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Group threatens to sue police for sacking pregnant corporal

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The Women Empowerment and Legal Aid has written a letter to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asking him to reverse the dismissal of an unmarried corporal in Ekiti State, Omotola Olajide, for getting pregnant or face a lawsuit.

This was contained in a letter titled, ‘Request to Recall Dismissed Pregnant Police Officer’ which was signed by the Chairman of WELA, Mrs. Funmi Falana, on Thursday.

“Take notice that if our request is not granted, we shall challenge the dismissal of Mrs. Omotola at the National Industrial Court and pray for the annulment of Regulation 127 made pursuant to the Police Act, 2020,” the letter read.

The group noted that in justifying the discriminatory treatment meted out to Miss Omotola the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday Abutu, said that “it was the Police Act Section 124 that was repealed by the court, not Section 127. Section 127 still stands.”

According to WELA, since the views expressed by the police spokesman represents the official position of the Nigeria Police Force it is pertinent to refer the police authorities to the case of Women Empowerment and Legal Aid v. Attorney-General of the Federation (2015) 1 NHRLR 39.

In the case in point, the Federal High Court Per Adah J. (as he then was) held as follows: “The most fundamental issue is if this is the policy laid down for the police, does it apply to the men folk? It is not. So it is only issued to women police officers because of their gender as women and this is very much unconstitutional.”

According to the group, under Section 5(3) of the Police Act 2020, the Nigeria Police Force is charged with the responsibility of promoting and protecting the fundamental rights of all persons as guaranteed under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act (Cap A9) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The letter further read, “In view of the foregoing, you will agree with us that Section 127 of the Police Regulation which discriminates against police women is illegal and unconstitutional. In other words, since policemen who impregnate women before marriage are allowed to remain in the Nigeria Police Force. It is discriminatory and unjust to dismiss a police woman for getting pregnant before marriage. Finally, as it is indisputable that Corporal Omotola is entitled to freedom from discrimination guaranteed by Section 42 of the Constitution and Article 2 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights we request you to use your good offices to order her reinstatement not later than January 31, 2021.”

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TROG World Media Named Best PR Team In Nigeria

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TROG World Media Named Best PR Team In Nigeria

Foremost media and public relations agency, TROG World Media, has been named Nigeria’s Event Publicist Of The Year by Blingz Events Awards.

The agency was crowned at an award ceremony, which took place at Mauve 21 event centre, on Sunday, 18th April 2021

Known for its transparency and distinct way of honouring people and brands for their contributions,

Blingz Award has become a foremost award in the industry.

 

Speaking after receiving the award, Mr Gbenga Oyetola,  TROG Media Member who received the award on behalf of the TROG CEO, Tolu Oluwo, commended  the organizers for the transparent survey used to enlist the agency as the best leading PR/Media Team in the country.

TROG World media which  is known for its good PR/Media work in four (4) Continents in the world: Africa, Asia, The Americas and Europe respectively, has really proved its worth by winning the award amidst pomp and pageantry at Blingz Awards.

 

TROG world media team appreciates everyone for their votes and support so far and for trusting in the team good work, Mr Tolu Oluwo the CEO and  founder of TROG world media said the team will never relent in giving the best to their Clients all over the world, and solving complex problems in record time; for which they are known.

The award ceremony was attended by dignitaries across Nigeria on April 18, 2021

In attendance were, the former House of Representatives member, Hon. Dapo Lam Adesina, Oyo State, Commissioner for youth and sports; Seun Fakorede, CEO Stone Café; Asiwaju Segun Olalere, CEO Titan Farms; Engr Gbenga Olatunbosun, CEO Fresh FM; Yinka Ayefele,

We also had leading Nollywood actors Femi Adebayo, Johnson Adeniyi, etc and the CEO Olufest Micro finance bank, Ambassador Festus Olubiyo; CEO Fotham Express; Engineer Tolulope Folorunsho and many others.

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RAMADAN: OYHA Hopeful, Hon. Hammed Folorunso “Mido” Donates Foodstuffs, Cash To South East Constituency II

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Oyo State House of Assembly Hopeful and member of the All Progressive Congress APC in Oyo State, Hon. Hammed Folorunso Tolulope, on Thursday donated foodstuffs and cash to his constituents in Ibadan South East 2.

Hammed, while handing over the bags of rice and cash worth of N200,000 to the leaders of the party said the move was to ease people’s plight as they perform the Ramadan fast.

According to him, the gesture will also strengthen and support them to devote more time in prayers for peace and stability in Ibadan South East, Oyo State, and Nigeria at large.

He used the occasion to reiterate his continuous presence and availability to contribute his quota to the Constituency.

The Public Relation Officer for Ibadan South East 2, Hon Femi Awogboro said It’s really a good one seeing youth coming out to show interest in politics “It is a good one to vie for a post, I believe we’ll be seeing as much as many youth coming up to contest as Mido is during presently now.”

The Chairman Ibadan South East ward 10, Alhaji Teniola in his speech ccongratulated party members for the caliber of personality that visited them.

“We have been hoping to seeing a vibrant, committed and a ready youth like this thank God Mido is coming to our aid, we are very happy to receive you today in our midst and we promise to support you to achieve your ambition come 2023, and God almighty will surely make it come to past.

“I want to assure you that all the wards chairmen in South East 2 are behind and we strongly support your ambition” he said.

In attendance were; Hon Jedi Akintola chairman ward 8, Wasiu Adeyemo chairman Ward 9, Abdul Rasheed Agarawu Chairman ward 12, Babyemi oladele chairman Ward11, Honorable Anbali and many other.

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Mayowa Ayobami: An Attorney With Years of Multidimensional Legal Experience

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Mayowa Ayobami: An Attorney With Years of Multidimensional Legal Experience

 

The legal profession is an occupation which requires so much from any sane mind who wants to thread the path as it goes beyond what its practitioners stand to gain. It’s important in securing the rights of the entire civil society and ensuring effective implementation of the human rights function of the state in relation to the activities of various bodies.

 

 

With the above, any qualified practitioner must have undergone some demanding training in learning the law which enables him act for members of the society by way of enforcing the law or representing someone in defence against the enforcement of such law.

 

 

Mr. Mayowa Ayobami is a vivid portray of what upright legal-practitioners do with regards to making the legal profession serves as an instrument to better improve the conditions of the civil society.

 

 

Mr. Mayowa is a known Senior Counsel at Tokunbo Orimobi LP, where he supervises and provides overall strategic direction for the firm’s Finance, Corporate and Commercial Law practice group.

 

 

Over the past thirteen (13) years, Mr. Mayowa has gathered multi-dimensional legal experience across key sectors of the Nigerian economy; and has been described as a highly effective attorney who is able to work closely with relevant stakeholders, including board members and C-level executives of clients, senior government officials and regulatory agencies.

 

He has advised several local, international and cross-border clients on compliance aspects of Nigerian industrial relations and employment law.

 

 

With particular regard to M&A and Corporate Restructuring transactions, Mr. Mayowa was part of the legal team that advised a U.K. oil and gas company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in connection with the acquisition of the oil and gas assets of international oil and gas conglomerate.

 

 

In recognition of the outstanding work on behalf of the Acquirer, the transaction won the IFLR Restructuring Deal of the Year Award at the IFLR Africa Awards 2020, held in October 2020. In April 2021, he was included in the year 2021 WhoisWho Legal Nominations List for M&A and Governance and Capital Markets in Nigeria.

 

Mr. Mayowa is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is a Member of the Employment and Labour Lawyers Association of Nigeria; and a Securities and Exchange Commission-accredited capital market consultant, authorised to discharge the functions of a Compliance Officer.

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