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Do Something-Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu: Significant real estate business leaders are crying in Lagos

Do Something-Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu: Significant real estate business leaders are crying in Lagos

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Since January 2023, no Governor’s Consent has been signed by the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Successive governors of Lagos State have adopted the Tinubu governorship style of delegating the signing of Governor’s Consent to two Commissioners who are members of the executive cabinet. 


This is to speed up the process of obtaining Governor’s Consent and to remove delays usually caused by the Governor’s tight schedule. This is the style adopted by the present governor but alas it is not working as it ought to. While Governor Tinubu designed a template that made it possible to obtain a Governor’s Consent in one month, the experience under this administration is a situation where it is difficult to get this very important document in even a year.


This situation has devastating effect on construction industry and property developers who requires Governor’s Consent to access loan facility for their projects and associated job opportunities for the entire construction value chain including engineers, surveyors, architects, bricklayers, electricians, carpenters, tilers and building material suppliers in general. It has also severely reduced revenues accruable to government through consent fees, capital gains tax, registration fee, income tax and so on. 


According to impeccable sources from the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Lagos State Branch, many transactions are kept hanging until the Governor's consent is signed.


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Also, sources from Nigeria Bar Association alluded that this situation has caused a lot of frustration for lawyers who are often charged with processing this document at the Lands Registry of the State.


In the same situation, impeccable sources from the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry also confirmed that the chamber is contacting the Governor.


When you buy a property from a vendor with a Certificate of Occupancy, the legal title you can obtain to become a legal owner is the Governor's Consent. This consent is a crucial step in the property transaction process, and not signing it by the governor or his appointed commissioners has a significant negative impact on the real estate sector. 


They are also used as collateral to obtain money from banks and other financial institutions for business and other reasons. Furthermore, real estate developers require a registered title to make their projects viable, as it is a crucial factor influencing prospective buyers' purchase decision. The title converts interest in a property from equitable interest to registered interest, making it legally transferable. 


This is an urgent appeal for help from the large business community in Lagos State who are adversely affected by this situation to His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu, who himself is a seasoned professional in the real estate industry to use his good office to intervene on this matter and to generally improve on the ease of doing business in Lagos State.


By a concerned Stakeholder


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Since January 2023, no Governor’s Consent has been signed by the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Successive governors of Lagos State have adopted the Tinubu governorship style of delegating the signing of Governor’s Consent to two Commissioners who are members of the executive cabinet. 


This is to speed up the process of obtaining Governor’s Consent and to remove delays usually caused by the Governor’s tight schedule. This is the style adopted by the present governor but alas it is not working as it ought to. While Governor Tinubu designed a template that made it possible to obtain a Governor’s Consent in one month, the experience under this administration is a situation where it is difficult to get this very important document in even a year.


This situation has devastating effect on construction industry and property developers who requires Governor’s Consent to access loan facility for their projects and associated job opportunities for the entire construction value chain including engineers, surveyors, architects, bricklayers, electricians, carpenters, tilers and building material suppliers in general. It has also severely reduced revenues accruable to government through consent fees, capital gains tax, registration fee, income tax and so on. 


According to impeccable sources from the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Lagos State Branch, many transactions are kept hanging until the Governor's consent is signed.


Sanwo-Olu
Also, sources from Nigeria Bar Association alluded that this situation has caused a lot of frustration for lawyers who are often charged with processing this document at the Lands Registry of the State.


In the same situation, impeccable sources from the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry also confirmed that the chamber is contacting the Governor.


When you buy a property from a vendor with a Certificate of Occupancy, the legal title you can obtain to become a legal owner is the Governor's Consent. This consent is a crucial step in the property transaction process, and not signing it by the governor or his appointed commissioners has a significant negative impact on the real estate sector. 


They are also used as collateral to obtain money from banks and other financial institutions for business and other reasons. Furthermore, real estate developers require a registered title to make their projects viable, as it is a crucial factor influencing prospective buyers' purchase decision. The title converts interest in a property from equitable interest to registered interest, making it legally transferable. 


This is an urgent appeal for help from the large business community in Lagos State who are adversely affected by this situation to His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu, who himself is a seasoned professional in the real estate industry to use his good office to intervene on this matter and to generally improve on the ease of doing business in Lagos State.


By a concerned Stakeholder


NIGERIAN ARMY: 35 ARTILLERY BRIGADE INTERCEPTS LARGE QUANTITY OF DRUGS IN OGUN STATE, HANDS OVER EXHIBITS TO NDLEA

NIGERIAN ARMY: 35 ARTILLERY BRIGADE INTERCEPTS LARGE QUANTITY OF DRUGS IN OGUN STATE, HANDS OVER EXHIBITS TO NDLEA


The Nigerian Troops of 35 Artillery Brigade has again intercepted a vehicle conveying hard substances.


 According to a statement issued by Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the 35 Artillery Brigade Mohammed Goni confirmed that a Mazda model vehicle with Registration Number NRK 622 SB conveying large quantity of substance suspected to be Canabis Sativa at Mologbede village in Odeda LGA of Ogun State on Friday, 29 March, 2024.





The Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Mohammed Tajudeen Aminu who commended the troops for their effort urged them to continue to remain vigilant in their various locations. 


The handing over of the 441 wrapped pieces of Pawpaw sized Cannabis Sativa weighing 223Kg and the Mazda vehicle to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Ogun State Command took place on Tuesday, 03 April 2024.



The Commander represented by the Officer Commanding 35 Provost Company Major Gadzama Abdullahi reiterated that the Brigade will continue to sustain all efforts in collaborating with other security agencies to get rid of crimes and other social vises in the State.


The Commandant NDLEA Ogun State Command, Commander of Narcotics Jane Ibiba Odili in her remarks stated that she was highly excited over the synergy that exists between the  Military and other security agencies in State. 



Odili said General Aminu has truly been very supportive to NDLEA operations which has led to significant successes achieved by the Agency as this was not the first time such large quantity of Cannabis Sativa was intercepted by the military and handed over to the Agency.


She further stated that with the support of the military, NDLEA was able to break boundaries, burst drug syndicates and achieve a holistic outcomes in their overall drug fighting efforts.


The Nigerian Troops of 35 Artillery Brigade has again intercepted a vehicle conveying hard substances.


 According to a statement issued by Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the 35 Artillery Brigade Mohammed Goni confirmed that a Mazda model vehicle with Registration Number NRK 622 SB conveying large quantity of substance suspected to be Canabis Sativa at Mologbede village in Odeda LGA of Ogun State on Friday, 29 March, 2024.





The Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Mohammed Tajudeen Aminu who commended the troops for their effort urged them to continue to remain vigilant in their various locations. 


The handing over of the 441 wrapped pieces of Pawpaw sized Cannabis Sativa weighing 223Kg and the Mazda vehicle to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Ogun State Command took place on Tuesday, 03 April 2024.



The Commander represented by the Officer Commanding 35 Provost Company Major Gadzama Abdullahi reiterated that the Brigade will continue to sustain all efforts in collaborating with other security agencies to get rid of crimes and other social vises in the State.


The Commandant NDLEA Ogun State Command, Commander of Narcotics Jane Ibiba Odili in her remarks stated that she was highly excited over the synergy that exists between the  Military and other security agencies in State. 



Odili said General Aminu has truly been very supportive to NDLEA operations which has led to significant successes achieved by the Agency as this was not the first time such large quantity of Cannabis Sativa was intercepted by the military and handed over to the Agency.


She further stated that with the support of the military, NDLEA was able to break boundaries, burst drug syndicates and achieve a holistic outcomes in their overall drug fighting efforts.

Governor Adeleke Sets up Implementation Panel on the White Paper on Contract Review Committee

Governor Adeleke Sets up Implementation Panel on the White Paper on Contract Review Committee


In pursuance of his commitment to transparency and accountability, Governor Ademola Adeleke has set up an eight man panel  for the implementation of the report and white paper on the Committee for Review of Contract awarded during the administration of former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.


Governor Adeleke had in 2022 set up the contract review committee after assumption of office through an executive order. The decision followed  humongous contract corruption inherited from the previous administration.


The new panel is charged with enforcing the recommendations of that original review committee and the subsequent  white paper approved by the State Executive Council.


Members of the committee include Hon Kolapo Alimi,Esq, Commissioner for Information;  Hon Wole Jimi Bada,Esq, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice;  Hon Dosu Babatunde,Esq,Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters; Hon Jola Akintola, Esq, Commissioner for Health; Mr Bashiru Bello, Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Works and Infrastructure; Bello Sheriff, Senior Special Assistant on Bureau of Social Services  among others.


Terms of reference of the panel include enforcing the recommendations in the committee report and white paper,  ensuring prosecution of culprits through relevant agencies and implementing all institutional recommendations to prevent reoccurrence of distortions in contract award and management.


The committee is expected to commence operations immediately by giving effect to each of the committee recommendations as approved by the State Executive Council.


Governor Adeleke reaffirms his commitment to transparency and accountability in the management of state resources, vowing to implement the white paper on previous contract awards.


“We have a duty to secure state assets and resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. We have a responsibility to enforce accountability as a precaution against leadership recklessness. I urge this committee to pursue all legal means to implement the recommendations of the contract review committee”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as saying.


The inauguration of the Committee comes up soon.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed, 

Spokesperson to the State Governor


In pursuance of his commitment to transparency and accountability, Governor Ademola Adeleke has set up an eight man panel  for the implementation of the report and white paper on the Committee for Review of Contract awarded during the administration of former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.


Governor Adeleke had in 2022 set up the contract review committee after assumption of office through an executive order. The decision followed  humongous contract corruption inherited from the previous administration.


The new panel is charged with enforcing the recommendations of that original review committee and the subsequent  white paper approved by the State Executive Council.


Members of the committee include Hon Kolapo Alimi,Esq, Commissioner for Information;  Hon Wole Jimi Bada,Esq, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice;  Hon Dosu Babatunde,Esq,Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters; Hon Jola Akintola, Esq, Commissioner for Health; Mr Bashiru Bello, Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Works and Infrastructure; Bello Sheriff, Senior Special Assistant on Bureau of Social Services  among others.


Terms of reference of the panel include enforcing the recommendations in the committee report and white paper,  ensuring prosecution of culprits through relevant agencies and implementing all institutional recommendations to prevent reoccurrence of distortions in contract award and management.


The committee is expected to commence operations immediately by giving effect to each of the committee recommendations as approved by the State Executive Council.


Governor Adeleke reaffirms his commitment to transparency and accountability in the management of state resources, vowing to implement the white paper on previous contract awards.


“We have a duty to secure state assets and resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. We have a responsibility to enforce accountability as a precaution against leadership recklessness. I urge this committee to pursue all legal means to implement the recommendations of the contract review committee”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as saying.


The inauguration of the Committee comes up soon.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed, 

Spokesperson to the State Governor

NEWS RELEASE: Governor Adeleke Sets up Implementation Panel on the White Paper on Contract Review Committee

NEWS RELEASE: Governor Adeleke Sets up Implementation Panel on the White Paper on Contract Review Committee

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In pursuance of his commitment to transparency and accountability, Governor Ademola Adeleke has set up an eight man panel  for the implementation of the report and white paper on the Committee for Review of Contract awarded during the administration of former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.


Governor Adeleke had in 2022 set up the contract review committee after assumption of office through an executive order. The decision followed  humongous contract corruption inherited from the previous administration.


The new panel is charged with enforcing the recommendations of that original review committee and the subsequent white paper approved by the State Executive Council.


Members of the committee include Hon Kolapo Alimi,Esq, Commissioner for Information; Hon Wole Jimi Bada, Esq, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; Hon Dosu Babatunde, Esq, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters; Hon Jola Akintola, Esq, Commissioner for Health; Mr Bashiru Bello, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure; Bello Sheriff, Senior Special Assistant on Bureau of Social Services  among others.


Terms of reference of the panel include enforcing the recommendations in the committee report and white paper, ensuring prosecution of culprits through relevant agencies and implementing all institutional recommendations to prevent reoccurrence of distortions in contract award and management.


The committee is expected to commence operations immediately by giving effect to each of the committee recommendations as approved by the State Executive Council.


Governor Adeleke reaffirms his commitment to transparency and accountability in the management of state resources, vowing to implement the white paper on previous contract awards.


“We have a duty to secure state assets and resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. We have a responsibility to enforce accountability as a precaution against leadership recklessness. I urge this committee to pursue all legal means to implement the recommendations of the contract review committee”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as saying.


The inauguration of the committee comes up soon.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed, 

Spokesperson to the State Governor

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In pursuance of his commitment to transparency and accountability, Governor Ademola Adeleke has set up an eight man panel  for the implementation of the report and white paper on the Committee for Review of Contract awarded during the administration of former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.


Governor Adeleke had in 2022 set up the contract review committee after assumption of office through an executive order. The decision followed  humongous contract corruption inherited from the previous administration.


The new panel is charged with enforcing the recommendations of that original review committee and the subsequent white paper approved by the State Executive Council.


Members of the committee include Hon Kolapo Alimi,Esq, Commissioner for Information; Hon Wole Jimi Bada, Esq, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; Hon Dosu Babatunde, Esq, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters; Hon Jola Akintola, Esq, Commissioner for Health; Mr Bashiru Bello, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure; Bello Sheriff, Senior Special Assistant on Bureau of Social Services  among others.


Terms of reference of the panel include enforcing the recommendations in the committee report and white paper, ensuring prosecution of culprits through relevant agencies and implementing all institutional recommendations to prevent reoccurrence of distortions in contract award and management.


The committee is expected to commence operations immediately by giving effect to each of the committee recommendations as approved by the State Executive Council.


Governor Adeleke reaffirms his commitment to transparency and accountability in the management of state resources, vowing to implement the white paper on previous contract awards.


“We have a duty to secure state assets and resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. We have a responsibility to enforce accountability as a precaution against leadership recklessness. I urge this committee to pursue all legal means to implement the recommendations of the contract review committee”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as saying.


The inauguration of the committee comes up soon.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed, 

Spokesperson to the State Governor

NEWS RELEASE: Osun Projects: All Contracted Companies are Legally Registered and Lawfully Engaged- Osun State Government

NEWS RELEASE: Osun Projects: All Contracted Companies are Legally Registered and Lawfully Engaged- Osun State Government


The Osun State tate Government has denied a biased and unfounded report from an online news platform, alleging that the state government awarded a contract to a company untraceable on the website of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).


Reacting to the report, the Commissioner for Information, Kolapo Alimi berated the online platform for its jaundiced and one sided report which from all intent and purposes are designed to tarnish the image of the State Government.


While affirming that all contracted companies are duly registered with the CAC, the Commissioner further declared that no serving public official is a owner or director of any of the companies handling the state projects


“There is no truth in all the conjectures put together by the writer. All awarded contracts followed due process and in accordance with all procurement laws and processes.” 


“In particular, A’skorj Nigeria Limited which was awarded the contract for the construction of 7 span bridge at Oke Fia intersection, Osogbo, is duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and was awarded the contract, having satisfied all the requirements and being the most qualified after the bidding process”, he disclosed. 


"The certificate of registration for the company as filed with the Ministry of Works during the bidding process is numbered 1160780. We attached a copy of the registration certificate to this release.


"On the alleged award of contract for the construction of 4 span bridge across Osun river and dual 2 span bridge to the company of the deputy speaker; Raregeode Company Limited, the Commissioner explained that the Deputy Speaker was not a director of the company as at the time of the bidding process. Records showed he  resigned from the company in March 2023 after his electoral victory. 


“No family member of  the Deputy Speaker or the Deputy Speaker himself was involved  in any way in the contractual process.  In fact, the Deputy Speaker has resigned from the company since he won his election last year. 


“The company was selected after a thorough bidding process with respect to all procurement laws and due process. A thorough check with the CAC will confirm that Mr Ireyode was no longer a director in the company


“We believe the fake news from an otherwise reputable platform in need of enforcement of professionalism is the handiwork of the opposition party who are already jittery and worried by the success of several ongoing infrastructure projects across the state. The multi-billion naira infra projects are being implemented with all seriousness and in compliance with procurement and other extant laws.


"We want to reiterate that no amount of distraction and propaganda can stop the government in delivering these projects in allotted time.


"We assure members of the public that there is no smoking gun or any form of favoritism or corruption in awarding contracts by this administration. There is strict adherence to procurement laws and due process”, he concluded.


Signed:

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Hon Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment


The Osun State tate Government has denied a biased and unfounded report from an online news platform, alleging that the state government awarded a contract to a company untraceable on the website of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).


Reacting to the report, the Commissioner for Information, Kolapo Alimi berated the online platform for its jaundiced and one sided report which from all intent and purposes are designed to tarnish the image of the State Government.


While affirming that all contracted companies are duly registered with the CAC, the Commissioner further declared that no serving public official is a owner or director of any of the companies handling the state projects


“There is no truth in all the conjectures put together by the writer. All awarded contracts followed due process and in accordance with all procurement laws and processes.” 


“In particular, A’skorj Nigeria Limited which was awarded the contract for the construction of 7 span bridge at Oke Fia intersection, Osogbo, is duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and was awarded the contract, having satisfied all the requirements and being the most qualified after the bidding process”, he disclosed. 


"The certificate of registration for the company as filed with the Ministry of Works during the bidding process is numbered 1160780. We attached a copy of the registration certificate to this release.


"On the alleged award of contract for the construction of 4 span bridge across Osun river and dual 2 span bridge to the company of the deputy speaker; Raregeode Company Limited, the Commissioner explained that the Deputy Speaker was not a director of the company as at the time of the bidding process. Records showed he  resigned from the company in March 2023 after his electoral victory. 


“No family member of  the Deputy Speaker or the Deputy Speaker himself was involved  in any way in the contractual process.  In fact, the Deputy Speaker has resigned from the company since he won his election last year. 


“The company was selected after a thorough bidding process with respect to all procurement laws and due process. A thorough check with the CAC will confirm that Mr Ireyode was no longer a director in the company


“We believe the fake news from an otherwise reputable platform in need of enforcement of professionalism is the handiwork of the opposition party who are already jittery and worried by the success of several ongoing infrastructure projects across the state. The multi-billion naira infra projects are being implemented with all seriousness and in compliance with procurement and other extant laws.


"We want to reiterate that no amount of distraction and propaganda can stop the government in delivering these projects in allotted time.


"We assure members of the public that there is no smoking gun or any form of favoritism or corruption in awarding contracts by this administration. There is strict adherence to procurement laws and due process”, he concluded.


Signed:

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Hon Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment

NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR ADELEKE GREETS OSUN ATTORNEY-GENERAL ON HIS BIRTHDAY

NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR ADELEKE GREETS OSUN ATTORNEY-GENERAL ON HIS BIRTHDAY

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has rejoiced with the Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney–General of the state,Oluwole Jimi–Bada Esq. on the auspicious occasion of his birthday, celebrating his remarkable contributions to entrenching justice in our society. 


Governor Adeleke reckons with admiration Jimi–Bada's unique approach to navigating through challenging times, applauding his sense of creativity and alertness of mind in handling complex legal matters.


The Governor who commends Bada for the quality of legal advice and guidance for the administration so far, added that his persuasive skill and sound legal presentations has not only guided his cabinet in avoiding legal traps in making decisions but also undo past errors.


"On this auspicious occasion, I warmly celebrate the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney–General of the state, Oluwole Jimi–Bada Esq. Barrister Bada's birthday brings back memories of his capacity and zeal for service, which are outstanding," the Governor was quoted to have said in a congratulatory message.


"Barrister Bada is resourceful and offers a refreshing insight on what dedication to the service of the people should look like. From legal perspective and moral support, Barrister Bada has shown to be capable and dependable.


"As he marks a new age today, I celebrate him and appreciate his contributions to the objective of our administration. I pray to God Almighty to bestow on him the grace of more celebrations while counting on him to sustain his commitment to the good of the people, be it in government or outside it."


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesman to the Osun State Governor

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has rejoiced with the Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney–General of the state,Oluwole Jimi–Bada Esq. on the auspicious occasion of his birthday, celebrating his remarkable contributions to entrenching justice in our society. 


Governor Adeleke reckons with admiration Jimi–Bada's unique approach to navigating through challenging times, applauding his sense of creativity and alertness of mind in handling complex legal matters.


The Governor who commends Bada for the quality of legal advice and guidance for the administration so far, added that his persuasive skill and sound legal presentations has not only guided his cabinet in avoiding legal traps in making decisions but also undo past errors.


"On this auspicious occasion, I warmly celebrate the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney–General of the state, Oluwole Jimi–Bada Esq. Barrister Bada's birthday brings back memories of his capacity and zeal for service, which are outstanding," the Governor was quoted to have said in a congratulatory message.


"Barrister Bada is resourceful and offers a refreshing insight on what dedication to the service of the people should look like. From legal perspective and moral support, Barrister Bada has shown to be capable and dependable.


"As he marks a new age today, I celebrate him and appreciate his contributions to the objective of our administration. I pray to God Almighty to bestow on him the grace of more celebrations while counting on him to sustain his commitment to the good of the people, be it in government or outside it."


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesman to the Osun State Governor

Diverted N1.2bn was for Ekiti Security, not Election Funds -Witness

Diverted N1.2bn was for Ekiti Security, not Election Funds -Witness

Fayose

Aliyu Muhammed Abdulmukadaddas, 14th prosecution witness, PW14  in the trial of Abiodun Agbele, ex-aide of former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 told Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, that the sum of N1,219,000,000.00 (One Billion, Two Hundred and Nineteen Million Naira) transferred by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from the account of the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) under Colonel Sambo Dasuki was to address security matters in Ekiti State and not to finance elections.


Led in his testimony by prosecution counsel Wahab Shittu, SAN, Abdulmukadaddas, a retired staff of the CBN who posted the money disclosed that he was familiar with Sylvan McNamara Nigeria Limited's  Diamond Bank account 0026223114 where the lodgment was made.  


“We have paid N200 million to the company through a Diamond Bank account. We have paid N200billion to the company, N700million, N100billion, N255million to 0026223114 Diamond Bank account among other payments,” he said.


Under cross-examination by defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, the witness disclosed that the CBN verifies payments before lodgment is made. “All the payment has to be verified, and the verification is on the receiving account, and we must verify if it is okay before posting, and in this case it was okay, that was why we posted.”


Agbele is standing trial on 24 amended charges bordering on money laundering to the tune of N1.219 billion paid into the Diamond Bank account of Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd.


Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, had on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, told Justice Dimgba that the Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd Diamond Bank account 0026223114 was created by one Taiwo Kareem for warehousing funds to deal with the issue of Boko Haram in Lagos, however, the lodgments into the account were allegedly spent on electoral matters by Fayose with the aid of Agbele. 


An earlier witness and former CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo informed the court while being cross- examined by Ojo that the airlifting of the N1.219 billion cash from Lagos Airport to Akure Airport and to Zenith Bank Akure was based on the instructions of the management of the bank.


Justice Dimgba adjourned the matter till May 2 and 3, 2024 for continuation of trial. 


Source: EFCC 

Fayose

Aliyu Muhammed Abdulmukadaddas, 14th prosecution witness, PW14  in the trial of Abiodun Agbele, ex-aide of former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 told Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, that the sum of N1,219,000,000.00 (One Billion, Two Hundred and Nineteen Million Naira) transferred by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from the account of the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) under Colonel Sambo Dasuki was to address security matters in Ekiti State and not to finance elections.


Led in his testimony by prosecution counsel Wahab Shittu, SAN, Abdulmukadaddas, a retired staff of the CBN who posted the money disclosed that he was familiar with Sylvan McNamara Nigeria Limited's  Diamond Bank account 0026223114 where the lodgment was made.  


“We have paid N200 million to the company through a Diamond Bank account. We have paid N200billion to the company, N700million, N100billion, N255million to 0026223114 Diamond Bank account among other payments,” he said.


Under cross-examination by defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, the witness disclosed that the CBN verifies payments before lodgment is made. “All the payment has to be verified, and the verification is on the receiving account, and we must verify if it is okay before posting, and in this case it was okay, that was why we posted.”


Agbele is standing trial on 24 amended charges bordering on money laundering to the tune of N1.219 billion paid into the Diamond Bank account of Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd.


Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, had on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, told Justice Dimgba that the Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd Diamond Bank account 0026223114 was created by one Taiwo Kareem for warehousing funds to deal with the issue of Boko Haram in Lagos, however, the lodgments into the account were allegedly spent on electoral matters by Fayose with the aid of Agbele. 


An earlier witness and former CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo informed the court while being cross- examined by Ojo that the airlifting of the N1.219 billion cash from Lagos Airport to Akure Airport and to Zenith Bank Akure was based on the instructions of the management of the bank.


Justice Dimgba adjourned the matter till May 2 and 3, 2024 for continuation of trial. 


Source: EFCC 

OFFICIAL: Osun Government Approves the Appointment of Owa of Igbajo

OFFICIAL: Osun Government Approves the Appointment of Owa of Igbajo


The Osun State Executive Council has today Monday morning, 11th March 2024, approved the appointment of Prince (Dr) Ademola Stephen Kayode Makinde as the new Owa of Igbajo in Boluwaduro Local Government of Osun state. 


At the Executive Meeting held at the Exco chambers, the nomination, as forwarded by the Boluwaduro Local government, was approved in line with due process, chieftaincy law and tradition.


The kingmakers had earlier approved Dr Makinde in line with chieftaincy laws and tradition.


Governor Ademola Adeleke at the Executive Meeting congratulated the new Owa of Igbajo and tasked him to heal the wounds of the selection process by ensuring inclusive traditional governance.


“I congratulate the new Owa of Igbajo. I urge him to embark on reconciliation and restore the dignity and integrity of the traditional institution”, the Governor was quoted as saying


Signed:

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment


The Osun State Executive Council has today Monday morning, 11th March 2024, approved the appointment of Prince (Dr) Ademola Stephen Kayode Makinde as the new Owa of Igbajo in Boluwaduro Local Government of Osun state. 


At the Executive Meeting held at the Exco chambers, the nomination, as forwarded by the Boluwaduro Local government, was approved in line with due process, chieftaincy law and tradition.


The kingmakers had earlier approved Dr Makinde in line with chieftaincy laws and tradition.


Governor Ademola Adeleke at the Executive Meeting congratulated the new Owa of Igbajo and tasked him to heal the wounds of the selection process by ensuring inclusive traditional governance.


“I congratulate the new Owa of Igbajo. I urge him to embark on reconciliation and restore the dignity and integrity of the traditional institution”, the Governor was quoted as saying


Signed:

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment

#PHOTOSPEAKS: Infrastructural revolution of Governor Adeleke’s administration to re-engineering Osun State has commenced

#PHOTOSPEAKS: Infrastructural revolution of Governor Adeleke’s administration to re-engineering Osun State has commenced


The Infrastructural revolution of Governor Adeleke’s administration in Osun state continues with the approval of these major projects covering road dualisation; overhead bridges; inter-city roads etc. 


The Osun Multi Billion Naira Infrastructure Plan has commenced!


A Greater Osun is in sight!!


Governor Adeleke is re-engineering Osun state, one sector at a time!!!


The Infrastructural revolution of Governor Adeleke’s administration in Osun state continues with the approval of these major projects covering road dualisation; overhead bridges; inter-city roads etc. 


The Osun Multi Billion Naira Infrastructure Plan has commenced!


A Greater Osun is in sight!!


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Oyo, Ogun Courts Jail 14 Internet Fraudsters

Oyo, Ogun Courts Jail 14 Internet Fraudsters


Justices Ladiran Akintola, O.A. Lajide, Bayo Taiwo, M.O. Ishola of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan and Justice E.O. Osinuga of the Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta have convicted and sentenced fourteen (14) internet fraudsters to various jail terms.


They were jailed after pleading guilty to one-count separate charges upon being arraigned by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, between February 23, 2024 and March 5, 2024.


The convicts are Olajide Oluwadare Samuel, Emmanuel Victor Oluwasegun, Ajibola Najeeb Ayomide, Adebayo Akinwumi Oluwadamilare, Ayodele Wonderful Samson, Olawunmi OlusolaTaiwo, Akorede Habeeblahi Babatunde, Dasilva Olamide Samson, Oyeneye Jeremiah Abiodun, Kodagbese Emmanuel Aduragbemi, Oyebade Ayomide Olamide, Olarewaju Isaiah Oluwadamilare, Abdulazeez Abdulmalik Ifayemi Ayokun and Khalid Ayomide Hammed.


One of the Charges reads:

“That you, Oyeneye Jeremiah Abiodun ‘M’ on or about 5th May, 2023, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently impersonated by representing yourself to be a white woman by the name Janet Katty from United States of America, through your email address ([email protected]) to one Necib Akbay, with intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence of personation contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.”


The convicts pleaded “guilty” when their charges were read to them.


Consequent upon their guilty pleas, prosecution counsels, Modupe Akinkoye, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, Shamsuddeen Bashir and Umar Abiso reviewed the facts of the cases and urged the courts to convict and sentence the defendants as charged.

After listening to the counsels, Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced Samson, Taiwo, Babatunde, Olamide Samson, Olamide and Ayokun to six months community service each and Oluwadamilare to three months community service.


He also ordered Samson, Taiwo, Babatunde, Olamide Samson, Olamide and Ayokun pay the sum of N100, 000.00K (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine each, alongside their jail terms and “refusal to pay the N100,000.00K fine and restitute their victims within four weeks from the judgment date or their six months community service be converted to two years imprisonment each”.


Furthermore, Justice Akintola convicted and sentenced Aduragbemi to one year imprisonment or One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000.00K) fine, Oluwasegun to six months community service or N50, 000.00K (Fifty Thousand Naira) fine, while Abiodun was convicted and ordered to pay N50, 000.00K (Fifty Thousand Naira) fine.


Also, Justice Lajide convicted and sentenced Ayomide to N750, 000.00K (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) fine and Akinwumi Oluwadamilare bagged six months community service and N700, 000.00K (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira) fine respectively.


Justice Osinuga convicted Samuel but discharged him without a sentence while Justice Ishola convicted and sentenced Hammed to six months community service.

The convicts were all ordered to restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.


They all bagged their imprisonment when they were arrested at various locations by operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC. They were subsequently charged to court and convicted.


Source: EFCC


Justices Ladiran Akintola, O.A. Lajide, Bayo Taiwo, M.O. Ishola of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan and Justice E.O. Osinuga of the Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta have convicted and sentenced fourteen (14) internet fraudsters to various jail terms.


They were jailed after pleading guilty to one-count separate charges upon being arraigned by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, between February 23, 2024 and March 5, 2024.


The convicts are Olajide Oluwadare Samuel, Emmanuel Victor Oluwasegun, Ajibola Najeeb Ayomide, Adebayo Akinwumi Oluwadamilare, Ayodele Wonderful Samson, Olawunmi OlusolaTaiwo, Akorede Habeeblahi Babatunde, Dasilva Olamide Samson, Oyeneye Jeremiah Abiodun, Kodagbese Emmanuel Aduragbemi, Oyebade Ayomide Olamide, Olarewaju Isaiah Oluwadamilare, Abdulazeez Abdulmalik Ifayemi Ayokun and Khalid Ayomide Hammed.


One of the Charges reads:

“That you, Oyeneye Jeremiah Abiodun ‘M’ on or about 5th May, 2023, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently impersonated by representing yourself to be a white woman by the name Janet Katty from United States of America, through your email address ([email protected]) to one Necib Akbay, with intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence of personation contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.”


The convicts pleaded “guilty” when their charges were read to them.


Consequent upon their guilty pleas, prosecution counsels, Modupe Akinkoye, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, Shamsuddeen Bashir and Umar Abiso reviewed the facts of the cases and urged the courts to convict and sentence the defendants as charged.

After listening to the counsels, Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced Samson, Taiwo, Babatunde, Olamide Samson, Olamide and Ayokun to six months community service each and Oluwadamilare to three months community service.


He also ordered Samson, Taiwo, Babatunde, Olamide Samson, Olamide and Ayokun pay the sum of N100, 000.00K (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine each, alongside their jail terms and “refusal to pay the N100,000.00K fine and restitute their victims within four weeks from the judgment date or their six months community service be converted to two years imprisonment each”.


Furthermore, Justice Akintola convicted and sentenced Aduragbemi to one year imprisonment or One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000.00K) fine, Oluwasegun to six months community service or N50, 000.00K (Fifty Thousand Naira) fine, while Abiodun was convicted and ordered to pay N50, 000.00K (Fifty Thousand Naira) fine.


Also, Justice Lajide convicted and sentenced Ayomide to N750, 000.00K (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) fine and Akinwumi Oluwadamilare bagged six months community service and N700, 000.00K (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira) fine respectively.


Justice Osinuga convicted Samuel but discharged him without a sentence while Justice Ishola convicted and sentenced Hammed to six months community service.

The convicts were all ordered to restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.


They all bagged their imprisonment when they were arrested at various locations by operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC. They were subsequently charged to court and convicted.


Source: EFCC

NEWS RELEASE: Aliko Dangote Backs Osun Infra Agenda, Hails Governor Adeleke’s Innovations and Performance

NEWS RELEASE: Aliko Dangote Backs Osun Infra Agenda, Hails Governor Adeleke’s Innovations and Performance


President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has thrown his weight behind Osun State multi-billion naira infrastructure plan, calling the initiative commendable and historical.


Speaking while receiving Governor Ademola Adeleke in his office, Alhaji Dangote said the Osun infra plan and other developmental policies are laudable policies for which Governor Adeleke should be commended.


“I have followed your programmes and policies, and I must note that you are doing well. Don't relent. You must continue this path of delivery and service.


“We will support you. We will partner with your government to deliver on your infra plans”, the richest man in Nigeria noted.


Earlier, Governor Adeleke briefed Alhaji Dangote on the multi-billion naira infra plan which covers flyover bridges, dualisation of roads, complete renovation of selected schools, alternative water provision across 332 wards, complete upgrade of primary healthcare centers and construction of 31 kilometers of new roads across the local governments.


“We are here to update you on our programmes and plans. We are moving progressively on the implementation, and we seek your partnership to achieve our targets”, the Governor told the business mogul.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed ,

Spokesperson to the State Governor







President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has thrown his weight behind Osun State multi-billion naira infrastructure plan, calling the initiative commendable and historical.


Speaking while receiving Governor Ademola Adeleke in his office, Alhaji Dangote said the Osun infra plan and other developmental policies are laudable policies for which Governor Adeleke should be commended.


“I have followed your programmes and policies, and I must note that you are doing well. Don't relent. You must continue this path of delivery and service.


“We will support you. We will partner with your government to deliver on your infra plans”, the richest man in Nigeria noted.


Earlier, Governor Adeleke briefed Alhaji Dangote on the multi-billion naira infra plan which covers flyover bridges, dualisation of roads, complete renovation of selected schools, alternative water provision across 332 wards, complete upgrade of primary healthcare centers and construction of 31 kilometers of new roads across the local governments.


“We are here to update you on our programmes and plans. We are moving progressively on the implementation, and we seek your partnership to achieve our targets”, the Governor told the business mogul.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed ,

Spokesperson to the State Governor






NEWS RELEASE: Governor Adeleke Flags off Egbedi-Erin Osun Road, Gives Highlights on Cost of Projects

NEWS RELEASE: Governor Adeleke Flags off Egbedi-Erin Osun Road, Gives Highlights on Cost of Projects


Governor Ademola Adeleke on Thursday flagged off the construction of Ede-Egbedi-Erin Osun inter city road, reaffirming commitment to transparency and accountability in public contracting. 


Speaking through his Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr BT Salami who represented the Governor at the event, Senator Adeleke said the cost of the 5.68 kilometer road is One Billion, Sixty Nine Million and Eight Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand naira.


The Governor however said the road will be reconstructed through direct labour with a completion period of eight months.


“This road is part of the multi-billion naira infrastructure plan announced by Mr. Governor last year. The administration is poised to implement the infra plan despite the harsh economic situation in the country.


“ As we rolled out the projects, we are complying with the procurement law on all fronts. All required due process are complied with. This administration is committed to open governance and open procurement”, Dr Salami stated.


He used the opportunity to shed light on other projects ongoing across the state, namely the flyovers and the dualisation projects.


According to the Commissioner, the cost of the projects are always in public domain, listing cost of some of the projects as follows:


-Dualisation of Old Garage-Okefia-Lameco Junction ; 2.24km; N5,822,105,829; Acumen Forte Construction Company Limited with a 12 month completion deadline;


-Dualisation of Akoda- Baptist High School Ede- 5.50km; N12,200,512,000; Great Enyork Tech Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Dualisation of Baptist High School - Oke Gada, Ede; 3.86KM; N11,090,838,764; Enginec International Engineering Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Construction of 4Span bridge across Osun River and dual 2-span bridge across Erinle river- N3,937,072,827,00- Raregeode Company Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Construction of 7 span bridge at Okefia intersection, Osogbo; N10, 764, 206, 257, 58; Askorj International Nigeria Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Construction of 4 span bridge at Lameco intersection, Osogbo; N8, 521, 632, 257, 28; Kimzee Global Investment with a 12 months completion period.


The Special Duties Commissioner urges those who need further details to contact the relevant government agencies.


Signed:

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment


Governor Ademola Adeleke on Thursday flagged off the construction of Ede-Egbedi-Erin Osun inter city road, reaffirming commitment to transparency and accountability in public contracting. 


Speaking through his Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr BT Salami who represented the Governor at the event, Senator Adeleke said the cost of the 5.68 kilometer road is One Billion, Sixty Nine Million and Eight Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand naira.


The Governor however said the road will be reconstructed through direct labour with a completion period of eight months.


“This road is part of the multi-billion naira infrastructure plan announced by Mr. Governor last year. The administration is poised to implement the infra plan despite the harsh economic situation in the country.


“ As we rolled out the projects, we are complying with the procurement law on all fronts. All required due process are complied with. This administration is committed to open governance and open procurement”, Dr Salami stated.


He used the opportunity to shed light on other projects ongoing across the state, namely the flyovers and the dualisation projects.


According to the Commissioner, the cost of the projects are always in public domain, listing cost of some of the projects as follows:


-Dualisation of Old Garage-Okefia-Lameco Junction ; 2.24km; N5,822,105,829; Acumen Forte Construction Company Limited with a 12 month completion deadline;


-Dualisation of Akoda- Baptist High School Ede- 5.50km; N12,200,512,000; Great Enyork Tech Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Dualisation of Baptist High School - Oke Gada, Ede; 3.86KM; N11,090,838,764; Enginec International Engineering Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Construction of 4Span bridge across Osun River and dual 2-span bridge across Erinle river- N3,937,072,827,00- Raregeode Company Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Construction of 7 span bridge at Okefia intersection, Osogbo; N10, 764, 206, 257, 58; Askorj International Nigeria Limited with a 12 months completion period;


-Construction of 4 span bridge at Lameco intersection, Osogbo; N8, 521, 632, 257, 28; Kimzee Global Investment with a 12 months completion period.


The Special Duties Commissioner urges those who need further details to contact the relevant government agencies.


Signed:

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment

Minimum Wage: Governor Adeleke Advocates Review of Federation Account Sharing Formula

Minimum Wage: Governor Adeleke Advocates Review of Federation Account Sharing Formula


● Osun Governor Deserves Labour Fellowship Award- Comrade Isa Aremu



Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has called for the review of the Federation Account Revenue sharing formula as well as the moving of solid minerals from exclusive to concurrent legislative list.


The Governor made the advocacy in Lagos on Thursday while attending the South West zonal public hearing on the new national minimum wage. Governor Adeleke represents the South West at the National Tripartite Minimum wage committee.


Addressing labour leaders and other delegates at the public hearing, the Osun State Governor said there is a consensus on the need to increase the minimum wage but noted that a review of the revenue sharing formula and amendment of legislative list are necessary to boost the capacity of the states to pay the new minimum wage.


“In all our meetings and various deliberations, one thing that the committee has been able to establish is that the workers in Nigeria are due for an improved welfare package. There is a consensus for an upward review of the National Minimum Wage because the existing one has become unrealistic. 


It has to be reiterated that the majority of the governments at the Sub−Nationals can hardly sustain an improved wages and salaries for their workers without a significant adjustment in some of the narratives in the national economy. 


“In tandem with the public outcry for the review of the sharing formula for the federation account, the time has come for the federal government to revisit the matter. There is an urgent need for the review of existing sharing formulas in favor of states and local governments. 


“I call on the National Assembly through the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to urgently take decisive action to look at the ratio objectively and realistically.


Additionally, the nation must remove solid minerals from the exclusive legislative list. 


Every state in Nigeria has been blessed with one form of natural resources or the other. There is a strong appeal to move solid minerals from exclusive to concurrent legislative list”, the Governor submitted


On the new minimum wage, the Governor posited that “our position from Osun State is that workers deserve improved wages and salaries. Osun state government is in support of a new and realistic minimum wage for all workers within the limit of the available resources in a very sustainable manner. 


“While it would be desirable to see that a uniform minimum wage is agreed on a national basis, it would amount to self deceit to assume that states have equal ability to pay. 


He however posited that individual states would have to negotiate with their workers and agree to a realistic and sustainable minimum wage in line with the available resources. 

Meanwhile, frontline labour leader and the Director General of Michael Imodu Labour Institute, Comrade Mike Aremu has applauded the pro-labour and pro-worker policies of Governor Ademola Adeleke, affirming that the Osun Governor deserves a labour fellowship award.


Speaking at the public hearing, Aremu said both the Lagos state Governor , Babajide Sanwoolu and Governor Adeleke are penciled down for the labour fellowship of Michael imoudu institute for being labour friendly. 


“Governor Adeleke, you are doing very well in Osun . You are paying salaries regularly. You are clearing the pension baggage. You deserve such awards”, Aremu posited.


He equally called the attention of labour leaders on the need to be mindful of the principle of affordability in the struggle for the new minimum wage.


“As much as the new minimum wage is strongly needed now, I must also canvas the question of affordability and sustainability. 


“We may ask for one million naira as minimum wage but we have to think of capacity to pay. We have to think of the survival of workers as much as the interest and survival of businesses and the establishment. We must have a balancing act.”, Aremu noted.


The Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun was the Chairman of the zonal public hearing.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the Governor


● Osun Governor Deserves Labour Fellowship Award- Comrade Isa Aremu



Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has called for the review of the Federation Account Revenue sharing formula as well as the moving of solid minerals from exclusive to concurrent legislative list.


The Governor made the advocacy in Lagos on Thursday while attending the South West zonal public hearing on the new national minimum wage. Governor Adeleke represents the South West at the National Tripartite Minimum wage committee.


Addressing labour leaders and other delegates at the public hearing, the Osun State Governor said there is a consensus on the need to increase the minimum wage but noted that a review of the revenue sharing formula and amendment of legislative list are necessary to boost the capacity of the states to pay the new minimum wage.


“In all our meetings and various deliberations, one thing that the committee has been able to establish is that the workers in Nigeria are due for an improved welfare package. There is a consensus for an upward review of the National Minimum Wage because the existing one has become unrealistic. 


It has to be reiterated that the majority of the governments at the Sub−Nationals can hardly sustain an improved wages and salaries for their workers without a significant adjustment in some of the narratives in the national economy. 


“In tandem with the public outcry for the review of the sharing formula for the federation account, the time has come for the federal government to revisit the matter. There is an urgent need for the review of existing sharing formulas in favor of states and local governments. 


“I call on the National Assembly through the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to urgently take decisive action to look at the ratio objectively and realistically.


Additionally, the nation must remove solid minerals from the exclusive legislative list. 


Every state in Nigeria has been blessed with one form of natural resources or the other. There is a strong appeal to move solid minerals from exclusive to concurrent legislative list”, the Governor submitted


On the new minimum wage, the Governor posited that “our position from Osun State is that workers deserve improved wages and salaries. Osun state government is in support of a new and realistic minimum wage for all workers within the limit of the available resources in a very sustainable manner. 


“While it would be desirable to see that a uniform minimum wage is agreed on a national basis, it would amount to self deceit to assume that states have equal ability to pay. 


He however posited that individual states would have to negotiate with their workers and agree to a realistic and sustainable minimum wage in line with the available resources. 

Meanwhile, frontline labour leader and the Director General of Michael Imodu Labour Institute, Comrade Mike Aremu has applauded the pro-labour and pro-worker policies of Governor Ademola Adeleke, affirming that the Osun Governor deserves a labour fellowship award.


Speaking at the public hearing, Aremu said both the Lagos state Governor , Babajide Sanwoolu and Governor Adeleke are penciled down for the labour fellowship of Michael imoudu institute for being labour friendly. 


“Governor Adeleke, you are doing very well in Osun . You are paying salaries regularly. You are clearing the pension baggage. You deserve such awards”, Aremu posited.


He equally called the attention of labour leaders on the need to be mindful of the principle of affordability in the struggle for the new minimum wage.


“As much as the new minimum wage is strongly needed now, I must also canvas the question of affordability and sustainability. 


“We may ask for one million naira as minimum wage but we have to think of capacity to pay. We have to think of the survival of workers as much as the interest and survival of businesses and the establishment. We must have a balancing act.”, Aremu noted.


The Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun was the Chairman of the zonal public hearing.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the Governor

Investors To Commit over $80 Million to Osun Infrastructures and Multiple Domestic Gas Projects

Investors To Commit over $80 Million to Osun Infrastructures and Multiple Domestic Gas Projects


●More Investors on the Way- Governor Adeleke




Two separate investing conglomerates on Tuesday evening committed close to eighty million dollars to investment in Osun state infrastructures within the framework of Public Private Partnership.


Hosted by Governor Adeleke and members of his cabinet, the investors include Allegiance CNG Limited focussing on comprehensive sustainable energy solutions through Compressed natural gas and First Tricon Construction Services Limited with earmarked projects across infrastructures sub-sectors.


The Allegiance CNG led by its Managing Director, Deji Afolabi listed several gas projects for which Osun state is to benefit up to the tune of Twenty Million dollars.


Mr. Afolabi who said his firm is among those engaged by the federal government for the adoption of CCG in transportation in the wake of fuel subsidy removal, said it is willing to invest in power generation for Osun state to power the industrialisation objective of Governor Adeleke beginning with the powering of State Secretariat and Government House 24/7 at no cost.


“We are here Your Excellency with a basket of projects and services. We propose mutually beneficial public private partnership. The Osun government will only provide land while Allegiance CNG will provide technical expertise, construction capabilities and private investment.


“Our principal financial partner is the African Development Bank. We have the funding already”, he assured.


Promising a major reduction in gas kg cost from current one thousand, four hundred naira to about four hundred naira, the managing director said the proposed investment covers several gas value chains to expand Osun economy and reduce energy poverty.


He said the plant by the firm will be stationed in three locations and reflects senatorial demography, promising to present sample of the household gas to the governor within two weeks. 


In his own separate presentation, the Chairman of First Tricoon Construction Services Limited, Remi Olumuyiwa said his company is impressed with the infra initiatives of the Governor, hence its decision to refocus a sixty million dollar investible fund for roads, bridges, water and housing projects across Osun.


Applauding the Governor for exciting investors’ confidence by his elaborate policy innovations, Otunba Olumuyiwa said the company had handled big infrastructure projects in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.


He made elaborate presentations to the Governor and his team on several proposed infra projects, noting that the firm is a multi faceted company involved in building roads, bridges, houses with funding from several investors backed by top financial institutions.


Otunba Olumuyiwa posited that the firm is not going to burden the state with financial traps, assuring that it has a strong and good relationship with financial institutions for sponsorship of projects.


“We have a very good relationship with our banks and investors. When we see what we can deliver as in Osun, we have the capacity to do it. We are here because this is our country, this is our state. We are ready to work with you to meet the housing and infra needs of our people”, the company chairman stated.


Responding, Governor Adeleke assured the company chiefs that Osun is implementing a fast tracked ease of doing business plan with a target on attracting investment into the state.


“These submissions here today are really massive. Osun is changing for the better. On a daily basis, various firms across the sector are reaching out to us with actionable proposals. I am glad that these two firms are really here to hit the ground running.


“We have the land. We have the enabling environment. Osun is already a huge construction site. You are welcome to the site.


“To the good people of Osun, more are coming. As I’m talking to you, more investors are knocking at our doors. We will not relent in the ongoing drive to expand Osun economy and ensure better life for our people”, the Governor concluded.


Marathon technical meeting was subsequently held between the government and the private sector teams.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor







●More Investors on the Way- Governor Adeleke




Two separate investing conglomerates on Tuesday evening committed close to eighty million dollars to investment in Osun state infrastructures within the framework of Public Private Partnership.


Hosted by Governor Adeleke and members of his cabinet, the investors include Allegiance CNG Limited focussing on comprehensive sustainable energy solutions through Compressed natural gas and First Tricon Construction Services Limited with earmarked projects across infrastructures sub-sectors.


The Allegiance CNG led by its Managing Director, Deji Afolabi listed several gas projects for which Osun state is to benefit up to the tune of Twenty Million dollars.


Mr. Afolabi who said his firm is among those engaged by the federal government for the adoption of CCG in transportation in the wake of fuel subsidy removal, said it is willing to invest in power generation for Osun state to power the industrialisation objective of Governor Adeleke beginning with the powering of State Secretariat and Government House 24/7 at no cost.


“We are here Your Excellency with a basket of projects and services. We propose mutually beneficial public private partnership. The Osun government will only provide land while Allegiance CNG will provide technical expertise, construction capabilities and private investment.


“Our principal financial partner is the African Development Bank. We have the funding already”, he assured.


Promising a major reduction in gas kg cost from current one thousand, four hundred naira to about four hundred naira, the managing director said the proposed investment covers several gas value chains to expand Osun economy and reduce energy poverty.


He said the plant by the firm will be stationed in three locations and reflects senatorial demography, promising to present sample of the household gas to the governor within two weeks. 


In his own separate presentation, the Chairman of First Tricoon Construction Services Limited, Remi Olumuyiwa said his company is impressed with the infra initiatives of the Governor, hence its decision to refocus a sixty million dollar investible fund for roads, bridges, water and housing projects across Osun.


Applauding the Governor for exciting investors’ confidence by his elaborate policy innovations, Otunba Olumuyiwa said the company had handled big infrastructure projects in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.


He made elaborate presentations to the Governor and his team on several proposed infra projects, noting that the firm is a multi faceted company involved in building roads, bridges, houses with funding from several investors backed by top financial institutions.


Otunba Olumuyiwa posited that the firm is not going to burden the state with financial traps, assuring that it has a strong and good relationship with financial institutions for sponsorship of projects.


“We have a very good relationship with our banks and investors. When we see what we can deliver as in Osun, we have the capacity to do it. We are here because this is our country, this is our state. We are ready to work with you to meet the housing and infra needs of our people”, the company chairman stated.


Responding, Governor Adeleke assured the company chiefs that Osun is implementing a fast tracked ease of doing business plan with a target on attracting investment into the state.


“These submissions here today are really massive. Osun is changing for the better. On a daily basis, various firms across the sector are reaching out to us with actionable proposals. I am glad that these two firms are really here to hit the ground running.


“We have the land. We have the enabling environment. Osun is already a huge construction site. You are welcome to the site.


“To the good people of Osun, more are coming. As I’m talking to you, more investors are knocking at our doors. We will not relent in the ongoing drive to expand Osun economy and ensure better life for our people”, the Governor concluded.


Marathon technical meeting was subsequently held between the government and the private sector teams.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor






Governor Adeleke mourns the exit of Olori Dorcas Aderemi, the last surviving wife of late Ooni Aderemi

Governor Adeleke mourns the exit of Olori Dorcas Aderemi, the last surviving wife of late Ooni Aderemi


The Governor of Osun State Ademola Adeleke has mourned the death of the last surviving wife of the late governor general of the Old western region Ooni Adesoji Aderemi, Olori Dorcas Aderemi.


The Governor in statement signed by his spokesperson Mallam Olawale Rasheed said her death is a huge lost.


Olori Dorcas Arawunmi Aderemi died age 105.


Read the full press statement; 



The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has rued the passing of the wife of late Ooni Adesoji Aderemi, Olori Arawunmi Dorcas Aderemi, as a huge loss.


Olori Dorcas Aderemi, who passed away at the prime age of 105, was the last surviving wife of late Ooni Aderemi, the first Governor of the Western Region.


Governor Adeleke acknowledges the life of service lived by Olori Dorcas Aderemi, saying that she will be sorely missed for her unwavering dedication to traditions and the royal household.


He notes her liberal nature as evident in combining tradition to her strong Christian faith, saying that as the Iyaale Akui Royal House, a position she was elevated to in 2019, Olori Dorcas Aderemi continued to play a pivotal role in St. Peter's Anglican Church, in honouring the legacy of his late husband who was involved in its founding.


The Governor condoles the Arole Oduduwa, HIM Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Eniyan, Ojaja I, the Ile-Ife traditional council, the Olori Obas, the immediate family and the people of Ile-Ife for this painful loss of Olori Dorcas Aderemi.


While praying to God to repose her soul and grant her eternal rest, Governor Adeleke urges family left behind to honour Olori Dorcas Aderemi memory by sustaining her legacy of contributions and sacrifices.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor


The Governor of Osun State Ademola Adeleke has mourned the death of the last surviving wife of the late governor general of the Old western region Ooni Adesoji Aderemi, Olori Dorcas Aderemi.


The Governor in statement signed by his spokesperson Mallam Olawale Rasheed said her death is a huge lost.


Olori Dorcas Arawunmi Aderemi died age 105.


Read the full press statement; 



The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has rued the passing of the wife of late Ooni Adesoji Aderemi, Olori Arawunmi Dorcas Aderemi, as a huge loss.


Olori Dorcas Aderemi, who passed away at the prime age of 105, was the last surviving wife of late Ooni Aderemi, the first Governor of the Western Region.


Governor Adeleke acknowledges the life of service lived by Olori Dorcas Aderemi, saying that she will be sorely missed for her unwavering dedication to traditions and the royal household.


He notes her liberal nature as evident in combining tradition to her strong Christian faith, saying that as the Iyaale Akui Royal House, a position she was elevated to in 2019, Olori Dorcas Aderemi continued to play a pivotal role in St. Peter's Anglican Church, in honouring the legacy of his late husband who was involved in its founding.


The Governor condoles the Arole Oduduwa, HIM Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Eniyan, Ojaja I, the Ile-Ife traditional council, the Olori Obas, the immediate family and the people of Ile-Ife for this painful loss of Olori Dorcas Aderemi.


While praying to God to repose her soul and grant her eternal rest, Governor Adeleke urges family left behind to honour Olori Dorcas Aderemi memory by sustaining her legacy of contributions and sacrifices.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

Governor Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President

Governor Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President

In a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Ademola Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President.


Osun State governor described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to thr state at large.


According to the Governor, his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.



Statement in details;


Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to the people of Iwo, but also the state, saying his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.


The Governor who recalls Dr. Atanda exploits in the agriculture sector, notably serving as the World Coordinator of Cocoa Geneticists and Breeders between 1975-1977, adding that the deceased will always be remembered for a life that was full of impacts.


He commiserated with the Oluwo of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, his immediate family, associates and the people of Iwo over his passing.


Governor Adeleke urges everyone touched by his demise to honour his memory by continuing on the path of contributions to the community, Osun state and the whole Nigeria, as was the nature of Dr. Atanda while he was alive.


He prays to God to repose the soul of Dr. Atanda while hoping that loved ones are comforted by the fact that he lived a fulfilled life with many impacts.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

In a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Ademola Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President.


Osun State governor described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to thr state at large.


According to the Governor, his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.



Statement in details;


Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to the people of Iwo, but also the state, saying his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.


The Governor who recalls Dr. Atanda exploits in the agriculture sector, notably serving as the World Coordinator of Cocoa Geneticists and Breeders between 1975-1977, adding that the deceased will always be remembered for a life that was full of impacts.


He commiserated with the Oluwo of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, his immediate family, associates and the people of Iwo over his passing.


Governor Adeleke urges everyone touched by his demise to honour his memory by continuing on the path of contributions to the community, Osun state and the whole Nigeria, as was the nature of Dr. Atanda while he was alive.


He prays to God to repose the soul of Dr. Atanda while hoping that loved ones are comforted by the fact that he lived a fulfilled life with many impacts.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

Multi-billion Infra Plan: Adeleke set to flag off 5.68km Erin-Osun -Egbedi-Osogbo-Iwo Express road project on Thursday

Multi-billion Infra Plan: Adeleke set to flag off 5.68km Erin-Osun -Egbedi-Osogbo-Iwo Express road project on Thursday


Osun State governor Ademola Aeleke is  set to flag off 5.68km Erin-Osun -Egbedi-Osogbo-Iwo Express road project on Thursday, 7/3/2024.


According to a press statement signed by the Commissioner for information and strategy Oluomo Kolapo Alimi on Tuesday in Osogbo, Osun State Capital, Senator (Dr) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke will on Thursday, 7th of March,2024, officially flag off the 5.68km Erin Osun - Egbedi- Osogbo/Iwo express road project to be embarked upon by his administration.



The statement reads:



His Excellency,The Executive Governor of Osun State , Senator (Dr) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke will,on Thursday,7th of March,2024, officially flag off the 5.68km Erin Osun - Egbedi- Osogbo/Iwo express road project to be embarked upon by his administration.


The project is one of the Inter-City roads as officially pronounced by the Governor during the launch of Multi- billion infrastructural projects of his administration .


When completed,apart from enhancing trade and commerce, it will boost the confidence of the motoring and non motoring public especially in the smooth conveyance of farm products from the rural to urban areas.


Also,because of its importance and strategic location, the Inter-City road project to be flagged off on Thursday,will go a long way in reducing incessant accidents being usually experienced in the axis. 


The flag off holds at Erin-Osun ends of the road around, Erin-Osun Town Hall, Oke Awesin Area, Erin-Osun, by 10 o'clock in the morning.


Signed;

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Hon.Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment,

Osun State.


Osun State governor Ademola Aeleke is  set to flag off 5.68km Erin-Osun -Egbedi-Osogbo-Iwo Express road project on Thursday, 7/3/2024.


According to a press statement signed by the Commissioner for information and strategy Oluomo Kolapo Alimi on Tuesday in Osogbo, Osun State Capital, Senator (Dr) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke will on Thursday, 7th of March,2024, officially flag off the 5.68km Erin Osun - Egbedi- Osogbo/Iwo express road project to be embarked upon by his administration.



The statement reads:



His Excellency,The Executive Governor of Osun State , Senator (Dr) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke will,on Thursday,7th of March,2024, officially flag off the 5.68km Erin Osun - Egbedi- Osogbo/Iwo express road project to be embarked upon by his administration.


The project is one of the Inter-City roads as officially pronounced by the Governor during the launch of Multi- billion infrastructural projects of his administration .


When completed,apart from enhancing trade and commerce, it will boost the confidence of the motoring and non motoring public especially in the smooth conveyance of farm products from the rural to urban areas.


Also,because of its importance and strategic location, the Inter-City road project to be flagged off on Thursday,will go a long way in reducing incessant accidents being usually experienced in the axis. 


The flag off holds at Erin-Osun ends of the road around, Erin-Osun Town Hall, Oke Awesin Area, Erin-Osun, by 10 o'clock in the morning.


Signed;

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Hon.Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment,

Osun State.

Governors Adeleke, Makinde, Top Leaders Eulogize late Aderemi Sanni at 8th Day Fidau Prayer

Governors Adeleke, Makinde, Top Leaders Eulogize late Aderemi Sanni at 8th Day Fidau Prayer


Leaders from all walks of life today stormed the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan for the eighth day fidau prayer of late Alhaji Aderemi Tohir Sanni, the husband of Yeyeluwa of Edeland, Mrs Dupe Adeleke - Sani.


Governor Seyi Makinde and top officials of the Osun state government joined the Osun state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke and global business mogul, Dr Adedeji Adeleke at the Fidau prayer which was attended by family members, friends and associates of late Sanni and the Adeleke dynasty.


The prayer session which was conducted by a team of top ranking islamic clerics was led by Sheikh Akanni Olorunlomerue with the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Kazeem Akinleye;  the House Speaker, Rt Honourable Adewale Egbedun;  the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Teslim Igbalaye; the Chairman, Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives, Hon Bamidele Sallam and the State Chairman of Local Government Chairmen (ALGON), Hon Sarafadeen Awotunde Spain leading members of the National Assembly, State House of Assembly, State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries, Forum of Special Advisers, Forum of Senior Special Assistants, Board Chairmen and top officials in the prayer .


Leading traditional rulers from Oyo state were  led by the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Adeoye Ghandi while the Timi of Ede Land, Oba Muniru led other top traditional rulers from Osun state to the event.


The widow and the matriarch of the Adeleke dynasty in her tribute  described late Sanni as exceptionally supportive of her vision, noting that “his boldness and can-do spirit is infectious. 


“From him, I deepened my sense of persistence in pursuing my agenda and plans. From his daring exploits, I solidified my vision of achievements and attainments in worldly and religious matters”, Mrs Adeleke-Sanni noted


Governor Adeleke in his tribute said “we lost a mentor, a strong adviser, a facilitator and a pillar of support , before assuming office and now in government. Our late father was a selfless and public spirited leader, a colossus in business, politics and religious world. 


“In days of political wars, we find the later leader a calm and calculated point, offering invaluable advice and counsel. On many critical occasions he stood out for us, providing his insights and inputs that were very potent.


“I pay tribute to his decades of partnership not just with my sister , his wife , but the entire Adeleke dynasty. Our family has lost a strong ally, a man who selflessly  backed the family on several fronts. We praise his legacy as a family ; we salute his courage; and we applaud his philanthropism in service of God and man”, the Governor stated.


The Adeleke University in a tribute by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Solomon Ajayi Adebola said the sudden departure to eternal glory of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni is a personal loss to the management, academic and student communities of the Adeleke University, noting that “this transition is felt deeply by the university for many reasons.


“In our foundation and growth, Alhaji Sanni was a regular face with key roles in our development. At our take off and progression, Alhaji was a logistic supporter, a leader who supervised our makeup and is therefore part of our success story as a university


“We cannot forget in a hurry his multiple contributions even when the university has come of age. Alhaji Sanni was a constant factor as he remained ever available to assist in the  growth of the university.


“Aside from being our promoter and supporter, the deceased was a strong partner and husband of the mother of the university, Chief ( Mrs) Dupe Adeleke-Sanni. As a couple , the history of the university won't be complete without full reference to the duo. 


“As a university, we raise a flag of commendation, appreciation and gratitude for a life well spent, for indelible contributions to our academic growth and to decades of philanthropy for the young and the old”, the university boss posited.


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Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the State Governor


Leaders from all walks of life today stormed the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan for the eighth day fidau prayer of late Alhaji Aderemi Tohir Sanni, the husband of Yeyeluwa of Edeland, Mrs Dupe Adeleke - Sani.


Governor Seyi Makinde and top officials of the Osun state government joined the Osun state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke and global business mogul, Dr Adedeji Adeleke at the Fidau prayer which was attended by family members, friends and associates of late Sanni and the Adeleke dynasty.


The prayer session which was conducted by a team of top ranking islamic clerics was led by Sheikh Akanni Olorunlomerue with the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Kazeem Akinleye;  the House Speaker, Rt Honourable Adewale Egbedun;  the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Teslim Igbalaye; the Chairman, Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives, Hon Bamidele Sallam and the State Chairman of Local Government Chairmen (ALGON), Hon Sarafadeen Awotunde Spain leading members of the National Assembly, State House of Assembly, State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries, Forum of Special Advisers, Forum of Senior Special Assistants, Board Chairmen and top officials in the prayer .


Leading traditional rulers from Oyo state were  led by the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Adeoye Ghandi while the Timi of Ede Land, Oba Muniru led other top traditional rulers from Osun state to the event.


The widow and the matriarch of the Adeleke dynasty in her tribute  described late Sanni as exceptionally supportive of her vision, noting that “his boldness and can-do spirit is infectious. 


“From him, I deepened my sense of persistence in pursuing my agenda and plans. From his daring exploits, I solidified my vision of achievements and attainments in worldly and religious matters”, Mrs Adeleke-Sanni noted


Governor Adeleke in his tribute said “we lost a mentor, a strong adviser, a facilitator and a pillar of support , before assuming office and now in government. Our late father was a selfless and public spirited leader, a colossus in business, politics and religious world. 


“In days of political wars, we find the later leader a calm and calculated point, offering invaluable advice and counsel. On many critical occasions he stood out for us, providing his insights and inputs that were very potent.


“I pay tribute to his decades of partnership not just with my sister , his wife , but the entire Adeleke dynasty. Our family has lost a strong ally, a man who selflessly  backed the family on several fronts. We praise his legacy as a family ; we salute his courage; and we applaud his philanthropism in service of God and man”, the Governor stated.


The Adeleke University in a tribute by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Solomon Ajayi Adebola said the sudden departure to eternal glory of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni is a personal loss to the management, academic and student communities of the Adeleke University, noting that “this transition is felt deeply by the university for many reasons.


“In our foundation and growth, Alhaji Sanni was a regular face with key roles in our development. At our take off and progression, Alhaji was a logistic supporter, a leader who supervised our makeup and is therefore part of our success story as a university


“We cannot forget in a hurry his multiple contributions even when the university has come of age. Alhaji Sanni was a constant factor as he remained ever available to assist in the  growth of the university.


“Aside from being our promoter and supporter, the deceased was a strong partner and husband of the mother of the university, Chief ( Mrs) Dupe Adeleke-Sanni. As a couple , the history of the university won't be complete without full reference to the duo. 


“As a university, we raise a flag of commendation, appreciation and gratitude for a life well spent, for indelible contributions to our academic growth and to decades of philanthropy for the young and the old”, the university boss posited.


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Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the State Governor

Osun Governor Ademola Adeleke mourns passage of nollywood actor, Sisi Quadri

Osun Governor Ademola Adeleke mourns passage of nollywood actor, Sisi Quadri


The Governor of Osun State Ademola Adeleke has described the death of a popular nollywood actor, Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, popularly known as Sisi Quadri, as shocking and devastating.


The Iwo born Nollywood actor died at the age of 44 years, leaving his aged parents behind.


Gov. Adeleke made this known through a statement signed by the spokesperson to the Governor Mallam Olawale Rasheed. The Governor noted that Sisi Quadri was a delight to watch on the screen, radiating homes with laughter through his style of acting.


According to the statement, the governor commiserated with his immediate family, especially his aged father, Alhaji Oyebamiji, the people of Iwoland and the movie industry as a whole, urging them to take consolation in a life of impacts, particularly in the acting profession.


The statement reads in part;


"Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji (aka Sisi Quadri) was a delight to watch in movies. He was a great talent that illuminate homes and impart valuable messages. With his demise, the memory of the wonderful moments he created on the scenes, and more, the comical relief he inspires through his works will reverberate for years," the condolence message reads in parts.


"I mourn his loss knowing well the great talent that is gone. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, the people of Iwoland, the movie industry, and everyone touched by this devastating experience. 


"It is my sincere prayer that they get the strength to bear the hard moment his passage represents. May Almighty Allah grant him aljanah fridaos soul."


The Governor of Osun State Ademola Adeleke has described the death of a popular nollywood actor, Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, popularly known as Sisi Quadri, as shocking and devastating.


The Iwo born Nollywood actor died at the age of 44 years, leaving his aged parents behind.


Gov. Adeleke made this known through a statement signed by the spokesperson to the Governor Mallam Olawale Rasheed. The Governor noted that Sisi Quadri was a delight to watch on the screen, radiating homes with laughter through his style of acting.


According to the statement, the governor commiserated with his immediate family, especially his aged father, Alhaji Oyebamiji, the people of Iwoland and the movie industry as a whole, urging them to take consolation in a life of impacts, particularly in the acting profession.


The statement reads in part;


"Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji (aka Sisi Quadri) was a delight to watch in movies. He was a great talent that illuminate homes and impart valuable messages. With his demise, the memory of the wonderful moments he created on the scenes, and more, the comical relief he inspires through his works will reverberate for years," the condolence message reads in parts.


"I mourn his loss knowing well the great talent that is gone. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, the people of Iwoland, the movie industry, and everyone touched by this devastating experience. 


"It is my sincere prayer that they get the strength to bear the hard moment his passage represents. May Almighty Allah grant him aljanah fridaos soul."

Osun Gov Ademola Adeleke commissions Crescendo Sports Lounge in Osogbo

Osun Gov Ademola Adeleke commissions Crescendo Sports Lounge in Osogbo

...charges youths to risk investment opportunities 



Osun State Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has commissioned Crescendo Sports Lounge in Osogbo, urging the youths to take advantage of the enabling environment of the current administration of Osun State.


He tasked the youths to take investment risks and count their gains, even in the face of economic downturn bedeviling Nigeria.


This assertion was made by the Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, who represented the Governor at the commissioning of the investment project at Alekuwodo Osogbo, on Friday 23rd February, 2024.


Recall that the commissioner paid a final inspection tour to the project site barely a week ahead of the day of commissioning.


Crescendo Sports Lounge, a subsidiary of A1 Pinnacle Services Ltd, in partnership with the Osun State Government, is a realization of a dream of the current administration to turn Osun from Civil Service State to an industrialized one.


The Commissioner described the Sports Lounge as a laudable achievement of Governor Adeleke, whose yearning is wooing local and international investors, since his assumption of office, now yielding positive and physical results.


"I make bold to say that, what we are commissioning today is the first of its kind in the entire South West region. The materials, especially, the synthetic grass are of international standard. Its strategic location will no doubt attracts sports lovers within and outside the State. By this project, some of our youths will be gainfully employed and their mental alertness developed through various sporting activities. These will equally boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)", the Commissioner said.


According to the Commissioner, " the phase we are commissioning today is just the first phase. As you can see, the phase II, that will house other indoor games will equally be completed and commissioned in no distant future. Mr. Governor, as a lover of Sports, will be on ground to cut the tape".


He appealed to  the "youths and all sport lovers to use the opportunity of this facility to develop their God-given talents. An adage says 'an idle hand is the devil's workshop'. Don't just pay to watch a match, but develop your skills as well". 


"People who can risk investment are the ones to make gain in such an adventure. If there is no risk, there is no gain at the end of the day", he said.


"I want to laud the efforts of the Chief Executive Officer of A1 Pinnacle, Mr. Tunde Oladimeji, for deeming it fit to contribute his own quota to the development of our dear State. Other interested investors are assured of enabling environment to drive their businesses" Rev. Jenyo stated.


The Commissioner was accompanied by the Management team of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.


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...charges youths to risk investment opportunities 



Osun State Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has commissioned Crescendo Sports Lounge in Osogbo, urging the youths to take advantage of the enabling environment of the current administration of Osun State.


He tasked the youths to take investment risks and count their gains, even in the face of economic downturn bedeviling Nigeria.


This assertion was made by the Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, who represented the Governor at the commissioning of the investment project at Alekuwodo Osogbo, on Friday 23rd February, 2024.


Recall that the commissioner paid a final inspection tour to the project site barely a week ahead of the day of commissioning.


Crescendo Sports Lounge, a subsidiary of A1 Pinnacle Services Ltd, in partnership with the Osun State Government, is a realization of a dream of the current administration to turn Osun from Civil Service State to an industrialized one.


The Commissioner described the Sports Lounge as a laudable achievement of Governor Adeleke, whose yearning is wooing local and international investors, since his assumption of office, now yielding positive and physical results.


"I make bold to say that, what we are commissioning today is the first of its kind in the entire South West region. The materials, especially, the synthetic grass are of international standard. Its strategic location will no doubt attracts sports lovers within and outside the State. By this project, some of our youths will be gainfully employed and their mental alertness developed through various sporting activities. These will equally boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)", the Commissioner said.


According to the Commissioner, " the phase we are commissioning today is just the first phase. As you can see, the phase II, that will house other indoor games will equally be completed and commissioned in no distant future. Mr. Governor, as a lover of Sports, will be on ground to cut the tape".


He appealed to  the "youths and all sport lovers to use the opportunity of this facility to develop their God-given talents. An adage says 'an idle hand is the devil's workshop'. Don't just pay to watch a match, but develop your skills as well". 


"People who can risk investment are the ones to make gain in such an adventure. If there is no risk, there is no gain at the end of the day", he said.


"I want to laud the efforts of the Chief Executive Officer of A1 Pinnacle, Mr. Tunde Oladimeji, for deeming it fit to contribute his own quota to the development of our dear State. Other interested investors are assured of enabling environment to drive their businesses" Rev. Jenyo stated.


The Commissioner was accompanied by the Management team of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.


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