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NGIJ Renounces Disgraced Ex-Acting President, Olawale Abideen over Malicious Publication

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NGIJ Renounces Disgraced Ex-Acting President, Olawale Abideen over Malicious Publication

NGIJ Renounces Disgraced Ex-Acting President, Olawale Abideen over Malicious Publication

-Describes His Rant As Last Kick of A Dying Horse

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

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NGIJ Renounces Disgraced Ex-Acting President, Olawale Abideen over Malicious Publication

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Foremost investigative media group in Nigeria, the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, has renounced its former Acting President, Olawale Abideen, Publisher, Security Monitor, an online news platform.

Abideen was unanimously impeached and disgraced by the Congress of the NGIJ, with his name removed from the Board of Directors of the Guild over his criminal acts including embezzlement of guild funds while in acting capacity.

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In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Guild, Femi Oyewale, the Guild described the recent rant of the disgraced Ex-Acting President as the last kick of a dying horse, and urged members of the public to disregard his malicious outbursts published using phantom names and organisation on his platform.

NGIJ Secretary Raises Alarm As Wale Abydeen Uses SARS To Trail Him

 

 

 

 

It is on record that his criminal acts was reported to the Office of the Inspector General of Police, IGP and the Director General of the Department of State Security, DSS, in a letter dated 3rd August, 2020, when he illegally made use of members of the disbanded Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, FSARS, through the influence of his wife, Taiwo Abideen, a Police Officer in Lagos to threaten, intimidate and hunt down the National Secretary of the Guild, AbdulRahman Aliagan, in an attempt to forcefully hijack the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC Certificate and other documents of the Guild.

This futile effort of his has made him embittered, disenchanted and jealous of the growth and successes of the Guild after his unceremonious exit, leading to his recent outburst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, the name used in his recent publication are pseudonyms as they are neither known nor registered as members of the Guild.

It was also on record that during the two year reign of Olawale Abideen in acting capacity, he used his Business Account, Investigation Media Limited, to defraud Government Officials and unsuspecting Nigerians under the guise of the Guild, which was one of the reasons that led to his disgraceful exit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The nefarious attitude of Olawale Abideen can be traced back to his days in the University of Illorin as the President of Faculty of Art Student Association, FASA, when he embezzled the Association’s Fund, which led to his delayed deployment for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in 2005.

He was made to refund the embezzled money through the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Late Prof. Shehu Jimoh and the Dean, Faculty of Art, Late Prof. Ali Ajetunmobi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, his criminal attitude led to his sack from The Source Magazine in 2015, having embezzled the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, The Source Magazine Chapel’s funds, coupled with indiscipline and poor attitude to work.

The Guild has however instructed its legal team to take necessary actions against him and Investigation Media Limited, the Publisher of Security Monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NGIJ is not and will never be deterred by Abideen’s attempt to discredit its good work at deepening our fledgling democracy, holding government accountable to the people and setting agenda for same.

NGIJ members are indeed credible journalists with years of experience working with reputable media houses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only is NGIJ well recognised by NUJ, the inauguration of its first substantive and present Executive Council was done by then Lagos NUJ Chairman, Dr Qasim Akinreti on August 19, 2020 in company of Barrister Joshua Isijola, a senior lawyer and Notary Public, in line with the NGIJ Constitution.

Its numerous members across the country are qualified journalists, including the President, Ayo Mojoyin who holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, OOU; It’s Vice President, Israel Bolaji who holds a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Lagos and its National Secretary, AbdulRahman Aliagan who having bagged a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Ilorin holds a Certificate in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations from the International Institute of Journalism, IIJ, Abuja with close to two decades of experience in journalism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, the Kwara State assessment by the Guild was coordinated by Mr Oyewale Oyelola, another formidable journalist with a degree in Mass Communication from Kwara State University.

NGIJ’s National PRO, Femi Oyewale is amongst numerous other qualified journalists in its membership. Oyewale holds a diploma in mass communication, BA in English from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a cerificate in journalism from the prestigious institute for the advancement of Journalism in South Africa. He is also the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Sahara Weekly and Sahara TV.

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Sanwo-Olu, Cabinet Members Visit Obasa Over Father’s Demise

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– Governor presents condolence letter to Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Obasa says Lagos Assembly is governor’s support base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday led members of his cabinet to the Agege home of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, on a condolence visit over the demise of Alhaji Suleimon Atanda Obasa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alhaji Suleimon Obasa, father of the Speaker, passed away on Tuesday at 83 with Governor Sanwo-Olu describing the incident as shocking especially as he was hale and hearty a few days before his demise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“On behalf of the government and the people of Lagos State, I want to extend my sincere condolences to you and the entire Obasa family.

 

 

 

 

 

Sanwo-Olu, Cabinet Members Visit Obasa Over Father's Demise

 

 

 

 

 

“No matter how old one’s parents are, one can never want them to go. So one can imagine the shock that the incident came with, but we have the belief that it was the appointed time.

 

“This is something that all of us owe life. We only pray that we live long and leave good legacies.

 

“It is clear that having produced you, your dad actually left a good legacy. So the onus is now on you to carry on with his good works as a community leader and one that brought together the entire family,” the governor said.

 

Sanwo-Olu also commended the Speaker for his effective leadership of the Assembly and his service to Lagos. He prayed that the Speaker will continue to have the capacity to lead the legislative arm as he had always done.

 

In his response, Dr. Obasa described the House as the Governor’s support base adding that the legislative arm is poised to ensure the success of the current administration.

 

Obasa said the visit by the Governor and his cabinet is a confirmation of the love, cooperation, unity and friendship that radiate in government.

 

“The truth is that I hold you in high esteem always. And because we have the same father in Asiwaju Tinubu, we have always worked for the same goal which is service to the people of Lagos.

 

“I always say there is no amount of money one can acquire that would sustain one better than what one has done in one’s community,” the Speaker said noting that Agege has experienced massive progress because of the Governor’s collaboration and intervention.

 

“Like I continue to say, we should continue to be particular about the people, not ourselves because there will come a time when we will leave office and people will make reference to what we have done.

 

“Mr. Governor, you’re my brother anytime and day. Whatever we achieve in the House of Assembly is because you support us. We are there to work for your success and that is why as part of our religion, we must pray for you, the deputy governor and every other person before ourselves. That’s the only way one can grow,” Obasa added.

 

Eromosele Ebhomele

Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly

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Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong

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Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That It may be tasky for Nigerians in the diaspora to be able to identify what a property entails if they have not been in Nigeria for a while. However, when property features and neighborhoods are highlighted in a property listing, it helps with making informed decisions.

 

 

 

 

Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong 

 

 

 

 

Nigerians in the diaspora considering investing in property back home should prioritize assessing the features of a property thoroughly for several reasons:

1. Ensuring Value for Money:

The neighborhoods of the property’s location significantly influences its value. Proximity to essential amenities like schools, hospitals, markets, and transportation can enhance a property’s attractiveness and market value.

 

The dimensions of the property features, including the number of rooms, bathrooms, and overall layout, should match the buyer’s needs and justify the price.

 

 

Evaluating the condition of the property, including the quality of construction, age, and any need for repairs or renovations, helps ensure that the investment is sound and that there won’t be hidden costs post-purchase.

2. Maximizing Rental and Resale Potential:

Properties with modern amenities (e.g., reliable water supply, power backup, security systems) and features (e.g., parking spaces, green spaces) tend to attract higher rents and better resale values.

 

Understanding Lagos real estate market can help investors choose properties that are in demand, ensuring they can quickly find tenants or buyers.

3. Avoiding Scams and Fraud:

Cross-checking the advertised features with the actual property helps verify the legitimacy of the deal. Scammers often misrepresent properties to deceive buyers.

 

Ensuring the property has a clear title and all necessary documentation prevents legal disputes and confirms ownership.

4. Personal Satisfaction and Suitability:

For those planning to use the property personally, it’s crucial that the property aligns with their lifestyle and preferences. Features like the number of bedrooms, kitchen size, and backyard space can significantly impact living quality.

 

Features that allow for future expansion or modifications can be crucial for long-term satisfaction and adaptability.

5. Investment Stability and Appreciation:

Properties in economically stable and growing areas tend to appreciate more reliably, providing a secure investment.

 

Areas with ongoing or planned infrastructure developments (like new roads, public transport, or commercial hubs) often see a boost in property values over time.

HOW CAN YOU CONFIRM THE FEATURES AND NEIGHBORHOODS OF A PROPERTY LISTING IN ABSENTIA?

 

1. Ask the realtor to do a video.

 

2. Send a trusted person to confirm.

 

3. Do a video call for confirmation.

 

4. Ensure what was listed match with what’s shown in the video.

 

5. Check the map.

 

 

 

 

I hope you learned something new? Kindly scroll down to save my number and send a message.

 

Dennis Isong is a TOP REALTOR IN LAGOS.He Helps Nigerians in Diaspora to Own Property In Lagos Nigeria STRESS-FREE.

For Questions WhatsApp/Call 2348164741041

 

 

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Embrace Senator Monday Okpebholo he’s the chosen one to transform Edo state -prophet Ikuru

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By Collins Nkwocha

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The prophetic hall of fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry has thrown his weight behind the APC governorship candidate in Edo state, senator Monday Okpebholo saying that he’s the chosen one to rule and transform Edo state.

Speaking today in Ikeja,the capital of Lagos the handsome prophet maintained that nobody can deliver the dividend of democracy better than Okpebholo stating that he’s Godsent to deliver the people of Edo state from the bandage of bad governance which had stagnated the growth and development of the state “Okpebholo is the chosen one to deliver the people of Edo state from the bandage of non achievement and backwardness,if you take a good look at Edo state,you will see that there’s no remarkable achievement made by any administration, Okpebholo is the one that will put things right,i call on all the youths,the traditional rulers and all the people that want the best for Edo state to support him so that he can transform the state to be like Lagos state ”

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