Tuesday, 21 October 2014

EUROPEAN SOAPS & DETERGENT LTD IN FINANCIAL MESS

…Lays off Hundreds of Workers without Severance Pay
+ How the thriving company was mismanaged

One of the leading soap manufacturing company in the country: European Soaps and Detergent Limited (ESDL), the makers of Asepso Antiseptic soap, Swift Multipurpose soap, Bubble Multipurpose soap, Pride toilet soap,  Fresh Life Herbal soap and many other popular brands we gathered is at the moment bankrupt. the current situation of the company has been to mismanagement as our findings revealed.
This is another big blow to the belly of the ailing Nigerian economy, coming at a time many manufacturing companies are planning to abandon the country for neighboring Ghana. This is due to the inept effort of the government to make sure things are put in appropriate order as regards stable electricity supply, good road network and provision of adequate security to secure lives and properties.
Nevertheless, sources revealed that the company owned by Indian expatriates has been having it rough for sometimes now due to the manner it is being managed by its legion of expatriate Indian managers and few of their Nigerians top managers led by the company Human Resources Manager Mrs Dupe Akindiya. Sources revealed that she and the company Nigerian accountant Mr. Oshatuyi has been working in connivance with the Indians to exploit their Nigerian staffs and deny them the payment of their entitlements.

Furthermore, couples of weeks back, commuters plying Mile 2 expressway were given rude awaking when hundreds of the staff of ESDL took to the main road to complain the cruel and heartless way they were treated by the company management led by Mr Suren Mirchandani. Some of the protesting staff who spoke with SG, explained that the company Management just decided to lay them off without payment of their entitlements a situation which is against the labour law of Nigeria. Some of the workers claimed they have been working for the company for a couple of years.

In addition it is obvious that the company has been known for the way it treated its staff which is not favourable. This the management has been doing with the help of its Nigerian HR manager who despite that she is a Nigerian is the slave driver. Whereas, the Indian staff is enjoying all sorts of privileges which range from accommodation to cars to weekend allowance to many other privileges, meanwhile their Nigerian staffs, who are mostly employed on contract basis, are only being paid stipends while those who are even in the management level are not enjoying half of the facilities their Indian colleagues are enjoying.


The protest of the past week is just the climax of an already tensed situation which started with maladministration the Indian owners and their Nigerian cohort has been dishing out to the workers. This coupled with the decision to ask everybody to go was as the last straw that broke the camel’s back. A source revealed that the management has all this while not giving chance for the staff to exercise their constitutional right to form a labour or trade union that will be representing them in cases like the current one that is rocking company.

Another Incorruptible Judge on the Prowl

Fraud Allegation Trails Ogun State Magistrate, Bello
…Accused of Collecting Money to give favourable judgments
CJN Justice Aloma-Mukhtar

Judicial recklessness has been a thing the Nigeria community has been frowning on since inception, this much is evident in the play as adapted from the Incorruptible Judge, a book written by D. Olu Olagoke, as the play talked explicitly about corruption in the society and the damage such practices is doing to the image of the judiciary.

This seems to have little or no effect on the way of life of some of the people in this revered judiciary profession, information reaching us was that a Magistrate in the Ogun State judiciary attached to Otta Magistrate court, one Mrs. Bello has been behaving like the Agbalowoomeeri of the D. Olu Olagoke’s Incorruptible Judge play, the magistrate was alleged to have been popular for collecting money from some people to deliver favourable judgment on series of civil cases brought before her.

Recently, she was said to have shun common sense in her handling of the case involving one Mr. Nurudeen Ibrahim and his landlord Mr. Julius Fatoki. The case which was filed before her case by the landlord is to pray the court to help the landlord quit his tenant Mr. Ibrahim of the flat somewhere around Akute axis of the State on allegation that the tenant is not greeting the landlord not minding the fact that the rent paid by the tenant has not been exhausted.

Ogun CJ Justice Olopade
And in a fashion that has all the trappings of Nollywood, a judgment was obtained with the assistance of one Mr. Amoo, who acted as the lawyer to the landlord, without the supposed defense even knowing anything about the court process, it however became known when the landlord and some court officials were to carry out the illegally obtained judgment a situation that sees them pushing out Mr. Ibrahim’s wife who is nursing about a 2 months old baby into the rain, knowing well that the husband is at that time in his place of work.


Incidents like this sources said is a common occurrence in the court, we were informed that on several occasions most cases has been heard in the court with imposters standing as the defendants just to give chance to perpetrate their evil plan, having at the back of their mind that such illegality can be enforced provided the hearing of the case has been recorded in the court register, the case of Mr. Ibrahim is such that not even the judgment was pasted on the premises of the house thereby making it impossible for the tenants to know anything of such is going on and the motivation for such act has been discovered to have to do with the landlord creating a chance to rent the apartment out for others while still holding onto the money paid by the one they are planning to evict.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Unbelievable! Years After Conversion, Ebenezer Obey Backslide?


...Remove Evangelist From His Name Revert Back To Chief Commander

 This is without doubt a scene for the Nigerian movie industry, the Nollywood, or how easy is it to describe the decision of this supposed evangelist who had claimed he's really called by God to turn back to his former way, how could one describe the fact that our own juju musician turned pastor, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has fully returned back to his former ways.

Sources revealed that the man whose church is somewhere around Oyewole road, Agege, would have had enough after about 20 years in the vine-yard as church ministry is being called. It is to note that the man who had stayed off shows for sometimes had decided to returned to reopening his office to shows of any kind when it is obvious the church is not bringing money as expected. His return to circular music and the money that accompanied it must have been very encouraging, informing the situation that sees him returning back to his old ways.

Investigation revealed that the shows which has been coming, may have further embolden him to removing the Evangelist in front of his name only to replace it with the former Chief Commander. This much was revealed on the jacket of the new albums he's been producing for notable Nigerians in the last couple of years now.

It would be recollected that the music legend had sometimes back bought the Afrodisia studio with the money paid to him by, Dr Mike Adenuga led Globacom company for the evergreen series of the company, which invariably means he did not have to pay for studio sessions. This may have been the reason he has been churning out albums in the name of different people in the society for financial gains, and it is suggested his fraternity with these people may be responsible for his decision to revert back to his old name, which now features on the jackets of his new song.

 With the careless abandonment with which he now flaunts the Chief Commander title against his now popular Evangelist title shows there is either an error somewhere or that the General Overseer of the Decros Gospel Mission may have backslided. It is only a matter of time before the real new identity of