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Hon. Prince Taiwo Ajibade Oyekan: An Account Of Stewardship In Brief

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Hon. Prince Taiwo Ajibade Oyekan: An Account Of Stewardship In Brief

Hon. Prince Taiwo Ajibade Oyekan: An Account Of Stewardship In Brief

 

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The Deputy Leader Of Lagos Island Local Government Legislative Arm and Executive Director Of Kolawole Ajibade Oyekan Foundation.

 

Hon. Prince Taiwo Ajibade Oyekan: An Account Of Stewardship In Brief

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Hon. Prince Taiwo Ajibade Oyekan has distinguished himself among his Contemporaries with Record-Breaking Achievements in Lagos and beyond.

The High-Ranking Council Legislator has executed People-centric, Community Development Projects and Social Intervention Programmes with Positive and Direct impacts on the Residents of Lagos Island Local Government and beyond; Particularly, the Elderly Citizens, Widows, Vulnerable, Physically Challenged Persons and Youths.

The Iconic Lagos Prince is a Philanthropist Par Excellence. A Friend of the Young and Old.

Prince Oyekan is an Advocate of Good Governance.

A Development Enthusiast cum Social Crusader.

HON. PRINCE TAIWO AJIBADE OYEKAN’s Action Plan spans through:

• Human Capital Development
• Economic Empowerment cum Poverty Alleviation
• Universal Basic And Tertiary Education Development
• Community Development Project And Social Intervention
• Training And Skill Acquisition Programme For Locals
• Youth Development cum Mentorship
• Public Health
• Peace Advocacy

HON. PRINCE TAIWO AJIBADE OYEKAN’s ACHIEVEMENTS IN BRIEF

Over the years, HON. PRINCE TAIWO AJIBADE OYEKAN has empowered Thousands of Vulnerable, Widows, Widowers, Artisans and Technicians with Equipment and disbursed Grants to Small and Medium Business Owners to promote the development of Local Economy, Self-reliance and Prosperity for all.

Prince OYEKAN has Lifted and Rekindled Hope of Residents of Lagos Island Local Government and Its Neighbouring Communities.

In His Periodic Economic Empowerment cum Social Intervention Programme in 2019,
Work Tools, Cash Gifts and Free Food Items had been given to the Less-Privileged; People Living With Disabilities, Elderly Citizens, Widows and Widowers On Lagos Island Local Government.

Prince Oyekan reconstructed two Trunk C Road Networks on Lagos Island Local Government to ease Pedestrian Mobility within the Communities, Promote Local Economy, Environmental Sustainability and Aesthetics.

As part of his efforts to promote the Development of Universal Basic and Tertiary Education, Prince Oyekan organised Free Summer Coaching and Career Talks for over 1,500 Primary and Secondary School Students.

The Participating Students were trained in Skills Acquisition such as Computer-Digital Literacy, Tailoring and Fashion Designing, Catering and Baking, Cosmetology, Musicology, Soap and Disinfectants Production.

He has also Presented Scholarships to Indigent Students and distributed Learning Materials worth millions of Naira across the Island.

In 2023, Prince Oyekan gifted Free 100 JAMB/UTME Forms to Students seeking admissions into Tertiary Institutions to lessen financial burdens on Parents and Guardians.
Transportation Fares were also given to Candidates.

Prince Oyekan places Priority on Formal and Informal Education.

To cushion the resultant effects of the Prevailing economic hardship and Fuel Subsidy Removal in the country, Prince Oyekan distributed Free Assorted Food Items to the Vulnerable on Lagos Island Local Government and its adjoining communities.

During Festive Seasons, He distributes Bags of Rice, Live Chickens and Cash Gifts across Lagos Island Local Government for Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
He also organises End of The Year Party for Children.
A Social Gathering designed to celebrate the Youngsters and Inspire them for the future

The Physically-Challenged were not left out as they received Relief Items from Prince Oyekan annually.

HON. PRINCE TAIWO AJIBADE OYEKAN
Constructed Borehole Water Systems on Lagos Island Local Government to curb Water Supply shortage and meet daily usage of Residents.

He Organises Periodic Environmental Sanitation Exercise to ensure a Healthier and Habitable Community.

On Monday, January 1, 2024,
Prince Oyekan Presented Gift Items to New Year Day Babies and Nursing Mothers in Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos.

In one of his Medical Outreach Programmes,
A One-Day Seminar was organised for Residents of Lagos Island to create Awareness on Personal Hygiene and Community Health.

To promote Grassroot Sports Development and Talent Hunting, Prince Oyekan organised Football Match Competitions for the Youths across Lagos Island Local Government.
This is to further Provide a Veritable Platform for Young Footballers and Athletes.

The Frontline Council Legislator has Sponsored several Sporting Events.
In November 2023, Prince Oyekan Sponsored St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Inter-House Sports Competition.

On Friday, 22 December 2023,
Prince Oyekan donated Utility Bus to a Lagos Community Security Outfit, The Isale Eko Community Anti-Crime Team (Folumo).
This is to further improve Security of Lives and Properties on Lagos Island Local Government and the Mainland.

In one of his inspiring Speeches,
the Deputy Leader of Lagos Island Local Government Legislative Arm reiterated his commitment to People-centric Programmes and Community-Social Intervention.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: URGENT APPEAL FOR PEACE AND SECURITY IN RIVERS STATE: A CALL TO ACTION FOR THE PRESIDENT*

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**PUBLIC NOTICE: URGENT APPEAL FOR PEACE AND SECURITY IN RIVERS STATE: A CALL TO ACTION FOR THE PRESIDENT**

Dear Esteemed Citizens of Nigeria,

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As concerned citizens and representatives of the Dwellers of Coastal and Waterways Communities of Africa (DCWCA), our hearts weigh heavy with concern for the safety and security of our beloved nation, particularly in Rivers State. Recent developments have seen allover the internet news online a troubling plot that threatens to undermine the peace and stability painstakingly built by our coastal communities.

We are gravely disturbed by reports indicating a sinister scheme aimed at disrupting the commendable efforts of Royal Fouchee Security Limited, spearheaded by the esteemed Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari. It pains us deeply to learn that the very guardians of our security, the Nigeria Security Agencies, are allegedly orchestrating an assault on the dedicated workers of Royal Fouchee Security Agency and other private security entities in Rivers State.

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In this hour of uncertainty, we turn our eyes to the highest office of the land, the esteemed President of Nigeria, with an impassioned plea for intervention. Mr. President, we beseech you to heed our call and use your authority to halt any actions that may endanger the lives and well-being of our coastal citizens. Your decisive action is imperative in preventing further escalation of tensions and preserving the peace that is the lifeblood of our coastal communities.

While we cannot definitively prove the political undertones behind these alarming developments, the whispers of suspicion linger in the air. It is incumbent upon our leaders to rise above partisan interests and prioritize the safety and security of every Nigerian, particularly those in our coastal regions who are vulnerable to various challenges.

Let us not forget the lessons of our past, where political differences were allowed to sow seeds of discord and division among our coastal brethren. Instead, let us unite in solidarity, transcending political boundaries to safeguard the sanctity of our democracy and the welfare of our coastal people.

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Mr. President, we implore you to intervene swiftly and decisively, sending a clear message that the security and well-being of every coastal Nigerian is non-negotiable. Your actions today will shape the destiny of our nation and reaffirm our collective commitment to peace, unity, and progress.

With unwavering hope and trust in your leadership,

Dwellers of Coastal and Waterways Communities of Africa (DCWCA)
[Tom Inko-Tariah ACI arb
President/CEO]

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Edi Abali Group Raises Alarm Over Security Threat to Ancestral Home, Assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

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Edi Abali Group Raises Alarm Over Security Threat to Ancestral Home, Assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The Edi Abali Group has raised an alarm concerning a security threat to the ancestral home and assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, the Paramount Ruler of Edi Abali Group of War Canoe and Chieftaincy Houses in the Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, by the military.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edi Abali Group Raises Alarm Over Security Threat to Ancestral Home, Assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

 

 

 

 

 

In a public notice issued by the Edi Abali Group it states that credible intelligence has revealed plans by elements within the 103 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Obuama to provoke a confrontation and disrupt the peace in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the notice, the plot specifically targets Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, who is currently out of the country. The army allegedly plans to exploit his absence in order to create a crisis that could be wrongly attribited to the community members, resulting in attacks on innocent individuals. The Edi Abali Group clarifies that there are no issues between their community, the army, and Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari or his company, Royal Fouche Services Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notice highlights that the tensions arose after Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari spoke out about the involvement of some elements of the Nigerian Army in oil bunkering activities in the Niger Delta. These activities reportedly deprived the government of the much-needed revenue, leading to displeasure among these elements. The group believes that they are deliberately instigating a crisis involving the personnel of Royal Fouche Services to justify an attack on innocent indigenes of the Kalabari communities, particularly in Obuama where Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari is based, as well as the 103 Battalion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Mpakaboari Pankin Braide said,

 

 

“The army in Obuama is aware of his absence from the country and plans to exploit this to create a crisis, which will be wrongly attributed to community members, leading to attacks on innocent individuals.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Edi Abali Group calls upon the Nigerian Army to be aware of this plot and to ensure that they are not manipulated into compromising peace and security in the area. They also highlight the proven record of collaboration between Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari and Royal Fouche Services Limited with security agencies in combating terrorism, kidnapping, and insurgency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group aims to inform the public, as well as the people of Kalabari and Rivers State, about this planned provocation targeting innocent individuals, including Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari. They emphasize his commitment to supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government and Governor Sim Fubara-led Rivers State Governments in ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Said Mr Mpakaboari Pankin Braide

Secretary Edi Abali Group Of War Canoe and Chieftaincy Houses,

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We want the public, people of Kalabari and Rivers State to be aware of this planned provocation targeting innocent individuals, including Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, who remains committed to supporting the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government and Governor Sim Fubara-led Rivers State Governments in ensuring safety and security for all Nigerians.”

 

 

 

 

 

Released and signed by;

Mr Mpakaboari Pankin Braide

Secretary Edi Abali Group Of War Canoe and Chieftaincy Houses

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Nigeria: The Changing Governance Story

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Today, however, Nigeria is home to the largest single-train refinery in the world, with the capacity to process 650,000 barrels of crude per day

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Nigeria: The Changing Governance Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Temitope Ajayi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Tracking many stories of remarkable progress currently taking place in Nigeria can be a challenging task. This is so because these important stories are lost to some who daily indulge in the cacophony of adverse reports. These negative news often dominates the headlines.

 

 

 

 

Nigeria: The Changing Governance Story

 

 

 

 

 

With a 24-hour news cycle that tends to focus mainly on distasteful narratives, several Nigerians have been made to accept the view that nothing good is happening in their country.

Those who rely on the mainstream media and social media as the only sources of news and information they consume are the worst hit by the cycle of misinformation that portrays our country as descending rapidly to the edge of the precipice. However, the reality is different: the country is making progress in leaps and bounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Swedish physician and Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute, Hans Rosling, his son, Ola Rosling, and daughter-in-law, Anna Rosling, extensively dwell on this subject in “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think,” a book published in 2018. In the book, the authors demonstrate that most people are made to hold the wrong notion about the state of the world because the media project data, analyse trends and select stories to make people assume that things are getting worse around them. The authors assert that a majority of people view the world as poorer, less healthy, and a more dangerous place to live in than it actually is. In other words, many people believe they are living in a worse period in the history of mankind because of misinformation.

 

The same situation the Roslings describe in their book is at play in Nigeria, where individuals, interest groups, activists, analysts, self-serving politicians, and opposition elements constantly project and amplify negative stories.

It is as if we are in a race with those who can say the most horrible things about our country. Yet, we have an abundance of good stories to tell the world. We seem so numb to the good news that we are dismissive of breakthroughs and innovative trends. For instance, we downplay the significance of Dangote Petroleum Refinery and its possibilities to reflate the economy.

 

Many people forgot so soon that we had been importing petroleum products for over three decades because the state-owned refineries are moribund. Our national economy bled, and the country was in a fiscal cul-de-sac for those years as a result of subsidy payments on petroleum products.

 

Today, however, Nigeria is home to the largest single-train refinery in the world, with the capacity to process 650,000 barrels of crude per day. Cynics do not see this as a breakthrough.

 

Nigerians who are 60 years old and below started seeing modern rail infrastructure in 2016 when the All Progressives Congress-led administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the standard gauge rail system, beginning with the Abuja-Kaduna route, later Lagos-Ibadan and then the Warri-Itakpe.

 

The national rail modernisation project is progressing with Kano-Katsina-Maradi and Kano-Kaduna standard gauge rail projects at different stages of completion. The contractor working on the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri narrow gauge recently announced the completion of the Port Harcourt-Aba section. While the Federal Government is rallying stakeholders to promote economic integration across the country, the Lagos State Government recently launched two metro rail lines -Blue and Red Rail lines – as part of the state’s elaborate master plan to build a modern and efficient megacity. Like Lagos State, there are visible signs of remarkable, quantifiable progress in several other states, including Kaduna, Kano, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Kebbi, Borno, Gombe, Oyo, Ekiti and Ogun, among others.

 

A few weeks ago, the President Bola Tinubu-led administration embarked on the construction of the 700 kilometres Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway that will connect nine coastal states in another bold move to bolster economic growth further and open up the country to productive economic activities.

 

While it may be very easy for critics and other armchair analysts to ignore these developments and their significance to remaking Nigeria, there is no gainsaying that these projects and many more that are ongoing or about to be instituted across critical sectors are the core of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda. Indeed, it is hard to process why the so-called critics and cynics can not see the Lagos-Calabar Highway project as a clear demonstration of the President’s commitment to harnessing the potential of our renascent Blue Economy.

 

Despite what is bandied by the most vociferous critics

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