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Lagos Gov, Sanwo-Olu Commissions Blocks Of Interactive Classroom

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has today commissioned interactive classroom blocks in one of the public schools in Lagos.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen as read in part:

“I also commissioned a modular, interactive classroom block at the Vetland Junior Grammar School, Agege. Yet another milestone intervention in our ongoing transformation of the education sector in Lagos State.

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“This modular building is made up of nine regular classrooms, three laboratories and four staff rooms. All of these spaces are powered by solar panels, which means guaranteed power supply to enable teaching and learning under the most conducive conditions.

“All the classrooms are equipped with interactive touch-screens, and all the students have been given electronic tablets to aid both in-class and virtual learning.

“The school has also been provided with a basketball court, and a five aside football pitch to encourage their extra-curricular activities.

“So far, our administration has constructed more than 800 new classroom blocks in the public school system of Lagos State, while also completing the rehabilitation of about 200 public primary and secondary schools, with several others ongoing.

“Our goal is to build schools of the future, public schools that are driven by cutting-edge technology and that can compete favorably with the best schools anywhere in the world”.

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Photos: Nollywood Actor, Odunlade Adekola Appointed As OGSHIA Ambassador

The Government of Ogun State has appointed Odunlade Adekola as Brand Ambassador of OGUN STATE HEALTH INSURANCE AGENCY.

The snapshots attached are for photostory.

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Oyo Lawmaker, Dele Adeola Congratulates Justice Ariwoola On His Elevation As CJN

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The Honourable member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju State Constituency, Hon. Dele Adeola has congratulated Iseyin-born jurist, Justice Olukayode Tajudeen Ariwoola for his recent appointment as the acting Chief Judge of Nigeria.

Adeola in his congratulatory message made available to newsmen, expressed his joy for the elevation as the acting CJN.

He attributed his recent appointment to his resilience and remarkable achievements as a jurist at the Apex Court.

He said, he has no doubt that the new CJN coupled with his resounding credentials will uphold the sanctity of the revered office

The statement further reads: “The whole town, in fact Oke-Ogun and Oyo State in general, are proud of you Sir. This is great feat; it is a well deserved and long awaited elevation and we are very happy about it. We pray that Almighty Allah to always guide and guard him in delivering Justice with the fear of God, while stenghtening the judiciary as a whole.

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“Baba Ariwoola is an exemplary jurist of prodigous knowledge and impeccable integrity”.

As a noble son of Iseyin, Oyo State, South West Nigeria, he is coming from the Southwest almost four decades since the region last produced a CJN in the person of Justice George Sodeinde Sowemimo from Ogun State who retired in 1985.

He therefore used the ocassion to congratulate the Aseyin of Iseyin, the elders, youths and entire people of Oke-Ogun and Oyo State at large for historical feat.

“I wish him a successful tenure even as the impending substantive CJN”, said Adeola.

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You Are Bittered Because Atiku Stopped Your Third Term Agenda, PDP Knocks Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has tackled former President Olusegun Obasanjo over comments that he made, saying “I made a mistake when I was to be president in picking my number 2.”

Obasanjo had over the weekend said he made a mistake in the choice of his number two ahead of the 1999 presidential election.

He was elected as President in 1999 along with the current PDP presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, as his vice-president.

The former President, who did not mention Atiku in his statement, said it was a mistake he made in good faith, but was saved by God.

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But the PDP is not taking Obasanjo’s comment lightly, and has threatened to expose the character of the former President should he fail to clarify his statement within 48 hours.

Adressing a news conference in Kaduna on Monday, Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustee, Senator Walid Jibril said although the party has great respect for the former President, it would be disappointing if the statement credited to him, turned out to be true.

He further accused Obasanjo of being angry with Atiku Abubakar for truncating his third term agenda despite the latter’s contribution to the Obasanjo administration.

“I wish to appeal to former President Obasanjo to come out openly to repeat what he has said,” Jibril said. “Whether or not he was misquoted or meant what was credited to him.

“Although he has not debunked what was reported, one can assume that what was quoted to have been said by him is correct, but if he fails to openly come out and say which is correct in 48 hours, you will hear the bombardment and I will have no option but to break the egg and tell the whole world and Nigerians who is Obasanjo.

“There is no doubt Obasanjo may still be angry with Atiku even after helping him to succeed but perhaps for truncating his third term agenda. In any case, Alhaji Abubakar Atuku is our presidential candidate and I can tell you for sure that he will be the President in 2023 insha Allah.”

On the the outcome of the Presidential primaries and subsequent picking of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate of Atiku which may have angered Governor Nyesom Wike, the BoT Chairman disclosed that a high powered reconciliatory committee is soon to be constituted to meet Governor Wike and appeal to him.

”Governor Wike is a great party man who fought for the party, when the committee is constituted, in which we will also bring other contestants together, we will go and meet with Governor Wike and appeal to him even if it means kneeling down to beg him,” he said.

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The Federation of Oyo State Students’ Union, understand the leadership of Comrade Ibrahim Alarape has described the appointment of Justice Ariwoola Olukayode as timely and merited.

In a statement made available to our Oduduwa News by the Public Relations Officer of the Union, Comrade Jonathan Ajayi felicitated with Justice Ariwoola and commended his contribution to the delivery of justice in the country.

Full Statement read:


As a Union, we make bold to say that the appointment of Justice Ariwoola by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve in the Acting Capacity of a CJN is a testament to the fact that merit and success are inseparable allies.

The Leadership of the Federation of Oyo State Students’ Union ( FOSSU NATIONAL ) felicitate Justice kayode Ariwoola SAN and importantly laud his efforts and dedication to the course of the Nation on legitimate jurisdictional matters which, of course, now earned him the position he just attained to further direct the judicial affairs of the nation, competently.

Furthermore, we have no doubt that The Acting CJN, who is a model of fairness and integrity in jury matters and an upholder of the rule of law will bring to table his lofty ideas and the experience he has garnered in the practice of Law for the immediate transformation of our National Judiciary Arm.

We wish the competent Jurist the office comfort he needs to build a formidable structure that in turn, will revitalize, rejuvenate the Judiciary arm.

We genuinely pray that God lead him to success in the new position He has placed him.

Sen. Ibrahim A. ALARAPE

Com. Jonathan Oyekunle AJAYI

27th June, 2022″

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FIBSU National Cleans Up Ibadan North East For The 2nd Edition of Keep Ibadan Clean Project

The Federation of Ibadan Students’ Union National Council on Saturday, 25th of June 2022 embarked on the 2nd edition of the Keep Ibadan Clean Project.

The Keep Ibadan Keep Project is a monthly sanitation of the Union which began under the leadership of Aare Fakolade Anuoluwapo TIMFAK.

According to the National President, Aare Fakolade Anuoluwapo TIMFAK said that the idea was borne out of the desire of their members in supporting the vision of His Excellency, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde which in beautifying and making Ibadan the most cleanest city in the country.

The first edition took place at Ibadan North LG while this month exercise took place at the market in Ibadan North East LG under the leadership of Chief Rauf Delesolu, the Aare Agoo Ile-Ibadan.

Receiving the team during the exercise were the baba loja and Iya loja, Chief Soliu Ayinde Delesolu Mofiola Sere 1 & Chief Mrs Alhaja Laaro Oluwakemi Akala respectively. They commended the Union for such initiative and encouraged them to keep it up, they further stated that the market will be willing to partner with the union in any of their consequent Programmes.

Finally, Aare Fakolade Anuoluwapo appreciates the market men and women for the their towards the success of the exercise, and said that the residents of Ibadan should anticipate their next Local Government for the month of July.

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We Never Involved In Bus Burning Incident – LASTMA Dispels Rumour

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has denied any involvement in a bus burning incident in the Obanikoro area on Ikorodu Road as contained in a viral online video that falsely alleged complicity of its officials.

A statement signed by the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba sympathised with the vehicle owner but categorically denied the complicity of any of its officers in the incident, stressing that LASTMA patrol officers within the vicinity tried to assist in putting out the fire but were attacked by a mob.

He pointed out that the viral video lacked any evidence of LASTMA officers’ complicity or involvement, adding that those interviewed were neither eyewitnesses nor people directly involved in the incident but residents that did not witness the cause of the incident.

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While decrying the unwarranted attacks on its officers across the State, Oreagba disclosed that the State Government will henceforth arrest and prosecute anyone attacking its officials while performing their statutory duties as enshrined in the law of the State or as directed.

The General Manager also advised reporters/bloggers to always conduct proper investigations and present facts rather than sentiments in their reportage to foster a peaceful and orderly society.

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Oduduwa News@2: Management Set To Organize Public Lecture

In commemoration of OduduwaNews anniversary, the management team has revealed its plan to host the 2nd Oduduwanews online webinar on Journalism.

According to the Managing Editor, Mr. Taiwo Ismael, he appreciated clients, fans and partners of OduduwaNews for the journey so far and their trust in the news outlets, and promised that Oduduwanews will continue to serve them better.

Speaking as regards the webinar, he made it known that this year’s own will take a new dimension as the focus of discussion will be on on-site hazard and harm that reporters are exposed to on daily basis in the quest of getting news and stories.

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He further stated that veterans in the field of Journalism have been invited to be the resource persons while date and time will be communicated soon.

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Two robbers set ablaze in Ibadan after snatching motorcycle from Okada rider

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It was the end of the road for two robbers on Thursday, June 23, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, when an angry mob set them ablaze after they snatched a motorcycle popularly known as Okada from a commercial motorcycle rider.

They were sent ablaze at the Ijokodo-WAEC area along the Sango-Eleyele highway after they snatched the Okada at the Ologuneru area and were pursued by other Okada riders who then caught up with them.

I was heading towards WAEC office in Ijokodo when I saw a crowd that gathered and with smoke pervading the scene.

On getting to the area, I asked an onlooker what happened and he told me that the two young men were set ablaze after snatching a commercial motorcycle from the owner around 8:00 a.m.

I also asked an official of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA) who was also at the scene for details of the incident and he told me that the information they got was that the two robbers snatched the Okada at Ologuneru and were pursued to Ijokodo before they were caught up with.

According to his report, as they snatched the Okada, the owner raised the alarm and this caused other Okada riders around to pursue them from Ologuneru to Ijokodo, a distance of about four kilometres, and eventually caught up with them.

When they were apprehended, according to the onlookers at the scene, the two robbers were said to have disclosed that they came from the Agodi Gate area of the city to snatch the motorcycle at Ologuneru.

However, it was gathered that by this time, more Okada riders and other residents of the area had converged and started beating the two robbers mercilessly. Some of the Okada riders later scooped petrol from their motorcycles and poured it on the robbers before setting them ablaze.

The photographs of their burnt bodies may be too gory for use in this article.

However, shortly after the two robbers were set ablaze, policemen from the Sango Division of the Oyo State Police Command raced to the scene and dispersed the crowd while officials of OYRTMA were also seen pouring water on the fire that was set on the robbers.

By the time I left the scene, policemen had taken over the road while efforts were being made to remove the burnt bodies of the robbers.

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