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Lagos Pry: Wild Jubilation As Mushin Prince Emerges Assembly APC Candidate

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The Mushin Constituency 1 area of Lagos state at the weekend witnessed a wild jubilation since the declaration of Prince Nureni Akinsanya as its candidate for the House of Assembly election due to hold next year.

Speaking to newsmen in the course of the jubilation that greeted the declaration of Akinsanya as the winner of the keenly contested primary election, the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress in his Ojuwoye, Mushin Ward B1, constituency, Hon.Wasiu Badejo described the choice of the candidate, popularly known as Osmak, as the best to have happened to the Ward in particular and Mushin in general of late.

Describing the personality of Akinsanya as unique and his Victory at the primary  one with royal colouration and  of great significance, Badejo said “aside the fact that he is an  indigene, he is also a  Mushin Prince hence, the enthusiasm by  the people to give him their  mandate to go and contest to represent them at the State Assembly”

Submitting that Akinsanya’s track record earned him  the confidence of the people who overwhelmingly voted for him at the Direct Primary election, Badejo said the two term Counselor has demonstrated over time his loyalty to the  party by staying with it through thick and thin.

He said Unlike some political prostitutes within the fold in the constituency who returned to the party at the wee hour to fight for ticket ,Akinsanya  he said, had been with the party since it was Alliance For Democracy (AD)  and “he never wavered for once”.

Insisting that  Akinsanya’s loyalty had never been in question, the Chairman said some disgruntled elements in the constituency had attempted to blackmail him with his unquestionable loyalty to the party, in the course of the campaign for the primary election but failed.

According to Badejo,” like every other member of influential caucuses that endorsed Governor Ambode for a second term, Akinsanya registered his support and withdrew same immediately the party leadership nominated Babajide Sanwo-olu.

“But I heard  some mischief makers are criticising him for staying loyal to the party and its ideals, and most unfortunately, those critics are the ones that it took us so much energy and time to convince before they could agree to support  the Sanwo-olu agenda”

Not minding his overwhelming  popularity  within and beyond  his constituency, Badejo offered that Akinsanya went through a rigorous screening and was part of an election within his Ideal group before he emerged to contest in the primary which he eventually won.

Meanwhile, the  leadership of Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon has been described as the most equitable and just by members of the APC in the area.

According to a member of the party  who gave his name simply as Debo, Solomon,a two term representative of  Lagos West at the Senate has provided genuine and selfless leadership for the people of the area.

He added that his non bias nature came into bear even in the selection process that produced Akinsanya for the primary election.

Debo mentioned that the sincerity of the Solomon leadership also reflected in the  Congresses and other elections held in the area before now.

He added that  it is the same virtue of the Solomon leadership that  provided for rhe thorough process that threw Akinsanya up  as a candidate of  the party.

Debo thus submitted that  because he emerged on merit and as a result of the popularity of his choice, Akinsanya enjoyed   the support of members the  party members  towards  and during the primary election.

He promised  that the party members  would ensure Akinsanya’s victory at the general election come 2019.

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Aregbesola Insists On Digitalisation Of Security Agencies

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The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said for the country to get things right with the security challenges in Nigeria, digitalization of intelligence gathering and monitoring is the best approach.

 

He emphasized that the world had gone past the manual process of operation as it is still being done in Nigeria presently.

 

 

Responding at the IT Audit Presentation on the Ministry of Interior and its Agencies to the Minister by Mr. Folusho Philips, Chairman of Philips Consult, Aregbesola pledged that he would make sure his Ministry put the necessary efforts and tools in place to ensure maximum capacity building for digitalization in the Ministry and the agencies under his watch.

 

 

He said “What distinguished the individual is how he can challenge and overcome situations”. He advised that Nigerian leaders should put in all their best to overcome the security challenges facing the country to distinguish the country to meet world digital standard.

 

 

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, mentioned that significant efforts have already commenced to fully digitalize operations in the Ministry.

 

He stated that the Electronic Data Management System which would ensure digitalization of file records and implementation of the Human Resource Module of the IPPIS are set to take off in the Ministry. He however emphasized the need for more funding to be appropriated to further strengthen the Ministry’s Information Technology backbone.

 

 

The presentation identified that the Ministry and its agencies are yet to update in the digital world’s standard and needed to braze up to the world acceptable practices in the quest to curb insecurity and bring peace to the Nation.

 

 

The Directors commended the Minister’s initiative and efforts to see that insecurity is a thing of the past in Nigeria.

 

 

Present during the presentation are the Permanent Secretary, Directors in the Ministry, representatives of the agencies and the delegation of Philips Consultant.

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”Its Not Our Building” Senators Reject Ownership Of Leaky National Assembly Building

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has urged Nigerians to stop bashing the National Assembly management for the parliament’s leaky roof, even as it is being maintained that the building housing the National Assembly belong to the FCTA.

 

 

During Tuesday’s downpour, the roof of the White House, where the two chambers of the National Assembly are started leaking, resulting to the lobby being taken over by flood.

 

 

Many Nigerians and civic groups described the incident as a national embarrassment.

 

 

Reacting to the media reports on the incident, the Deputy Whip of the Senate, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, raised a point of order, saying the reports breached the privilege of the lawmakers.

 

 

He clarified that the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) was in charge of the maintenance of the complex and not the lawmakers against the belief of many Nigerians.

 

 

Abdullahi noted that the N37 billion earmarked for the renovation of the National Assembly complex in the 2020 budget was slashed to N9 billion in the revised one.

 

 

He said up till now, nothing has been done.

 

 

The Senate President said the roof leakage confirmed the position of the lawmakers that the building was due for renovation.

 

 

Lawan said: “The fact that there was a leakage to me is a clear testimony, confirmation and vindication of the position the national assembly took initially.

 

 

“Everyone knows that this place is overdue for rehabilitation. We went to see Mr President and he was gracious and he asked us to meet with FCTA, the owners of the building.

 

 

“Myself, the speaker, late chief of staff and minister of finance met to look for money for the rehabilitation of the national assembly.

 

 

“When the N37 billion was approved, it was not a National Assembly budget, it was an FCDA budget.

 

 

“If this place leaks, we are not holding our democracy with the respect it has. We expect the press to inform the people responsibly.

 

 

“This house is the house of Nigerians. It belongs to Nigerians and it deserves to be rehabilitated.”

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Guest Flees As Hotel Uncovers Murdered Female Companion

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The Kwara State Police Command has begun searching for a man who allegedly killed a lady in a hotel in Ilorin, the state capital, about three weeks ago.

 

 

The suspect, whom the police identified as Adegboye James of Okelowo Street, Ede, Osun State, was alleged to have murdered the lady whom he brought to the hotel on Adewole Housing Estate, Ilorin, on May 27, 2021.

 

 

The police, in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the address given by the suspect was fake and could not be traced.

 

 

He called on members of the public whose daughter or female relation was missing since May 28, 2021, to check the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for possible identification of the corpse.

 

 

The statement read, “On May 28, 2021, around 7.30pm, we responded to a call from one  Olalekan Anafi, the supervisor of Premium Diamond Hotel, in the Adewole area of Ilorin that on May 27, 2021, around 2pm, one Adegboye James, lodged at their hotel.

 

 

“The said Adegboye James went out and came back with a lady.  The said Adegboye James later checked out of the hotel without the knowledge of any of the hotel staff.

 

 

“In the morning of the following day when nothing was heard from the room occupied by the said lodger, a spare key was used to open the room and the hotel was confronted by the dead body of the lady.

 

“Investigation into the incident is already at an advanced stage as ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Mohammed Bagega, to arrest the lodger whose name and address as reflected in the hotel’s logbook is fake.”

 

In another development, the Kwara State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said its operatives are searching for a motorist who allegedly cut off the hand of a seven-year-old Alimanjiri student, Usman Abubakar, of Malam Aliu Adamu School, Patigi, in the Patigi Local Government Area of the state.

 

 

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, said the child was allegedly kidnapped together with his schoolmate by the unknown motorist, who promised to take them to where they would eat on Monday night.

 

 

Babawale said the suspect, who is now at large with the boy’s hand, later escaped into the bush.

 

 

He said the victim lost much blood and was treated at the Patigi General Hospital.

 

 

The PRO said the NSCDC had commenced investigation into the incident.

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