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OYOYO 2023/2024 Ugwuoba football tournament kicks off Dec. 26 By Ifeoma Ikem

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OYOYO 2023/2024 Ugwuoba football tournament kicks off Dec. 26

By Ifeoma Ikem

All is set for the kick off of the 2023/2024 edition of the Ugwuoba football tournament scheduled to take place December 26, 2023 at Ugwuoba, Oji River Local Government Area, Enugu State.

The year’s edition sponsored by Chief Sunny Levi Ikwumeleze, OYOYO Man Global, Obelechukwu ndi Igbo n’ Federal Republic of Ghana, Ozoigbo ndu n’ Ghana is tagged OYOYO Football tournament.

The Secretary General of Ugwuoba Development Union (UDU) Dr Uche Chukwuemeka disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

He said that the participating teams will be drawn from the 17 villages of the town or from the four autonomous communities of Ugwuoba.

“The winner will go home with cash prizes and other consolation materials during a dinner to mark the finale of the tournament.

“This event will help put the Ugwuoba Youths Football tournament on progressive pedestal which is aimed at empowering youths through football match.

He said that Chief Innocent Ndidi Madukaife aka Bus-stop Global, Igwemmiri sumo, was the pioneer sponsor of the tournament.

“Madukaife saw the need to properly channel energies of the youths into something positive for their progress and help alleviate poverty.

He thanked all the past sponsors of the tournament for their inestimable efforts, sacrifices and commitments to the peaceful unification of UDU.

“We thank Chief Innocent Madukanife, Hon.Harrison Okeke, the past Chairman of Oji River LGA and Hon Bar Frank Udemuezue immediate past Chairman of the Oji River local government who brought freshness, vigor, and revitalization into the tournament.

“We are also grateful to a Man created for ndi Ugwuoba, NZE CHIMAOBI DAVID (Aka ji Ofor) who singlehandedly hosted 2022/2023 edition, Chief Chinonso John Maduakor aka Titi camara.

“Chief Sunny Levi Ikwumeleze aka Sunny Best International WA LTD Obelechukwu ndi igbo n’ Federal republic of Ghana, Ozoigbo ndu n’Ghana who changed the UDU Ugwuoba youths football tournament narration by donating tournament cup with cash prizes and other consolations items for this unique edition of 2023/2024.

“Mr Afam Nwokeocha aka GBUYEE Ugwuoba, High chief OSITA Omah aka Okanueme n” Ugwuoba, the President General of UDU”.

He added that at the end of the OYOYO YOUTHS football tournament there will be dinner night where the next sponsor will be unveiled.

 

 

OYOYO 2023/2024 Ugwuoba football tournament kicks off Dec. 26

By Ifeoma Ikem

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Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

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– as Sanwo-Olu’s wife visits Lagos Assembly

 

 

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Friday led a team of young boys to the House of Assembly as part of a mentorship programme she initiated for the boy-child.

The First Lady, who arrived with the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, was received by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and members at a special plenary session held to encourage the children.

Advising the young boys, Dr. Obasa, a lawyer, recalled how, as a young student, he got challenged to love Literature after he attended a theatre performance where someone quoted from one of William Shakespeare’s works without looking at a book or paper.

He advised the children and explained the roles of the legislature in the lives of Lagos State and its residents as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I want you to resolve to be true leaders of tomorrow. And to do this, you must say no to crime. A criminal can never be a leader.

“So try to be good children and students. You have learnt from my colleagues and I today. We all started as youth. All it takes is to be good boys and law-abiding citizens,” he advised.

The Speaker noted that the House takes the welfare of every resident important.

“In the next 25 years, let us hear the impact of this visit from you,” he urged adding that the child’s right law passed by the House protects children of the state just.

He advised the children to ensure that they are able to speak their mother-tongue effectively.

Addressing the House, Dr. Sanwo-Olu said the young boys, under the aegis of the Lagos State Boy Child Initiative, were selected from public and private schools as well as orphanages and correctional facilities.

She noted that focus has mostly been on the girl child adding that the initiative is aimed, among others, to mentor young boys, raise awareness about the rights of the boy child and make them useful to society.

Commending the First Lady, lawmakers who spoke at plenary urged the boys to keep the memory of the visit and apply the advice that they received.

 

Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That A socio-cultural organisation, Yoruba Commitment Forum, YCF has called on the Federal Government to permanently put a check on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Yorubalnd.

 

 

 

 

Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

The group made this known in a statement yesterday, stressing that food shortage in the country would continue unabated if farmers in Yorubaland whose source of livelihood is farming is being destroyed by criminal Fulani herdsmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full text of the Press Release is highlighted below:

 

 

 

NIGERIA’S HEADACHES, FOOD INSECURITY IN YORUBALAND

 

There is a looming danger, a Sword of Damocles, hanging on the neck of Nigerians. That imminent danger is serious food crisis, as an euphemism. It is none other than famine, shone of its half speak. Though it is an impending national crisis but its impact on Yorubaland is going to be calamitous.

 

We have observed that for about seven (7) years now, Fulani herdsmen have been engaging in a relentless destruction of farmlands and settlements in Yorubaland. These criminal Fulani elements resorted to kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of farmers and Yoruba sons and daughters. Neither the Governments, any level, nor Fulani herdsmen’s apologists would claim ignorance of the atrocious activities of these ruthless people. Video recordings of their wicked actions suffuse the internet. The end result is that farmers began to be scared off their farms gradually until now when farms have been completely abandoned.

 

When this started years ago, foresighted individuals raised concerns; they warned about the potential danger of food insecurity beginning with rising food prices and the need to ensure a stable food supply. It appears that Southwest was deliberately targeted and the invasion of our farmlands was the execution of a conscious plan to starve our people to death. We, the Yoruba Nation agitators, cried out for help against the brazen onslaught but none came from the Federal Government led by a Fulani man.

 

Unfortunately, the hens have now come home to roost as the consequences of our action, or rather inaction, are now here for real with food shortages and very high prices making it increasingly difficult for our people to access the basic necessity of food.

Before the current bad situation spirals out of control, we hasten to inform the Government that there is no alternative to large scale farming which Fulani herdsmen have destroyed by waging a war against farmers. Subsistence farming through the backyards, as good as it is, cannot serve the purpose of assuring any people of food security. Farmlands in the South West must be made very safe. We state emphatically that the situation whereby a basket of tomatoes is sold for #4000 in the North while the same is sold in Yorubaland for #150,000 is callous, ruthless and unacceptable to us

We also call for assistance to use cheaper rail transport among others to assist our market men and women. Other regions do this,why not here in YORUBALAND?

 

Secondly, Governments must incentivise farmers whose investments have been destroyed during the war of attrition waged against them by Fulani terrorists. Without Government’s financial assistance, there is no way most farmers will be able to go back to farming, even if security of their lives and new investments are assured.

 

Signed.

 

Otunba Hon Tayo Onayemi

 

Barr Akeem Aponmade

 

Barr Femi Mokikan

 

Otunba Niyi Sodiya

 

Dr Kayode Olunuga

 

Mrs Buky Tunde Oshunrinde

 

Mrs Sola Maja

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MFM Global annual WATER OF FIRE is brewing for Wonders

Power must change hands WATER OF FIRE, the global annual program of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, is slated to hold on the 6TH OF JULY 2024 at the prayer city kilometer 12 Lagos Ibadan Express Way Ogun State Nigeria.

This event has transformed lives and brought forth undiluted miracles through the wonder working power of God, this is a program that is widely attended by the highs and lows of nations worldwide as Dr.DK Olukoya the General Overseer of The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries never fails to release dynamic prayers that touches the very deep of problems beyond human comprehension the WATER OF FIRE program is usually held in the month of July every year to God be the glory don’t miss it You are advised to be there with three bottles of water.

And come early so you can get a seat.

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