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Our govt.’s impact felt in all sectors, says Oyetola

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...as he receives Champion Newspaper Man, Governor of the Year awards


Governor of the State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, says the Administration’s impact is being felt in various sectors of the State’s economy, using agriculture, tourism and mining as launchpads.


Oyetola stated this while delivering his acceptance speech at the Champion Newspaper Awards for Excellence, where he was presented ‘Governor and Man of the Year’ awards for 2020 respectively. 


The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi, at the epoch- making event held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, said the award would further encourage his Administration to serve the people even better.


Governor Oyetola also said the honour was a vote for the creativity, proactiveness, prudence, integrity, inclusion, innovation, transparency, and the sense of purpose that the government had brought to bear on governance and the sustained commitment shown in revitalising the economy of the State for positive impacts.
He said the Administration employed inclusive governance to identify and promptly meet the needs of the populace and as well open the State up for economic growth  and development.


Welcoming dignitaries at the event, the Group Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Champion newspaper, Dr.  Mrs.  Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, described the honourary award as the Print industry’s modest way of contributing its quota to the overall development of the society by providing a veritable platform to recognise  heavyweights and institutions that have excelled both in private and public sectors of the economy.


She said the selected awardees have not only identified the needs and challenges of the citizens but proffered holistic solutions, thereby uplifting the stardard of living of the people and contributing their best to the  country’s socio-econmic and political development.


The Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief revealed that for the first time since the inception of the awards ceremony decades ago, Governor Oyetola received the Governor and Man of the Year Awards based on his exemplary achievements in various fields.


According to her, the outstanding performance of Governor Oyetola and other awardees and the recognition given to them, will serve as an inspiration and beacon of hope not only to Nigerians but humanity.
In his address, the chairman of the occasion, Chief Dr. George Moghalu, who doubles as the Managing  Director, National Inland  Waterways Authority, eulogized the Champion Newspapers on the credibility of the award, describing the honour bestowed on the awardees as well deserved.


He added that Governor Oyetola, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was conferred  with Champion Newspaper’s Democracy ICON of the Fourth Republic, among other awardees, have made landmark and impactful contributions to the progress and development of the country.


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Oregon dog’s 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).
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An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

Olsen said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

Olsen said Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.

Source: (UPI)


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

More to come…


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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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