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BAYO ADELABU JOINS OYO GUBER RACE 2019…

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ome concerned Oyo State Indigenes, and youth group have nominated Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Corporate Services, Mr. Bayo Adekola Adelabu as the next governor of the state in the 2019 guber race.

The group according to information reaching Society Reporters NG, which comprises enlightened indigenes of the state from all walks of life, said the choice of Adelabu, a grandson of First Republic politician, Chief Adegoke Adelabu a.k.a Penkelemesi was based on his humanitarian services he had been rendering to the people of the state.

It would be recalled that Adelabu has over the years invested in human capital in the state, so also has he made some significant investment in the development of entertainment and hospitality in the state capital Ibadan.

When he completed one of the best hotel the city can be proud of, Bayse-One Hotel, some people were wondering what his intension was but it was made known when he eventually completed another multi-million naira complex/event, Bayse-One checkmate Plaza in the same axis that people now attach his generousity to his intention to run for governor of the state in the next guber race.

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Society Reporters reliable source justified Adelabu’s choice, citing different strategic social interventions, which he said, the Bayo Adelabu Foundation had provided for the indigenes of the state since it was established few years back.

The source disclosed that Adelabu “has been providing portable water project across the nooks and crannies of the state, though without political ambition. This is not incidental but a trait, as he took after his grandfather, who was an incorruptible and selfless philanthropist during his lifetime.”

 

Born on September 28, 1970 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, young Adebayo Adekola Adelabu, now Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, attended Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan before proceeding to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to study Accountancy.

Just like his late grandfather who scored firsts in virtually everything he laid his hands upon, he graduated with a first class honours in 1992 and later went on to pass his final qualifying examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). After two decades of joining ICAN as an associate member, he has risen to become a fellow member of the institute.

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Police Deploy More Personnel To Seaports In Lagos Over Nigerian Students, NANS’ Protest

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Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.

The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has deployed personnel to adequately secure seaports across the nation following a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down commercial activities at the nation’s busiest seaports ¬¬¬¬¬¬- the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.
The aggrieved students who protested on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport also reportedly threatened to ground commercial activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos State.
Disclosing the security beef up to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port Authority Command, Jonathan Towuru, said security was tightened around the Western Ports to avoid any breakdown of law and order although the student body did not show up as threatened.
The commissioner said, “People went about their businesses while operations at the terminals went on seamlessly, without any hindrance. But if the students eventually turn up, we will engage them in discussions. I must say that they conducted themselves well on Monday at the airport even though you still saw police monitoring the protest.”

 

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Evans The Billionaire Kidnapper Bags 21 Year Imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers

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Poverty, Hunger in the Country, Okowa Blames APC

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…says Delta healthcare will curb medical tourism

Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, said that poor management of the nation’s economy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caused the rising hunger and poverty in the country.

He stated this at an empowerment programme for the people of Ika Federal Constituency at Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North Council by the member representing the constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Victor Nwokolo.

The governor, who commended Nwokolo for his gesture, described the event as “empowerment programme with a difference. He said Nigeria was troubled because people were hungry and out of job due to mismanagement of the nation’s economy.

He added that even students were having lots of challenges because their parents could not meet their needs owing to the level of poverty resulting from ineptitude of the APC-led Federal Government.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to support the PDP, saying it was the only party with clear understanding of the nation’s challenges and had clear solution to rescue the nation.

Earlier, Nwokolo said his motive for the empowerment was to restore hope to the hopeless amid rising hunger and poverty in the land.

MEANWHILE, Okowa, also at the different forum, said the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery and reduce medical tourism in the country.

He disclosed this in an interview with journalists shortly after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital, Owa-Alero in Ika Council of the state.

He said the twin medical facilities would, on completion, reduce medical tourism as it would provide first-class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad.

“I am glad we have gotten to this stage. I had high hopes that by today, we would have inaugurated these projects.

“The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month, it should be ready and opened to the public for use.

“The two projects are obviously very important. The Mother and Child, as it is so stated, is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children,” he said.

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