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HOLD YARI RESPONSIBLE FOR INITIATING BANDITRY– SECURITY EXPERT TELL APC SCRIBE

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A Security Expert and the National President of APC Youths Rescue Mission, Alhaji Bello Bakyasuwa has called on Nigerians to hold former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari as solely responsible for initiating banditry in Zamfara state.
Bakyasuwa, who was reacting to the claims by the APC Acting National publicity Secretary that, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state was harbouring banditry said, “Former Governor Yari is the genesis of the insecurity in Zamfara state as well as the northwest zone”.
Bakyasuwa asserted that, “The Acting National publicity Secretary of our great party, Mr. Yakini Nabena did not know much about the history of banditry in Zamfara, that’s why he is pointing an accusing finger on Governor Bello Matawalle”.
“Our attention has been drawn on a press release by the Acting National publicity Secretary of our great party, Mr. Soyinka Nabena alleging that, Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle is harbouring banditry in Zamfara state”.
I don’t want to argue on what he has said because that is his personal opinion, but the fact of the issue is that, Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle should be commended for playing the role in rescuing the GSS Kankara students”
“Mr. Nabena shouldn’t have made that comment, until he goes back to the history of banditry in Zamfara state because as a security expert, I know that what is happening in Zamfara is as a result of the handiwork of former Governor Yari”.
“Therefore, as member of my great party, the APC, Mr. Nabena should have have investigated the history of banditry in Zamfara. We are all accusing Yari for initiating this banditry as a result of his plan to win election in 2015”.
“Everyboday knows the role Yari played in the state regarding insecurity issues during his tenure”.
Bakyasuwa said, Yari was the genesis of the current happening in Zamfara state, calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hasten the arrest and prosecution of former Governor Yari.
“We are calling on the ICC to as a matter of urgency invite former Governor Yari for questioning on his full involvement in banditry activities that led to the loss of lives of thousands of innocent people”.
“Only God knows the number of people that lost their lives during his eight-year tenure. We are also calling on the federal government to investigate the huge amount he spent in that dreaded project”.
Bakyasuwa said Yari skillfully initiated banditry for political gains which has now escalated beyond control.
Bakyasuwa said “We really applauded Matawalle’s efforts in ensuring the speedy rescue of Katsina students adding that, Governor Matawalle deserves a pat on the back”.
“We commend Matawalle’s peace initiative and we are urging him to include people with  security expertise to help him come up with a sincere and purposefu reconciliation measures of ending the insurgency”.
He therefore advised the APC’s Acting National Publicity Secretary to always cross-check facts before going to press, adding that, it was not the habit of the party to join issues without concrete reasons.
He drew the attention of Mr. Nabena to remember the recruitment of Yankalare in Gombe state which led to the emerge of Boko Haram, concluding that, “the recruitment of Yansakai by former Governor Yari was responsible for the emerge of banditry in Zamfara which later extended to the entire North Western Zone”.

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Alaafin’s Palace Agog As Otunba Tomori Williams Becomes 1st Aare Onikoyi Of Yorubaland

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 The ancient palace of Alaafin Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on Sunday played host to the crème de la crème of the society. 

 

It was the official coronation of Otunba Tomori Williams as Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111.

The glamorous event, which held at Aganju Forecourt, Afin Oyo, had top celebrites, businessmen and women, captains of industries, as well as prominent politicians from far and near in attendance.

As expected of Tomori as an excellent host with high taste for good things, alongside his beautiful wife, the guests were treated into an exclusive reception, after the installation rites. Different dishes, both local and continental, as well as chosen drinks and finger foods were supplied in essence.

Fuji music icon, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal aka K1 and the Mayegun of Yorubaland was on bandstand.

Presenting certificate of office to the newly installed chief, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi described Otunba Tomori Williams as brave successful businessman whose philantropic gestures can’t be overemphasized.

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Top celebrites at the party include the likes of Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, Oba Saheed Elegushi; Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, Oloyan of Oyankingdom, Oba Kelani and his Olori, Alara of Ilara Epe Oba Folarin Ogunsanwo, the Lagos/mainland council of white cap chiefs, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka Osolo, Onibogun of Ibogun, Oba Ifakayode Ajigbotifa, the oyemesi, the Akisinkun of Lagos, Mr Bisoye Fagade, Chief Olawale Audus, the Aro of Oto, representative of Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji, Mogaji Nureni Akanbi; the Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams and Onishagisha of Magodo

Also on the list are Hon. Shina Peller; Ambassador Ayanlakin, Oloye Akiade Fijabi; Hon. Shina Alabi; Chief Wale Saranda; Chief (Mrs) Kadijat Bakare; Bashiru Fakorede; Mustapha Dodo and a whole lot of others.

Otunba Tomori Williams is MD/CEO T. Williams Construction Nig. Ltd., the Managing Director of Olaleye Property and Investment Ltd, MD Maintek Property and MD Olaleye New Town Developments Ltd. His various working expertise includes Real Estate Developments, Construction, Property Repossession, and Consultancy.

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Loyalty: Ooni Sets To Reward Princess Toyin Kolade

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All her life, Princese Toyin Kolade with the moniker ‘Iyaalaje Apapa’ has dedicated all her life looking into the affairs of the downtrodden. She has vowed to keep touch lives regardless of the propaganda and hatred tied to it by naysayers.

Those close to the Fisolak Global Resource boss would attest to the fact that; she is an hardworking and supportive woman. She has been championing the revatilization of the Yoruba culture and tradition with the help of His Imperial Majesty, The Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi, most especially, as the sole promoter of the annual Aje Festival (Festival of Wealth)in Ile-ife the cradle of Yoruba race.

Ever since the coronation of Oba Ogunwusi in 2015, the affable business woman has showed unflinching support and loyalty to him in all ramification. Like the popular axiom; There is reward for hardwork and loyalty; Sources disclosed that; the cosmopolitan business woman is getting set to be bestowed with the highly coveted Yoruba title as the ‘Iyaalaje Oodua’ (Head of market men and women in Yoruba land) by the Ooni of Ife.

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Sources further gathered that; preparations are already in top gear as the ancient city of Ife will welcome top political officials, Captains of industries and socialites who will move in their large numbers to celebrate with the stylish Osun State born philanthropists. “The title coronation party will be a massive one. It will hold sometimes in the first week of March 2021 after the annual Aje Festival in February. The title for Princess Toyin is like putting a round peg in a round hold. She is sparing no cost to fete all invited guest that day. Those few who will be privileged to attend will never forget in a hurry.”

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Stanbic IBTC Receives Outstanding Community Service Award

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In recognition of its meritorious contributions to the development of Olambe Community in Ogun State, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has been honoured with the Outstanding Community Service Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category.
The award, organised by Ascend Hotels Limited, in conjunction with Rainbow Entertainment, was held recently. It was an avenue to recognise brands and personalities who positively impacted the community through their activities.
The selection process was based on wide consultation with various community leaders and endorsement letters that provided specific details about the reputation, dynamic growth and sustainable business achievements and award recipients’ qualifications. Expressing the Bank’s appreciation for the recognition, Wole Adeniyi, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, stated that the organisation is excited to reap the fruits of its various corporate social responsibility initiatives which is a testament of the hard work we put into supporting the underserved within the communities we operate. Adeniyi reiterated that the Bank, besides its business objectives, also strongly believes in giving back to the communities where it operates to create an enabling environment in society continually. “Through our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative, which is hinged on three major pillars, namely: Education, Health and Economic Empowerment, we consistently reach out to underserved communities and provide the assistance required to make the society a better place,” Adeniyi added.
Congratulating the leading financial institution on behalf of Olambe Community, Wale Olatunde, Chief Executive Officer, Ascend Hotels Limited, urged other corporate organisations to take a cue from Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC.
He stated that the development of the various communities in the nation was a collective responsibility. According to him: “We must be intentional in offering adequate support to the government and the people of our communities to achieve the desired growth.”
Speaking on the award won by Stanbic IBTC Bank, Olatunde said: “This is a well-deserved honour given to the organisation for being dependable and supportive over the years. We recognise and appreciate the positive impact and contributions of the organisation to Olambe Community.”

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