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Oyo Govt Meets With Area Boys, Cult Groups Over Insecurity In The State

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The Oyo State Government has revealed that it is set to engage in talks with all area boys and cult groups in the State, to foster peace.

 

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun said this on Thursday, after a closed door meeting with representatives of the militant groups, including Agbekoya, Odua People’s Congress, Vigilante Group of Nigeria among others in Ibadan.

 

Olatunbosun said the State government, in collaboration with all the militant groups is determined to proffer peaceful solutions to the unrest between area boys and cult groups, saying the time to end bloodshed in the State is now.

 

Speaking further, Dr. Olatunbosun said the meeting aims to solve the problem from the root, disclosing that the State Government will work closely with security agencies and leaders of the militant groups, to meet with the cult sects and mediate between warring parties in the State.

 

He said “the State Executive Council is aware of the activities of cultists and cult groups in the State. We hope to hold a meeting with them”.

 

“Oyo State Government, under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde is determined to put a stop to this clash among cult groups and area boys. To this end, we in collaboration with all the Militant groups in the State, are taking the message of peace to the den of these cultists”, he said.

 

“We will try to convince them to be disarmed and return to their homes peacefully. Afterwards, there will be a clampdown on activities of area boys and cult groups who fail to cooperate with us”, he said.

 

Olatunbosun who underlined that through the help of some of the militant groups, the State Government will contact members of each cult group, also assured that things will change, because the State Governor has shown sincerity in ending the fights among the warring groups.

 

Dr. Olatubosun therefore admonished the area boys and rival cult groups to sheath their swords and pursue peace, stressing that after the peace talks, there will be a clampdown on cultists and cult activities in the state.

 

He also appealed to parents and guardians to caution their children and wards against cultism.

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BREAKING: Alaafin Of Oyo’s wife, Olori Is Dead [PHOTO]

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Few months after the demise of Lamidi Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo, one of the late monarch’s wives, Olori Kafayat, has passed away.

Details of the queen’s death are still sketchy at press time . The FidelinfoNews gathered that she breathed her last on Friday night.

 

Olori Kafayat Adeyemi, who was the fourth wive of the late Oba Adeyemi III, was the mother of Prince Adebayo Adeyemi (D’Gov), the present Chairman of the Oyo State Local Government Pensions Board

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who died in April, lived his life to the fullest.

He was a boxer, gym enthusiast, a dandy dresser, quite energetic (he embarked on a three-hour road walk on his 82nd birthday) and boasted of some of the most beautiful queens in his harem.

That his light-skinned oloris, all 18 of them, could pass for beauty queens was never in doubt.

 

 

 

 

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BREAKING: Buhari Okays Reappointment Of Oniha As DG Boss

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Patience Oniha as the Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO) for a second term of five years.

A statement issued in by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the re-appointment was in accordance to Section IV (9-i) of the Debt Management Office (Establishment ETC) Act, 2003.

The statement further said that the renewal takes effect from July 1, 2022.

“Her appointment for a second term was based on the significant achievements recorded by the DMO in the last 5 years, under her leadership.

“Amongst the achievements are the introduction of Sukuk and Green Bonds to finance the development of infrastructure where there is a huge gap.

“Under her watch, as part of the initiatives to improve the sustainability of the public debt and opening up avenues for raising long term funds for corporates, the DMO introduced long term Bonds with tenors of 30 years in the domestic and international markets.

“This is aside from attracting diverse investors including retail investors to the FGN Bond Market, ” the statement said.

It further added, “Internally, Oniha introduced reforms to strengthen the DMO, as a critical agency in the public finance ecosystem of the country.”

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Senate To Continue Investigation Despite CJN’s Resignation

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The Senate has resolved to continue with its investigation into the crisis in the Supreme Court despite the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Lawmakers in the upper chamber of the National Assembly made the resolution during the plenary on Tuesday following a motion moved by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.

Addressing his colleagues during Tuesday’s plenary, Senator Bamidele who cited Orders 41 and 51 to move the motion drew the attention of the Senate to the assignment given to the committee at the last plenary, relating to the state of affairs of the Supreme Court.

The Senate, in its resolution, mandated the committee to go ahead with its assignment in the quest to find a long-lasting solution by interacting with relevant stakeholders to look into the complaints raised in the petition by the justices.

It also directed the committee to interface with relevant stakeholders in the three arms of government and other stakeholders and collate aggregate views and positions on the short-term, medium-term and long-term measures needed to decisively address the crisis facing the judiciary.

The lawmakers stated this to include the immediate fiscal interventions, as well as long-term and sustainable budgetary allocations required for the optimal performance of the judiciary in line with global best practices.

They also resolved to wish Justice Muhammad well after many years of meritorious service to the nation and to pray for his good health.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had last Tuesday directed the committee to get involved in the matter with a view to unravelling the root cause of the problem in the judiciary and how best the Senate could intervene to address the concerns raised by the justices.

Justices of the Supreme Court had in a petition addressed to the immediate past CJN raised concerns over the deplorable welfare conditions and difficult working environment in the apex court.

 

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