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|Posted by Ismailabdulafeez - 03-30-2017, 11:47 AM|
Friday Olokor , Abuja
The Academic Staff Union of Universities , on
Wednesday , told Nigerians to hold the Federal
Government responsible for the growing
corruption in public universities across the
ASUU also directed its members to reject all
incomplete salaries from the government
starting from the end of March .
According to the union , the cut in remittances
to public universities by the Federal
Government , leading to the payment of staff
salaries in bits, has only led workers to
indulge in corrupt practices in an effort to
cater for their needs .
The National President of ASUU , Prof . Biodun
Ogunyemi , made this known in Abuja , during
a press briefing on the outcome of its National
Executive Council meeting, which was held in
Modibo Adama University of Technology ,
Adamawa State .
He said that ASUU had mandated all its
members “ to reject all incomplete payments
from the government , starting from the end of
March . ”
Ogunyemi said , “ The minimum all employers
owe their employees is paying their full
salaries. When workers are not rewarded for
job done, they are exposed to the temptations
of cutting corners and corruptive tendencies
to make ends meet.
“ Government may surreptitiously be
encouraging corruption in the Nigerian
university system by deliberately underpaying
academics and other workers in the system .
The NEC , having discussed the shortfall in the
payment of salaries, resolved that , as from the
end of March , 2017 , ASUU members should
reject any form of fractional payment of
salaries as well as the non - release of
subventions to state universities. ”
|Posted by Tumed - 01-12-2017, 08:37 PM|
There’s more than meets the eye for Mr Eazi’s recent
tweet about Ghanaians influencing Nigerian music.
And no matter how hard it is to swallow from all you
West African supremacists or the ‘I better pass Ghana
people’ lot, their influence on our music cannot be
denied. For more of this, read this article on Mr
Eazi and why his comments are interpreted as a
But there’s a little group – perhaps not so little –
who believe that Mr Eazi is simply reacting the
emergence of Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’, as the
leading song in the country. Runtown is currently
winning in 2017, and it’s all thanks to his latest single
‘Mad Over You’ .
From Port Harcourt to Zaria, the singer’s song is top
of the heap for the New Year, with turn of 2017
bringing it new penetration and fans. The video has
gained reportage across the world, and social media has
thrown its acceptance, with everyone finding new
positive spins to give the tune.
But the production, which is similar to what Eazi
championed all through 2016, is where the voices have
attacked. Fans say the song is a reaction to Eazi’s
hardwork in making the sound more viable at this
‘Mad Over You’ is a jam. A love themed song,
Runtown dips into a comfortable subject to produce a
great song. Self-produced, the new single draws
inspiration from the Ghanaian ‘Alkayida’ sound which is
reworked and repurposed for this project.
It’s a beautiful production, this one, and Runtown
harnesses all of his powers for this. It’s a mid-tempo
song which can coast through you initially, but
eventually grows and envelopes you with its synths,
mellow drum patterns and more. For the dancefloor,
the relativity of the single will definitely be a favourite
for rotation, and perhaps that is what the singer went
Mr Eazi is cool with this, and has covered the song,
dropping a loose verse on the beat before letting social
media run with it.
But Runtown, who can do no wrong at the moment
will have plans for a remix, and what better way to
grow it, if not to remix it. Runtown can shut down the
rumours by bringing it the fantastic recording prowess
and wave of Mr Eazi, while also throwing credit to the
parent influence of his sound, and gaining more fans in
the process by adding Sarkodie.
That way, he settles everything, while adding some
good money to his pockets.