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Why Obanikoro deserves re-election to the Green Chamber of the National Assembly …..plus his intimidating achievements

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Why Obanikoro deserves re-election to the Green Chamber of the National Assembly .....plus his intimidating achievements

Why Obanikoro deserves re-election to the Green Chamber of the National Assembly

…..plus his intimidating achievements

 

 

 

As electioneering process has begun in earnest in the country, every politician is busy running around to seek political office or retain their current positions. Our media house will be doing some spotlights on the achievements of these politicians so as to determine if they truly deserve a re-election.

 

 

Consequently, we will be starting with Honourable Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro (IBO) whom many of his constituents, particularly the youths see as the pride of Eti-Osa and Lagos in general. Our media visited Eti-Osa, starting from Obalende to Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki, Ajah, Ogombo and many other areas within the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

This spotlight therefore highlights Hon. Obanikoro’s achievements and how he has fulfilled some of his campaign promises to his constituents, while hoping to continue and finish the good work he has started with the good people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

Our media gathered that consultations and meetings have begun in earnest for Rep. Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro popularly called IBO, the honourable representing Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State at the House of Representatives, Abuja in preparation for his second term bid as the people’s representative come 2023.

IBO MHR who is rounding off his tenure as a first timer in the Green Chamber has been very consistent and keen about the development and progress of Eti-Osa. This explains why he runs an open-door policy to welcome ideas and suggestion that would fast-track development in Eti-Osa and its environs.

In his almost three years in the House of Representatives, he has brought significant progress and development to Eti-Osa through different legislative intervention programmes. Eti-Osa now wears a new look through some of his intervention projects, and with the cooperation and partnership with the Lagos State Government and the four local council executives within the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, his constituents have been enjoying the dividends of democracy all around.

Since his first empowerment programme in 2020 as a legislator, there have been several commendations and applause from party leaders, party faithfuls and constituents alike.

In the area of legislation, Rep. Obanikoro he has been able to make feasible contributions in the House, and through some oversight functions as a legislator. This, he believes, has brought some democratic dividends to Nigerians and by extension to the people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

He contributed to the debate that ensured an increase in the amount allocated to health sector in Nigeria. His motions in the House include:

A motion on the need to urgently address the deplorable state of the military and
paramilitary barracks within Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

A co-sponsored motion on the need to immortalize Dr. Stella Adadevoh for the role she played during the Ebola crisis in Obalende which is within Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

A call for the capturing of Nigerians in Diaspora in the electoral reform
amendment bill.

A motion on the need to urgently evacuate abandoned planes from our runways.

A motion on the need to urgently address the deplorable state of infrastructure, lack of amenities and inhumane treatment of patients in LUTH.

We can also hinted that he has some awaiting bills in the House which include:

A bill for an Act to alter the provision of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria to make economic and social rights in Chapter 2 justifiable under the
Constitution and Related Matters.

A Bill for an Act to amend the administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and for
other related matter to prohibit public parade of suspects before and after arraignment.

A Bill for an act to amend the National Commission for Rehabilitation Act, CAP N22 LFN 2004 and related matter to increase fines provided for by the ACT and other related matters.

On human capital development, Rep. Obanikoro seems to have covered a lot as we confirmed that he has empowered numerous petty traders with cash to enhance their businesses. He trained and empowered over 70 constituents in various artisanal skills; trained and empowered over 120 constituents on agro-mechanized farming; secured employment for a constituent in the University of Calabar; facilitated the recruitment of a constituent into the Department of State Services Agency; ensured prompt payment of pension benefits for some constituents; facilitated the redeployment of NYSC members (constituents) from highly
volatile states; and secured employment for constituents with the National Taskforce.

Observing the infrastructural deficit in Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Rep. Obanikoro through his legislative interventions facilitated several infrastructural development projects to the constituency. These projects include the construction and equipping of a standard healthcare centre at Lafiaji, Eti-Osa; rehabilitation of roads at Shola Omole Street in Ado and Odo Street in Obalende respectively; facilitation of the installation of solar street lights at Prince Olanrewaju
Elegushi Street at IIasan area of Eti-Osa through the Rural Electrification
Agency (REA); rehabilitation of the main road at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island (Ongoing); rehabilitation of the Olufemi Olatunji Road by Ajiran Road Junction; rehabilitation of 2 roads at Osapa London; rehabilitation and drainage construction of Omoba Murphy Adetoro
Street at Ajah; construction of a block of 3 classrooms for a secondary school at Ajiran; and many others.

From all indications, education is one of the top priorities in the agenda of Rep. Obanikoro. He felt creativity and invention through education could open wider opportunities for the festering of ideas, therefore in a bid to achieve this, he has assisted constituents in the admission of numerous students into various secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of
education and nursing schools; provided free school bus to commute students within the constituency; sponsored summer coaching for students within the constituency; facilitated the redeployment of various NYSC members to preferred state; facilitated the construction of various classroom blocks in schools within the constituency; distribution of laptops to school and outstanding individuals within the constituency; provision of school furniture to numerous schools across the constituency, and the distribution of free jamb forms.

Also during the peak of the pandemic, he successfully distributed relief materials such as food items, facemasks, hand sanitizers, etc. across Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

From our records, it was observed that no past Member of the House of Representatives in Eti-Osa Federal Constituency ( including some son of the soil) has ever met up with IBO’s achievements, as most of them only prefers the stomach infrastructure ideology to the physical and infrastructural development which IBO has adopted.

These are some of his achievements we have been able to put together. His projects and achievements are visible all around the constituency. We also gathered that indeed people benefited from his empowerment programmes as testimonies from the beneficiaries proved it all.

He is presently seeking his constituents’ support in his re-election bid to represent them at the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Why Obanikoro deserves re-election to the Green Chamber of the National Assembly .....plus his intimidating achievements

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Presidency Clears The Air On Aisha Yesufu’s Allegation of Tinubu Being snubbed in SA

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Presidency Clears The Air On Aisha Yesufu's Allegation of Tinubu Being snubbed in SA

The Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, O’tega Ogra, has revealed why President Bola Tinubu was at the second row at the inauguration of the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The explanation from Ogra came after a video surfaced online claiming that President Bola Tinubu was snubbed by President Cyril Ramaphosa at his inauguration.
Presidency Clears The Air On Aisha Yesufu's Allegation of Tinubu Being snubbed in SA
While reacting to the video which was shared online by Aisha Yesufu, Ogra said that the first row at the inauguration was reserved for kings and royalty in South Africa, and that President Ramaphosa was not expected to start greeting people at the time of the trending video. He said that Ramaphosa was called to the podium by the inauguration compere
He added that after the national anthem, the South African President went ahead to greet the visiting presidents who were standing on the second row.

 

Aisha Yesufu, you have the constitutionally guaranteed right to express yourself, but your consistent display of crass ignorance and shameful behavior, seemingly aimed at garnering likes and retweets, in the name of your disdain and hatred (which you profess at any given opportunity) for Nigeria is shameful to say the least.

For the record:

1. That first row at today’s inauguration was reserved for South African kings/royalty.
2. The South African President wasn’t expected to start greeting dignitaries at the time of the video you shared and he was respectfully recalled to the podium by the inauguration compere (see video below).
3. Immediately after President Ramaphosa finished the anthem, he went ahead to greet the visiting presidents who were all seated in the second row (similar to the way visiting presidents were seated in the third row during Nigeria’s own inauguration on May 29, 2023 – see pictures below).

Madam Yesufu @AishaYesufu, your persistent ignorance and hatred create a very toxic mix, which you have shown a remarkable ability to embody and fully personify.

A cautionary word: With or without your personal enmity, Nigeria will succeed. I truly hope you receive your “Elon Cheque” in full this month.

#TheTiger

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SANWO-OLU: WE’LL ARREST THOSE BEHIND KIDNAPPING OF LEBANESE NATIONALS 

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SANWO-OLU MOURNS MEDICAL DOCTOR, DR. DIASO, ORDERS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION

Says Lagos will not condone people with evil intentions

 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday vowed to arrest perpetrators behind the recent kidnapping of the three Lebanese nationals, including the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited, Muhammed Fouani, saying his government would not condone people of evil intentions in the State.

He assured Lagos residents, particularly business owners and religious tourists, of adequate security in the state, saying his administration is committed to making the State peaceful, attractive and homely.

Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Revd. Israel Akanji, and his entourage at the Lagos House, Alausa, on Wednesday.

The Governor, while confirming the kidnapping and release of three Lebanese, said the incident happened on the big water on their way to Ikorodu and not around Five Cowry in Falomo, as reported.

He said, “The security of life and property is paramount, and we do not leave anything to chance on that. The very recent incident that happened in Lagos was about the kidnapping of three members of our Lebanese community. We are happy that they have been released, and this morning (Wednesday), I met with them, and we have useful information to ensure that the perpetrators of the act are not going to be spared.

“We know we have an idea of how far they have gone, and we will do everything to ensure that we do not give them a space in our city and state. I want to assure all our citizens and businesses, both national and international, that Lagos will continue to remain safe and peaceful. People thought the incident happened around the Five Cowry, Falomo. No, it actually happened on the big water on the way to Ikorodu. So they were not even around Falomo.

“We want to assure you that we are on top of it. The security operatives are combing all the necessary areas. This is a strong signal that Lagos will not condone such people with evil intentions. They do not deserve any sort of recognition. So, we will continue to make Lagos peaceful. We will continue to make it attractive and homely. We will continue to ensure that businesses thrive. We will ensure people live and work in a conducive environment.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu, while responding to the request of the Nigerian Baptist Convention to host the annual Baptist World Alliance in Nigeria for the first time in over a century, promised to ensure a safe and delightful experience for all foreign religious tourists coming to Lagos next month for the convention, noting that religious organisations are stakeholders in governance.

He said, “Nigeria and Lagos are ready to host the world. We believe it is a thing of joy and celebration to be acknowledged and identified with not only the African body but the global body of the Baptist Convention.

“We want to assure all the international visitors that will be coming that Lagos State Government will support you. We will ensure that we provide additional security in and around the hotel environment so that everybody will feel safe and will also taste the hospitality of Lagos.”

Speaking earlier, the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Revd Akanji, commended the giant strides of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, especially in food and transport palliatives for residents during these economic challenges in the country.

“We want to appreciate a lot of reforms going on in Lagos State. We want to thank you for the transportation. Rail transportation has brought a lot of conveniences to our people. We want to thank you for your consideration concerning the staggering number of days of work for staff. That has brought relief to so many of our people. We want to thank you for your proactiveness all the time when it has to do with health care. We also thank you for the security in Lagos State,” he said.

Revd. Akanji, who is the President of the African Baptist Convention, solicited the support of the Lagos State Government to host the annual Baptist World Alliance, which has its headquarters in the United States of America.

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LG Chairmen Tenure: Gov Fubara Deserves Nobel Peace Prize – Nigerians In Diaspora*

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*LG Chairmen Tenure: Gov Fubara Deserves Nobel Peace Prize – Nigerians In Diaspora*

 

 

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has nominated Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the Nobel Peace Prize for saving democracy and eschewing illegality in Rivers State.

The group, in a statement on Tuesday, said the governor was brave, decisive and swift to direct Heads of Local Government Administration to assume responsibility for the 23 council areas.

Recall that Governor Fubara ordered elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors to step aside on Monday after the expiration of their three-year tenure.

In the statement signed by Dr Markson Martins, the Diaspora group hailed the governor for skillfully avoiding potential criminality and a breakdown of law and order with a view towards a peaceful transition.

Martins said Fubara embodies the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize, adding that his unwavering commitment to democracy, stability, and the well-being of his people makes him an inspiration to Nigerians and a shining example for African leaders.

The group, therefore, urged other Nigerian leaders to emulate Governor Fubara’s exemplary leadership, prioritizing the rule of law, democracy, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

“We proudly nominate Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize. This recognition is in honour of his exemplary leadership and commitment to upholding democracy in Rivers State,” Martins said.

“Recently, Governor Fubara demonstrated his dedication to the rule of law by directing Heads of Local Government Administration to assume responsibility for the 23 council areas.

“This decisive action followed the expiration of the three-year tenure of elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen, and councillors. By taking this step, he skillfully avoided potential illegality and a breakdown of law and order, ensuring a peaceful transition.

“Governor Fubara’s leadership embodies the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize. His unwavering commitment to democracy, stability, and the well-being of his people makes him an inspiration to Nigerians and a shining example for African leaders.

“His actions have not only maintained peace in Rivers State but also strengthened trust in government. We urge the Nobel Committee to recognize Governor Fubara’s remarkable achievement and award him the Nobel Peace Prize.

“His leadership is a beacon of hope for Nigeria and Africa, and this recognition will further inspire him and other leaders to prioritize peace, democracy, and the greater good.

“We call on other Nigerian leaders to emulate Governor Fubara’s exemplary leadership, prioritizing the rule of law, democracy, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.”

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