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Group volunteer to train 2000 Ekiti students

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National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers in Nigeria (NUTGTWN) kampala  Sector has expressed its readiness to collaborate with Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture  to train 2,000 Ekiti students and voluntary youths  in the art of  fashion designing , indigenious cloth making ,arts  and crafts.  

 

Comrade Ibrahim Lawal, The National Chairman of the  association disclosed  this during a visit to the Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre in his office

 

He said that the association was keenly  interested in  partnering  and supporting  the Council   because of the cultural  vision and  mission being floated  and demonstrated by Governor  Kayode Fayemi  in  the promotion of arts and culture and at restoring the core value of the people of Ekiti state to its pristine identity.

 

“Apart from training of students in textile design of indigenious  fabrics and other craft works, we would also teach them how to sell their products because there is an already-made market for sourverniers, crafts and other products.”

 

The Director-General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre who  commended the delegation for coming all the way from Lagos  to offer support and empowerment initiative  to the Council and the people of the state  remarked that the Council would do everything humanly possible at ensuring that the proposed training of Ekiti students and youths become a reality.

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“it is my pleasure to express our gratitude at the Council to NUTGTWN for its altrustic commitment and nationalistic endeavour at empowering the youths of this nation”.

 

He disclosed further ” this offer to train our youths and students is coming at the right  time because the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture is on the stage of establishing a  art and craft village which will be serviced by the products of such training”.

 

He added that both the trainees and the Arts and crafts Village would stimulate economic development and reduce unemployment in the state.

 

Ojo-Lanre said the Council was ready to engage and enter into purposeful and landmark partnership with corporate bodies , organisations and individuals who are willing to add value to the arts and cultural vision of Governor Fayemi.

 

He said that “Governor Kayode Fayemi is a lover of arts and culture, and part of the reasons he set up the Council is to promote and encourage activities that will shore up indigenious industry for economic benefits and empowerment,”

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Properties worth over N50m lost to inferno – Sunday Igboho reacts

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Yoruba activist and Oodua  Republic agitator, Chief  Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ has said that properties worth  over N50 million has been lost to the early Tuesday morning inferno at his Soka residence in Ibadan

Reacting on Tuesday, shortly after his house went up in flames, Sunday Igboho explained that the arsonists broke the gate to the building to gain entrance before setting the house on fire.

He stressed that the two people living in the house fled for their lives in the chaos.

“Around 03:30 am this morning, my siblings living in my old house came to alert me that some hoodlums were at the house, shooting sporadically, and that they had forced the gate open and set the house ablaze.

“My siblings escaped unhurt but my house was burnt. When we got there, the hoodlums had escaped so we called the fire service to put out the fire.

“I am surprised that some Yoruba people could be supporting killer herdsmen to destroy my house. This saddens me.

“My agitations are for all of us to come together against killer herdsmen who have been terrorizing the Yorubas by kidnapping, killing our brothers, and raping our women in Yoruba Land.

“To my amazement, some Yoruba people are aiding these killer herdsmen.

I expected them to come and attack my residence where I live now to show that they mean business.

“I assure you if they had, I would have been able to give you evidence of the hoodlums that did this.

“The property destroyed in that inferno would not be less than fifty million”, he added.

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2 Operatives Injured , As Youths Attacked Amotekun In Oyo {Photos}

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The Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun, in Oyo state has confirmed that two of its operatives from Ilesiwaju Local Government Area of the state were attacked by some ‘misguided youths’.

Oyo Amotekun also informed that though, there was no loss of life, but the officers were severely injured and are in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital.

It added that vehicles belonging to Itesiwaju Area Command were completely vandalized .

The state Command, in a statement issued on Monday explained, “On the 23rd of January 2021, two of our operatives from Itesiwaju LGA were travelling to Ago-Are enroute Tede were brutally attacked without provocation.

“They were granted free passage at Ago -Are end upon the explanation that they were from Itesiwaju LG and are on routine mission.

“However, at Tede end some misguided youths attacked the operatives with guns, matchetes and axes.

“Though there was no loss of life, our two operatives were severely injured and are in critical condition at the hospital.

 

“Unfortunately, after this unprovoked attack and assault, our vehicles belonging to Itesiwaju Area Command were completely vandalised and damaged”, the statement concluded.

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Ex-Oyo ALGON boss rejoices with Ibarapa-born billionaire Ayandele at 60

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Former  Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria )ALGON) in Oyo State, Chief Ademola Ojo  has felicitated with All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Dr Olusola Ayandele as he clocked 60.

Ojo, described the Ibarapa-born billionaire  as a patriot, politician and leader who have contributed to the advancement of the nation’s democracy as well as nurtured many individuals to greatness.

The ex-council gaffer states this  in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan  the state capital.

Ayandele was an APC governorship aspirant in the 2019 general election and presently a senatorial hopeful.

According to the ex-ALGON Chief, the renowned businessman and philanthropist had brought great political, economic as well as social success to the state and Nigeria.

“I feel inspired and motivated most times by your doggedness, forthrightness and knack for truth at all times. You are leader worthy of emulation.

“I celebrate you my dear brother and leader. Your courage, character, wisdom, strength and simplicity stands you out always. May the Almighty fill your future with blessings, ” he said.

Also, Mr Olusola Adeleke, a Personal Assistant to Ayandele, joined to felicitate his boss whom he described as reliable, dependable and visionary boss.

He   described Ayandele as a renowned businessman, philanthropist, leader and political gargantuan with uncommon sagacity.

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“Your commitment and selfless service to humanity has brought tremendous development to Ibarapaland, Oyo State as well as Nigeria. You are a rare gem boss and you will forever be appreciated.

“I wish you more years of sound health, peace and glory as you celebrate. Happy birthday to my dear boss,” he submitted.

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