GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters and the Ibarapa East Local Government have been urged to implement the prayer of the Oguntayi and Adio ruling houses of Lanlate, granted by Justice Bayo Taiwo.
The appeal was made on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital by members of the Oguntayi and Adio ruling house during an interaction with newsmen.
Justice Bayo Taiwo of the High Court of Justice of Oyo State, Eruwa Judicial Division had earlier delivered a judgement on October 5th 2018 in favour of the Oguntayi and Adio ruling houses.
It would be recalled that the Oyo state government, in a letter dated February 13, 2012, installed Olagoke of Bioku house as the Baale of the town following the contentious deposition of Sunday Olusegun Bolawale Oladejo Oguntayi II
But, Justice B.A Taiwo, while delivering his judgement recently in a suit filed by Oladejo and three others, held that Olagoke’s installation was “unlawful, illegal, null and void”.
According to the representative of Oguntayi and Adio ruling houses, Barrister Mufutau Eyitayo, “we are using this medium to appeal to the Oyo State Government led by the Executive Governor of the State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters as well as the Ibarapa East Local Government to implement the judgement of the 5th day October, 2018 delivered by Justice B.A Taiwo in favour of the Oguntayi and Adio ruling houses.
“We believe that this government works hand in hand with the judiciary and so we appeal that the Oyo State government should implement the prayer of the claimant, granted by Justice B.A Taiwo”, he urged.
While appreciating the Ajimobi led government for allowing fair hearing during the legal tussle over the Onilala stool, Barrister Eyitayo added, ” we sincerely appreciate Senator Abiola Ajimobi for giving the judiciary a free hand to operate in delivery of justice to the common man”.
He, however assured that the ruling houses will continue to be law abiding in the belief that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man.
Trump blames Iran for Saudi attacks
United States of America’s President, Donald Trump has declared that Tehran was likely behind strikes on Saudi oil facilities, but that he wanted to be sure and he hoped to “avoid” war.
According to Trump on Monday, “It is certainly looking that way at this moment,” he told reporters when asked if he believes Iran carried out the attack.
“We pretty much already know” but that Washington still wanted more proof. “We want to find definitively who did this.
“With all that being said, we’d certainly like to avoid” war, he said. “I don’t want war with anybody but we’re prepared more than anybody”, the US President added.
FG spends N500bn annually on social investment programmes
The federal government of Nigeria on Monday disclosed that the sum of N500billion is spent annually on National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) .
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration launched the Social Investment Programmes to address poverty through the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), conditional cash transfer and N-Power.
Speaking at the 60th annual conference of the Nigerian Economic Society in Abuja, the nation’s capital,the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba , who disclosed this, also maintained that the Federal Government is committed to grassroots development and has shown this by investing N500 billion annually since 2016 in the national social investment program.
“In order to create a more inclusive society that enhances the quality of life. The government has continued to implement the social investment program.
“The sum of N500billion has been appropriated annually for the scheme since 2016. This reflects the continued determination of the government to pursue an inclusive society and achieve growth. Policies such as the n-power scheme have seen 500,000 graduates and 26,000 others engaged.
“Under the national home-grown school feeding program, as at March 2019 over 9.5million school children across 30states are being fed and over 1913 cooks empowered,” he said.
The Minister added that government enterprise and empowerment program has seen to the disbursement of N1.71million loans to small businesses and farmers across the 36 states and the FCT.
Threats to African Borders
With 54 countries and a continental coastline of 30,500 km that spans the Mediterranean sea in the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the northeast, the Indian Ocean in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west, Africa’s borders are both numerous and vulnerable.
EXX Africa delves into the primary threat actors taking advantage of these vulnerabilities to further their own objectives across the continent. The report will be submitted the United Nations General Assembly this month to raise awareness of the continent’s border threats.
While there is occasional overlap among such actors given the nature of illicit activities, this series explores the threats posed by (a) illegal migrants, (b) criminal organisations, and (c) militant groups. EXX Africa also looks at the various local, regional, and international measures that have been implemented to mitigate each one of these threats, with a focus on Western interventions.
In order for Europe, the US, and other regions to stem the smuggling of illegal substances and people, as well as other forms of transnational flows, a more coherent and collaborative approach is required which is addressed in EXX Africa’s latest report.
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