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Ikeja Politics: Interests Groups Move against Kemi Nelson…

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Reports reaching us have indicated that various political interest groups within All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikeja constituency are not happy with political style of a former Lagos State Commissioner, Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson. It was reliably gathered that politics in Ikeja is on fire due to political differences among the groups. It was alleged that Kemi Nelson has singlehandedly assumed the leadership of the party in Ikeja without the support of grassroots and other relevant groups within the party. This ugly development seems to have torn the party apart in the constituency. The opposing groups do not want Kemi Nelson to see herself as goddess of Ikeja politics.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that other groups moving against Kemi Nelson are also die hard loyalists of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the party. The groups are clamoring for one of their own to be representing good people of Ikeja constituency.

It would be recalled that during the task force reconciliation meeting held in March 2017, former Chairman of Ikeja local government Area, Hon. Wale Odunlami, who strongly believes in the leadership of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , opens up to the representative of Tinubu, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, who presided over the caucus meeting that there are four political interest groups in Ikeja who are die hard loyalists and good followers of Tinubu as the leader of Ikeja constituency and  not Kemi Nelson, who has proclaimed herself as  goddess of Ikeja politics. Odunlami disclosed that these groups are not happy with Kemi Nelson’s style of politics.

Hon. wale Odunlami further disclosed at that meeting that the four political interest groups in Ikeja constituency are: Kemi Nelson Group; Hon. Wale Odunlami, Irorun Group; Dr Adesola Taiwo group and DG Jafojo group. He also stated that all these groups have been working in the interest of the party in Ikeja.

wale Odunlami further disclosed that claim of Kemi Nelson that there are no issues in Ikeja is like playing to the gallery and not the truth.

At that meeting Kemi Nelson was alleged to have singlehandedly imposed and installed the past Executive Secretary and the present Sole Administrator of the local government area. There is also an allegation that Kemi Nelson is boasting to impose and install the next chairman of Ikeja Local Government Area. This development is already tearing the party apart in Ikeja.

In the same vein, at the said meeting Dr. Adesola Taiwo also raised the non progressive attitude of Mrs. Kemi Nelson towards the party members in Ikeja and how she neglected the people that worked for the party’s success during the last election, while only her group is enjoying the dividend. It was also alleged that Kemi Nelson instructed present Sole Administrator to ignore members of the party.  Dr Adesola also complained about the membership of the task force on the ground that only kemi Nelson’s group has the majority of twelve members out of fifteen members.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that aggrieved members of the party are waiting for the final verdict from the national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the local government election draws nearer.

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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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