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  •  A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Oyo State Mr Akeem Agbaje said on Sunday in Abuja that the party needed to ensure reconciliation of aggrieved members Agbaje placed third at the Oyo governorship primary election contested by six aspirants in May The election produced Sen Teslim Folarin as the party s standard bearer hellip
    Chieftain urges APC to ensure genuine reconciliation for victory in Oyo State
     A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Oyo State Mr Akeem Agbaje said on Sunday in Abuja that the party needed to ensure reconciliation of aggrieved members Agbaje placed third at the Oyo governorship primary election contested by six aspirants in May The election produced Sen Teslim Folarin as the party s standard bearer hellip
    Chieftain urges APC to ensure genuine reconciliation for victory in Oyo State
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    Chieftain urges APC to ensure genuine reconciliation for victory in Oyo State

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Mr Akeem Agbaje, said on Sunday in Abuja that the party needed to ensure reconciliation of aggrieved members.

    Agbaje placed third at the Oyo governorship primary election contested by six aspirants in May. The election produced Sen. Teslim Folarin as the party’s standard bearer.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria that genuine reconciliation was expedient for the APC to emerge victorious at the 2023 general elections.

    “A factionalised APC will find it difficult to win any of the elections in Oyo State in 2023. Fortunately we have time to heal wounds.

    “The national headquarters and the leadership in the Southwest can step in, bring everybody together, unite everybody genuinely and the party will regain power.

    “The candidates in Oyo State, the executive members that emerged at the primaries should be sincere in the reconciliation moves,’’ Agbaje, a lawyer said.

    He hinged the need for reconciliation on sharp practices at the governorship primary election, which he said were not in tandem with the progressive ideology of the party.

    “Primary elections are conducted by the national headquarters of the party; if it did not initiate a credible process, it could not get a credible result.

    “It should have ensured that most popular party members emerged at primary elections.

    “The fact that APC is in opposition in Oyo State suggests that the party should be more transparent in the conduct of its primary elections,’’ he stressed.

    According to Agbaje, reconciliation is important, but can only be effective if done sincerely.

    “I am fully supportive of reconciliation but not deceptive reconciliation. The party must carry everybody along,’’ he advised.

    He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for displaying a high sense of commitment to victory at the 2023 presidential election by ensuring that the most credible and most popular candidate emerged at the election.

    Agbaje described the process that produced Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as APC’s presidential flag bearer as worthy to be adopted by the party in all subsequent internal elections.

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  •  Mr Akeem Agbaje a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Oyo State says Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is most formidable candidate for Nigeria s presidency in 2023 Agbaje who was a governorship aspirant in the recently concluded APC governorship primary in the state said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Abuja hellip
    2023 election: Tinubu stands out, says Oyo governorship aspirant
     Mr Akeem Agbaje a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Oyo State says Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is most formidable candidate for Nigeria s presidency in 2023 Agbaje who was a governorship aspirant in the recently concluded APC governorship primary in the state said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Abuja hellip
    2023 election: Tinubu stands out, says Oyo governorship aspirant
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    2023 election: Tinubu stands out, says Oyo governorship aspirant

    Mr Akeem Agbaje, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, says Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is most formidable candidate for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023.

    Agbaje, who was a governorship aspirant in the recently concluded APC governorship primary in the state, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Abuja on Saturday.

    He said that Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, and a former National Leader of the party was ahead of other presidential candidates in terms of proven track record and ability to deliver good governance.

    According to him, Tinubu’s demonstrable ability to perform under intense pressure; to assemble the right team is worth considering; the ruling APC presents the most formidable candidate in person of Tinubu.

    He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for creating a “level playing field” in the party that enabled the emergence of a strong candidate like Tinubu.

    “President Muhammadu Buhari should be commended for saying let us pick somebody that is very popular and can give us victory in the coming election.

    “Everybody knew that, within the APC, Tinubu had the highest potential to achieve that.

    “His record as Executive Governor of Lagos State is probably unmatched by any state as we speak today,” he said.

    Agbaje said that the country needed a president that can efficiently address and tackle its several challenges.

    “What we need today is somebody who can manage our resources and be innovative.

    “We have a lot of challenges we are facing today as a nation, we need somebody with requisite experience.

    “Tinubu is not telling you what he can do, he has done it with great results and still ready to do it better in more challenging situations.

    “As governor of Lagos State, the man faced a serious challenge when Lagos state was not paid allocation for years.

    “He made sure that the state did not only survive, but excelled significantly,” he said.

    Agbaje added that the APC presidential candidate was also a technocrat and experienced politician.

    “Competence alone cannot take Nigeria out of its present challenge

    “Look at Tinubu at the presidential primary, people across the country stood for him, he has relationship with people across the country.

    “He is a man who is suited to challenges and seen to excel under pressure, that is what we need in Nigeria of today.

    “We need people who are tested and trusted, you can not rule Nigeria without managing our differences,” he said.

    Agbaje lauded Tinubu’s commitment to Progressive politics and patience to follow through in his convinction from 1999 till date.

    On the development of electoral process in the country, he commanded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for building the trust of stakeholders in its conduct.

    “If you look at INEC, the two successive Chairmen, (Prof. Atahiru Jega and Prof. Mahmud Yakub) have exhibited high level of integrity in the conduct of anything related to election.

    “They have done that to the extent that you can hardly blame INEC for any election they conducted. INEC has been firm, it has been disciplined in their approach to electoral process,” he said.

    He also commended the National Assembly for the new electoral act that now removed some political appointees from the list of eligible delegates in an election.

    Agbaje commended Nigerians, especially the youths for their massive turnout during the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) which had recorded huge increase in the number of registered voters in the coming elections.

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  •  A Federal High Court in Ibadan on Friday sentenced a 25 year old drug dealer Ibrahim Sani to one year in prison for illegally trafficking 1 2 kg of cannabis In her judgment Justice Uche Agomoh held that Sani was convicted and sentenced based on the evidence tendered before her by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Agomoh hellip
    Man, 25, bags 1 year jail term for unlawful drug dealing
     A Federal High Court in Ibadan on Friday sentenced a 25 year old drug dealer Ibrahim Sani to one year in prison for illegally trafficking 1 2 kg of cannabis In her judgment Justice Uche Agomoh held that Sani was convicted and sentenced based on the evidence tendered before her by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Agomoh hellip
    Man, 25, bags 1 year jail term for unlawful drug dealing
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    Man, 25, bags 1 year jail term for unlawful drug dealing

    A Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Friday, sentenced a 25-year-old drug dealer, Ibrahim Sani, to one year in prison for illegally trafficking 1.2 kg of cannabis.

    In her judgment, Justice Uche Agomoh, held that Sani was convicted and sentenced, based on the evidence tendered before her by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

    Agomoh, however, said that she considered Sani’s plea to the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing him.

    ”One of the objectives of sentencing is for reformation of character, coupled with the fact that the convict is a first time offender and has not wasted the time of the court before pleading guilty.

    “Therefore, Sani is sentenced to one year in prison, and the weed exhibit found in his possession shall be destroyed by NDLEA” the judge said.

    Earlier, Counsel to NDLEA, Oyo State Command, Mr Raphael Himinkaiye, had informed the court that the convict was arraigned on a one-count charge, bordering on unlawful dealing in narcotics.

    Himinkaiye further said that Sani was arrested on Oct. 15, 2021 inside Bodija market, Ibadan.

    He added that NDLEA operatives caught the convict with 1.2 kg of the illicit substance concealed in a black bag.

    According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 11(C) of NDLEA Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004. (

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  •  The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC has called on the Oyo State government to recruit more teachers into the public primary schools The Executive Secretary Universal Basic Education Commission Dr Hamid Bobboyi gave the charge in Ibadan on Friday as part of the 2022 National Personnel Audit NPA team s recommendation to the state government Bobboyi hellip
    National Personnel Audit: UBEC urges Oyo Govt. to recruit more teachers
     The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC has called on the Oyo State government to recruit more teachers into the public primary schools The Executive Secretary Universal Basic Education Commission Dr Hamid Bobboyi gave the charge in Ibadan on Friday as part of the 2022 National Personnel Audit NPA team s recommendation to the state government Bobboyi hellip
    National Personnel Audit: UBEC urges Oyo Govt. to recruit more teachers
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    National Personnel Audit: UBEC urges Oyo Govt. to recruit more teachers

    The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has called on the Oyo State government to recruit more teachers into the public primary schools.

    The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, gave the charge in Ibadan on Friday, as part of the 2022 National Personnel Audit (NPA) team’s recommendation to the state government.

    Bobboyi represented by the Head of the NPA team deployed to Oyo State, Mr Muhammed Bello, an engineer said the need to recruit more teachers became manifest during the just concluded Personnel Audit Exercise in the state by the commission in collaboration with Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OYO SUBEB).

    He stated that the present shortage of qualified teachers was dangerous to the qualitative education  the Governor Seyi-Makinde led administration is offering pupils in the state.

    Bobboyi, however, commended the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board for cooperating with its Audit team in the conduct of the National Personnel Audit Exercise.

    “We urge the Oyo State government to look into recruitment of teachers into the public primary schools in the State,” he said.

    He pledged the commitment of the commission to look into other areas to move basic education forward in Oyo State.

    He added that the National Personnel Audit exercise was a major activity in data gathering used in planning and development of education.

    Bobboyi said that the commission discovered a lot of progress made, compared to the previous exercise.

    According to him, “Though entry is still ongoing, we would give the Board updates on the list and give the State government accurate data in order to plan and develop basic education.”

    He solicited the cooperation of other stakeholders in education in ensuring accurate data so as to know where every Nigerian child of school age was at any given time.

    Responding, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni  Adeniran admitted to the acute shortage of teachers in the state.

    Adeniran said the State Government is making efforts to look into fresh recruitment and replacement of seconded teachers in the state.

    “We are aware of the shortage of teachers in our primary schools. The State Government under the leadership of our dear Gov. Seyi Makinde is making efforts to ensure the problem is resolved timeously,” Adeniran said.

    He added that the state government will continue to collaborate with the Federal Government and other relevant agencies to ensure the public education sector in the State thrives.

    Adeniran further said  that school owners and proprietors operating illegally in the State would be made to face the law.

    He warned such schools to regularise their registration by visiting the Ministry of Education, Ibadan.

    He reiterated the Oyo State government’s commitment at revamping education in the state.

    Adeniran, however, commended the National Personnel Audit team’s report on data of schools in the State, adding that the update will help the state in planning its education in the forthcoming fiscal budget.

     

     

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  •  The Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Lekan Balogun has called on motorists to maintain lane discipline and obey traffic rules to avoid road traffic crashes Balogun gave the advice while playing host to Joshua Adekanye the new Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Oyo State who paid him visit on Friday in Ibadan The hellip
    Maintain lane discipline to avoid road crashes, Olubadan advises motorists
     The Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Lekan Balogun has called on motorists to maintain lane discipline and obey traffic rules to avoid road traffic crashes Balogun gave the advice while playing host to Joshua Adekanye the new Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Oyo State who paid him visit on Friday in Ibadan The hellip
    Maintain lane discipline to avoid road crashes, Olubadan advises motorists
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    Maintain lane discipline to avoid road crashes, Olubadan advises motorists

    The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has called on motorists to maintain lane discipline and obey traffic rules to avoid road traffic crashes.

    Balogun gave the advice, while playing host to Joshua Adekanye, the new Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Oyo State, who paid him visit on Friday in Ibadan.

    The Olubadan said that motorists and all road users must obey traffic rules and regulations for free flow of traffic in other to prevent accident.

    “You are a huge contributor to obstruction of traffic flow, if you don’t maintain lane discipline and keep hopping from one lane to another.

    “You are also a disaster in waiting, if you do not use an assigned motor parks before your passengers alight from vehicles.

    “Anything can happen to you, your passengers or your vehicle; unfortunately, you do not know, because it has not happened yet.

    “As Olubadan of Ibadanland, I entreat all drivers to observe all traffic laws and regulations,” Balogun said.

    The traditional ruler pledged his commitment to FRSC in the state toward achieving its mandate of reducing road crashes to the barest minimum.

    Earlier, the new FRSC Sector Commander, said his visit was to seek the blessing and guidance of Olubadan and update him on the Corps activities.

    Adekanye said that the Corps would on Monday commence Special Operation to clampdown on vehicles plying roads with foreign number plates and use of Right-Hand drive.

    He said that a lot of vehicles were now in town with foreign number plates and right-hand drive, adding that the Corps would ensure that none of them was on the road again.

    The sector commander said that FRSC in the state just finished its second Quarter Free Vehicle Safety Check where 2,284 vehicles were checked and 5,860 defects observed.

    He said motorists, whose vehicles were found to be defective, were advised to effect necessary defects in them, adding that the essence of the check was to reduce road crashes.

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