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You Are hypocritical, Ignorant About Governance In Oyo, Makinde’s Aide Replies Adelabu



…says APC gov candidate’s lies can’t redeem wickedness of his party
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, on Saturday, described the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, as hypocritical and ignorant about governance in the state.
He maintained that the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), failed to demonstrate any deep knowledge of governance, finance and basic statistics, throughout his much talked about radio interview.
According to Adisa, the former banker displayed outright ignorance and told blatant lies on national radio when he reeled out half-baked figures and lies in order to paint the administration of Governor Makinde black.
He noted that the efforts of the Makinde government have culminated in the overall repositioning of the state’s education sector, the state’s economy and  brought about massive infrastructural developments which are not just concentrated on city centres as the former Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s government did for eight years, but has also touched rural areas.
The Media aide added that the ongoing revolution in the health sector in the state,  after eight years of neglect and the ongoing expansion of the state’s economy are evidence of good governance by the Makinde administration, stating that no amount of lies and hypocrisy from Adelabu and his ilk can change the reality in the state.
Adisa, who was responding to Adelabu’s misadventure of an interview on Fresh 105.9 FM’s Political Circuit, maintained that Adelabu simply advertised his ignorance about developments in the state and insensitivity to the yearnings of the people of Oyo State by criticising Makinde’s efforts in the areas of infrastructure, education, health and other critical sectors.
The statement added that it was sad that though Adelabu brought in a textbook into the studio from which he read prepared essays of falsehood about the Makinde government, he failed to cross-check with his spinners how well the efforts of the Makinde administration have changed the narrative across different sectors.
According to Adisa, Adelabu’s criticisms of the Makinde government on security and his grandstanding on how the government of Senator Ajimobi was able to ensure the security of the state, were unjustifiable and hypocritical, especially as he also agreed that insecurity has become a national problem.
“Again, in what has become an annual ritual of lies, misinformation and apparent display of ignorance, APC’s governorship candidate in the 2019 general election in Oyo State, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, was again on Fresh FM, to sell his cheap lies, wicked plot and untoward hypocrisy.
He criticised Governor Makinde’s Alternative Project Approach(APFA) which has led to the execution of several laudable projects, but was at home with President Muhammadu Buhari’s manifestly reckless borrowing which has ballooned the nation’s debt profile from N12 trillion in 2015 to N33 trillion in 2021.
“In that interview, Adelabu lied about nearly everything; from the Internally Generated Revenue of Oyo State to the efforts of the Makinde administration in the areas of security, education, infrastructure and health.
“He also demonstrated the highest level of hypocrisy and unpatriotic tendencies not just to the people of Oyo State but to all Nigerians.
“The former banker insinuated that the Makinde government has done nothing in the area of security and that a supposed template left behind by the previous government was abandoned. But he also admitted that insecurity is a general problem and that it is responsible for the hardship being experienced by Nigerians as a result of high inflation, because insecurity has chased farmers away from the farms.
What an apostle of doublespeak he is?
“Adelabu made blank reference to the security challenges being faced by the state, trying to portray it as being peculiar to Oyo State. But he jumped at every opportunity to defend the Federal Government, which failure has resulted in the security challenges being faced across the country.
“The truth of the matter is that Governor Makinde is fully aware of the security challenges of the state and he is doing everything to turnaround the situation and address it permanently.
“The Makinde government has been strengthening the institutions that can fight crime and this has reflected in the massive support to security agencies and the expansion of the security architecture of the state including the City Watch and Crime Alert Platforms and the 615 Security Code.
“Sadly, Adelabu asked what has been done about these features, demonstrating that he is unaware of his immediate environment. “In fact, he asked questions on the efforts of the incumbent government, which even the blind and the deaf would not have asked. But we cannot blame him? He is too busy expanding his capitalistic ventures to see the massive changes across the Oyo State landscape.
“As a hypocrite that Adelabu is, he said in one breath that the Federal Government could borrow till eternity because it has the power to pay back and that if the loans were expended on capital projects that would impact on revenues, they were okay.
But in another breath, he criticised Governor Makinde for taking loans to drive infrastructure, which are targeting the economy of the state. “He also described the reconstruction of Lekan Salami Stadium as senseless, forgetting how the sports sector remains one of the top money-spinners in the world.
“Adelabu took his falsehood from the lowest pit of hell when he insinuated that the Makinde government has only increased Oyo State’s IGR by N300 Million. How sad can it be that a professed First Class graduate, an individual who was trusted with high positions in the banking sector could not read basic data from federal agencies such as the National Bureau of Statistics, which rated Oyo State as one of the nine states with the highest IGR in the country?
“While we may agree that Adelabu tried to play politics by underreporting the state’s IGR, we consider it intellectually vacuous and even politically vain that he would contradict tested and trusted statistics from the NBS about the massive growth of the state’s IGR from N24 Billion to N38 Billion in two years without citing a source.
“Of course, no one can expect a man who criticised the government for constructing the Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin Road, which links the food basket of Oke Ogun to the commercially viable state capital, Ibadan, but praised Ajimobi for constructing alleged high-impact roads in a few urban centres, to speak the truth.”
Adisa warned that while the government of Governor Makinde would always welcome constructive criticisms, politicians should desist from lying and displaying hypocrisy, noting that if Adelabu thought he would gain sympathy by lying, he has met his waterloo with the massive reactions from the people of the state across different social media platforms.
The media aide, who maintained that Adelabu is not strange to circulating falsehood, citing how the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, punctured one of his lies during a similar voyage of untruth he embarked upon last years, warned the ex-banker to toe the path of honour and stop embarrassing himself.
He pointed out that another lie told by Adelabu was on the issue of reconstruction of police stations attacked by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests, stating that it was untrue that Governor Makinde stopped him from his  plans in the wind to reconstruct some stations.
According to Adisa, Adelabu should have approached the Commissioner of Police to ask who refused him approval to proceed with his plan to reconstruct rather than lying against Makinde, stating that even a layman should know that the final authority on such a matter could not be the state governor.
“Let us, however, tell Adelabu that Governor Makinde had from the outset given the commitment of Oyo State to rebuild all the Police Stations destroyed during the #Endsars protests and this had been long communicated to the Commissioner of Police.
“While we do not expect commendations from Adelabu and his ilk, we also do not expect the desecration and poisoning of the air waves by individuals who are hypocrites and incapable of telling the truth.
“This was an individual who spoke glowingly about how the train system of the Federal Government would be a money-spinner and how the Metropolitan Bus Services in London has been a productive venture but criticised the construction of four Bus Terminals in Ibadan.
So, if transportation can become a revenue earner for London and the Federal Government, why can’t Oyo tap into that sector?
“The freedom of every individual to express opinions is guaranteed in the Nigerian Constitution but that freedom is not the freedom to lie, which is what Adelabu has been doing. We will not warn him to desist from lying, we will only expect that his lies and unbridled arrogance will bring him ignominy rather than glory, which is what comes to those who behave like Adelabu” the statement concluded.
Taiwo Adisa
Chief Press Secretary to Governor

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Van Vicker Finally Bags Varsity Degree — 24 Years After Secondary Education



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Van Vicker, the multiple award-winning Ghanaian actor, has finally bagged a university degree — about 24 years after completing senior secondary school.


The 43-year-old movie director, who is a renowned face in Nollywood, took to his Instagram page to recount the touching tale of his educational journey.

He said while his secondary schoolmates were enrolling at the tertiary institution in 1997, his single mother couldn’t afford to send him to school.


He also accompanied the post with a photo in which he could be seen wearing a graduation robe of the African University College of Communication (AUCC).



Vicker said he bagged first-class honours in Strategic Communications and was named the overall best in his set.



“21 years later, here I stand before you with 3 achievements during my graduation; to God be the glory. 1. 1st class honors. 2. Best Student in Strategic communication. 3. Best Communication Student Award,” the actor wrote.


“The above is within the context of my 2021 post on social media and is in no way presumptuous but uprightly to inspire. I could not enroll at a tertiary institution in 1997 because my single mother did not have the funds.


“If free SHS was available back in the day, most likely I would have graduated in 2000/2001. My career took off and I have been blessed but as someone who relishes education getting that degree was just a matter of time.



“I complete my Masters program this December and I am sorely motivated and committed to going even beyond, God willing. I thank all those who supported me and are supporting me during this journey.”


Vicker has appeared in hundreds of films including ‘My Soul Mate’, ‘Heart of Fire’, ‘Popular King’, ‘Gambling with Marriage’, ‘Harvest of Love’, ‘Stolen Will’, ‘The Joy of a Prince’, ‘Discovered’, ‘The Kingdom’ and ‘Against The Law’.

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Hushpuppi Pleads Guilty To Fraud




Nigerian scammer Ramon Olorunwa Abbas also known as Hushpuppi has pleaded guilty to fraud in an American court.



United States Department of Justice (DoJ) in a statement on Wednesday said court documents show that Abbas, a 37-year-old Nigerian national, pleaded guilty on April 20.



A version of Hushpuppi’s plea agreement filed late Tuesday outlines his role in a school finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses.



Acting United States Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison said Hushpuppi allegedly faked the financing of a Qatari school by playing the roles of bank officials and creating a bogus website in a scheme that also bribed a foreign official to keep the elaborate pretense going after the victim was tipped off.



Wilkison stated that Hushpuppi played “a significant role in the scheme, funded his luxurious lifestyle by laundering illicit proceeds generated by con artists who use increasingly sophisticated means.”



Kristi K. Johnson, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office said Hushpuppi “among the most high-profile money launderers in the world, has admitted to his significant role in perpetrating global BEC fraud, a scheme currently plaguing Americans.



“His celebrity status and ability to make connections seeped into legitimate organizations and led to several spin-off schemes in the U.S. and abroad,” Johnson said in the DoJ statement.



Hushpuppi and members of his gang were arrested while sleeping at their Dubai residences in June 2020.



The Nigerian fraudster was arrested along with Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Woodberry and 10 others.


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Mother Of 10 Loses 48 Years Marriage Over Denying Husband Sex





A mother of 10, Mrs Tolu Osho, has lost her 48-year-old marriage for allegedly denying her husband sex.



An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, granted the request of her estranged husband, Mojidi, to dissolve the union.



The court president, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, said that since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court was left with no option other than to grant him his prayer; and pronounced the union dissolved.



“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Mojidi Osho and Mrs Tolu Osho dissolved yesterday.



“Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife.




“Each of you should go his or her separate ways unmolested; the court wishes both of you well in your future endeavours,” Koledoye asserted.



The president ordered the petitioner to pay N250,000 to his wife as a severance fee and also pay another N250,000 for her to get a new accommodation.


The petitioner, a 72-year-old mechanic, Mr Mojidi Osho, had earlier told the court to nullify his marriage because his wife was denying him his conjugal right to sleep with her.


“The last time my wife allowed me to sleep with her was 10 years ago.



“I am starving seriously, but whenever I come home with my girlfriends, she will chase them away,” Osho said.



The septuagenarian also accused his wife of threatening to kill him so that she can inherit his property.



“My wife wanted to kill me; she has been feeding me with poison.



“There was a day I fainted and was rushed to the hospital and it was detected that I ate poison.



“I thought I will not survive it, but God saved me and I stopped eating her food,” he said.



The embattled man said his wife was a witch who kept attacking him in the spiritual realm.




“On two occasions, she shot arrows at me in my sleep which led to sicknesses, but God healed me.



“She also buried charm in my workshop and customers stopped patronising me.



“My wife made me impotent, but I survived it after spending huge amounts on hospital and herbal treatment,” he claimed.



“Tolu makes my life miserable, I would have gone far in life if I have not married her.



“I regret the day I met her and I wish I can turn back the hand of the clock,’’ Osho said.



According to him, Tolu stopped washing his clothes 27 years ago; h,e therefore, begged the court to end the marriage to save him from committing murder.



Responding to the allegations, the 68-year-old trader, Tolu, said that she denied her husband sex for only four years not 10 years as he claimed.



“I stopped him from making love to me four years ago when he started bringing different girls home to sleep with, after which he will want to sleep with me; so I refused him,” she stated.




The mother of 10 children denied threatening her husband’s life or attempting to kill him through poisoning.


“I did not poison my husband’s food since 1973 when we got married, is it now that I will poison him?


“He is just looking for excuses to discard me; he came to this court to divorce his second wife, now he wants to also divorce me so that he can marry a new wife,” Tolu said.


According to her, Osho is fond of invoking curses on their children, which is affecting their lives now.


The respondent begged the court not to grant her husband’s wish for the dissolution of their marriage, saying she still loved him





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