Gov Makinde Endorses Ogundoyin As 10th Assembly Speaker

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday, endorsed Debo Ogundoyin as Speaker of the state’s 10th House of Assembly.

Recall that Ogundoyin was the Speaker of the 9th assembly.

He made this endorsement during the commission of electrification and restoration of electricity to Olorunda Ogunsola and environs and Idi Obi, Karen, Jigan Area in Ona Ara Local Government Area of the state.

The project, which was commissioned by the governor, was donated by an Ibadan-based business tycoon, Dotun Sanusi.


Kwara Reduces Workdays To Three For Workers

Work days have been reduced from five days to three per week for every worker in Kwara state,


The directive was given by the Kwara state government on Monday.


This according to the government is following the astronomical hike in transport fares.


This is contained in a statement in Ilorin, by Murtala Atoyebi, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazak.


The State Head of Service, Mrs Susan Oluwole, therefore directed all Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies to immediately work out a format indicating the alternating work days for each worker under them.


Oluwole said that the government took the temporary measure to ease the burden on public workers in the state.


She also said that it was part of measures to relieve the state workers of the hardship being experienced as a result of the fuel subsidy removal announced by the Federal Government.


She, however, warned the workers not to abuse the magnanimity of the governor, stressing that the regular monitoring of MDAs by her office would be intensified to ensure strict compliance.


Gov Adeleke Dissolves Osun Assembly

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has announced the dissolution of the 7th State House of Assembly.

This is contained in a statement by Malam Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to the governor.

According to the statement, Adeleke exercised the authority vested in him by Section 105(3) of the Nigerian constitution by announcing the dissolution of the 7th assembly and proclamation for the 8th assembly.

The governor conveyed the dissolution of the 7th assembly and the proclamation of the 8th assembly to the Clerk of the state assembly.

The 8th assembly will be inaugurated on June 6.

Adeleke said: ” I write to convey my proclamation for the holding of the 8th Assembly. In exercise of powers bestowed upon me by Section 105 (3) aforesaid, and of all powers enabling me in that behalf, hereby proclaim that the First Session of the Eighth (8th) Assembly of Osun State House of Assembly shall hold on Tuesday, 6th June, 2019 at 10am in Osun State House of Assembly.”


Gov Makinde Appoints Omolewa As New PMS Chairman

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Oluwatomiwa Omolewa, the former secretary of the defunct Park Management System, as the new PMS chairman.

Kasali Lawal, better known as Baba Bola, will serve as the new secretary.

This is contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju.

The governor also ordered the reopening of the parks, which had been closed since the collapse of the PMS Disciplinary Committee, led by Mukaila Lamidi aka Auxillary.

According to the statement, the new appointments are in line with the state government’s restructure of the PMS, and the new management team includes representatives from all of the key factions in the transport union.

Following the announcement, Omolewa, the chairman, stated that he would try to ensure peace throughout the state.

He said, “I thank Makinde for counting me worthy of this position. I use this opportunity to assure the people of the state and the government that there will be a difference in our attitude to work. I promise that the people will notice a significant difference in our operations as we assume office.”

Members of the management team are the Deputy Chairman, Tajudeen Jimoh; Treasurer, Kamardeen Idowu; Financial Secretary, Tirimisiyu Olowoposi; Organising Secretary, Abass Amolese; and Auditor, Hamidu Mustapha Were.

Others include Abideen Ejiogbe, First Vice-Chairman; Ganiyu Mojeed, First Trustee; Musa Alubankudi, Second Trustee; Akinsola Tokyo, Second Auditor; and Wasiu Emiola, Public Relations Officer.


Subsidy: Be Patient, Strike Won’t Solve Anything

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pleaded with the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC not to embark on a strike over the removal of fuel subsidy.

Recall that the NLC on Friday, June 2, issued a five-day ultimatum to the federal government to revert to the old price of petrol or face a nationwide protest.

Sanwo-Olu who addressed reporters on Sunday, June 4, after a post-inauguration church thanksgiving service, appealed to the labour leaders to join hands with the present administration in its commitment to turn the economy of the country around.

He said;

“We are thankful that Mr President is a product of Lagos. We will pray for him and everything that he stands for. We believe he will replicate all the good things he has done in Lagos in our country, Nigeria.

“I want to wish and plead with our citizens even as NLC has said to us that they want to go on strike. It is not the time for a strike. During the campaign trail, everyone of our presidential candidates did say that the first thing they are going to do is to remove the subsidy.

“So, what has changed? What has the current president said or what has he done that is different from what any of the other aspirants said they would do?

“We need to be very patient. He (President Tinubu) has not even done a week. So let us talk to ourselves and say that we shouldn’t turn it political. Let us wait and support this man. He has not done a week on the job. Let him go and reflect and at the sub-national level, we are willing to support him.

“The point is no industrial strike will solve anything at this point, it will certainly not bring an end to the issue. The point will be how are we going to ensure that there is a turnaround in our economy.

“He has mentioned something about a better wage. We have started that in Lagos. We started it in January; so other parts of the country can also do the same. We don’t need to wait for the national government. We just need to reflect on what the challenges are in our country and let us solve the problem.

“I want to plead with the Nigeria Labour Congress. It shouldn’t turn into a political thing because we have begun to see that. The leadership should know that they are leading a pack of people and they need to restrain themselves. Let us be patient. Let us work around it. NNPC has said that there is more than enough petrol.”

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Sweden Declares S*x As A Sport, Gets Set To Host First S*x Competition

The European nation of Sweden has officially declared s*x as a sport, reports have shown.

The country is also set to host its first-ever s*x competition.

The participants will engage in s*x sessions which can go up to six hours daily.

A panel of judges will decide the winners of the s*x competition while the audience will also influence the final decisions.

Tagged European S*x Championship, the competition will start this week, June 8, and run through a period of six weeks with participants engaging in s*xual activities from 45 minutes to 1 hour daily, depending upon the duration of their matches.

The report claims that the audience will also influence the decision of the s*x competitions and will notice several aspects of the s*xual activity.

The final decision on the winners will be arrived at after considering the factors like the chemistry between the couple, knowledge about s*x s well as endurance level.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Hosts Arsenal Superstar, Saka In Lagos, Receives Signed Jersey (Photos)

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently hosted Bukayo Saka, the Arsenal winger.

Sanwo-Olu hosted Saka who is currently in Lagos state on vacation.

The Gunners winger arrived in Nigeria a few days ago after a bitter-sweet season with his club in England.

In viral footage, the 21-year-old could be seen in white caftan and sneakers taking a walk on the streets of Lagos with a couple of orderlies, while fans chanted “Up Gunners”.

On Saturday, Sanwo-Olu received Saka, who he described as “my favourite Arsenal player,” at the state house in Marina.

The governor, who is also an Arsenal fan, expressed excitement at meeting the England international.

Sanwo-Olu said he is proud of Arsenal’s “inspiring run in the Premier League with such a young team.”

The governor also shared photos of the visit on Twitter while disclosing that Saka presented a signed Arsenal jersey to him.

“Exciting day at the State House, Marina today as I had the pleasure of hosting my favorite Arsenal player, Star Boy Bukayo Saka,” Sanwo-Olu wrote.

“I also enjoyed receiving my own signed Saka Jersey. As a proud #Gunner, I’m incredibly proud of their inspiring run in the Premier League with such a young team. Their determination has motivated many and shown us the power of youth. We’re committed to bringing that same spirit to grassroots football in Lagos.

“Together, let’s create opportunities for our talented young players. Thank you for visiting me Bukayo and I look forward to next season.”

Saka played an important role for Arsenal as they finished second in the league behind eventual winners Manchester City.

Born to Nigerian parents who immigrated to England, Saka was eligible for the Super Eagles, but he opted for the Three Lions in 2020.

In 2022, Saka sponsored surgeries for 120 kids from poor homes in Kano, Nigeria.


Akeredolu Is Alive — Ondo Govt Clarifies

The government of Ondo state has reacted to rumors of the state governor’s death.

The state government at the weekend asked Nigerians to ignore the rumour of the demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Speculations were rife that the governor who had been indisposed for a while, passed on this morning.

But the state information and Orientation Commissioner, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, in a statement in Akure, made the clarification.

The statement reads “We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON.

“We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation.

“Though the Governor has been indisposed, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the Government, when necessary.

“We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive.

However, both the Social Democratic Party and the People’s Democratic Party, have raised concerns over the governor’s health.

While the SDP, state chairman, Stephen Adewale kicked against the secrecy of the health conditions of the governor, the spokesperson for the People’s Democratic Party, Kennedy Peretei, said the governor’s whereabouts should not be a secret.

Adewale said that ” There are now serious doubts about Governor Akeredolu’s capacity to continue to govern the Sunshine State as his medical conditions remain shrouded in secrecy.

“It is quite disturbing that the state of the governor’s health has become a topic of state curiosity and concern.

” This situation continues to undermine the ability of the State government to fulfil its obligations and commitments, including those requiring the government to provide economic pathways to millions of people facing absolute poverty and uncertainty in the Sunshine State due to the reckless and insensitive removal of subsidy by the APC-led federal government.

“Ondo SDP call on Arakunrin to respect the good people of Ondo State who have voted for him twice by presenting his medical records to the general public.

“We strongly believe that the good people of Ondo State have the right to know about the medical conditions of Arakunrin Akeredolu.

On it’s part, the PDP’s Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei, in a statement, said that ” those hiding the governor should tell the people where he is to save the state from speculation.

“As mortals, any human being can fall sick. Whether in public office or private life. Rotimi Akeredolu is employed by the people of Ondo State and maintained with taxpayers’ money. So, it is criminal and a great disservice to keep mum over his health status and his whereabouts.

” In 2010, when then-President Umar Yar’Adua was incapacitated due to ill health, Akeredolu was one of the most vociferous voices, calling for his resignation and allowing the then Vice-President to take over.

” If for whatever reason, Akeredolu can no longer discharge his official responsibilities, the most reasonable thing to do is to hand over to the Deputy Governor as required by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“Our party joins millions of Ondo State people to pray for Akeredolu’s quick recovery, but nobody should play politics with his ill health.

Peretei added that “Nobody should ground the state beyond its present state. Let Akeredolu resign if he is no longer fit to be governor.


I Inherited Liabilities From Buhari, Haven’t Removed Any Penny, Budget – Tinubu

Nigeria’s number one man, President Bola Tinubu has stated that he inherited liabilities and assets from his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking in Abuja during a meeting with governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the President said no budget or penny has been removed by his government.

According to Tinubu: “The situation that we have seen is one- I inherited, and it is fundamental, I inherited assets and liabilities of my predecessor.

“No budget, no penny that has been removed. This is the first time you are entering the Council Chamber, this is the first time I’m entering it too. But we have to push on. We have to make decisions that affect all of us.

“You as progressive thinkers, under the umbrella of our party, have a very serious role to play in educating the people, and making sure that we manage ourselves.”


Three Dead As Cultists Clash In Sagamu

Three persons have been killed as suspected cult members clashed in Sagamu, the headquarters of Sagamu Local Government, Ogun State.

Dailypost gathered that the young men, who are members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities, relaunched their usual supremacy battle on Tuesday, shooting at one another.

As at Saturday, three persons were said to have been shot dead in the ongoing fracas that has brought commercial activities to a halt in some parts of Sagamu.

Locals said several other persons sustained injuries in the attack, sending shivers down the spines of residents.

It was learnt that one of the victims, an attendant at Awabat filling station in Ijokun, was shot dead on Friday night.

A reliable source disclosed that the man, simply identified as Matey, was shot in the head by some yet-to-be identified persons.

“We don’t know if he was a cultist, we don’t know what happened. We just saw that he was shot dead by cultists. He’s a petrol attendant at Awabat in Ijokun,” a mother of one, who pleaded anonymity, said.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that three persons were killed in the melee.

However, Oyeyemi disclosed that many of the cultists have been arrested by the police.

Yes, three persons were killed in Sagamu by cultists. But we have arrested many of them. The Commissioner of Police has directed our tactical teams to be on standby. We have started trailing those involved and many are in custody. We are clamping in on them, more will still be arrested,” Oyeyemi said.