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  •  No fewer than 10 Internally Displaced Persons IDPs at the IDP camp in Uhogua near Benin have graduated from various tertiary institutions across the country The Coordinator of the camp Pastor Solomon Folorunsho disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja Folorunsho explained that the figure represents eight of the IDPs who have completed their courses of studies and graduated earlier and two who recently graduated from the Edo University Uzairue According to him so far 10 of our IDPs have graduated from various tertiary institutions since the inception of the camp about nine years ago Giving a breakdown of the figure he said two of the graduands graduated with a B Sc in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the Edo University Uzairue respectively He added that one other graduated with a B Sc in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and another with an M Sc in Anatomy from the same institution We also have one who graduated with a B Sc in Microbiology from the University of Maiduguri another one with a B Sc Agricultural Science from the same institution and yet another with a B Sc Health Education from the same school Then we have one graduate each with Higher National Diploma HND in Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi HND Mass Communication Federal Polytechnic Mubi Adamawa state and B A History and International Studies Edo University Uzairue He disclosed that presently there were about 158 of the IDPs in various institutions of higher learning across the country with about 53 of them from the North East He however added that of the total number of the IDPs in tertiary institutions 10 were in their final year The Coordinator also disclosed that no fewer than 200 of the IDPs would have gained admission for the next academic session if not for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU He added that in spite of the daunting challenge in footing the education bills of the IDPs the management of the camp was resolute in ensuring that the dreams of the IDPs with regards to education was not aborted I can assure you that in few years from now we will have several medical doctors engineers and accountants from this camp We are not talking about 30 or 40 but several That is why in spite of the challenges of footing their educational bills we are trying our best And we are appealing to the elite and wealthy Nigerians out there to assist us to better the lives of these ones Folorunsho said Meanwhile some of the graduated IDPs who spoke with NAN via telephone said their motivation to pursue their educational dream was because of their love for education Yahaya Gulla told NAN he graduated with a second class upper division in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Gulla said he newly got admission to the university when the crisis of Boko Haram insurgency started and he was displaced as his family members were killed But today I m a graduate all thanks to the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua Edo However I was motivated to study the course I studied because when I was fleeing to Edo I saw how people were injured and were bleeding during the insurgency attacks Many would have survived if there were to be any medical attention but because there were not many died he said Similarly Christiana Jame a graduate of the University of Maiduguri from the department of Health Education said her motivation in continuing her education in spite of the challenges of insecurity was her love for education She also said that encouragement and support from the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua helped her achieved her dream in education NewsSourceCredit NAN
    10 IDPs in Edo camp graduates from tertiary institutions
     No fewer than 10 Internally Displaced Persons IDPs at the IDP camp in Uhogua near Benin have graduated from various tertiary institutions across the country The Coordinator of the camp Pastor Solomon Folorunsho disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja Folorunsho explained that the figure represents eight of the IDPs who have completed their courses of studies and graduated earlier and two who recently graduated from the Edo University Uzairue According to him so far 10 of our IDPs have graduated from various tertiary institutions since the inception of the camp about nine years ago Giving a breakdown of the figure he said two of the graduands graduated with a B Sc in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the Edo University Uzairue respectively He added that one other graduated with a B Sc in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and another with an M Sc in Anatomy from the same institution We also have one who graduated with a B Sc in Microbiology from the University of Maiduguri another one with a B Sc Agricultural Science from the same institution and yet another with a B Sc Health Education from the same school Then we have one graduate each with Higher National Diploma HND in Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi HND Mass Communication Federal Polytechnic Mubi Adamawa state and B A History and International Studies Edo University Uzairue He disclosed that presently there were about 158 of the IDPs in various institutions of higher learning across the country with about 53 of them from the North East He however added that of the total number of the IDPs in tertiary institutions 10 were in their final year The Coordinator also disclosed that no fewer than 200 of the IDPs would have gained admission for the next academic session if not for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU He added that in spite of the daunting challenge in footing the education bills of the IDPs the management of the camp was resolute in ensuring that the dreams of the IDPs with regards to education was not aborted I can assure you that in few years from now we will have several medical doctors engineers and accountants from this camp We are not talking about 30 or 40 but several That is why in spite of the challenges of footing their educational bills we are trying our best And we are appealing to the elite and wealthy Nigerians out there to assist us to better the lives of these ones Folorunsho said Meanwhile some of the graduated IDPs who spoke with NAN via telephone said their motivation to pursue their educational dream was because of their love for education Yahaya Gulla told NAN he graduated with a second class upper division in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Gulla said he newly got admission to the university when the crisis of Boko Haram insurgency started and he was displaced as his family members were killed But today I m a graduate all thanks to the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua Edo However I was motivated to study the course I studied because when I was fleeing to Edo I saw how people were injured and were bleeding during the insurgency attacks Many would have survived if there were to be any medical attention but because there were not many died he said Similarly Christiana Jame a graduate of the University of Maiduguri from the department of Health Education said her motivation in continuing her education in spite of the challenges of insecurity was her love for education She also said that encouragement and support from the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua helped her achieved her dream in education NewsSourceCredit NAN
    10 IDPs in Edo camp graduates from tertiary institutions
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    10 IDPs in Edo camp graduates from tertiary institutions

    No fewer than 10 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the IDP camp in Uhogua, near Benin, have graduated from various tertiary institutions across the country.

    The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, disclosed this on Sunday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    Folorunsho explained that the figure represents eight of the IDPs who have completed their courses of studies and graduated earlier and two who recently graduated from the Edo University, Uzairue.

    According to him, so far 10 of our IDPs have graduated from various tertiary institutions since the inception of the camp about nine years ago.

    Giving a breakdown of the figure, he said two of the graduands graduated with a B.

    Sc in from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the Edo University, Uzairue, respectively.

    He added that one other graduated with a B.

    Sc in Pharmacy, from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and another with an M.

    Sc in Anatomy from the same institution.

    “We also have one who graduated with a B.

    Sc in Microbiology from the University of Maiduguri, another one with a B.

    Sc Agricultural Science from the same institution and yet another with a B.

    Sc Health Education from the same school.

    “Then we have one graduate each with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, HND, Mass Communication, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa state and B.

    A, History and International Studies, Edo University, Uzairue.

    ” He disclosed that presently there were about 158 of the IDPs in various institutions of higher learning across the country, with about 53 of them from the North East. He however added that of the total number of the IDPs in tertiary institutions, 10 were in their final year.

    The Coordinator also disclosed that no fewer than 200 of the IDPs would have gained admission for the next academic session if not for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    He added that in spite of the daunting challenge in footing the education bills of the IDPs, the management of the camp was resolute in ensuring that the dreams of the IDPs with regards to education was not aborted.

    “I can assure you that in few years from now we will have several medical doctors, engineers and accountants, from this camp.

    “We are not talking about 30 or 40, but several.

    That is why in spite of the challenges of footing their educational bills, we are trying our best.

    “And we are appealing to the elite and wealthy Nigerians out there to assist us to better the lives of these ones”, Folorunsho said.

    Meanwhile some of the graduated IDPs who spoke with NAN via telephone said their motivation to pursue their educational dream was because of their love for education.

    Yahaya Gulla told NAN he graduated with a second class upper division in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

    Gulla said he newly got admission to the university when the crisis of Boko Haram insurgency started, and he was displaced as his family members were killed.

    “But today I’m a graduate, all thanks to the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua, Edo. “However, I was motivated to study the course I studied, because when I was fleeing to Edo, I saw how people were injured and were bleeding during the insurgency attacks.

    “Many would have survived if there were to be any medical attention, but because there were not, many died”, he said.

    Similarly, Christiana Jame, a graduate of the University of Maiduguri from the department of Health Education, said her motivation in continuing her education in spite of the challenges of insecurity was her love for education.

    She also said that encouragement and support from the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua, helped her achieved her dream in education.


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  •  A former member of the House of Representatives Alhaji Ahmed Wadada has called on the indigenes and residents of Keffi Local Government in Nasarawa State to contribute towards improving the economic development of the area Wadada who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Yakin Keffi made the call at the commissioning of Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee s Groundnut Milling Machine on Sunday in Keffi The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event also featured the inauguration of Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee s Cooperative Groups The former lawmaker said that it was the responsibility of every resident of Keffi to strive to give back to the society in order to enhance the living condition of the less privileged and vulnerable groups in the area I will want to leverage on this medium to call on each and every indigene and residents of Keffi Local Government Area to look much more inwards to see what he or she is in a position to do to better the livelihood of people of the area Because a people without economic strength or advantage are inactive people Of course Keffi even before now had not been a left back community in every facet of human endeavour But this is to rejuvenate the old spirit of Keffi and I pray Allah continue to guide bless and protect all our efforts he said Wadada who is the Senatorial Candidate of Social Democratic Party SDP for Nasarawa West Senatorial District described the inauguration of the Groundnut Milling Machine as an occasion of fulfilment joy gratitude pride and challenge For Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee to achieve this under its Sub Committee on Women Empowerment is quite fulfilling encouraging gratifying and challenging Challenging so that we all do more than what we have just done so that the mileage will be longer or higher than what it is now Wadada said Earlier Mrs Ramatu Sani the Chairperson Sub Committee on Weaving and Groundnut Oil Processing said the inauguration of the Groundnut Milling Machine was a result of communal efforts by the sons and daughters of Keffi Sani revealed that the subcommittee spent over N3 5 million to procure the groundnut oil extracting machine adding that the committee intended to provide additional two machines for two different locations on Keffi She also discloed that so far the subcommittee had trained over 90 indigent women on different skills aimed at empowering them to be self reliant in the society The Emir of Keffi Dr Shehu Muhammadu Chindo Yamusa III constituted the committee to see to the revival of the old lost trade and economic activities of this town and to the glory of God all of us the indigenes of Keffi contributed money to put this together We plan to reach out to more people to sell this product and I am sure it will go a long way in eradicating poverty among women who are the target beneficiaries We feel strongly that if women are empowered the society will be better for it and they will be able to look after their children and even help their husbands NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Wadada tasks Keffi indigenes, residents on economic development
     A former member of the House of Representatives Alhaji Ahmed Wadada has called on the indigenes and residents of Keffi Local Government in Nasarawa State to contribute towards improving the economic development of the area Wadada who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Yakin Keffi made the call at the commissioning of Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee s Groundnut Milling Machine on Sunday in Keffi The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event also featured the inauguration of Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee s Cooperative Groups The former lawmaker said that it was the responsibility of every resident of Keffi to strive to give back to the society in order to enhance the living condition of the less privileged and vulnerable groups in the area I will want to leverage on this medium to call on each and every indigene and residents of Keffi Local Government Area to look much more inwards to see what he or she is in a position to do to better the livelihood of people of the area Because a people without economic strength or advantage are inactive people Of course Keffi even before now had not been a left back community in every facet of human endeavour But this is to rejuvenate the old spirit of Keffi and I pray Allah continue to guide bless and protect all our efforts he said Wadada who is the Senatorial Candidate of Social Democratic Party SDP for Nasarawa West Senatorial District described the inauguration of the Groundnut Milling Machine as an occasion of fulfilment joy gratitude pride and challenge For Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee to achieve this under its Sub Committee on Women Empowerment is quite fulfilling encouraging gratifying and challenging Challenging so that we all do more than what we have just done so that the mileage will be longer or higher than what it is now Wadada said Earlier Mrs Ramatu Sani the Chairperson Sub Committee on Weaving and Groundnut Oil Processing said the inauguration of the Groundnut Milling Machine was a result of communal efforts by the sons and daughters of Keffi Sani revealed that the subcommittee spent over N3 5 million to procure the groundnut oil extracting machine adding that the committee intended to provide additional two machines for two different locations on Keffi She also discloed that so far the subcommittee had trained over 90 indigent women on different skills aimed at empowering them to be self reliant in the society The Emir of Keffi Dr Shehu Muhammadu Chindo Yamusa III constituted the committee to see to the revival of the old lost trade and economic activities of this town and to the glory of God all of us the indigenes of Keffi contributed money to put this together We plan to reach out to more people to sell this product and I am sure it will go a long way in eradicating poverty among women who are the target beneficiaries We feel strongly that if women are empowered the society will be better for it and they will be able to look after their children and even help their husbands NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Wadada tasks Keffi indigenes, residents on economic development
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    Wadada tasks Keffi indigenes, residents on economic development

    A former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, has called on the indigenes and residents of Keffi Local Government in Nasarawa State to contribute towards improving the economic development of the area.

    Wadada, who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Yakin Keffi, made the call at the commissioning of Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee’s Groundnut Milling Machine, on Sunday in Keffi.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event also featured the inauguration of Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee’s Cooperative Groups.

    The former lawmaker said that it was the responsibility of every resident of Keffi to strive to give back to the society in order to enhance the living condition of the less privileged and vulnerable groups in the area.

    ” I will want to leverage on this medium to call on each and every indigene and residents of Keffi Local Government Area to look much more inwards to see what he or she is in a position to do to better the livelihood of people of the area.

    ” Because a people without economic strength or advantage are inactive people.

    Of course, Keffi even before now had not been a left back community in every facet of human endeavour.

    ” But this is to rejuvenate the old spirit of Keffi and I pray Allah continue to guide, bless and protect all our efforts,” he said.

    Wadada, who is the Senatorial Candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Nasarawa West Senatorial District, described the inauguration of the Groundnut Milling Machine as an occasion of fulfilment, joy, gratitude, pride and challenge.

    ” For Keffi Emirate Council Investment Committee to achieve this under its Sub-Committee on Women Empowerment is quite fulfilling, encouraging, gratifying and challenging.

    ” Challenging so that we all do more than what we have just done so that the mileage will be longer or higher than what it is now,” Wadada said.

    Earlier, Mrs Ramatu Sani, the Chairperson, Sub-Committee on Weaving and Groundnut Oil Processing, said the inauguration of the Groundnut Milling Machine was a result of communal efforts by the sons and daughters of Keffi.

    Sani revealed that the subcommittee spent over N3.5 million to procure the groundnut oil extracting machine, adding that the committee intended to provide additional two machines for two different locations on Keffi.

    She also discloed that so far the subcommittee had trained over 90 indigent women on different skills aimed at empowering them to be self-reliant in the society.

    ” The Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Muhammadu Chindo Yamusa III, constituted the committee to see to the revival of the old lost trade and economic activities of this town and to the glory of God, all of us the indigenes of Keffi contributed money to put this together.

    ” We plan to reach out to more people to sell this product and I am sure it will go a long way in eradicating poverty among women who are the target beneficiaries.

    ” We feel strongly that if women are empowered, the society will be better for it and they will be able to look after their children and even help their husbands.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II says he will dedicate the annual seven days seclusion marking the beginning of Olojo festival to end the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU which has paralysed academic activities in the nation s universities Ooni who appeared in his usual white traditional attire lace with colorful ancient beads made this known to newsmen on his way out of the Ile Oodua Palace of Ife on Sunday Olojo festival connotes a strong indication of God s creation and the day of the first dawn on earth It is celebrated annually in Ile Ife by all descendants of Oduduwa globally The traditional ruler said he would also use the highly spiritual moment of seclusion as a point of contact to God Almighty toward resolving all issues in Nigeria as the country gears up for next year s general election Ogunwusi also the Co chairman National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria NCTRN said that government must as a matter of urgency end the ASUU s strike to avert the looming anger of Nigerian youths Youths are angry and no one can blame them for that Just imagine the number of months they have been kept out of schools ASUU and government must unite and end this because we cannot handle the anger of youths if they go out of control They have started blocking highways and even threatening to lock airports that is an indication that they have been pushed to the wall This is my seventh years on the throne and I have been serving humanity with special focus on youths in our country the Ooni of Ife said According to him apart from investing hugely in human capital development and capacity building I have engaged many youths as handlers of my firms and they have shown excellence in leadership The traditional ruler appealed to the government to look at this direction and make the necessary ammendment During the recruitment process at the newly unveiled OjajaMore over 50 per cent of applicants are undergraduates which speaks to the fact that the ASUU strike has done a lot of damage It is avoidable and it should be ended by the government and ASUU for the benefit of our youths Next year s election is equally another strong prayer request with which I am proceeding into seclusion I am praying that the process goes seamlessly acceptable to all for peace and prosperity of our land the Ooni said Explaining the potency of the seclusion exercise Ogunwusi would be incommunicado and not grant audience within the days in seclusion He said there has never been any time that his prayer request during the seclusion period was not answered by the Almighty God adding that such has never happened Ogunwusi insisted that it was a period of fasting and prayer to appease God and seek blessings for our land ng com NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Olojo: I’ll dedicate 7 days seclusion for ASUU strike, 2023 elections- Ooni
     The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II says he will dedicate the annual seven days seclusion marking the beginning of Olojo festival to end the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU which has paralysed academic activities in the nation s universities Ooni who appeared in his usual white traditional attire lace with colorful ancient beads made this known to newsmen on his way out of the Ile Oodua Palace of Ife on Sunday Olojo festival connotes a strong indication of God s creation and the day of the first dawn on earth It is celebrated annually in Ile Ife by all descendants of Oduduwa globally The traditional ruler said he would also use the highly spiritual moment of seclusion as a point of contact to God Almighty toward resolving all issues in Nigeria as the country gears up for next year s general election Ogunwusi also the Co chairman National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria NCTRN said that government must as a matter of urgency end the ASUU s strike to avert the looming anger of Nigerian youths Youths are angry and no one can blame them for that Just imagine the number of months they have been kept out of schools ASUU and government must unite and end this because we cannot handle the anger of youths if they go out of control They have started blocking highways and even threatening to lock airports that is an indication that they have been pushed to the wall This is my seventh years on the throne and I have been serving humanity with special focus on youths in our country the Ooni of Ife said According to him apart from investing hugely in human capital development and capacity building I have engaged many youths as handlers of my firms and they have shown excellence in leadership The traditional ruler appealed to the government to look at this direction and make the necessary ammendment During the recruitment process at the newly unveiled OjajaMore over 50 per cent of applicants are undergraduates which speaks to the fact that the ASUU strike has done a lot of damage It is avoidable and it should be ended by the government and ASUU for the benefit of our youths Next year s election is equally another strong prayer request with which I am proceeding into seclusion I am praying that the process goes seamlessly acceptable to all for peace and prosperity of our land the Ooni said Explaining the potency of the seclusion exercise Ogunwusi would be incommunicado and not grant audience within the days in seclusion He said there has never been any time that his prayer request during the seclusion period was not answered by the Almighty God adding that such has never happened Ogunwusi insisted that it was a period of fasting and prayer to appease God and seek blessings for our land ng com NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Olojo: I’ll dedicate 7 days seclusion for ASUU strike, 2023 elections- Ooni
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    Olojo: I’ll dedicate 7 days seclusion for ASUU strike, 2023 elections- Ooni

    The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, says he will dedicate the annual seven days seclusion marking the beginning of Olojo festival to end the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which has paralysed academic activities in the nation’s universities.

    Ooni, who appeared in his usual white traditional attire lace with colorful ancient beads, made this known to newsmen on his way out of the Ile Oodua Palace of Ife on Sunday.

    Olojo festival connotes a strong indication of God’s creation and the day of the first dawn on earth.

    It is celebrated annually in Ile-Ife by all descendants of Oduduwa globally.

    The traditional ruler said he would also use the highly spiritual moment of seclusion as “a point of contact to God Almighty toward resolving all issues in Nigeria, as the country gears up for next year’s general election”.

    Ogunwusi, also the Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), said that government must, as a matter of urgency, end the ASUU’s strike to avert the looming anger of Nigerian youths.

    “Youths are angry and no one can blame them for that.

    Just imagine the number of months they have been kept out of schools.

    “ASUU and government must unite and end this, because we cannot handle the anger of youths, if they go out of control.

    “They have started blocking highways and even, threatening to lock airports, that is an indication that they have been pushed to the wall.

    “This is my seventh years on the throne and I have been serving humanity with special focus on youths in our country,” the Ooni of Ife said.

    According to him, apart from investing hugely in human capital development and capacity building, I have engaged many youths as handlers of my firms and they have shown excellence in leadership.

    The traditional ruler appealed to the government to look at this direction and make the necessary ammendment.

    “During the recruitment process at the newly unveiled OjajaMore, over 50 per cent of applicants are undergraduates, which speaks to the fact that the ASUU strike has done a lot of damage.

    “It is avoidable and it should be ended by the government and ASUU for the benefit of our youths.

    “Next year’s election is equally another strong prayer request with which I am proceeding into seclusion.

    “I am praying that the process goes seamlessly acceptable to all for peace and prosperity of our land,” the Ooni said.

    Explaining the potency of the seclusion exercise, Ogunwusi would be incommunicado and not grant audience within the days in seclusion.

    He said there has never been any time that his prayer request during the seclusion period was not answered by the Almighty God, adding that such has never happened.

    Ogunwusi insisted that it was a period of fasting and prayer to appease God and seek blessings for our land.

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  •  A cleric Rev Favour Aderemi has assured Nigerians that the challenges currently facing the nation will be a thing of the past if they can allow God to have His way Aderemi the District Overseer Ayeipe District of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria gave the assurance on Sunday at the Seventh of Ilesa District of the church The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the cleric spoke on the theme God of Perfection with the text taken from Mathew 5 verse 48 Aderemi who the pioneer Zonal Superintendent of the church in Ijesaland said It is not only Nigeria that has problem There are many nations of the world that have one problem or the other even the nation of Israel is also facing chaos and crises of varying dimensions But when the country allows the God of Perfection to intervene in their situations it was delivered So if Nigerians can allow the God of Perfection to intervene in the affairs of this country our nation will be delivered and things will become normal and perfect in our education security health and economy According to him we need the God of Perfection to really come into the affairs of things in this country by allowing Him to rule over the challenges facing us If this is done things will surely work well and we will all enjoy the good fruits of the land Aderemi said Earlier Rev Henry Obialor the National Director of Home Mission on behalf of the General Overseer of the church Rev Sam Aboyeji pronounced the upgrade of Ilesa as a substantive district after seven years of being a Missionary District NAN recalls that Foursquare Gospel Church in Ilesa which became a missionary in 2015 has now attained the status of full fledged district after seven years of operation In his acceptance speech the newly installed District Overseer of Ilesa District Rev Daniel Oduntan promised to move the church in Ijesaland to the next level In his remarks Pastor Olagoke Olatoye the Chairman Seventh Ilesa District said Perfection in the Bible relates to a state of completeness or absolute wholeness Biblical perfection involves freedom from fault defect or shortcoming Perfection is of the Lord and our perfection is in the Lord Jesus Christ Nobody can attain perfection if has not obtained a new creature in Christ Jesus The ceremony was attended by five traditional rulers including the Olumogbara of Mogbara Ijesa the Alaa of Ila Ijesa the Awikun of Iwikun Ijesa the Olubode of Oke Ibode and the Olumuroko of Muroko Ijesaland NewsSourceCredit NAN
    How Nigeria’s challenges can be overcomed – Cleric 
     A cleric Rev Favour Aderemi has assured Nigerians that the challenges currently facing the nation will be a thing of the past if they can allow God to have His way Aderemi the District Overseer Ayeipe District of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria gave the assurance on Sunday at the Seventh of Ilesa District of the church The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the cleric spoke on the theme God of Perfection with the text taken from Mathew 5 verse 48 Aderemi who the pioneer Zonal Superintendent of the church in Ijesaland said It is not only Nigeria that has problem There are many nations of the world that have one problem or the other even the nation of Israel is also facing chaos and crises of varying dimensions But when the country allows the God of Perfection to intervene in their situations it was delivered So if Nigerians can allow the God of Perfection to intervene in the affairs of this country our nation will be delivered and things will become normal and perfect in our education security health and economy According to him we need the God of Perfection to really come into the affairs of things in this country by allowing Him to rule over the challenges facing us If this is done things will surely work well and we will all enjoy the good fruits of the land Aderemi said Earlier Rev Henry Obialor the National Director of Home Mission on behalf of the General Overseer of the church Rev Sam Aboyeji pronounced the upgrade of Ilesa as a substantive district after seven years of being a Missionary District NAN recalls that Foursquare Gospel Church in Ilesa which became a missionary in 2015 has now attained the status of full fledged district after seven years of operation In his acceptance speech the newly installed District Overseer of Ilesa District Rev Daniel Oduntan promised to move the church in Ijesaland to the next level In his remarks Pastor Olagoke Olatoye the Chairman Seventh Ilesa District said Perfection in the Bible relates to a state of completeness or absolute wholeness Biblical perfection involves freedom from fault defect or shortcoming Perfection is of the Lord and our perfection is in the Lord Jesus Christ Nobody can attain perfection if has not obtained a new creature in Christ Jesus The ceremony was attended by five traditional rulers including the Olumogbara of Mogbara Ijesa the Alaa of Ila Ijesa the Awikun of Iwikun Ijesa the Olubode of Oke Ibode and the Olumuroko of Muroko Ijesaland NewsSourceCredit NAN
    How Nigeria’s challenges can be overcomed – Cleric 
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    How Nigeria’s challenges can be overcomed – Cleric 

    A cleric, Rev. Favour Aderemi, has assured Nigerians that the challenges currently facing the nation will be a thing of the past, if they can allow God to have His way.

    Aderemi, the District Overseer, Ayeipe District of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, gave the assurance on Sunday at the Seventh of Ilesa District of the church.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the cleric spoke on the theme: “God of Perfection,” with the text taken from Mathew 5 verse 48.Aderemi, who the pioneer Zonal Superintendent of the church in Ijesaland, said: “It is not only Nigeria that has problem.

    “There are many nations of the world that have one problem or the other; even, the nation of Israel is also facing chaos and crises of varying dimensions.

    “But when the country allows the ‘God of Perfection’ to intervene in their situations, it was delivered.

    “So, if Nigerians can allow the God of Perfection to intervene in the affairs of this country, our nation will be delivered and things will become normal and perfect in our education, security, health and economy.

    ”According to him, we need the God of Perfection to really come into the affairs of things in this country by allowing Him to rule over the challenges facing us.

    “If this is done, things will surely work well and we will all enjoy the good fruits of the land,” Aderemi said.

    Earlier, Rev. Henry Obialor, the National Director of Home Mission, on behalf of the General Overseer of the church, Rev. Sam Aboyeji, pronounced the upgrade of Ilesa as a substantive district, after seven years of being a Missionary District.

    NAN recalls that Foursquare Gospel Church in Ilesa, which became a missionary in 2015, has now attained the status of full-fledged district, after seven years of operation.

    In his acceptance speech, the newly-installed District Overseer of Ilesa District, Rev. Daniel Oduntan, promised to move the church in Ijesaland to the next level.

    In his remarks, Pastor Olagoke Olatoye, the Chairman, Seventh Ilesa District , said: “Perfection in the Bible relates to a state of completeness or absolute wholeness.

    Biblical perfection involves freedom from fault, defect or shortcoming.

    “Perfection is of the Lord and  our perfection is in the Lord  Jesus Christ.

    Nobody can attain perfection if has not obtained a new creature in Christ Jesus.

    ”The ceremony was attended by five traditional rulers, including the Olumogbara of Mogbara-Ijesa; the Alaa of Ila-Ijesa; the Awikun of Iwikun-Ijesa; the Olubode of Oke-Ibode and the Olumuroko of Muroko-Ijesaland.


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  •  Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed door with security chiefs on Thursday several bandits were neutralised as notorious terror kingpin Bello Turji narrowly escaped The president had on Thursday during the National Security Council meeting in Abuja in the course of the week commended security agencies on recent feats achieved in taming issues of banditry and kidnapping in the country The president who presided over the meeting however charged the security agencies to consolidate on the gains so far achieved on or before December Buhari had earlier given a marching order to the security chiefs to go after and wipe out all forms of terrorism in the country especially banditry and kidnapping NAN reliably learnt that at least 12 fighters and relatives of the notorious terror kingpin Turji were killed in an air raid by the Nigerian Air Force on Turji s hideout in the Fakai community of Shinkafi area on Saturday afternoon The affected terrorists who were believed to be attending the naming ceremony of a child at Turji s house were caught unawares by the bombardment of the air force NAN reports that several other terrorists were reported killed at the weekend following in fighting between two terrorist groups in the Northeast zone of the country The Nigerian leader had earlier on Tuesday visited Imo where he inaugurated some developmental projects executed by the State Government According to Buhari his administration will leave a legacy of major development projects across the country The president also saluted Gov Hope Uzodinma of Imo for giving more attention to constructions and institutional reforms that would improve lives of the people While in Owerri the president inaugurated the dual carriage road and the renovated House of Assembly Complex in Owerri Imo On Sept 14 Buhari presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC at the Council Chamber State House Abuja The council approved N28 billion for the provision of roads and other infrastructure in Wasa District in the fringes of the FCT It also approved N2 044 billion for the provision of internal roads and drainages at the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board s Gas hub in Bayelsa The council also approved the commencement of a process that would enhance the indigenisation of vaccine production in Nigeria Buhari on Sept 15 approved National Honours and cash reward of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships He expressed the commitment of his administration to rewarding excellence no less for members of Team Nigeria who ignited the spirit of victory in the nation through stellar performances at international competitions While congratulating all the awardees and recipients the president expressed confidence that this would spur them to greater heights The president who described the athletes as champions worthy ambassadors national heroes and heroines heaped praises on them for proudly flying the Nigerian flag in nine sporting events Similarly Buhari on Sept 15 in Abuja conferred Nigerian citizenship to 286 foreigners including 86 Lebanese 14 Britons and four Americans Speaking at the event Buhari directed the Nigerian Immigration Service NIS to immediately issue the new Nigerians with certificates as appropriate The affected foreign nationals were conferred with the status of Nigerian citizenship by the president following an approval by the Federal Executive Council FEC NAN reports that the deserving persons who signed to be Nigerians 208 were conferred citizenship status by naturalisation The remaining 78 were conferred with the same status by registration after they officially recited the oath of allegiance and the Nigerian national pledge Buhari also condoled with Gov Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and his family on the passing of their beloved mother Mrs Grace Akeredolu The president ended the week with a meeting with the Chairman and select members of Pro Chancellors of Federal Universities on Friday in Abuja The meeting was in furtherance of the presidential consultations with relevant stakeholders towards ending the protracted strike by members of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU The president stated this when he met with the Chairman and select members of Pro Chancellors of federal universities on Friday in Abuja He said that without necessarily going back on what was already established policy I will make further consultations and I ll get back to you NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Security agencies intensify attacks on bandits, terrorists as Buhari gives marching order
     Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed door with security chiefs on Thursday several bandits were neutralised as notorious terror kingpin Bello Turji narrowly escaped The president had on Thursday during the National Security Council meeting in Abuja in the course of the week commended security agencies on recent feats achieved in taming issues of banditry and kidnapping in the country The president who presided over the meeting however charged the security agencies to consolidate on the gains so far achieved on or before December Buhari had earlier given a marching order to the security chiefs to go after and wipe out all forms of terrorism in the country especially banditry and kidnapping NAN reliably learnt that at least 12 fighters and relatives of the notorious terror kingpin Turji were killed in an air raid by the Nigerian Air Force on Turji s hideout in the Fakai community of Shinkafi area on Saturday afternoon The affected terrorists who were believed to be attending the naming ceremony of a child at Turji s house were caught unawares by the bombardment of the air force NAN reports that several other terrorists were reported killed at the weekend following in fighting between two terrorist groups in the Northeast zone of the country The Nigerian leader had earlier on Tuesday visited Imo where he inaugurated some developmental projects executed by the State Government According to Buhari his administration will leave a legacy of major development projects across the country The president also saluted Gov Hope Uzodinma of Imo for giving more attention to constructions and institutional reforms that would improve lives of the people While in Owerri the president inaugurated the dual carriage road and the renovated House of Assembly Complex in Owerri Imo On Sept 14 Buhari presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC at the Council Chamber State House Abuja The council approved N28 billion for the provision of roads and other infrastructure in Wasa District in the fringes of the FCT It also approved N2 044 billion for the provision of internal roads and drainages at the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board s Gas hub in Bayelsa The council also approved the commencement of a process that would enhance the indigenisation of vaccine production in Nigeria Buhari on Sept 15 approved National Honours and cash reward of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships He expressed the commitment of his administration to rewarding excellence no less for members of Team Nigeria who ignited the spirit of victory in the nation through stellar performances at international competitions While congratulating all the awardees and recipients the president expressed confidence that this would spur them to greater heights The president who described the athletes as champions worthy ambassadors national heroes and heroines heaped praises on them for proudly flying the Nigerian flag in nine sporting events Similarly Buhari on Sept 15 in Abuja conferred Nigerian citizenship to 286 foreigners including 86 Lebanese 14 Britons and four Americans Speaking at the event Buhari directed the Nigerian Immigration Service NIS to immediately issue the new Nigerians with certificates as appropriate The affected foreign nationals were conferred with the status of Nigerian citizenship by the president following an approval by the Federal Executive Council FEC NAN reports that the deserving persons who signed to be Nigerians 208 were conferred citizenship status by naturalisation The remaining 78 were conferred with the same status by registration after they officially recited the oath of allegiance and the Nigerian national pledge Buhari also condoled with Gov Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and his family on the passing of their beloved mother Mrs Grace Akeredolu The president ended the week with a meeting with the Chairman and select members of Pro Chancellors of Federal Universities on Friday in Abuja The meeting was in furtherance of the presidential consultations with relevant stakeholders towards ending the protracted strike by members of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU The president stated this when he met with the Chairman and select members of Pro Chancellors of federal universities on Friday in Abuja He said that without necessarily going back on what was already established policy I will make further consultations and I ll get back to you NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Security agencies intensify attacks on bandits, terrorists as Buhari gives marching order
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    Security agencies intensify attacks on bandits, terrorists as Buhari gives marching order

    Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed door with security chiefs on Thursday several bandits were neutralised as notorious terror kingpin, Bello Turji, narrowly escaped.

    The president had on Thursday, during the National Security Council meeting in Abuja, in the course of the week, commended security agencies on recent feats achieved in taming issues of banditry and kidnapping in the country.

    The president, who presided over the meeting, however, charged the security agencies to consolidate on the gains so far achieved on or before December.

    Buhari had earlier given a marching order to the security chiefs to go after and wipe out all forms of terrorism in the country, especially banditry and kidnapping.

    NAN reliably learnt that at least 12 fighters, and relatives of the notorious terror kingpin,Turji, were killed in an air raid by the Nigerian Air Force on Turji’s hideout in the Fakai community of Shinkafi area, on Saturday afternoon.

    The affected terrorists, who were believed to be attending the naming ceremony of a child at Turji’s house, were caught unawares by the bombardment of the air force.

    NAN reports that several other terrorists were reported killed at the weekend following in-fighting between two terrorist groups in the Northeast zone of the country.

    The Nigerian leader had earlier on Tuesday visited Imo, where he inaugurated some developmental projects executed by the State Government.

    According to Buhari, his administration will leave a legacy of major development projects across the country.

    The president also saluted Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo for giving more attention to constructions and institutional reforms that would improve lives of the people.

    While in Owerri, the president inaugurated the dual carriage, road and the renovated House of Assembly Complex in Owerri, Imo. On Sept. 14, Buhari presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja.

    The council approved N28 billion for the provision of roads and other infrastructure in Wasa District in the fringes of the FCT.

    It also approved N2.044 billion for the provision of internal roads and drainages at the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board’s Gas hub in Bayelsa.

    The council also approved the commencement of a process that would enhance the indigenisation of vaccine production in Nigeria.

    Buhari, on Sept. 15, approved National Honours and cash reward of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships.

    He expressed the commitment of his administration to rewarding excellence, no less for members of Team Nigeria who ignited the spirit of victory in the nation through stellar performances at international competitions.

    While congratulating all the awardees and recipients, the president expressed confidence that this would spur them to greater heights.

    The president, who described the athletes as champions, worthy ambassadors, national heroes and heroines, heaped praises on them for proudly flying the Nigerian flag in nine sporting events.

    Similarly, Buhari on Sept. 15 in Abuja conferred Nigerian citizenship to 286 foreigners, including 86 Lebanese, 14 Britons and four Americans.

    Speaking at the event, Buhari directed the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to immediately issue the new Nigerians with certificates as appropriate.

    The affected foreign nationals were conferred with the status of Nigerian citizenship by the president following an approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

    NAN reports that the deserving persons who signed to be Nigerians, 208 were conferred citizenship status by naturalisation.

    The remaining 78 were conferred with the same status by registration after they officially recited the oath of allegiance and the Nigerian national pledge.

    Buhari also condoled with Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and his family on the passing of their beloved mother, Mrs Grace Akeredolu.

    The president ended the week with a meeting with the Chairman and select members of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities on Friday in Abuja.

    The meeting was in furtherance of the presidential consultations with relevant stakeholders towards ending the protracted strike by members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    The president stated this when he met with the Chairman and select members of Pro-Chancellors of federal universities on Friday in Abuja.

    He said that without necessarily going back on what was already established policy, “I will make further consultations, and I’ll get back to you”.


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  • N1.5 trn recovery from oil companies, another proof of Buhari’s doggedness-BMO
    N1.5 trn recovery from oil companies, another proof of Buhari’s doggedness-BMO
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    N1.5 trn recovery from oil companies, another proof of Buhari’s doggedness-BMO

  •  Prof Afis Oladosu Lecturer Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies University of Ibadan on Sunday described those calling for Nigeria s disintegration as power thirsty and impostors Oladosu spoke at the 11th Annual Symposium of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria MSSN B Zone in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the Symposium was The Nation s Destiny According to him majority of those agitating for Nigeria s disintegration are insincere and do not have interest of the country at heart Oladosu who was the Guest Speaker admitted that there were some challenges confronting Nigeria as a country But clamouring for breakup of the country is not the solution to the challenges he said Oladosu called on Nigerians especially the Muslims not to allow themselves to be used to destabilise the peace of the country He said that they should rather vote right for credible leaders in the forthcoming 2023 general elections It appears as if each time our country is postured to achieve greatness certain forces emerge not only to imperil it but also threatened to render its future asunder The 2023 general elections is around the corner we desire credible elections that will be trustworthy dependable and satisfactory Oladosu said Also Dr Muiz Banire SAN a Guest Lecturer said Nigeria needs peace at this point in time adding that no country could grow in a state of anarchy Banire said that electorate needed to be enlightened because many do not know why they need to vote for right candidates and follow their conscience rather than money Voting for right candidates will help the country to get to its desired destination and address the ethno religious agitation as well as the imperative of inclusiveness What is responsible for all these agitations is inequality and injustice people are not getting the desired benefits based on incident of tribes religion among others he said Banire called on Nigerians to do the right thing during the forthcoming general elections Also the MSSN B Zone President Qaasim Odedeji on his parts said the programme 11 years ago as an avenue to gather eminent personalities from academia business industry politics and government to discuss current national issues and make useful recommendations Odedeji said that the topic was carefully chosen and came at the right time especially with the forthcoming general elections He then called on all Nigerians especially the Muslims to fully participate in the 2023 general elections and vote for people of good character and with fear of Allah to ensure good governance Odedeji further called on stakeholders politicians and their supporters to play the game of politics by the rule and focus their campaigns on issues adding that leadership entailed trust and responsibility Addressing newsmen after the event Lateef Fagbemi SAN a guest said restructuring of Nigeria was long overdue Fagbemi said that the restructuring must be done in a manner that would meet the yearnings and aspirations of all and sundry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Power-thirsty, impostors behind calls for Nigeria’s disintegration- Don
     Prof Afis Oladosu Lecturer Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies University of Ibadan on Sunday described those calling for Nigeria s disintegration as power thirsty and impostors Oladosu spoke at the 11th Annual Symposium of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria MSSN B Zone in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the Symposium was The Nation s Destiny According to him majority of those agitating for Nigeria s disintegration are insincere and do not have interest of the country at heart Oladosu who was the Guest Speaker admitted that there were some challenges confronting Nigeria as a country But clamouring for breakup of the country is not the solution to the challenges he said Oladosu called on Nigerians especially the Muslims not to allow themselves to be used to destabilise the peace of the country He said that they should rather vote right for credible leaders in the forthcoming 2023 general elections It appears as if each time our country is postured to achieve greatness certain forces emerge not only to imperil it but also threatened to render its future asunder The 2023 general elections is around the corner we desire credible elections that will be trustworthy dependable and satisfactory Oladosu said Also Dr Muiz Banire SAN a Guest Lecturer said Nigeria needs peace at this point in time adding that no country could grow in a state of anarchy Banire said that electorate needed to be enlightened because many do not know why they need to vote for right candidates and follow their conscience rather than money Voting for right candidates will help the country to get to its desired destination and address the ethno religious agitation as well as the imperative of inclusiveness What is responsible for all these agitations is inequality and injustice people are not getting the desired benefits based on incident of tribes religion among others he said Banire called on Nigerians to do the right thing during the forthcoming general elections Also the MSSN B Zone President Qaasim Odedeji on his parts said the programme 11 years ago as an avenue to gather eminent personalities from academia business industry politics and government to discuss current national issues and make useful recommendations Odedeji said that the topic was carefully chosen and came at the right time especially with the forthcoming general elections He then called on all Nigerians especially the Muslims to fully participate in the 2023 general elections and vote for people of good character and with fear of Allah to ensure good governance Odedeji further called on stakeholders politicians and their supporters to play the game of politics by the rule and focus their campaigns on issues adding that leadership entailed trust and responsibility Addressing newsmen after the event Lateef Fagbemi SAN a guest said restructuring of Nigeria was long overdue Fagbemi said that the restructuring must be done in a manner that would meet the yearnings and aspirations of all and sundry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Power-thirsty, impostors behind calls for Nigeria’s disintegration- Don
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    Power-thirsty, impostors behind calls for Nigeria’s disintegration- Don

    Prof. Afis Oladosu, Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, on Sunday described those calling for Nigeria’s disintegration as power-thirsty and impostors.

    Oladosu spoke at the 11th Annual Symposium of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) (B-Zone) in Ibadan.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the Symposium was: “The Nation’s Destiny”.

    According to him, majority of those agitating for Nigeria’s disintegration are insincere and do not have interest of the country at heart.

    Oladosu, who was the Guest Speaker, admitted that there were some challenges confronting Nigeria as a country.

    “But, clamouring for breakup of the country is not the solution to the challenges,” he said.

    Oladosu called on Nigerians, especially the Muslims, not to allow themselves to be used to destabilise the peace of the country.

    He said that they should rather vote right for credible leaders in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

    “It appears as if each time our country is postured to achieve greatness, certain forces emerge, not only to imperil it, but also threatened to render its future asunder.

    “The 2023 general elections is around the corner, we desire credible elections that will be trustworthy, dependable and satisfactory,” Oladosu said.

    Also, Dr Muiz Banire (SAN), a Guest Lecturer, said Nigeria needs peace at this point in time, adding that no country could grow in a state of anarchy.

    Banire said that electorate needed to be enlightened, because many do not know why they need to vote for right candidates and follow their conscience rather than money.

    “Voting for right candidates will help the country to get to its desired destination and address the ethno-religious agitation as well as the imperative of inclusiveness.

    “What is responsible for all these agitations is inequality and injustice; people are not getting the desired benefits based on incident of tribes, religion, among others,” he said.

    Banire called on Nigerians to do the right thing during the forthcoming general elections.

    Also, the MSSN B-Zone President, Qaasim Odedeji, on his parts, said the programme 11 years ago as an avenue to gather eminent personalities from academia, business, industry, politics and government to discuss current national issues and make useful recommendations.

    Odedeji said that the topic was carefully chosen and came at the right time, especially with the forthcoming general elections.

    He, then called on all Nigerians, especially the Muslims, to fully participate in the 2023 general elections and vote for people of good character and with fear of Allah to ensure good governance.

    Odedeji further called on stakeholders, politicians and their supporters to play the game of politics by the rule and focus their campaigns on issues, adding that leadership entailed trust and responsibility.

    Addressing newsmen after the event, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), a guest, said restructuring of Nigeria was long overdue.

    Fagbemi said that the restructuring must be done in a manner that would meet the yearnings and aspirations of all and sundry.


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  •  Dr Bola Babalakin the National President Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association GCIOBA has commended the GCI Class 91 September set on its giant strides to reposition the school Babalakin a renowned Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN gave the commendation in Ibadan at the 2022 Annual Convention and 25th Post GCI Graduation Anniversary of the college He was represented by Mr Femi Babalola the Patron of GCI Class 91 September set Babalakin expressed satisfaction with the notable achievements of GCI Class 91 Set especially the developmental projects embarked upon to impact the students positively I am aware of all that you are doing but I want you to do more As you all know an MOU has been signed with the state government and this has been our prayers for years GCI is now ours we have been doing a lot but the government wants us to do more because we are actually in the trial period And the more we do physical development and it is visible for the government the faster it will be for them to be convinced of our determination to run the school Babalakin said Also Babalola in his capacity as the Patron of the Class 91 Set and Chairman Governing Board of GCI said the school was back on track to attain its former glory Though it is not back to where we want it to be I can assure you that with your supports and everyone GCI will be where we want it to be in the next three years We have a robust plan and presentation approval from the government so nothing is stopping except us Please pass the message to your junior ones and your senior ones this is the time we need ourselves the most he said Also Mr John Alamu an Agripreneur and Guest Speaker at the event spoke on tips on how to get extra income Alamu said that agribusiness was the answer to the various economic hardships facing the country and the most important source of livelihood at this period In his anniversary message Mr Tunde Akinsola the Chairman GCIOBA 1991 September set said the mission of the set has remained sacrosanct Akinsola said This is to become the most dynamic set within the GCIOBA Community thus fulfilling our statutory obligations to the restoration of GCI And providing a platform for networking career enhancement and creation of entrepreneurial opportunities within the class set We believe in software intervention that can add value to the lives of the current students in GCI In the last one year we have sponsored so many initiatives tailored toward adding value to the boys in Government College Ibadan One of such is sponsorship of Essay Writing Competition co sponsorship of Jets Day Programme in partnering with the school management payment of 2022 fees for three best students during 20212022 academic calendar We believe so much in the education initiative Also Mr Seyi Jegede the Chairman Convention Planning Committee said comparing the past with the present so much had changed in the education sector We are aware that it had not been the same most importantly in terms of employment of teachers it had been lagging behind I am well aware that as old boys we have been involved in the decision to ensure that we have more teachers in school I am sure that lots of teachers in this school GCI are the doings of the old boys we have PTA teachers At some points the percentage of PTA teachers is almost more overwhelming than what was provided by the government We know the government cannot do it alone as education is a collective responsibility considering the enormous responsibilities and challenges in the hands of the government But it is the right of every child to be educated So I just wish the government could do more Jegede said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlights of the celebration was the presentation of awards to Dr Bola Babalakin for his notable achievements and contributions to the development of GCI There was presentation of awards to former teachers and best students launching of the fifth edition of The Rock Magazine and inauguration of toilet facilities among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Babalakin lauds GCI Class ’91 Set on efforts to reposition school
     Dr Bola Babalakin the National President Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association GCIOBA has commended the GCI Class 91 September set on its giant strides to reposition the school Babalakin a renowned Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN gave the commendation in Ibadan at the 2022 Annual Convention and 25th Post GCI Graduation Anniversary of the college He was represented by Mr Femi Babalola the Patron of GCI Class 91 September set Babalakin expressed satisfaction with the notable achievements of GCI Class 91 Set especially the developmental projects embarked upon to impact the students positively I am aware of all that you are doing but I want you to do more As you all know an MOU has been signed with the state government and this has been our prayers for years GCI is now ours we have been doing a lot but the government wants us to do more because we are actually in the trial period And the more we do physical development and it is visible for the government the faster it will be for them to be convinced of our determination to run the school Babalakin said Also Babalola in his capacity as the Patron of the Class 91 Set and Chairman Governing Board of GCI said the school was back on track to attain its former glory Though it is not back to where we want it to be I can assure you that with your supports and everyone GCI will be where we want it to be in the next three years We have a robust plan and presentation approval from the government so nothing is stopping except us Please pass the message to your junior ones and your senior ones this is the time we need ourselves the most he said Also Mr John Alamu an Agripreneur and Guest Speaker at the event spoke on tips on how to get extra income Alamu said that agribusiness was the answer to the various economic hardships facing the country and the most important source of livelihood at this period In his anniversary message Mr Tunde Akinsola the Chairman GCIOBA 1991 September set said the mission of the set has remained sacrosanct Akinsola said This is to become the most dynamic set within the GCIOBA Community thus fulfilling our statutory obligations to the restoration of GCI And providing a platform for networking career enhancement and creation of entrepreneurial opportunities within the class set We believe in software intervention that can add value to the lives of the current students in GCI In the last one year we have sponsored so many initiatives tailored toward adding value to the boys in Government College Ibadan One of such is sponsorship of Essay Writing Competition co sponsorship of Jets Day Programme in partnering with the school management payment of 2022 fees for three best students during 20212022 academic calendar We believe so much in the education initiative Also Mr Seyi Jegede the Chairman Convention Planning Committee said comparing the past with the present so much had changed in the education sector We are aware that it had not been the same most importantly in terms of employment of teachers it had been lagging behind I am well aware that as old boys we have been involved in the decision to ensure that we have more teachers in school I am sure that lots of teachers in this school GCI are the doings of the old boys we have PTA teachers At some points the percentage of PTA teachers is almost more overwhelming than what was provided by the government We know the government cannot do it alone as education is a collective responsibility considering the enormous responsibilities and challenges in the hands of the government But it is the right of every child to be educated So I just wish the government could do more Jegede said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlights of the celebration was the presentation of awards to Dr Bola Babalakin for his notable achievements and contributions to the development of GCI There was presentation of awards to former teachers and best students launching of the fifth edition of The Rock Magazine and inauguration of toilet facilities among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Babalakin lauds GCI Class ’91 Set on efforts to reposition school
    Education2 weeks ago

    Babalakin lauds GCI Class ’91 Set on efforts to reposition school

    Dr Bola Babalakin, the National President, Government College, Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA), has commended the GCI Class ’91 September set on its giant strides to reposition the school.

    Babalakin, a renowned Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), gave the commendation in Ibadan, at the 2022 Annual Convention and 25th Post-GCI Graduation Anniversary of the college.

    He was represented by Mr Femi Babalola, the Patron of GCI Class ’91 September set.

    Babalakin expressed satisfaction with the notable achievements of GCI Class ’91 Set, especially the developmental projects embarked upon to impact the students positively.

    “I am aware of all that you are doing, but I want you to do more.

    “As you all know, an MOU has been signed with the state government and this has been our prayers for years.

    “GCI is now ours; we have been doing a lot, but the government wants us to do more, because we are actually in the trial period.

    “And the more we do physical development and it is visible for the government, the faster it will be for them to be convinced of our determination to run the school,” Babalakin said.

    Also, Babalola, in his capacity as the Patron of the Class ’91 Set and Chairman, Governing Board of GCI, said the school was back on track to attain its former glory.

    “Though, it is not back to where we want it to be, I can assure you that with your supports and everyone, GCI will be where we want it to be in the next three years.

    “We have a robust plan and presentation approval from the government, so nothing is stopping except us.

    “Please, pass the message to your junior ones and your senior ones; this is the time we need ourselves the most,” he said.

    Also, Mr John Alamu, an Agripreneur and Guest Speaker at the event, spoke on tips on how to get extra income.

    Alamu said that agribusiness was the answer to the various economic hardships facing the country and the most important source of livelihood at this period.

    In his anniversary message, Mr Tunde Akinsola, the Chairman, GCIOBA 1991 September set, said the mission of the set has remained sacrosanct.

    Akinsola said: “This is to become the most dynamic set within the GCIOBA Community, thus fulfilling our statutory obligations to the restoration of GCI.

    “And, providing a platform for networking, career enhancement and creation of entrepreneurial opportunities within the class set.

    “We believe in software intervention that can add value to the lives of the current students in GCI.

    “In the last one year, we have sponsored so many initiatives tailored toward adding value to the boys in Government College, Ibadan.

    “One of such is sponsorship of Essay Writing Competition, co-sponsorship of Jets Day Programme in partnering with the school management, payment of 2022 fees for three best students during 20212022 academic calendar.

    “We believe so much in the education initiative.

    ” Also, Mr Seyi Jegede, the Chairman, Convention Planning Committee, said comparing the past with the present, so much had changed in the education sector.

    “We are aware that it had not been the same most importantly in terms of employment of teachers; it had been lagging behind.

    “I am well aware that as old boys, we have been involved in the decision to ensure that we have more teachers in school.

    “I am sure that lots of teachers in this school (GCI) are the doings of the old boys, we have PTA teachers.

    “At some points, the percentage of PTA teachers is almost more overwhelming than what was provided by the government.

    “We know the government cannot do it alone as education is a collective responsibility, considering the enormous responsibilities and challenges in the hands of the government.

    “But, it is the right of every child to be educated.

    So, I just wish the government could do more,” Jegede said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlights of the celebration was the presentation of awards to Dr Bola Babalakin for his notable achievements and contributions to the development of GCI.

    There was presentation of awards to former teachers and best students; launching of the fifth edition of “The Rock Magazine” and inauguration of toilet facilities, among others.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Sabit Olagoke the founder of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide has donated ICT equipment to the Oyo State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN Olagoke presented the equipment to the SWAN leaders on Sunday at the Islamic organization s headquarters in Wakajaye area of Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Olagoke who is also the Spiritual Head of the organisation presented a set of computers with all necessary accessories to Oyo SWAN He said the donation was in recognition of the association s roles as the mirror and watchdog of the society Olagoke commended Oyo SWAN for its contributions to the development of sports in the state He urged sports writers to continue assisting in the discovery and nurturing of sports talents in the country The role of the media in our society cannot be under estimated Oyo SWAN has always been assisting Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide for a long time We therefore present the set of computers to Oyo SWAN in recognition of the support we have received from the association he said Mr Niyi Alebiosu the State SWAN Chairman thanked Olagoke and the entire members of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide for the donation Alebiosu said that the association and sports journalists in the state would continue to appreciate the fatherly support they enjoyed from the Islamic cleric He pledged the continued support of sports writers to the Islamic organization and the nation s sports sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Islamic group donates ICT equipment to Oyo SWAN
     Prof Sabit Olagoke the founder of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide has donated ICT equipment to the Oyo State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN Olagoke presented the equipment to the SWAN leaders on Sunday at the Islamic organization s headquarters in Wakajaye area of Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Olagoke who is also the Spiritual Head of the organisation presented a set of computers with all necessary accessories to Oyo SWAN He said the donation was in recognition of the association s roles as the mirror and watchdog of the society Olagoke commended Oyo SWAN for its contributions to the development of sports in the state He urged sports writers to continue assisting in the discovery and nurturing of sports talents in the country The role of the media in our society cannot be under estimated Oyo SWAN has always been assisting Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide for a long time We therefore present the set of computers to Oyo SWAN in recognition of the support we have received from the association he said Mr Niyi Alebiosu the State SWAN Chairman thanked Olagoke and the entire members of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide for the donation Alebiosu said that the association and sports journalists in the state would continue to appreciate the fatherly support they enjoyed from the Islamic cleric He pledged the continued support of sports writers to the Islamic organization and the nation s sports sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Islamic group donates ICT equipment to Oyo SWAN
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    Islamic group donates ICT equipment to Oyo SWAN

    Prof. Sabit Olagoke, the founder of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide has donated ICT equipment to the Oyo State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN).

    Olagoke presented the equipment to the SWAN leaders on Sunday at the Islamic organization’s headquarters in Wakajaye area of Ibadan.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Olagoke, who is also the Spiritual Head of the organisation, presented a set of computers with all necessary accessories to Oyo SWAN.

    He said the donation was in recognition of the association’s roles as the mirror and watchdog of the society.

    Olagoke commended Oyo SWAN for its contributions to the development of sports in the state.

    He urged sports writers to continue assisting in the discovery and nurturing of sports talents in the country.

    “The role of the media in our society cannot be under-estimated.

    Oyo SWAN has always been assisting Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide for a long time.

    “We therefore present the set of computers to Oyo SWAN in recognition of the support we have received from the association,” he said.

    Mr Niyi Alebiosu, the State SWAN Chairman, thanked Olagoke and the entire members of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide for the donation.

    Alebiosu said that the association and sports journalists in the state would continue to appreciate the fatherly support they enjoyed from the Islamic cleric.

    He pledged the continued support of sports writers to the Islamic organization and the nation’s sports sector.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Ahead of the 2023 elections campaign The Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi has sought for more engagement of the All Progressives Congress APC leaders in Sokoto State Dingyadi who spoke on Sunday at the APC stakeholders meeting in Sokoto said the leaders dedication remained the party s priority in order to attain its deserving victory in the state and the country As we are all aware in every association there is need for closer engagement with all members as such as leaders we should continue to extend same massage to our party supporters Moreover there is need for all of us to come up with strategies toward ensuring the success of APC at all positions in the 2023 general elections he said He added that the meeting was convened following the recommendation of the Sokoto APC Elders Forum to appreciate the leadership of the party across the 23 local government areas in the state Our party leader Sen Aliyu Wamakko together with other stakeholders appreciated the idea and thanked you all for your loyalty and standing with APC Therefore this meeting should stand as a link of encouragement to all of us in order to ensure the success of our great party in the 2023 general elections As you know politics of today is not like that of yesterday as such we appeal to all our leaders in the 23 LGAs to engage our teeming Youth in this struggle he added In his remarks Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state thanked the grassroot leaders for their sustained support to the party Aliyu pledged to ensure a caring government that will work with all the people of the state to attract more development for the entire population I assure you that we will follow the foot steps of our leader Sen Wamakko in ensuring more and more developments for our state he said He called on APC members in the state to sustain more enlightenment campaigns on the good mission of APC toward enhancing the living standard of the society Also Alhaji Abdullahi Tambari Tafida the Elders Forum Chairman thanked the LGs stakeholders for their firm dedication in promoting APC in Sokoto Earlier the state APC Chairman Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida disclosed that the meeting was to appreciate the party s leaders at the LGAs and deliberate on way forward ahead of the campaign period NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Minister seeks more engagement from APC leaders in Sokoto
     Ahead of the 2023 elections campaign The Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi has sought for more engagement of the All Progressives Congress APC leaders in Sokoto State Dingyadi who spoke on Sunday at the APC stakeholders meeting in Sokoto said the leaders dedication remained the party s priority in order to attain its deserving victory in the state and the country As we are all aware in every association there is need for closer engagement with all members as such as leaders we should continue to extend same massage to our party supporters Moreover there is need for all of us to come up with strategies toward ensuring the success of APC at all positions in the 2023 general elections he said He added that the meeting was convened following the recommendation of the Sokoto APC Elders Forum to appreciate the leadership of the party across the 23 local government areas in the state Our party leader Sen Aliyu Wamakko together with other stakeholders appreciated the idea and thanked you all for your loyalty and standing with APC Therefore this meeting should stand as a link of encouragement to all of us in order to ensure the success of our great party in the 2023 general elections As you know politics of today is not like that of yesterday as such we appeal to all our leaders in the 23 LGAs to engage our teeming Youth in this struggle he added In his remarks Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state thanked the grassroot leaders for their sustained support to the party Aliyu pledged to ensure a caring government that will work with all the people of the state to attract more development for the entire population I assure you that we will follow the foot steps of our leader Sen Wamakko in ensuring more and more developments for our state he said He called on APC members in the state to sustain more enlightenment campaigns on the good mission of APC toward enhancing the living standard of the society Also Alhaji Abdullahi Tambari Tafida the Elders Forum Chairman thanked the LGs stakeholders for their firm dedication in promoting APC in Sokoto Earlier the state APC Chairman Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida disclosed that the meeting was to appreciate the party s leaders at the LGAs and deliberate on way forward ahead of the campaign period NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Minister seeks more engagement from APC leaders in Sokoto
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    2023: Minister seeks more engagement from APC leaders in Sokoto

    Ahead of the 2023 elections campaign The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, has  sought for more engagement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in Sokoto State.

    Dingyadi who spoke on Sunday at the APC stakeholders meeting in Sokoto, said the leaders dedication remained the party’s priority in order to attain its deserving victory in the state and the country.

    “As we are all aware in every association, there is need for closer engagement with all members, as such, as leaders we should continue to extend same massage to our party supporters.

    “Moreover, there is need for all of us to come up with strategies toward ensuring the success of APC at all positions in the 2023 general elections,” he said.

    He added that the meeting was convened following the recommendation of the Sokoto APC Elders Forum, to appreciate the leadership of the party across the 23 local government areas in the state.

    “Our party leader Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, together with other stakeholders, appreciated the idea and thanked you all for your loyalty and standing with APC.

    “Therefore, this meeting should stand as a link of encouragement to all of us in order to ensure the success of our great party in the 2023 general elections.

    “As you know politics of today is not like that of yesterday, as such we appeal to all our leaders in the 23 LGAs to engage our teeming Youth in this struggle,” he added.

    In his remarks, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state, thanked the grassroot leaders for their sustained support to the party.

    Aliyu pledged to ensure a caring government that will work with all the people of the state, to attract more development for the entire population.

    “I assure you that we will follow the foot steps of our leader Sen. Wamakko in ensuring more and more developments for our state,” he said.

    He called on APC members in the state to sustain more enlightenment campaigns on the good mission of APC toward enhancing the living standard of the society.

    Also, Alhaji Abdullahi Tambari-Tafida, the Elders Forum Chairman, thanked the LGs stakeholders for their firm dedication in promoting APC in Sokoto.

    Earlier, the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadiq-Achida, disclosed that the meeting was to appreciate the party’s leaders at the LGAs and deliberate on way forward ahead of the campaign period.


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