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Tinubu Showers Encomium On Fashola At His Book Launch

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The much talked about 3 in 1 book written on the immediate past governor of Lagos state Mr.Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)’s administration and thought by his special adviser on media Hakeem Bello throughout his 8years glorious and unequal governance was launched yesterday Tuesday 18th August at Muson center, Lagos
Mr.Fola Adeola the former managing director of GTbank in his speech as Chairman of the occasion salutes the courage of the people present says,”bravity makes some people to be here”. He then directed his message to the former governor that “your friends are here, no contract award but we are here because you are our friend”. Prayed that we will not wait for long time before we have another Fashola.
The Chairman of the occasion relates his experience when he visited his friend in Kano sometimes ago, he said, ‘when Rabiu kwankwaso won for the second time, after few months, I went to kano and asked one of my friends there, an indigene of kano that how was the governor doing?. He answered, Kwankwaso was doing Fashola in Kano. This means kwankwaso was fixing roads, hospitals, infrastructure etc like Fashola in Lagos.
Fola Adeola described people present as being bold, proud, and brave but he was quick to add that “we are not the enemy of anybody”.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who was ably represented by Prof.Tunde Samuel delivered Asiwaju’s message which was full of praise to Former governor Fashola, he said Asiwaju was exceedingly happy to reflect on Fashola’s performance, whatever you do today is an assurance for tomorrow. He went to reminiscence when they were in in the cabinet of Asiwaju, in which Fashola was chief of staff, Prof.Tunde Samuel included that when others were gisting, Fashola will be romancing hills of file in high wire political engineering.
He said Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken a valid decision in bringing Fashola up first as chief of staff, then two term governor, concluded that the sky is the limit for former governor Fashola.
Former governor Fashola’s remark, he x-ray his relationship with the author Hakeem Bello which dated back to 2006 before his emergency as ACN governorship candidate, described Hakeem Bello his special adviser on media for 8years as professional to the core, diligent, forthright and hardworking which he said we all can learn from. He thanked him for standing by him to the extent of making friends for him.
Fashola now related his experience during the blown down of bank of industry (BOI) collapsed building and important of data base. He related how late yar’dua the then president of Nigeria gave approval for the blow down of the building as against the antagonistic attitude of his party in Lagos state.
Among those present at the book launch were Mr.Fola Adeola, Chairman of the occasion, Mr.Gbenga Makanjuola representing Dr. Bukola Saraki Senate President, Mrs.Sola Oworu, Alhaja Okunu, Prof.Tunde Samuel, representing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr.Supo Sasohre, Mr.Joe Igbokwe, APC publicity secretary Lagos, representing APC in Lagos and many other dignitaries

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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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