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YORUBA YOUTHS MEETS OYO CP; SYNERGIZE ON POLICE AND YOUTHS RELATION COMMITTEE

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The apex umbrella body of all Yoruba youths in the Southwest Zone of Nigeria and In Diaspora: Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide(YCYW) under the leadership of Aare Barr. Oladotun Hassan meets with CP Joe Nwachuku Enwonwu, Oyo State Commissioner of Police at the State Command office, Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State on 8th July, 2020.
The delegation was first received by the lead echelons of the command led by the Commissioner, the PPRO DSP Fadeyi and others, wherein critical areas of synergy on surveillance, networking, information and intelligence gathering and sharing via community policing strategy was extensively discussed, with much emphasis on consolidated provision of adequate security of lives and properties for the good people of the Pacesetter State: Oyo State.
As part of the proposed strategic legal framework and policy, President of the Council, Aare Oladotun Hassan, a legal practitioner with cognate experience in policy development presented a copy of the draft Proposed Police and Youth Relations Committee (PYRC); stating its expected positive impacts and unprecedented vantage importance of the committee if eventually approved by the Inspector General of Police for onward implementation in the entire 36 States and the FCT.
According to Aare Oladotun, “The PYRC was developed to compliment the already community policing structure of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), with special focus on youth sector of the society.
The youth president lamented the precarious state of disheartening decadence and lawlessness recently pervasive in the state.
He said “It is very important to urgently cub and address the spiral menace and negative effect of various crimes perpetrated by the youths; who are presumably the most vulnerable sector in the society, such as the recent high spate of rape cases, cultism, drug abuse, ritualism, prostitution, internet fraud cum cyber crime: local parlance (yahoo-yahoo) and other dreaded social vices, to mention a few.
In his response , the CP recognized and applauded the key roles played by the youths in the development of the society and the nation at large, especially on Education sector, which informed his appreciation of the positive roles played by the Late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo as key vision driver that drove the Southwest above others in the areas of education, economic and massive infrastructural developments.
He praised the efforts of the youth group, while commending the earlier press briefing with the Oyo State Council of the YCYW, held before the arrival of the National President, Barr. Dotun Hassan, who arrived a little bit behind scheduled time from Lagos.
The Oyo state representatives led by their Chairman, Comrade Rahmon Alawode, had previously lauded the Commissioner’s landmark achievements in Oyo State.
The CP was honoured with the prestigious Maverick of Peace and Security Award.

 

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Senator Elisha Abbo Dumps PDP For APC

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Senator Elisha Abbo has announced his defection from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Senator who is representing Adamawa North in the Senate announced his defection in a letter addressed to the House.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

In the letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo has been in the news for assaulting a woman in an adult toy shop in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, earlier in September, awarded N50 million damages against Senator Abbo, to be paid as compensation to Osimibibra Warmate, a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, whom he assaulted.

Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator.

Earlier on July 3, 2019, the lawmaker was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman in Abuja, two months after he allegedly committed the act.

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2023 Zoning: Let us respect agreement…Fashola

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Ahead the 2023 general elections, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has strongly advised the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect and honour agreement reached at the formative stage of the party.
He also said that the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lacks the strength of taking over from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2023.
Fashola who while chatting with newsmen covering the ruling party (APC Press Corps) in Abuja on Tuesday admitted there was an agreement on zoning which he said should be honoured.
When asked on the zoning arrangement, the former Lagos State governor said, “the truth is that what makes an agreement spectacular is the honour in which it is made not whether it is written. If it was written there would be no Court cases of breach of contract because it’s document that is written and signed that go to court. But the private agreement you make with your brother and sister should not be breached, it must be honoured.”
Though he argued that zoning may not feature in the party’s constitution but noted that party leaders at the formative stage entered into agreement which must be honoured.
According to the Minister, “All political parties are clubs where you write agreements just like a social club and we can decide that it is the youngest person who will be the Chairman of the Club or we can decide that it is the oldest person or the next female or the next male, that is the matter of agreement between people.”
On whether the ruling party can still retain its governing status come 2023, Fashola vehemently dismissed the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as no match to APC, arguing that they will have to think better to unseat the ruling party come 2023.
“Our opposition (PDP) has to think better than us in order to defeat us, right now they are not doing that. When it’s election time they should come and meet us.
“Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics. If you do what you said you will do even if you don’t do 100 percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish somewhat you started.”
He also called for support for the Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Committee (CECPC) noting that the Committee was a product of necessity following the leadership crisis that engulfed the party.
“It was a crisis that led us to have a caretaker committee, we must respect the caretaker committee, let it do its job. Those of us who didn’t contest party positions, let’s focus on our jobs too and stop getting in each other’s way.
“Let’s be ready to support one another, every support that the caretaker committee requires, we will provide if it is within our means to do so. At the end of the day, we are governed by rules.
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Fayose: At 60, I have forgiven those who betrayed me, I wish to be closer to God

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has used the occasion of his 60th birthday to forgive all those who might have
betrayed him in the course of his political journey,  especially after he left office in 2018.

Fayose, who urged all politicians in Ekiti State to forget politics of bitterness for the interest and progress of the state, added that at
60, his desire was to be closer to God and be a preacher of His words.

The former governor made this known yesterday while speaking on a radio programme to commemorate his birthday on Our People’s FM, 104.1,
Ado-Ekiti.

Fayose thanked God for what He has used him to achieve in the last sixty years, especially what he was able to do when he was the
governor of Ekiti State.

He charged all politicians to start embarking upon what will make people to remember them after leaving the position of authorities,
noting that whatever they do today will become history tomorrow.

The former governor mentioned few among his achievements as the governor of Ekiti and that include; Amphi theatre at Ewi’s Palace,
Ado-Ekiti, flyover bridge, Ado-Ikere road, High Court Complex in Ado, new and old governor’s office , Ministry of Finance Building and the
new obas’ market in Ado-Ekiti.

He said his memorable day was when he was illegally impeached from office as governor of Ekiti State.

“The day I was forced out of government was the day I will never forget , this incident gave me high blood pressure and I asked God for
three months to know what went wrong.

“Another memorable day was when I was sworn in again as governor of Ekiti State,” he said.

While answering question on the rationale behind the stomach infrastructure programme he initiated when he was in office, he said
Covid-19 palliative is stomach infrastructure.

Fayose, who defeated two incumbent governors, Otunba  Niyi Adebayo and Dr. Kayode Fayemi in 2003 and 2014 respectively, said
he still believe he can be Nigeria’s president and that how it will happen is for God to decide.

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