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Ogun declares war on kidnappers, Yahoo boys



Ogun declares war on kidnappers, Yahoo boys

…to set up financial crimes agency





The Ogun State government has declared war on kidnappers and fraudsters popularly referred to as Yahoo boys.
















According to the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State Government will soon set up its own financial crimes agency to deal with internet frauds and illegal financial transactions, especially, those having to do with kidnapping, ransom taking and advance fee frauds.














The governor also disclosed that it is working with federal agencies and its Oyo State counterpart in the area of security along the border lines.














Prince Dapo Abiodun made these disclosures at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta during the launch of the state joint security outfit, code-named OP-MESA on Friday.






















He said that his administration would not fold its arms and allow the state to be known for the wrong reasons.





Ogun declares war on kidnappers, Yahoo boys



















“We will make Ogun State inhabitable for all criminals. The other day, I was in a meeting in Abuja and in attendance was the Chairman of EFCC, and sadly, he said to me that Ogun State tops the list on the ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’. In my response, I said I am not surprised because Ogun State is the education capital of this country and you will find such around educational institutions and he agreed with me.





















“We have decided that we will set up our State Commission that will be targeted towards eliminating these sorts of financial crimes. Our state commission will collaborate with the Federal Commission so that we do not occupy that false place in this area.



















We will like to occupy the first in many areas, but not in fraud and Yahoo Yahoo.

Also, he said he had declared war on the resurgence of kidnapping that reared its head on the link road between the state and its neighbours.




















“Three days ago, I put a call through to my colleague in Oyo and we have decided that we are going to jointly collaborate in the area of providing security at the border posts between Ogun and Oyo states.



















“He has decided that he will lead a team of his law enforcement architecture to Ogun State, so that we can have a meeting of minds and plan the way forward to take out these hoodlums. Ogun will not have a hiding place,” he said.






















While affirming that OP-MESA was established to fight criminals across the state, he assured the people that members of the outfit would be picked to ensure they have the right discipline as well as ensure that they are committed to their assignment.














The governor further said that the launching of the outfit with fifteen vehicles, two armoured personal carriers and communication equipment would be done on a quarterly basis until the outfit reaches its desired number.

















He enjoined the people of the state to take ownership of the outfit by collaborating with the personnel of the outfit for a more secured state.
















“Today, we are launching OPMESA with a few equipment, in the first instance. We are providing them with fifteen pick up trucks, communication equipment, two armoured personal carriers; we will be providing them with this support every quarter, meaning that, in the next quarter, we give them another fifteen vehicles, another quarter, another fifteen vehicles until we reach the number that they require.

















“I therefore enjoin our people to take ownership of this security outfit by collaborating with it and supporting it. Together, we shall make Ogun State a most hospitable and a conducive place of our collective dreams,” he said.




















Abiodun who called on the private sector to embrace the OPMESA initiative, noted that his administration would continue to be responsive to issues bordering on security.




















Governor Abiodun while noting that the outfit wasn’t peculiar to the state alone as it currently operates in twenty-six states of the federation, added that his administration was able to reactivate the outfit through a presidential consent sort by his administration after it was left comatose by the immediate past administration.


















He noted that the outfit would benefit from the support of the security trust fund through donations and contributions from the government and the private sector, added that the OPMESA will compliment other security outfits in the state.





















In his remarks, the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, comprising Lagos and Ogun State, Major General Lawrence Fejokwu commended the Ogun State Governor for reactivating the outfit and providing them with necessary equipment.













The two-star general said that he has no doubt in his mind that the state would become more secured with the support of the Governor.














The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole while noting that the equipment was another example of support that would enable them to discharge their duties diligently, pledged to make best use of the equipment.


















The Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo in his remarks, appreciated the Govenor for putting more effort at maintaining the position of the state as the safest in the country.





















The royal father called on the people to pay their tax, support the outfit by not hiding useful information.






Ogun declares war on kidnappers, Yahoo boys


President Macron Listens To Primate Ayodele’s Warnings, Withdraw Troops From Niger Republic



President Macron Listens To Primate Ayodele’s Warnings, Withdraw Troops From Niger Republic

President Macron Listens To Primate Ayodele’s Warnings, Withdraw Troops From Niger Republic





Although he was adamant, France President Emmanuel Macron has shown to the world that he fears God on account of his recent actions in Niger Republic to ensure that peace reigns in the country.








Before now, President Macron had vowed not to withdraw French military troops except the ousted president, Mohamed Bazoum asked him to do so but he backtracked on his word yesterday with an announcement that he will be withdrawing all ambassadors and troops from Niger Republic.


President Macron Listens To Primate Ayodele’s Warnings, Withdraw Troops From Niger Republic






“France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France,” Macron said in a televised interview on Sunday.








This is coming just a few days after Nigerian-born global prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church warned President Macron not to attack Niger Republic because his country will go down for it. He mentioned that Niger Republic is small compared to France but they will defeat France if an attempt is made to attack the junta. He then advised Macron to withdraw his troops for the purpose of peace.







These were his words

‘’I want to warn France not to create war in Niger Republic. If France creates war in Niger, France will not survive it. You will be surprised that a small nation can kill a mighty nation. Macron stay away, don’t create war, if you try anything in Niger, you will go for it. This is a message from the Lord of hosts that created you. The coup in Niger is from God, He wants to put an end to slavery in Africa……..Niger has come out strongly to defend their cause, enough is enough, that’s what the Lord said.’’

“The coup in Niger Republic is irreversible, no matter what President Macron and his chariot plan to do to restore the former president, it will not be successful.

“Any attempt by President Macron to attack Niger Republic will lead to the downfall of France.

“It’s better for President Macron to accept that the people have decided, he should withdraw his troops to ensure peace reigns in the country.” (

Primate Ayodele’s stern warnings to President Macron was no doubt scary even though the intention wasn’t to scare the president, the prophet was only delivering the message of the Lord to him but the fact that he listened showed that some leaders still have the fear of God in them. Of course no President wants to lose his country and this kind of revelation is expected to be obeyed but politicians have imbibed the character of ignoring divine messages from God’s prophets, Macron’s obedience speaks so much about him.

While Macron ought to be applauded for obeying God’s command, Primate Ayodele should also be celebrated for being a global light in the realm of prophetic ministry. Several events that have happened in the world recently and in the past were all foretold by Primate Ayodele. His prophetic ministry has remained one of a kind since inception. In the history of prophecy in Nigeria and the world at large, there is arguably no prophet whose ministry is as wide as Primate Ayodele’s. There is always a message for every country in the world annually from the prophet. Indeed, the world is blessed to have such a gifted individual.

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FG Unveils National Talent Programme to Boost Youth Employment



FG Unveils National Talent Programme to Boost Youth Employment


FG Unveils National Talent Programme to Boost Youth Employment

…Initiative to enhance Nigeria’s Foreign exchange earnings




On the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President Bola Tinubu at the weekend launched the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP) in a bid to shore up Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings.







President Tinubu was represented at the launch by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite.






The new initiative seeks to position Nigeria as an export hub for talent outsourcing in Africa following the example of India, Bangladesh, Mexico and The Philippines.







The unveiling of the programme took place at the Microsoft Office in New York, United States of America, on Friday, September 22, 2023.







A number of dignitaries from multilateral institutions and global tech giants joined the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment and her counterpart from the Ministry of Communications Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, on the occasion.







Among those who attended were Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, Mr. John G. Coumantaros, Chairman, US-Nigeria Business Council, Dr. Floriezelle Liser, President and Chief Executive, Corporate Council on Africa, Amal Hassan, Chief Executive, Outsource Global, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Adaora Ikenze, Meta Head of Public Policy for West and Central Africa, Ola Williams, Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria and Ghana, who joined online, Joel Ogunsola, Chief Executive, TechDev, and Dr. Femi Adeluyi, National Coordinator of the programme.






Also present were Ursula Wynhoven, Representative of the International Telecommunication Union at the United Nations, Dr. Armstrong Takang, Chief Executive of Ministry of Finance Incorporated, Mr. Charles Murito, Director, Sub Saharan Africa – Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google, Mr. Charles Okochu, Senior Business Development Manager, Amazon AWS, and Michelle Masuzyo Nsanzumuco, AfCFTA Digital Trade Expert.








In her welcome address on behalf of President Tinubu, Dr. Uzoka-Anite noted that the National Talent Export Programme is a key national initiative that will serve as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to position Nigeria as a leading global hub for service exports, talent sourcing and talent exports.







According to the Minister, NATEP will serve as a dedicated entity to address the unique needs and challenges faced by the talent and service export industry.







The programme will lay special emphasis on enhancing competitiveness, fostering innovation, and driving sustainable growth through trade in services.

The minister further noted that NATEP is part of the strategy towards achieving President Tinubu’s agenda for job creation.

The NATEP initiative will target the creation of 1 million in-demand jobs across Nigeria, over a 5-year period.







“This initiative will do three things for us as a country. One, it will create millions of jobs for our young people over the next 5 years and beyond. Secondly, it will bring in foreign exchange that our economy needs through remittances from talents that will be exported abroad and those that will be living in Nigeria and working remotely for organisations outside Nigeria and thirdly, it will generate huge tax income for state governments,” the minister said.







In her goodwill message, the Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, Saadia Zahidi, said NATEP is a timely initiative to address the very important areas of skills and jobs for Nigeria and the world.








She stated that the WEF looks forward to partnering with Nigeria on the programme.

“This is an important programme that is coming at the right time. We at WEF stand ready to work with the Nigerian government on this great initiative.”







The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, who praised her counterpart for spearheading the NATEP initiative, said his ministry would collaborate and support the programme to ensure it delivers on the set objectives.



FG Unveils National Talent Programme to Boost Youth Employment




Dr. Tijani explained the importance of talents and in-demand workforce as critical part of the global economic structure, saying such is the reason why leading countries across the world are intentional about attracting and retaining top talents.







Other speakers at the event also acknowledged how auspicious and ambitious NATEP is as a national initiative capable of changing the economic fortunes of Nigeria just like India that attracts over $300 billion annually from talents export. The speakers commended the Federal Government on the laudable initiative and gave their commitment towards supporting the programme.








A panel discussion that took place during the event was moderated by the National Coordinator of NATEP, with Amal Hassan, Ola Williams and Adaora Ikenze serving as panelists.







The panel discussion attracted a lot of positive feedback from the participants and elicited their commitment to working together to support the NATEP initiative.








The event ended with the unveiling of the NATEP logo with the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment indicating to the world that Nigeria is ready to become a global hub for talent exports.


Ajuri Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

September 24, 2023

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Saheed Osupa Extends Heartfelt Congratulations to Wasiu Ayinde Marshal on OloriOmoba Title



Saheed Osupa Extends Heartfelt Congratulations to Wasiu Ayinde Marshal on OloriOmoba Title

Saheed Osupa Extends Heartfelt Congratulations to Wasiu Ayinde Marshal on OloriOmoba Title

















Sahara Weekly Reports That In the world of Fuji music, there are few names as illustrious as Wasiu Ayinde Marshal. Renowned for his musical genius and unwavering dedication, he has carved a legacy that will echo through the ages. Today, we gather not just to celebrate his musical prowess but to congratulate him on a remarkable milestone in his life—the title of OloriOmoba of Ijebuland.















Saheed Osupa Extends Heartfelt Congratulations to Wasiu Ayinde Marshal on OloriOmoba Title



It is with immense joy and admiration that Saheed Osupa, another luminary of the Fuji genre, extends his heartfelt congratulations to his dear colleague and friend, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal. This title is not just an honor; it is a recognition of a lifetime of dedication and a testament to the impact he has made on the world of music.


















Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, often referred to as K1 De Ultimate, has been a force to reckon with in the music industry for decades. His music has transcended boundaries, bringing joy and inspiration to people from all walks of life. Saheed Osupa acknowledges the extraordinary talent and charisma that Wasiu Ayinde Marshal possesses, and he couldn’t be prouder of his achievements.


















As Saheed Osupa himself knows, the journey of a Fuji artist is one of passion, perseverance, and commitment to the craft. It is a journey marked by late nights in the recording studio, countless live performances, and the unwavering dedication to preserving the essence of Fuji music. Wasiu Ayinde Marshal has exemplified all these qualities and more.

















The OloriOmoba title is not just a crown; it is a responsibility to lead, inspire, and uplift the community of Ijebuland. Saheed Osupa has no doubt that Wasiu Ayinde Marshal will approach this new chapter with the same zeal and excellence that have defined his music career.


























Saheed Osupa, along with countless fans and well-wishers, celebrates Wasiu Ayinde Marshal’s remarkable achievement. He believes that this new title is a testament to the greatness that resides within him and the positive impact he continues to make on the world. As K1 De Ultimate ascends to the throne of OloriOmoba, we can only anticipate a future filled with even greater accomplishments and contributions to the world of music and the community he serves.

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