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Real Reason Why Police Arrested Osun Senator, Adeleke

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Senator Ademola Adeleke representing Osun West Senatorial District has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force. 

Confirming Senator Adeleke’s arrest, the force spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba hinted that the lawmaker is currently in police custody. Adeleke was taken into custody on the evening of Monday, May 6.

“He was taken into custody in the evening of today 6th May 2019 in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person.

“Meanwhile, in the best tradition of natural justice and fair hearing, he has already been served with the relevant charge sheet containing his alleged offences in the presence of his Attorneys. He will be arraigned in a competent court of law tomorrow, 7th May 2019”, he said.

But, the Ademola Adeleke Governorship Campaign Organisation claimed that the police detained the parliamentarian on old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery.

According to  their statement on Monday, the organisation faulted the arrest especially on the basis that it is coming after the school principal and school authority had through affidavits “denied any forgery and owned up to the school testimonial issued to Senator Adeleke”.

The statement, also stated that  Senator Adeleke had this morning honoured police invitation at the force headquarters, Abuja.

On arrival at the force headquarters at 9am, the communique state that the lawmaker was not attended to until later noon when he was informed of fresh charges of testimonial forgery.

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It further stated that the Senator was taken to Maitama Police station with a plan to arraign him on Tuesday at an undisclosed Magistrate court.

It further reads, “We alert the world to the systematic harassment and victimization of Senator Adeleke over his pursuit of the retrieval of the governorship mandate freely conferred on him by the people of Osun state. A tribunal has declared him duly elected and a ruling on the appeal is pending. Yet, the police in connivance with the appellants have decided to unjustly incarcerate and raised trumped up charges which have been clarified by relevant authorities.

“The Principal of the secondary school attended by Senator Adeleke testified through an affidavit before Bwari High Court that the school indeed issued the testimonial. WAEC equally testified that the Senator sat for the examination. For the Police to revive this old clarified issue confirms political vendetta.

“We call for urgent intervention of well-meaning Nigerians to stop this emerging rape of democracy. The case for which the Police is acting is subjudice. It is sad to note that the Police appears to have become a tool in the hands of enemies of rule of law.”

The Ademola Adeleke Governorship Campaign Organisation, however urged its supporters to remain calm, adding  that justice shall prevail on the lawmaker’s case.

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Ekiti loses ex- SSG, Alofe

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Former Secretary to Ekiti State Government (SSG), Evangelist Adeola Alofe is dead.

Evangelist Alofe died on Sunday at the age of 86, family source disclosed.

The source, also hinted  that the  former SSG, who hailed from Ayetoro Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti State, died after a brief illness.

It would be recalled that Alofe  was appointed SSG by former Governor Ayodele Fayose in 2003, the position he held till 2005 when he was replaced with the late Chief Bade Gboyega.

The deceased was a member of the House of Representatives between 1991 and 93 under the Social Democratic Party (SDP)/ in the old Ondo State.

He was also appointed Senior Special Assistant on Religious Matters by Governor Kayode Fayemi in 2010, when the court of Appeal in Ilorin pronounced him the actual winner of the 2007 governorship and the 2009 rerun elections.

Alofe was at a time a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but he later defected to the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)/ in Ekiti State.

However, he has not been seen within the political scene since Fayemi won the second term in 2018.

According to a statement signed by a family “With total submission to the will of Almighty Go, the entire Alofe’s family announce the passing away of our beloved brother, uncle, father and grandfather. He slept in the lord on 25th August 2019 at age 86.

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“Funeral arrangements are to be announced by the family in due course”.

 

 

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Makinde Hails Stakeholders’ Quest For Healthy Environment, Restates Zero Tolerance For Filth

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Oyo State Governor, Engr.  Seyi Makinde  has paid a glowing tribute to stakeholders in the environmental sanitation sector for their resilience in restoring the State back to its status as one of the neatest in the nation.

 

The governor’s commendation was relayed through the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola at his office when he hosted the Heads of Local Government Administrators and Heads of Environmental and Health Services as well as officials of the West African Energy, the Consultancy firm in charge of refuse collection in the State.

 

Hon Ayoola said the State appreciated the efforts of the stakeholders in mobilizing against filthy environment and the ways they have demonstrated their support to the government in mobilizing against the menace of poor sanitation.

 

According to him, the governor knew the efforts that you all at the end of the local government health and administrative administrators have put into this campaign of ridding the State of the culture of poor sanitation and he salutes you all.

 

“It is pertinent that we put more efforts into this project so that before long, if we look back, we shall see giant accomplishments in this line and we shall be able to pat each other on the back for a well done job.

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“We appreciate the input of the market women, civil societies, traditional rulers, the media and those officially saddled with the duty of enforcing clean environment in the State. We wish the trend continues in good stead.”

 

The former lawmaker disclosed further that  Oyo State Government has set up an agenda to curb the menace of environmental laws which would go a long way in ensuring  that the safety and healthy condition of its citizens became important.

 

 

He emphasized that  the Present Administration has zero tolerance for filthy environment hence the need for residents to support this policy by imbibing a good waste disposal culture.

 

“Hygiene is very important to us, failure to uphold some level of hygiene would lead to serious health hazards to us as individuals and persons living around us” he added

 

Continuing, Ayoola stressed that as part of the agenda setting, stakeholders like the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), religious bodies, market women, transport unions, schools among others would be involved in curbing the environmental menace while also charging residents in the state to make use of refuse collection drums for disposal of their waste.

 

Similarly, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola alongside the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju and team members from Water Cooperation Of Oyo State paid a visit to Asejire Waterworks and Eleyele Dam by way of familiarizing with the ongoing projects after his resumption into office and also ensuring that quality water is being supplied to homes for the consumption of the general public

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Hon. Ayoola disclosed that part of the aims of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration was to re-address issues affecting treatment plants in the state and work towards ensuring that every home has access to portable water.

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Oyo: Makinde to swear in 3 newly confirmed commissioner nominees tomorrow

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Barring any last-minute changes, the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde  will tomorrow, Monday, August 26, 2019, swear in the last three designated commissioners, Mega Icon Magazine exclusively gathered.

Confirming this, a close source to Governor Makinde  who confided in our reporter also submitted: ” The last three commissioner nominees screened and confirmed by the State House of Assembly are also from Oyo state. Considering  the  formidable track record and CVs of our nominees, they are successful  individuals in their chosen careers, both  in the private and public sectors.  No doubt, they will assist the governor to deliver on all his promises”.

The governor had earlier sent the  names of the commissioner nominees to the State House of Assembly which was  read at the plenary by the Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin on Monday.

Contained in a message sent to the State House of Assembly, the commissioner-nominees are Prof. Raphael Afonja, Alhaja Fausat Sanni and a 27 year old  Seun Fakorede.

Meanwhile, the Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday  screened and unanimously confirmed the three additional commissioner-nominees.

While thanking Governor Makinde for the opportunity which they described as a call to serve the people of Oyo State, the designated commissioners promised to contribute their quota to the advancement of the state.

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Though, the portfolio each commissioner would occupy remains unknown at this time, but the source  predicted that,  based on the nominees’ backgrounds, antecedents, educational and professional experiences, Prof Afonja is likely to be given charge of the Works and Transport Ministry, Alhaja Sanni  (Ministry of Women Affairs and  Fakorede (Ministry of Youth and Sports) respectively.

 

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