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Oyetola to residents: Wear your face-masks, Coronavirus still with us

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...tasks parents on parental care
…as Gov holds 10 years remembrance prayer for late mother


The Governor of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Saturday admonished citizens and residents not to compromise the safety protocols and guidelines put in place by government and health authorities against the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.


He called on the residents to be wary of the adverse effects of the second wave of the deadly virus which he said had caused untimely deaths across the globe.
This is even as the Governor urged parents and guardians to see the welfare of their children as topmost priority.


Governor Oyetola made these known while addressing the people, at the special prayer session organised to commemorate the 10th years’ anniversary of his late mother, Alhaja Wulaimot Oyetola, held at the deceased’s residence, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of the State.


Oyetola who warned the residents to always comply strictly with all the protocols and guidelines of the Covid-19, said it is incumbent on all to have it in mind that the virus still lives vibrantly in Nigeria and other parts of the world.


He advocated the frequent and consistent use of face masks and hand sanitisers as panacea for safety, warning that the virus is of no respecter of persons regardless of status and place in the society.


Governor Oyetola who described his late mother as a woman of virtue and an epitome of womanhood, said he is what he is today because of all his parents inculcated in him and his siblings.
He called on the parents to take good care of their children and always look after their welfare, saying, “this is the only way to justify why they are brought to life.”


“This is an annual prayer which we have been doing over time since her demise to pray to Almighty Allah to repose her soul and continue to make her the occupant of Aljana firdaus.
“It is a way of remembering her good deeds and unquantified love for the people, particularly her children while alive. She was a good mother to all and she was religious and kind-hearted.
“We shall continue to remember her and pray for her. And this prayer is to further encourage our parents to take good care of their children and nurture them in the right path to greatness.


“I am using this occasion to appeal to our people to take Covid-19 more seriously than before and stop insinuating that the virus has been eliminated. 
“As we can see and hear, the second wave is more dangerous, more deadly and devastating, hence the need for all to adhere strictly to all the safety protocols and guidelines.
“We must begin to comply with the basic safety protocols by washing our hands and applying facemasks regularly. 


“As a government, we will not relent in our efforts to continue to provide quality, adequate and affordable healthcare services as part of our administration’s resolve to build a healthy society.
“I am assuring our people that the gesture to further support the quality healthcare delivery through the provision of vaccines to combat the spread of the virus would be taken as topmost priority as soon as we take the delivery of the vaccines,” Oyetola said.


In her remarks, the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola, described the deceased as a quintessential mother whose love and passion for the growth, success and progress of her children cannot be overemphasised.
She extolled the virtues of her mother-in-law while alive, just as she prayed Allah to continue to show her His mercy wherever she is in heaven.


The occasion was attended by the Governor’s father, Alhaji Hammed Oyetola; the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi; the Senator representing Osun Central, Ajibola Bashiru; the Ataoja of Osogbo Oba Jimoh Olanipekun; Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Olabomi led other traditional rulers; the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji; members of the State Executive Council, Islamic clerics, among others.


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Breaking: 5000 displaced as Boko Haram unleash terror on Adamawa communities

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Up to 5,000 persons, mainly women and children have been displaced following weekend attack by Boko Haram in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Dr Mohammed Sulaiman, the executive secretary of the Adamawa state emergency Management agency, announced this in Yola on Sunday.

The Executive Secretary disclosed that many other communities from neighbouring local governments were also displaced.

He recalled that the insurgents came in nine vehicles on Friday to attack Kwapre village in Dugwaba District of Hong Local Government Area.

Suleiman stated that the insurgents surrounded the village and killed seven people, including three children.


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Breaking: South-East Govs float new security squad amidst growing insecurity

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Five Southeast governors on Sunday announced setting up of a new security outfit known as Ebubeagu.

This was disclosed in a communique after a one-day security summit in Owerri, Imo state capital.

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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 2021

After exhaustive discussions on the current security challenges in the South East and with valuable contributions from participants at the first South East security summit in Owerri on this day Sunday April 11th 2021, it was resolved as follows:

  1. To strongly and unequivocally condemn terrorism and banditry in any part of Nigeria, particularly in the South East. The meeting strongly condemns the burning of police stations, violent attacks on custodial centres with the unlawful release of inmates, and the killings including security personnel, natives/ farmers and headsmen.
  2. That the five South East states are on the same page with the federal government on the issue of security challenges in the country. To this end, the meeting makes it absolutely clear that the South east will stand resolutely with the federal government to fight terrorists and bandits to a finish
  3. That the political leadership in the South East has resolved to bring together all the arsenals at their command, as one united zone, to fight and flush out criminals and terrorist from the zone.
  4. That the summit resolved that to achieve this, there is a need to galvanise all the relevant stakeholders in the south east, the political class, the business community, the bureaucrats and the intelligentsia to provide all necessary support to security operatives in the five south east states to ensure total success in the fight against criminality in the zone.
  5. That the heads of all the security agencies in the south east have resolved to exchange intelligence in a seamless, effective new order that will help to checkmate crime in the zone.
  6. That to fast track crime-busting in the south east, the heads of security agencies have been mandated to draw up a comprehensive list of their logistics and material needs for sustainable success in the fight against criminality, for the immediate provision by the leadership of the South East.
  7. That a committee made up of security personnel, government officials and relevant stakeholders be set up to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the south east joint security platform.
  8. To applaud the initiative of the South east security summit and to make it a statutory summit that will convene every quarter while its hosting shall rotate among the five south east states.
  9. The meeting resolved to maintain a joint security vigilante for the South East otherwise known as Ebube Agu.
  10. The meeting appreciated the formation of South East joint security outfit co. Named Ebubeagu. Headquarters in Enugu to coordinate our vigilante in the South East.
  11. South East Governors requested the Acting IGP to stop the influx of IGP monitory units but to allow cps and state and Zonal commands to handle their cases.
  12. Meeting approve that the acting IGP and other security chiefs do invite the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo and CAN to find out the reason for increasing insecurity of the South East .
  13. Meeting agreed that military policing in the South East should be adequately funded and become effective.
  14. Meeting agreed that open grazing has been banned and security agency should implement the ban.
  15. The meeting encouraged a peaceful coexistence of farmers and headers to allow Governors to succeed in the fight against criminality.

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Breaking: Iheanacho nets brace but Westham beat Leicester in Premier League clash

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West Ham defeated Nigeria’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi’s club 3-2 in their English Premier League encounter on Sunday.

Former Manchester United’s striker Lingard and Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice in the game.

In-form Lingard had scored twice in the first half before Leicester’s Bown goal in the second half.

Later in the second half, Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester launch fightback.


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