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OGUN NAWOJ CONGRATULATES NEW NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

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The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Ogun State Chapter has congratulated all women journalists in the country on the successful hosting of the 11th Triennial Delegates Conference of the Association which produced Comrade Aisha Bura as the new national President of the Association for the next three years.

 

A statement signed by the Chapter’s Chairperson, Comrade Sekinat Salam Opebiyi described the emergence of Comrade Aisha Bura as a testament that women Journalists spoke in one voice for the progress of the Association.

 

Comrade Sekinat Salam Opebiyi who urged the National President to extend an olive branch to all stakeholders also implored the newly inaugurated executives to sustain the unity and chart a sustainable path of progress for the Association.

 

While congratulating the Assistant National Secretary, Comrade Aishat Cole, the Vice President of B Zone, Comrade Adeola Adekunle and Zonal Secretary for the Zone, Comrade Adeola Adewole for emerging victorious in the elections, Comrade Sekinat Salaam Opebiyi also assured the new leaders of the readiness and commitment of women journalists in Ogun State towards advancing the course of NAWOJ.

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GOVERNOR AIYEDATIWA CAUTIONS AGAINST POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN ONDO STATE 

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– Directs security agencies to arrest perpetrators

 

 

The attention of Ondo State Governor, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has been drawn to reports of alleged attacks on some persons and destruction of campaign materials in the wake of the visit of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the State on Wednesday.

 

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan on Thursday.

 

 

According to the statement, the Governor says his administration will not tolerate any form of violence that is capable of threatening the peace and tranquility of the State.

 

As the Governor has said repeatedly, any political campaign that disturbs the peace in the State is unacceptable and must be met with the decisive actions of law enforcement agencies.

 

It is pertinent to make it clear that nobody associated with the Governor or the government of Ondo State was involved in any of the reported activities ascribed to “political thugs” during the President’s visit to Owo and Akure.

 

The Governor has therefore asked law enforcement agencies in the State to arrest and prosecute anyone found to be engaged in such violent activities.

 

The Governor urges politicians and their followers to ensure that their campings are issue based, devoid of blackmail, spreading falsehood, inciting the public and intimidating opponents.

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Wigwe Family Releases Burial Plan, City Of David Missing.

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The City of David Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos will not play any visible role in the funeral rites of the late group chief executive officer  of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, who died  on board a chopper in US about three weeks ago.

 

 

According to Goldmyne report, Wigwe, who was an active member of the influential City of David Parish of RCCG, died alongside his wife, first son, a friend and former chairman of NGX, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, and crew members, in the air accident.

 

About two weeks after his death, a pre-planned lavish Diamond Jubilee birthday of the wife of the Parish Pastor, Dr Siju Iluyomade, was held that left tongues wagging.

 

Some netizens from far and near complained about the alleged insensitivity of the Pastor’s family at a time they opined the church should be mourning the Wigwes, being prominent members of the church while alive. But, others thought otherwise, absolving the Iluyomades of any offence, saying life must go on.

 

However, in the programme of events released by the Wigwe family on Wednesday, the City of David Parish of RCCG was conspicuously missing.

 

Not a few were surprised with the turn of events because they believed the church should feature as one of the venues for the funeral rites.

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AKEREDOLU: PRESIDENT TINUBU PAYS CONDOLENCE VISIT TO OWO

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– Olowo commends Governor Aiyedatiwa for giving late Akeredolu a befitting state burial

 

 

 

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accompanied by Ondo State Governor, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday visited the ancient town of Owo to commiserate with the people over the death of the former Governor of the state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.

 

This was disclosed in a statement made available to media organisations through the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan on Wednesday.

 

According to Adeniyan, the President visited the Palace of the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye, where he was received by prominent traditional rulers in the State.

 

Tinubu said the void left by the departed former Governor will be difficult to fill, adding that his legacy will endure forever.

 

Tinubu said it is honourable to depart the world when the ovation is loudest.

 

According to him: “This sentiment should inspire us to live each day with purpose, to pursue our goals with determination, and to leave behind a legacy that will be remembered fondly by those whose lives we have touched.”

 

The President acknowledged the courage and fearless nature of the late Akeredolu especially his passion for good governance.

 

“He truly embodied courage and fearlessness, especially in his relentless pursuit for good governance. I can only describe him as a fearless fighter, his unwavering commitment to the welfare of his people and his courageous nature will always be remembered”, he said.

 

The Olowo, Oba Ogunoye, conveyed heartfelt appreciation of the entire Owo community to the President and his entourage for his visit.

 

The monarch extended his gratitude to Governor Aiyedatiwa, acknowledging and commending the governor’s significant efforts in giving a fitting and respectful burial ceremony to the late Akeredolu.

 

Others in attendance at the palace included the Deputy Governor, Chief Olayide Adelami, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Olamide Oladiji, Chief of Staff to the governor, and Prince Segun Omojuwa.

 

The President, accompanied by Chief Bisi Akande and Chief Pius Akinyelure, also visited the residence of the late Akeredolu, where he met with his widow, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu and other members of the family.

 

The President was later led by Mrs Akeredolu to visit where the late former Governor was laid to rest near the residence.

 

Meanwhile, the President later paid a visit to the National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti and other chieftains of the group, in Akure.

 

During the visit at Fasoranti’s residence, President Tinubu said his administration would fix various challenges facing the country including the issue of hardship.

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