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Osun 2022: Hunters Association endorses Oyetola for second term

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as gov inaugurates State Chapter of Hunters Group of Nigeria


…charges them on patriotism, diligence


The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria on Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun.
The enthusiastic hunters also endorsed the Governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election.
This is even as the Governor inaugurated the State Chapter of Hunters Group of Nigeria (HGN) and charged them on patriotism, integrity, diligence, loyalty and honesty in the discharge of their duties.
The governor said the new layer of the security outfit was put in place to further harness the diverse security apparatuses by getting the locals who understand the terrain involved in securing and guaranteeing the security of lives and property of the citizens.
He also said the gesture is aimed at further helping to complement the efforts of the conventional security agencies as the newly-inaugurated hunters are expected to protect the State and provide useful information and intelligence to ensure a safe and secure atmosphere in the State.
Inaugurating the Group at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, Oyetola emphasised that the newly-inaugurated hunters would work in the steps of the extant security outfits to complement the efforts of other security agencies in a bid to deliver security in every nook and cranny of the State.
Oyetola who described security and welfare as the primary purpose of government said the Administration would leave no stone unturned in achieving the all-important duty.
He charged the newly inaugurated hunters on diligence, loyalty, honestly and integrity, asking them to discharge their duties with topmost sincerity as they are expected to effectively organise, coordinate, supervise and complement the activities of conventional security agencies.
“Today, we are inaugurating your group to further strengthen and widen our security architecture and management.
“We have put these layers of security in place in our firm belief that we are better secured when we harness our diverse security apparatuses and involve our people who know our terrain and who can effectively organise, coordinate and supervise them to complement the activities of conventional police.
“Consequently, we expect the various security outfits to work hand in hand with the police by guarding our communities and forests with integrity and diligence, providing intelligence, arresting suspects and handing them over to the Police for investigation and prosecution.
“I urge the members of the Osun Hunters Group of Nigeria that we are inaugurating today to follow in the steps of the extant security outfits to deliver security with integrity and complement the activities of other security agencies.
“All our security agencies must know that there is only one duty and that is to keep the State and People of Osun safe. This duty should unite all security outfits. Your loyalty should be to the people. Doing otherwise is against the code of your operation, the interest of the State and the nation.
“I urge you all to avoid harassing defenceless and harmless citizens. You must deliver this duty with all sense of responsibility, integrity, honesty and patriotism.
“The members of Osun Hunters Group must justify the rigorous selection that qualifies them as Members of this Association and you must carry with you the Omoluabi ethos as you discharge your responsibilities.
“The people of Osun have implicit confidence in you and they believe that they are safe in the hands of their compatriots. Do all within your powers to justify this confidence.”
Oyetola noted that security was critical to the Development Agenda of his Administration as it holds the Master Key to the delivery of adequate, equitable, and qualitative service in all sectors.
According to him, the sustainable economic transformation, investment revolution and infrastructure development can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace. 
He added: “This is the reason we are doing everything in our power to guard the master key of peace jealously by working hard to sustain the ranking of our State as the most peaceful State in Nigeria. We shall not rest until we make security a way of life in Osun.”
Speaking on behalf of their members in the State, the Commander General, Hunters Group, Joshua Osatimehin, and the State Commandant, Chief Nureni Hammed openly declared their readiness to work with and support the Governor in his bid for second term.
They attributed their solidarity and endorsement to the good works and laudable achievements the Administration had recorded in the last two and half years.
In his words, the HGN Commander General, Osatimehin said the decision to support the governor was informed by his Administration’s commitment to security and safety of the State.
Osatimehin who applauded the Governor’s approach to security noted that it was heartening to know that Osun had proved itself as a pacesetter in the provision of security apparatuses and management.
He also lauded the prompt and timely security intervention and approach of the Administration which he said had culminated in the sustained status of Osun as the most peaceful State in the country. 
Osatimehin disclosed that over 42,000 hunters have been registered in Osun under the umbrella of the Group to complement the efforts of other security agencies in the State.
Corroborating the position of the HGN to support the Governor for second term, the State Commander, Hunters Group of Nigeria, Chief Balogun Nureni Hammed, reaffirmed the commitment of his members to collaborating with other security agencies to protect the lives and property of the citizens.
He commended the State Government for being supportive to the Group as part of efforts to provide an enabling environment and peaceful atmosphere in every nook and cranny of the State.
Hammed attributed the good works of Oyetola’s Administration as an encouragement to support him for second term.
“We are satisfied with your good works and we want you to continue. Four plus four! We will support you to return for a second term by next year,” Hammed said. 
Earlier in their separate remarks, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, urged members of the HGN to champion loyalty, diligence and sincerity in discharge of their responsibilities as local security agents.
They advised them to remain honest and sincere while carrying out their daily activities to stem the tide of insecurity and ensure peace across the nooks and crannies of the State.
Those in attendance included the representatives of the security agencies, traditional rulers and government officials.


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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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Edo State Governor finally releases cabinet list

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By Goodluck Ikiebe

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has finally released list of Commissioner-nominees members of the State Executive Council.

The list was released by the Governor on Friday and obtained by our Correspondent.

Here are the names as follow;
1) Barr. Osamudiamen Wole-lyamu (Oredo).

2) Mr. Chris Nehikhare (Orhionmwon)

3) Mr. Richard Edebiri (Uhunmwode).

4) Barr. Andrew Emwanta Adaze (Egor).

5) Mr. Tony Aganmwonyi (Ikpoba Okha).

6) Mr. Ethan Uzamere (Ovia South West)

7) Ms. Efosa Uyigue (Ovia North East).

8) Barr. Donald Okogbe (Akoko Edo).

9) Barr. Anthony Innih (Etsako East)

10) Mrs. Omo Otse Omorogbe (Etsako West).

11) Hon. Damian Lawani (Etsako Central).

12) Mr. Jimfred Obaidiku (Owan West).

13) Barr. J O Braimah (Owan East)

14) Hon. Felix Akhabue (Esan West).

15). Fred Emefiele (Igueben)

16) Mrs. Anehita Ojezua-Emeya (Esan Central).

17) Dr. Olu Ayewoh (Esan North East).

18) Mrs Magdalene Ohenhen (Esan South East).


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Oyo CAN holds one million man peace prayer walk in Ibadan

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, on Saturday embarked on a one million man prayer walk in Ibadan to pray for peace in Nigeria.

Newsmen report that the faithful wore white and green shirts and caps with inscriptions ‘Peace Be Unto Nigeria and CAN is 45.’

They began the prayer at the Oyo State Government House Remembrance Arcade, Agodi, proceeded to Idiape junction Iwo road, Gate, NTA junction, UCH, Agodi Garden junction, Oyo State Secretariat, among others.

NAN reports that prayers were made at each of the junctions by the faithful.

In the opening prayer, Apostle Sunday Popoola, General Overseer of Word Communication Ministry, Ibadan, remarked that the plans of God for Nigeria would surely come to pass.

Popoola prayed that God would continue to show mercy to Oyo State and Nigeria at large.

“We pray that righteousness shall continue to exalt Nigeria while sin will no longer be a reproach; Nigeria, Oyo State will know peace, progress and good governance,” he said.

Also speaking, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State urged the faithful to use the opportunity to pray for peace to reign in Nigeria and the state.

Makinde, represented by his Executive Assistant, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, congratulated CAN on its 45th anniversary and urged the members to continue to pray for the well being of the state.

Earlier, Oyo State CAN Chairman, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, said the prayer walk was part of its activities to celebrate CAN’s 45th anniversary.

“CAN clocked 45 on Aug. 25 but we decided to celebrate it through the prayer walk today.

“We have praised, prayed and made supplications to God concerning CAN, Oyo State and all of us, we believe He will surely hear us and grant our heart desires,” Akinyemiju said.

He, however, appreciated the ministers of God who supported the prayer carnival financially and morally.

NAN also reports that the faithful after embarking on the three-hour prayer walk reconverged at Agodi Government House where the final prayers were said.

Security operatives including the Federal Road Safety Corps, Civil Defence and Boys Brigade were on-ground to ensure peace and orderliness.

Source:( NAN)


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