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Ogun: Abiodun commissions city centre road in Abeokuta

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Ogun: Abiodun commissions city centre road in Abeokuta

Ogun: Abiodun commissions city centre road in Abeokuta

 

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday, commissioned 2.1km Lantoro-Elite-Idi-Aba Road in Abeokuta, the state capital.

 

 

 

The governor, while commissioning the road leading to the home of the first civilian deputy governor in the state, late Pa Sesan Soluade, said the road which was chosen for reconstruction by his administration in conjunction with the Community Development Associations, traditional rulers and other stakeholders, would drastically reduce travel time and resolve traffic gridlock.

 

He noted that the road was among the first set of road projects initiated by this administration as part of its avowed commitment to the implementation of its Infrastructural Development Pillar.

 

 

Ogun: Abiodun commissions city centre road in Abeokuta

 

The governor, who equally noted that the road was executed through direct labour under the watch of Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) to ensure minimal cost without compromising the quality of the job, emphasised that “the method provided direct employment to the youth in the project catchment area and engage local suppliers of materials, thus supporting our agenda of socio-economic development of the state and individual prosperity of citizens”.

“This project, Oke lantoro-Elite-Idi-Aba road, is 2.1 km in length. It will serve as an effective alternative and bye pass to those who are coming from either Lantoro or Obantoko area or Asero and going to Idi-Aba or Ajebo road. They would not need to go through Iyana Mortuary Junction.

“This will not only serve the purpose of reducing travel time and resolving traffic gridlock, it will also enhance the quality of life of residents around this area and increase the value of properties and become a source of prosperity to the owners, which is a major anchor of our governance vision.

“Let me reassure our people that construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of intra-city roads will continue across all the 20 LGs in the state. We have reinvigorated the Ogun State Public Works Agency, OGPWA, to take on this challenge. We will continue to look out, o cater for and attend to the welfare, well-being and wellness of the people of Ogun no matter where they live in the state at all time”. Abiodun stated.

He explained that his administration’s holistic and methodical approach to infrastructural development of Ogun, had informed the reconstruction of arterial roads linking the state with Lagos State, such as Ray Power Road and Ikola / Navy – Osi-Ota Road in Ota, Ijebu -Ode to Epe road, and Atan-Lusada-Agbara road which was flagged few months and due for completion next year.

The governor added that roads were being constructed in 18 out of the 20 Local Government Areas in Ogun, disclosing that via Transportation Masterplan the state will soon launch its ultra-modern mass transit bus system with the pilot scheme in Abeokuta metropolis.

While urging residents of the area to take ownership of the road and protect it from vandals, Abiodun disclosed that the reconstruction of the Phase 2 of the road from Oke Lantoro to Isale Ake on the other side of the Moshood Abiola way, will soon be commenced.

“Furthermore, I have given directive to relevant government agencies to dredge the canal that the water on this road drains into to ensure free flow of the drainage and preserve the life span of the road”, the governor added.

In their respective goodwill messages, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, former governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba and widow of the first civilian deputy governor, Mrs. Esther Anike Soluade, lauded the governor for fixing the road, which according to them had subjected residents of the area and motorists to untold hardship.

They equally urged the governor to remain focused and work largely on legacy projects his administration will be remembered for.

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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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NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*

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NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*

*NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*

 

 

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Bishop (Dr.) Isaac Idahosa has been appointed the Vice Chancellor of Weldios University, Cotonou in the Republic of Benin.

 

 

NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*

Idahosa who is the General Overseer of God First Ministry, Lagos State, Nigeria, was the running mate to the Presidential Candidate of the NNPP, Sen Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in the last general election.

He has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the school whose academic focus is to give its students access to cutting-edge technology and resources, including libraries, and computer centers.
Founded in January 2012 by Dr. Salomon D Guidi, the universally renowned institution became established and accredited as Heim- Weldios University in 2014.

The formal investiture ceremonies are set to take place Hilton Gardens Hotel in the Namibian capital, Windhoek on the 5th of July this year and the series of event is expected to take the form of a three day symposium.

Commenting on the development, Idahosa who attributed the development to ‘favour of God’ promised not to take it for granted, adding that the management and the owners of the top rate university has demonstrated their confidence in him.

“I am elated and I give thanks to God for this wonderful opportunity to serve God and mankind. To me, this is an extension of my ministry and I am cognizance of the responsibilities and the burden reposed in me. I also commend my boss, a dependable leader and leader of the downtrodden, Sen Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for his confidence and trust in my personality.

“I will never in anyway take it for granted considering the fact that so much is expected from me by stakeholders of the great institutions who are looking up to me,” he said.
Idahosa further added that he would build on the foundation laid by past leaders of the school just as he also maintained that the developmental blueprint that he has put together for taking the school to greater height is properly implemented.

“Since my announcement, I have been putting my thoughts together in a workable blueprint which I believe will further take the school beyond its current threshold. I am looking at the possibility of making Weldios University not only the best in the continent of Africa but also ranking amongst some of the best in the world,” he said.

He however promised to ensure that all relevant stakeholders in the system are carried along in the task of reworking the institution, saying “I intend to commit all and sundry who have one thing or the other to do with the school to becoming valued stakeholders in the project.

“By this, I will ensure that everyone, I mean the Governing Council, the management, the staff members as well as the students are not only kept abreast of happenings and developments, they will also be part of policy formulation and implementation as well.”

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