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Touching Story Of 52-year-old Mom Of 5 Who Drives Business Bus On a regular basis To Make A Residing



Atakan is a commercial bus driver
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Atakan is a business bus driver


A hardworking mom of 5 who is flourishing in a male-dominated occupation as a business  bus driver has shared her story with the world.


The 52-year-old girl who drivers business bus in Lagos suggested housewives to interact in enterprise to enhance household wants and cut back monetary burdens on their husbands.


Atakan gave the recommendation in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.


She stated that though the driving enterprise might be difficult and masculine in nature, extra ladies are embracing it.


“The first constraint to being a business driver for the feminine gender is the stereotyping.

“If we will overlook the stereotype facet, it’s a supply of normal earnings.

“I used to be as soon as a dealer, however I picked curiosity within the transport enterprise after my funding went down the drain.

“As a dealer, I do promote items on credit score, however my prospects all the time default in paying again.

“This negatively affected my enterprise and I realised that I wanted to assist my husband to fulfill up with household wants.

“We needed to pay youngsters’s faculty charges and I additionally want help to my husband in a bit method.

“However all these stopped as a result of the enterprise crumbled,’’ she instructed NAN.


On her choice to take to business transportation, Atakan, a mom of 5 youngsters, who plies Ikotun – Igando route, stated she was compelled to discover ways to drive after which she took a bus on a weekly instalment cost from a automobile seller.

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The girl driver stated that after 4 years within the enterprise, she was capable of offset her debt, and the bus she drove ultimately turned hers.


“I thank God the bus is lastly mine.


“Since I began the transportation enterprise 4 years in the past, God has been so fantastic.


“I’m able to meet up with my fast wants and uncover that I’m making earnings with out operating at a loss any longer.’’


She narrated how her husband initially was in opposition to her turning into a business bus driver, questioning how a housewife would wish to have interaction within the transportation enterprise.


Atakan stated that she pleaded with him, with the assistance of her brothers-in-law, and promised that “if I began the job and it doesn’t repay, I’ll cease’’.


Along with his phrases of the settlement, she stated she all the time cease work and return residence newest by 4.00 p.m. to handle her residence and attend to youngsters after faculty.


The feminine driver suggested different ladies, desirous to reap the fruits of their labour, to work arduous and discover different sources of earnings to allow them to be helpful to their household.


“I urge all moms to come back out to work in order that they’ll take excellent care of their household.


“Wanting on the financial state of affairs within the nation, each husband and spouse should work collectively to fulfill up with the household challenges,’’ she stated.


She additionally appealed to the federal government in any respect ranges to empower ladies, saying “there are a lot of ladies with loads of enterprise concepts on the lookout for alternatives to faucet, however who lacked the much-needed empowerment.


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“If there are extra ladies on this enterprise, it could have been an avenue to kind an affiliation or cooperative society, by which the federal government will help us,’’ she stated.

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NASS ought to reply to requires restructuring — Soyinka




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Professor Wole Soyinka

…Says many individuals would have been in jail for corruption if Buhari’s govt hadn’t run out of steam

Nobel Laureate,  Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday urged the Nationwide Meeting to hearken to the requires the restructuring of Nigeria and take accountability in the direction of the impact.

His name is in consonance with the Presidency which had repeatedly requested agitators for restructuring to channel their clamour to the Nationwide Meeting, being the representatives of the folks.

Such regional teams because the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its counterparts in Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Discussion board, PANDEF, and the Center-Belt Discussion board have been very vociferous within the name for the nation’s restructuring.

That they had usually argued that the Nationwide Meeting was not higher positioned to restructure the nation, because the 1999 structure at present in operation and which the lawmakers are making use of, was not written by the folks however a choose few.

Nevertheless, Soyinka, who spoke on AIT’s Kakaaki programme yesterday, stated the Nationwide Meeting had the powers and ethical authority to reply to the calls, if the Presidency was not doing so.

He stated: “The Presidency is saying it’s not my accountability. Alternatively, the Nationwide Meeting retains saying it needs the President to take motion.

‘’When that occurs, why doesn’t the Nationwide Meeting say ‘high-quality, we take this as our accountability, we’re obliged to the individuals who elected us right here, the shout is heard, even by the deaf in the present day that this nation should restructure, and if that needs to be performed by way of the structure, we are actually going to face this as one in all our main duties’ after which lead the Presidency by itself?

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“If the Presidency shouldn’t be responding, then the Nationwide Meeting has the powers and the ethical authority to reply to the need of the populace.”

On why the Nationwide Meeting has been reluctant to take up the management alternative, Soyinka stated: “Fairly often, they’re struggling for these numerous committees the place I believe all of the goodies are shared, so they’re compromised.

‘’However once I talk about this, I’m not talking concerning the entirety. However sadly, there are those that are purely for their very own curiosity and who make compromises with the Executives just because they wish to fulfil’ their very own private curiosity.”

Soyinka additionally stated  the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the steam to combat corruption.

He stated so many individuals should be in jail if the federal government was severe concerning the combat in opposition to corruption.

“There are such a lot of individuals who must be in jail if this authorities had not run out of steam, and so the system is being manipulated.

“There are circumstances the place the prosecution had reached the extent the place proof had been given on governors who had been stealing and depositing in bits and items in order to not flout a sure regulation.

“I imply circumstances have been taken to that stage and all of the sudden, silence. The EFCC, which I again solidly ever because the days of Nuhu Ribadu, in every kind of how, we now not know the distinguishing from rights and left,’’ he stated.

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Buhari Has Not Appointed New Service Chiefs




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The announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari of the appointment of service chiefs has been declared unlawful.


Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), faulted the appointment as he accused Buhari of disobeying the structure within the appointment of the brand new service chiefs.


Buhari appointed new service chiefs on Tuesday following the resignation of the previous officers.


However Falana, in a press release he personally signed on Wednesday, quoted a 2013 judgment which described such appointments with out the concurrence of the Nationwide Meeting as unlawful and unconstitutional.


Because of this, Falana stated that Buhari solely nominated the service chiefs and didn’t appoint them.


“Yesterday, President Buhari was reported to have appointed new service chiefs for the armed forces.

“Upon a vital evaluation of the legislation on the subject material the members of the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Past (ASCAP) have discovered that the appointments stay inchoate as President Muhammadu Buhari has not forwarded the names of the proposed service chiefs to the Nationwide Meeting for approval in strict compliance with the related provisions of the Structure and the Armed Forces Act.

“The appointments of service chiefs with out the concurrence of the Nationwide Meeting which had been the observe since 1999 was challenged within the Federal Excessive Courtroom someday in 2008 by Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN within the case of Keyamo v President Goodluck Jonathan (unreported Go well with No FHC/ABJ/ CS/611/2008).

“In his landmark judgment delivered on July 2, 2013, Adamu Bello J. (as he then was) held that it was unlawful and unconstitutional, null and void for the President to single-handedly appoint Service Chiefs with out the approval of the Nationwide Meeting having regards to the mixed impact of Part 218 of the Structure and part 18 (1) & (3) of the Armed Forces Act..,” the assertion learn.

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Falana identified that the Federal Authorities didn’t problem any side of the judgment on the Courtroom of Enchantment having acknowledged it as sound and unimpeachable.


He defined that the judgment was binding on all authorities and individuals in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of part 287 of the Structure.


The senior lawyer requested President Buhari to ship the names he had chosen to each chambers of the Nationwide Meeting for affirmation.


Buhari has obtained a number of commendation from Nigerians for summoning up the braveness to sack the previous service chiefs who many Nigerians believed had misplaced the concepts to deal with insecurity within the nation.


Notably, Olusegun Bamgbose, chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Social gathering, NNPP, had described the dismissal of the previous safety heads as one of the best choice taken by President Muhammadu Buhari in his 5 years in workplace.


The brand new service chiefs, as DAILY POST had earlier reported, are: Main-Common Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Workers; Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao as Chief of Air Workers; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo as Chief of Naval Workers; and Common Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Military Workers.


In the meantime, Femi Adesina, the President’s Spokesman, stated that his principal felt it was one of the best time to take away the service chiefs and appoint new ones.


In response to Adesina, “the President knew the time to do it and I consider the time has come and that’s the reason it has been executed.”


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He added that the service chiefs didn’t resign on account of various safety failures below their tenure.


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Toyota beats Volkswagen in 2020 world automobile gross sales




Toyota beats Volkswagen in 2020 global car sales
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Toyota Motor offered extra autos worldwide than Volkswagen in 2020, dethroning the German rival because the world’s largest carmaker for the primary time in 5 years, outcomes confirmed on Thursday.

That is regardless of falling gross sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic,

The Toyota group, together with Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, reported that its world group gross sales fell 11.three per cent from the earlier 12 months to 9.5 million vehicles.

Nevertheless, the Japanese producer of the Prius hybrid and Lexus luxurious automobile stated its gross sales in China jumped 10.9 per cent 12 months on 12 months to just about 1.eight million vehicles.

The carmaker stated that it offered 2.1 million items in america, its largest market, down 11.three per cent from the earlier 12 months.

Gross sales in North America “have been steadily recovering since Might and have been a flat or as much as 12 months on 12 months since September,” Toyota stated.

Toyota stated its world output fell 14.1 per cent to 9.2 million vehicles final 12 months because the pandemic compelled the Japanese carmaker to halt automobile manufacturing quickly in lots of elements of the world.

The Volkswagen group noticed its world gross sales plunge 15.2 per cent 12 months on 12 months to 9.three million items in 2020, it stated earlier this month.

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