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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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Makinde Visits Israel, Seeks Partnership Between LAUTECH, Hebrew University

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has today visited Israel to sign a pact on agribusiness policies and a partnership between Hebrew University of Jerusalem and LAUTECH.

This was contained in a statement released and made available by the Governor via his official Twitter account as read in apart:

“This afternoon, as part of our visit to Israel to meet investors and institutions that have shown interest in Oyo State’s agribusiness policies, we signed an agreement of cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to develop an agribusiness knowledge economy.

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“The partnership includes scholarship offers, knowledge transfer and exchange programs between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Oyo State owned Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
We also met with Oyo State students at the university.

“During the course of our stay in Israel, we have visited 2 kibbutzes (farm settlements) – a dairy farm and another farm which produces lettuce and fish, to see agritech deployment in modern agribusinesses”.

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Fayose Dumps Atiku, Backs Tinubu, Says After Buhari, It’s Southern Turn

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Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose Dumps Atiku Abubakar, Says The Next President Must Come From The South.

Fayose Is In Wike’s Camp And Is Also Aggrieved With Atiku’s Chioce Of Running Mate

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Breaking: Court Restrains Oyo Assembly From Impeaching Gov Makinde’s Deputy

In the matter instituted at Oyo state High Court by the estranged Deputy Governor of Oyo state, His Excellency, Egnr Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan against the Oyo state House of Assembly, the court – presided by Justice Akintola A L, this morning, directs all parties to maintain status quo pending the determination of the motion in notice.

Parties to maintain status quo.
None of the parties must take any step in the matter.

Matter adjourned to Tuesday, 5th July, 2022. Court restrain Oyo House of Assembly, to maintain status quo.

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If only Obasanjo was still in power – Fani-Kayode says days of good leadership gone

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Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has lamented the inability of the present government to tackle the security challenges rocking the nation.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, the human rights lawyer recalled the administration of the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo which fought criminal elements and ensured peace in the country.

According to him, the days of good leadership are gone, stressing that, except, Nigerians, through hard work, establish better government in the 2023 general elections.

He wrote, “One thing you cannot take from OBJ is that he fought for Nigerians. If it was OBJ that was President when Nigerians were being killed like flies in South Africa there would have been consequences. If it was OBJ that was in power when Morrocons and Libyans were humiliating.

“Torturing and killing our people there would have been a price to pay. During the OBJ/Atiku Govt. Nigerians all over the world held their heads up in pride and knew that they had a President and Government that would not allow them to be pushed around or be intimidated.

“Sadly those days are gone and unless we work very hard and get the right leadership they may have gone forever”.

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Oyo Deputy Gov, Olaniyan, Approaches Court To Stop Impeachment Move By Oyo Assembly

Engr Rauf Olaniyan, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, has petitioned the state High Court to halt the impeachment procedure started by the State House of Assembly.

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The deputy governor was accused of “severe misconduct, abuse of power, financial recklessness, abandonment of office, official duty, insubordination and other offences,” according to a petition signed by 24 of the State House of Assembly’s 32 members.

According to the petitioner, this procedure complies with the 2011 amendments to the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Constitution. Article 188.

According to reliable sources, the Deputy Governor has addressed each accusation made in the petition by means of legal representation.

This development has been confirmed by the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Kazeem Olayanju.

Olayanju disclosed this in an interview session on an Ibadan-based popular radio station. He said the house has received the response of the deputy governor on the allegations levelled against him and it will be discussed when the House reconvenes on Wednesday today.

According to the Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, the development took another dimension on Tuesday when Olaniyan approached the court with prayers, seeking the order of the court to stop the House of Assembly from carrying on with the impeachment process.

The case came up before Justice Ladiran Akintola at High Court 7, Ring Road, Ibadan on Tuesday, and has been adjourned till Wednesday.

The Deputy Governor was represented in court by his legal counsel, Chief Afolabi Fashanu, SAN.

Adjourning the case, the court ordered that the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, and the clerk be put on notice about the litigation. As gathered, the duo have been served the court processes on Tuesday afternoon.

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Oyetola, Makinde To Reconstruct Iwo Road Interchange, Iwo-Osogbo Road

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde and his Osun State counterpart, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, have concluded plans to jointly rehabilitate and reconstruct the Iwo Road interchange- to Ogunremako Junction-Lalupon, down to Iwo-Osogbo road.

The road is a major link between the neighbouring South-West states.

The Commissioners for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport in Oyo State, Professor Daud Kehinde Sangodoyin and his Osun State counterpart, Engr. Oluremi Omowaiye, who jointly announced the historic collaboration on Monday, at a press conference held at the Oyo State Ministry of Works and Transport, Secretariat, Ibadan, said the development would enhance the quality of lives of the people.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Sangodoyin as explaining that Oyo State will handle 29.2 kilometres of the over 80 kilometres road project.

He stated that a section of the road belongs to the Federal Government, while other parts belong to the states, adding that the Federal Government has been notified of the impending construction.

He also noted that Oyo State will take care of the section from the Iwo Road Interchange, Ibadan, to the boundary with Osun State, while Osun State will handle rest to Osogbo.

He said: “On the authority of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde and Governor Gboyega Oyetola, we are here to address the press on the joint collaboration of the proposed rehabilitation; reconstruction and overlaying of Iwo Road interchange road to Ogunremako junction, down to Lalupon, which is the boundary between Osun and Oyo States.

“On the other end of Osun State, we have the Iwo boundary down to Osogbo, which is about 69km. From the side of Oyo State, it is about 29.2km.

“The two state governors, their directors and commissioners in charge of works and transport have met and did a joint inspection of the road for the benefit of our people, and for us to be able to award the contract.”

According to Sangodoyin, the project sits right within the agenda of the Governor Makinde-led administration to take Oyo State people from poverty to prosperity and to build infrastructure that targets the economy of the state.

“One of the major benefits of the project is regional integration, using that axis. For the two states, agriculture is the only comparative advantage. So, in expanding the economy of the two states, we have to focus on agriculture and food security, and that is why we want to tap into the resources on that axis and contribute to what we call the Domestic Resource Flow, while expanding the economy.

“Also, we looked at security around that axis. By the time we reduce the infrastructure deficit around that axis, we would have improved on the security infrastructure, because, as I speak now, the road from Iwo down to Olodo is nothing to write home about.

“If we are able to cooperate with Osun State, we will be able to improve the security infrastructure.

“We are also focusing on ease-of-doing-business. There will be ease of movement of goods from Osogbo down to Ibadan. By the time we complete the project at Iwo Road, the 29.2km road and 5.5km road to Airport, Adegbayi road, we believe that it will contribute to business development around that axis.

“So, today, we felt we should come around and tell the whole world that we are brothers and are ready to partner to improve the means of livelihood of our own people.

“We have commenced the processes of awarding the Iwo Road interchange to Lalupon, the boundary between the two states and have sectionalised it into three parts.

“The first part is from Iwo Road interchange to Olodo bridge, which is 7.7km and the stretch of the bridge, which we are going to dualise, is 500 metres; from Ogunremako junction to Lalupon, which is 20.3km. In all, we are working on a 29.2km stretch and within the next few weeks, we should be able to award the contract. The two governors will come together to flag it off in due time,” Sangodoyin added.

In his remarks, the Osun State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Omowaiye, said that the Osun State government will handle 54.4km of the road that borders Oyo and Osun States.

He said: “Just like he (his Oyo State counterpart) said, we are brothers. For the two governors, what is important is the development of our race. Bad infrastructure does not know APC or PDP. If you look at that road, you can see an alignment of 5km stretch and that is the easiest route to Ibadan. About a year ago, we started discussion on the need to collaborate and the two governors graciously agreed.

“We all know that the two states are agrarian states and this development will allow for easy movement of agric produce on that corridor.

“Oyo State will be doing 29.2km while we will be doing 54.4km. We are taking it from Deleyesa in Osogbo to the boundary of Oyo State. “We are sending a message to the people that irrespective of party affiliation, we are brothers and the development of our states is of utmost importance.

“I can tell you we have not brought politics into this. What we want is good infrastructure. This is a good thing for the two states, which will promote commerce and agriculture as well as make movement between residents of the two states easy.”

The duo hinted that the project, upon completion, will enhance socio-economic activities, boost security and ease movement of people and goods between the two states.

They added that Oyo and Osun governments would meet again to deliberate on modalities of executing the project, amount to spend, duration and the contractor that would handle the project.

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde and his Osun State counterpart, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, have concluded plans to jointly rehabilitate and reconstruct the Iwo Road interchange- to Ogunremako Junction-Lalupon, down to Iwo-Osogbo road.

The road is a major link between the neighbouring South-West states.

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The Commissioners for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport in Oyo State, Professor Daud Kehinde Sangodoyin and his Osun State counterpart, Engr. Oluremi Omowaiye, who jointly announced the historic collaboration on Monday, at a press conference held at the Oyo State Ministry of Works and Transport, Secretariat, Ibadan, said the development would enhance the quality of lives of the people.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Sangodoyin as explaining that Oyo State will handle 29.2 kilometres of the over 80 kilometres road project.

He stated that a section of the road belongs to the Federal Government, while other parts belong to the states, adding that the Federal Government has been notified of the impending construction.

He also noted that Oyo State will take care of the section from the Iwo Road Interchange, Ibadan, to the boundary with Osun State, while Osun State will handle rest to Osogbo.

He said: “On the authority of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde and Governor Gboyega Oyetola, we are here to address the press on the joint collaboration of the proposed rehabilitation; reconstruction and overlaying of Iwo Road interchange road to Ogunremako junction, down to Lalupon, which is the boundary between Osun and Oyo States.

“On the other end of Osun State, we have the Iwo boundary down to Osogbo, which is about 69km. From the side of Oyo State, it is about 29.2km.

“The two state governors, their directors and commissioners in charge of works and transport have met and did a joint inspection of the road for the benefit of our people, and for us to be able to award the contract.”

According to Sangodoyin, the project sits right within the agenda of the Governor Makinde-led administration to take Oyo State people from poverty to prosperity and to build infrastructure that targets the economy of the state.

“One of the major benefits of the project is regional integration, using that axis. For the two states, agriculture is the only comparative advantage. So, in expanding the economy of the two states, we have to focus on agriculture and food security, and that is why we want to tap into the resources on that axis and contribute to what we call the Domestic Resource Flow, while expanding the economy.

“Also, we looked at security around that axis. By the time we reduce the infrastructure deficit around that axis, we would have improved on the security infrastructure, because, as I speak now, the road from Iwo down to Olodo is nothing to write home about.

“If we are able to cooperate with Osun State, we will be able to improve the security infrastructure.

“We are also focusing on ease-of-doing-business. There will be ease of movement of goods from Osogbo down to Ibadan. By the time we complete the project at Iwo Road, the 29.2km road and 5.5km road to Airport, Adegbayi road, we believe that it will contribute to business development around that axis.

“So, today, we felt we should come around and tell the whole world that we are brothers and are ready to partner to improve the means of livelihood of our own people.

“We have commenced the processes of awarding the Iwo Road interchange to Lalupon, the boundary between the two states and have sectionalised it into three parts.

“The first part is from Iwo Road interchange to Olodo bridge, which is 7.7km and the stretch of the bridge, which we are going to dualise, is 500 metres; from Ogunremako junction to Lalupon, which is 20.3km. In all, we are working on a 29.2km stretch and within the next few weeks, we should be able to award the contract. The two governors will come together to flag it off in due time,” Sangodoyin added.

In his remarks, the Osun State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Omowaiye, said that the Osun State government will handle 54.4km of the road that borders Oyo and Osun States.

He said: “Just like he (his Oyo State counterpart) said, we are brothers. For the two governors, what is important is the development of our race. Bad infrastructure does not know APC or PDP. If you look at that road, you can see an alignment of 5km stretch and that is the easiest route to Ibadan. About a year ago, we started discussion on the need to collaborate and the two governors graciously agreed.

“We all know that the two states are agrarian states and this development will allow for easy movement of agric produce on that corridor.

“Oyo State will be doing 29.2km while we will be doing 54.4km. We are taking it from Deleyesa in Osogbo to the boundary of Oyo State. “We are sending a message to the people that irrespective of party affiliation, we are brothers and the development of our states is of utmost importance.

“I can tell you we have not brought politics into this. What we want is good infrastructure. This is a good thing for the two states, which will promote commerce and agriculture as well as make movement between residents of the two states easy.”

The duo hinted that the project, upon completion, will enhance socio-economic activities, boost security and ease movement of people and goods between the two states.

They added that Oyo and Osun governments would meet again to deliberate on modalities of executing the project, amount to spend, duration and the contractor that would handle the project.

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Aregbesola, Oyetola Reconciliation A Ruse – Osun APC Youth Leader

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Mr Seun Abosede, the State Youth Leader of the Hon. Rasaq Salinsile led faction of the APC in Osun State has described as untrue, the report that the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and his successor, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, have settled their differences.

Abosede, in a statement today, stated that the picture being circulated on the social media where Aregbesola and Oyetola were hugging each other is an old picture, saying the minister never met with Oyetola in recent times as regard settlement of the crisis in All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun.

According to him, the people circulating the picture are same set of people who had crucified, badmouthed and lied against Aregbesola to achieve their selfish goal, saying they should bury their heads in shame for smearing the former governor’s image.

“While we are not opposed to genuine reconciliation of both Governor Oyetola and Aregbesola’s camps, the picture being circulated by the “data boys” is not only misleading but mischievous”.

“The people behind the circulation of the picture should be humble and sincere enough to initiate a reconciliation move of they so desire. We considered the widespread circulation of the picture as tricky and an attempt to blackmail the minister.

“The general public should please disregard the fake news”, said Abosede.

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Mass Exodus Hits Osun PDP As Thousands Of Members To Be Welcomed Into APC By Oyetola

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Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Iyiola Omisore will today welcome 10,423 members of the Peoples Democratic Party into the ruling party.

APC Chairman in the state Famodun Adegboyega and Chairman of the Defectors Care Committee, Timothy Owoeye confirmed the reception yesterday.

The programme will hold at Freedom Park, Osogbo, the state capital.

Oyetola described the planned defection of the PDP members as the dawn of a new day for the APC.

The governor urged indigenes and other residents of the state to unite for the common cause of lifting the state.

He said: “It’s the dawn of a new and happy day in Osun. We trust our citizens and residents to discern that it is finally time for Osun to stand together and do what is right and necessary to lift our state”

Famodun said the defectors have made the right choice for their political sojourn and future and in the interest of the state.

“We welcome the new members to APC, a place of peace and tranquillity,” he added.

Also, Owoeye, who is also the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, described the “mass defection” as another historical feat by Oyetola.

His words: “No other governor has been able to deplete the ranks of the opposition in one fell swoop like this. Governor Oyetola’s calm mien, focussed leadership and determination to change the way the government is run are some of the reasons given by the defectors for joining the APC.”.

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Picking A Vice President In 1999 Was A Mistake – Obasanjo

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Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said picking a running mate in the 1999 presidential election was a mistake.

He made the comment while speaking in Abeokuta at a leadership and entrpreneurship mentoring session with selected school students.

Obasanjo, who won the 1999 and 2003 presidential elections, ran alongside Atiku Abubakar.

Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 elections.

“I don’t say I don’t make mistakes – I made many of them,” Obasanjo said.

“But one thing that has happened to me is that God has never disappointed me. And that is very important.

“For instance, one of the mistakes I made was picking a number two when I was going to become President.

“But because it is a genuine mistake, God saved me out of it.”

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