BY RAY MORPHY Both the Bible and the Hadith’s have copious quotes on the obligation of the employer/governor to the employee that is the civil servant, yet our often religious Excellencies simply refuse to honour their religious responsibilities to workers and their families! These civil servants are also the electorate, the very people who voted the governors into officr, yet governors refuse, neglect and dodge wages to the very citizens that the constitution enjoins them to protect, honor, uplift and sustain! Quoted below are a selection of bible passages as well islamic hadiths that make compliance on the matter of wages obligatory on these recalcitrant employer/governors. “You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns. “You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for...
I must start this piece by commending our teachers and other workers in the education field. I must praise them for their tenacity, sacrifice and forbearance! It is not easy to teach without salary for months on end! Indeed delayed salary and no salary is the norm in most states. This is in addition to very low wages that are often less than what is paid to cleaners, janitors and security men. Yet, these gallant men and women are the true producers of our collective tomorrow! Many forget that the child of today, is the adult of the future. A poorly trained child, a poorly equipped learner, an improperly motivated child will grow into the voter and office holder and leader of tomorrow. Dear reader, take a little time to let that sink in! What kind of leader will ignorant people make? What kind of country will Nigeria be in the future if we continue to turnout graduates and others who know next...

The Nigeria Police, A Time For Renewal!

BY Ray Morphy I had been restraining myself from writing on the police for many reasons. In 1983, as a fresh graduate undergoing national service, NYSC, at Minna in Niger State, I applied to join the Police Force as a Cadet. Those days, we had to travel all the way to Moore Road at Ikoyi to make the application. I made the journey by train from Minna because I really wanted to join them. I was accepted but I was also accepted by the NTA. That’s how the police lost me, and mass communication gains me. Before then, I was in Boys Scout Movement, and in Man O War too. Those days of youth, I loved uniforms, discipline, strength and manliness. On top of that I felt that the police was an instrument of law and order and one could serve society through such a body since my mother had...
Leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, met yesterday to draft a resolution to dismiss President Robert Mugabe at the weekend, a senior party source said. The source said the leaders will lay the ground for his impeachment on Tuesday if Mr. Mugabe refused to stand down. “There is no going back,” the source told Reuters. “If he becomes stubborn, we will arrange for him to be fired on Sunday. When that is done, it’s impeachment on Tuesday.” Zimbabwe’s military said it was engaging President Mugabe in talks on the way forward for the country and that it would advise the nation on the outcome as soon as possible. The military added, in a statement broadcast on Zimbabwean television, that it had made “significant progress” in its operation targeting “criminals” around Mugabe. On Thursday, Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai urged Mugabe to resign in the interest of the country after the military seized power. “In the...