislative inputs and report back within a week. In his lead debate on the Appropriation Amendment Bill, the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, said the amendment sought to authorise the issuance of N3.2tn for capital expenditure and N3tn for recurrent expenditure from the consolidated fund. He explained that this would help fund capital infrastructure development, education, healthcare access, and public welfare initiatives.

 

 

 

Senator Adamu Aliero supported the bills, citing the need to fund the expected minimum wage for workers. Senator Adams Oshiomhole emphasised the necessity of funding the personnel costs arising from the minimum wage adjustment. He stressed that the increase in personnel expenditure must be legally backed to prevent financial shortfalls.

During the Friday meeting with the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the minister noted that the new budget additions would not be funded by loans but by an already reserved profit.

Bagudu explained that priorities were given to projects that would open up roads for investments and emergencies, while other road projects would be addressed in subsequent batches. He highlighted the country’s historical underinvestment in infrastructure as a root cause of recent problems and commended President Tinubu for addressing the infrastructure deficit.

Bagudu assured that the Federal Executive Council would continue to approve funding for other road projects as funds become available. He provided a sectoral overview of the N3.2tn for the Renewed Hope Infrastructure Projects and the N3tn increase in the recurrent component of the budget.

Senator Adeola affirmed the government’s capacity to finance the 2024 budget and requested a detailed breakdown of the N6.2tn approval.

This breakdown, to be submitted next week, will be debated by both chambers of the National Assembly. Senate Spokesperson, Senator Yemi Adaramodu, confirmed that ministries, departments, and agencies would defend their budget allocations before the relevant Senate committees.

The recurrent budget of N3tn will fund the minimum wage, pensions, and gratuities, while the capital component of N3.2tn will augment existing road projects on state and federal routes, including coastal roads, the Sokoto-Badagry road, railway construction, and dam irrigation.

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Outrage In SA After Zimbabwean Inmate Brags About Good Life In Prison (Video)

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Outrage In SA After Zimbabwean Inmate Brags About Good Life In Prison (Video)

Outrage In SA After Zimbabwean Inmate Brags About Good Life In Prison (Video)

 

A viral video of an inmate on trial, Bornface Banks, bragging about a “comfortable life” in Goodwood prison in Cape Town, prompted correctional services top brass to conduct raids on Thursday.

The video circulating on social media shows Banks, charged with kidnapping, recording himself on a phone boasting about receiving basic necessities such as breakfast, lunch and supper, as well as toiletries for free in prison.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaKbQt_bhPk?si=ftAHbUhFPTNzqhre

“Hello haters, they put us in prison and you think we are suffering? No, my brother, we are doing extremely fine. Look how happy we are.

“This morning, we had breakfast, in the afternoon we had lunch, and we are about to have dinner. We are happy, and we are not even paying rent, we are not buying electricity, we don’t even cook, they give us food for free. They give us toiletries for free, and the education is free. You think we are suffering, we are not suffering,” Banks, a Zimbabwean, said in the video.

Correctional services commissioner Makgothi Thobakgale led a raid at the prison on Thursday morning.

“The issue of cellphones in prison is not new, it is a problem that we face in our daily operations. This is precisely one of the ways that contraband like cellphones are used to get them into our centres,” Thobakgale said, adding that raids were regularly done at the Cape Town prison.

In an interview with Newzroom Afrika, Thobakgale said cellphones got into prisons via accused who go to court.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4W1vEDKq7M?si=Q1kKkqo5ieP2lOsO

“They go to court and then come back with contraband. Other inmates swallow the contraband and keep it in their stomach. For us to pick up such we need body scanners, and we have few of those,” he said.

Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said Banks was moved to a maximum-security prison after the video went viral.

“This is something we don’t take lightly; it’s something that we have attended to. We have moved that inmate to a maximum-security centre where he’ll probably be given an education on what a correctional facility is.

“He’s been in and out of our facility and he sees no wrong in what he has done; instead, he’d want to make a mockery of our correctional services, and that’s something we cannot allow.

“Yes, we are bound by our mandate to provide basic necessities to inmates, but such cannot be viewed as a luxury people can brag about,” Nxumalo said.

Banks has a TikTok account with more than 14,000 followers. The viral video now has more than 1.5-million views on TikTok. He has posted more than 50 videos, some of them while in prison

98.7 said the department was shocked by the number of followers the TikTok account had.

“We always tell people to never encourage such behaviour. We even say to family members that when inmates ask for airtime to not respond to such requests because they would also be breaking the law.”

While Nxumalo expressed concerns about the smuggling of cellphones in prison, he acknowledged that correctional services staff also play a part.

“Our colleagues do take part in allowing the entry of cellphones; we have even suspended some of them and we will open criminal cases. Some of the mobile phones are smuggled in by contractors. Inmates who go to court and come back find ways of hiding these phones. You wouldn’t even believe where they hide them because it’s just shocking.

“It is in our standard operating procedure that routine searches must be conducted. Where are our officials when this is happening? Our investigation will look into that,” he said.

He said the department was working on a system that would stop cellphones from having connectivity in prison.

“We are closer to finalising the development of a technology that will make those mobile phones inoperable in our centres. If we are able to get approval for that solution, it would help us because if you don’t have a signal, you won’t be able to use a cellphone. Some people take it lightly, but a lot of things can go wrong when an inmate has a phone.”

Banks’ joy was cut short. Another video of him saying, “Now I’m suffering,” in which he appears to have been forced to apologise, has been circulating on social media.

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