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Oyo NSCDC Deploys 2300 Personnel For Eid-el-Fitr Celebration

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Commander Adaralewa

The Oyo State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commander Adaralewa Micheal has deployed two thousand three hundred (2300) personnel of the Corps for this year Eid-el-fitr celebrations as he praised the spirit of sacrifice and resilience displayed by the Muslim Faithfuls in the State during the period of Ramadan Fasting.
According to a press release signed by the Public Relation Officer of the state command, Okuneye Oyindamola, Commander Adaralewa stressed further on the modality in which officers and men of the Corps will be deployed as both tactical units, such as disaster management, counter Terrorism unit, Female Special Squad, Agro-Rangers, Armed Squad, CNAI, Intelligence Department, C B R N E Unit and others within the corps will be position at various Eid praying ground, relaxation centers, malls, pipeline areas, Telecommunication mast, and all Federal, State and Local Government property and infrastructures across Oyo State.
He also ordered that the Command ambulance should be stationed at the highways in case of any disaster occurrence.
Commandant Adaralewa also called on all Divisional Officers to Monitor the activities of their officers and deployed to all the flash spot within their jurisdictions. He later assures the citizens that the Commands readiness to work with other sister agencies in other to secure and protect lives and properties of the good People of Oyo State, before, During and After the Eid-el-Fitr Celebration.
“The Commandant Congratulates the Muslims on the successful completion of Ramadan and prayed that Allah will bless the immense sacrifice that are being made.”
He urged the Citizens to keep hope alive, and to Celebrate Eid-el-fitr moderately while felicitating with each other.
Adaralewa uses the medium to enjoin the citizens despite the current unrest across the country that Nigerians should remain grateful to our creator for the sustenance and unity of this entity called Nigeria. He said the unity of Nigeria should remain paramount on the minds of every Nigerians across all the divides.
Commandant Adaralewa Micheal wishes all Muslim Faithfuls Happy Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

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From Boardroom To Politics, Ex-First Bank Boss Eyes Oyo Governor’s Seat

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Adesola Adeduntan, the erstwhile Managing Director of First Bank has been named as one of the would-be successors of the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde come 2027.

 

The banker who was allegedly eased out of banking for some undisclosed misdemeanors is claimed to have began consultations as he charts a new path in politics.

 

Sources hinted that Adeduntan had been interested in an elective position but his participation was measured because of his banking career. But now, the coast is clear and he is already aligning himself with some stakeholders ahead of 2027.

 

A list of names including Ilaji boss, Dotun Sanusi, Taofeek Arapaja, Stanley Olajide and many more has features as interested minds gunning for the number one seat in Oyo, a list Adeduntan has recently joined.

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Ex First Bank Boss, Afonja Dies In Auto Crash

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-Femi Bamgbose

 

Details have emerged on Monday, 20th May, 2024 regarding the tragic death of a former Chairman of First Bank Plc, Ajibola Afonja.

 

The 82 year-old man was said to have died in a car accident.

 

The accident occurred somewhere around Oyo town.

 

Sources hinted papermacheonline that the former Minister popularly known by his company name ‘IDS’ Integrated Dimensional System was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan where he eventually gave up the ghost.

 

The news spread like wildfire within the society circle across Oyo State where Afonja was highly revered.

 

Family sources claimed he would be buried today according to Islamic rites.

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‘How Yahaya Bello Withdrew Almost $1M From Kogi Account To Pay Child’s School Fees’ EFCC boss, Olukoyede

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, has revealed that a former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, transferred $720,000 from the government’s coffers to a bureau de change before leaving office to pay in advance for his child’s school fee.

 

Olukoyede revealed this during an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

 

He said, “A sitting governor, because he knows he is going, moved money directly from government to bureau de change, used it to pay the child’s school fee in advance, $720,000 in advance, in anticipation that he was going to leave the Government House.

 

“In a poor state like Kogi, and you want me to close my eyes to that under the guise of ‘I’m being used.’ Being used by who at this stage of my life?”

 

 

Olukoyede further stated that he personally reached out to Bello, offering him a chance to clarify the situation in a respectful setting within the EFCC office but the ex-governor reportedly declined to cooperate, citing fears of harassment from an unnamed woman.

 

The EFCC boss added, “I didn’t initiate the case; I inherited the case file. I called for the file, and I said there are issues here.

 

“On my own, I called him, which I am not supposed to do, just to honour him as an immediate past governor. ‘Sir, there are issues. I’ve seen this case file. Can you just come let us clarify these issues?’

 

 

“He said, ‘Ha! Thank you, my brother. I know, but I can’t come. There’s one lady that has surrounded EFCC with over 100 people to come and embarrass me and intimitade me.’

 

Bello was said to have suggested that the EFCC come to his village rather than conduct an investigation at the agency’s quarters.

 

“I said if that is the issue, I’m going to pass you through my own gate, and you will come to my floor. We will accord you that respect. I will invite my operatives; they will interrogate and interview you in my own office. What could be more honourable than that to allay the fear?

 

“You know what he said: ‘Thank you, sir, but can’t they come to my village? Olukoyede added.

 

The chairman also highlighted the agency’s achievements during his tenure, stating, “We have recovered close to 120 billion and secured over 1,600 convictions in six months.

 

“I’m so passionate about the need for us to move forward in this country. We need the EFCC to survive. There are so many victims that we have wiped tears off their eyes, people that have been swindled in their millions. Every day, we keep recovering money for victims.”

 

PUNCH Online reports that the EFCC chairman, Olukoyede, has vowed to resign from his position if Yahaya Bello is not prosecuted.

 

The EFCC is seeking to arraign Bello on 19 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N80.2 billion.

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