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Alleged Attack: Edo Community Protests, Seeks Oba, Govt, Securities Intervention By Elvis Omoregie

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Alleged Attack: Edo Community Protests, Seeks Oba, Govt, Securities Intervention

By Elvis Omoregie

 

 

 

 

The women and youths of Obagie N’ Evbuosa community in Ikpoba- Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, yesterday, cried out to the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, the Palace of the Oba of Benin, and the Security Agencies to urgently come to their aid and investigate the activities of a former youth leader (Okhaghele) of the community, Mr Festus Ekenaiye Edegbe.

 

Alleged Attack: Edo Community Protests, Seeks Oba, Govt, Securities Intervention
By Elvis Omoregie

 

 

They alleged that he is orchestrating various crimes against the people of the community.

The women in their large numbers made the cry during a protest march to the elders council to register their displeasure over what they described as incessant harassment of the people by the police and other heinous crimes orchestrated by one Festus Ekenaiye Edegbe a former youth leader (Okhaghele) of the community against the people of the community.

They alleged that, Obagie N’ Evbuosa that was once a peaceful community has suddenly become a troubled land for both the children, the youths and the elders all because of the former youth leader who continued to sponsor various attacks against them which includes kidnapping, police harassment and many more.

Speaking for the protesters, Mrs Anthonian Igbinedion, the daughter of second in command (Ozukpogieva) in the community alleged that, they no longer sleep at night, or go to farm, market or open their shops for businesses owing to the fear of being attacked.

“Nobody sleeps at night again, no one walked around again, we can’t go to the market, farm or open our shops. This is not the only Obagie in Edo state. We’re begging the Oba, the state government and security agencies to please help us return peace to Obagie and rescue us from the hands of Ekenaiye Festus Edegbe.

“We came out today to protest against Ekenaiye, the son of Edegbe. He’s not the first to serve as youth leader (Okhaghele) in Obagie community. More than four persons have held the position before him after spending three to four years, they will step down for other person, but for him after spending seven years and nine months, he refused to step down.

” The palace has spoken to him, the community has spoken to him, he said he will not listen. Now, he is attacking our people and wasting our money”, she alleges.

Also speaking, Mrs Enofe Enogie, alleged that, since the said Ekenaiye became youth leader in the the community, there has been no peace any more in the community and now they have a new youth leader (Okhaghele) the person of Uyi Igiebor who is doing everything to develop the community and restore peace to the people “we are calling on the state government to come and help us so that our new Okhaghele can develop the community.

Receiving the protesters on behalf of the elders of the community, one of the secretaries to the community, Mr. Kennedy Edokpolor appreciated the protesters for the peaceful demonstration and advised them not to worry that the elders, Odionwere, Enogie and the entire community are with them in the protest that everything will soon come to an end.

“We the elders thanked you for the peaceful demonstration and as you can see, most of the elders aren’t around and it is this same thing they are pursuing in town all because of the atrocity and problem Festus Edegbe has put the community.

“So, we are assuring you that the end will soon be seen and the end is approaching and we assure you that we shall soon see the end”, he assured.

Mr Edokpolor said the palace has taken a decision and the elders have also taken a decision to install another youth leader (Okhaghele), the person of Uyi Igiebor since his installation has been doing well the people loved him.

The new youth leader Okhaghele of the community Mr Uyi Igiebor, advised the women to remain calm that they are all one and peace will return soon to the community.

He said he didn’t make himself the youth leader (Okhaghele) it’s the decision of the Odionwere and the palace of the Oba of Benin and it should bind everybody in the community.

Reacting to the allegations Mr Festus Edegbe Ekenaiye denied all the allegations and said the matter is before the palace of the Oba of Benin.

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Ogun To Begin Sales Of 100 Trucks Load Of Rice At Cheaper Rate-Abiodun …the poor, elderly, vulnerable to get free allocation

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…the poor, elderly, vulnerable to get free allocation

 

 

 

Ogun State has purchased 100 trucks load of rice to be sold at cheaper rates to residents of the state to cushion the effect of the rise in the prices of goods in the country.

The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this on Wednesday while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Prince Abiodun disclosed that the rice would be subsidized and made available at the rate it was before the recent astronomical rise in the prices of the commodities.

He, however, said the poor, the elderly, and the vulnerable would enjoy free allocation.

“We have decided to give our people foodstuffs like rice, garri, beans. I have ordered almost 100 trailers of rice, they will start offloading them tomorrow (today).

“We have decided that the poor, the elderly, and the vulnerable will be given the rice free of charge, while others will have to buy the rice at the price we formally bought it before the dollar rose very high so that it won’t be a one-off and we can continue till the issue of the dollar is settled,” he said.

Governor Abiodun assured the people of Ogun State that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fully in charge and knows what he is doing.

According to him, the President is on top of the situation, adding that Nigerians will soon start seeing the manifestation of the several policies put in place to curtail the rising inflation

He added that the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Yemi Cardoso, at a meeting he had with him, has assured that the dollar would soon fall.

“Everything we are experiencing at the moment is very transient, it will soon pass away. Let me assure you, the meeting we had yesterday (Tuesday) and today (Wednesday) after I left that meeting this evening, I am convinced that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fully in charge. He knows what he is doing.

“With the plan that he has begun to implement, you will soon begin to see the change. We must remain very hopeful.

“The last meeting I had was with the CBN Governor. He said I should quote him and tell you that, very soon, the dollar will crash,” he said.

Abiodun noted that his administration in realization of the present hardship facing the country took some steps to cushion the effect, even as he recalled that an intervention worth more than N5 billion was announced by his administration last week.

Tertiary students of Ogun State origin across the country will receive N50,000 each, the governor said.

The secondary and primary school category with about 800,000 students, Prince Abiodun noted, will be done in phases, with the first phase, comprising 100,000 students getting N10,000 each.

Those not captured now would get five exercise books while waiting for the next phase.

The governor said women and the elderly would benefit from free medical care with insurance cards worth N18,000.

Abiodun further noted that his administration would set aside about N500 million monthly to offset the payment of deductions for civil servants in the state public service.

Governor Abiodun urged Nigerians, especially the youths not to allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous elements to disrupt the peace of the country.

“It is now so bad that they have planned to use our youths, give them money to disrupt the peace of the country by staging protests.

“What we going through isn’t what other countries around the world haven’t also experienced. But they were very patriotic, calm because they know the solution is on the way,” he said.

 

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WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

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WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-Corruption, led by Hon. Damilare Bello today continues with its sittings with a clarification that the invitation extended to the former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdul-Waheed Odusile and the SSA to the Governor on Media, Emmanuel Ojo was not an indictment but rather to seek clarifications on the audit report of the Ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Bello issued the clarification today during the Committee’s meeting with the officials of the State Hospitals Management Board at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Committee Chairman in company of other members including Honourables Musefiu Lamidi, Dickson Awolaja, Wahab Haruna, Yusuf Amosun, Folawewo Salami, Lawal Samsideen and Waliu Owode noted that the sitting was not meant to witch- hunt but to put the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government on their toes in the prudent management of government resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He recalled that at the last sitting of the Committee, there was a misinformation in some sections of the media insinuating fraudulent practices, cautioning that the Committee had not indicted anyone but merely considering issues raised in the audit reports with a view to addressing them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He stated, “on Monday at our last sitting, there was a misinformation that this Honourable House has indicted the ex- Commissioner and the SSA (Media), we have not indicted anyone. We have only used the media to invite them for clarification on the Auditor General reports in line with our constitutional responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to note that the this House has no reason to witch-hunt anyone. We are only making sure the people see our Governor working alongside with the legislators with the right procedure to achieve all the Government lofty policies and programmes”, he stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He urged the public to disregard the scandal rumour, saying not everything found on the media space might be the right picture of things coming from the Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He called on Heads of MDAs to work together with the Assembly in blocking all leakages and help promote accountability and transparency in the running of government in the State.

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TINUBU APPOINTS DCG KEMI NANNA NANDAP AS COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

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PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS DCG KEMI NANNA NANDAP AS COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

 

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DCG Kemi Nanna Nandap to serve as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), effective from March 1, 2024.

 

TINUBU APPOINTS DCG KEMI NANNA NANDAP AS COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

DCG Nandap takes over from Mrs. Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, whose term in office expires on February 29, 2024.

Before her appointment as Comptroller-General, Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of the Migration Directorate of the Service.

The President anticipates that the new Comptroller-General will deepen the ongoing reforms in the service and create a robust mechanism for efficient and dedicated service delivery to Nigerians, as well as strengthen the nation’s security through proactive and effective border security and migration management.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 21, 2024

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