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EndSARS Protest Aftermath: Osun APC National Assembly Lawmakers pass vote of confidence in Oyetola’s administration



The Osun State All Progressives Congress (APC ) members in the National Assembly on Saturday passed vote of confidence in the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

The National Assembly lawmakers elected in the State also commended the administration of Governor Oyetola for being committed to the security of life and property of the citizens regardless of the security challenges confronting the State and the nation.

The lawmakers threw their weights behind the present administration at the Government House during their solidarity visit to the Governor over the recent assassination attempt on him and wanton destruction and massive looting of property.

The Osun APC National Assembly Caucus are Sen. Bashir Ajibola(Osun Central); Sen. Adelere Oriolowo(Osun West); Hon. Bukola Oyewo (Osogbo Federal Constuency); Hon. Yinusa Amobi (Iwo Federal Constuency); Hon. Lekan Afolabi (Ifelodun Federal Constuency); Hon. Taiwo Oluga (Irewole Federal Constuency); Babatunde Ayeni (Ijesa-South Federal Constuency) and Hon. Femi Fakeye (Ila Federal Constuency).

Speaking on behalf of the lawmakers, the Chairman of the Osun State APC Caucus in the National Assembly and Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District, Sen. Bashir Ajibola, expressed satisfaction at the way and manner the governor has been managing the affairs of the State in the last one and half years.

Ajibola acknowledged the administrative acumen, high sense of capacity and competence displayed by the Governor to restore peace and normalcy to the State.

He said Osun has distinguished itself as a well-organised State as demonstrated in the way and manner it manages the raging security challenges occasioned by the EndSARS protest and massive destruction and looting.

Ajibola who is also the Senate Spokesman, said members of the caucus deemed it necessary to visit the Governor as a prime way to show their unflinching support and solidarity for the government.

He added that the visit was also aimed to sympathise with those who have lost their loved ones, property and belongings to the unimaginable incidents.

“The purpose of our visit is to assess the damage occasioned by mindless people and the lawlessness of the unscrupulous elements in our State.

“We are also here to show our sympathy to the State and all those affected to the incident. We are also here to show our solidarity to the Governor and the government and pass our commendations on the government under the leadership of our Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

“We are not in any way against protest, but it is important to know that EndSARS protest is a protest that had taken too far to the door of anarchy.

“In any society, protest is a recognised thing to express disagreement or grievances over a particularly occurrence either to the people or government but it shouldn’t be allowed to cause violence.

“As caucus of our party in the National Assembly, we must also commend your Excellency that notwithstanding the challenge we had, you were able to wade in and act to ensure that the anarchical tendencies didn’t degenerate into things that could destabilise our state.

“We commend the curfew declared and the enforcement of the law to ensure that our State is peaceful and that there is stability in our State.

“We commend you greatly for this laudable efforts to secure our State. We equally commend your government that in spite of the meagre resources, you still announced the implementation of minimum wage to workers and of course you also lifted ban on the embergo placed on promotions, conversions and annual salary increment.

“On behalf of my colleagues, rest assured of the cooperation of the APC caucus in the National Assembly as we are determined to continue to support the monumental achievements you are making on behalf of our party for the development of our State.

We are determined to continue to support you for all the good works you have been doing. We are resolute to continue to support you. We are not deterred, we are not discouraged but remain resolute and committed to the growth and development of our state”, he added.

In his remarks, the Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola expressed delight at the visit, just as he reiterated his administration’s commitment to continue to guarantee the security of life and property of the citizenry.

Governor Oyetola, who described the visit as a testimony to the oneness and unity among the leadership and members of the ruling party, promised to continue to build the vanguard of peace, unity and stability.

He urged the lawmakers to continue to promote legislation that would aid good governance and ensure a sustainable democracy in the country.

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Remember there’s a God of second chance” – Ooni tells inmates during visit to Kuje Correctional Centre



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The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday, kickstarted his annual coronation anniversary with a humanitarian visit to the Kuje Correctional facility in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.

According to Director of Media & Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Otunba Moses Olafare, the monarch told the inmates to always remember that God created everyone and that he’ss the God of second chance.

Ooni Ogunwusi was on an official duty in the F.C.T. when he decided to visit inmates at the facility for a programme organized by Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI) under his Chairmanship to motivate those who are often ignored by the society.

Addressing the gathering of inmates and prison’s officials after being welcomed into the facility by officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Ooni Ogunwusi who was flanked by his Queen & Deputy Convener of Hopes Alive Initiative HAI Olori Temitope Enitan-Ogunwusi, explained that the best part of human life is the one spent to serve others particularly the poor and vulnerable individuals.

“We should always remember that God created all of us and that is the God of second chance, we have seen in this country from prison to presidency, right from prison all the way to become the president of this country.

“So please do not write off yourselves, whatever the situation you might have found yourselves here remember that their is a God of second chance.

“I am here to tell you that there is a life after here, it does not end here and that is why you all must see this current phase of your life as a learning stage for the lessons with which you will live for life after here.

“I have not come here to tell you that it is not difficult but I am here to tell you that it is possible for you all to be better and be amongst the best members of the larger Nigerian society when you eventually leave here.”

Highpoint of the event was when five (5) inmates were freed after fulfilling all requirements including payment of bail/fines through the assistance of the HAI, with a promise to keep an eye on them and also empowering them in the trade they learned while in the Correctional Centre.

Other event earmarked for the Ooni Ogunwusi’s coronation anniversary is the Staff Appreciation Night during which all staff members (Traditional and Official) working with His Imperial Majesty will be honoured and gifted series of items including cars for the best performing ones.

In the same vein, parts of the statement said the Palace is not unaware of false, malicious and misleading reportage particularly by some unprofessional bloggers and armchair journalists about the event which does not tally with the event or any of its realities.

“These purveyors of fake news who are bent on blackmailing top personalities for income (Online traffic), prominence or whatever reasons predetermined by them wrote nonsense from the figment of their imagination and got it circulated by armchair (lazy) journalists with no regard for principles, laws and ethics of the prestigious pen profession.”

The Ooni’s Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI) has in the last five years engaged in the charity work which targets to give hope to the hopeless and vulnerable members of the society. Ooni Ogunwusi through the NGO has donated befitting homes to the orphanage and destitute, water borehole facilities to several market’s across the South West in Nigeria, educational materials to several schools in the country.

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Osun NUJ to hold commendation service on Friday in honour of late Adesunmbo Abioye




The Nigeria Union of Journalists,Osun State Council will on Friday hold a Commendation Service in honour of late Bishop-Elect, Adesunmbo Samson Abioye.

A statement by the Chairman of the union,Comrade Wasiu Ajadosu and Secretary,Comrade Adeyemi Aboderin indicate that the service will hold at NUJ Press Centre, Iwo /Ibadan Road,Osogbo by nine in the morning.

The statement calls on members of the union,friends and associates of the deceased to be part of the ceremony.

Late Bishop-Elect, Adesunmbo Samson Abioye was a former Secretary of NUJ,Osun State Council.

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IPOB/ESN Commander Killed As Police Raid Terrorists’ Camp In Imo




The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said that the second in command of an outlawed Eastern Security Network (ESN) Commander, Ebube Virus, has been killed in a fierce gun battle.

The deceased suspect was on the Imo State Police Command’s wanted list due to his nefarious activities in the Aboh Mbaise area of the State.

The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Police spokesman, Henry Okoye, on Tuesday.

According to the CP, “Following the confessions made by the suspected IPOB/ESN Terrorist allegedly involved in the killing of DPO Ahiazu Mbaise and other dastardly acts in the Mbaise axis, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa on Monday 4th of December, 2023 stormed the criminal hideout of a deadly IPOB/ESN Terrorist Syndicate led by Ebube Virus and Ishaka, at Umuogu Amuzu in Aboh-Mbaise LGA of Imo State and dislodged the terrorists.

“In the process, a ferocious battle broke out between the terrorists and the combat-ready Police agents, neutralizing the Second in Command Ebube Virus, who is well-known on the Command’s wanted list due to their nefarious actions in the Mbaise axis. Others who had been shot at had escaped. From the neutralized terrorist, one AK-47 rifle with 19 rounds of live ammunition was found.

“An operation is underway to find additional fugitive suspects and bring them to justice.”

While praising the brave officers for their unwavering efforts in the fight against all violent crimes in the State, CP Danjuma affirmed the Command’s commitment to working with other security agencies with the aim of restoring peace in the state.

CP Danjuma called on Imo residents to support the Police and other sister security agencies with timely and actionable information that will assist in the crusade against terrorism in the state.

He encouraged owners of hospitals and first-aid outlets to report any person seen with or treating gunshot injuries to the nearest Police Station.

Source: Leadership

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