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Our attention has been drawn to a reckless statement

credited to one Alhaji Fatai Diekola Oyedele in which

he claimed that he brought Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to

Osun and that he will send him back to Lagos.

2. We say that this claim is a fallacy of the highest

order and over estimation of his person and political


3. Rather than tell lie of the story, Alhaji Oyedele

should have shown modesty and tell the story as it is.

4. Alhaji Oyedele was brought into Rauf Aregbesola

Campaign Team when he was, like several others,

kicked out of PDP in 2006.

5. As at that time, Aregbesola was firmly on the ground

in Osun political firmament as he had done several

rounds of consultations with real political and May we

note that it amounted arrogance to say he would send

Ogbeni back to Lagos when he can not do a street

walk with him in Osogbo his hometown. If it is

popularity, Ogbeni has it because he has shown that he

was not selfish and greedy.

6. Aregbesola’s acceptability ratings was a soar away

as he put together, a most formidable campaign

organisation which he named Oranmiyan.

7. The Oranmiyan Movement which has members in all

parts of the state was launched epochally in Osogbo

despite the incumbent government’s machinations to

stop it.

8. Alhaji Diekola Oyedele and his ilk were still in PDP

all of these times battling to safe their membership

while some of them were out-doing each other in the

bid to stop Aregbesola as a mark of loyality to the PDP


9. The story of Rauf Aregbesola’s entry in to Osun

politics is far beyond the scope of some self serving

individuals whom Ogbeni gave leverage to, health and

political wise. It is immodest for Alhaji Oyedele to

make a claim which he is very far from as he was no

where near the setting which threw up Aregbesola.

10. Oyedele was a mere beneficiary of Ogbeni’s larger

heartedness and it is painful that he is turning round to

bite the finger that fed him.

Signed :

Mr Adelani Baderinwa,

Chief Press Sec to Osun Gov 2000 to 2003 and Former

SSA Information & Strategy to Governor Aregbesola.

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



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



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



…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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