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OBAT’s Son, Abayomi Akinruntan’s Rising Profile (his bright chances of becoming Ondo Speaker)

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The race for the position of the next Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly is gathering momentum by the day, as many politicians, young and old from the Sunshine State are jostling for the post regarded as highly important by keen observers in the politics of the State.

 

One of the most mentioned candidates for the position is the first son of the Olugbo of Ugboland, Oba Frederick Eniti Akinruntan, Abayomi.

 

Abayomi, a businessman and oil and gas expert who is returning to the Ondo State Assembly for the third time is obviously the most experienced and qualified with records to show for his position as the most senior ranking member in the parliament.

 

Aside from his father’s influence, Abayomi through his ABA Foundation which he created about a decade ago has been able to prove his worth as he used the platform to cater for his people in Ondo State in the area of empowerment, job creation, grants and scholarship and health provision. No one in the State Assembly can meet up with the record which had endeared him to the young, the old, the rich and ordinary people of Ondo State.

 

For someone well prepared for a leadership role, he once narrated his experience where his first job was as a pump attendant at one of his father’s Obat Petroleum in Ibadan.

 

He confessed the 6 months working experience improved the way he sees life and influenced his relationship with the people. He was glad to have risen through the ranks and eventually became a manager in one of the fuel stations before he was appointed the Director of Operations with Obat Oil.

 

Yomi’s coming into politics was as a means to get closer to his people and it was a decision that stunned many of his friends who wondered how he left a good career in oil and gas to come into public service.

 

Born to the royal family of Oba Akinruntan in 1973, the prince had his eyes set on what to become, as he takes after his father’s philanthropic gestures, giving to the people.

 

The word on the streets and the lips of many presently in Ondo State is the gains of having him as the Speaker, a position of influence that attracts the best in politics and governance.

 

 

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Ex-Gov Akala’s ADC Commits Suicide In Ogbomoso

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Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Gbolahan Oyedemi, reportedly hung himself in his apartment in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The deceased senior police officer, who was said to have gone home for the Easter celebration, was alone located at his Petros Academy Street, Federal Low-cost area residence.

Late Oyedemi who was in his 50s was Aide de Camp to late Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala during his eleven-month tenure as governor (January to December 2006

When ogbomosoinsightonline.com arrived at the residence at Petros Academy Street, Federal Low Cost area the police had cordoned off the area but sympathizers were seen in groups discussing the matter in a hushed tone.

“Sometimes he came home with police security l saw him recently driving personally into his beautiful mansion,” a neighbour said.

National Insight reported a police source hinted about a quick investigation into what could lead to the tragic end of a gallant Deputy Police Commissioner.

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Tinubu, Daniel, Zulum Top 40 Most Influential Nigerians List

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Professor Babagana Zulum, and Lt.General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) have been named among the 40 influential people in Nigeria in a new book written by journalist and PR consultant, Bode Odeseye.

The 40 Most Influential People in Nigeria listed other eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in different areas of endeavors and have enormous influence in different spheres including politics/governance, democratic ideals/activism, economic, infrastructural and social development, banking and finance, commerce and industry, telecommunications/technology, education, philanthropy, legislative enactment and international relations.

According to the author, a series of assiduous research conducted revealed that these eminent personalities have carved a niche for themselves by breaking boundaries and adding immeasurable values in various areas of endeavors, through milestone achievements and impact on mankind.

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‘you left me alone to face all manners of mockery’ Betty Akeredolu’s Tribute Stirred Reactions

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In her tribute, widow of the late Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu ignited some emotions as she gave an insight to her 42 years marriage to the lawyer.

 

Akeredolu was laid to rest in Owo, his hometown after a funeral service at the St Andrew’s Church, Owo which was well attended.

 

Betty Akeredolu’s tributes headlined the funeral programme as she detailed her love-life with the late Governor, their challenges and triumphs.

 

Dignitaries at the burial ceremony include the Ondo State Governor Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Governors of Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Anambra and Benue States, Engineer Seyi Makinde, Dapo Abiodun, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun Oyebanji, Godwin Obaseki, Sheriff Oborevwori, Charles Soludo and Hyacinth Alia respectively and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje and host of others.

 

 

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