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Road to 2023: 52 Ijebu traditional rulers endorse Abiodun for second term …No alternative to him now, says Awujale

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Road to 2023: 52 Ijebu traditional rulers endorse Abiodun for second term
…No alternative to him now, says Awujale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 traditional rulers in the Ijebu Traditional Council, on Thursday, publicly announced their endorsement of the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, for another term of four years in office.

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Fathers who converged on the Awujale’s Palace, Ijebu Ode, unanimously threw their weight behind the governor’s re-election bid, citing his sterling performance since he assumed office in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin said the traditional rulers conveyed their endorsement in a communique read by the Secretary of the Council, Obiri of Ayepe-Ijebu, Oba Rosiji Ogunbanjo, at the end of their monthly meeting presided over by the President of the council, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikirulai Kayode Adetona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Awujale said he was proud of the governor’s giant strides and advised those eyeing the office of Governor to wait till 2027.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dapo Abiodun is simply the best for now. We do not intend to change him”, the royal father enthused as he prayed for the incumbent governor.
Reading the communique, Oba Ogunbanjo, said after reviewing happenings in Ijebuland and Ogun State under the leadership of Governor Abiodun, the Council unanimously endorsed him to continue in office beyond 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The monarchs specifically commended the governor for signing into law, the Obas and Chiefs Laws of Ogun State 2021, which according to them has positively reformed installation and burial rights of traditional rulers in Ogun State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The traditional rulers who noted that the governor has demonstrated inclusive governance that has brought down drastically, the political heat in the state, also lauded him for carrying out projects equitably in the various divisions of the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They listed projects such as the ljebu-Ode-Epe dual carriage way; the Agro-Cargo Airport located in iperu-Remo; the reconstruction of Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway; Kobape Housing Estate; the Ray-Power Road; llaro-Owode Road; Imasayi – Ayetoro Road among infrastructural projects carried by Abiodun-led administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Ijebu Traditional Council noted the governor’s pledge on the development of the deep seaport in Ogun Waterside Local Government and we encourage him to see to the actualization of the project;

 

 

 

 

 

“The governor has attracted an unprecedented inflow of direct foreign investments to the state and making the state the preferred investment destination;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The governor has increased the Internally Generated Revenue for the state to a record level that has made the state number three in Nigeria according to BudgIT Report 2021;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The governor and his officials continue to accord regard and reverence to traditional rulers and institutions in Ogun State;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Taking the sterling performance of the governor and his team into cognisance, members deliberated further on the future of the state. And therefore, the ljebu Traditional Council (ITC) unanimously endorsed the second term bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun as governor of Ogun state, for him to continue his good, people-oriented developmental projects and services in the state beyond 2023”, the traditional rulers submitted in the communiqué.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in his remarks, the Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yunusa Adekoya, declared that another four years of Abiodun’s leadership will turn Ogun to the utopia area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responding, Governor Abiodun thanked the monarchs for their support and declaration of their endorsement for his contuinuty in office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the event, Abiodun, who extolled the virtue of Adetona, said the monarch, is a father to him recalling some of good things he had benefitted personally, from the traditional ruler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abiodun, who highlighted some of the developmental and infrastructural projects executed by his administration in Ijebuland and the state in general, said the Agro Cargo Airport alone, had attracted multi-billion naira projects to the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, the Airport project that he inherited from his predecessor, had earned the state a cheque of N3.5billion from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), for 100 hectares of land.

In addition, the governor said one of the partners of the state, had paid $400million dollars to invest in the Cargo Airport area.

Abiodun said for these investments, the state only contributed land.

 

 

 

 

 

The governor, who appreciated the people of the state for their support promised not to rest on his oars, as he continues in 2023.

Road to 2023: 52 Ijebu traditional rulers endorse Abiodun for second term
…No alternative to him now, says Awujale

 

 

 

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Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly

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Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly

He who takes care of the widows and elderly is blessed! The voice of Influence Foundation has decided to put smiles on the faces of the widows and the elderly in Abule Egba, Lagos axis on the 22nd of December, 2022.

Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly

According to the founder of Voice Of Influence Foundation, Chief ( Mrs) Grace Adekanle, the move is to make comfort them and also to be a channel of joy to the widows and elderly ones who are mostly neglected by the society during the festive periods. She also stated that the foundation is a haven of love for the less privileged.

Olori Esther Benson, who is among the volunteers for the lofty project reaffirms their decision to make the Christmas outreach a merry hearts for widows and the Elderly. She urged everyone to support the foundation with gifts and cash for the project and be a blessing to the widows and elderly.

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Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon

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Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon

*Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon* By Mohammed Funsho Abdullahi.

I hate praise-singing or flattery because I believe they are traits and habits of sycophants. But every writer is also, by nature, a reporter; we always love to document our experiences, either good or bad. Hence, this piece is about my encounter with Seyi Tinubu, son of APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It is about what stood out for me and, of course, my general impression of the young, successful businessman.
Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon
Economist and author, Tope Fasua once narrated how Asiwaju Bola Tinubu sought him out after reading some of his commentaries on the article he (Asiwaju) had written about some economic policies. My path to Seyi followed a similar pattern. I had written an article in which I observed that Seyi was doing a good job of upholding his father’s legacy of human cultivation which, for me, has been the biggest secret of Asiwaju’s humongous political network and powerbase.
Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon
I sent a link to the writeup to one of the closest guys around Seyi Tinubu, who also happens to be a personal friend. He obviously shared the article with Seyi and requested him to see me when next he was in Abuja. He granted his request and when, on Tuesday, my friend confirmed that he was in town, he asked me to come with him to the ‘Youth House’ to meet a man I had always admired for his breathtaking and compelling entrepreneurial success in marketing communications, a sector I also happen to have more than a passing interest.
I am, by nature, an observer rather than a researcher. Most of my writings are personal commentaries on events and people. And having observed how deeply invested Seyi Tinubu had been in his father’s campaigns for the country’s topmost job, the Presidency, I had initially planned to write about how his active involvement in the electioneering process is changing the almost established narrative of children of politicians not joining political struggles.
With captions such as “Seyi Tinubu inaugurates youth campaign office in Kano,” “Seyi Tinubu leads one million man march for Tinubu,” “Seyi Tinubu plans youth engagement forum for Tinubu,” etc dominating newspaper headlines; then you know that when the story is written about those who make Asiwaju’s victory possible, none would arguably deserve more praises and commendation than his own son. Possibly for the first time in our nation’s political history, the biological son of a politician is joining the campaign fray, jettisoning  the ‘Ajebota’ practice of having children of political candidates hide away while others work their hearts out for the victory of their parents.
But beyond what is being reported in the media, what I saw on Tuesday at The Youth House clearly validated the claims Seyi made in some of his interviews, about working hard to be his own man, and how he was determined to create his own legacy and not tie himself to his “father’s apron.” I now know that those were not just mere talks. On that Tuesday, as I saw Seyi Tinubu working his hearts out, subjecting himself to a most hectic and grueling schedule and enjoying the thrill of the struggles of life which must have made his father into the accomplished political enigma he is today; I concluded that it would be most unfair for anyone to belittle the achievements of this hardworking man simply on account of his surname.
I am sure many of us must be familiar with stories of rich kids who are totally disinterested in their own progress, not to talk of those of others, parents or not. But Seyi is one of the few exceptions, he has shown that he has a large dose of fighting spirit in him, and he is working  hard to take charge of his life, fully secure in the knowledge that he is not responsible for what happened before he was born. He must have resolved not to let the judgements of others, about whether or not his success was a consequence of his family name, get him down.
In one of his recollections of the lessons he learnt from his parents, Seyi once told a reporter: “That’s how my dad raised us to be. We were all told from day one: once you are done with school, that’s all we can give you.” But in truth, Seyi did get more than a good education from his father, the Jagaban. He learnt the secret of loyalty cultivation and the benefit of investing in people.
As every good student of business and management should know, the best investment, one which yields the greatest return, is in people. This is the skill that is hardest to cultivate, but one which represents the greatest source of strength for every powerful individual; and one whose core foundation is the exclusive focus on what matters which, to most people, is their welfare and wellbeing.
It is said that for a leader to earn the loyalty of his followers, he must be able to show that if they (the followers) are ready to die for him, he would at least also be willing to faint for them. A leader focuses not so much on what matters to him as a person, but rather on what matters to those who follows him. By showing concern about the wellbeing of his followers, a leader is able to cultivate loyalty and dedication. This is one secret Seyi Tinubu has mastered.
I visited him the same day he arrived Abuja, so the crowd of people I saw was quite expected. There were quite a number of groups waiting to see him, aside those with individual appointments. The Youth House witnessed a beehive of activities on the day in question, and Seyi was obviously looking very tired and overworked. When it was my turn to see him, he first explained why the meeting would have to be brief, almost apologizing that he was filling sick. But in spite of the ‘crazy’ schedule he had ran for the day and the telling effect it was having on his physical appearance; Seyi still remember to ask me, after we were done talking, whether “everything was fine with me.” I couldn’t believe someone that stressed out, and who still had a lot of people waiting to see him, would care to know how someone was faring at that busy moment. I was impressed!
I left The Youth House with the impression that Seyi is, indeed, an unusual silver spoon kid. While most rich kids are brash and arrogant, Seyi is courteous, polite and friendly. He also has one of the strongest work ethics I have seen in any young man of my generation. No doubt, beyond his success as a politician, I believe Jagaban has done a wonderful job in the home front as well, raising a man like Seyi who treats every man with dignity while living a life of inspiration and meaning.

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SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY

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SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

 

 

The first thanksgiving church service commemorating the reopening of SCOAN for local and international members for worship after the passing of its founder, Senior Prophet TB Joshua holds on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

 

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

The founder passed on last year June 5, 2021 and the church did not reopen till December 5,2021 when the church commenced its usual Sunday services.

 

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

 

Though the church was not in operation as at the time the founder passed on, the man of God had insisted he would not reopen the church after the relaxation of Covid-19 pandemic insisting unlike other churches which started operating that he would wait for God’s directive regarding SCOAN reopening.

 

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

 

This Sunday, SCOAN members from different countries and continents are gathering to celebrate what the SCOAN leader Pastor Mrs Evelyn TB Joshua described as “God’s faithfulness, love, blessing, favour, mercy, salvation and triumph of His mission for mankind as given to His departed servant, Prophet TB Joshua.

 

 

 

 

Part of the activities lined up for the Thanksgiving Service, include a weeklong reaching out to the underprivileged, the sick, widows, disabled and motherless homes and the hungered in diverse forms being crowned with the Sunday Thanksgiving service.

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