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Breaking: Lagos Speaker Loses Father

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Breaking: Lagos Speaker Loses Father

 

 

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has lost his father.

 

Breaking: Lagos Speaker Loses Father

Pa Suleimon Atanda Obasa, a businessman, passed on at the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 83.

Baba Obasa, a loving family man and community leader in his lifetime, was a successful businessman in the oil and gas and in the transportation sectors owning filling stations.

He was also reputed for his success in farming, through which many citizens have always been empowered.

A devoted Muslim, Pa Obasa dedicated his life to the service of Allah and mankind taking care of the needy and the less privileged.

He is survived by his wives, children and grandchildren among whom is the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

His remains would be interred at 4pm in the Agege (Old Abeokuta Motor Road) area of Lagos State, according to Islamic rites.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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The International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations confirms the Appointment of Amb. Ojadah

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The International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations confirms the Appointment of Amb. Ojadah

.. As Permanent Representative at UN Headquarters, New York, USA.

 

 

Global President and Chairman of the Supreme Council of the United International Peace and Governance Council (UNIPGC), recipient of the 2024 US President Joe Biden Lifetime Achievement Award, H.E. Ambassador. Dr. Jonathan Ojada has been approved and confirmed as the Permanent Representative of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations (IRDCUN-EU) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.

 

His confirmation took place on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

According to the IRDCUN-EU Permanent Representative at the UN Headquarters in New York, Amb. Ojada is expected to collaborate with small organizations abroad, international diplomatic clubs, parliaments, presidential palaces, royal families and diplomatic missions in all countries, as well as the European Union, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc.

 

 

Ambassador. Ojada was originally appointed to the position in February and was confirmed in June.

As such, he is authorized to exercise the powers and privileges of Ambassador and Head of Mission in Africa of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations.

The appointment was confirmed in a letter signed and presented by the President of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations, H.E. Oksana Cernovskaja .

According to the letter: “This appointment is confirmed in the exercise of the powers entrusted to me as President of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations – IRDCUN, in accordance with the statutes of the organization in Lithuania, the European Union.

“I hereby appoint you, Ambassador. Jonathan Emmamuzo Ojada as Permanent Representative of IRDCUN at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America, effective February 01, 2024.

“Your identification code is IRDCUN/MH-AFR/EU/HQ-07.”

Until this confirmation, Ambassador. Jonathan made a high-level diplomatic tour, including having the honor of meeting and greeting members of the government, Mayors of Lithuanian cities, and attending the awards event at the Presidential Palace where the winners of the Initiative of the President of Lithuania H. E. Gitanas Nausėda – Green Ideas Festival and World Environment Day were awarded. President of Lithuania. Together with the Honorable Member of the Seimas of Lithuania Ligita Girskienė, Hon. Minister of Environment Simonas Gentvilas, Mayor of Panevezys Rytis Mykolas Račkauskas, Director of Administration of the Klaipeda City Hall Andrius Žukas, which took place at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius.

HE. Ambassador. Dr. Jonathan Ojada’s courtesy visits to prominent Lithuanian personalities were organized by the President of the Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations, H.E. Oksana Chernovskaya accompanied by the ambassador. Dr. Rosalyn Adedoyin Amangbo is also appointed Ambassador for Diplomatic Relations and European African Economic Cooperation.

Other notable meetings included a discussion with Kristina L. Aleknene, Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (ULCC) in Vilnius, on opportunities for cooperation to expand investment in Africa and to enhance sponsorship of the Global Peace Congress scheduled for December 2-4. , 2024.

The IRDCUN delegation also met with Vidmantas Janulevičius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, which unites more than 54 Lithuanian industry and trade associations. On the same day, the delegation visited the European Union Information Center ahead of the EU parliamentary elections, which will take place on Sunday, 9 June 2024.

In addition, the IRDCUN delegation visited the office of the Algirdas Kamarauskas Vice-Mayor of Klaipeda, Lithuania, where productive meetings were held in preparation for the Global Peace Congress in Lithuania in December 2024 at Litexpo, Director Vaclav Stankiewicz of the Lithuanian Maritime Academy, Managing Partner Jonas Kondratas Nobel International Information Center in Klaipeda and productively visited Klaipeda University and the Klaipeda free economic zone. On June 11, a productive meeting was held at the office of the Vilnius Chamber of Commerce Industry and Craft with the director Dr. Almantas Danilevičius as part of the cooperation of participation of Lithuanian and Vilnius enterprises in the business program of the Global Peace Congress, organized by IRDCUN

 

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Rivers: Pro-Democracy Group Warns Chidi Lloyd, Other LG Chairmen to Vacate Office June 17

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The Pro-Democracy Coalition of Nigeria (P-DCN) has warned Chidi Lloyd, the chairman of Emohua and other Local Government heads in Rivers State to vacate office when their tenure expires.

Recall that a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had last month nullified tenure extension for the chairmen of the 23 local government areas in the state.

This was as the court declared the Local Government Law No.2 of 2024, which extended the tenure of local government chairmen by six months after the expiration of their tenure as invalid.

But Lloyd claimed that his tenure had been extended by six months by the same state assembly.

However, in a statement signed by its President, Comr. Jack Thomas, the group said it is “embarrassing and regrettable that such a brazen display of arrogance in ignorance can emanate from a local government chairman.”

Thomas added: “The local government chairman my be suffering from memory loss, or how will claim his tenure was extended by six months despite the Order of the Rivers State High Court nullifying the purported extension of tenure of local government chairmen by people who are not members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, owing to their to the loss of their seat as a result of their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) to the All Progressives Congress(APC).

“We also wish to remind Mr Chidi that, on May 21,2024, a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, nullified tenure extension of the tenure of the 23 local government chairmen in Rivers state.

“The court declared the Local Government Law No.2 of 2024, which extended the tenure of local government chairmen by six months after the expiration of their tenure as invalid.

“The court held that the law is inconsistent with the 1999 constitution and Section 9 (1) of Rivers State Law No 5 of 2018 which fixed three years for local government chairmen and councilors.

“This sound judgment was delivered by Justice, D.G. Kio, in suit number PHC/1320/CS/2024, which was instituted by Enyiada Cookey-Gam & 6 Ors vs. The Governor of Rivers State & Ors.

“The Court also affirmed that the lawful tenure for LG chairmen and councillors remained three years as stipulated by the 2018 law, saying any attempt to extend the tenure is unlawful, and violates the officials’ oath of office.

“The chairman of Emohua local government should not ridicule himself in his last few days in office but should be offering apologies to his people for his poor performance in office.

“Mr Chidi must not incur the wrath of Rivers people by refusing to leave office when his tenure expires on June 17th, 2024, as there will be no extension to his tenure, not even for a day.

“We also use this opportunity to call on security agencies to deal decisively with the likes of Chidi should they indulge in acts that will affect the peace and security of Rivers State.”

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Enilolobo Lauds Tinubu’s First Year, 25th Anniversary Of The Mandate Movement

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In a commemorative event held at the Police Ground in Ikeja, Lagos, Hon. Abdullahi Ayinde Enilolobo, the Lagos State Chairman of The Mandate Movement, addressed the press to mark a trio of significant anniversaries: the 25th Anniversary of The Mandate Movement, the one-year anniversary of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, and the 31st Anniversary of the June 12 election annulment.

 

Enilolobo Lauds Tinubu’s First Year, 25th Anniversary Of The Mandate Movement

Enilolobo’s speech emphasized the progress and ongoing challenges in Nigeria’s democratic journey. He reminded attendees of the slow but steady march towards a robust democratic system, likening Nigeria’s progress to historical precedents in the UK and the US, where democracy took centuries to fully develop.

“June 12th is a reminder of democracy’s enduring beauty,” Enilolobo said. “We haven’t achieved all our goals, but we are not regressing. Democracy is a continuous process, and the 2023 elections represented a significant improvement over previous ones.”

Reflecting on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s role in Nigeria’s democratic evolution, Enilolobo highlighted Tinubu’s pivotal sacrifices during the pro-democracy struggles of the 1990s. He portrayed Tinubu as a key figure who risked everything to challenge Nigeria’s military dictatorship.

“President Tinubu stood out as a colossus during the fight for the June 12 election, risking his life and property for the sake of democracy,” Enilolobo noted. He emphasized that Tinubu’s presidency marked a departure from military rule, bringing a pro-democracy activist to the helm for the first time.

Enilolobo also praised several accomplishments of Tinubu’s first year in office:

Student Loan Initiative**: A milestone achievement with over 60,000 applications from underprivileged students.

Infrastructure Development**: The construction of the Lagos-Calabar Highway, expected to benefit over 50,000 Nigerians and boost economic opportunities.

Central Bank Reforms: Efforts to establish accountability and reduce politicization.

Oil Sector Improvements: Notable strides in combating oil theft and vandalism, with significant recoveries of stolen crude and operational refineries in Port Harcourt and Warri.

The event also celebrated the growth and influence of The Mandate Movement. Enilolobo announced plans for nationwide expansion, mobilizing diverse societal sectors to support democratic principles and the current administration.

“The Mandate Group is committed to defending the mandate of President Tinubu and promoting unity, justice, and liberty across Nigeria,” Enilolobo declared.

The gathering concluded with an optimistic call for continued dedication to Nigeria’s democratic development, reinforcing the collective efforts needed to sustain progress and overcome challenges.

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