Hearty congratulations, Kabiyesi. 

Hearty congratulations on your coronation as the 6th Ọwá of Jege land.


Your Highness, your royal ascension is a further testimony to your large heart and love towards your people and  humanity. 
The royal presence and support of members of Yagba East Traditional Council, Jege Development Association and many eminent sons and daughters, friends and well wishers from across the country shows that our Kabiyesi is indeed a man of great value. 
May it please the Lord to grant you more wisdom, power, a healthy and long life.
K’ade ó pẹ́ l’ori ó, kabiyesi Oba Aderibigbe Joseph Osasona.
Courtesy: Comrade Ekundayo Segun.

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Kudos to a worthy Icon.

The Nigeria Physiotherapy Network joins colleagues from around the world in congratulating Professor Francis Adelaja Fatoye on his recent promotion as Professor of Health Economics and Outcomes Research by the Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.


Fatoye made history by becoming the first Nigerian trained physiotherapist in a University in the United Kingdom. This is by no means a cheap achievement.

Professor Fatoye is a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy graduate of Nigeria’s premier University, the University of Ibadan (1991). Upon graduation from the University of Ibadan, Professor Fatoye in 1991-1992 did the 1-year required National Youth Service Scheme of the Nigerian Government where he served in Yola. Professor Fatoye was appointed as Physiotherapist in the State House Clinic (SHC), Abuja, Nigeria. While working at the SHC, Professor Fatoye obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ondo State (now, Adekunle Ajasin) University, Nigeria. Professor Fatoye rose through the ranks at the SHC to become a Senior Physiotherapist.

His aptitude and passion for the academia compelled him leave Nigeria to seek further studies in the United Kingdom first at the University of Nottingham where he earned a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine and later at the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh where he earned a PhD in Musculoskeletal PT. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Health Economics and Health Policy from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Professor Fatoye began his academic career at Manchester Met in 2006 as Senior Lecturer and rose to Reader (Associate Professor) in Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Met.

Since joining Manchester Met, Professor Fatoye has in the last 10 years shown various exemplary leadership and administrative qualities which makes him of of great value to his university. The professor of health economics and outcomes has served on various Committees and Working Groups with varying responsibilities. He was appointed Program Director, MSc Professional Practice Development in 2010. As Program Director, he accepted the challenge to resuscitate a dwindling program. His visionary leadership repositioned the MSc Professional Practice Development for success to increase student recruitment, retention and completion rates.

Professor Fatoye has mentored a number of academic colleagues. He has successfully supervised 11 PhD students to completion and examined several doctoral students. His research studies include Neuro-musculoskeletal Disorders, Quality of Life, Rheumatology, Paediatrics, Health Economic Evaluations, and Health Services and Outcomes Research. His research studies have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council; Innovate UK; and multinational Pharmaceutical Company. To date, Professor Fatoye has attracted over £1,000,000 in research income. His research findings have been published in peer-reviewed high-ranking international journals, and presented at both national and international conferences.

He is a member of the Advisory Panel for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK. Professor Fatoye is also a grant reviewer for many funding bodies nationally and internationally such as NIHR, UK; Arthritis UK; Health and Care Research Wales, UK; Research Foundation Flanders (Vlaanderen – FWO), Odysseus Programme, Belgium. Professor Fatoye is Associate Editor for the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. He is a reviewer of manuscripts for more than 25 academic professional journals. Professor Fatoye serves as a member of many International Scientific Committees and Advisory Panels such as the International Health Economics Association (iHEA), and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).

Professor Fatoye is happily married to Clara and they are blessed with a son, Precious and a daughter, Divine.

The Nigeria Physiotherapy Network joins colleagues from around the world in congratulating Professor Francis Adelaja Fatoye on his promotion as Professor by the Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr. Fatoye can be reached at: F.Fatoye@mmu.ac.uk

Culled from Nigeria Physiotherapy Network.

National Electricity Regulatory Commission Order NERC/REG/41/2017

Did you know that NERC Order NERC/REG/41/2017 states that;

1. Any single phase residential customer that gains unauthorised access to electricity by tampering or meter bypass shall pay a reconnection fee of N50,000 in the first instance and N75,000 for subsequent acts of bypass or tampering.

2. Three phase violators of this act are expected to pay N100,000 for initial violation and N150,000 for subsequent violation.

3. Single phase commercial customers would pay N50,000 & N75,000 while 3phase commercial customers will pay a fine of N100,000 in the first instance and N100,000 for subsequent violations.

Other items of the order also indicate that

4. Maximum Demand Customers found to have gained unauthorised access by tampering or bypass will pay a reconnection cost of 300% of the last authorised recorded monthly consumption of the customer while subsequent incidents of unauthorised access to electricity by tampering or bypassing by a Maximum Demand (MD) customer will attract 450% of the last authorised recorded monthly consumption of the customer,

5. A customer that gains access to electricity by tampering or meter bypass shall in addition to paying for the reconnection costs and administrative charges be liable to pah for the loss of revenue by the DisCos for the unauthorised consumption by paying back-bills,

6. DisCos are authorised to backbill customers who gain unauthorised access to electricity at the prevailing tariff of the customer for the established period of the unauthorised access.

7. Distribution Companies, DisCos are authorised to disconnect unauthorised connections to the distribution network without giving any notice to the customer.

8. All customers shall be liable to pay the administrative charges below in addition to reconnection costs
i. Single phase residential customers N1,500:00
ii. 3phase residential customer N3,000:00
iii. Single phase commercial customer N3,000:00
iv. 3phase commercial customer N6,000:00
v. MD LV Residential customer N7,500:00
vi. MD HT Residential customer N7,500:00
vii. MD LV commercial/industrial customer N7,500:00
viii. MD HT commercial/industrial customer N15,000:00.

Customers are kings, as such they should not be found contravening these orders.

Scholarship is Declining but not because of Technology.

By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

Decline in scholarship has been attributed to the distractions caused by technology particularly the new media. This is a widely held belief.

However, I do not share this view. I believe that the academic community in Nigeria is its own holdback. Its survival or otherwise have much to do with how well each of its eminent members is willing to preserve this heritage.

Safe a few exceptions, succeeding in our public institutions is becoming a matter of luck rather than hardwork. Prayers rather than bold ownership and pursuit of the means of achieving success is becoming a condition of success.

Being wrong and manipulative has been elavated and incentivized over and above being right and bold. Young scholars are pushed into investing their work hours into fasting, praying, rankadede-ing their professors rather than using the enormous power of technology to enrich their minds.

From praying that tutors like his face to the safety of his scripts and exam records to the right computation of his results, the Nigerian young scholar has a wide range of ‘Nigerian factors’ that assault his inquisitive mind much more than the new media.

Arresting this ugly trend requires expanding our climate of opinion and national discourse to accommodate a repair of what remains of the fading glory of factory the factory within which the mind is formed.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

More Mantus are a Sign to Us. By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade

More Mantus are a Sign until Us. By Oshaloto Joseph Tade

God is set to do a great thing in this country. It is dawning on eminent Nigerians the need for equitable redistribution of wealth so that every citizen can have a sense of belonging and national pride.

This to me is the essence of Mr. Mantu’s ‘confession’. The common man must make the atmosphere welcoming to more repentant elites. We need a substantial number of such people to forge a formidable force that will in turn effect this needed change.

We must own and protect this move. The citizenry must recognize this as a divine intervention. We must understand the times. This times must be owned and nurtured across faiths, race and class, as it were, so that our journey to a better Nigeria can be speeded up.

Their many sins notwithstanding, there are many more Ibrahim Mantus within the brushes of the Nigerian state who are repentant; they are willing to join forces with those who will genuinely fight for the repositioning of our dear country. This calls for an enabling environment. Trolling them endlessly will only prolong the woes of the common man.

We will not comit our offices and coffers to them, but we can allow them be a stubborn conscience to those who are in power. They can engage in more advocacies – prevailing on the government and other power brokers on ways to get things done more efficiently and appropriately.

I honestly believe we need more Mantus. Yes I believe.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

Let’s put these Guys to Work, Please. By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

I simply marvel each time we come to the public space in defense of Nigeria’s political elites. Of course, we have a moral duty to show goodwill to our leaders so as to encourage them to perform the task for which they have been elected or appointed.

For the records, I do not hate politicians and public office holders. My greatest wish is for each one of them to succeed at the assignments that I as their employer have given them. My life is better, more prosperous when they do well. I am more confident among the comity of well govern citizens when they perform. This is why I come hard on them – for they are failing.

I believe elected representatives at all levels must not be patronized because they are very powerful and strategic. They are the fullness of my power as a citizen. They hold custody of the powers the citizens have over their destinies. Be it education, safety/security, dignity of our human person and essence, our family life, employment, Healthcare, even the way and manner and extent to which we practice our religion etc, the [people in] government wield enormous influence over these things.

How then can I joke with someone who is clearly handling these things poorly? Why on earth should I refrain from telling him off? Why should I patronize them?

I strongly suggest we rethink our position. We must reassert ourselves as a stubborn conscience that takes sweet sleep away from every rogue in government.

Few days ago, a popular market in Lugbe area of Abuja was demolished. I must say that I have never been bothered by the demolition of illegal and/or dangerous structures. But the Nigerian way of demolition is simply satanic.

It speaks to the damming of the common man in Nigeria’s socioeconomic equation. Sad.

Nigeria is indeed a wicked place. Ours is a structure that creates problems for the poor and makes haste to punish him. Ours typifies the “tragedy of the common”. The haste with which the poor is being punished deservedly or undeservedly shows that he has no place in the country’s equation of good.

Little wonder there is no government pipe borne water in the city of Abuja. The few rich people sink their bore holes. The poor can afford to treat typhoid every now and then.

Under a system that has the interest of the masses at heart, demolition of such a strategic market as Gwoza must be preceeded by a human face. A humane alternative. But can we begin to talk about humaneness when the very demographic that is worst hit, the youth – and some uncles like that – who are being targeted for with bad policies the government can muster are the very ones holding briefs for government?

The very faces that jump in defense of the wickedness of Nigerian government are ironically the faces I see in the humblest places. We use these bad roads together. We buy (don’t buy) this 200 NGN fuel together. We bail ourselves from the police together. We pay vigilante levies together. We pay for electricity bills we don’t use together. We are excluded from juicy CBN, NNPC etc employments together. Together we get whipped with koboko off the road so that politicians’ convoys can pass.

Why the suffering and hailing? Why can’t we close ranks and demand quality leadership together?

Why won’t we for once, together, close ranks so that we may leave some sanctity for our children? See, people in government will come and go, it is our collective will that must not shake. Their brief stay must count on the side of our fulfillment and happiness.

The demolition of Gwoza on excuse that the market inhibits vehicular movement to and from the airport is sick. It is unkind. It is antipeople. However, if the government truly recognizes that as the reason, what responsible plan is there for the over 5 to ten thousand people whose means of livelihood has been affected and/or destroyed?

I will love to read more updates from fellow citizens demanding a decent and strategic resettlement of Gwoza market. A demand for compensation will not be an overdo, too.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade
Abuja, Nigeria

No government keeps us safer than ourselves. By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

Though Mr. Yari would have us believe that fornication rather than bad leadership is reason for deaths and others calamities in Zamfara. We won’t keep quiet in exposing the culpability of government in citizens’ woes. We face what we face as a result of their failures.

I hope the people of Zamfara and elsewhere in Nigeria’s many troubled spots realize the need to take their destinies and survival into their hands by voting only competent people to power.

While we await another election season, we must not fold our arms and allow the killer to kill. We must stand in defense of our ancestral lands, and our wives, and our children – until it pleases God to send us good leaders.

Our slayers understand just one language. This language is called decisive resistance. We must take our self defense very seriously.

It won’t be long, I believe, when the Almighty will wipe our tears away with a leadership that will be the envy of nations.

May this day come, Lord. May it come quickly.

RIP to these many souls. As you’re being cut short, may the Almighty lodge your souls in the choicest chalets of paradise.Oshaloto, Joseph Tade
Abuja, Nigeria

Greetings to the VP. By OSHALOTO, Joseph Tade.

Dear Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo,

Truth is, I love you so much. I can’t help but admire your brilliance. Everytime I watch you speak, I am filled with the excitement of watching a highly contemporary leader.

The way you deliver your speech is very lit. You flow like fluid.

You’re bright, inspiring and smart.

Please, dear professor, I feel you must protect your credentials and general id from the corruption that comes with saying things that facts checks would later reveal to be inconsistent with available records.

Conversely, I believe you must continue to strengthen your image by resisting every temptation to embellish your words with untruths. After all, there is the rumor that you might not even be picked for VPship in the coming elections.

You cannot waste the investment of the Yorùbá nation on you just to polish the image (and rubbish the previous administration – which was actually very corrupt) of your party and your principal. Please do not soil this hard earned reputation PARTICULARLY in the impressionable eyes of we the youth.

Stay smart, Prof. Don’t add to the lying statistics of the Nigerian political space.

You’re bigger than that.

Ẹ bá ríkà ayẹyẹ ìgbéyàwó àbúrò mí.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

Be Strengthened by Knowledge.. By OSHALOTO, Joseph Tade

One very important feature of tyranny that everyone should keep in mind is its insistence on disarming others. Tyranny at individual or government levels gets freaked out by any discourse that may keep others free and confident. To this category of people, the need for others to be strengthened and armed either with implements or information is something that must be prevented.

Talks about _emancipation_ no matter how legitimate must be fought and quashed. In fact, your rights to _self defense_ is an aberration.

We see clearly the way despotic people; leaders/governments at all levels, always seek to ‘regulate’ the access their followers have to information that can help them live better, happier and more independently.

Tyranny can be individual or corporate. For example, when you see a certain population repeatedly trying to shout down others with opposing views – no matter how legitimate and commonsensical the points being raised are – you’re sure of what you’re up against – tyranny.

Interestingly, corporate tyranny, as I call it, is being advanced by its victims. To be free from the oppression of the state, state backed and nonstate elements, there is the need to be effectively armed by knowledge/information and legitimately acquired arms.

To effectively enjoy your rights to self defense, which is a legal doctrine that allows you to use reasonable force in the defence of yourself or another, you need knowledge (much of it), courage, integrity, tactics and arms.

This need for self defense has become very imperative going by the shortage of manpower and equipment in our country’s security system. The way fellow citizens are being killed across the country shows that our security architecture is now overstretched.

This realization presupposes, among other things, that we need to complement government’s efforts in putting at bay the aggressions lawless elements. When as citizens we fail to do this, we die. We all die.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

Note: This post was inspired by the United States Second Amendement, And Nigerias wanton killings of innocent and unarmed populations by armed bandits.

THE UNPROVOKED KILLING OF MY KINSMEN IN KOGI EAST, MIDDLEBELT, NIGERIA. BY OSHALOTO, JOSEPH TADE.

THE UNPROVOKED KILLING OF MY KINSMEN IN KOGI EAST, MIDDLEBELT, NIGERIA.

OSHALOTO, JOSEPH TADE. MISC ABU. A PRIVATE CITIZEN.

Evidently, wanton killings by armed terror groups is not a new thing in our country, Nigeria. The hapless peoples of the central parts of Nigeria are a particular target which have been repeatedly hacked to death by the militant herdsmen.

Members of the noble fourth estate and the general public will recall the deaths visited on the Benue only a few days ago. Several lives were lost.

Oganienugwu and Ikende communities both in Dekina LGA and Abejukolo in Omala LGA in the the Eastern Senatorial District of Kogi state are the latest in this bloodbath.

It is distressing that the stories of killings have not only failed to address the carnage but have emboldened the vile characters amongst us to come on national media spaces to mashall support for the killer herdsman.

Kogi has not been very fortunate in the Nigerian equation of good. Aside from the untold hardship visited on the Kogi citizen by the circumstance of leadership, the Nigerian good always elude the Kogite in a way that mocks our equity, social justice and humanity.

Kogi aside being richly blessed with arable land that supports an array of crops for which the federal government can encourage young people to take advantage, Kogi’s soil is home to scores of solid mineral deposits in commercial quantities. And this is apart from Petroleum which billions of Naira are being needlessly spent for its exploration in other parts of the country.

It boggles the mind that the agriculture of death is what appeals to our conscience as a country. The shrinking of the basin, expanding physical infrastructure and developement, and other climatic realities show that the only alternative to this bloodshed, which the herdsman has done again and again with absolute impunity, is RANCHING. The whole world is watching and wondering why conforming to civilization and commonsense in Nigeria is a question of convenience.

They are watching and wondering why our fascination with bloodshed is unabating in spite of our attachment to religion.

The world is watching why over fifty innocent Kogi people had to fall by the sword of an unchecked militant cattle herder.

This latest carnage is too much. It is absolutely unacceptable to me and every man, woman, youth and child who still have a modicum of conscience and reason.

Despite the humongous amount of money voted, our country’s handling of security matters is appalling. And this is crashing us into the dreadful state of nature in which man is brutish, life is short and anarchy is the law. This betrays the confidence that many had in the person of an aspirant Muhammadu Buhari.

The import of this intervention is not to bemoan the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari – which by the way are many, frankly – but to place a demand on this administration to rejig the country’s security architecture to give it a truly national and effective outlook.

It does no good to make the rest of us Nigerians sorrow. The way and manner in which terror groups travel hundreds of miles to kill and maim us in our ancestral homes tells a sordid story of how the rest of us are truly a defeated lot. It lends reason to the assumption that an expansionist agenda is being effectively targeted and tidied against us middle beltans. Whether this assumption is true or not entirely accurate, I say God forbid.

As a private citizen and one with deep concerns for the liberty, freedom and prosperity of our country, I believe my home state should not be a test ground for the might of the Fulani herdsman over his fellow Nigerian. I believe that government exists to ensure that the peace and quiet of the citizens are guaranteed.

On the strength of this legitimate expectation therefore, I make the following demands on the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Executive governor of Kogi State, Mr. Yahaya Adoza Bello, and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to;

A. Ensure that no killing of this nature and manner repeats itself in Kogi state any longer.

B. Obtain a comprehensive list of names of all the victims (both the dead and the injured) and publish same in at least two national dailies with appropriate memorials.

3. Ensure the arrest, prosecution of the culprits.

4. Send a detachment of relief materials through the the National Emergency Management Agency to the affected communities. And

5. Ensure a comprehensive disarmament of every herdsman who are still willing to graze in Kogi pending the adoption of the grazing reserves.

I am confident that the legitimacy of the APC led government among other vital indices rests on a clean bill in terms of security of life and property.

Thank you.

Signed: The library of Tade. +234802 522 3926