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Kogi: My lawyer’s name is ‘my lawyer’, witness tells Tribunal, says ‘I spoke to him in vernacular

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Kogi: My lawyer’s name is ‘my lawyer’, witness tells Tribunal, says ‘I spoke to him in vernacular’

. I forgot to say I was SDP agent in my deposition – Witness

. Sitting adjourned to April 4 for continuation of hearing

 

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Hearing continued at the Kogi State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday with four witnesses testifying for the petitioners, the Social Democratic Party.

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The witnesses’ accounts, like in previous sittings, followed virtually the same patterns even when they voted in different polling units.

Visible contradictions were also discovered during cross-examination, which, in most cases, could not be explained by the witnesses concerned.

While one of the four witnesses, Danlamin Abaji Yakubu, from Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State, claimed that he was an agent of the SDP during the election, others said they were not agents.

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Yakubu, who said he was a member of the SDP, a voter and the Party’s agent during the election, however, noted, under cross-examination, that he had lost everything that could prove that he was an agent.

When asked if he stated in his deposition that he was an agent in the election, he told the Tribunal that he forgot to say so.

He also admitted that he did not write his deposition but explained to his lawyer, who he said wrote it for him.

When his attention was also brought to the fact that in Paragraph 4 of his deposition, he did not indicate the total number of accredited voters, he said it was a mistake by the typist.

The Respondents’ counsel asked him to state the number he meant to write if it was a mistake. But he said, “I don’t know the number.”

In his deposition, he indicated that the number of registered voters in his polling unit was 771, but when he was asked to confirm the number, he said, “I did not indicate that I voted in my deposition.”

This was amusing because his answer did not tally with the question he was asked.

Another witness, Abdulkareem Muhammed Ogeja, also from Ajaokuta, created room for a mild drama under cross-examination.

He said though he was a member of the SDP, he did not state in his deposition that he was a member of the party.

But he confirmed that he was not the party’s agent during the election and that the SDP had an agent at his polling unit.

The Respondent’s counsel asked, “Are you surprised that the SDP agent did not complain and you were the only one that complained? He said, “I’m not surprised.”

The interesting part of his appearance was when he was asked if he wrote the deposition by himself and he said his lawyer did after he explained what happened to him.

When he was told to mention the name of his lawyer, the witness said, “His name is my lawyer.”

The Respondents’ lawyer then asked him, “Which language did you use to communicate with your lawyer?” Ogeja said he communicated with his lawyer “in vernacular”.

Investigations, however, revealed that there was no illiterate jurat in his deposition as required.

He also noted that he did not know the number of registered voters in his polling unit and that he did not also receive any paper indicating the number on the day of election, whereas he was said to have quoted the figures in his deposition.

On his part, Emmanuel Ohiare, from Okehi Local Government Area, said he was not a member of the SDP neither was he an agent but noted that the party had an agent at his polling unit.

It was therefore an issue of concern that the SDP agent did not complain of irregularities but a random voter.

He also admitted, under cross-examination, that the election went on smoothly and proper procedures were followed, noting that voters were validly accredited. But he maintained that there was over-voting even though it was observed that he could not substantiate this during cross-examination.

He told the Tribunal that his lawyer prepared the deposition for him but did not know the name of his lawyer.

The judge observed that the witness, Ohiare, was being evasive during cross-examination.

Abdullahi Musa, from Ajaokuta Local Government Area, said he was not at his polling unit as the agent and did not know whether the SDP had an agent.

He told the Tribunal that proper procedures were not followed, but during cross-examination, he was confronted with Paragraph 5 of his deposition, where he had said that the procedures were properly followed.

He indicated there that there was voters’ accreditation and that he was fully accredited.

Another interesting twist to his claims was that he had made reference to a particular Form EC40H(1)PWD in his deposition. But when asked, during cross-examination if he knew the said form, he said no.

When the witness’ attention was drawn to Paragraph 5(F) of his deposition, which contained the Form EC40(1)PWD, and the fact that his response meant that the statement in that paragraph was not correct, he said, “I know.”

Sitting was subsequently adjourned to April 4, 2024 for continuation of hearing.

Four witnesses had testified on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, and they all confirmed that they were voters and not party agents.

One of the witnesses, Abdulsalam Adamson, from Okehi Local Government, had said no one threatened him not to testify in court, contrary to claims that the SDP witnesses were being threatened.

Others that testified on Tuesday were Salawudeen Abdulraheem, Adavi Local Government;
Abdulazeez Abdulkareem, Okehi Local Government; and Raji Usman, also from Okehi.

The lead counsel for the petitioners at the hearing on Wednesday was Pius Akubo, SAN.

Kanu Agabi SAN represented the Independent National Electoral Commission,
A.M. Aliu SAN, appeared for Governor Usman Ododo, while
E.C. Ukala SAN, represented the All Progressives Congress.

On Tuesday, Alex Iziyon SAN appeared for Governor Ododo.

The SDP is challenging the victory of Gov. Ododo of the APC in the November 2023 Governorship election in the state.

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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CHINEDU NSOFOR

Introduction

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou, a name synonymous with dedication and precision in the realm of manufacturing management, embarked on his illustrious career journey at PLC SOLIBRA YOPOUGON, a subsidiary of the esteemed BGI (Brasserie et Glaces Internationales) group, in February 2007. His role as the Preform Workshop Responsible encompassed leading a team of 18 employees, ensuring the seamless provision of preforms to both local and export customers across BGI plants in the sub-region. Let’s delve into the remarkable achievements and the early life that shaped this remarkable professional.

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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Early Life

Born on the 5th of May 1976 in Tafiré, Katiola, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou hails from the vibrant nation of Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). His educational journey commenced with a strong foundation, obtaining a Diploma in BAC Series C from Lycée Classique and Moderne 1 of Bouaké. His thirst for knowledge and expertise led him to pursue an Engineering Degree in Electrical at INP HB Yamoussoukro. Married and deeply rooted in his Ivorian heritage, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou embodies resilience and commitment in both his personal and professional life.

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Education and Training

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s quest for excellence in manufacturing management is underpinned by a robust educational background and a plethora of specialized training. He is currently pursuing a PMP Certification, showcasing his dedication to mastering project management principles. His journey includes pivotal training experiences such as the EDF project in Paris Saint-Denis, where he contributed to the revision of the stability and protection of the Ivorian HV Plan. Additionally, he honed his skills through worker training in Electricity Trades Centre (CME Bingerville) and Substation Primary Design training at ABB Mannheim in Germany. Notably, his expertise extends to quality management systems, evidenced by his training on TCCQS (The Coca Cola Quality System) and his accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). In addition to his academic achievements, he recently achieved his PMP (Project Management Professional) certification on March 13, 2024, awarded by the Project Management Institute.

Professional Achievements

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s tenure as the Preform Workshop Responsible at PLC SOLIBRA YOPOUGON exemplifies a legacy of excellence and innovation. Leading a team of 18 employees, he orchestrated the seamless provision of preforms to meet the diverse needs of local and export customers across BGI plants in the sub-region. His strategic acumen and operational finesse ensured the fulfillment of customer purchase orders with unparalleled efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Under his stewardship, the preform workshop emerged as a beacon of reliability and quality within the manufacturing landscape. Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s unwavering commitment to excellence has not only elevated him as a leader but has also cemented his legacy as a trailblazer in manufacturing management.

In conclusion, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s journey from humble beginnings to a revered figure in manufacturing management is a testament to his unwavering dedication, relentless pursuit of knowledge, and steadfast commitment to excellence. As he continues to chart new horizons and inspire those around him, his story serves as a beacon of hope and resilience in the ever-evolving landscape of industry and innovation.

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Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

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Sahara Weekly Reports That Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute (ECDI) is proud to announce the graduation of 50 students today, April 17, 2024, in partnership with the Ogun State Skills Fund. The graduation ceremony took place at the ECDI training institute, where the students showcased the skills they learned over the past year.

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

 

 

 

 

The students began their journey in September of last year, undertaking various training in early childhood care and education. Through hands-on training and classroom instruction, they have developed the necessary skills to succeed in the field of childcare and education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her welcome address the Chief Executives Officer (CEO) ECDI training institute, Patricia Eno Folape thrilled to welcome everyone, especially the 50 graduating students.

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

 

 

 

 

” She said today marks not just a recognition of the accomplishments of our graduates, but also the start of their impactful careers aimed at enhancing the lives of young children in Ogun State, through play-based early learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This program embodies the goals and priorities of ECDI, highlighting the critical role of ECCE as the foundation for human capital development. Every child embodies immense potential for their own future. their families, and the nation at large. Empowering our youth with the necessary skills to foster and support the optimal development of young children in Ogun State is a therefore a pivotal step, to be emulated across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Our heartfelt thanks go to the Ogun State Government for the Skills Fund, under the leadership of the state governor. His Excellency Dapo Abiodun. This initiative reflects the government’s dedication to equipping its citizens with practical knowledge to foster growth. innovation, and prosperity, all of which are critical in the journey towards uplifting the socio-economic landscape.

 

As we proceed with today’s celebration, let us recognize the collective efforts and passion that have led to this moment. Congratulations to all graduates, We look forward to the positive contributions you will make to the lives of children, and the broader community”.

 

Meanwhile, Mr Ogungbe a representative from Ogun State skill fund advised the graduantes to take what they have learned serious and start their own day care business, they shouldn’t allow what they have learned to be in vein. And should not forget paying tax to Government is important after you have established your goals.

 

 

The organizer of the graduation ceremony took the opportunity to commend Governor Dapo Abiodun for his commitment to investing in the growth and well-being of the children of Ogun State. The partnership between ECDI and the Ogun State Skills Fund has provided valuable opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in early childhood care and education.

 

The graduates are now equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact in the lives of children in their communities. ECDI looks forward to seeing the graduates thrive in their future endeavors and contribute to the development of Ogun State. In the next two months portal will be open for other people who are interested in the training.

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IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

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IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That Idemudia Osaretin Joseph is one name that resonates with strategic prowess and operational finesse in the dynamic landscape of Nigeria’s corporate sphere. As the Executive Director of Wilo Nigeria since January 2023, Joseph has been instrumental in propelling the subsidiary of Wilo SE Germany to greater heights, solidifying its position as a key player in the nation’s pumping systems industry.

 

 

 

IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

Joseph’s journey to prominence is paved with a rich tapestry of academic excellence and professional achievements. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Benin and a wealth of certifications from esteemed institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Nigeria Institute of Management, Joseph is a seasoned financial expert with a penchant for transformative leadership.

 

His illustrious career boasts a myriad of accomplishments, including pioneering FC for Wilo Pumps Nigeria Ltd., restructuring CTL to increase monthly turnover by over 40%, and significantly reducing Gemini Pharmaceutical’s debt burden. Notably, Joseph played a pivotal role as a BPE team member in the privatization of NAFCON (Now NOTORE) in 2004, showcasing his astute business acumen and strategic foresight.

 

With a comprehensive skill set encompassing project management, debt and risk management, and proficiency in ERP and Microsoft Office suites, Joseph embodies versatility and proficiency in navigating complex business landscapes.

 

At Wilo Nigeria, Joseph’s visionary leadership is evident in his multifaceted role. As the custodian of the subsidiary’s operational activities, he adeptly manages assets and resources, orchestrates the preparation of monthly and year-end financial reports, and crafts strategic plans to chart the company’s trajectory towards sustained growth and profitability.

 

Joseph’s strategic ingenuity extends beyond boardroom deliberations; he actively represents Wilo Group in high-profile meetings and exhibitions across Nigeria, positioning the company as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the pumping systems industry.

 

Moreover, Joseph’s proactive approach to sales strategy and execution has been instrumental in driving Wilo Nigeria’s market penetration and revenue growth, underscoring his unwavering commitment to achieving tangible results.

 

In essence, Idemudia Osaretin Joseph exemplifies the epitome of leadership in Nigeria’s corporate landscape. His visionary stewardship at Wilo Nigeria continues to redefine industry standards, setting a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the realm of pumping systems and beyond. As he continues to steer the company towards new horizons, Joseph’s legacy as a transformative leader is etched in the annals of Nigerian business history.

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