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Randle Becomes New President of The Secretariat Membership Club  

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Otunba Ayodeji Idowu Randle has taken over the mantle of leadership of The Secretariat Membership Club.

 

Otunba Randle was elected as the new president alongside other executive members who would paddle the affair of the club during its 33 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

 

The Club founded in 1991 was an offshoot of the Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers Association of Nigeria (APFEAN).

 

Randle, in his acceptance speech as the president of the club, pledged never to disappoint all the club members by doing his best alongside other executive members to uplift the club and reposition it for greatness.

 

“I feel highly honoured and humbled by my election today as the new president of our great club, The Secretariat Membership Club. I feel honoured because you have chosen me out of many qualified great and honourable members of this club to become your president.

 

“You have spoken, and very loudly too. Your message is very clear. By electing me as your president, you have asked me to provide leadership for the club, together with other elected members of the new executive body.

 

“Although, I bear the title president as stipulated by our constitution, as our electors to this leadership position we have a master servant relationship with you, we are elected to serve and I promise we shall serve you to the best of our abilities.

 

“It is, indeed, a great honour and all I can say is that I will never disappoint you all as I, together with other executive members, will do all within our capabilities, through divine guidance, to justify the confidence you have reposed in us.

 

“The manifesto night came up some days ago, where I highlighted my agenda as the new president. I believe it was on the basis of what I presented to you that you voted for me today.

 

“As a man that keeps his words, I assure you that I will lead the new executive to fulfil every word of our promises”, he said.

 

The outgoing president, Captain Gabriel Ade Ayeni, in his valedictory, commended all the club members for their support during his reign as president, urged them to double up their support for the new president.

 

“You are all welcome to our 33rd AGM, which marks the end of this current administration as we expect a new executive council to be elected and sworn in today. I give all honour, glory, and adoration to the Almighty father who made it possible for us all to witness this great day. may his name forever be praised, amen.

 

“At the inception of this administration we were faced with very daunting challenges especially in the area of acquisition and purchase of our club’s house which stood at a whopping amount of over 100 million but to God be glory not only did this administration liquidated the debt but we were able to add some other infrastructure and amenities including this our pavilion and conveniences which was named as “Chief Engineer Sylvanus Ghasarah pavilion” this couldn’t have been made possible without the doggedness of our untiring, generous and supportive patron Chief Sylvanus Ghasarah (OFR), same also for the tremendous support and donations we got from our indefatigable members who paid quite a significant amount of money of N2.5m naira and above”, he said.

 

 

 

Speaking further, Ayeni said:” Worthy of note is the remarkable improvement in our membership drive we expect it to keep improving by committing ourselves into bringing in young and dynamic individuals into our midst this cannot be over emphasized as the average age in our club today stands between 67 to 70 years that’s not looking too good for our succession plans.

 

Another area of concern to me is Service apathy which has been bedeviling our club for over 12 to 15years, this is a very worrisome situation we just have to do something about it as most of us are reluctant to serve, only for some of us to sit back and criticize those that are giving their time and resources for us all to enjoy. We must have a change of attitude”, he added.

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LP national chairman, Julius Abure, arrested

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Julius Abure the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), has been arrested by the police in Benin City, Edo State.

It is currently unclear the reason behind his arrest but sources say it may not be unconnected with the recent crisis rocking the party.

Recently, he was accused of forging the signatures of some political aspirants in Ebonyi and Plateau States.

Now, it has taken another dimension. This time around, it is financial allegations. Allegations coming from no other person than the national treasurer of the party, Mrs Oluchi Oparah. The Exchequer of the Labour party who is supposed to be 100% in the know of the party’s finances accused Abure of forging the signatures of the party’s late national chairman, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam to withdraw funds totalling N21 million.

Before this most recent allegation, a governorship aspirant of the party from Ebonyi state, Mr. Eze Oko, had accused the Party’s National Chairman of alleged forgery and conspiracy that led to his replacement few days to the March 18 gubernatorial election.

Specifically, Oko alleged that at the heat of political activities leading to the gubernatorial election in Ebonyi state, the national chairman initiated moves to illegally remove him as the gubernatorial candidate with an alleged forged withdrawal letter submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

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Energy Mogul, Adewale Tinubu, takes Centre Stage at Guyana Energy Conference

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Adewale Tinubu, CON, boss of energy giant, Oando Group, is always a delight to watch when in the boardroom or engaged in anything concerning business.

He usually leaves his watchers and admirers enthralled by his articulation and aplomb. He is always graceful in his fine grasp of business intricacies, with a very strong sense of deep erudition in discussions, especially in the area of economic development in Nigeria.

Of course, the foregoing may not be news to many. But what many may not know about this technocrat is that beyond his feats in the oil sector, he is endowed with oratorical power.

 That excellent trait was much on display at the ongoing Guyana Energy Conference, where the top oil player once again showcased his God-given talent.

While speaking on the topic, ‘Upstream Activities Required for a Resilient Oil and Gas Value Chain, the oil and gas mogul received intermittent standing ovations, accompanied with several rounds of applause for his dazzling and awe-inspiring speech.

Oando, Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider, is diamond sponsor of the third edition of the Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo, which started on Monday, 19th February to Thursday, 22nd, 2024, attracted participation, at the highest level, from more than 21 countries also drawn in 19 sectors – outside of the energy sector.

 Participating companies at the conference tackled important concerns affecting the energy sector, as well as the challenges of climate change mitigation and maximizing the benefits of local content development in Guyana and the region.

Commenting on the conference, Mr. Tinubu posted on his social media handles.

He wrote:

 ‘’Spent the last two days at the Energy Guyana Conference and Supply Chain Expo – a first time attendee and 3rd time visitor to this beautiful country.

Myself and the #HumansofOando welcomed the President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaa1, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley and the Minister of Petroleum, (Trinidad and Tobago) Stuart RYoung 1 to our exhibition booth, where we walked them through Oando’s journey to date in curating Nigeria’s energy mix.

The oil and gas industry in Guyana is rapidly evolving, thus the importance of creating an enabling environment for growth cannot be understated.

Yesterday, I delivered a keynote address to industry leaders and other esteemed guests explaining the winning Oil and Gas Industry Strategy.

With the warm welcome we received we are assured of promising collaboration towards successful oil and gas venturing in Guyana’’.

Other speakers at the event include His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana; Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice President, The Cooperative Republic of Guyana; the Honourable Vickram Bharrat, Minister of Natural Resources, The Co-operative Republic of Guyana; Stuart Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Antonio Almonte, Minister of Energy and Mines, the Dominican Republic; His Excellency, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar; Alistair Routledge, President, Exxonmobil Guyana and Her Excellency Jane Miller OBE, British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, among several other world class personalities.

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Hope In Time Of Crisis: A Call For Unwaivering Faith In Nigeria.

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By: Ayobami Ladipo

 

 

Dear Nigerian Youths, Friends and The Social Media Community.

 

I feel the need to share some words with you this morning, not just for communication sake but because it’s the right thing to do at a time like this when we’re all groaning in pains.

 

Indeed, times are hard, the pain is unbearable, the cost of living has tripled and ripple effect of the current economic hardship on the common man can only be imagined.

 

Truth be told, we are all SUFFERING!

 

Let’s take a moment to situate this correctly, especially for those of us who are not public office holders but campaigned for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believed in the manifesto and still optimistic that he’ll deliver his good promises to Nigerians, it’s not been easy.

 

Believing in a mantra or giving support to the president at a time like this does not take away the pain, it doesn’t not alienate me or any of his supporters from the people or the present economic hardship, it just shows that we still believe that pain is normal when something good is about to be spring forth.

 

Standing on the mandate no mean say leg no dey pain oh, but just like Isaac believed in Abraham his father to the point of death when he had thought he would be slaughtered as a sacrifice to God before the Almighty provided a ram, we also believe that the ongoing reforms will yield a great result and restore our country’s lost glory.

 

When we stop believing, hope fades away and nothing good will come through, hence the PLEA for calm and for us all to put aside our political or ethnic differences right now, let’s persevere a little more and keep up the conversation for a better and working Nigeria.

 

We won’t stop talking, we won’t stop engaging government, we won’t stop registering our displeasure via the right channels but PLEASE let’s come together as one and show some love to one another at this trying time.

 

Just like the Bible says, weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning, May the joy of Nigeria come so quick and May we all be alive to witness a new Nigeria that’ll be full of prosperity and greatness .

 

As I conclude, I want to plead with you all that we refrain from the needless curses, insults and abuse, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and TOGETHER shall we witness greatness at the end.

 

Naija Shi Ma Dun

 

God Bless Nigeria 🇳🇬🙏🇳🇬

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