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Governor Ibikunle Amosun Stages Emergency Meeting Over Aremo Osoba’s Return To APC, As Talks Of Underground Plot To Make Solomon Adeola Party Guber Candidate In 2019 Intensifies Internal Quarrel



Contrary to public posture, the raging conflict between Governor Ibikunle Amosun and returnee state political leader, Aremo Segun Osoba is greatly intensified.

Ironically investigations revealed the reason for this enhanced quarrel to the highly reported peace move that returned former Governor Osoba to the party.

Osoba, who defected to the Social Democratic Party towards the last general election returned to the party last week.
But unusually, he made his return to the party outside Ogun state his political strong hold.

The event which witnessed the attendance of who is who in the party in the southwest took place at his Lagos, home.

With governor Amosun absent, the development resulted in huge speculations.

Fresh information available to us however revealed that Governor Amosun was actually in the dark about the development.

‘’It was a shock to him..he didn’t know the specifics of what was going on, he only learnt of it through informal channels’’ a source stated.
we learnt he immediately staged an emergency meeting of stakeholders in the state after reports of return of Aremo Osoba hit town.

‘’the result was the official statement by the Ogun state chapter of the party that it is not aware Aremo Osoba has returned to the party after he was received by national leaders such as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Bisi Akande and others’’ a source said

Added digs further reveal the reason behind the state chapter of the party’s proclamation.

‘’the party structure currently lays in the hand of Governor Amosun and it is naturally playing out his script’’ a source divulged.

we learnt at stake is the battle for who controls power in the state in 2019.

Talks in town has it that Osoba’s return is meant to boost the aspiration of Senator Solomon Adeola popularly called Yayi.

The Senator representing Lagos West is said to be gunning for the number one seat in Ogun state in 2019.

He is said to be the favoured candidate of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his power block.

Yayi’s incursion into the politics of Ogun state in 2014/ 2015 resulted in headlong clash with Governor Amosun who discern his objective and was unwilling to encourage rival power block to grow in the state.

To protect his legacy, the Governor is keen to produce his successor in 2019.

An ambition the promoters of Yayi for governor greatly threaten.
And though in the same party, he is currently at odds with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other promoters of the Yayi for Ogun governor aspiration.

we learnt the currently plot Amosun is trying to stifle is that Aremo Osoba with his return as state party leader would sponsor Senator Adeola’s nomination as a party candidate for the 2019 election – and Asiwaju Tinubu and other backers at the National level would ensure ratification by National executive members of the party.

We confirmed gubernatorial candidates are determined at the national level of political parties.

‘’So getting someone of Osoba’s stature to return and act as sponsor of nomination of Yayi is seen as a political master stroke’’ an insider pointed out .

‘’That is why Gov Amosun has gotten the state chapter of the party to deny Osoba..if he achieves his aim, this would greatly jeopardise the perceived plot against him’’.
We learnt this scenario is creating rumpus in the Ogun state  APC and stakeholders within the state and beyond.

And has naturally heighten political strife between Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Aremo Olusegun Osoba as well as their supporters and their sympathisers as sides are taken and switched with growing knowledge and varying interpretations of issues at stake.

Culled from: Society Now Ng

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Asiko deepens gas penetration, unveils 300 metric tonnes LPG/CNG depot in Benin




to grow in geometric progression- Alex Ogedegbe

… We are going to expand into CNG, LNG Gas Station- Abubakar Folami 



Asiko, a leading provider of clean energy solutions operating in Nigeria’s energy sector, has continued to contribute to the economic development of the country with its sterling efforts to ensure in-country utilisation and deepening of gas penetration in the nation, as it unveils 300 Metric Tonnes Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) depot in Utesi, Ikpoba Okha local government area of Edo state.


This project invariably aligns with the federal government’s priority objective to attain 5 million MT of LPG consumption by 2023.


Speaking at the official commissioning of the gas depot, the Chairman of the Asiko Group, Engr Alex Ogedegbe, expressed that the gas potential of Nigeria is enormously huge and the LPG/CNG depot is designed to provide much-needed energy solution to Nigeria and beyond.


“Today, we are excited to launch our 300MT LPG and CNG depot. The multi-product gas depot, promises to improve gas availability and distribution in the region.”


According to him, “The LPG/CNG depot is poised to become a hub for a wide range of gas products. Under its licensing agreement, the depot is authorised to store Propane, LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Currently, it stores LPG and CNG, with plans for future development to enable the storage of LNG in the near future. The 300MT depot, the biggest in Benin, marks an added step towards contributing to a clean energy future and the realisation of the Federal Government’s decade of gas initiative.”


Ogedegbe said, “Nigeria is endowed with up to 183 trillion cubic feet of gas deposit, and we have not consumed up to 5% of that deposit in Nigeria today. Imagine how much we can distribute to Nigerian society and beyond if we have installations and facilities like this that we are commissioning today.



Also speaking to newsmen at the event, Mr Abubakar Folami, a Director at Asiko, said that the company has similar inland depots and plants across Nigeria, with an impressive inland Propane and LNG terminal currently under construction in Ijora, Lagos.


Similarly, the Utesi Community head, (Okaighele) Mr Monday Edo, said he was very happy about the project commissioning.


This LPG/CNG depot is not just a beacon of progress for the energy sector; it also carries a profound impact on the local community. The depot is expected to generate over 100 job direct and indirect job opportunities, contributing significantly to the economic welfare of the region. The creation of these jobs underscores Asiko’s commitment to empowering and uplifting the economic activities of its host communities.


Asiko is a leading provider of clean energy solutions in Nigeria, dedicated to delivering a comprehensive network of sustainable, accessible, and innovative clean energy solutions. With a focus on LPG, LNG, CNG, propane, and renewable energy, Asiko drives the region’s clean energy transition and ensures energy security.


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Tingo Media CEO Agbonwaneten to bury mum in PH



It will be a carnival of sort as the Chief Executive Officer of Tingo Media, Mr. Ebuwa Martins Agbonwaneten has concluded plans to hold the funeral of his mother, Princess Karina Namikpoh who passed away at 68.

A statement by Agbonwaneten, who is also the CEO to The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation, a non-governmental organisation owned by billionaire technology entrepreneur, Dozy Mmobuosi on behalf of the family, said their matriarch will be laid to rest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on September 29- October 1, 2023.

A service of songs and tributes hold in her honour on Friday, September 29 at Azny Place, No 2 Louis Drive, opposite Nextime supermarket, GRA Phase 3, along Abacha Road, Port Harcourt.
Funeral service hold on Saturday, September 30 at Vaults & Gardens, Aggrey Road, off Cemetery Road Port Harcourt.

An interment reception will take place at The Palacios Event Centre, 63 Woji Road, Phase 2 Port Harcourt.

On Sunday, Oct 1, thanksgiving service will take place at Hilltop International Christian Centre, 7 Hilltop Drive Waterlines/Elekahia Link Road Port Harcourt.

Agbonwaneten extended invitations to colleagues, associates and business partners, saying interesting activities have been lined up for their unforgettable experiences.

“As you may already know, my mother’s burial is scheduled for the 29th – 30th of September, 2023, in Port Harcourt. This event is not just a somber occasion; it’s a celebration of a remarkable life and a chance to bid farewell to an extraordinary woman.

“I want you to be a part of this grand celebration. It’s an opportunity to join me in giving my mother the dignified and joyous send-off she deserves. I assure you; we have prepared an unforgettable experience for all who attend!

“Transportation will be seamless, with arrangements and adequate security in place for those traveling from Lagos, Benin, Abuja and all all over the world to Port Harcourt—all free of charge.

“We’ve secured top-notch hotel accommodations to ensure your stay is comfortable and convenient. Our event planning team and funeral directors rank among the industry’s finest, ensuring that every detail is meticulously attended to.

“You may already know my reputation as a gracious host, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Our menu boasts a delectable array of cuisine, from continental delights to local favorites like ‘nkwobi,’ ‘pepper soup,’ ‘bolé,’ ‘starch and banga’, and more. The drink selection is equally impressive, featuring a range of choices from Champagne, Hennessy, Glenfiddich, Jack Daniels, cocktails, assorted wines, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and more,”he stated.

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Nationwide Blackout As National Grid Collapses Again…




Nigeria has again been thrown into darkness after the national grid system, operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo in Osun State collapsed.
A check by The Guardian in the early hour of today showed that the grid plummeted to a meagre 273 megawatts of electricity coming from two out of the over 27 electricity generation.
This comes barely a week after TCN, rolled out the drum to celebrate a questionable 400 days of grid stability.
A number of Distribution Companies confirmed to The Guardian that the grid went down at 00:41 AM, disclosing that most of their feeders are out.
As of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, five generating plants were on the grid. Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was generating 0.00MW, Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Jebba had 240MW and Olorunsogo was on the grid with zero generation.
At about 1AM midnight, the total power on the grid was 35MW, indicating that the country experienced a total collapse.
The grid went to 193MW at about 3AM before climbing to 273MW when this report was filed.
The TCN has not responded to inquiries by our correspondent about the development.

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