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The APC gubernatorial Aspirant for the 2023 general elections in Taraba state, Hon. Philip Johnson is 'rejoicing with our Moslem brothers' on the occasion of their Eid Fitri celebration, marking the end of a successful month-long Ramadan fast.

Hon. Johnson expressed confidence that Allah will honour the prayers of peace and unity offered unto Him at this critical period of our country.

 

He called on politicians across party lines to close ranks in the fight against rampaging insecurity in Nigeria.

 

The APC Governorship strong contender who has not hidden his position on power shift to south, called on his APC party members to 'rally round APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu if he declare his intention to run for the presidency". 

He maintained that "we should remember the role Asiwaju played and our promises during the merger that brought about APC in 2014".

 

 Hon. Johnson, believes Nigeria will emerge stronger after this trying times and urge Nigerians not to loose hope, but tighten their bond of unity.

Thursday, 13 May 2021 00:00

Atorise Gets Lexus 2020 SUV Gift On Birthday

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Good things begot good things and is another year for Olanrewaju Teriba also known as Atorise as he received the gift of Lexus Gx 460 2020 model. today, being his Birthday.

 

 

The SUV is courtesy of a  long time friend and Fan, Sunday Shoyinka the ceo of shoyinmacs motors alausa Ikeja aka Apoti Sunday.


Apoti Sunday has been a friend for over fifteen years when they both had nothing and helped each other in  various ways.

 

 

In his words Atorise said he is short of words that his plan was to celebrate this year's birthday in a very Low key due to the situation of the country with killings, kidnapping and Bandit invading towns and villages coupled with covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

He added the his plans was to get a New Civilian Coaster Bus for his co-workers for easy movement adding that he is  expecting the delivery of the van anytime soon, only to get a wonderful gift of a SUV this morning from Apoti Sunday

 

Recall  that Atorise gave his band bus to the Blinds when they came to minister on his mountain some months ago as a seed even as he is getting a harvest of that seed in the form of a SUV barely six months after.

 

Atorise was full of praises to God Almighty for another Year among the living and pray for all his Fans, friends, Family and we'll wishers home and Abroad that God will see ''us through all our difficulties  in the name that is above all other names and it shall be well with Nigeria in Jesus Name'' he concluded.

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Celebrity Journal Publishers Association of Nigeria (CJPAN) has joined well- meaning Nigerians to felicitate with Muslim Faithfuls accross the world in commemoration of ED-EL FITRI CELEBRATIONS:marking  the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. ... 

This  occasion  is meant for special prayers, family visits, gift-giving and charity, it takes her place over one to three days, beginning on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar.

 

The President of the Association, Mr. Joshua Uloko stated that Muslims should be very vigilant at the prayer centres  to forstall any attacks. He  advised Muslims to continue loving  one another  and embrace what they practiced during the fasting period 

 

He however prayed that Allah will guide and protect us to survive the insecurity in Nigeria amid another lockdown due to Covid-19 Pandemic. He said  

 

SANYA OJO

CJPAN's PRO DESK

 

 

In its continued support to the people of the state with a view to cushioning the effects of the economic hardship particularly among the poor and less privileged in the society, the government of Zamfara state under the leadership of His Excellency, Gov. Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun on Wednesday May 12th, 2021, ordered for the distribution of yet another consignment of palliative strictly to the less privileged and poor families in Gusau, the state capital.

 

The distribution exercise which was conducted by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Nasiru Muaazu Magarya and supported by other members of the state House of Assembly, distributed three trucks of rice to the designated families.

 

Each of the benefiting families was given 25 kg of rice to enable them  celebrate the eid-el-Fitri with joy.

 

The Speaker who is also the chairman of Ramadan Welfare Distribution Committee said over 3,600 bags of 25 kg of rice was distributed today within the areas of the poor and less privileged.

 

Speaker Magarya also used to occasion to appeal to the beneficiaries of the government gesture to pray for the state in particular and the country in general for peace, unity and security.

 

The Speaker also called on the people of the state to live in peace and harmony with one another for the attainment of the desired progress and development of the state.

 

He said the state government is doing everything possible to ensure adequate security of lives and property of the people and should be supported by all and sundry.

 

The special palliative  targetted people who could not afford their daily basic needs, is in addition to the Ramadan welfare packages that included rice, sugar, millet, maize, guinea corn, cows and clothing materials to various categories of people in the state.

 

Areas that benefited with the Governor's gesture include Zawuyya Gusau, Kanwuri Area, Gada-biyu, Takama, Abarma and Dutsi Area of Gusau metropolis.

 

YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU 

Director-General, Media Public Enlightenment and Communications. 

Government House, Gusau. 

 

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The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali has urged journalists reporting migration to use their journalism skills to hold Nigerian leaders accountable in order to stem the tide of irregular migration.

 

He made the call on Tuesday when a delegation of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM), a media foundation comprising over three hundred journalists across the continents reporting migration matters led by its president,  Ajibola Abayomi paid him a courtesy call at the Police Headquarters, Asaba, the capital of Delta State.

 

Concerned about various forms of abuses that Nigerians in irregular status are being subjected to overseas, the CP urged journalists to constantly remind those in authority to better the lots of the nation so as to reduce the urge for desperate migration among the youths to seek greener pastures abroad.

 

The Delta State police boss who pledged full support for JIFORM capacity development for journalists in the state called for more support for the Federal Government to improve the economic admonished members of the public to always work with the police to curtail human trafficking and other migration crimes.

 

While making his submissions, Ajibola had earlier called for further collaboration between the police and the media to raise the stake of awareness against unplanned journeys predominant among the youths in Southern Nigeria.

 

He said the media needed more training to be on top of migration reportage stating that “JIFORM is proposing to have a workshop for journalists in Delta State between June 9-10. We need the support of your office and others to make it success.

 

“We believe that despite what Nigeria is going through, the nation shall emerge stronger. In as much as we care to contain the spread of Covid-19, the authorities must note that human traffickers and other criminals don’t go on luck down, therefore we must devise means to continue to impact knowledge on our people to do the needful.”

 

The JIFORM delegation comprised Felix Ahon of Vanguard Newspaper, Asaba, Abirhire Thomas, a member of the Police Force Headquarters media link,  Emenyonu Adibe of Thisday Newspaper, Benin City Edo State and Ese Bobson Ogbakpan, a DelTA State based migration advocate.

 

 

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Ajibola Abayomi,

President JIFORM

 

 

 

 

- Speaker says Nigeria's current challenges should further unite the citizens

 

- Advises President Buhari to act on requests by Southern governors

 

- Expresses belief in a better Nigeria and calls for prayers for the country

 

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa, has appealed to Nigerians to see the country's current challenges as an opportunity to further unite them saying this is a sure way to national progress.

 

Speaker Obasa made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday to commemorate this year's Eid-el-Fitr celebrated by Muslims across the world.

 

Obasa expressed belief that the security and economic challenges Nigeria is faced with at the moment are a face from which the country would come out stronger.

 

He also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently act on the requests recently made by the Southern Governors Forum as a way to curb rising insecurity in the country.

 

According to the former chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, "President Buhari should not only give a thought to the requests made by the governors, he should also implement them for the country to move forward.

 

Appealing to the citizens of the country not to lose faith and hope, the Speaker said: "This year's Ramadan afforded many of us the opportunity to pray for the country. It is obvious that the country has some challenges.

 

"However, the challenges should not be left to the government alone. Every citizen of Nigeria is important and must play that positive role that would ultimately move the country from where it is now to where we want it to be.

 

"We are a religious set of people and  the religions practised in the country teach us to live in love and peace with one another as well as be our neighbours' brothers and sisters.

 

"More than ever, we have the responsibility to make the country habitable, devoid of criminal elements, and we must be resolute on this."

 

The Speaker congratulated Muslims in Nigeria for witnessing the end of the Ramadan.

 

"Beyond the celebration, let us all endlessly practise the virtues of love, obey the commandments of Allah, ensure a peaceful, progressive and prosperous Nigeria and continue to pray to God for more grace," Obasa urged.

 

Eromosele Ebhomele,

Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker,

Lagos State House of Assembly.

 

Sarah Joshua, daughter of popular Nigerian televangelist, Prophet TB Joshua, has gotten married to her Tanzania husband, Brian Moshi, for the third time in Arusha.

According to The Citizen, the couple tied the knot on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at a Catholic Church located at Unga Ltd in Arusha, followed by a grand ceremony held in at the Arusha International Conference Center (AICC).

This is the third marriage ceremony for the couple who first got married in Nigeria at the Pentecostal Church and later in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) before the latest one which happened over the weekend in Arusha, Tanzania.

Father Festus Mangwangi, who presided over the marriage, described their union as a hybrid marriage in which one retains his or her religion, but the children born in the wedlock will become members of the Catholic Church.

The Priest said that before the marriage was solemnized, the bride and groom signed a prenuptial agreement and later received the blessings of the Catholic Church.

He says two previous marriages were conducted in two different countries, a civil marriage and a formal marriage of the Pentecostal Church that the bride has been worshiping.

Father Mangwangi said the groom, who is a Catholic, saw the need to follow the Catholic tradition and then came to the country and asked to be remarried after the parties had agreed.

“This marriage is recognized by the Catholic Church as a hybrid marriage where each one remains with their religion but the children will be Catholics,” he said.

It was gathered that hundreds of Arusha residents turned up at the AICC conference hall where a grand party that took place.

The wedding was attended by Prophet TB Joshua’s wife and his relatives from Nigeria alongside the groom’s family.

The groom, Brian is a businessman in the tourism industry whereas Sarah the bride is a lawyer.

 

 

Hon David Oluwasegun Odunmbaku has officially threw his hat in the ring to contest for the chairmanship of the Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State in the forthcoming Local Government elections in the state slated for July 24, 2021.

 

With a first and second degree in Business and Information Technology from Dublin Business School, Ireland and a Masters in Computer and Information systems from Liverpool John Moorse University, United Kingdom in 2008, still not done with his quest for educational excellence, Odunmbaku proceeded to the prestigious Havard University School of Government, Boston USA for a programme in Public Financial Management. He also has in his educational kitty an Executive Masters Certificate in Project Management as well as a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Pan Atlantic University, Victoria Island, Lagos. This impressive academic feat is sure worthy of mention.

Segun Odunmbaku: A Man On Mission To Transform Ojoduu

As a past Secretary to Ikeja Local Government and current Secretary to Ojodu Local Government Development Authority, he is poised to bring this over a decade experience to improve on governance and service to the people. What makes this more interesting is that he was raised in Ojodu and has remained there in the last 42 years of his life, outside of educational pursuit.

 

A son of a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku, popularly known as Baba Eto, who is a prolific politician and God’s servant, one can conveniently and safely conclude that Odunmbaku is adequately equipped for a time like this.

 

When asked of what sets him apart from other aspirants jostling for the chairmanship position, Odunmbaku simply retorted: “My experience in governance at the local government level, being the Secretary at Ikeja Local Government and currently at Ojodu LCDA. Apart from that, my passion and love for the people which runs in my family and obviously, I have the right foundation both in terms of educational trajectory and experience to take on the challenges of modern day governance.”

 

On some of the current issues affecting the council, Odunmbaku said: “Just like everything Post Covid, lives and businesses have been impacted. We need to adopt the new normal and become more creative by deploying technology to tackle developmental issues, youth and women empowerment, job creation, low IGR to mention a few.

In terms of specific plans for the council, he said: “I was born and brought up in Ojodu and so the whole area is a familiar turf for me. I have the passion and desire to build on the fantastic job that the current chairman has done. I want to build and expand the legacies for the betterment of our people in the area of access to basics – health and education and empowerment. Our Agenda would also focus on building the local economy in the LCDA


 
 

“At the moment, a statutory 70 per cent of the budget goes to capital projects. There are already plans to scale up social intervention programmes designed to meet the specific needs of our people in Ojodu, especially the elderly, the youths, women, entrepreneurs, and even those that are employed and want to acquire additional skills. This category of persons will heavily benefit from our social intervention initiatives.    

“We will aggressively pursue capacity building and job creation. As we are building the competences of the people, we will also put in a programme to link those who have acquired skills with people who needs their services within the locality. I will strive as a youth and member of the younger generation to ensure that the gap between capacity building and absorption for job creation is reduced significantly by calling on businesses within the locality to see themselves as stakeholders and through various CSR initiatives, create employment programmes for our people.

“We plan to invest heavily on social investment programmes that are visible. When people see their money working for them, they will be motivated to pay their taxes. We will improve our health centres and markets. We will seek support on our inner roads, street lights, access to clean drinking water, create prograammes for the less privileged, assist those in the informal sector with palliatives, small loans, as well as train and retrain our youths. In this area, the plan is that our ICT centres must be properly accredited. Being the engine room of growth and development, we will focus on the informal sector in terms of helping them and assisting them to remain in business and grow.”

Odunmbaku, who attended the recent unveiling of a 5-Year Agricultural and Food Systems Roadmap (2021-2025) by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said his administration would go into partnership with the state government to scale up agriculture and food production.

For clarity, the Roadmap focuses on the development of agricultural value chains where the State has competitive and comparative advantages in order to ensure that the State’s self-sufficiency in food production moves from 18% to 40% in the next five years.

The initiative is also expected to boost food production and drastically reduce post-harvest losses thus encouraging private sector investments that would trigger agricultural transformation in the South-Western States following the examples of countries such as Kenya, Malawi, China among others who, within a 10-year period, made a significant reduction in the poverty level through Agricultural development.

 
 

According to Odunmbaku, “In terms of agriculture, post covid, Agriculture is the way to go by ensuring modern farming methods, grants, capacity building, market access and linkages are vigorously pursued to get our youths interested. Now, a lot of our youths are constantly on their mobile phones. With that, we can get our youths interested by providing revolving funds/cooperatives or we can have like Farmers Mart concept where Agricultural products can be gotten at wholesale prices, opened on designated days just like in Europe.

“We will provide off-takers for the famers in Ojodu so that when they are doing their farming, they are assured that somebody somewhere will pick it up. This will help to increase commercial activities. Therefore, we will take advantage of the newly launched 5-year Agricultural and Food Systems Roadmap for the benefit of our people.”

Specifically in terms of healthcare delivery, Odunmbaku said plans have been firmed up and awaiting implementation for the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHCs) in the LCDA to function optimally and 24-hours daily.

“We will seek to provide alternative source of energy for them to function optimally. It may not be but we will ensure at least there one or two especially in areas with large concentration of people,” he said.

Another area of focus for Odunmbaku is to take advantage of the geographical location of Ojodu as one of the main gateways to Lagos by developing local economy around the Berger transport hub.

“As you know, Ojodu Berger has a major transport hub and as such, I want to create a local economy around the transport hub. We will seek the support and partnership of the state government in this regard. We want to create a lot of facilities such as shops, food courts, among others and in that way, we ensure that money circulates around Ojodu, thereby adding value to the people who are there and also developing the local economy.

“The plan is to transform Ojodu Berger to be like London King’s Cross Station. From King’s Cross Station, you can get to France, Birmingham and other locations in Europe. So also from Ojodu Berger, you can get a bus to any part of the state and anywhere in the country.

“So, I want to make Berger like King’s Cross Station in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Transportation. We have three hubs in Ojodu Berger, Grammar School and Ogba. We want to build on what has been done to create local economy around the parks by pushing people to the three clusters,” Odunmbaku said. 


 
 

On education, it is a fact that primary school education, enrolment and teachers’ salaries are part of the functions of the local government. Therefore, the plan of Odunmbaku is to put measures in place to facilitate more enrolment of pupils.

“We want more primary schools; we want to double the enrolment of children in schools and in so doing, we are going to ensure that the children have all it takes to be interested in schooling. No one will be left behind especially in public school enrolment. We will continue to encourage parents in this regard. Also, primary school teachers’ salaries have been increased, however, as local council, we hope to do more in terms of providing better learning environment,” he said.

In linking health with environment, Odunmbaku said:  “The THEMES Agenda of BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU administration has already set the tone in its Pillar 2 Health and Environment. While thanking LAWMA and the Office of Environment, we will ride on this and continue to ensure that the environment and issue of waste management will be taken seriously and properly coordinated but there is nexus between health and the environment. Yorubas say ilera loro. Ojodu is a special local government being the first point of contact to people coming from neighboring communities such as Alagbole, Akute, Ibafo, among other areas. A lot of people from these communities daily come to our health facilities to access medical care. We will continuously put measures and programmes in place to ensure no one is left behind in the LCDA.

“Health and environment are intertwined and as such we will do all possible to manage our environment in line with the policies of the state government to safeguard the health of residents. We will work on better roads, more schools, more public health facilities, and so on and so forth. I mean, the infrastructure in Ojodu must be topnotch so that the council becomes a reference point for people coming from outside,” he said.

On sports development, Odunmbaku has this to say: “We don’t have a recreation centre in Ojodu at the moment. We will work to create one. This will be one of the key priorities of our administration to engage our youths. We will also create inter-ward and inter-local government competition. Our youths will be encouraged to actively participate and this will also serve as a platform to discover talents.”

It is time to “own our own”, give the youths a voice, our women and children a future assured.

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