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Otunba Gbenga Daniel, ‘a leopard that will never change its spots’

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CSOs Petition Senate, Accuse Gbenga Daniel Of Plot To Destabilize Ogun State

Otunba Gbenga Daniel, ‘a leopard that will never change its spots’

 

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OTUNBA GBENGA DANIEL– A critical evaluation of the just concluded 2023 elections in Ogun State, South West Nigeria, brings to the fore certain intrigues and power play that expose the futility and frailty of hope in man. It has been said, and rightly so, that intrigues and subterfuge are integral part of politics. But then, politics of betrayal and disloyalty to party’s objective cannot and should not be justified as normal. It is certainly not the ideal in progressive politics. Here lies the bitter truth about the ignoble role played by a former governor and now Ogun East senator-elect, Otunba Gbenga Daniel in the March 11 polls in the State.

 

 

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Otunba Gbenga Daniel, 'a leopard that will never change its spots'

 

 

 

Sadly, it speaks to how society erroneously ascribes undue esteem to individual, who in actuality are unworthy of such trust. This is typically, OGD.

 

 

 

 

 

To be clear on this narrative, much was expected of Otunba Daniel as far as the effort to ensure APC victory at the poll was concerned. Deservedly so because much was given to his emergency as candidate.
Now, OGD had just profited from the robust structures built by committed members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State having been returned as Senator-elect to represent Ogun East Senatorial district in the 10th National Assembly, regrettably even after betraying the people’s trust again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recall that Otunba Daniel dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in February 2021, to join the APC after about fourteen years of total political oblivion and irrelevance. His Machiavellian disposition and deceptive colouration had been his albatross right from his days as governor of the State between 2003 and 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shamefully, his agents are still busy orchestrating political fabbles portraying same as truth in their desperate efforts to discredit the people’s mandate just handed down to Governor Abiodun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many still remember Daniel’s eight years in the saddle with sadness, a charade reign of media induced hope, characterized by deceits and plethora of lies, with array of violent activities, including unprecedented politically motivated killings, arson and all sorts of vices that completely made the State highly unstable and volatile.

 

 

 

 

By the tail end of his administration in 2011, Daniel had lost the confidence of the good people of Ogun State completely, as they eagerly looked forward to the end of his pretentious administration that had reversed the progressive gear of the State beyond comprehension.

 

 

 

 

 

Except for the usual paraphernalia of office, no single honour was accorded Daniel again towards the end of his administration, as people largely became aware of his inefficiency, alleged propensity for corruption and double-faced posture, with the unpleasant result of huge infrastructural deficit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The level of leadership failure and administrative laxity on the part of Gbenga Daniel eventually played out when his party, the PDP, vehemently rejected his preferred candidate, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, and settled for General Adetunji Olurin as the governorship candidate of the party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel, in a show of confusion later went to form a leprous party, Peoples Party of Nigeria(PPN), which became a source of joke among the people of the State, where himself and his candidate continued to spend money with anticipation of influencing the people but perpetually hit a brick wall in every nook and cranny of the State.

 

 

 

 

The former governor sadly left the political stage in Ogun State in 2011 at the expiration of his tenure unceremoniously and eventually went into political oblivion thereafter in the State, at that time, he had unwittingly lost majority of his followers and allies and destroyed his political structure across the State.

 

 

 

 

 

For political watchers, it was not surprising why the ‘almighty OGD’ could not produce a successor, despite the larger than life political posture he portrayed and the media hype about his purported performance. However, to the majority of residents in the State, that exactly should be his fate after deceiving the people for so long.

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, that was the state of Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s political condition in Ogun State before 2021 until he was rescued by well-meaning political leaders in APC, led by the incumbent Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, after his failed outing as the Chairman of Presidential Campaign Council for the PDP in the 2019 presidential election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At first, many were wondering how the Chairman of PCC of a leading opposition party could easily make a U-turn to join the ruling party in that speed and manner, but for those who were aware of Gbenga Daniel’s psyche and style, the development was not strange to them, they knew he is a man that has never stand for anything and will always fall for everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That Otunba Gbenga Daniel lacks principles and specific position on issues is inchoate, he is a man with chronic erratic nature, one that is too dangerous to believe and follow, in fact, consistency is copiously missing in his style of dealings in any form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, despite his obvious flaws and laxity, Daniel was rescued from the jaw of ignominious failure and state of political pariah in Ogun State by APC leaders and redeemed back into the consciousness of the people, especially his immediate domain in Ogun East.

 

 

 

 

 

Every right thinking individual would have thought the man would change his way and turn a new leaf after over a decade in political egypt, alas! as soon as he was given another opportunity to be relevant, Daniel quickly resumed his old style and started working against the interests of his destiny helper.

 

 

 

 

 

The former governor, strangely teemed up with opposition party in his axis out of pecuniary consideration to sabotage the efforts of his party and destroy the structures that helped him; his appalling activities almost cost APC its victory in the gubernatorial poll of March 18. Indeed, this is extremely sad and unpardonable.

 

 

 

 

 

It is imperative for political stakeholders in Ogun State to be wary of this character irrespective of party affiliations; he is a man without requisite trait of loyalty and solidarity; he is a typical african leopard that will never change its spots no matter what.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaders like former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Ogun State Governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba can say much about Gbenga Daniel; his political life and antecedents, together with his level of loyalty at every point in time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, because the National Assembly is the bastion of democracy, which represents the conscience of the people and serve as a guiding instrument for democracy, whoever that is coming to the allow chambers must be a man or woman of impeccable character and be patriotic in all ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, the leadership of the 10th National Assembly must be vigilant and careful with the nature of responsibility that will be given to Otunba Gbenga Daniel and the level of party activities that would be assigned to him, considering his pedigree and personality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, the leadership of the APC must painstakingly review his activities, especially in the just concluded governorship election in Ogun State and also watch him closely in days ahead to determine the continuity of his membership.

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ERELU OLAJUMOKE, AN ALLURING CHARMING BEAUTY MAJESTICALLY CLIMBED THE FIFTH FLOOR

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ERELU OLAJUMOKE, AN ALLURING CHARMING BEAUTY MAJESTICALLY CLIMBED THE FIFTH FLOOR

…Celebrates Golden Jubilee In Glitz and Amazing Glory

 

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She is a damsel, an embodiment of beauty, brain and brawn, possessing the best of qualities any discerning mind would dream of. She is no one else than Erelu Olajumoke, Erelu of Ifetedo Kingdom and founder/Chief Executive Officer of Erelu Olajumoke Foundation. Very industrious, illustrious and extremely hardworking, Erelu Olajumoke, the Iya Ijo of Bishop Court Chapel in Alagbaka Akure will on Saturday, the 20th of April, 2024 celebrate her 50th birthday, stepping majestically into the fifth floor and marking a golden jubilee that looks every inch, good on her.

 

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The effervescent, glamorous and charismatic Erelu Olajumoke is an enigma, a colossus who has contributed immensely to humanity and the entire global economy. She is graciously blessed with the spirit of giving. Erelu Olajumoke, a magnanimous lady of substance, value and valor has been practically involved in various forms of empowerment, spreading love, passion and absolute generosity to the poor, the needy, the old (elderly), orphans, widows/widowers, the impoverished, the underprivileged and the intimidated members of the society. Endowed with an uncommon traits of great-heartedness, Erelu Olajumoke took it upon herself to alleviate the poverty levels of the people by directly, impacting on their lives.

 

Oftentimes, this legendary philanthropist, who is very much aware of the fact that health is indeed wealth, has organized various medical outreach programmes that yielded great impact on beneficiaries. Through Erelu Olajumoke Foundation, this amazon of beauty has transformed the lives of many, bringing in, health care professionals from around the globe to give succor to those with health challenges. Her roles in the rejuvenation and revamping of people’s health are awesome and iconic. Those who have benefitted from her tremendous medical contributions would always say lofty tales about her.

 

 

As an outstandingly committed child of God, Erelu Olajumoke who is currently basking in the euphoria of clocking 50, has been and still involved in fundraising activities towards her church and evangelism. Her passion and zeal for spreading the good news of God, winning souls into the Kingdom of God and expunging sinners from the gory dungeons of sin are highly recognized and commendable. She is absolutely emotional and animated to the church, the Gospel and everything about her Creator.

 

 

An extremely supportive partner, Erelu Olajumoke is simply, the strongest pillar of support to the political and democratic achievements of her beau, the distinguished Senator Oluwole Olubiyi Fadeyi, the dynamic and zestful Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Abuja.

 

 

As a matter of fact, Erelu Olajumoke has displayed so much affection for the amiable Senator through unwavering support, unalloyed devotion to his democratic ideologies and strategies coupled with her reciprocating fondness for the people her hubby represents at the Red Chambers. Erelu Olajumoke synergized her benevolent acts with those of her beloved Senator Olubiyi Fadeyi by catering for constituency needs under his Osun Senatorial District covering Osogbo, Ila, Boripe, Odo-Otin, Boluwaduro, Ifedayo, Irepodun, Olorunda and Orolu Local Government Areas.

 

 

The ‘birthday girl’, Erelu Olajumoke regularly extends her olive oil of love, passion and care for all widowed women and men in these communities not excluding helpless and hopeless orphans, out of school children, those experiencing excruciating poverty amongst other less-privileged within the Osun Central Senatorial District and beyond. Erelu stands as a rock of Gibraltar, upholding the democratic values of her hubby with in-depth determination, perseverance and tenacity. As the First Lady of Osun Central Senatorial District, Erelu Olajumoke has performed meritoriously contributing immensely to the successful foray and great achievements of her best friend, her best adviser, best confidant and above all best lover, the distinguished Senator Ajagunla Oluwole Olubiyi Fadeyi, the Tayese II of Ifetedo Kingdom.

 

 

 

With the input and advise from Erelu Olajumoke, Senator Olubiyi Fadeyo has brought new hope to the good people of Osun Central Senatorial District, giving our palliatives and economic empowerment equipments like buses, cars, motorcycles, tricycles, hairdressing equipments, barbing gadgets, grinding machines, freezers amongst other vital poverty alleviation to drastically and astronomically reduce poverty from the shores of that senatorial district.

In a nutshell, Erelu Olajumoke, who will be gathering high net-worth dignitaries, top celebrities, society bigwigs, powerful political stalwarts, family, friends and well-wishers come Saturday to celebrate her joining the club of the 50s, could be described as an awesomely delectable queen with an uncommon heart of gold.

Happy birthday to this rare gem, a blessing to humanity and the solid pillar of support behind one of Nigeria’s most reliable Senators, Ajagunla Olubiyi Oluwole Fadeyi.

Barrister Olaitan Ilori

 

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Celebrating Aare Sir Shina Akanni : The Pinnacle of Fuji Music (Photos) – Alhaji Arems

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As the dawn breaks on April 19, the vibrant and rhythmic world of Fuji music celebrates a monumental occasion—the birthday of Aare Sir Shina Akanni, a maestro whose name is synonymous with the genre itself. Today, not only does he add another year to his illustrious life, but he also cements his place as the most highly rated act in the realm of Fuji music.

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Aare Sir Shina Akanni, often hailed as the Fuji Scorpido, has been a beacon of innovation and excellence in Fuji music for decades. His unique voice and high level of composition have earned him the respect and admiration of fans and peers alike. On this special day, we reflect on the journey of a man who has not only mastered his craft but has also become the yardstick by which all other Fuji acts are measured.

Born into the vibrant culture of Mushin, Lagos, Aare Sir Shina Akanni’s musical journey began at a young age. His passion for Fuji music was evident from the start, and over the years, he has released over 30 albums, each one a testament to his dedication and talent. His works such as “Fuji Discovery Medley” and “Shina Medley” have become staples in the Fuji music scene, played and replayed by those who appreciate the depth of his artistry.

But what truly sets Aare Sir Shina Akanni apart is his ability to stay at the pinnacle of Fuji music for over two decades. It’s a feat that speaks volumes about his consistency and the unwavering quality of his music. His latest album, “ABCD,” is yet another example of his musical prowess and innovation, showcasing a blend of traditional Fuji rhythms with contemporary elements.

As we celebrate Aare Sir Shina Akanni’s birthday, it’s not just another year that we’re marking; it’s the celebration of a legacy that has shaped and will continue to shape the future of Fuji music. His influence extends beyond the borders of Nigeria, touching lives and inspiring musicians around the globe.

On this day, the Fuji music community comes together to honor a legend. Aare Sir Shina Akanni’s contributions to the genre are unparalleled, and his status as the most highly rated of all Fuji acts is undisputed. As he celebrates his birthday, we join in the chorus of well-wishes and gratitude for the music that has enriched our lives.

Happy Birthday, Aare Sir Shina Akanni, the undisputed king of Fuji music. May your melodies continue to resonate, and your legacy endure for generations to come.

 

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Call EFCC to order, Nigeria is not a lawless country – Yahaya Bello Media Office

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Confusion as EFCC names ex-Kogi Gov in amended corruption allegations perpetrated before he became Governor

Call EFCC to order, Nigeria is not a lawless country – Yahaya Bello Media Office

 

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About 9:30 am today, the 17th day of April 2024, persons who described themselves as officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrived the Wuse Zone 4 Residence of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to effect his arrest.

This is despite a subsisting Order of injunction granted on 9th February 2024 by the High Court of Justice, Lokoja Division in Suit No. HCL/68M/2024 between Alhaji Yahaya Bello v. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, restraining the Commission either by itself or its agents from harassing, arresting, detaining or prosecuting Alhaji Yahaya Bello, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive fundamental rights enforcement action.

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The EFCC was duly served with that Order on 12th February 2024 and on 26th February 2024; the EFCC filed an Appeal (Appeal No.: CA/ABJ/CV/175/2024: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission v. Alhaji Yahaya Bello) against the said Order to the Court of Appeal Abuja division. The Appeal was accompanied by a Motion for Stay of Execution of the Order of the High Court which the Court of Appeal adjourned for hearing till the 22nd day of April 2024.

Furthermore, Judgment in the substantive case between Alhaji Yahaya Bello and the EFCC is to be delivered at 12 Noon today in Lokoja.

Contrary to all of the above, the EFCC has now laid siege to the home of H.E Yahaya Bello seeking to arrest him in contravention of the extant orders!

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It is a surprise that an agency led by a lawyer could flagrantly disobey a subsisting court order by taking actions contrary to the reliefs granted.

We are aware of the total commitment of the current administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the rule of law and can say categorically that the leadership of the EFCC might have offered the agency on a platter of gold to desperate politicians to convert to their score settling tool without minding the effect on its integrity and the image of Nigeria as regards the rule of law.

A situation where law enforcers disregard the rule of law is a definite recipe for anarchy, which will adversely affect every aspect of the nation’s economy.

Nigerians have perceived the desperation of the anti-graft agency to embarrass and harass the former Governor by all means through spurious allegations, especially the latest one dating back to September 2015, way before he assumed office.
We are aware that there are clandestine moves to correct the error, but with even more questionable allegations, which would embarrass the Commission and Nigeria more than the initial one.
It is unfortunate that an agency that is supposed to enforce the law is now the first culprit with respect to disobedience of court orders.
This is a big dent on the fight against corruption. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.

We call on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to call the EFCC to order in the interest of legal sanity.

MEDIA OFFICE
HE YAHAYA BELLO

 

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