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Jimoh Ibrahim Eyes Ondo Governor Seat Come 2016

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Just like every offspring of humble background, Jimoh Ibrahim, struggled to survive. As he grew up and became exposed, his struggle for survival soon became a determination for success and he was able to cut a clear picture of what he wanted to do. He worked on his vision while he was an undergraduate at Obafemi Awolowo University and before anyone knew it, Jimoh had created a path for himself and success became imminent as things started working out for him. How the controversy-loving personality made it big is now history as Jimoh Ibrahim, today ranks among the money bags in Nigeria.
To further fulfill his dream in life, the Igbotako-born Jimoh tried his hands in the governorship race of his state, Ondo, on the platform of ANPP, but his war chest could not do the magic for him as real political gladiators shoved him aside when it was time for real battle.

After his failed outing in 2003, the man behind Global Fleet went back to the drawing board and part of the strategies he came up with was to pitch his tent with the ruling party, to which he has been contributing his quota at the state level. From what is on ground, the bulky businessman may have made up his mind to give another shot at the coveted seat of number one man in Ondo State come 2016, as he has earnestly started his awareness campaign. It is clear that he’s interested in succeeding the incumbent governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.

As part of his activities, Jimoh, some days ago staged a conference for politicians in Ondo State, where modalities of how to turn the state around was the theme. The event which had Chief Olu Agbi, as the chairman was held in Ile- Ife, Osun State. Apart from this, many vehicles plying the roads in the Sunshine state now have the inscription of Jimoh Ibrahim’s gubernatorial ambition.

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Reviewing Otunba Gbenga Daniel political sagacity so far

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But this only lasted a short while, as he had to fight many battles in the process.

Remarkably, OGD operates what can best be termed the politics of the people. Not only is he loved and cherished by the people of Ogun state, he ensures that his political moves are in tandem with the desires of his people. That was why he had to leave the PDP to join the Labour Party. His reason for joining Labour Party was to build a platform that will serve as a proper check mate for irregularities in governance of the state. Though people in the PDP frowned at this but the masses joined him to follow the party. Labour Party became the most dominant opposition party in the state taking over from the PDP. While skeptic analysis said it was an act of desperation for him to have left PDP for Labour Party but majority of the people of Ogun State didn’t care, they started declaring their support for him. He became the voice of the masses speaking against unhealthy antics of the state government.

After much deliberations and reconciliation meetings orchestrated by the National Leadership of PDP, Gbenga Daniel returned to PDP in October 2014. He returned back to PDP with massive supporters from the Labour Party which became a big boost for the PDP. But as the years rolled by, the internal wrangling and power tussles within the party took on greater dimensions, en route the last general elections. Things looked as if they couldn’t get worse, but they did, as the PDP lost the elections to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Politically, the PDP had lost its teeth within the political schemes in Ogun state. No longer was it the formidable party of yester years; this is notwithstanding OGD’s large followership in the state. Political pundits and analysts have for years posited that a move for the political gladiator away from the PDP and its many problems will be the best move for OGD’s political life as well as a win for the people that have come to love and trust him.

It, therefore, came as cheery news when he announced his return to politics on a formidable platform like the APC. OGD’s return to politics and the pitching of his tent with the APC marks something of a comeback for the Ijebu political titan, whose political exploits appeared irretrievably tainted by the internal wrangling and power tussle that afflicted the People’s Democratic Party.

Onboard APC, OGD relevance, political clout, prowess, etc, go beyond Ogun State to the national level for the greater good of the Nigerian people. This can be envisaged from his programme on Public Private Partnership which attracted several businesses into the state during his tenure. And why not? From education to health, sports, economy, agriculture, urban renewal and rural development, power, infrastructure, human development, housing, industrialisation, tourism and employment generation, OGD’s imprints in the state were phenomenal!

As at the last count, about 70 companies berthed in Ogun State from 2003 to 2011 with over 250,000 jobs provided through various employment generation schemes of the State government. In his eight years, the OGD Administration did more roads than all the administrations before it and most of these were done through direct labour with the Ministry of Works and the Ogun State Road Management Agency OGROMA. By utilising this method, costs were significantly saved while the confidence of indigenous engineers was reinstated in the people. The Olumo Rock resort was refurbished meeting international tourism standard, the MKO International Stadium Abeokuta was renovated and three other stadiums in other geo-political zones of the state were constructed to FIFA specifications.

The NYSC orientation camp in Sagamu is reputed to be the best in the country while the Tai Solarin College of Education was upgraded to University status making it the first in Nigeria and second in Africa. It was adjudged the best University of Education In Africa in 2011. The construction of a modern secretariat for civil servants in the state at a cost which beat the imagination of late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua who commissioned it remains a landmark.

The construction of the six-lane Lalubu Road – the commercial nerve centre of Abeokuta – without a single demolition of existing building was to become a standard in road constructions in Ogun State today.

For OGD, the governorship was a 24-hour job. The last project he commissioned, the OPIC PLAZA remains, till date, is the tallest structure in Ogun State.

Perhaps it is not immodest to say that the incredible performance of Otunba Gbenga Daniel is now a benchmark to measure the performance of future leaders of the gateway state. In the words of the Nobel Laureate himself, Professor Wole Soyinka, “The various projects embarked upon by Governor Daniel are laudable and practical”.

If his decisions have gained him so much love and respect from his teeming apostles and the good people of Ogun State in the past, then who dares question why a lion decided to roar again?

Ogidi Omo has once again thrown his hat into the ring. He is the APC senatorial candidate for Ogun East and given his antecedents, there is no gainsaying that the good people of his senatorial district are in for the best available representation at the national assembly.

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How Popular Lagos Lawyer Abimbola Badia Jack Is Threatening The Peace Of Gateway Zone, Magodo Phase 1 Residents….

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+How She Ordered OP Mesa to Beat Up Estate EXCO

Residents of Gateway Zone, Magodo phase 1 has cried out to Lagos State Government over recent breach of peaceful co-existence among residents in the community by popular lawyer Abimbola Badia Jack.

In recent times, Abimbola Badia Jack has become a torn in the flesh of Gateway Zone residents who now live in fear and anxiety over the incessant attacks by land grabbers and military men who have tried all means possible to gain entrance into the estate.

 

It should be noted that the constant attacks by Abimbola Badia Jack might leave the estate vulnerable to suspected robbers who might take advantage of this fiasco to dislodge residents of their belongings.

The Magodo scheme is a Lagos State Government scheme established over three decades to which the Government of Lagos State pursuant to the land use Act 1978 allocated by way of parcels of land to various persons and on which members of the community development association built and erected houses for their respective families.
Magodo phase 1 gateway zone is a Lagos State Government reservation area bordered by wet land. It was gathered that members of the CDA had lived peacefully in the community until October 8, 2021 when Abimbola Jack Olaguda and her cohort in a gang steric manner acting on behalf of Ojoko and Oloto families led thugs into the zone and forcefully damaged and destroyed the parameter fence in disguise to open the boundary wall to make access to the adjoining land and harassed everyone in the estate.
The issue was reported to the Isheri Divisional Police Station from where Abimbola Jack and her cohort were charged to court on November 11, 2021. The matter was later withdrawn and taken to Zone 2. They were warned to desist from the illegal act of trespass and breach of peace in the community. Despite that, Abimbola Jack and her cohort has not relented as they have at different times confronted the security guards at the entrance of the gate way zone armed with guns and other ammunitions and forcefully entered the estate.
The residents of the community later protested to the illegal act championed by Abimbola Jack. The chairman of the gate way zone Ayo Fasugba while addressing news men said the land is a government reserved area ” only for us to be confronted by omo oniles that after fixing this road with our own self help that they have thorough fare to their own land”, Fasugba said, ” The challenge is that people discovered that the bull dozer came here under the pretence that they were part of the construction work going on and within minutes, we just saw a portion of our fence already pulled down. It was a shock to everybody”.
A representative of the Ojoko family Tunde Balogun, one of the land owners dismissed the claim that there was never a route through the estate to the wet land. He said those that sold the space to the residents needed access to their property which the resident association have deprived them of
Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has set up some committee to look into the conflict amicably. Honorable Sanai Agunbiade while addressing news men said the Lagos State house of assembly has has received petitions on the matter and has taken several steps including a visit to the wetland.
” I didn’t know there was a protest because we are still on the matter and the house has not issued a final verdict “, Agunbiade said, “In respect to all these, all the house is trying to do is to mediate and see what we can do to actually solve it so that every body will see clearly that if this is what the house says, there is justification for it. If that has been the situation, we would have expected that the estate could have made representation to the committee on the matter”.

Abimbola Jack and her cohort visited the estate on Monday 26 September, 2022 with men of the police force, who claimed to be conducting investigation but to disrupt the peace of the estate by impersonating one of the residents to gain access into the estate.

Again yesterday, Tuesday 27 September Abimbola Jack stormed Gateway Zone with 12 OP MESA officers to disrupt the estate and also beat one of the exco of the estate blue black while they also made an attempt to go away with the security mobile phone of the estate that was recording the scene of their violence.

It is expected that whatever decision raised by the Lagos State house of assembly, it should be one that consider the safety of the environment, security of lifes and properties and the protection of the investment of Lagosians.

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Between Gov. Hope Uzodimma And Imo Hoteliers…….

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Governor Hope Uzodimma has prevented the proposed strike by the Imo Hoteliers Association.

The strike was scheduled to commence on Tuesday but the Chairman of the association, Mr. Chima Chukwunyere announced in Owerri that the strike has been suspended.

Chukwunyere said that the proposed strike was suspended after due consultations with Gov. Uzodimma.

According to him, Uzodimma promised to personally intervene to solve all the outstanding issues raised by the association.

“The governor condemned the actions of sealing and looting of the hotels illegally and directed that no ministry should use consultants in revenue collection.

” He promised to convene a meeting of the executives of the Imo Internal Revenue Service and those of the Nigeria Hotel Association, Imo chapter, to harmonize the demand notice issued to the hoteliers.“

Chukwunyere said that the governor also advised members to pay taxes to enable the Imo government to function and serve the state better.

The association on Sept. 10 threatened to embark on strike over alleged multiple taxations, illegal sealing of hotels, and unprofessional conduct of revenue collectors.

 

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