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The Governor, of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has confirmed the appointment of Professor Peter Babatunde Olaitan as the substantive Chief Medical Director for Lautech Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.with effect from Friday 30 October, 2020.

This is contained in a release singed by the Public Relations Officer, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Ayodele Adeyemo notes that

The release notes that the appointment of Prof. Olaitan, in the confirmation letter signed by Dr Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade, Head of Service, the State Governor enjoins Prof Olaitan to continue to be hardworking as usual.

Before his confirmation, Professor Olaitan was appointed the Chief Medical Director in an acting capacity on April 07, 2020. Before that acting appointment, Professor Olaitan was the Provost College of Health Sciences, Osogbo campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho.

Olaitan is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with immense professional experience and international exposure.

Since his appointment some six months ago, Olaitan has embarked on some social engineering which included forging of intimate working relationships with relevant stakeholders in and out of the hospital, including leadership of owner state. As a way of giving sense of direction to the management of the hospital, a high level leadership training seminar was held for the heads of departments so as to enable them to key into his avowed vision to turn the hospital around.

Professor Olaitan, a graduate of University of Ibadan Medical School is a Specialist in Burns & Plastic surgery and has wide training in Plastic surgery at National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu and University College Hospital, Ibadan. He had further trainings in some African countries, India, UK and USA. His areas of specialization include Craniofacial surgery , Keloids and Scars as well as Burns care.

Prof. Olaitan has held several positions in the past at Lautech Teaching Hospital Osogbo and the University. He was a former President, Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) 2001, Head of Department of Surgery (2012-2015), Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (C-MAC) 2005-2009, Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences (2016-2019) and Provost, College of Health Sciences from August 2019 until his appointment as the Acting Chief Medical Director. He also served as the Incident manager on Osun State COVID-19 programm, coordinating the activities of the team involved in COVID-19 care.

Reacting to his confirmation as the substantive Chief Medical Director, Professor Peter Olaitan said the new development will afford him opportunity to implement his vision for the hospital to the fullest.

Among all other things, Olaitan said his vision will give priority to bringing Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital to a standard obtainable in any teaching hospital in the world with effective training, efficient clinical works and award winning research activities.

He also said that his management will create a conducive environment for achieving excellence by staff and students. He will equally endeavor to ensure good training, effective care and highly impacting research. Priority will also be giving to rebuilding and repositioning the hospital by recruiting and retaining the right caliber of staff as well as providing capacity building opportunities while improving tools and resources to evolve a teaching hospital that will lead to development in partnership with its owners and end users.

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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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