2023: Osinbajo Visits Oba Of Benin, Re-Echoes Desire To Serve


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday visited the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II where he reiterated his desire to serve the country. 

Osinbajo visited the revered monarch as he continues consultations ahead of the 2023 presidential race.

The former lecturer, who said he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he is experienced to lead Nigeria.

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While he told the Oba he is in the state for political reasons, Osinbajo said he deemed it appropriate to make the Palace his first stop.

The visit to the palace, the Vice President explained, is to inform the Oba of his intention to run for president in the coming election. He also said he is in the state to consult with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Oba of Benin and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during the latter’s visit to the monarch on April 28, 2022. Photo: gbemisola300


On his part, the Oba of Benin said he admires the Vice President’s eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God. He also thanked him for having respect for culture.

The Oba also believes that putting the electorate first should be a priority for political officeholders. He, however, regretted that while politicians make promises, and use all sorts of tactics, they eventually do not put the electorate first.

Oba Ewuare, therefore, appealed to politicians not to continue in that trend.

He noted that the country is blessed with resources but wondered why there’s suffering and poverty and crime.

The monarch, who reminded Osinbajo that he (VP) is a cleric,  said if he emerges as president, he would have a lot on his shoulders to turn things around.

According to him, the VP is eminently qualified for the position as he prayed that the voters hear his voice. He wished Osinbajo well in the pursuit.

Osun Police Commends Monarch For Establishment Of School

Police Inspector Allegedly Kills Man Two Days To His WeddingThe Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olafimihan Adeoye, has commended the Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba, for establishing a school known as the Abolarin College, for resident students.

He stated that the efforts would reduce crime rate in the country.

The Police Boss, who made this known during his visit to the school in Oke-Ila on Wednesday, also donated some food items and laundry materials to the school to complement the efforts of the monarch.

He said, “With what you are doing, the rate of crime in this country will reduce. If you have not taken them off the streets, only God knows what they would have become today.

We are particularly interested in the fact that the monarch is not only concerned about the students’ education but also the character.”

The Commissioner also promised to continue to identify with the school by contributing his bit to the growth of the school.

According to him, “We want to thank you immensely for what God has been using you to do in our time. We are particularly moved by the kind of passion you have for these children and we pray that these wonderful seeds you are sowing makes a very good impact in Nigeria.

“We know you have placed a very big burden on your shoulder so we have come to share in it.”
He however urged the monarch not to relent in his efforts.

The Orangun of Oke-Ila, who was full of appreciation for what the Commissioner donated to the school, said the perspectives of the student about the Nigerian Police would has changed to a good one.

He added that the police boss demonstrated good qualities that were unusual, while promising to continue using the school to promote peace and national unity.

“This school is built to promote and educate those who cannot afford to go to school. The only requirement to get into this school is poverty.

“We do not focus on Osun state alone, we transcend to other states, not using religion as factor too.

Whether Muslim or Christian we train them even more in their respective religions,” the monarch said.

“Traditionally”! All Set For Another Okoye Wedding


Jude-Okoye-Ify-Umeokoko-April-2014-BellaNaijacom-600x404All is set for another Okoye wedding, as Jude Okoye, brother and manager of music duo, PSquare, weds his fiance, Ifeoma Umeokeke, “traditionally” in Anambra, on July 17.

Friends and family members have started arriving in Oba, Anambra State ahead of the ceremony (in Nnewi) which will make Ifeoma Umeokeke an official member of the Okoye Dynasty.

Ifeoma is a former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN Tourism).

Celebs, who have already arrived the scene for the wedding, include Julius Agwu, Paul Okoye, J.Martins, Phyno, as well as MBGN damsels; Powede Lawrence and Glory Onuoha.





Obiano Flags Off Sporting Activities In Schools

Willie ObianoThe Anambra State government has distributed 1,000 football and vest to school children from the 21 Local Government Areas, as the state prepares to float a football team strong and competent enough for national and international competitions.

At the ceremony to flag-off activities to fast track sports development in the state held at the Rojenny Stadium, Oba on Wednesday, the State Governor, Willie Obiano, told reporters that the effort would include harnessing sports talents from the grassroots and would cover primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.

“The state will identify and train budding talents to develop skills for both local and international competitions.

The government will provide facilities and financial support for schools for inter-school competition while equipment for morning aerobics would be provided as part of measures to build healthy minds in healthy bodies,” Governor Obiano said.

The governor assured Anambra indigenes that the state contingent to the forth coming Calabar Sports Festival would be well prepared and motivated to excel while those who win laurels would be adequately rewarded.

The State Commissioner for Youths and Sports also assured the indigenes that the government was taking measures towards reinvigorating sports and ensure successful outing in the coming sports festival had been adequately put in place.

He told reporters that the state presently had the several stadia under construction to provide training facilities for sports talents.




Ogun Govt. Moves to Decongest Prisons

amosun_waveThe Ogun State Government has put in place modalities that will ensure speedy dispensation of justice towards decongesting prisons in the state.

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mrs Abimbola Akeredolu, who stated this to newsmen yesterday said the government also aims at reducing the large number of inmates awaiting trial.

She said Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who granted amnesty to 15 inmates and commuted death sentences passed on nine convicts to life imprisonment in commemoration of his third year in office, was moved by the deplorable condition of prison formations and has met with stakeholders in the criminal justice system, including the Chief Judge, Controller of Prisons, Commissioner of Police and herself.

“Our people should expect that justice will begin to be dispensed more speedily. Case files will be brought to court faster, so that the number of those awaiting trial will be significantly reduced in the very near future,” Akeredolu said.

She also said that the Governor, during his visit to prison formations in Oba, Ilaro and Abeokuta had deployed health officials to attend to inmates with bad health conditions.

The Ogun State Controller of Prisons, Mr. Joseph Olanrele, also revealed that 450 inmates were awaiting trial, stating however, that the State Governor has mandated stakeholders to ensure that those who were not supposed to be behind bars are not kept there unnecessarily.

Olanrele called on the populace to join the Nigeria Prison Service in its efforts at providing vocational skills to inmates, noting that the provision of adequate training facilities would help empower the inmates.