Shame on those who worship money’, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde lashes out at FG.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde at a recent Breast Cancer awareness campaign. Photo: Ghanamma

Omotola Jalade-Ekeiende has lashed out at the Nigerian Federal Government on social network Twitter regarding the current state of the country.

The actress on Thursday, June 13, 2013 blew off steam on her Twitter page. In a quick rant, she questioned the state of Nigerians concerning health care issues and job security and more interestingly, why those elected in power have failed to do their jobs…

Hmmm…. I keep asking. What is the Value of a Nigerian Life.  What is the primary JOB of a Government?‘, the mother of four asked adding ‘SHAME on Humans who pledge to serve fellow humans,get in2 POWER n ignore their DUTIES,intimidate d citizens,becomn headboys of local schools’.

Omotola made the coveted TIME 100 list looks to use her influential position to create some sort of awareness – she tweeted at the Amnesty International Twitter account while continuing with her probing questions – ‘Are Nigerians ENTITLED to health care benefits?what’s the way forward from maternal mortality for a start?‘, she wrote.

She also promised to continue with her NGO program Omotola Youth Empowerment Program (OYEP). ‘I will do something, perhaps with OYEP,you can too sign petitions and cc @TIME  @CNN  @amnesty we trend with anything ,we can with petitions‘.

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Protest in UNILAG over high food price.

Protesting UNILAG students. Photo: Punch

The students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have taken to the streets of their campus over the ‘tremendous increase in the prizes of food items’.

This protest which lasted for three days started on Sunday, June 9, 2013 and continued till Tuesday, June 11 has led to the shutting of shops both in halls of residence and around the campus by the Dean of Student affairs, Olukayode Almond.

According to the Punch, the protest was initiated by the President of the Law Students Society, Seun Lari-Williams who saw that students were being extorted. For instance, N90 noodles were being sold for N120, N5 pure water for N10, to mention a few.

However, a meeting was held between student leaders, school management and representatives of sellers of goods and services on the campus and they have agreed on acceptable prices for goods and services in UNILAG.