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Nairaland / General / Oroki Crystals Club Celebrates Lekan Komolafe, Social Secretary, On His Birthday by Jimsonjaat86: 5:05pm On Jul 12
It is with great joy and pride that the Oroki Crystals Club announces the celebration of Mr. Lekan Komolafe, our esteemed Social Secretary, on the occasion of his birthday.

Mr. Komolafe has been an invaluable member of our club, contributing significantly to our social initiatives and fostering a sense of community among our members.

His dedication, creativity, and passion for bringing people together have been instrumental in the success of our events and activities.

Today, we honour not just his birthday but his unwavering commitment and the positive impact he has made on the Oroki Crystals Club.

Please join us in extending our heartfelt wishes to Mr. Lekan Komolafe for a wonderful birthday filled with happiness, good health, and continued success.

We look forward to many more years of his remarkable contributions to our club.

Signed,

Pharm Ropo Ogunwale
Publicity Secretary,
Oroki Crystals Club

Politics / Governor Adeleke Approves Another N103M For Pensioners In Osun by Jimsonjaat86: 1:44pm On Jul 12
In fulfilling his electoral promise to the Pensioners in Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has approved a sum One hundred and three million, three hundred and thirty seven thousand, seven hundred and eighteen naira, thirty four kobo (N103,337,718:34) for the local government retirees (old pension scheme)

This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Staff Pension Bureau, Mr Ibrahim Akibu. He said the approval was given on July 10th, 2024, as beneficiaries are already signing the document for the immediate payment at the Bureau.

Mr Akibu stated that His Excellency, Governor Adeleke, in fulfilling his promise to the Senior citizens in Osun decided to give the new approval for the local government retirees (old pension scheme)

Part of the statement reads, “Mr Governor has graciously approved another sum of N103,337,718:34 for the local government retirees.

“This is no doubt a fulfilment of Mr Governor’s promise to our Senior citizens who have been abandoned for a very long time. Many thanks to His Excellency.”

It would be recalled that Governor Ademola Adeleke, on Monday, 10th June, 2024, approved and released a sum of two hundred and fifty seven million, two hundred and forty seven thousand, seven hundred and eighty naira, twenty one kobo (N257, 247, 780.21) for the Primary school Retirees of the old pension scheme.
Politics / Gov. Sim's Simplicity Should Not Be Taken For Granted - Hon Amadi Nnokam by Jimsonjaat86: 9:38am On Jul 11
A PDP Chieftain in Rivers State has warned that Governor Siminalayi Fubara's Simplicity shouldn't be taken for granted. In his words :

"The enemy who couldn't remove His Excellency, the people's Governor when his structure and support base weren't as formidable as it is today, why does he think he can, now that Gov Sim has taken charge of the entire structure in the State?

Like H. E. told the former legislators, all these plots and noises are happening because he allows them, the day the Governor decides not only to defend his mandate, but to actually fight back, all of them will run to Abuja for obvious reasons.

He knows his powers, he knows what Wike knows and a lot Wike doesn't, he knows he enjoys an overwhelming organic support of majority of Rivers people, he's well aware of the enormous material resources and influence at his disposal, he's far more emotionally intelligent, stable and exceptionally strategic.

Stop pushing your luck too far as you may most likely not recover from the next shocker.

His willful choice to remain peaceful and exercise uncommon restraints as a result of his profound gratitude and strength of character shouldn't be taken for granted any further

If Fubara vex, the Niger Delta nay Nigeria will shake!"

Politics / Nyesom Wike Accused Of Avoiding Political Showdown By Hon. Amadi Nnokam by Jimsonjaat86: 11:50am On Jul 09
Hon. Amadi Nnokam, a prominent chieftain of the Simplified Movement, has publicly criticized the former Governor of Rivers State and leader of the opposition, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. Nnokam accused Wike of avoiding opportunities to demonstrate his political influence in Rivers State.

Despite having two election opportunities to showcase his leadership, Wike has reportedly declined to participate. The forthcoming local government elections and the House of Assembly bye-elections in one constituency, following the demise of its former occupant, presented such opportunities. Additionally, 25 other constituencies have vacant seats due to defections and the application of section 109 of the 1999 CFRN, as amended. Furthermore, the seat of Rt. Hon. Edison Ehie, the immediate past speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, became vacant after his resignation.

Instead of engaging in these electoral processes, Wike has been accused of seeking injunctions from courts to prevent the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting elections to fill these seats. Nnokam challenged Wike and his supporters to participate in the elections and prove their political prowess rather than relying on legal maneuvers.

“In Ikwerre land, we do not argue about who a better wrestler is when there's an abundance of land to practically show working,” Nnokam stated. He called on Wike to demonstrate his capacity in the political arena, asserting that Wike is afraid of being defeated in all 23 local government areas and 27 state constituencies.

Quoting Rt. Hon. Edison Ehie, Nnokam added, “Truly, ‘he knows that we know what he knows, but he doesn't know what we know.’” He urged Wike to enter the political ring and allow Governor Sim to clear any remaining doubts about their capabilities.

The political tension continues to build in Rivers State as the elections approach, with both sides eager to prove their dominance.
Politics / PDP Unveils Princess Adedoyin As Offa LG Candidate's Running Mate by Jimsonjaat86: 8:24am On Jul 09
......Issues Certificate of Return To Eluku Omo Adugbo

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Offa Local Government Chapter has officially unveiled Princess Adesoye Olabisi Adedoyin as the vice chairmanship candidate for the upcoming September 21 local government election.

Princess Adedoyin, hailing from the Essa’s compound Oyeleke ruling house, was born into the family of Rev Moses Sunday Adesoye. She received her primary education at Iyeru-okin Primary School from September 1976 to July 1982 and attended Anglican College of Commerce Offa for her secondary education between 1982 and 1987. She holds a National Certificate in Education (NCE) in Economics and Political Science. Princess Adedoyin is the CEO of Top Tony Decoration and Catering Service, a reputable firm located opposite Olatinwo Mall in Offa.

In a related event, the PDP has issued a certificate of return for the primary election that produced the chairmanship candidate, Hon. Lukman Salahudeen Eluku Omoadugbo. The certificate was issued at the party's Secretariat in Offa on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Both candidates have been successfully screened and cleared by the party for the election.

Signed,
Omooba Habeeb Abiola
Head, Media and Public Communication
Team Alaga Irorun
Eluku Omo Adugbo '24

Politics / Sharafa Olawale Sharon Lauds Supporters, Kwara APC On His Councilorship Ambition by Jimsonjaat86: 7:40pm On Jul 08
Sharafa Olawale Mustapha, alias Sharon, has been named the councilorship candidate for Ojomu Central A Ward under the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the upcoming local government elections scheduled for September 21.

Mustapha therefore expressed profound gratitude to the members of his ward, acknowledging their unwavering support throughout his campaign.

He extended a heartfelt thank you to all his supporters and party members who have placed their trust in him.

"I am deeply honored by the overwhelming support and confidence shown by the members of Ojomu Central A Ward. Your trust in my vision and leadership is both humbling and inspiring.

"I'm happy to witness the trust and support shown by the members of Ojomu Central A Ward. I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has stood by me. Now, more than ever, we must unite as a party to ensure victory on September 21."

Mustapha also made an earnest appeal to his fellow aspirants who competed for the APC ticket, urging them to join forces in a united front to secure victory in the forthcoming election. "To my esteemed colleagues who vied for this position, I extend a hand of collaboration and unity. Our collective efforts are crucial for the progress and development of our community. Let us work together to ensure that our shared goals and aspirations for Ojomu Central A Ward are realized."

Nairaland / General / Naset Demands Rectification And Arrears Of Special Teachers’ 18 Months Salary by Jimsonjaat86: 5:55pm On Jul 08
OSUN NASET DEMANDS RECTIFICATION AND ARREARS OF SPECIAL TEACHERS’ 18 MONTHS SALARY SHORT PAYMENT BY CHAMS

The entire members and executives of Nigeria Association of Special Education Teachers {NASET}, the professional association of special educators at all levels of education (Basic, Secondary and Tertiary) are using this medium to express our chagrin and displeasure regarding the intentional, undue, unjustifiable and indefensible deduction, reduction and omission of certain peculiar allowances in the salaries of some of our members that are working in Osun state public special schools by CHAMS which have lasted for more than 18 months.

The anomalies that led to the salary short payment for this 18 months were traced and evidently established to have resulted from intentional errors by CHAMS which is the firm engaged by Osun state government to coordinate electronically salary payments of Osun state workers. NASET as a professional association and individual members affected have been lodging complaints persistently on a monthly basis for 18 months but nothing was done to rectify it despite their acceptance of this salary contrariety. It is disheartening and troubling that at this moment CHAMS is bisecting the ’little’ that is due to Osun state special teachers when special teachers in some states and FCT are receiving 30% of basic salary as special education allowance as stipulated by National Policy on Special Education in Nigeria.

NASET pleads to the Osun state government under the able leadership of His Excellency, ASIWAJU Sen. (Dr) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke to make it incumbent on CHAMS to rectify this salary short payment and ensures the arrears of the amount that affected members were short paid for 18 months, and magnanimously approve 30% of basic salary as special education allowance for special teachers in Osun state schools for persons with special needs as recommended by National Policy on Special Education in Nigeria.

“Long Live The State Of the Living Spring!”
“Long Live The Federal Republic Of Nigeria!”


E-signed
Comr. Femi Afolabi
The General Secretary

Politics / Newsletter To Rivers State People (III) by Jimsonjaat86: 1:39pm On Jul 08
NEWSLETTER TO RIVERS PEOPLE
PART. 3

OUR DEAR RIVERS STATE: "QUO VADIS?"

QUO VADIS IS A CLASSIC LATIN PHRASE, MEANING, "WHERE ARE YOU GOING?"

SO, IN THIS CONTEXT, THE CLEAR QUESTION IS; RIVERS STATE: WHERE ARE YOU GOING?.

IN THIS EDITION, I SHALL BRING TO THE FORE, SOME SALIENT ISSUES AND CRAVE FOR THE UNBIASED APPRECIATION OF READERS AND CHALLENGE READERS TO MAKE VALUABLE AND VALID JUDGEMENTS.

TO ACHIEVE THIS, I SHALL COPIOUSLY REPRODUCE THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, 1999, AS AMENDED.

SECTION 120 of the 1999 CFRN as amended.
(POWERS AND CONTROL OVER PUBLIC FUNDS)

1. All revenues or other moneys raised or received by a State (not being revenues or other moneys payable under this constitution or any law of a House of Assembly into any other public fund of the State established for a specific purpose), shall be paid into and form one consolidated Revenue fund of the State.

2. No moneys shall be withdrawn from the consolidated Revenue fund of the State except to meet expenditure that is charged upon the fund by this constitution or where the issue of those moneys has been authorized by an Appropriation Law or Law passed in pursuance of section 121 of this constitution.

3. No moneys shall be withdrawn from any public fund of the State other than the consolidated Revenue fund of the State, unless the issue of those moneys has been authorized by a Law of the House of Assembly of the State.

4. No moneys shall be withdrawn from the consolidated Revenue fund of the State or any other public fund of the State except in the manner prescribed by the House of Assembly

Section 122 of the 1999 CFRN as amended.
If the Appropriation bill in respect of any financial year has not been passed into law by the beginning of the financial year, the Governor may authorize the withdrawal of moneys from the consolidated Revenue Fund of the State for the purpose of meeting expenditure necessary to carry on the services of the government for a period not exceeding six months or until the coming into operation of the Law, whichever way is the earliest.

Provided that the withdrawal in respect of any such period shall not exceed the amount authorized to be withdrawn from the consolidated Revenue Fund of the State under the provisions of the Appropriation Law passed by the House of Assembly for the corresponding period in the immediately preceding financial year, being an amount proportionate to the total amount of so authorized for the immediately preceding financial year.

PLEASE READ THESE SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE UNAPPEALED FEDERAL HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT DELIVERED BY J.K. OMOTOSHO, ON THE 22ND OF JANUARY, 2024.

THE JUDGEMENT IN POINT, DEALT WITH SEVERAL TORNY ISSUES BROUGHT BEFORE IT: NAMELY;
THE LEGITIMATE SPEAKER OF THE RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY;

THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE;

THE ISSUE OF IMPOSITION OF EDISON EHIE AS SPEAKER OF RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY;

PURPORTED DECLARATION OF THE SEATS OF RT HON MARTIN AMAEWHULE AND 25 OTHERS, VACANT;

THE ISSUE OF BUDGET PRESENTED TO AN ILLEGITIMATE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS ,et al.

IN ALL OF THESE, JUDGEMENTS WERE ENTERED IN FAVOUR OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE MATTER IN SUIT NO: FHC/ABJ/CS/1613/2023.

I REFER YOU TO THE 72 PAGE JUDGEMENT DELIVERED ON THE 22/01/2024

ALSO READ THE ENROLLED ORDER OF THE COURT OF APPEAL DELIVERED ON THE 4TH OF JULY, 2024.

I REPRODUCE VERBATIM.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1. THIS APPEAL HAS MERIT AND IT IS HEREBY ALLOWED.

2. THE TRIAL COURT LACKS THE JURISDICTION TO HEAR AND DETERMINE THE SUIT FILED BY THE IST AND 3RD RESPONDENTS.

CONSEQUENTLY, SUIT NO. PHC/1512/CS/2024: HON. VICTOR OKO JUMBO AND 2 OTHERS VS RT. HON. MARTIN CHIKE AMAEWHULE & 24 OTHERS IS HEREBY STRUCK OUT.

3. CONSEQUENTLY, PARTIES ARE TO RETURN TO THE STATUS QUO ANTE BELLUM.

*STATUS QUO ANTE BELLUM:*
*WHAT DOES IT MEAN/WHAT IS THE ROOT WORD?*

STATUS QUO ANTE BELLUM IS ANOTHER LATIN PHRASE MEANING, THE SITUATION AS IT EXISTED BEFORE THE WAR.

"ANTE BELLUM " MEANS "BEFORE THE WAR."

IT ROOTS BACK TO 1840 WHEN IT WAS FIRST USED IN TREATIES TO REFER TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF ENEMY TROOPS AND THE RESTORATION OF PREWAR LEADERSHIP.

"STATUS QUO ANTE BELLUM" SIMPLY MEANS THE STATE OF AFFAIRS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF HOSTILITIES.

IS THIS STILL DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND?

WHAT WAS THE SITUATION IN RIVERS STATE BEFORE THE HOSTILITIES STARTED?

IS IT WHAT THE COURT OF APPEAL IN HER WELL CONSIDERED UNANIMOUS JUDGEMENT ORDERED?

PROVIDE THE ANSWERS.

LET ME TERSELY ASK:

NOW THAT THE LAW TODAY RECOGNISES RT HON MARTIN AMAEWHULE AS SPEAKER OF RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY AND 25 OTHERS AS MEMBERS OF RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, WHAT IS EXPECTED?

NOW THAT THE LAW TODAY IN RIVERS STATE DECLARES A NULLITY, THE PURPORTED PRESENTATION OF BUDGET TO A NON~EXISTENT SPEAKER (SEE THE UNCHALLENGED J.K OMOTOSHO JUDGEMENT, 22ND JANUARY, 2024).

NOW THAT THE LAW TODAY ORDERS THE RETURN TO THE STATUS OF THE STATE BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF POLITICAL AND LEGAL HOSTILITIES.

NOW THAT THE GOVERNOR'S WINDOW OF EXPENDITURE FROM WITHDRAWAL FROM STATE COFFERS WITHIN 6 MONTHS UNTIL THE COMING INTO OPERATION OF THE LAW, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER (SEE SECTION 122 OF THE I999 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AS AMENDED), HAS EXPIRED ON THE 30TH OF JUNE 2024.

CAN THE GOVERNOR WITHIN THE PREVALENT LAW, CONTINUE TO WITHDRAW MONEYS FROM THE CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND OF THE STATE?.

CENTRAL TO ALL THESE POSERS IS: "WHERE IS RIVERS STATE GOING TO? (QUO VADIS)

*CONCLUSION:*
LET ME CONCLUDE THUSLY:

IRREDENTISM AND REVISIONISM.

MY FIRST CONSCIENTIOUS COUNSEL IS AGAINST THESE CATEGORY OF PERSONS IN OUR STATE AND HIRELINGS FROM OUTSIDE AS THE IGNOBLE SOCIAL CLUB DUBBED G60 WHO ACCORDING TO GOVERNOR FUBARA'S COMMISSIONER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL, IS NOW THE OFFICIAL MOUTHPIECE OF RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT.

THE TEACHING OF SOME PROFESSORS OF LAW AND SENIOR ADVOCATES WHICH GINGER THE DEFEATED GROUP TO SPOIL FOR FRUITLESS ACTIONS, WILL NOT HELP.

SUCH CHARACTERS ARE ADVISED AND SHOULD BE WARNED BY RIVERS PEOPLE, TO COME OFF THIS WICKED ENTERPRISE AND STOCK IN TRADE, WEAVED TO SERVE SELFISH PECUNIARY INTEREST.

RIVERS PEOPLE SHOULD DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR "AHITOPHELIC" COUNSEL

IN SAME WISE, GOVERNOR FUBARA SHOULD MAKE HIMSELF UNAVAILABLE TO THE "REHOBOAMIC" COUNSELS OF KINGDOM BREAKERS.

THE SOUND AND PROFOUND JUDGEMENT OF THE LEARNED JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF APPEAL DELIVERED ON THE 4TH OF JULY 2024, SHOULD PROVIDE ANOTHER AVENUE/OPPORTUNITY FOR A TRUCE IN RIVERS STATE.

IF THE LETTERS AND SPIRITS ARE TO BE RECEIVED AND INTERNALIZED WITH OPEN MIND, RIVERS STATE WILL RETURN TO RELATIVE PEACE AND AS WELL, REGAIN HER LOST GLORIES.

THE RESPONSES AND ACTIONS I GET FROM THE AFORE STATED CONCERNS WILL AID A CONCLUSION OF "NUNC DIMITTIS", OR HERALDING OF ANGELIC REBIRTH.

SIGNED:
SIR (CHIEF) TONY C. OKOCHA, DSSRS, JP,
LEADER/CHAIRMAN,
ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC),
RIVERS STATE.

JULY 8, 2024.

Nairaland / General / Chinedu Mba Denies Involvement In Fraud Allegations Ravaging Globus Bank by Jimsonjaat86: 8:55am On Jul 08
A student of M.Sc. currently pursuing his degree in the United Kingdom, identified as Chinedu Mba, has vehemently denied allegations of involvement in a fraud incident that occurred at his previous place of employment, Globus Bank.

Recall that a recent publication on a blog identified as Nairametrics claimed that he participated in a fraud that affected customers money in Globus Bank.

"The EFCC’s claims were made in SUIT NO/FHC/CS/32/2024, leading to Justice Inyang Ekwo’s order to freeze the accounts for 90 days pending further investigation."

Further investigations by the bank revealed that the fraud perpetrated on the bank was around N900,000,000.00 (Nine Hundred Million Naira)."

In his defense, the former Globus Bank employee, Chinedu, explained that he was employed by Globus Bank in April 2021 to work in the Core Banking Application team, where he joined existing team members managing the software application.

Contrary to claims made in the publication, Chinedu clarified that he was not a pioneer or architect of the application and was not involved in overseeing its operational platform.

He emphasized that his recruitment at the bank was based on merit and followed standard HR processes.

“During my tenure at Globus Bank, I worked diligently and was offered a job at another financial institution in September 2022. Despite receiving a counteroffer from Globus Bank to retain me, I eventually decided to leave the bank in July 2023 to pursue his Master's degree in the UK.”

“I ensured a proper handover process and provided sufficient notice to the bank before his departure. I refuted claims made in the publication that I brought in a replacement for his role or had unauthorized access to critical servers."

He emphasized that his job responsibilities focused on providing user support and resolving issues with the application without involvement in areas such as software deployment or server access.

Chinedu also dismissed allegations of involvement in hacking the bank's software, citing his lack of expertise, time, and access post-resignation.

Furthermore, Chinedu highlighted the stringent security measures in place at Globus Bank, including multiple authentication layers and restricted access to critical servers.

He expressed confusion and dismay over the misinformation spread about him and noted that he had not been contacted by any law enforcement agencies or the bank regarding the allegations.

In light of these developments, Chinedu Mba seeks to clear his name and address the inaccuracies presented in the publication, emphasizing his commitment to his studies and professional integrity.

“As the investigation unfolds, I remain steadfast in my denial of any wrongdoing and call for a thorough examination of the facts surrounding the allegations against me,"  he concluded.

NYSC / General Ahmed Appeals For More Stakeholders' Support For Nysc by Jimsonjaat86: 7:47pm On Jul 07
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has appealed to stakeholders especially State Governors to upscale their statutory responsibilities to the Scheme.

He said this would enhance the efforts of NYSC in contributing to national unity, youth empowerment and socio-economic development of the country.

The Director General disclosed this while speaking on the sidelines of his visit to NYSC Lagos State Orientation Camp in Iyana-Ipaja.

He also advised Corps Employers not to reject any Corps Member posted to their establishments for primary assignment, but create a conducive environment for them to unleash their potentials for societal growth.

Speaking further during his visit to the Corps Members in Lagos and Ogun State Orientation Camps, the Director General warned them against self-induced rejection.

He warned that any Corps Member found culpable of this would be dealt with according to NYSC byelaws.

"Remain focused and abide by the NYSC rules and regulations. Don't deface NYSC uniforms and try to adhere to the Scheme's dress code at all times", the DG said.

In her camp report to the Director General, the NYSC Lagos State Coordinator, Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa said all the 2,876 Corps Members made up of 1,067 males and 1,809 females are responding to camp directives.

Also, Ogun State Coordinator, Mrs Olayinka Diana Nasamu stated that a total 2,762 Corps Members comprising 922 males and 1,423 females for Ogun and 66 males with 351 females who were dislodged from Lagos State have adapted to the regimented camp life, while camp officials have displayed strong synergy.

Eddy Megwa fnipr
Director, lnformation and Public Relations

Politics / Kwara LG Election: Meet Offa PDP Chairmanship Candidate by Jimsonjaat86: 11:36am On Jul 06
Hon. Comr. Salahudeen A. Lukman #AIG (Eluku Omo Adugbo): Meet PDP Chairmanship Candidate for Offa LG in the 2024 Kwara LG Elections

Comrade (Honourable) Salahudeen Adeyemi Lukman, born on November 25, 1987, is a candidate for the chairmanship of Offa Local Government Area in the 2024 Kwara LG elections.

He hails from the family of Alhaji and Mrs. Isiaka Obalowu Salahudeen Opeloyeru of Esinkins' compound, Ojomu South East Ward, Ojomu District, Offa/Balogun State Constituency, Offa/Oyun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency, Kwara South Senatorial District, Kwara State.

Lukman attended St. James LGEA School, Offa, earning his First School Leaving Certificate in 1999. He continued his education at Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Offa, where he obtained his Senior School Certificate in 2005. He then pursued Mineral Resources Engineering at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, completing his National Diploma in 2008. Subsequently, he attained a Higher National Diploma in Mining Engineering from Kaduna Polytechnic in 2013.

He completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Suleja, Niger State, in 2014. Lukman also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering from Mewar International University, Nasarawa State.

Additionally, he earned a Certificate in Micro Computer Operation and Management from Oladem Computer Training Institute, Abuja, in 2005.

As a Chartered Procurement Expert, Lukman holds a Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN). He is also a Corporate Member of the Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE), the Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), and the Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), and is certified by the Council of Mining Engineers and Geologist in Nigeria (COMEG).

Lukman's leadership roles began early, serving as Health Prefect in primary school and Class Governor throughout secondary school. He was elected Assistant General Secretary of the Association of Mineral Resources Engineering Students (AMRES) at Kwara State Polytechnic (2006/2007) and served as Student Union Government (SUG) Director of Sport II in his final year (2007/2008), leading contingents to the Nigeria Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) in 2008. He also initiated the Olofa's Cup and the OSUTECH program, an ICT center for fresh secondary school leavers in Offa.

Known as Aluta Inspector General (#AIG) for his activism, Lukman has been a prominent figure in national youth and student movements in Nigeria. His tenure as National Vice President External Affairs, Senate President, and National President of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) from 2010 to 2013 helped address the discrimination against HND holders in the civil service.

Lukman has championed numerous advocacy campaigns, including the removal of scratch cards for JAMB result checking and the reduction of ATM withdrawal charges. He also served as Regional President of the West African Polytechnic Students' Union (WAPSU), the first Nigerian to hold this position. In 2018, he was a Presidential Aspirant of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the first elected National President of the revived National Union of Nigerian Students (NUNS).

Lukman has served on the National Executive Committee of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) as Organizing Secretary North Central. He was an academic staff member in the Department of Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering at Federal Polytechnic Nekede and Kaduna Polytechnic before entering politics in 2022.

As a practicing Mining Engineer, Lukman is the Managing Director/CEO of Bi'lam Consult and Investment Limited and Executive Director of Crust Concept Enterprise, firms specializing in mining and agricultural machinery sales and supply. He is married with children and has extensive travel experience across Nigeria, West Africa, Europe, and Asia.

In the 2023 General Election, Lukman was the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ojomu/Balogun Constituency, finishing second.

Signed:
Omooba Habeeb Abiola
Head, Media and Public Communication
Team Alaga Irorun
Eluku Omo Adugbo '24 Campaign Council

Politics / Gov Adeleke Is Committed To Providing Affordable Healthcare To Osun Citizens by Jimsonjaat86: 1:31pm On Jul 05
Governor Ademola Adeleke has reassured Osun residents that his administration will continue to prioritize quality healthcare services, through continuous investment in infrastructure, training, and welfare of the medical personnel.

Governor Adeleke stated this while commissioning medical equipment donated by a Canada based foundation as stakeholders in the health sector stormed the Ede south local government venue of the programme.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Adeleke expressed his belief that with the right equipment, the medical personnel can perform their duties more effectively, ultimately leading to better health outcomes for the people.

The governor who spoke through his deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi explained that as the state government distributes the devices to various secondary health facilities across Osun State, the state government is renewing it's commitment to the health and well-being of every resident of the State.

He noted that the goal of the present administration is to ensure that no one is left behind, and that every resident, regardless of their location or socio-economic status, has access to quality healthcare services.

The governor urged all healthcare workers to make the best use of the devices, maintain them diligently, and continue to uphold the highest standards of medical practice.

In his speech the commissioner for health, Hon. Jola Akintola and the special adviser to the governor on special duties, Mr Akin Odejobi highlighted the lofty achievements of the governor Ademola Adeleke led administration, including the rehabilitation of public health centres, equipping them with relative facilities and provision of boreholes.

According to them the gesture of the donor, the international hope Canada, saying it is highly commendable.

Earlier the donor, Dr.Uche Nwanko of the international hope foundation Canada, lauded the investment of governor Ademola Adeleke's administration investment in the sector.

Dr. Nwakwo assured the state government of his commitment to futher assist in some sectors aside that of health.

Politics / Osun: Ikirun-born Philanthropist Rejects APC Invite, Joins PDP by Jimsonjaat86: 1:23pm On Jul 04
An Ikirun-born Philanthropist and Real Estate Mogul, Adekunle luqman Ibraheem has officially joined the People Democratic Party in Osun State.

While picking up his membership card at Ward 3, Ifelodun Local Government, Ikirun during the week, Adekunle noted that he has considered all options and realised that PDP is the place to be.

He stated further that, even though he has been invited severally to join APC, the achievement of Governor Ademola Adeleke in less than two years of being Governor of Osun State.

He said, "Today, I officially become a member of PDP in Osun state, after considering all options, I have come to the conclusion that PDP is the place to be and I am happy I was well received in to the party at my ward.

"Though I had an offer to join APC but honestly with the achievement of Governor Adeleke in less than two years in office, we need to give him all the support needed.

"I will do everything within my best to ensure that Governor Adeleke succeed as Governor and Osun PDP doesn't fail as a party"

Politics / Ifedayo Council Chair, Atolagbe Flags Off 1.5km Road Construction, Praises Gov by Jimsonjaat86: 10:36am On Jul 04
The Caretaker Chairman, Ifedayo Local Government, Hon. Kayode Atolagbe led other caretaker members and other notable dignitaries to flag off the 1.5km road in the council area as he praises Governor Adeleke for remembering his people

The Chairman, while performing the flag-off, said the administration of Governor Ademola Adeleke has done wonderfully well in the area of infrastructure, noting that the people of Ifedayo are happy with this development.

"Let me on behalf of my people register our appreciation to His Excellency, Governor Ademola Adeleke "Imole" for remembering us in Ifedayo. We are greatful sir.

"These roads have been abandoned for more than 14 years, but thank God, we are remembered by the people's Governor who doesn't joke with the welfare of his people.

Hon. Atolagbe however urged the contractor handling the contract to do it thoroughly and use standard materials, stating that the Governor is known to be a man of standard who doesn't joke with his words. He therefore asked the people living around the area where the road reconstruction is going on to cooperate with the contractor and his workers.

Speaking, the Vice Chairman of the council, Hon. Kayode Ajiboye noted that the roads are very strategic and will have a multiplier effects on the movement of the farmers who ply the roads. He lauded the Chairman for his leadership prowess. He therefore prayed for a successful tenure of the Governor in the state.

Applauding the Governor, the PDP Chairman in Ifedayo local government, Hon. Adeyemi Oyinlola (Adex) said the local government had been abandoned for many years but today the days of their waiting is over.

"The PDP administration in Osun always want the best for its people. We all remembered how the administration of former Governor Oyinlola treated us, the same way the administration of Governor Adeleke is doing.

NYSC / Niger State To Get New Nysc Orientation Camp by Jimsonjaat86: 3:12pm On Jul 03
....Gov Donates N200,000 each to 1,301 CMs

The Niger State Governor, Rt Hon Umaru Muhammad Bago has announced the release of the sum of Five Billion Naira for the construction of an Ultra-modern Orientation Camp for NYSC in the State.

He also announced the donation of the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira for each Corps Member in camp, a trailer load of rice and twenty cows to augment the feeding of Corps Members and Camp Officials during the on-going Orientation programme.

The Governor stated this in his address during the Swearing-in Ceremony of the 2024 Batch 'B' Stream One Corps Members deployed to the State held at the NYSC Niger State Orientation Camp, Paiko.

He said the State Government is going to provide five boreholes in the present camp and also make the camp a more conducive environment for the Corps Members.

Governor Bago also pledged automatic employment into the Niger State Civil Service for Corps Members that studied medical courses in the tertiary institutions.

"We need to feed the nation. Farming is more than hoes and cutlasses. We have invested so much in agricultural mechanisation. We will collaborate with the NYSC and Federal Ministry of Youth Development on how we can inject agricultural mechanisation into NYSC Scheme", the Governor said.

During the ceremony, Hon. Justice Mariya M Ismail administered the Oath of Allegiance on the 1,301 Corps Members comprising 570 males and 731 females.

While signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Ministry of Youth Development at the Government House in Minna, Governor Bago said Niger State is interested in promoting agro-value chain that would increase food support and create employment opportunities, especially for Corps Members.

He added that efforts are in top gear to create 100 farm estates with 10 hectares of land in each of the 25 Local Government Areas of the State.

He also disclosed that the State would re-engineer agriculture through land mechanization for farm house that would provide jobs for thousands of graduates and other categories of youths.

"We have four hydro-powered dams that release over one billion litres of water everyday. We have provisions for animal husbandry, aquaculture among others.

We are creating 100 farm estates and we are also giving our free vehicles to our Staff", he said.

In her response during the signing of the MoU, the Minister for Youth Development, Dr Jamila Bio-Ibrahim thanked the Governor for his immense support for the Scheme in Niger State.

She disclosed that the MoU would further enable NYSC to become self-reliant as the Scheme is vigorously thinking outside the box on diverse areas of youth empowerment.

She implored other State Governors to emulate Governor Bago's gesture.

The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General YD Ahmed commended the Governor for being NYSC friendly in his administration. He thanked him for the promise of building a State-of-the-Art NYSC Orientation Camp in Niger State.

Eddy Megwa fnipr
Director, Press and Public Relations

Politics / APC Primaries: Ofe-aran Remains In The Race For Offa LG Chairmanship by Jimsonjaat86: 8:25am On Jul 02
We have been made aware of a misleading report circulating in Offa Local Government, perpetuated by desperate politicians. Contrary to their claims, I, Ofe-Aran, did not convene a meeting with fellow aspirants at the residence of the former PRO of Kwara State APC, nor did I withdraw my candidacy or declare support for any other aspirant.

I wish to categorically state that I remain fully committed to contesting the position of Chairman in the upcoming primary election. The false statements by these desperate politicians are not only misleading but also potentially harmful to the democratic process.

I urge the general public and all stakeholders to disregard any such claims or misinformation. I appreciate the continued support and trust of my loyal supporters and assure them of my dedication to the race. Let us remain focused on the true issues and maintain a fair and transparent electoral process."

Sincerely Yours
Hon.Ibrahim Yemi Sheriff
OFE-ARAN
Chairmanship Aspirant
Education / Osun Public Schools Where Trees Portent Danger For Students And Teachers by Jimsonjaat86: 10:29pm On Jul 01
One of the things that the current administration under the leadership of Governor Ademola Adeleke doesn't take with levity is the welfare and good living of the people of the state.

On many occasions, Mr Governor has directed government officials to make sure that people's welfare are taking care without any discrimination of what party or religion they belong.

Unfortunately, some school Principals are not helping the Governor in this regard, as many of them may be nursing fear of not being punished for wrong doings.

A visit to some public schools in some parts of the state shows some delapidated buildings which need urgent government intervention.

Few months ago, I was at Imesi-ile in Obokun local government area for a programme. I took tour round the town, getting to a public primary school, what I saw there was an eyesore as almost all the buildings have collapsed left with two buildings which are not in good condition. I asked myself, do we have students under these roofs, they are death trap. The building may collapse anytime.

Two weeks ago, I was in Ila-Orangun for a burial, on our way to the venue of the event, we had a stopover, a friend who was with us in the vehicle quickly called my attention to a primary school, college primary, apart from the condition of the school, trees have already grown to cover the school.

As we were trying to check the school, a young man, an indigen of Ila, came to our side, joined our conversation on why the trees were not cut to avert danger that it portents for both the teachers and students, the young man named like three other schools in Ila that face same danger.

They are: Ajagunla Grammar School, Igbonibi Grammar School and Agboluaje Grammar school. Trees have already covered the roofs, just a heavy rain with windstorm, those trees may fall on the buildings thereby results into causalities (God forbid)

One question that keeps ringing is that, is it that the Principals of those schools aren't care about the safety of the students and teachers or they wait for Governor Adeleke to give them directive on how to secure their schools or they want to wait until the trees fall and cause causality thereby subject the state government to unnecessary attack by the oppositions in the state.

I think the Principals of the affected schools need to be queried by the Ministry of Education.

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Politics / Newsletter To Rivers State People (II) by Jimsonjaat86: 7:06pm On Jul 01
NEWSLETTER TO RIVERS STATE PEOPLE
PART: ll

THE UNTOLD STORIES:

THERE ARE UNTOLD STORIES IN OUR RECENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE THAT MUST BE TOLD, PERHAPS TO PRESENT AS PANACEA TO THE TEETHING PROBLEMS THAT HAVE BEDEVILED OUR STATE IF THE GLADIATORS AGREE WITH/TO THEM.

THESE STORIES ARE EITHER MUMBLED JUMBLED IN PUBLIC DOMAIN TO SOOTHE THE NARRATIVE OF JAUNDICED/BIAS AUTHORS OR THERE IS DEARTH/SCARCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN PUBLIC DOMAIN ON THE TRUTHS.

I SHALL SUCCINCTLY, BRISKLY AND APTLY PUT THE UNTAINTED FACTS AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNTRUTH AS MAY BE UNCOVERED WITH COUNTER~EXAMPLES.

*(1) GOVERNOR FUBARA IS MINISTER WIKE'S POLITICAL INVESTMENT IN RIVERS STATE:*

CONSIDER THESE TRUISMS:

A. BEFORE THE GOVERNORSHIP OF CHIEF E.N.WIKE IN RIVERS STATE, MR SIMINALAYE JOSEPH FUBARA WAS A STAFF OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE, RIVERS STATE.
UPON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE AS GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE, CHIEF WIKE FOR WHATEVER CONSIDERATION, PROMOTED MR SIMINALAYE FUBARA TO DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION AND ASSIGNED HIM TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

B. SOON AFTER, GOV. WIKE MANOURVRED THE APPOINTMENT OF MR. FUBARA TO PERMANENT SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, STILL IN CHARGE OF GOVERNMENT HOUSE FUNDS, OVER AND ABOVE HIS SENIORS IN THE RIVERS STATE CIVIL SERVICE.

C. NO SOONER HAD HE (FUBARA) ASSUMED OFFICE AS PERMANENT SECRETARY THAN GOVERNOR WIKE BROKE/CIRCUMVENTED CIVIL SERVICE RULES AND ETHOS, TO ANNOUNCE MR. FUBARA AS ACCOUNTANT ~GENERAL OF RIVERS STATE (THE APOGEE POINT OF HIS CARRIER). BY THAT POSITION, MR FUBARA BECAME A SIGNATORY TO THE RIVERS STATE ACCOUNTS, BONAFIDE.

D. NOT YET DONE, GOVERNOR WIKE PROPPED UP MR. FUBARA TO SUCCEED HIM IN THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE.

PDP GOVERNORSHIP FORMS WERE PURCHASED BY GOVERNOR WIKE AND DISTRIBUTED TO THOSE WHO INDICATED INTERESTS AND WARNED THAT TO AVOID RANCOUR AND ACRIMONY IN THE PARTY AND INDEED, FOR THE INTEREST OF THE UNITY OF THE PARTY, NO ASPIRANT WAS PERMITTED TO CAMPAIGN, ONLY AWAIT THE DECISION OF THE ELDERS' COUNCIL.
ALL ASPIRANTS, MADE UP OF FORMER GOVERNORS, DEPUTY SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FORMER AND SERVING SECRETARY TO STATE GOVERNMENT, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF PDP RIVERS, ETC., PRESENTED THEMSELVES BEFORE THE ELDERS COUNCIL AND WERE SCREENED.
FUNNY ENOUGH, THE ONLY ASPIRANT WHO HAD NOT THE INFINITESIMAL EXPERIENCE IN THE SPHERE OF POLITICS IN RIVERS STATE, MR. FUBARA WAS PRODUCED AS HANDOUT TO THE ELDERS COUNCIL BY GOVERNOR WIKE.

NOTE: THE APPOINTMENT OF THE PDP ELDERS COUNCIL WAS GOVERNOR WIKE'S BRAINCHILD.
THE INSTRUCTION TO ASPIRANTS NOT TO CAMPAIGN WAS A SUBTERFUGE/DECOR TO ALLOW THE EMERGENCE OF THE ONE, MR. SIMINALAYE FUBARA WHO WAS NEVER A POLITICIAN.

SHOULD GOVERNOR WIKE AND PDP RIVERS HAD ALLOWED A PRIMARY ELECTION FOR ALL THE ASPIRANTS, MR. SIMINALAYE FUBARA WOULD HAVE BOARDED A DISTANT LAST POSITION (14/14)

THE EMERGENCE OF THE LIST QUALIFIED AN ILL~EXPERIENCED FUBARA, WAS A RESULT OF "POLITICAL PALACE COUP WITH GOVERNOR WIKE AS THE MOVIE DIRECTOR.

PDP RIVERS WAS IN CIRCUMSTANTIAL DIRE STRAIT.
NOT ALL THAT LOST IN THE "COUP", TOOK IT KINDLY. FOR THEM, IF ANYONE OF THE PROLIFIC POLITICIANS THAT ASPIRED EMERGED, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT NOT A TIRO AS MR. FUBARA.

THESE TEAM OF EXTREMELY AGGRIEVED ONES COINED A CLICHE "WE CANNOT AFTER SERVING THE MASTER, ALSO CONDESCEND TO SERVE THE MASTER'S BOY".

TO THIS CLASS,, "IT WAS TO YOUR TENTS OH ISRAEL"!.

THEY LEFT THE MAINSTREAM PDP IN THE STATE AND FORMED ALLIANCE WITH THE HATER OF GOVERNOR WIKE AND ANYTHING THAT CONCERNED HIM IN PDP (FORMER VICE PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR).
NIGERIANS ARE AWARE OF THE SUSTAINED POLITICAL RIVALRY BETWEEN ATIKU AND WIKE.

E. CAMPAIGNS FOR THE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN RIVERS STATE ENSUED. IT WAS A PLATFORM FOR CANDIDATES OF THE PARTIES TO TAKE THE SOAPBOX TO ESPOUSE POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES THEY INTEND TO PURSUE/EXECUTE, IF ELECTED INTO THE EXALTED OFFICE.

UNFORTUNATELY, RIVERS STATE PEOPLE WATCHED WITH CONSTERNATION AS CANDIDATE FUBARA WAS ONLY INVITED TO THE ROSTRUM, TO ONLY WAVE TO THE TEEMING CROWD OF SUPPORTERS OF THE PDP.
HIS DEFICIENCIES ARE WELL KNOWN, SO, HAVE TO BE COVERED.

F. GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN RIVERS STATE CAME ON THE 18TH OF MARCH, 2024. CANDIDATE FUBARA CLINCHED ALL THE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN ALL THE 23 LGAS OF RIVERS STATE. IT WAS A NOVELTY!
IT NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN OUR HISTORY!

23 OF THE CHAIRMEN OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS, INCLUDING 21 OF THEM THAT BECAME ENDANGERED SPECIES TWO WEEKS AFTER GOVERNOR SIMINALAYE FUBARA WAS SWORN~IN AS GOVERNOR, WERE FINAL COLLATION AGENTS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE LGAS.

I RECALL THAT WHEN INEC FOOT~DRAGGED IN THE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GOVERNORSHIP RESULTS, WHICH SIM FUBARA WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE WON SQUARE AND CLEAR, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN MOBILIZED PARTY SUPPORTERS IN DEMONSTRATION/PROTEST THAT TOOK OVER THE ABA ROAD, AROUND INEC OFFICE IN PORT HARCOURT FOR MANY DAYS UNTIL THE FINAL DECLARATION OF THE RESULT WAS MADE.

GOV. WIKE DID ALL WITHIN THE ARMBITS OF THE LAW AND DELIVERED MR. FUBARA AS GOVERNOR.
HE ENSURED THAT THE SWEARING ~IN AND TAKE-OVER WERE SEAMLESS.

WHEN CANDIDATES OF SOME OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES WHO CONTESTED THE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION MADE TO THE ELECTION TRIBUNAL, GOV. WIKE HIRED AND PAID ALL THE VERY TALL LEGAL LUMINARIES FROM THE TRIBUNAL IN ABUJA STAGE TO THE SUPREME COURT.

NO NEW LAWYER WAS ADDED OR REMOVED FROM THE LEGAL TEAM AS ASSEMBLED.

THE COUNCIL CHAIRMEN LIVED UP TO THEIR BILLINGS OF PROVIDING WITNESSES AT THEIR COST TO ABUJA, AT THE TRIBUNAL STAGE.

QUESTIONS FOR GOV. FUBARA AND HIS CHEERLEADERS AND OBJECTIVE/DISPASSIONATE READERS HERE:

1- A COMBINED READING OF THE FEW INSIGHTS HERE, "IS IT RIGHT OR WRONG TO CONCLUDE THAT GOV. FUBARA IS MINISTER WIKE'S "POLITICAL INVESTMENT"?
ALAS, EVEN GOVERNOR FUBARA MAINTAINED AND SANG IT LIKE A REFRAIN AUDIBLY, THAT MINISTER WIKE IS HIS "OGA" (THAT MAY HAVE BEEN GONE WITH THE MEDIEVALS).

2- DOES AN INVESTOR HOLD WITHIN HIS RIGHTS, TO LOOK IN AND SUPERVISE HIS INVESTMENT, OR HE/SHE SHOWS LASSERFAIRE AND ALLOWS HIS/HER INVESTMENT GO DOWN THE DRAINS?

DITTO TO THE POLITICAL SPHERE.
WHICH POLITICIAN GIVES AWAY WILLY~NILLY, HIS STRUCTURE, OR ALLOWS ANYONE ATTEMPT TO DISMANTLE IT AND REMAIN TACITURN AND DO NOTHING?

ASSUMING WITHOUT CONCEDING THAT THE IRREDENTISTS AND REVISIONISTS TAUNT AND TAINT THE STORY AROUND CONTROL OF GOVERNOR FUBARA BY HIS BENEFACTOR NOW MINISTER WIKE, IS IT COMPLETELY AN ABSURD?

MINISTER WIKE HAD COME SEVERALLY TO DENY CONTROL OF HIS INVESTMENT IN RIVERS STATE AND EMPHASISED/HINGED AUDIBLY THAT GOVERNOR FUBARA WAS DESTROYING THE STRUCTURE THAT HE (WIKE ) BUILT IN RIVERS STATE, WHICH ALSO PRODUCED GOV. FUBARA.
HAS GOV. FUBARA RESPONDED,?

RATHER, HE WEEPS UP PEDESTRIAN SYMPATHY AROUND ETHNICITY.

*(2) GOVERNMENT OF DECEITS AND FAT WHITE LIES:*

BURNING OF A SECTION OF THE RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX:

CONSIDER THESE:

PRECISELY ON THE 30TH OF OCTOBER, 2023, RIVERS PEOPLE WOKE UP TO THE SAD NEWS OF THE BURNING OF THE ICONIC STRUCTURE THAT HOUSES THE LEGISLATIVE ARM OF GOVERNMENT, RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX.

SEVERAL SLANTS TO THE NEWS WERE BANDIED AND PUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
BUT THE ONE THAT WAS MOST AUTHENTIC WAS ĹIVE TELEVISION VIEW OF GOV. FUBARA WALKING MAJESTICALLY TO THE "LOCUS INQUO".
WHILST ON HIS WAY, WE SAW WATER SPLASHED FROM POLICE VEHICLE TO PASSERSBY FOR WHATEVER SECURITY INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THEM.

HIS EXCELLENCY, GOV. FUBARA RAISED ALARM OVER THREAT TO HIS LIFE BY ONE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE WHO LED THE POLICE OPERATION. HE EVENTUALLY GOT TO THE BUILDING AND ASCERTAINED THAT THE BUILDING WAS TRULY BURNT.

THE GOVERNOR RETURNED TO THE ENTRANCE GATE OF THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE WHERE AN EMERGENCY PODIUM WAS NOCKED IN FOR HIM.

THE GOVERNOR MOUNTED THE ROSTRUM AND QUIPPED "THEY (ASSEMBLY MEMBERS DOING THE BIDDING OF THEIR MASTER) WANTED TO IMPEACH ME TODAY. HE KEPT ASKING REPEATEDLY "WHAT DID I DO WRONG?

"WHAT IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES HAVE I COMMITTED"?

HE ASSURED HIS CHEERLEADERS ON GROUND THERE THAT HE WILL DO EVERYTHING TO DEFEND HIS MANDATE, EVEN IF IT LED TO HIS DEMISE, BUT HE WILL LEAVE THE LEGACY OF A HERO.

ASAWANA!, ASAWANA!!, ASAWANA!!! RENTED THE AIR AS THE HIRED CROWD BELLOWED.

THE ISSUE OF THE BURNT ASSEMBLY COMPLEX WAS NEVER MENTIONED IN COURSE OF HIS SPEECH AT FRONT OF THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE GATE.
CAN YOU CONNECT THE DOTS.
ASSEMBLY COMPLEX WAS TO BE USED TO IMPEACH GOV. FUBARA ON MONDAY, 30TH OCTOBER, 2023.

SAME DAY, BEFORE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS CONVERGED TO COMMENCE THEIR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS, THE SECTION, PARTICULARLY THE HALLOWED CHAMBER WAS BURNT.

"THE WITCH CRIES IN THE NIGHT AND THE CHILD DIES IN THE MORNING".
DOES ANY RATIONAL BEING NEED FURTHER CLARIFICATION?

WE VENTURE TO ASK AGAIN:
"WAS GOV. FUBARA HAPPY THAT THE LONG STANDING LEGACY OF FORMER GOV. PETER ODILI, ADJUDGED ONLY SECOND TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, WAS BURNT IN HIS TIME"?

DID THE GOVERNOR INSTITUTE A PANEL, COMMITTEE, OR ANY FORM OF INQUIRY INTO THE REMOTE AND IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF FIRE ON THE ASSEMBLY COMPLEX BUILDING, NOT A MERE SUPERMARKET?

WAS THERE AN INTEGRITY TEST TO UNCOVER THE STATE OF THE EDIFICE?

BY WHO DID HE OR ANY OF HIS PROTEGES CONVEY THE REPORT TO RIVERS PEOPLE?

SADLY, ON THE 14TH OF DECEMBER, AT THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING, THE GOVERNOR WAS SIGHTED AT THE ASSEMBLY COMPLEX WITH HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENTS, AND SUPERVISED THE PULLING DOWN OF THE EDIFICE. VOOM!,
THE STRUCTURE WAS UTTERLY DEMOLISHED.

GOVERNOR FUBARA'S OVERT INTENTION IN BOTH THE BURNING AND PULLING DOWN OF THE ASSEMBLY COMPLEX WAS FOR THE SOLE REASON OF MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE ASSEMBLY TO SIT.

HIS ADVISERS DIDN'T TELL HIM THAT AN ASSEMBLY DOESN'T INHERE IN A STRUCTURE. HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF ANY STATE OR NATION ARE THE MEMBERS.

THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SIT ANYWHERE AND HOWSOEVER, PROVIDED THE "MACE", WHICH IS THE SYMBOL OF AUTHORITY, IS AVAILABLE.

GOVERNOR FUBARA EXUDING HIS ODOROUS GUTS, DESTROYED THE RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX BUILDING FOR PERSONAL REASONS.

WE READ THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS APPROVED THE MIND-BLOWING SUM OF 19.5 BILLION NAIRA, TAX PAYERS MONEY TO REBUILD THE ASSEMBLY HE BURNT AND PULLED DOWN.

*(3) INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE (IGR):*

GOVERNOR FUBARA IN ONE OF HIS USUAL BACKYARD BRIEF ( HE CANNOT STAND BEFORE CAMERAS AND MEDIA PRACTITIONERS), TOLD RIVERS PEOPLE THAT THE INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE OF RIVERS STATE HAS DOUBLED WHAT IT WAS BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE.

ACCORDING TO HIM, BEFORE ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE, RIVERS STATE INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE, GANGLED BETWEEN 12 - 13 BILLION NAIRA MONTHLY.

HE BOASTED THAT UNDER HIS WATCH, RIVERS STATE INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE SITS PRETTY ON 28 BILLION NAIRA MONTHLY.

WE WERE HAPPY, BELIEVING THE GOVERNOR'S REVELATION WAS RIGHT AND TRUE.

WE BROUGHT OUT HANDKERCHIEFS ON TWO HANDS TO DANCE FOR THIS EARTH~BREAKING ACHIEVEMENT UNDER GOVERNOR FUBARA.

BUT, AS CURIOUS MINDS, WE WANTED TO BE SURE THAT GOVERNOR FUBARA'S BOAST ISN'T ANOTHER DELIBERATE PLOY TO DECEIVE RIVERS PEOPLE, ALL IN HIS INORDINATE BID FOR POPULAR ACCLAMATION. SO WE ASKED -
WHAT WAS NEW?

DID TAXABLE ITEMS INCREASED IN THE PRESENCE OF HARD ECONOMIC CRUNCH?

WHERE THERE NEW COMPANIES, INDUSTRIES AND HEAVY BUSINESS CONCERNS THAT LOCATED/RELOCATED TO RIVERS STATE AND PAID HUGE SUMS TO THE STATE COFFERS?

WHAT ARE THE NEW PHYSICAL INDICES/VARIABLES THAT LED TO THE EXPONENTIAL RISE IN INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE OF RIVERS STATE?

GOVERNOR FUBARA MUST HAVE GONE SPIRITUAL TO PERFORM THE MAGIC HE ANNOUNCED.

WE TOOK THE GOVERNOR TO TASK AS MAIN AND VOCAL OPPOSITION PARTY AND IPSO FACTO, THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS, ENJOINING HIM TO OFFER EXPLANATIONS TO THESE SIMPLE QUESTIONS.
HE COULDN'T.

SO WHAT IS LEFT TO CONCLUDE IS THAT THE GOVERNOR'S BOAST OF INCREASE IN INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE OF RIVERS STATE WAS A 'CONCOCTED FAT WHITE LIE AND BAREFACED CHICANERY'!

*(4) 200 UNITS OF LOW COST HOUSING IN PORT HARCOURT:*

ANOTHER SPURIOUS BOAST OF GOVERNOR FUBARA IS IN HIS NEW BRAND BOAST TO BUILD 200 LOW COST HOUSES IN PORT HARCOURT AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE/AFFORDABLE FOR THE "HAVE NOTS".
HAHAHAHAHA!.

DO YOU KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR, DRIVING THE STATE TO ABYSMAL OBLIVION, WENT INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH HIS CRONIES, "TAF CITY ESTATE DEVELOPERS"?

DO YOU KNOW THAT THE EQUITY OF THE RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT IS LAND?

DO YOU KNOW THAT THE LAND IN ISSUE, WERE ACQUISITIONS DONE UNDER DR. PETER ODILI AND EXPANDED BY RT. HON. CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI'S GOVERNMENT, IN WHAT WAS DESIGNATED AS GREATER PORT HARCOURT CITY?

TO SHOW THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION' S INCOMPETENCE, THEY DIDN'T APPLY DUE DILIGENCE. SO, THEY INCLUDED AREAS NOT COVERED IN THE GREATER PORT HARCOURT PLAN.
OF COURSE, THIS ACCOUNTS FOR THE PLENTY COURT CASES INSTITUTED BY OWNERS OF THE LAND AREAS FORCEFULLY INCLUDED IN THE SPAN.

JUST TAKE A JOURNEY TO THE AIRPORT ROAD BY OBIRI IKWERRE, AS IT IS CALLED.
SEE FOR YOURSELF, THE SHORT SHANTIES AND SLUMS LITTERED AROUND AS THE PROPOSED/ONGOING HOUSING PROJECT, LOCATED ON A VERY CONSPICUOUS AND STRATEGIC GATEWAY INTO AND OUT OF RIVERS STATE.

PLEASE, WHEN YOU VISIT THE LOCATION, CRAVE TO BE ALLOWED TO SEE THE ROOMS OF 8/10 SIZE.
WHEN YOU DO, KINDLY REVERT WITH YOUR FINDINGS.

FOR US, AND OBJECTIVE GOOD PEOPLE AND RESIDENTS OF RIVERS STATE, WE CONCLUDE THAT IT IS A GORY SIGHT TO BEHOLD.
SO IRRITATING TO SAY THE LEAST!

*(5) ORGANIC SUPPORT:*

GOVERNOR FUBARA AND HIS GOVERNMENT IN RIVERS STATE EXEMPLIFIED THE WORST CASE OF "MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN", FOR WANT OF A BETTER PHRASE OR DICTION.

GOVERNOR FUBARA AND HIS PRAISE SINGERS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ONE OF GOVERNOR FUBARA'S SPONSORED NON~GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, "RIVERS WOMEN UNITE FOR FUBARA", EXPOSED VULNERABLE AND HELPLESS AND SEEMINGLY HOPELESS OLD WOMEN TO THE WORLD. THE OLD WOMEN WERE BROUGHT FROM SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS INTO THE STREETS OF PORT HARCOURT, CLAD HALF NAKED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

THESE WOMEN, FOR FILTHY AND MISERABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY, WERE MADE TO MATCH THE STREETS OF PORT HARCOURT WITH THEIR HANDOUTS.

WHERE IN OUR HISTORY, HAD ANY GOVERNMENT SPONSORED THE DEHUMANIZING/ÐEFILING OF HER CITIZENS AND SHOWN UP ON INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL AND LOCAL TELEVISIONS LIKE THE ONE ON FEBRUARY 23RD, 2024, IN RIVERS STATE?

WHAT WAS THE INTENTION OF THESE UNPARDONABLE SOCIETAL MISFITS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS SHOW THAT GOVERNOR FUBARA WAS GARNERING ORGANIC SUPPORT?
SO FAKE.

HAS THE GOVERNOR OR HIS ADVISERS OR HIS AMATEUR HANDLERS REFUTED THE ACT/SCENE IN ISSUE EVEN WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL/LOCAL ORGANISATIONS STOOD IN CONDEMNATION?
PLS SHOW ONE OF SUCH
ATTEMPTS.

IT WAS SOOTHING TO THE GOVERNOR.
HE FUNDED THE CRISIS MERCHANTS MASQUERADING AND GATHERING UNDER THE IGNOƁLE NAME - "RIVERS WOMEN UNITE FOR FUBARA".

SIGNED:

CHIEF TONY C. OKOCHA, KSC, JP, DSSRS.
CHAIRMAN, ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC),
RIVERS STATE.

JULY 1, 2024.

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Politics / Urgent Call for Digitalization of Patient Health Records in Kwara State Hospital by Jimsonjaat86: 11:55pm On Jun 29
By.... SALAKO LUKMAN OLAMILEKAN

Dear Honorable Commissioner for Health,

I, a concerned citizens of Kwara State, humbly write to bring to your attention a pressing matter that affects the healthcare system in our state. We urge you to implement a comprehensive database for patient health records in all state-owned hospitals, with a special focus on Offa General Hospital and others.

The current practice of maintaining physical files for each patient, which are often lost or delayed, leads to:

- Delayed diagnosis and treatment
- Inefficient data management
- Increased workload for healthcare personnel
- Lack of accurate data for predictive analytics and disease prevalence measurement
- Reduced transparency and accountability

I propose the development of a secure online database, accessible only to authorized healthcare personnel, to:

- Store and manage patient health records electronically
- Enable easy access to medical history and test results
- Facilitate predictive analytics and disease trend analysis
- Enhance transparency and accountability
- Reduce workload for record-keeping personnel

This digitalization will:

- Save lives by reducing delays in diagnosis and treatment
- Improve healthcare outcomes through data-driven decision-making
- Enhance the overall efficiency of our healthcare system

I believe that this initiative will contribute to a safer and healthier Kwara State for all.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
*SALAKO, LUKMAN OLAMILEKAN*
Political Scientist, Educationist, SDGs Advocate, Public Speaker, Wikipedia Organizer and Editor, Social Commentator, Peace Ambassador, Infoprenuerer, and Agroprenurer.

+2348109836218
salakoolamilekanlukman@gmail.com
Politics / [op-ed] Mr Governor Sir, Osun Is Becoming An Empire Of Darkness by Jimsonjaat86: 11:03am On Jun 26
In recent times there has been rapid increase in crimes such armed robberies, kidnapping, bags snatching in different streets across Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

Popular roads such as Alekuwodo, Onababaona, Testing Ground, Oke Fia, Osogbo-Ikirun Highway, Ring Road and even densely populated Station Road are among areas that have become dangerous zones for the residents during dark hours.

The communities mentioned above are regularly exposed to various crimes such as robbery and theft which can be attributed to the poor illumination system.

X.com, formerly Twitter, was on fire recently as residents laments increase spate of robbery and mini-kidnapping in Osogbo. The latest advice by the Osun State Police Command to Okada riders on increase records of motorcycles snatching is another pointer to the need for a better illumination.

Moreover, several accidents has been reported due to the dimly lit road in these areas and can also factor in late emergency response which take longer than necessary to reach their destination due to poor visibility at night increasing the risks involved in medical emergencies.

Residents and business owners have expressed their concerns about the darkness that envelops their neighborhoods each night. They furthered claimed that this has affected their business in more ways as they expressed believe the lack of illumination at night has resulted to low patronage and even forced to pack their wares before nightfall for the constant fear of thieves.

This is the same Osogbo that was beautifully illuminated that former Governor Rauf Aregbesola posted about on his X platform.

Former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola also embarked on light up project which catered for some strategic parts of Osogbo but everything has become standing poles as over 90% of installed street lights provide no illumination again.

Mr Governor sir, the lack of street lights in Osogbo is one of the inadequate infrastructural facilities that you promised to address, most especially within the state capital and other cities.

Your Excellency sir, during one your campaigns in Osogbo in 2022 promised to turn "Osogbo to small London" being "a internationally exposed guy". But the this has not become a reality.

In fact, a drive from Akoda to Ota-Efun showed that the few streetlights are in working conditions and they are at Aisu Junction and at the State Secretariat. The remaining over 20km stretch is "empire of darkness" at night.

While residents are lamenting, InsightMedia calls on you, Mr Governor Ademola Adeleke to ensure your name "Nurudeen" which means "Light of Religion" and your political slogan "Imole" becomes a reality on the streets of Osogbo and other cities and towns.

We advise that you direct the Ministry of Works, which coincidentally , you oversee, to conduct a thorough assessment of areas lacking adequate street lighting and develop a phased plan for the installation of lights, prioritizing high-risk areas.

Furthermore, the Government should improve security in poorly lit areas by directing security agencies to increase patrols during the night thereby enhancing the safety of residents until street lighting can be adequately provided.

Establishing a routine maintenance schedule for existing street lights to ensure they are always in good working condition, preventing failure in lighting due to technical faults will go a long way in ensuring the safety of the residents of the area.

The state of street lighting in Osogbo is more than an infrastructural inadequacy; it is a matter of safety, security, and community well-being. The Osun State Government has an important role in ensuring that the streets of Osogbo are safe for all who use them, regardless of the time of day.
Nairaland / General / OCC Greets Oscar Olugbodi On Birthday Celebration by Jimsonjaat86: 8:56am On Jun 26
We are delighted to announce the celebration of the birthday of one of Oroki Crystals Club's esteemed founders, Mr. Ademola Tomori, affectionately known as Oscar Olugbodi.

A proud indigene of Osogbo and a successful UK-based businessman, Mr. Tomori's contributions to the growth and development of our club have been invaluable.

Mr. Tomori's vision and leadership have been instrumental in shaping Oroki Crystals Club into the vibrant and thriving organization it is today.

His unwavering commitment to the club and his dedication to the betterment of our community are truly inspiring.

On this special day, we join together to honour and celebrate Mr. Tomori. We wish him continued success, good health, and happiness in all his endeavors.

Happy Birthday, Oscar Olugbodi!

Signed,
Pharm Ropo Ogunwale
Publicity Secretary, Oroki Crystals Club

Politics / Kwara NNPP Announces Non-participation In LG Elections by Jimsonjaat86: 9:41pm On Jun 25
Honourable (Alhaji) Lamidi Isiaka, the Kwara State Chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has officially announced that the party will not be participating in the upcoming Kwara State Local Government Elections scheduled for September 21, 2024.

This decision is due to ongoing intra-party legal disputes that are currently being adjudicated in Court.

Honourable Shoku, alias Chief Shoku revealed that the party's decision stems from a critical need to resolve internal conflicts through the legal system before engaging in any electoral processes. "Our party is committed to the rule of law and believes that it is paramount to resolve our internal issues to maintain unity and coherence within our ranks," he stated.

The internal disputes within the NNPP have led to the formation of two factions within the party, both of which are currently seeking legal resolution.

Honourable Shoku emphasized the importance of patience and adherence to due process, urging all party members to remain calm and not be influenced by any individuals soliciting funds for nomination forms or any activities related to the local government elections.

"I implore all our members to disregard any calls to contribute money for nomination forms or other election-related expenses. The NNPP will not be participating in this election cycle," he clarified.

It is pertinent to recall that the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC), under the leadership of its Chairman, Alhaji Okanla Baba, has scheduled the local government council elections to take place across the 16 local government areas of Kwara State on September 21, 2024. The election timetable released by KWSIEC includes key dates such as:

- A meeting with the leadership of all registered political parties on June 21, 2024.

- Conduct of political parties’ primaries between June 24 and June 30, 2024.
- Submission and retrieval of nomination forms for chairmanship and councilorship elections from July 1 to July 5, 2024.
- Verification of candidates’ credentials from July 8 to July 19, 2024.

Despite the ongoing electoral activities, the NNPP has chosen to prioritize internal resolution and party unity over immediate electoral participation. Honourable Shoku reassured party members and the public of the NNPP's unwavering commitment to democratic principles and its future role in the political landscape of Kwara State once internal disputes are resolved.

The NNPP leadership remains optimistic about the future and is committed to returning stronger and more unified in subsequent elections.

The party's focus remains on fostering democracy, promoting good governance, and enhancing the socio-political development of Kwara State.

NYSC / Nysc Commences 2024 Batch 'b' Stream 1 Orientation Course by Jimsonjaat86: 8:56pm On Jun 25
All is now set for the commencement of the Orientation Course programme for 2024 Batch 'B' Stream One set of Corps Members.

All prospective Corps Members are to access their call-up letters on their dashboards today.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Prospective Corps Members are to report to their various Orientation camps between Wednesday, 26th and Monday, 1st July, 2024 while the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to hold on Tuesday 2nd July, 2024.

In addition to the above, the Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed advised all the Prospective Corps Members to be security conscious as they travel to their Orientation Camps. He also appealed to all parents and guardians to ensure that their wards do not travel at night.

The Director General wishes all the Prospective Corps Members and other camp officials journey mercy to the Orientation Camps.

Eddy Megwa fnipr
Director, Information and Public Relations

Politics / Kwara: "It's Good To Be Home Again!" - Accord Party Chieftain Rejoins PDP by Jimsonjaat86: 8:19pm On Jun 25
Comrade Tajudeen Hammed Anderson, a prominent businessman and chieftain of the Accord Party in Kwara State, has officially defected to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Anderson, known for his ownership of Aarif-billahi Blocks Industry and Properties, made the announcement on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, expressing his enthusiasm with the phrase, "It's good to be home again."

Anderson's defection is a significant political shift in Kwara State, where he has been an influential figure within the Accord Party.

It would be recalled that Anderson had defeated to Accord before the 2023 general election. This move followed a series of internal conflicts within the PDP that led to a mass exodus of key members.

Anderson, along with his brother Honourable Abdulwasiu Hameed Ajibola, who contested for the Ojomu/Balogun Constituency in the Kwara State House of Assembly during the 2023 general election, and Hon (Dr.) Olayonu Olarinoye Tope, alias Danlad, who contested for the Oyun/Ifelodun/Offa Federal Constituency, had previously left the party due to intra-party disputes.

HIS FULL STATEMENT IS REPRODUCED BELOW

Statement by Comrade Tajudeen Hammed Anderson on His Defection to the PDP

Today marks a significant milestone in my political journey as I officially announce my decision to join the People's Democratic Party (PDP). This decision comes after careful consideration and reflection on the values and vision that I believe are essential for the progress and development of our beloved Kwara State. Especially Offa as a community.

Leaving the Accord Party was not an easy choice. However, the internal conflicts and challenges that have plagued the party made it increasingly difficult to achieve our shared goals and aspirations. I am deeply grateful for the experiences and relationships I have built within the Accord Party, and I will always cherish the time spent working alongside dedicated colleagues and supporters.

Joining the PDP feels like coming home. The PDP has always been a party that aligns closely with my principles of integrity, service, and commitment to the welfare of our people. I am confident that under the PDP, we can work together to bring about positive change and development for our communities.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all my supporters, friends, and family who have stood by me throughout this journey. Your unwavering support has been my strength, and I look forward to continuing this journey with you in the PDP.

Together, we will strive for a better Kwara State, where every citizen has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. I am excited about the future and the positive impact we can achieve together within the PDP.

Thank you, and God bless.

Signed
Comrade Tajudeen Hammed Anderson

Politics / Comr Lukman Writes KWHA Speaker, Demands Equitable Distribution Of Development by Jimsonjaat86: 11:00am On Jun 23
Comr SA Lukman Writes KWHA Speaker, Demands Equitable Distribution of Development Projects Across Kwara

Comr Salahudeen Adeyemi Lukman has formally raised issues regarding the uneven distribution of developmental projects within the state.

In a letter addressed to the Honourable Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, RT. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu, Lukman highlights the significant disparities in the allocation of infrastructural projects, predominantly favoring the state capital, Ilorin, at the expense of other senatorial districts, Kwara South and Kwara North.

The letter outlines specific projects that have been concentrated in Ilorin, including the Ilorin Visual Art Center, Ilorin International Conference Center, Industrial Park (ASA), Ilorin Innovation Hub, Garment Factory, Sugar Film Factory, Tanke Flyover, Unity Flyover, University of Education Ilorin, Kwara State University Teaching Hospital, Ilorin Smart City, and the Revenue House, which currently lacks annexes in other regions.

He stresses that such uneven distribution not only hampers the overall development of the state but also risks inciting ethnic divisions, potentially destabilizing the state's political and social harmony.

"If the current trend continues, Kwara State will not develop; rather, ethnic division will be provoked, leaving the state polarized along ethnic lines," Lukman asserts in his letter.

THE FULL LETTER IS REPRODUCED BELOW

The Honorable Speaker,
Kwara State House of Assembly,
Ilorin, Kwara State.

Honourable Speaker Sir,

UNEVEN SITING AND DISTRIBUTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS: A CALL FOR INTERVENTION

Compliments.

Regarding the subject matter, I respectfully write to express my concern as a young citizen of this great state whose future is deeply affected by these issues.

If the current trend continues, Kwara State will not develop; rather, ethnic division will be provoked, leaving the state polarized along ethnic lines.

While it is understandable that Kwara Central, which houses the state capital, should receive special consideration in terms of infrastructure and amenities to meet the standards expected of a state capital, it is unjust and unethical in a democratic government for other senatorial districts to suffer from a lack of consideration.

It is important to note that development in Kwara is funded by the state's resources, not just Ilorin's. Therefore, no section of the state should be developed at the expense of others.

The incumbent Executive Council in our dear state seems insensitive to the consequences of its continued uneven and biased siting of developmental projects.

If this issue is not addressed, it may further divide our people and endanger our polity. Personalities, competence, and character will be disregarded in electing political office holders, most significantly the Governor, as every tribe will fight to get the seat solely to develop their region.

The rationale behind the following projects, all sited in Ilorin, is questionable, as if Kwara South and Kwara North are not eligible for any developmental projects:

- Ilorin Visual Art Center
- Ilorin International Conference Center
- Industrial Park (ASA)
- Ilorin Innovation Hub
- Garment Factory
- Sugar Film Factory
- Tanke Flyover
- Unity Flyover
- University of Education Ilorin
- Kwara State University Teaching Hospital
- Ilorin Smart City
- Revenue House with no annex in other regions

MY PRAYERS:

The House, as the assembly of the people's representatives, should intervene and address the excesses of the Executive as a matter of public concern with the following actions:

1. Upgrade Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, to the University of Medical Science and Kwara State College of Education Technical, Lafiaji, to Kwara State University of Technology to balance the move made on COE Ilorin.
2. Decentralize the Revenue House with annex offices in Kwara South and Kwara North.
3. Construct low-cost estates in Kwara South and Kwara North to complement the smart city project in Ilorin.
4. Expedite action on Kwara State University annex campuses at Osi and Ilesha Baruba to justify the State University Teaching Hospital at Ilorin.
5. Complete the Offa-Ikotun (Rondo) road and other roads in major cities across Kwara South and Kwara North to balance the unnecessary multiple flyovers in Ilorin.

These are my sincere requests for your consideration.

Further more, any move by the State House of Assembly to continue to remain mute on this matter of public interest and concern will be conceived by the general public as certification of the House under your Leadership as speaker to this grave injustice and bias tendency of this incumbent administration which may be use against your humbly self and all members of this assembly in future.

I therefore urge you and the entire house to make a move for posterity sake.

It is important to state that this call is not political but is born of a spirit of patriotism and genuine concern for a united and developed Kwara for a greater future.

Thank you in anticipation of your favorable consideration.

Yours Truly,

Hon. Comr Salahudeen A Lukman
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Nairaland / General / [OPINION] The Young Shall Grow by Jimsonjaat86: 7:46pm On Jun 21
By Abdulraheem Sheriffdeen (ASB Famous)

“The young shall grow” is a prayer which could also plant a firm belief in the hearts of teens and youths to rekindle their hope of growing to achieve their dreams and take the burden of their contemporary leaders. This expression goes a long way in resonating with the youth to buckle up in whatever endeavours they aligned with.

Sequel to my past works where I insisted on giving the youths an opportunity in governance beyond political appointments, it’s time for competent youths to take charge of the local level of government in their various localities, if truly the young should grow.

Taking us far to the lane of history between the years 1960 to 1980, Nigerians enjoyed true leadership in the hands of energetic and patriotic youths as heads of state like; Gen. Yakubu Gowon at the age of 31, Gen. Murtala Muhammed at the age of 36, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo at the age of 38, Gen. Muhammad Buhari at the age of 41, and others. Hitherto, such a feat hasn’t yet been achieved by any other youth, except that of lower positions that are insignificant.

If we can’t be allowed to go where we refer to as the top seat due to our political configuration of the party system, which the bourgeoisies have already dominated, taming the youth with excuses of inexperience while rotating the seat among the gladiators.

But quite unfortunately, youths are the enemy of themselves. Whenever there’s consolidation on the youth agenda, some cheap youths will still be the mechanism of destruction and division in the name of menial and unreliable appointments as media aides and SA’s that can be terminated at their discretion, in just a blink of an eye.

In a short time, local government elections will be conducted in different states, most especially Kwara state where I lived. Undoubtedly, some of our elders in their 50s to 70s will be out to drag the council chairmanship and a position as low as a councilor with the youth. But my message to the aspiring young leaders is,never be intimidated under any circumstances, be steadfast in your approach and remain determined on your agenda irrespective of any challenges that might come your way. You shall triumph.

Politics / Hon. SA Lukman Mourns The Passage Of Mrs. Florence Morenike Saraki by Jimsonjaat86: 7:07pm On Jun 21
....Condoles With The Saraki Family

Honourable Salahudeen A. Lukman, alias Eluku Omo Adugbo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Ojomu/Balogun Constituency in the 2023 general election has expressed his heartfelt condolences over the passing of Chief Mrs. Florence Morenikeji Saraki.

Hon. Salahudeen assured his solidarity with the Saraki family, especially at this particular time. "The antecedents of the deceased will always be remembered, and her impact on humanity's development remains boldly written in history.

"While we grieve in this trying moment, we are also inspired by the remarkable influence and extensive motherhood of the late matriarch; an inspiration to all and an irreplaceable icon for humanity.

"We are further committed in our thoughts and prayers to our leader, the former President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON), over this irreplaceable loss.

"It is therefore our sincere prayer that the Almighty Allah grants the deceased eternal rest and peace, while the family is also bestowed the fortitude to bear the loss," he concluded.

NYSC / Kaduna Gov Applauds Nysc On National Development by Jimsonjaat86: 12:37pm On Jun 21
The National Youth Service Corps has received accolades for its outstanding contributions to promoting national unity, integration and socio-economic development since its inception.

Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, lauded the Scheme at the Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Batch 'B' Pre-Orientation Workshop held in Kaduna with the theme; Emotional Intelligence: An Indispensable Tool for a Successful Orientation Programme.

Sanni, who was represented by the Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development/Chairman, NYSC Kaduna State Governing Board, Hajia Rabi Salisu acknowledged the Scheme's efforts in encouraging patriotism and aiding national development among graduate youths through its activities.

He commended the NYSC for organising the workshop, which would help evaluate the Scheme's performances and improve its efficiency.

The Governor reaffirmed the State Government's commitment to supporting NYSC Kaduna Secretariat in achieving its objectives, recognising the significant impact the NYSC is having on the lives of Nigerian youths.

In his welcome address, the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, emphasised that the workshop provides an opportunity to review previous Orientation Courses, identify areas for improvement and enhance the overall performance of subsequent programmes.

General Ahmed revealed that the workshop aims to enrich the content of the orientation programme, ensuring a seamless and successful Orientation Course for Camp participants.

He also urged participants to leverage the workshop to achieve a hitch-free programme.

The Director General acknowledged the invaluable support of stakeholders to the Scheme, encouraging participants to capitalise on the invaluable resources of the workshop.

Earlier, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Alhaji Ahmed Wada Ikaka, disclosed that the Orientation Camp being the first point of contact for Corps Members creates a lasting impression in their minds, hence, the need for proactive measures that would create a wonderful experience.

Participants at the workshop include; NYSC Top Management, Camp Directors and Camp Commandants designate, State Coordinators, Heads of Planning, Research and Statistics departments nationwide, officers from NYSC Area Offices and the National Directorate Headquarters Abuja.

Eddy Megwa fnipr
Director, Information and Public Relations

Politics / Kwara LG Election: Hon Azeez Omoluabi Declares Candidacy For Offa LG Chairman by Jimsonjaat86: 11:56am On Jun 19
In a significant political gathering, Honourable Azeez Oyeyemi Olanrewaju Omoluabi, a distinguished businessman and influential figure within the community, officially announced his candidacy for the Offa Local Government Chairmanship under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The event, held on Monday, brought together all wards chairmen and local executives of the APC, underscoring Omoluabi's extensive support network within the party.

"I am deeply committed to the development and prosperity of Offa. Our community deserves progressive leadership that is both transparent and dedicated to improving the welfare of our people. I am here to serve and to bring about the positive changes we all seek."

Omoluabi praised the Governor for the LG election and all leaders of the party for staying faithful to the APC. "Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq took a good step to allow local governments to reach out to their grassroots. I praise and pray for His Excellency during this gathering and advise all chairmen to support the governor."

Omoluabi's declaration was met with a warm reception from the gathered party leaders, who expressed their readiness to back his campaign. The wards chairmen, in particular, lauded his commitment to grassroots development and his proven track record as a successful entrepreneur and community leader.

"We are thrilled to support Honourable Omoluabi in his quest to become the chairman of Offa Local Government," one of the chairmen remarked. "His leadership skills and dedication to our community are unparalleled. We believe he is the right person to lead us towards a brighter future."

The APC's local executives echoed these sentiments, highlighting the unity and strength of the party as it gears up for the upcoming elections. Omoluabi's candidacy is seen as a galvanizing force, poised to bring innovative ideas and effective governance to Offa.

Addressing fellow aspirants, Omoluabi advised them to apply peace and wisdom and to respect the party's decisions and electoral rules. "I urge all contestants to approach this election with respect and adherence to the rules. Our collective goal is the betterment of Offa."

As the political landscape in Offa begins to heat up, Omoluabi's entrance into the race sets a promising tone for the forthcoming election season. His focus on inclusive growth, infrastructure development, and enhancing local governance resonates with many, positioning him as a formidable contender for the chairmanship.

Politics / Governor Adeleke Is Committed To Revitalize Agricultural Sector - Atidade by Jimsonjaat86: 8:58pm On Jun 17
Today's Agbo Oselu edition, aired on Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), Hon. Olaniran Akanfe Atidade, the Special Adviser on Agriculture, OSSADEP, and OSSADEC, shared insights into the robust agricultural plans spearheaded by Governor Ademola Adeleke. The broadcast provided a platform for Hon. Atidade to elaborate on the various initiatives and programs aimed at bolstering agricultural productivity and food security in Osun State.

Hon. Atidade reflected on Governor Ademola Adeleke's unwavering commitment to revitalizing the agricultural sector, emphasizing that agriculture remains a cornerstone of the state's economic agenda. The Governor's administration has set forth a comprehensive strategy to harness the potential of agriculture to improve livelihoods, enhance food security, and foster sustainable development across the state.

As the rainy season approaches, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has outlined several key initiatives designed to support farmers and optimize agricultural outputs. One of which include sell of seedlings at subsidised rate, provision of fertilisers for farmers.

Hon. Atidade also provided an update on the recent distribution of government palliatives. The distribution process, which was meticulously supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, was executed with a focus on transparency and inclusivity. The palliatives were distributed across all registered associations in the state.

Throughout the discussion, Hon. Atidade emphasized the broader vision of Governor Adeleke’s administration to transform Osun State into an agricultural hub. By fostering an enabling environment for agribusiness, the state aims to attract investment, create employment opportunities, and drive economic growth. The government’s initiatives are designed to empower farmers, promote sustainable agricultural practices, and enhance the state’s self-sufficiency in food production.

NYSC / Eid-el Kabir Message From Nysc Dg, Brig Gen Yd Ahmed by Jimsonjaat86: 7:08pm On Jun 16
On behalf of management, staff and Corps Members of the National Youth Service Corps, I felicitate with the Muslem Umma on the occasion of this year's Eid-El Kabir celebration.

I thank the Almighty Allah for his grace to be alive today to be part of this celebration.

One important lesson of Eid-El Kabir is the abolition of selfishness in our lives.

As you offer your sacrifices, I pray that Allah purifies your heart, guides and protects you and your loved ones.

I urge us to imbibe and apply the spirit of selflessness as demonstrated by Prophet lbrahim and apply same in the discharge of the mandate of the Scheme which is our primary responsibility as staff and Corps Members of the NYSC.

May Allah grant you and your families happiness and good health.

Eid Mubarak!

Eddy Megwa fnipr
Director, lnformation and Public Relations
Politics / Osun Federal Rep, Bamidele Salam Doles Out Over N25M Cash Gifts, Food Items by Jimsonjaat86: 6:01pm On Jun 16
In the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir festival, Rep Bamidele Salam has gifted out over twenty five million Naira to Religion leaders, Pensioners, traditional rulers and community leaders in Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Local Governments of Osun State

Today, the Hon. member visited the association of pensioners and elderly citizens in Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, and Ejigbo federal constituency of Osun, presenting them cash gift of Five Million Naira for the sallah celebrations.

The lawmaker also gave out 20 bags of rice to the retirees with a view to making this year's sallah festivities a memorable one.

Presenting the cash gifts and the food items, Rep Bamidele Salam commended the pensioners for their roles in shaping the polity, declaring that they deserve all the care representative of people like him could offer

According to him, gestures, as was able to extend to them at this time, must not always be motivated by elections or political exegesis but purely on humanitarian grounds as enshrined in the teachings of this season.

While expressing gratitude to the pensioners for their unalloyed support for the administration of His Excellency, Asiwaju Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke before and after his assumption of office as Governor Osun State, the chairman, Public Account Committee of the House of Representatives assured that welfare of pensioners will continue to be top of his priorities, in line with the good examples of the State Governor.

Aside the pensioners, traditional rulers, community and PDP leaders in all the electoral wards in his federal constituency, Rep Bamidele Salam had earlier extended similar gesture of cash gifts to all the 30 PDP local government chairmen, all PDP State Officers as well as key leaders of the party in the state.

He then congratulated Muslim ummah in Osun State and especially in his federal constituency on the occasion of this year's Eid-el-Kabir, urging them to adhere to the tenets of love, sacrifice and unmeasured compassion.

"I also urge our clerics to continue to raise supplications to Almighty Allah on behalf of leaders of all stratas in the country, for the required wisdom, strength and the will to better the lot of the country", Rep Bamidele Salam stated.

In their various responses to the gesture of the federal lawmaker, the Pensioners and community leaders described Rep. Salam is an exceptional politician who is always driven by selfless service in his activities.

They expressed gratitude at the regular support in terms of free medical outreaches, festive support, and proactive interventions on matters affecting pensioners and senior citizens in the federal constitution.

The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts was accompanied on today's visit by members of the Osun State House of Assembly from Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Local Governments, Local Government Chairmen and other leaders of the PDP from the four local governments.

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