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Sunday, August 2, 2020

August 02, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: INDIAN TOP UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, ADEBIZZ CROWNED RED CARPET PAGEANT QUEEN 2020

Abisoye Alabge (Adebizz), a 24 years old Oyo State indigene has been crowned Red Carpet Pageant Queen International 2020.

Abisoye Alabge (Adebizz) bagged her Bachelor Degree in Micro Biology from PUNE University INDIA in 2018 after completing her diploma in Conservation Science at Obafemi Awolowo University, South West Nigeria in 2013.

The newly Crowned Queen is a Young entrepreneur and CEO of Adebizz Fingerz; a fully registered beauty and fashion entreprise based in Lagos Nigeria.

Red Carpet Queen Pageant is an international Reality TV Pageant with a focus of helping young girls who seek to pursue profitable career as Red Carpet hosts, TV Presenters, Commercial Models, etc.

Following a 6 months of fierce stages of the highly competitive pageant with over 45 girls selected from auditions, top 9 finalist emerged for the Grand Finale which held on 31st of July 2020 after 7 days of maranthon battle for the coveted crown in the Red Carpet Mansion, Lagos Nigeria.

Adebizz beat 8 outstanding finalist to her iconic performance in Tasks, Votes, Character and Intelligence to clinch the Crown, Five Hundred Thousand Naira Grand Prize (N500,000), $USD3,000 Skincare training, mentorship and product launch scholarship by COC international Beauty School, One year free make up by Jasmine Empire, One year free photo cover by Judore Studios and lots more.

The first and 2nd runner ups as Red Carpet Queen Glamour and Red Carpet Queen Top Model respectively are; Joy Obi (Barbie) from Delta State and Winner Okorie (Winishezel) from Abia State, who also clinched $USD1,000 Skincare formulation scholarship each by COC International Beauty School, One year free make up by Jasmine Empire and One year photo cover by Judore Studios. Meanwhile, Grace Zikiye from Bayelsa State and Jane Emeka from Anambra State emerged 4th and 5th positions as Red Carpet Queen Photogenic and Red Carpet Queen Congeniality respectively.

Red Carpet Queen 2020 edition was tagged ‘Making A Statement Edition’ and truly every segment of the contest lived up to its statement and one of such is the fact that the winner was crowned with a diamond reflective tiara specially ordered from Turkey just to suit its purpose.

Congratulations to Queen Adebizz and her runner ups on their new dawn.

During the 7 days battle in the mansion, Top CEO, Industry Experts and Executives of the supporting brands took turns to visit the contestants to inspire them from their wealth of knowledge, sharing their stories of success in their various endeavours. This indeed lends credence to the excellence the show portrays.

Red Carpet Queen International Reality TV Pageant 2020 was powered by Red Carpet On TV Media and supported by Phamatex Industries Ltd, Qualitea Nigeria, Dabinchi Global Ltd, COC International Beauty School, Jasmine Empire, Judore Studios, OhWow PopCorn, Pageant Studio Africa, Rukkies House and Hi Zobo drink.

Friday, July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Àfòpiná (Butterfly), Allen Sowore


There is an act of human akin to the behaviuor of moths, that are instinctively attracted to light and are sometimes observed to go directly into flames, seemingly committing hara-kiri.

Let me put it  more succinctly, a butterfly that attempts to extinguish barbeque fire (Labalábá tófé pa iná suya) is certainly on a self destruction.

I have recently observed the activities of some media aides and hirelings of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who have resorted to sharing my old posts (I mean articles, which I wrote when I was SA, New Media to the Governor) on various social media platforms for the twin purpose of misrepresenting facts and current realities, and also to blackmail me cheaply. Their motive is wretched and inglorious because they only seek to extinguish the new fireworks from my side, which they have been unable to withstand.

Àfòpiná tó ní òun ó pa fìtíla ara ẹ̀ ni yó pa.

In their low thinking, by sharing my old articles, they hope to deceive the people on one hand the articles are recent, while also hoping that they would succeed in demarketing my unique way of writing. Fortunately, they have succeeded in promoting the brand name "Allen Sowore". To the glory of God, I have now become the leading light in the media team of Ondo State Government. Oluwaseun.

Many of the media hirelings of the governor can no longer write anything on their own again except copy and paste what Allen Sowore wrote in the past 3 and half years. 

Àfòpiná tó ní òun ó pa fìtíla ara ẹ̀ ni yó pa.

Surprisingly, even their paymaster, Arakunrin, like a moth to a flame has also taken upon himself this attitude of attacking his Deputy everywhere he went. Recently, Arakunrin did mention that the Deputy Governor has no electoral value. Why then do you dissipate your energy on a man that has no electoral value, running from pillar to post in the process ? No one would spend considerable time, energy and resources on stopping a man without electoral value as Arakunrin has attempted in recent months. Methinks someone somewhere in Alagbaka is lying to themselves.

All those who clandestinely envied the position of the Deputy Governor and plotted to replace him (including the now famous Okete) have ended like the proverbial butterfly which attempted to quench suya fire.

Àfòpiná tó ní òun ó pa fìtíla ara ẹ̀ ni yó pa.

Within and outside Ondo State, it's needless for anyone to tell us that the Deputy Governor, Alfred Agboola Ajayi has no electoral value. The results of previous and recent elections are verifiable evidences of his electoral worth. Most recently, the outcome of the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) election held on 22nd July, 2020 has reaffirmed, that Agboola Alfred Ajayi, without sounding immodest, is a game changer and one of the  leading lights of Ondo State politics.

Any attempt by these  butterflies to quench the shinning light will be an exercise in futility and tantamount to committing political harakiri. Shikena!

Àfòpiná tó ní òun ó pa fìtíla ara ẹ̀ ni yó pa.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

July 26, 2020

#Smart360MediaAt5: Recounts of Achievements



July 25th, 2015 Smart360media started with a blog page which is still in existence till date and one of the top blog page in southwest Nigeria.
www.smart360media.com.ng

According to the blog analytics over 3700 published articles, 435900 views and over 5 contributors so far.

Between the 5 years of existence, the brand had gave birth to 5 more sub-brands viz:

1. Smart360media Publications: A blog for news and updates.
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2. 360 Ankara Vantage: Nigeria number 1 ready to wear ankara clothing and accessories brand.
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3. 360 Ankara Fashion Exhibition and Beauty Contest: Show casing our culture and heritage with the usage of Ankara clothing and accessories.

4. Asiwaju Adeola Foundation: Helping the less privileges via providing food, care, good health and sustainable education across the globe.

5. Healthy Rhizome D'lite: An agricultural brand for the production of Ginger powder, Garlic powder and Turmeric powder among others, for food and health/medical usaged.

Each brands under Smart360Media stands unique and excellent.

Achievements of Smart360Media have been mind blowing for the past 5 years, part of which are the newly added brands, 2 media partners deal, Media partner to over 100 events across Nigeria  and 11 awards Of different categories.

Congratulations to all our supporters, partners, fans and clients, it's indeed an amazing years together.

Keep believing in us as we keep growing to satisfy your best interest.

Asiwaju Olorunsomo Smart
CEO SMART360MEDIA

Friday, July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

ONDO 2020: BABATUNDE ALLI EMERGES PEOPLES REDEMPTION PARTY (PRP) GUBER CANDIDATE



The candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in the forthcoming October 10 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, Mr. Babatunde Alli, has pledged to initiate robust mainstream developmental initiatives premised on the social democratic paradigm of the party to move the state forward if elected as governor.

Babatunde, who was elected through the indirect mode of the party’s governorship primary election held at the Goodness Event Center, Agagu Road, in Akure on Thursday, was elected unopposed.

According to him, “we as a political party, have a history of being champions of the interest of the masses and have demonstrated that in our 42years of existence as a political party. As a governor, I will center governance all about the common man”.

Similarly, the State Chairman of the party, said the party if voted into power, would run an open government and improve on the laudable achievements of governance in the state.

In his remark, Wolimoh Olajide the National Youth Leader of the party, who Chaired the Primary Committee, charged members of the party to commence person to person campaign using the instrumentalities of social media for the victory of the party.

Mr. Nicholas Okoli led the INEC monitoring team to the event and members of the State Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) as well as the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Ondo State were in attendance.

Monday, July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

#Ondo2020: Kola Ademujimi Writes Idanre Delegates


RE: BETWEEN KOLA ADEMUJIMI AND IDANRE DELEGATES

Our attention has been drawn to an article by an online blogger with the above caption. Ordinarily, we could have ignored it but, due to our quest to always educate people with low intelligence quotient as the writer of the article, his cohorts and to lay the facts on the table to afford the public know the truth for an informed conclusion.

The first truth that should be sacrosanct is the fact that, the platform which the writer choose to vent his anger against Dr Kola Ademujimi was for PDP members  and not an APC or SDP platform which gave him away as someone sponsored by the APC opposition collaborators within PDP to cause disaffection among loyal party members.

Another truth is that Dr Kola Ademuji is an experienced grassroot politician that has every right to support and work any of the aspirants of his choice.The question is: Why these attacks on Dr Ademujimi?

Dr Kola Ademujimi, apart being the Ajiroba of Idanre Kingdom till date and a Knight of Methodist Church Nigeria, enjoys a personal relationship with the Paramount Ruler of Idanre Kindom which transcends beyond politics.

Idanre indigenes are quite aware of this uncommon father-son relationship.

It is therefore laughable and illogical for a write that he denied the symbol of institution that conferred on him an enviable chieftaincy title access to the State Governor!

Dr Ademujimi is far above such pettiness.

Another truth remains that, no one can push anyone away from politics.It is free entry and free exit.

Those mentioned by this fire brigade writer as being pushed out of politics,are adults whose political decisions they took must be respected.

But none of them could accused Dr Ademujimi as the architect of whatever they became in politics today.

Life, they say, is a risk and it's for risk takers

Olusegun Mimiko took the risk and he became Governor. Same as HE Agboola Ajayi, that was pushed out of the PDP, took the risk and became the current Deputy Governor of Ondo State: the same state Governor Mimiko governed for 8 years.

The fact remains that all these notable politicians including Dr Kola Ademujimi and Hon Festus Olanrewaju Akingbaso, MHA,are all risk takers, grassroot politicians and not opportunist politicians.

It now beats our Imagination as to why the writer could compare Cocoa Merchants, and practising business guys to practising politicians. 

Now in response to your writing about the person of Eyitato Jegede you tried to parade as saint. While the subject of this rejoinder is not about him, however, we should not shy away from asking pertinent questions our writer failed to ask his 'idol' which is: How and what brought Eyitayo Jegede to Akure to join politics which he has now discovered the honey in it is sweeter than the honey to the extent of leaving his professional calling in Yola, Adamawa State, that fetched him the title of SAN.

To further help the writer,we refer him to Barrister Remi Olatubura and Dr Olumide Ayeni, that Lawyer from Ijebu that worked very hard to get Dr Mimiko his mandate, they would lecture him on all he needs to know about 'Saint Jedege' whom he tried unsuccessfully to paint white, and other salient information on Jegede's journey to Ondo state politics.

The next question should be: how many LP members saw Eyitayo Jegede before during and after the 2007 election and the struggle to reclaim the stolen mandate at the election petition tribunal in 2009?

The man was invited to be the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice after the struggle had been won. His record of performance in that office is not the purpose of this rejoinder.

For the record, we make bold to say that, no politician of Idanre extraction, either dead or alive, could match what Dr Kola Ademujimi has done for Idanre people as a Medical Doctor who,till date, maintains the largest hospital complex in Idanre Kingdom and now practically serves as free cost hospital. From his stint as the Member representing Idanre in Ondo State House of Assembly, as the Chairman of Ondo state Housing  Corporation during the regime of late Governor Adefarati, apart from employing Idanre indigenes to various cadre in that government establishment,he ensured all Idanre applicants for land allocations at Oba Afunbiowo Housing Estate acquired such land allocation for just #96,000.00.

Today, the estate is otherwise known as Idanre Estste due to the large population of Idanre indigenes.

His loyalty, dedication, steadfastness, humility and honesty made him the longest serving Chief Of Staff to any State Governor in Nigeria.

Despite the limited space he had to operate, used the position to the overall benefits of his people in Idanre, party members and everyone that came across him in the course of his diligent service to humanity.

Today, Dr Ademujimi enjoys that credibility among the political class in Ondo State and his recent appointment as DG Agboola Ajayi Pre Campaign Organization has brought much needed seriousness to the task.This shall manifest in the coming days.

We therefore advise the writer and his sponsor to wait till after the PDP primary and direct their attacks on our common political enemy, APC instead of Dr Kola Ademujimi who is today being envied for his meteoric and intimidating political credentials.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

July 18, 2020

Audio: Starbee ft Cledo - Cashout



Fast Rising Artist Cledo pulls a surprise release with a brand new Song titled "CASH OUT" The Artist under non label isn’t resting on his laurels one bit.Great tune produced by "Baskey"

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: NATIONWIDE REGISTRATION AND AUDITION FOR THE YOUNG CEO REALITY TV SHOW 2020 (SEASON 2) WILL END ON 15TH JULY 2020

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

July 08, 2020

Ondo Deputy Governor Media Adviser, Allen Sowore Writes Ondo Chief Judge



Letter To The Chief Judge Of  Ondo State

 My Lord,
Justice O.O. Akeredolu,
Chief Judge of Ondo State,
Akure.

Uphold The Integrity Of Your Office!

The founding value of our constitution is the enshrinement of the supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law. This creates an ideal legal world, which your good office has the task of translating into reality as envisaged by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999. In a nutshell the calling of your office is to uphold the integrity and supremacy of the constitution.

In an ideal democracy, all power, especially state power, must be exercised under law and according to the dictates of law. If law governs power then it should be able to regulate those that are subject to it. The constitution of our country and the values in it, stand supreme – above the legislature, the executive and above all judicial officers.

Like never before, as the Chief Judge of Ondo State, the move by the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu to remove the deputy governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi from office through the State House of Assembly gives you a vital opportunity to uphold the integrity of Ondo State judiciary and its independence.

This open letter is coming to you at this auspicious time because of the sacred role you may have to play in the imminent plan by the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN to remove his Deputy, Alfred Agboola Ajayi by all means possible and at all cost. The government's position is not hidden; it is already in the public space.

It's needless mentioning the level of desperation which Mr Governor has show on this vexatious matter because history already has a place for his hypocritical stance in the law profession being a former President, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA). But your lordship, you have a name and integrity to protect. The cerebral Chinua Achebe once said that: "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised."

If there's any time the good people of Ondo State need your integrity, it's now! And the reason is not farfetched as the Governor has succeeded in compromising his party's leadership in the state; the legislature. However, we, the people of Ondo State, still hold this believe that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man.

Your Lordship, the point here is that the impeachment process initiated by fourteen (14) members of the 9th session of the Ondo State House of Assembly on 7th July,, 2020, is dead on arrival. This is because simultaneously, nine (9) members of the same Assembly jointly signed a resolution disassociating themselves from the whole process. The implication of the action of the nine parliamentarians is that the planned impeachment of the Deputy Governor cannot proceed beyond the signed notice of impeachment.
For clarity, section 188(4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which put a stop at the process is produced below:

A motion of the House of Assembly that the allegation be investigated shall not be declared as having been passed unless it is supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds majority of the all the members of the House of Assembly

The pertinent question therefore is, what's the votes of not less than two-thirds majority of all the members of the House of Assembly- 2/3 of 26 = 18. When nine (9) is substracted from twenty six (26) the result is seventeen (17). It is a settled principle of law ‘that one cannot build something on nothing” as the whole edifice will collapse.

All discerning minds in Ondo State know today, that the next line of action is that the Governor in his desperation will bring into full force the enomous power and influence of his office to bear on Your Lordship to join in this illegal arrangements to oust the Deputy Governor. He will attempt to force Your Lordship to appoint a panel of seven persons to do the hatchet job.

Your Lordship, please do not compromise so that history will be kind to you. History, we say, will surely vindicate the just and the wicked will surely be punished.

Comrade Allen Sowore
Media Adviser to the Deputy Governor
8th July, 2020
July 08, 2020

WHAT IF AKEREDOLU IS A MEDICAL DOCTOR, WILL IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE?


1. Dear Sir, I was really happy when I heard the news of your recovery because I prayed for you. I also saw the video where you were talking to your friends that #COVID19 is nothing serious when you were in isolation, that is what a true leader will do so as not to cause panic among the citizens.

2. Even though we all know that the pandemic is serious and should be handled as one, that is why I commend your prompt action in finding another General that will lead the State in a war against #COVID19 sir. How can I forget your efforts that brought about the mass production of facemasks for the good people of Ondo State, great one Sir. Sir, I am also aware that some days, you go around town yourself to make sure people are compliant with wearing their Face masks and obeying the curfew, you're doing well sir, just to mention a few.

3. Your Excellency sir, your approach towards this pandemic is not strong enough and you made some missteps that can still be corrected to save the lives of the good citizens of Ondo State;
a. When I suggested total lock down when we still had like 10 cases, I wish you had acted upon it then and introduced "Ka Jeun Aketi" but you implementing that idea few weeks ago is like medicine after death sir.
b. You are not treating the health workers right sir and that is not too good sir! Sacking of health workers in the State recently is another wrong move sir, not in a time like this.
c. General Hospitals are not well equipped, no PPE for health workers, people that are the frontliners in this war!
d. 7pm to 7am curfew among other policies like stating market days looks like a child's play sir.
e. Copying the approach of Oyo State Government while you can just adopt that of the proactive Ekiti State Government in your fight against #COVID19. Just to mention a few.

4. No doubt Ondo State will hit 600 cases this week and we may have 1500 cases few weeks from here if you don't do the needful sir.
Here are my suggestions;
a. Employ Doctors and Nurses, but I'll suggest that the first thing to do is to absorb all the RN and RM from School of Nursing, UNIMED that are willing to work into State Civil Service (HMB precisely).
b. I'll suggest you use Force to make sure people comply with the stipulated days for opening markets.
c. If I suggest Total lockdown now, of course I know you wouldn't agree to that; so I'll suggest Total Lockdown after APC and PDP primary elections for at least 1 week sir.
d. Ekiti had their first index case before Ondo and they don't even have up to 50 cases now, here we are close to 500. I'll suggest you discuss with your friend at Ekiti and let him share ideas with you on how he has been able to manage the pandemic.

5. I will keep engaging your aides and write you letters when it is necessary. I'm of the opinion that had it been you are a Doctor, you may have handled this pandemic differently. But then, I listened to one of your conversations with a king in Ondo State and I noticed through that audio that Human Lives matters to you too and you truly care, that gives me assurance that you'll do the right thing sir.

6. Lastly, accept my condolences for losing one of your commissioners at a critical time like this, I really hope you will compensate the hardworking, dutiful and intelligent Wife with SSA in due time because I feel she deserves it.

7. Thank you. God bless Ondo State and heal our land, Amen.

Gbenga Adene writes from Akure, Ondo State.
6/7/2020
#GbengaAdene #sayyourmind

Friday, July 3, 2020

July 03, 2020

PDP Clears Ondo Deputy Governor, Disqualified 2 Aspirants Ahead Of Governorship Primary Election


The Screening Committee of the People's Democratic Party, (PDP) headed by Rt Honourable Yakubu Dogara has issued certificate of clearance to Ondo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Agboola Ajayi ahead of the July 22nd primary election of the party.

The Deputy Governor participated in the screening on Thursday- 2nd July, 2020, at the National Secretariat of the party - Wadata House, Abuja. The certificate of clearance was issued on the 3rd July, 2020, giving the Deputy Governor a clearance to take part in the the party's primary after going through all his credentials.

Agboola Ajayi's aspiration has enjoyed tremendous support since he joined the party on 21st June,2020. This latest development has added to the growing popularity and acceptance of the Deputy Governor by the party and the people of Ondo State.

Below are the names of the disqualified aspirants, Otunba Bamidele Akingboye and Goddey Erewa.

Comrade Allen Sowore
Media Adviser to the Deputy Governor
3rd July,2020.
July 03, 2020

ONDO 2020: NORTH MUST RETAIN GOVERNORSHIP SEAT


Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state, a socio-political group, All Progressives Congress Positive Thinkers, on Thursday, has called for retention of governorship slot in the northern senatorial district of the state.

The group maintained that this would enable the district to complete eight years in office.

Addressing journalists at a press conference in Akure, the state capital yesterday, the group President, Mr. Dada Eminence, said the with that the party would have a good chances at the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Highlighting the reasons behind the call, Dada noted that APC is most popular in the northern senatorial district.



According to him, despite the fact that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu worked for Action Alliance (AA) during the last general elections, which made President Muhammadu Buhari lose Ondo State, only the northern senatorial district won the senatorial seat for APC.

He further explained that since people were defecting from APC to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), no one has defected from APC to any other party in the northern senatorial district.

Dada stated that despite the fact that the larger percentage of appointments made by the Akeredolu-led administration went to the southern senatorial district, a lot of them are leaving the party for other parties.

He pointed out that the Deputy Governor, who was a member of APC, has defected to the PDP.

The group, therefore, charged APC leadership to ensure the governorship slot is zoned to the northern senatorial district in order for the party to emerge victorious at the October 10, 2020 poll in the state.

Also join at the conference are the duo of Mr Adeoye Johnson from Ondo southern senatorial district and Adesesan Adesegun from Ondo central maintained completing 8yrs term in Ondo north senatorial district is sacrosanct, anything short of that is tantamount to millitary oppression.

Dada, therefore, suggested one of the aspirants, Mr. Olayide Adelami, as the appropriate choice from the zone, saying “We urge the leadership of our party to look inward and pick Mr. Olayide Adelami from Owo to complete the eight years term.”
July 03, 2020

PDP Grants Ondo Deputy Governor Waiver To Contest 2020 Guber Poll


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People's Democratic Party,( PDP) has approved the application of the Ondo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Alfred Agboola Ajayi requesting for the party's waiver to enable him participate in the primary election of the party slated for 22nd July, 2020.

The approval is contained in a letter dated 26th June, 2020, and received by the Deputy Governor on 2nd July,2020.  The letter was signed by both the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and the National Secretary, Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri.

The National Working Committee found that the Deputy Governor has satisfied the relevant provisions of the party's Constitution particularly section 50(5)(b) (as amended in 2017) for granting of waiver.

The Deputy Governor is  elated about this and urge his teeming supporters  particularly, members of the party, to buckle down in a view to ensuring success at the primary  first and eventually at the general election slated for October 10th, 2020.

Comrade Allen Sowore
Media Adviser to the Deputy Governor

3rd July, 2020.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Jayson Ft Sure Boiz- Day One



"Amadin Joseph"  who is popularly known as "Jayson" brings forth this smash hit Single which he titled "Day One".
The Lagos-Born Singer Debuts with the mad jam talking about struggles from the ghetto to make it in life.
"Day One" was produced, mixed and mastered by Top Dee. 
Jayson is a Shooting Star to look out for.





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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

Ondo Deputy Governor Cries Out Over The Withdrawal of Police Escort by CP

 
The Ondo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Agboola Ajayi wishes to raise alarm over the withdrawal of his police escort on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami putting his life, family and staff in danger.

This is the same Commissioner of Police that took the Deputy Governor hostage on Saturday 21st of June, 2020 for more than four hours at the Government House gate despite the fact that he enjoys immunity under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

We are not oblivious of their surreptitious move to undermine the security of the Deputy Governor and strip him of his security apparatus to make him venerable in order to carry out their evil agenda.

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General of State Security Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi should be aware of this latest ugly development in Ondo State.
Should anything happen to the Deputy Governor, his family and staff, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State should be held responsible.

Babatope Okeowo
Chief Press Secretary.
June 24, 2020

Digída Jéyefò By Allen Sowore


If you know the ways of animals; you would know the way of men. More often, I embrace these analogies and folktales to drive home my points. It's my own way of complying with the idea of local content.

Digída Jéyefò is that very act a bird will perform when the branch of tree it leaning on falls. A bird does not share in casualties of the trees. Bi Ìdí bati bàjé..

The season of politicking has come. Politicians will align and realign. As it's often said, in politics, no permanent friend or enemy but permanent interest. So, it was a milestone in the political history of Ondo State as the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi formally joined the  PDP at Kiribo, his hometown few days ago.

The challenges of this is that, supporters, followers and  aides of the principal actors will continue to act and react to issues as it affects their principal. That's why the police could issue statement to justify what's a clear rape of our democratic gains. Similar to this is the perfidy of government officials who have embark on fruitless efforts to justify; or sometime attempt to persuade, dissuade and conscript the people to believe in the course they have chosen. 

The effect is this  press statement and wisecrack which expose official braggadocios. Almost akin to the character of the poem the- 'Executioner' by Elliott Paul Woolhouse. " I am the Executioner, I am proud to kill. The one with the axe. Governance has never been at this ebb. Where's the concept of the ideals of our forebears. The ideals of Omolúwàbí ?

I have argued  else where that If we have imbibed the tenets of democracy as we professed it, such a character, a mere appendage who superintended the deprivation of the constitutional rights of an elected Deputy Governor should be in gaol.

In constitutional democracy, the people matter. There's this plenitopotenciary of government, with this unlimited powers intimidating all. With this nonchalant attitude- " I don care attitude". The people can go to hell. Ati ti òjébo Olorisalowo.

The fact is, this characters exist and thrive in governance. They're the same gang who can enter the market and destroy the goods of the poor market widows with impunity.

 On account of education and knowledge, the character would boast.Uncle, what's knowledge without character. Some, leverage on experience, beaurocracies. Mr Technocrat ! Digí Jéyefò

Our Oga is a good  man as the husband of his wife and father of his children. But as the presiding officer, he's surrounded by these characters, who are opposed to democratic principles. Those who are in for business. Those who believe in what they can get. Those who believe in the imposition of higher tax. When you preside over a rich state and imporerish the people, you will only succeed as a rich individual among the poor- Olówó kan larin àwon Òtòsì. Is that the essence of governance ? Government now becomes the nightmare of the people.

This character once existed as the chairman of the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission,(OSOPADEC) 
I remember that political playboy.The man who managed  the patrimony of the people but yet abhors  to live among them. Our brother is like that.

So, this character will call the APC nonsense political party. The  APC produced government of Ondo State as far as we know is still your feeding bottle.  And  you're sucking it like a baby. Yet, at every opportunity you talk down on her people. Our women are bleaching pigs. Education is supposed to refine a man.

His frequent declaration of this political hegemony as nonsensical reminds me of the Ghanaian novelist, Ayi Kwei Armah's  "Chichidodo bird " in 'The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born'.  Chichidodo bird that detests excreta but eats maggots from it. . He's boastful of knowledge but lacks character. What's knowledge without character.

He pretends to be principled but yet carries out all hatchet jobs. This nonchalant attitude can only be executed by this character- Dígidá Jéyefò and not a stakeholder. A political stakeholder will think about the future, when he will need the people.

Get me right, the concept of Dígidá Jéyefò has nothing to do with citizen or denizen. The example of Chief Guy Gargiulo abounds . The former European Principal of Ajuwa Grammar School, Akoko. He left England for Igbobi College in Lagos in 1963 and later proceeded to Ajuwa Grammar School in 1971.

During his stewardship as the school’s Principal, Ajuwa Grammar School, which was battling for life rose back as one of the best in the area.

After his retirement from service, Gargiulo stayed back in Okeagbe and later came to live in Ugbe Akoko where he chose to embark on philanthropic gestures. That's how not to be- Dígidá Jéyefò.

Until we're able to find enough courageous men in the corridor of power, we will continue to be victims of some of the Seven Social Sins mentioned first by an Anglican priest named Frederick Lewis Donaldson which Gandhi made popular in his publication,  Young India. The worst of those society ills bedeviling us today-  Knowledge without character and politics without principles.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

NAOSS CRISIS: ONDO GOVT RECOGNIZES AY-ORIGINAL, CALLS FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT


In light of recent happenings in the leadership of the National Association of Ondo State Students, we deemed it pertinent to mediate and chart a path to find a common ground between the aggrieved parties in the association. Therefore, we invited concerned parties for a roundtable discussion to address core issues and seek a way forward.

The meeting which was convened by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Students Affairs; Hon. Muyiwa Ogunyemi and moderated by Special Assistant on Youth Mobilisation (North), Mr Adebiyi Mayowa, had in attendance representatives from the two aggrieved parties and other important government officials like Prince Dapo Adepoju, Gbologe Olufunmi Alex the Special Assistant on Youth Mobilization (Central and South).

Highlights / major resolutions agreed upon in the meeting are as stated below:

The resolutions of the last meeting that all parties agreed to on the 28th of May, 2020 subsist.

We preached and interceded for peace among all parties and they agreed to settle their differences and work together in the interest of progress of the state.

As resolved and agreed upon by representatives of both parties present, Comrade Kikiowo Ayoade remains the President of the National Association of Ondo State students (NAOSS). Therefore, the State Government thus respect the joint agreement.

We enjoin all relevant arms of the government to recognize and respect this decision while according the president and the association as a whole all necessary support.

Hon. Muyiwa Ogunyemi,
Senior Special Assistant on Youth and Students Affairs.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

APC crisis: Appeal Court upholds Oshiomhole’s suspension, Obaseki heads for PDP


• Edo gov visits Villa, says predecessor not qualified to question certificates

• Again, APC governors’ forum DG renews call for national chairman’s removal

• Party names hospitalised ex-governor Ajimobi as acting national chair

The crisis in the All Progressives Congress worsened on Tuesday when the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the APC national chairman.
But earlier on the same day, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, announced his resignation from the APC, citing the party’s decision to disqualify him from participating in the June 22 governorship primary as his reason.
In a unanimous judgment of a three-man panel led by Justice Eunice Onyemanam, the Court of Appeal affirmed the earlier March 4, 2020 order of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, suspending Oshiomhole and barring him from continuing to parade himself as the national chairman of the party.
Recall   that Justice Danlami Senchi of the FCT High Court had on March 4, 2020 suspended Oshiomhole as APC’s national chairman on the grounds that the party wrongfully continued to retain him in office while he was under suspension as a member of the party.
The suit was instituted before the FCT High Court by six applicants.
Together with the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, and the Department of State Services, the six applicants were the respondents to appeal jointly filed by Oshiomhole and the APC.
The main suit leading to the order earlier suspending Oshiomhole was instituted before the FCT High Court by six applicants, including the Vice-Chairman of the party, North-East, Mustapha Salihu, and the Chairman of the party in Edo State, Anslem Ojezua.
The rest of the applicants are members Oshiomhole’s Ward 10 of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, Alhaji Sani Gomna, Oshawo Steven, Fani Wabulari, and Princewill Ejogharado.
The plaintiffs are loyalists of the Governor Godwin Obaseki in the state.
The ward executives had in November 2019 suspended  the national chairman as a  member of the party for anti-party activities, a decision which the FCT High Court anchored the order suspending  Oshiomhole on November 2, 2019.
In compliance with the court order the security agencies had promptly taken over the national secretariat of the party in Abuja blocking Oshiomhole from accessing his office.
But Oshiomhole had through his team of lawyers led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), appealed against the court’s interlocutory order.
Following his application for stay of execution of the judgment, a three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by by Justice Abubakar Yahaya had on March 16, 2020 halted the execution of the judgment by reversing Oshiomhole’s suspension, pending the hearing of his substantive appeal.
But the Justice Onyemanam-led panel, which was appointed to hear the substantive appeal, re-imposed the suspension in its judgment delivered on Tuesday.
The judgment was delivered hours after the hearing was conducted on Tuesday.
Oshiomhole, who was present in court, was represented by Damien Dodo (SAN). He did not grant any interview after the judgment.
Justice Mohammed Lamido, who delivered the lead judgment, said the lower court had rightly issued the order of suspension on March 4, 2020.
He resolved all the issues raised in the appeal against Oshiomhole.
He also ruled that the plaintiffs at the lower court who were the respondents in the appeal, placed sufficient materials before the lower court to warrant the granting of the interlocutory order.
“In these circumstances, the position taken by the lower court that the plaintiffs have made a case for the issuance of the interlocutory order  is proper and that part of the decision is hereby upheld,” Justice Lamido ruled.
On Oshiomhole’s contention about an alleged breach of his right to fair hearing, Justice Lamido held that contrary to his argument, the order issued by the lower court was for his suspension and not removal from office.
He said the November 2, 2019 decision of the party in Ward 10 in Etsako LGA suspending him from office was ratified by the local government and state executives.
He noted that Oshiomhole timeously filed a suit to challenge his suspension on December 9, 2019 but later withdrew it on an erroneous impression.
He added it took him 72 days from the date of his suspension to file another suit to challenge his suspension by the party.
The judge ruled, “In the circumstances, I hold that the appellant’s right to fair hearing was not breached.
“The appeal is unmeritorious and it is hereby dismissed.”
Earlier in a separate judgment, Justice Onyemanam who led the panel had in a separate judgment affirmed another March 2, 2020 ruling of the lower court dismissing Oshiomhole’s preliminary objection challenging the lower court’s jurisdiction to hear the suit before it.
Justice Onyemanam resolved all of the four issues raised for the determination against Oshiomhole.
She held that the suit filed by the plaintiffs at the FCT High Court was not an abuse of court process.
She held that it was untrue that the plaintiffs had two pending suits on the same subject matter before the same court.
She noted that the plaintiffs had no intention to make use of the two suits, and in fact, withdrew the one marked FCT/HC/CV/2019.
“Unless we intend to stand the law and the established procedures on their head, there is no element of abuse in the instant case,” she ruled.
Resolving another issue against Oshiomhole, she ruled that the principle that a court was barred from interfering in the internal affairs of a political party, was not applicable in the case.
She also held that the plaintiffs had locus standi to institute the suit, contrary to Oshiomhole’s contention.
She held that it was untrue that none of the plaintiffs had any benefit to derive from the outcome of the suit.
She also ruled that the FCT High Court had the territorial jurisdiction to hear the case.
She held that, by virtue of the FCT High Court Civil Procedure Rules, the plaintiffs were right to file the suit before the court in Abuja, since Oshiomhole’s office was in Abuja and the national secretariat was located in Abuja.
Neither Oshiomhole nor his lawyer, Dodo, spoke with journalists after the judgment.
But the respondents’ lawyer, Mr Oluwole Afolabi, who spoke with journalists on the court premises hailed the judgment.
Obaseki, deputy leave APC
Obaseki and his deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, resigned from the APC on Tuesday.
The governor, who announced his resignation from the APC in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,  came down hard on the party’s national chairman, whom he accused of being behind his ordeal.
He said, “You remember that in my last tweet after my disqualification was announced by the APC, I said that I would make a decision after I have consulted with the leadership and my supporters in Edo State and also having informed the President.
“I am here today (Tuesday) to inform you that I have now decided, formally, to resign my membership of the All Progressives Congress. Having done, that I will now announce in the next few days my specific line of action and what platform I will be contesting the governorship election on.”
When asked to state specifically why he resigned his membership of the party, Obaseki said, “I am sure that the whole country knows and is aware of what has gone on with me and the party chairman and the party leadership, which culminated in my disqualification as a governorship aspirant.
“Upon that unfortunate decision by the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, I have decided to go and seek my governorship aspiration on another platform.”
Someone without certificates can’t talk about inconsistencies in certificate – Obaseki
When the governor was asked if there were indeed inconsistencies in his credentials which was the basis for his disqualification, he replied, “Someone who hasn’t gone to school, who doesn’t have certificates himself, will not know and understand what inconsistencies in certificates are. That is the starting point.
“What is the inconsistency? There is no inconsistency in my certificates. The issue was in 2016, when I contested  governorship election. I could not find the originals of my certificates because I hadn’t required them for more than two decades.
“So, I deposed to an affidavit that I couldn’t find the originals. Subsequently, I found all the original copies of all my certificates and they are with me. So I don’t understand what is inconsistent about that.
“Maybe the inconsistency in the National Youth Service Corps certificate where he said an ‘i’ was missing at the end of my surname. But if you look at that, it was like a cursive, it was written in a cursive manner. So if that’s inconsistency for him, then it’s really sad that people of that quality are leading the Nigeria’s ruling party.
“For him, it was just to look for an excuse to take whatever decision he wants to take and it’s really sad that the party structure today gives him that sort of authority without checks. That is dangerous for any system or any institution.
“When you give authority and responsibility to people who don’t have character, people who do not have finesse and a sense of justice, then that institution is imperiled.”
He said the party chairman failed to provide a level playing field in the selection process, wondering the basis for disqualifying another aspirant, Chris Ogiemwonyi.
He stated, “You are afraid of people who are educated because you didn’t go to school. You are afraid of people who have something to offer because all you know to offer is brigandage, crisis.
“So for us, Nigeria has to move forward beyond some of the characters who are currently overseeing our political polity and they are scared. They are scared that when people of substance, when people who are proven, when people who have succeeded in other aspects of life come into politics, they will be history.”
Obaseki who refused to disclose the platform on which he would contest the election, claimed that his recent meetings with some state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party were meant for him to learn from colleagues who have gone through similar experience.
Obaseki heads for PDP
Although Obaseki did not tell journalists the party he would join, there were indications on Tuesday that he was heading for the Peoples Democratic Party.
Recall that Obaseki on Sunday met two PDP governors – Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom – as part of consultations on his next political move.
Also, the PDP in Edo State on Monday said it was expecting Obaseki and his loyalists to join it.
Also on Tuesday, the state deputy governor  in Benin announced his resignation from the APC.
Shaibu made the announcement during a press briefing, saying that his resignation from the ruling party took immediate effect.
Edo gov a betrayer – APC deputy spokesman
When contacted, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said the governor  had a funny way of showing “that he went to school.”
Nabena said, “Is betrayal the way Obaseki chose to show that he is educated? What is the difference between those who went to school and those who didn’t go to school? Is it that those who went to school always betray those who didn’t? Is that the way to show you are educated? If that is his own way of showing he is educated, it means he has a very long way to go.”
The dispute between  Obaseki and Oshiomhole came to a head on Friday when the APC screening committee for the party’s primary in Edo State disqualified the governor, citing contradictions in his credentials.
Again, PGF DG renews call for Oshiomhole’s removal
Meanwhile,  the Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Lukeman, had renewed his call for Oshiomhole’s resignation.
The PGF is the umbrella body of all governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Lukeman, who had made a similar call in February, said this in a statement titled, “Struggle for the Soul of APC”, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He explained that the APC and Nigeria’s democracy had been worse off since the national chairman took office.
APC names Ajimobi as acting national chairman
Following the appeal court judgment, the National Working Committee of the APC on Tuesday announced its Deputy National Chairman (South), Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as its acting National Chairman.
The APC, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in Abuja, said the NWC “has received the news indicating the Appeal Court has upheld the suspension of the Party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by an FCT High Court pending the determination of the substantive suit.
“Guided by advice from the Party’s legal department in line with the provisions of Section 14.2. (iii) of the Party’s constitution, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Sen. Abiola Ajimobi,will serve as the Party’s Acting National Chairman.
“According to Section 14.2. (iii),of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South “Shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”.
The PUNCH had on Tuesday reported that the immediate past governor of Oyo State had remained COVID-19 positive two weeks after being admitted at the First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos.
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