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SCION OF THE AWOLOWO FAMILY, OLUSEGUN AWOLOWO GETS BRAND NEW IVMG5 SUV…………. + Exclusive pictures inside.

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We have in very good authority that the scion of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo Dynasty, Olusegun Awolowo has just added a brand new Made- in- Nigeria  Innoson IVMG5 SUV to his fleet of cars.
The elated Olusegun as he is called among his peers posted few of the pictures of the new aqcuired machine on social network earlier today and was so proud to be patriotic.

Mr. Olusegun Awolowo is a brilliant Nigerian lawyer and scion of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of the triumvir of Nigeria’s great founding fathers. Mr. Awolowo was called to the Nigerian Bar in December 1989 after he completed legal education at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

He thereafter immersed himself into the practical side of the profession by serving with the prestigious law firm of Abayomi Sogbesan & Co. SAN (NYSC period). He later gained employment with another prestigious law firm – GOK Ajayi & Co. SAN where he continued to apply himself to legal practice.

Mr. Awolowo, served in various positions under the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo presidency: Special Assistant on Traditional Institutions (2003); Special Assistant on Legal Due Diligence with the Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit (BMPIU) 2005 and as Special Assistant Legal Matters during which he covered a wider range of legal issues for Mr. President including drafting of bills for passage to the National Assembly.

Under President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua he was deployed as Secretary for Social Development in the FCTA, Abuja (2007) and later as Secretary of Transport (2008) where he played a significant role in evolving a master-plan for an efficient urban transportation in the FCT. He left the FCTA upon the demise of President Yar’Adua back to private practice.

He was later to be called up for duty again in 2013 where upon he was appointed Executive Secretary and CEO, Nigeria Export Promotion Council.

His experience at the highest level of Nigerian Government has exposed him to national policy making at the highest levels as well as across the country. He has built a solid base of friendship which cuts across regional, ethnic lines and international lines.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu hosts dinner to celebrate Soyinka at 90

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hosted a dinner at the State House on Tuesday to honour Noble Laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka, on his 90th birthday.

During the birthday dinner, Sanwo-Olu also unveiled a “special portrait” of the renowned playwright and novelist.

Sharing photos from the event on X.com, Sanwo-Olu wrote, “This evening, we had the honour of celebrating the 90th birthday of our esteemed Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.

“It was a night of joy, memories, and inspiration as we celebrated his many contributions to literature and touched on how his humanity continues to inspire us all.

“The highlight of the evening was unveiling a special portrait of Prof., a true reflection of his enduring legacy.”

Sanwo-Olu further thanked Soyinka, saying, “We celebrate not just his 90 years of life but the countless lives he has inspired and continues to inspire.”

He added, “His Nobel Prize win many years ago opened the door for many to dream and believe that greatness is achievable. His works transcend time, touching hearts and minds across the globe.

“Thank you, Professor Wole Soyinka, for showing us that through resilience, creativity, and dedication, we can achieve greatness.”

The Nobel Laureate, who turned 90 years old on Saturday, July 13, was described as a shining light and national treasure by President Bola Tinubu.

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Police Investigate BLORD Group Boss, Linus Williams, Over Alleged Fraud

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The Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the Nigerian Police Force, National Cybercrime Center (NPF-NCCC), has launched an investigation into allegations against Linus Williams, the CEO of BLORD Group of Companies.

 

The inquiry has been extended to several entities under the BLORD umbrella, including BLORD REAL ESTATE LTD, BLORD JETPAYE LIMITED, and BILLPOINT TECHNOLOGY.

 

The investigation followed complaints that these companies were involved in a series of serious offences.

 

These include cryptocurrency fraud, aiding and abetting internet fraud, engaging in computer-related fraud, funding terrorism, and failing to comply with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regulatory frameworks.

 

In a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police emphasized their commitment to thorough and diligent investigations.

 

“Our cyber space in Nigeria must be safe and secure by all means. We are committed to achieving that,” Adejobi asserted.

 

He highlighted the critical importance of maintaining the integrity of Nigeria’s digital environment, indicating that no effort would be spared in ensuring that the allegations were meticulously investigated.

 

The allegations have come at a time when Nigeria is intensifying its efforts to combat cybercrime and enhance the security of its digital infrastructure.

 

The focus on regulatory compliance, particularly concerning the CBN Act, underscores the country’s commitment to upholding financial regulations and preventing illicit financial activities.

 

As the investigation unfolds, the FCID will continue to scrutinize the activities of BLORD Group of Companies and its affiliates.

 

The outcome of the probe is expected to have significant implications for the involved entities and the broader efforts to enforce cyber security and regulatory

compliance in Nigeria.

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President Bola Tinubu Sacks NPA MD, Koko Bello

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President Bola Tinubu has sacked the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko.

 

Koko became the NPA MD after Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman was suspended and later sacked by the Buhari administration over rift with the then Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

 

Meanwhile, Tinubu on Friday, July 12, 2024 approved the appointment of Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho as the new NPA MD.

 

The President has also approved the appointment of Senator Adedayo Adeyeye as Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

 

Dr. Dantsoho holds a Doctorate degree in Maritime Technology from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in International Transport from Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom.

 

Before his appointment, he had served in various roles in the Nigerian Ports Authority as Assistant General Manager; Technical Assistant to the Managing Director; Port Manager, Onne Port; and Principal Manager, Tariff & Billing.

 

Senator Adeyeye, the Board Chairman, is a seasoned lawyer, journalist, and politician.

 

He is a former Minister of State for Works and former Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District.

 

The President says he expects the new leadership of this pivotal agency to deploy excellence in the discharge of their duties to enable efficient port services and improved

industry outcomes.

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