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Olododo, Akaje Receives Kwara North Development Council, Seeks Partnership



Kwara North Development Council paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Technology and the Kwara State Social Investment Program (KWASSIP).

In order to guarantee that the region of the North is appropriately represented in the activities of the agency or ministry, it is important to discuss, share ideas, and make proposals while keeping an eye toward equity.

At the beginning of the meeting, Mallam Ahmed Mohammed, the deputy chairman of the council, explained the purpose of KWANDCO: to improve communication between the people of the North Extraction of Kwara and the government at all levels; to seek progressive partnership through consultative engagement; to promote good governance; and to demand equal opportunities with a balanced distribution of resources.

The vice chairman reaffirmed the council’s efforts to use diplomatic channels to promote development to its citizens.

” Today is a testimony of how we can be collectively responsible and proactive. Use our minds and eyes to see what is currently been done in the positive to our people and region, understanding what the future holds for us by the measure of the foundation been made at the moment with the successes recorded.

Perhaps, we are not yet there, but with this beginning can only imagine the more to come “.

The chairman of the Council, Cmr Jerry M. Kolo in his remarks appreciate the wisdom of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq over the unprecedented and probably unmatched Youths and women inclusiveness in governance and critical decision making process that provide opportunities for the both of Olododo and Akaje to make input productively as well impact.

Congratulate the duo,while advising they do not take the privilege for granted by being proactive and result oriented.

”we are seeing the new positive narration in kwara and glad to be actively involved as partners in the run to bridge the gap of the age long deprivation and neglect witnessed by our people and region.

We are glad to be seeing the restoration of our remote communities that were once left to decadence by the previous government. Have we gotten it all…not. yet! The incumbent government have graciously enlarged our privileges and improved our lots all round. ”

Ag GM, Hon Olododo was pleased with the Councils visitation while reiterating his readiness to partner with the Council. Besides taking the Kwandco team through some insight and approaches of the social agency.

That the councils demand for equity and fairness is being part of their operational watchword, but pledge to improve on it by ensuring the platform get available information that will promote mutual understanding and avoiding misinformation by some mischief makers.

Hon Ibrahim Akaje described Mallam Abdulrasaq Abdulrahman as first the masses friends than the elitist syndrome.

That, the governor prefer to be for and with the people against all odds. He went further taking the council through the bigger picture represented by the government of his excellency by listing the ongoing projects such as the garment factory, the visual arts centre, the innovation hub and others that will provide better opportunities, reduce unemployment as well improving, by creation new revenue windows.

“Today is the testimony of how we can use our brain and eyes to see what the future holds because we are not yet there, this is just the beginning”, he said.

Kwandco Chairman Cmr Jerry M. Kolo in his closing word’s reiterate the councils resolve to be proactive and supportive to the government by offering the needful advise, identify challenges, provide alternative views, ideas, and suggestions using the dynamics of its internal mechanism.

We as a council will be very blunt to issues while channeling our position to the appropriate quarters. We won’t be instrumental for destructive criticism and as well won’t compromise the development of our region on the alter of inequity.

We will press forward as partners especially in recognition of the passion with which the governor is pushing high by improving on our critical infrastructural challenges and wiping away from our eyes the age long sad tears of insensitively and reckless neglect. We will encourage the governor to leverage on more to our comparative advantage in area of agricultural value chain process.

”We have now been reconnected to the mainstream of progress after the long term of disconnect occasioned by the previous government “. We have not got it all that we ask for and seek, but can’t ever be ungrateful for what has been done, is being done and hopefully be done for us as a people and region” , he said.

Thereafter, prayers were offered for the more successes of Mallam AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman and his team of leadership.

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JUST-IN: Makinde Sacks Auxilliary, Other Park Management Chiefs In Oyo



The Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has ordered the dissolution of the Disciplinary Committee, Park Management System (PMS) headed by Alhaji Mukaila Auxiliary.

The newly appointed Chief of Staff to the Governor, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, May 29, 2023, said the dissolution was with immediate effect.

The terse statement reads, “I have the directive of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde to inform you of the dissolution of the Disciplinary Committee, Park Management System with immediate effect from today, Monday, 29th May, 2023

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Henry Dele Alake: The Scintillating Profile of President Tinubu’s Chief Press Secretary



Henry Dele Alake, a prominent figure in Nigerian journalism and politics, has been appointed as the Chief Press Secretary to President Tinubu. Born on October 6, 1956, in Ekiti State, Alake is currently 66 years old. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to democratic values, activism, and public service.

Alake’s journey in activism began under the mentorship of the late Chief MKO Abiola. He played a pivotal role in the controversial 1993 election, which was unfortunately annulled by General Ibrahim Babangida, the then military president. Despite facing oppression and terrorization, Alake fearlessly advocated for justice and the preservation of democratic principles.

Between 1999 and 2007, Alake served as the Commissioner for Information and Strategy to Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of Lagos State. During this period, he contributed significantly to the development and growth of the state, effectively communicating the government’s policies and initiatives to the public.

Currently, Alake holds the position of Director of Media and Communication of The Tinubu Campaign Council, supporting the presidential aspirations of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the upcoming 2023 election.

Education played a crucial role in Alake’s path to success. He attended Surulere Baptist Primary School in Lagos for his elementary education, followed by Christ’s School Ado Ekiti for his West African School Certificate. He furthered his studies at Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos, where he obtained his Higher School Certificate in 1975. In the same year, he enrolled at the University of Lagos, Akoka, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and later pursued a master’s degree in Mass Communications.

Alake embarked on his professional career as a journalist after completing his education. He began as a Senior Sub-Editor at the Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation (LSBC) after a year of national service with the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC). Over the years, he held various positions in journalism, including Current Affairs Officer, Senior Current Affairs Officer, and Principal Current Affairs Officer. Alake played a vital role in the establishment of Lagos Television (LTV 8).

In 1985, Alake transitioned to print journalism, joining the Concord Press as an editor and writer for the National Concord and Sunday Concord newspapers. He became the editor of Sunday Concord in 1989 and continued in that position until 1995. During this period, he also served as a columnist for the National Concord.

Alake’s career took a significant turn when he became Chief MKO Abiola’s Adviser on Information, contributing to his election campaign for the 1993 general election. His dedication to Abiola’s cause led to confrontations and oppression from the dictatorial regime of General Sani Abacha. Faced with immense pressure, Alake went into exile, actively engaging with other prominent figures in the National Democratic Coalition of Nigeria (NADECO), such as Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, Senator Bola Tinubu, Chief John Oyegun, and Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (Rtd.).

Returning to Nigeria’s political landscape, Alake’s talents and expertise were recognized by Governor Bola Tinubu, who appointed him as his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy. He later served as the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy during Tinubu’s tenure as governor.

In 2010, Alake declared his intention to contest for the senatorial seat of Ekiti Central in Ekiti State. However, due to intra-party crises within his political party at that time, he decided to withdraw from the aspiration.

In preparation for the 2015 general election, Alake was appointed as the Director of Media and Communication for the Buhari Campaign Organization, supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential ambition.

Continuing his involvement in political campaigns, Alake currently holds the position of Director of Media and Communication for The Tinubu Campaign Council, supporting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential aspirations in the upcoming 2023 general election.

While information about his marital life remains private, it is worth noting that one of his children, Olatunbosun Alake, serves as the Special Adviser on Innovation and Technology to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu.

Alake’s contributions to journalism and politics have earned him several notable achievements. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, where he once served as Vice President. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the West African Union of Journalists. In 2000, he received the prestigious Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) International Gold Award, recognizing his exceptional contributions to society.

Henry Dele Alake’s multifaceted career and unwavering commitment to democracy and public service have left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s media landscape and political sphere. His dedication to his craft and his tireless advocacy for justice and transparency serve as an inspiration to aspiring journalists and politicians across the nation.

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President Tinubu Makes First Appointments with Alake, Adeleke and Dada



President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Mr Dele Alake as his spokesperson hours after he took oath of office on Monday.

Mr Alake is a long-time associate of Mr Tinubu. He served as his Commissioner of Information and Strategy from 1999 to 2007 while he was Lagos State governor.

The president also appointed Ambassador Kunle Adeleke as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP) to the President.

The APC National Youth Leader Olusegun Dada was named as Special Assistant to the President on Digital Media.

The appointments add with immediate effect, it was learned

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