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South-West, Kwara Assemblies, Senator Laud Oyintiloye on FRCN Award



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Members of Osun, Ogun, Ekiti and Kwara States Houses of Assembly, as well as the Senator Representing Osun West Senatorial District, Babajide Omoworare have congratulated the Chairman, Osun Assembly Committee on Information and Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye on the Best South-West Lawmaker award 2016, conferred on him by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
In separate congratulatory messages through their speakers, the parliament said the honour on Oyintiloye was a well-deserved one.
The Speaker, Osun Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salaam said, the honour has confirmed the clear demonstration of Oyintiloyes commitment to adding value, especially in his legislative assignments.
He said, the honour was a well-deserved one, saying, it would encourage him and his colleagues to be more committed with the belief that somebody somewhere is watching.
Salaam commended the FRCN management for recognizing and rewarding excellence, diligence and commitment to community service.
Also, in a letter signed by the Ogun Speaker, Honourable Suraju Adekunbi, he said the honour was an eloquent confirmation of Oyintiloyes mastery of the job of information management of the legislative arm of government.
I wish to congratulate you on the well-deserved honour conferred on you by the FRCN. To me, it is a clear testimony to your stride in the State of Osun and Nigeria as a whole.
It is an eloquent confirmation of your mastery of the job of information fulcrum of the legislative arm and be assured of my standing in solidarity with you now and in the days ahead, Adekunbi said.
The Ekiti Speaker, Honourable Kola Oluwawole said, the award was a demonstration of Oyintiloyes commitment to the development of the grassroot.
He congratulated him and urged him not to relent in his efforts toward quality representation of his people. 
In his own, the Kwara Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad in a letter said, Oyintiloye has become a pride of the legislative arm of government in his state and South-West in general, saying, the honour would be appreciated by those who believe in hardworking, diligence and commitment to grassroot development.
He said: With the little I know about Honourable Oyintiloye, he has always been committed to adding value, especially on media management and community development for which he was honoured.
Also, Omoworare, in a letter personally signed by him, said, Oyintiloyes recognition by the FRCN was an indication of his reputation as a season media practitioner and information manager.
Indeed, you are a source pride and inspiration to not just the people of Obokun, but the entire people of Osun.
This award is a sound of an irrefutable confirmation that your appointment as the Osun House Committee Chairman on Information and Strategy is a classical example of a round peg in a round hole. 
You have justified all expectations in the discharge of your constitutional duties as a quintessential politician. While I am convinced that this award is just the beginning of greater things to come, please be assured of my continue support, Omoworare stated.
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Cutting Costs of Governance: Presidency Should Lead Way – Ogunwale



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A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Osun State, Senator Felix Ogunwale has said the Nigerian presidency should lead the way for others to follow in cutting down cost of governance.

Senator Ogunwale spoke on Wednesday in Osogbo while fielding question from a panel at a programme, The Frontliners’ organised by the Osun State Chapter of Association of Veteran Journalists, AVJ.

He said the right thing to be done was for the president of the country to show commitment to changing the narrative by not only asking Nigerians to endure the current hardship but to demonstrate the willingness to also make all arms of government to also feel the impact in their budget.

“I have always said it that we are note being driven by ideas in Nigeria but money. You can’t be asking those in the National Assembly to reduce their pay now when in actual sense the reason for some of them being their is to amaze wealth.

“Do you know what to correct this, it’s if our president, I am not referring to the current president, it’s the day our president decide to be riding bicycle to his office, the day the balance in his account is not more than 10 million, the day our president refuses to take more aides than it’s necessary, the day our president doesn’t believe in amazing wealth.”

The chairman of the event, Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji who also shared the views of the guest urged the people of the State to continue to support the Administration of Senator Ademola Adeleke to be able to achieve his dream of developing all sectors of the State.

He commeded the AVJ for championing such efforts geared towards charting a way forward on how to achieve all round growth and development of the society and the nation at large.

Earlier, the chairman, AVJ, Adepoju Atobatele had described the programme as another opportunity to get Nigerians engaged on salient issues of national and global dimensions on the Front Liners.

Atobatele said, the association considered it a duty as professionals in the pen fraternity, to deepen democracy by constantly provoking Intellectual disputes that would widen public horizon of issues that are germane to the wellbeing, progress, security as well galvanizing interest in the affairs of the Country.

He said “The FRONTLINERS has been very active in widening discussions and analytical assessments of issues, events and personalities involved in determining the socio-economic and political directions of our dear Country, Nigeria.

“These we are carrying out successfully with the resources available to us in different ways, through the instrumentality of the Media.

“Ours as a professional body of retired media practitioners, still active in the concept of information management, has thus taken it as a sacred duty to act as change agents in a society yearning for objective information dissemination.”

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IMO: Oyetola holds bilateral talks with Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Jamaica



…as Nigeria sets to sign MoU with Saudi Arabia

The minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Tuesday, continued bilateral discussions with ministers and representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Brazil and Jamaica, expressing Nigeria’s government interest in learning from their knowledge and experiences.

This was revealed through his media aide, Ismail Omipidan, in a statement issued on Tuesday evening.

Recall that Oyetola, on Monday, held bilateral meetings with representatives of Greece, Qatar, and Mexico, on the sidelines of the ongoing 33rd General Assembly session of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, in London, United Kingdom.

During his meeting with the Brazilian Chief of the Navy’s General Staff, Adm José Augusto V. da Cunha de Menezes, the minister said Nigeria would want to learn from the operations of the Brazilian coast guards, as the ministry was desirous of setting up one so as to further secure the maritime space and the country’s waterways.

Oyetola further noted that: “We want to also focus on sectors such as Marine Renewable Energy, Marine Mining, Subsea Cabling and Piping, Marine Genetics, and Biotechnology, so as to grow the marine and blue economy.

“As we continue to expand and develop the activities of the sector, there will be need to deepen security architecture within the maritime space. In this regard, we are considering setting up Coast Guards and we believe that they will complement the existing security architecture to further secure our maritime space.”

The minister while expressing Nigeria’s desire to tap into technology to revolutionalise the maritime sector, further said “technology and innovation are vital for boosting Nigeria’s trade and investment prospects within the Marine and Blue Economy. Advanced marine technologies, including innovations in maritime logistics and smart logistics solutions, will significantly enhance the efficiency and sustainability of maritime transport and port operations, making Nigerian ports more competitive globally.”

Oyetola also met the newly elected Vice President of IMO, who is the Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK, Saida Muna Tasneem and Saudi Arabia’s Saleh bin Nasser AIJasser, who is the minister in charge of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services of Saudi Arabia, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Both Saudi Arabia and Nigeria during the meeting agreed to sign a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cement their corporations, collaboration and partnership in the maritime space.

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Twelve Calender Months Of Pace Setting Achievements – Odelade Hails Gov. Adeleke




The Special Adviser to Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke on Rural Water and Environmental Sanitation Agency RUWESA, Chief Lanre Odelade has described the one year Administration of Governor Adeleke as pace setting.

Speaking with newsmen today,the Special Adviser says, the tactful method of Intervention in critical areas of the state’s economy and social welfare has given out the Administration as commited to the welfare and advancement of their living conditions.

Chief Odelade particularly lauded the state government for it’s quick response to correcting the infrastructural deficit,impaired health care delivery,and neglect of public sector workers,all of which were inherited from the previous ApC Governments.

The Special Adviser particularly noted the swift response of Government to water Provision which led to the sinking of solar and generator powered bore holes to the 332 wards in the state.

Chief Odelade is optimistic that Governor Ademola Adeleke will consolidate on the gains of the past one year with renewed focus on taking the local government Administration from the duldrums to the centre stage of development and self reliance in accordance with the five point agenda of the state government.

He called on the people to give maximum support to Governor Ademola Adeleke in his determined efforts to take Osun state to the promised land.

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