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Oyo lawmaker inaugurates sports, educational facilities in Awe

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Oyo lawmaker inaugurates sports, educational facilities in Awe

… As Gov. Sanwo-Olu set to deliver 2,028 homes, bags housing award***

A lawmaker, Seyi Adisa, representing APC- Afijio State Constituency, has inaugurated modern sports and educational facility in his constituency in Awe, Oyo State.

This is contained in a statement signed by his Aide, ‘Sayo Aluko and made available to newsmen on Monday in Ibadan.

The newsmen report that Adisa, a former Principal Private Secretary to the late Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, handed over the facility to the community.

Newsmen report that the Afijio Sports Centre has a Basketball Court, mini-football pitch, Volleyball Court and a building housing the Seyi Adisa Development Initiative.

Adisa said the project was most needed in his constituency, adding that people have to enjoy good and meaningful life, regardless of social class.

The lawmaker said that the project would promote sports and education development in the state.

He pledged to work with the development partners on projects that would enhance citizen’s lives positively, adding it takes inclusiveness for governance to be profitable to the people.

Adisa thanked the traditional ruler and members of the community, promising to continue to use sports to develop education in the younger ones.

The lawmaker said that the facility would train children in digital skills, while they imbibe the right values and improve their English proficiency.

“I am a sports enthusiast and I believe we can always use sports for development.

We believe that sports will develop people faster than many other things we are trying currently, ” he said.

He said that the Seyi Adisa Development Initiative, in collaboration with It Begins With You Foundation (IBWU), a Canada- based NGO, would train 100 indigent students from ages 10 to 16 per year.

Adisa said that the students would receive training in Football, Basketball and Volleyball, while the two foundations would keep a tab on their educational development.

The lawmaker said that the students would also undergo leadership values at the development centre, urging the community to use the resources judiciously for the purpose they were meant for.

He assured his constituents that apart from the facility at Awe, his initiative, in collaboration with other foundations, would gladly execute a replica of the project in other towns within the constituency.

Speaking on why he hosted Mr Seun Fakorede, the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, in spite of their different political affiliations, Adisa said that in developing a state for the good of the people, politics must be put aside.

Earlier, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, Wife of the late former Governor of Oyo State, admonished politicians to learn from the younger politicians, eschew partisanship and unite to develop their immediate communities.

Ajimobi commended the politician for hosting all sports stakeholders in a PDP-governed state, saying that it added glamour to the success of the inauguration.

Also, Fakorede, said it was important to give credence to an initiator of a brilliant project, such as the Afijio Sports Centre, in the true spirit of leadership.

Fakorede said that government alone could not develop the state, calling for more collaborators and partners in developing the sports sector of the state.

The commissioner said there was a place of brotherhood before political affiliation, adding that he learnt it so well from his principal.

Fakorede said that the state government was committed to good governance and collaboration with other stakeholders in the state.

In the meantime, the Lagos State Government has unveiled plans to deliver additional 2,028 homes before the close of the year 2021.

Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, the Lagos State Commissioner for Housing made the remark in a statement issued by Mr Adesile Rufai, Chief Public Affairs Officer of the ministry in Alausa, Ikeja on Monday.

Akinderu-Fatai, who spoke during a progress evaluation meeting, said that no one would be left behind in the mass housing drive of the state government.

He listed ongoing projects to include Ibeshe in Ikorodu Division, Sangotedo Phase 1 in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Odo Onosa/Ayandelu in Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and Agbowa in Ikosi Ejirin LCDA.

The commissioner said that a total of 2,028 housing units to serve diverse shelter needs of residents of Lagos would soon be inaugurated.

‘’The homes are in diverse types in line with the inclusive policy of the state government. Housing is such a basic human need hence no one would be excluded in our housing development plan.

“This government is deliberate in the implementation of its housing plan to ensure that no category of home seeker is left out from its provision bracket.

“We are set to commission not less than four housing schemes before the end of the year in line with our plans to increase the housing stock in the state.

‘’This is in fulfilment of the promise made to the people by the Sanwo-Olu-led administration that provision of decent housing will be a continuous activity,” he said.

Mr Wasiu Akewusola, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, advised home seekers to always visit the Ministry of Housing to avoid being duped.

He said this was because the state did not appoint any intermediary to deal with the public on real estate transactions on its behalf.

In another development, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu was named the Housing Governor of the year at the Housing Summit held at Ladi Kwali Hall, in Abuja on Thursday.

A statement by Mrs Abibat Junaid, Principal Public Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Housing, said the award was given in “recognition of the good work and strides that Lagos State is making in the provision of homes for the people of the state”.

Junaid said the award was received on behalf of the governor by the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai who reeled out achievements of the government and various financing options available to residents for homeownership.

She said Sanwo-Olu appreciated the organisers of the event put together by the Housing Circuit Ltd.

 

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Edo Assembly Impeaches Deputy Governor, Shauibu

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Edo Assembly Impeaches Deputy Governor, Shauibu

The impeachment followed the adoption of the recommendation of a seven-man judicial panel led by retired Justice Stephen Omonua.

At plenary in Benin, the Majority leader of the house, Charity Aiguobarueghian said the report of the 7-man panel presented to the house found Shauibu culpable of disclosure of government secrets.

Aiguobarueghian further disclosed that though the panel was unable to establish the case of perjury against the deputy governor, it made two findings and one recommendation upon which the decision to impeach the deputy governor was anchored.

According to him, “the seven-man judicial panel of inquiry recommended that the deputy governor be impeached on the ground of disclosure of government secrets.’’

During voting on the motion, 18 out of 19 members present at plenary voted for the impeachment of the deputy governor while one abstained from the headcount and voting process.

The Clerk of the House, Yahaya Omogbai conducted a head count of the lawmakers who voted for and against the impeachment of Shaibu.

The clerk said with the figure, the house stated that it met 2/3 (16 members of the House was needed to carry out the impeachment).

The assembly thereafter upheld and approved the recommendation of the seven-man panel and thereafter impeached the deputy governor.

The speaker, Blessing Agbebaku directed the Clerk of the House, Yahaya Omogbai to forward copies of the impeachment to Gov. Godwin Obaseki for assent.

The Edo House of Assembly on Monday impeached the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu.

The impeachment followed the adoption of the recommendation of a seven-man judicial panel led by retired Justice Stephen Omonua.

At plenary in Benin, the Majority leader of the house, Charity Aiguobarueghian said the report of the 7-man panel presented to the house found Shauibu culpable of disclosure of government secrets.

Aiguobarueghian further disclosed that though the panel was unable to establish the case of perjury against the deputy governor, it made two findings and one recommendation upon which the decision to impeach the deputy governor was anchored.

According to him, “the seven-man judicial panel of inquiry recommended that the deputy governor be impeached on ground of disclosure of government secrets.’’

During voting on the motion, 18 out of 19 members present at plenary voted for the impeachment of the deputy governor while one abstained from the headcount and voting process.

The Clerk of the House, Yahaya Omogbai conducted a head count of the lawmakers who voted for and against the impeachment of Shaibu.

The clerk said with the figure, the house stated that it met 2/3 (16 members of the House was needed to carry out the impeachment).

The assembly thereafter upheld and approved the recommendation of the seven-man panel and thereafter impeached the deputy governor.

The speaker, Blessing Agbebaku directed the Clerk of the House, Yahaya Omogbai to forward copies of the impeachment to Gov. Godwin Obaseki for assent.

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Court Remands Emefiele In EFCC Custody As Trial Begins April 11

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An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday remanded the embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for alleged abuse of office and fraud to the tune of $4.5 billion and N2.8 billion.
It was reported that Justice Rahman Oshodi remanded Emefiele in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody while his co-defendant, Henry  Isioma-Omoile, was remanded in the Ikoyi custodial centre.
Oshodi remanded the defendants pending the determination of their bail applications on April 11.
The judge adjourned the case until April 11 for the determination of bail application and commencement of trial.
Earlier, EFCC arraigned Emefiele on a 23-count charge bordering on abuse of office, accepting gratifications, corrupt demand, receiving property fraudulently obtained and conferring corrupt advantage, while his co-defendant was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on acceptance of gift by agents.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN) had asked the court for a trial date following the defendants’ not guilty pleas.
Oyedepo also informed the court that the prosecution would be asking for a closed section for some of its witnesses who were willing to come to court to testify but scared for their lives.

Counsel to the two defendants, Mr Abdulakeem Labi-Lawal, had in their bail applications, urged the court to grant them bail on self-recognizance and liberal terms pending the determination of the case.
Labi-Lawal, in a 35-paragraph affidavit, said that the first defendant (Emefiele) complied with the bail application given to him by Justice Hamza Muazu in his ongoing fraud trial in Abuja.
He added that the charges against the first defendant were bailable.
“Though the first defendant was granted administrative bail by the prosecuting authority, he is seeking bail based on self-recognizance, and he is ready to attend trial.
“The court should also take into consideration the status of the first defendant as he was the former CBN governor of the country,” the counsel said.
The defence counsel further said that Emefiele religiously presented himself before Justice Hamza Muazu in Abuja to answer allegations before him.
According to the counsel, the first defendant was not at flight risk as he was the first person to arrive in court.
He also prayed the court to grant bail to  Emefiele on liberal terms
Labi-Lawal also moved a bail application for the second defendant and urged the court to grant him bail on liberal terms.
Prosecution counsel, Oyedepo, did not oppose the bail applications.
Oyedepo, however, urged the court to exercise its discretion judiciously in granting bail to the defendants.
In one of the charges, EFCC  alleged that Emefiele abused the authority of his office as CBN  governor by allocating foreign exchange in the aggregate sum of $2.2 billion without bids, the act which was prejudiced to the rights of Nigerians.
It also alleged that the ex-CBN governor corruptly accepted an aggregate sum of  $26.5 million from NIPCO Plc through Donatone Ltd.
The commission also accused Emefiele of receiving the sum of $400,000 from Source Computer Ltd. on account of the approval of a “contract” in favour of the said company by CBN.
The anti-graft also alleged that Emefiele used his position as the governor of CBN  to confer corrupt advance on his associate, Limelight Multidimensional Services Ltd. by approving payment of an aggregate sum of N900 million to the company.
Emefiele was also alleged to have used his position as the CBN governor to confer a corrupt advantage on Comec Support Services  Ltd. by approving the sum of N149 million to the company.
EFCC also alleged that the former CBN governor used his position to confer a corrupt advantage on  Andswin Resources and Solutions Ltd. by approving payment of the sum of N398 million to the company.
EFCC also accused Emefiele’s co-defendant (Isioma-Omoile) of giving the sum of $100,000 to the governor as a gift reward for allocation of foreign exchange.
According to the prosecution, the alleged offences violate Sections 8, 10, and 19 of the Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Act of 2000, Sections 65, 73, and 328 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

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NAGAFF Vows to Stop Kwankwaso from Taking Over NNPP

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NNPP Accuses INEC Of Taking Sides In Its Internal Crisis

…Votes N150m take off professional fees for lawyers to begin litigation warfare!

Members of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) will vehemently resist the taking over of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) by the group noted to be loyal to Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

It would be recalled that the NNPP was originally founded by the National Association of Government-Approved Freight Forwarders NAGAFF, largely to provide a credible platform for maritime industry stakeholders to make a national impact within the nation’s political space.

It. would also be recalled that the former Governor of Kano, Senator Kwankwaso latched on the NNPP, after his effort to run as the flag bearer of another political party was dimmed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who emerged as the PDP presidential candidate.

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Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Presently, a statement issued by the NNPP National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Clement Iwegbuna, lamented that what started as a child’s play is becoming a reality with the body language and actions of Senator Kwankwaso to highjack NNPP from the original owners, the members of  NAGAFF.

In a swift move, the president of NAGAFF, leading the pack of resourceful young freight forwarders said the original are poised to match money for money and contact for contact to retrieve NNPP from the people tagged ungrateful.

The statement revealed that the sum of N150,000,000 has been contributed as a take-off professional fee for the lawyers to take on the serial litigations upcoming.

NAGAFF accused Kwankwaso of court abuse with the institution of a court case involving INEC at Kano State High Court. “And so what does it take someone who held the position of minister of defence and member of the national assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to know that it is out of jurisdiction to do so.

NNPP is a national party and INEC is a federal commission. “Let Nigerians be told that there is a new order in Nigeria judiciary at the moment. If Senator Kwankwaso likes let him, Elder Buba Galadima and all of them who are the former members of the National Working Committee led by Alhaji Abbah Kawu who was alleged not to be able to write a statement at the state police command, Abuja when he reported a case against Mr Phillip Oyana the Zonal Secretary North Central of New Nigeria Peoples Party.

“Our young, vibrant and informed lawyers shall meet him and his cohorts in court. Once again we hold no malice against any person. All members of NNPP and NAGAFF are children of God and always ready to show love to all manner of people who may come our way,” the statement further said.

The statement directed and appealed to all members of NAGAFF and NNPP to keep the peace of the society and be law abiding and respectful to the constitution of Nigeria.

“Regret to note that Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso had avoidably prided himself to have brought NNPP to relevance and recognition. Tell the American marine that trash for the fact that Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso forgot to note that NNPP is as old as People’s Democratic Party of Nigeria spanning over 24 years in existence. He joined less than 2yrs ago.

“We consider Senator Kwankwaso as someone who is avoidably arrogant and proud for no good reasons. This is because NNPP provided him the opportunity to contest the Presidency of Nigeria 2023 with great men like the current president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party

“Let it be on record that if NNPP were not winning elections for the period under review it would have been deregistered like the one he facilitated which was called Alliance National Party. As a matter of fact, the current headquarters of NNPP in Abuja is the same office used by the defunct Alliance National  Party whose chairman was one Moshood.

“We also know that the current executive Gov of Kano Alhaji Abbah Kabir who was shortchanged in the previous elections took advantage of us as children of God to be protected and today those evil men could not stop him from becoming the Gov of Kano State.

“Therefore senator RABIU MUSA Kwankwaso should be taught the principles of humility and gratefulness to people who have been nice to him.

“In all of these, he may wish to distance himself from elder Buba Galadima if he wants to make headway in politics. The former President, Gen. Buhari did realise and distanced himself to combine with Asiwaju B. A. Tinubu, the grand master to become the President of Nigeria.,” advised.

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