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Hajj 2024 : Celebrating The Journey Of Akede Osupa : A Tribute to Gratitude and Faith

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Hajj 2024 : Celebrating The Journey Of Akede Osupa : A Tribute to Gratitude and Faith

Hajj 2024 : Celebrating The Journey Of Akede Osupa : A Tribute to Gratitude and Faith

 

In the vibrant tapestry of Nigeria’s entertainment scene, few figures command as much respect and admiration as Alhaji Abdul. Lateef, also known by his appellation Akede Osupa Olufimo 1. Serving as the Official Master of Ceremonies for the renowned Fuji musician Alhaji King Dr. Saheed Osupa, Alhaji Abd. Lateef has carved a niche for himself, embodying professionalism, dedication, and a profound sense of gratitude.

 

 

Hajj 2024 : Celebrating The Journey Of Akede Osupa : A Tribute to Gratitude and Faith

Recently, in an interview with 1STELEVEN9JATV, Alhaji Abdul. Lateef shared insights into his journey, expressing deep thankfulness to several key influences in his life. His narrative is a heartfelt testament to the power of faith, the support of community, and the transformative experience of performing Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

*A Life Steeped in Gratitude*

In the interview, Alhaji Abd. Lateef began by offering thanks to God, acknowledging the divine guidance that has steered his path. He also paid homage to the Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W), whose teachings and example have profoundly influenced his life and work. This spiritual foundation, he emphasized, is the cornerstone of his resilience and success.

His gratitude extended to his parents, who have been his pillars of support, nurturing his dreams and aspirations from a young age. Their unwavering belief in his potential has been a source of strength, motivating him to strive for excellence in all his endeavors.

*Special Thanks to Alhaji King Dr. Saheed Osupa*

Alhaji Abd. Lateef reserved special thanks and prayers for Alhaji King Dr. Saheed Osupa, his mentor and colleague. He attributed much of his professional growth and visibility to the opportunities provided by the celebrated Fuji maestro. The bond between them goes beyond professional collaboration; it is a relationship grounded in mutual respect and shared vision.

“Saheed Osupa has been more than just a musician I work with,” Alhaji Abd. Lateef remarked. “He is a friend, a brother, and a mentor whose influence has shaped my career in immeasurable ways.”

*Acknowledging Community and Mentorship*

Furthermore, Alhaji Abd. Lateef expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Ẹgbẹ Somori Club of Bariga and Alhaji Moriwiyu Olukayode Bakare. These individuals and groups have been instrumental in his journey, providing a network of support and encouragement that has propelled him forward.

He also gave special thanks to Baba Egbe Obaneye Okunrin Akile Ijebu, Otun Folasadinni Of Ijebu Land. Their guidance and support, he noted, have been crucial in his professional and personal development.

The culmination of Alhaji Abd. Lateef’s gratitude narrative was his recent pilgrimage to Mecca. Performing Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and holds profound spiritual significance for Muslims. It represents a physical and spiritual journey, symbolizing purification, devotion, and unity among believers.

Alhaji Abd. Lateef described his Hajj experience as transformative, offering him a renewed sense of purpose and spiritual rejuvenation. He expressed his profound gratitude to all who made this pilgrimage possible, recognizing it as a milestone in his spiritual journey.

Alhaji Abd. Lateef’s story is a powerful reminder of the importance of gratitude, faith, and community in navigating life’s journey. His acknowledgments reflect a deep appreciation for the support and opportunities that have shaped his path. As he continues to excel in his role as the Official MC for Alhaji King Dr. Saheed Osupa, his story serves as an inspiration to many, underscoring the significance of humility, thankfulness, and unwavering faith.

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RIVERS UNREST: IGP CONDEMNS KILLING OF OFFICERS, SECURITY THREAT, ORDERS INVESTIGATIONS, HEIGHTENED SECURITY

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Commiserates with Family, Loved Ones of Deceased

 

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, condemns in the strongest terms the recent outbreak of violence and subsequent breakdown of law and order at various Local Government Council secretariats in Rivers State, where supporters of two political factions clashed over the tenure of Local Government Council Chairmen, which unfortunately led to the tragic deaths of a Police Officer – Inspector David Mgbada, and Samuel Nwigwe, a vigilante member at Eberi-Omuma in Omuma LGA.

 

In response to these heinous acts, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Olatunji Disu, to heighten security measures across the state and institute thorough investigations into the killing of the police officer and the vigilante operative, as well as the general violence which erupted in the state. The IGP has specifically deployed operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to assist the Rivers State Command in apprehending the killers of the police officer and the vigilante member. The IGP seriously warns individuals and groups of people who have a penchant for senseless attacks and mindless killings of police officers and other security operatives across the country to desist forthwith as the fullest force of the law will be meted on them.

 

The CP has also been directed to focus on increased patrols, strategic deployment of officers, and enhanced intelligence operations to prevent further violence and ensure the safety of all residents. The IGP extends heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the deceased police officer and the vigilante member noting that their dedication and sacrifice in the line of duty will not be taken for granted.

 

The Inspector General of Police calls on all residents and political stakeholders in the State to exercise restraint and seek peaceful means of resolving differences.

 

ACP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra, fCAI,

FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FOR: INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE

 

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CSOs back Shippers Council Regulatory Bill

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CSOs back Shippers Council Regulatory Bill

 

A group of 45 civil society groups under the auspices of the Coalition of Civil Society Groups in Nigeria for Promotion of Accountability and Transparency in Governance (CCSGNPATG) have thrown their weight behind the proposed Nigeria Shippers Council regulatory agency.

 

Recall that the Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigeria Shippers’ Council Act and enact the Shipping and Port Economic Regulatory Agency Bill and Related Matter passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

 

This crucial legislation aims to empower the Nigerian Shippers Council to effectively regulate the shipping industry, protect the interests of shippers, and promote economic growth.

 

Speaking on behalf of the groups at a press conference on Monday,  Patriot Nwogu Ndubisi hailed the

Committee on Shipping Services for its inclusivity, giving stakeholders the platform to make inputs to the bill at a public hearing.

 

He said the bill will bring much-needed transparency, accountability, and efficiency to the sector while strengthening the Shippers Council’s regulatory powers, reduce costs, increase competition, and improve service delivery.

 

He, therefore, said that the passage of this bill will have a positive impact on the Nigerian economy and the lives of citizens.

 

“Our coalition is pleased to note that 99% of the opinions expressed at the public hearing were in favour of the Bill as presented,” Ndubisi added.

 

“We also note that a few amendments were suggested, which the House Committee on Shipping Services, ably led by Honourable Abdulsamad Dansuki, has promised to take notice of. Such an accommodating disposition is what the electorates expect of our lawmakers, and we look forward to the House sustaining this trend.

 

“We want to specifically commend the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Rt. Hon. Tajudden Abbas for the speedy consideration of the Bill by the People’s House under his leadership.

 

“This is even as we use this opportunity to appeal to the Right Honourable Speaker to help sustain this tempo given the significance of this bill and its importance to the national economy and the positive impact it would have on the lives of citizens.

 

“We, therefore, plead with Senate President Godswill Akpabio that Nigerians are eager to see the Senate replicate the pace the House has adopted in treating the Bill.

 

“We are of the view that such accelerated handling of the Shipping Council Regulatory Bill aligns with the Senate President’s avowal to tackle inflation, economic hardship, and difficulties that Nigerians are facing. We look forward to commending the Senate for the manner it will treat the bill when it comes to the Red Chamber for concurrence.

 

“Our final appeal goes to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his speedy assent when the Bill is transmitted to the Presidency. With the passion he has shown for rebooting Nigeria’s economy to its optimum, we do not doubt that Mr President will greet the Shipping Council Regulatory Bill with the same urgency with which the Students Loan Bill was greeted to become an Act.

 

“Meanwhile, we laud the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola for getting it right with the Shipping Council Regulatory Bill.  The support he has mobilised so far shows his level of transparency and zeal to regulate the maritime economy. Posterity will be kind to him and all his subordinates who made the progress of the Bill a reality.

 

“To our compatriots, Nigerians, we ask that as stakeholders we continue to collectively support our lawmakers in the National Assembly to make the eventual delivery of a ‘Shipping Council Regulatory Act’ a reality.“

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Sallah: Buratai Felicitates Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

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Sallah: Buratai Felicitates Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

Sallah: Buratai Felicitates Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai felicitates Muslims on the occasion of Eid Kabir Sallah celebration, calling for peaceful coexistence among Citizens irrespective of ethno-religious difference.
In a speech delivered shortly after the Eid Prayer, Buratai emphasized the importance of prayer in addressing the challenges of life and security in Nigeria.
The remark, which was given in an interview with a journalist shortly after Eid prayer, stated, “Prayer is the weapon of the believer, so there is a need for prayers for peace and prosperity in the country.”
“I also want to use this occasion to urge the community to cooperate with the security forces to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
“There is need to remind ourselves on this special occasion of the significance of unity, prayer, and cooperation in building a peaceful and prosperous society”. Buratai said.
Sallah: Buratai Felicitates Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

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