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Ibraheem Iyiola foundation renovates 16 classrooms, gives school bags to students in Ibadan

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A non-governmental organization (NGO), Ibraheem Iyiola Foundation, has commissioned two blocks of sixteen classrooms it renovated at St. David Anglican Pry School, Kudeti, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The foundation, also dstributed school bags to a number of pupils in the school.

Speaking during the handing over of the renovated buildings to the Oyo state government on Thursday, the Convener of the foundation, Alhaji Ibraheem Iyiola, said the promise made in October, 2020 to renovate the structure comprising 16 classrooms and headmistress office has been fully completed and being officially delivered to the school authority for the benefits of the students and the teachers.

According to Iyiola, “learning becomes easier when we have good environment for the students and the teachers; and through education, we can eradicate poverty, reduce crime rates and build better tomorrow for our youths. I thank Almighty God for making this possible”.

He, therefore called on well-meaning Nigerians and other NGOs  to partner with the foundation to execute some of its other programmes to improve the society and
communities.

Speaking on the choice of the school, he said: “May I say that those who are familiar with my background know that I was raised and nurtured at St. David’s Primary School where the foundation for a better tomorrow was laid for me. The home of great men and women in the society.

“Home of Former Governor Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo, Former Governor Alh. Lam Adesina, Chief Lekan Are (who also blessed us with ICT building) and so on. I
witnessed the struggle for quality education by parents for their children, I knew the
pains and agony, our teachers, and parents went through. I knew the sacrifices they
made to ensure that we enjoyed basic education”.

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Iyiola explained that since the inauguration of the Foundation, it has recorded tremendous strides and has vigorously with bull-dog tenacity of purpose pursued the objectives of human empowerment, Small and medium scale business; financial assistance on education and provided healthcare support to residents of his community.

“Today is a great day for all of us in Ibadan South East and North East Federal Constituency. In 2017 when Ibraheem Iyiola Foundation was inaugurated, we launched a Five point agenda which would be the main focal points and objectives of our determined effort to be a part of the struggle to make a visible impact in our community, our city and
state.

“Since the inauguration, we have made tremendous strides. We have vigorously and
with bull-dog tenacity of purpose pursued the objectives of human empowerment,
Small and medium scale business; financial assistance on education and provided
healthcare support to residents of our community.

“In the area of human empowerment, we have helped/assisted not less than Fifteen (15)
persons in acquiring skills in different vocational businesses and supported not less
than 50 widows in our community to sustain their livelihood. In the area of education,
we have given out scholarships and education support assistance to indigent students
of our community. For the small and medium scale business grant, we have supported
over 500 small and medium scale businesses in our community. In the area of Health
care, which is very sensitive and considering what we are experiencing in the whole
world, we have been able to support our community with the renovation of Omiyale
primary health care center and continuously providing sufficient medical supplies for� the benefit of our people. Most importantly, for the Covid19 pandemic, we have also
provided Covid-19 relief materials to the residents of our community and we pray that
God almighty will take control worldwide”, he enumerated.

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The donor, who is also an alumnus of the school, counseled the pupils to prepare for the future as they have a lot of opportunities ahead of them if they don’t give up on their dreams, urging them to reciprocate his actions by giving back to their Alma Mater.

“Be prepared to change the world and get prepared to grab the opportunity around you. And most importantly, don’t forget to give back to the school that has given you so much. Please join me to congratulate the students, the headmistress and the entire school authority on this occasion and for given the Ibraheem Iyiola Foundation the opportunity to deliver this project, the school I’m very proud of St. Davids Primay School Kudeti, Ibadan”, Iyiola concluded.

Also commenting, the Chairman Oyo SUBEB, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, who noted that the gesture will continue to linger ” on our memories and in the history of the school, on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde thanked the foundation for its magnanimous contributions. He assured that the government will not relent in providing necessary infrastructure , instructional materials, training and re-training of teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as prompt payment of salaries and allowances to ensure effective and efficient teaching learning activities.

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The SUBEB boss, who was represented by one of his Directors, Bolaji Hassan lamented  the magnitude of problems faced on dilapidated structure, which he described as overwhelming while resources are limited and over stretched.

“Consequently, I am seizing this opportunity to call on individuals, business entrepreneurs and friends of Basic education to come forward and emulate the kind gesture of Ibrahim Iyiola Foundation by supporting government to make our schools more conducive and child friendly to encourage every child to avail him/herself of the opportunity of being educated”, he submitted

In her remarks, the acting Head Mistress, Mrs F.A Ayodeji expressed appreciation to the donor.

“Thank God for the intervention of one of our old students, Hon Iyiola Ibraheem Olayode who came to our rescue and this has contributed a lot to learning in the school. It has also encouraged better attendance in the school”, she said.

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Oyo Speaker decries false allegations, assures constituents of more quality representation

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The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin on Sunday said he will not deviate from his mission statement of giving and providing good and quality representation to the people of Ibarapa East Local Government, Ibarapaland in totality and Oyo State in general not minding some unfounded and spurious criticism coming from some faceless political groups.

The Speaker’s statement is coming on the heels of some comments accusing him of non-performance, planned imposition of candidate for local government election, and alleged undue influence and dominance on him by his mother, Yeye Tina Ogundoyin.

Ogundoyin described the comments and allegations as totally untrue, just as he urged the faceless group sponsoring such malicious news to at least consider and judge him by his political activities , accomplisments and vision for the good people of Oyo State and his entire constituents.

The Speaker added that rather than coming up with and suggesting ways of moving Ibarapaland and indeed Oyo State forward, the masterminds of the misleading allegations were hell bent on scoring cheap political points through peddling of false information aimed at casting aspersions on his person, discrediting and blackmailing his political status and dragging the name of his mother in the mud.

“For the umpteenth time, I don’t have any preferred aspirant out of all the five qualified persons jostling to emerge as the PDP candidate for the forthcoming Local Government election in Ibarapa East. I also wish to appeal to the group and its sponsors to leave my mother out of their dirty politicking as Yeye ,who is the Mother to all in Ibarapaland will not impose nor influence the choice of candidate for the LG election. This is democracy and the wish of the people must prevail. My mum is not involved in anything in the Local Government. She has always been reminding me of my election campaign promises to my people and the need to fulfill them. Mum is an advocate of good governance and will not compromise on this,” he said.

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According to the Speaker, because of his love and vision for education, he paid WAEC and NECO fees for hundreds of students in his constituency while another fifty benefitted from free JAMB forms , not to mention a modern and functional hospital he built in Lagaye and a place of worship requested for by the people of Oloro village.

“I have two School projects about to be completed, a block of 8 Classrooms at Temidire and another block of 6 Classrooms at Ojonamo in Lanlate . The two will be commissioned during my second year in office in May this year. As I speak, there is an ongoing construction of ten boreholes across all the wards in my Constituency while I am equally set to distribute hundreds of Motorcycles, Refrigerators, Generating Sets and others amongst my constituents. This is part of the empowerment program meant to mark my two years in office. This is not to mention my effort on the present status of Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa and the facilitation of the accreditation of new courses for the Institution. ”

“Some of my Constituents have also enjoyed some employment opportunities and recommendations for appointment and other assistance through my good office. It is also noteworthy for me to mention my singular effort in the choice of Eruwa Farm Settlement by Governor Seyi Makinde for the 7.6billion naira Agricultural loan meant to develop two farm settlements into farm estates in Oyo State”

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While commenting on the activities of the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly under his watch, the Speaker said that it was unprecedented that less than two years , the House had passed about sixty laws, had one hundred and forty-two resolutions and eighty-two Motions as against seventy-four laws passed by the 8th Assembly in four years.

He added that this is aside from the oversight functions of the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly which had helped in engendering good governance, complimenting the efforts of all arms of Government and enhancing the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people of Oyo State.

“I am happy that the House of Assembly I preside over has achieved quite a lot in less than two years in office. Of note is the passage of the Open Rearing and Grazing (Prohibition) law, Oyo State security Network (Amotekun) Law, Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law.

Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency Law, Oyo State Investment & Public Private Partnership Agency Law, Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency Law, Lautech Amendment Law, Local Government (Pension) Fund Law, Tourism & Hospitality law and Child Sexual Offences Law just to mention but few. We are ready to do more as my vision is to set more records for the Oyo State House of Assembly as well as make lasting impacts in my Constituency and Ibarapaland as a whole. ” Hon Ogundoyin stated

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He again appealed to the faceless group and its cohorts to invest their energy and resources on more productive ventures and activities and desist from spreading baseless information him and his family.

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Oyo dep gov recommends bilateral meetings to resolve border disputes

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Oyo state Deputy Governor and chairman of Oyo State Boundary Commission, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan has recommended a bilateral meeting of boundary committees of territory-striving parties to facilitate effective understanding and hasten dispute resolution.

Olaniyan made the recommendations , when he led the state boundary committee to  attend the interactive session of the National Boundary Commission (NBC) alongside other Deputy Governors of the Southwest zone in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

He  asserted that a joint meeting of both parties will ensure a smooth understanding of every striving party’s background thus making it easy to compare notes, make compromises and resolve crisis without any party feeling cheated.

He further said he believes in the pattern of give and take adding that boundary dispute resolution  is not a winner takes it all but its a case of “no victor, no vanquished”.

Engr. Olaniyan enjoined the National Boundary Commission (NBC) to move to implement resolutions from dispute mediation so that all parties will know their rights, privileges and territories and crises will not rise again after a peace accord has been reached.

He pointed out that the traditional institutions have a role to play in territory marking but the government is trying to incorporate them to align with patterns of administration, stating that their roles in addressing border communities can not be relegated.

In his opening address, the Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun enjoined the delegates to draw up practical recommendations that will serve as a template for all boundary dispute resolution in the country.

He added that the people at the communities will be at the receiving end and will suffer the effects of boundary related crisis and they should try to save the people from such suffering.

The Deputy Governor of Ogun state, Engineer Noimat Salako-Oyedele said that there has been a good relationship between Ogun and Oyo states and this has helped in deescalating disputes that could have snowballed into crises.

She called on the NBC to act as an independent arbiter to review existing policies and help in resolving lingering boundary disputes that exist between both states.

In their separate remarks, Deputy Governors from Osun, Lagos, Ondo and Ekiti unanimously agreed that it is necessary to look into the boundary related issues and resolve them to engender understanding and strengthen the relationship between all states.

The chairman of the plenary,  Emeritus Professor Anthony Asiwaju said boundaries are created as a bridge and should not be seen as a wall buy a link

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‘Cyril Fasuyi was never arrested or whisked away by EFCC ‘, says Blogger Watch

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Ekiti born politician and businessman, Cyril Fasuyi was never arrested nor whisked away by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) for fraud as reported by some blogs recently according to Blogger Watch.

Blogger Watch, an independent fact-checking news platform while dismissing the media reports said, ” the story being circulated about the arrest and whisking away of an Ekiti born politician and business man , Cyril Fasuyi by EFCC for fraud has been found to be untrue, totally false, fake and a calculated attempt to destroy the personality and integrity of Cyril Fasuyi and EFCC’ .

Contained in a statement made available by Blogger Watch and signed by Stephen Moyes, the news platform submitted, ” According to the charter of our organisation we have diligently fact-checked the story and we found out that the said story  was malicious, frivolous  and fradulent  both in contents,  intention and direction “

Continuing, Blogger Watch further disclosed, ” We have contacted the EFCC and gone through its arrest list and there was no name of Mr Cyril Fasuyi on the list and no record of him being whisked by the organisation under any guise “.

The statement added that ” The purported news lacked merit and without a grain of truth because the time Mr Fasuyi was claimed to have been arrested and whisked away, he was having a business lunch with some notable personalities at Southern Sun Hotel in Ikoyi,Lagos’

The statement pointed out that , “It was a fact that Mr Fasuyi’s company and IPS Ingredis Dubai were engaged in  mutually beneficial business relationship which collided and ran into bad water due to global economic recession and which is being legally trashed out”.

Blogger Watch, however warned blog operators and influencers to always steer clear of concorted and malicious stories capable of tarnishing and maligning the integrity and reputation of individuals, corporate entities and personalities.

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