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“You Have Started Well”, Fayose Tells Oyebanji At Ekiti Government House

Former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Monday paid a courtesy visit to the incumbent Governor of the State, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, in his office in Ado-Ekiti.

Fayose said he was in the office on a congratulatory visit to Governor Oyebanji who was inaugurated on October 16th and to also express his condolences on the passing of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Funminiyi Afuye.

Fayose who was received by Governor Oyebanji at the front of the Governor’s Office urged Ekiti people to support the new administration so that he can improve the economic situation of the State and deliver on his promises to move the State forward.

The former Governor said God was kind to Ekiti State to have made Oyebanji the Governor, describing the incumbent Governor as a listening and pragmatic leader, who is well-prepared to offer diligent and excellent service.

He said Governor Oyebanji had started very well judging by some of the steps he had taken so far, adding that the support of the people is what is needed so he can do more.

The former Governor who said he was ready to offer his support and counsel at all times, maintained that the Governor needed good advice from well-meaning leaders and citizens of the state on the best way to move the state forward, in the face of a global economic crisis.

“You are now the face of Ekiti, you need everybody to gather advice, you need good counselling, especially in a state where some people are looking for manners from above. I will continue to offer my advice, and when we have observations we call you to tell you.

“Support this Governor, he’s not the Governor of APC, he’s not the Governor of PDP, though he contested under his party he’s now the governor of Ekiti State. So, he needs all the support to succeed, and I know he shall succeed because he has started very well.

“I am not here to play politics, I am a PDP man when it is time for the election. I will fight you but right now you are the face of our State. You are the governor of our State. What I have seen of you is that you are a listening governor, you are well prepared to serve.”

Governor Oyebanji, who had earlier received the Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, in his office, appreciated ex-Governor Fayose for the visit, describing it as historic.

He said the visit was a demonstration of the fact that the interest of Ekiti State is paramount regardless of political affiliation.

“That is what the elder brother, former Governor Ayodele Fayose has demonstrated today. And we thank him for this”, he stated.

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Chief Of Defence Staff Says Military Under Pressure To Compromise 2023 Polls

The Nigerian military on Thursday revealed that despite the fact that it is facing constant pressure to compromise the 2023 elections, it will continue to be neutral.

General Lucky Irabor,  Chief of Defence Staff disclosed this to journalists at the 61st session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

According the him, military personnel face pressure through inducements, but the armed forces would remain apolitical as it is taking the necessary measures to ensure compliance with the directive of the President Muhammadu Buhari  to maintain neutrality.

Irabor added that personnel are being trained to be more professional even as the rules of engagement have been codified for distribution before, during and after the elections.

The CDS also revealed that several military rescue operations and negotiations have led to the freeing of at least 300,000 people from the hands of their abductors since 2014 while refugees who fled the North-East due to insurgency, have started to return.

He said that former insurgents, now being trained, would graduate in February next year before their reintegration into the society. He added that the military is recruiting more personnel into all branches of the security services.

The goal, Irabor said, is to increase the number of on-the-ground personnel to combat insurgency and banditry and curtail oil theft which will eventually lead to increased crude oil production.

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ICPC Arraigns NSCDC Official Over N12m job Scam

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Solomon Ogodo, over allegations bordering on forgery, employment racketeering, and fraud.

ICPC, in charge no: CR/503/2022 brought before Justice M.S. Idris of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Jabi, Abuja, accused the defendant of defrauding unsuspecting job seekers the N12.2 million.

In the five-count charge, the commission told the court that the accused person on different occasions hoodwinked members of the public into parting with different sums of money in the guise of securing employment for their relatives in the Nigeria Correctional Services (NCoS).

The court was further informed of how Mr. Ogodo, with the intent to commit fraud, forged offers of provisional appointments for some applicants into the Nigeria Correctional Services.

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Okonjo Iweala Makes Forbes List Of World’s Most Powerful Women

A former Nigerian minister of finance and current Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named one of Forbes’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2022.

Forbes, an American business magazine owned by Integrated Whale Media Investments and the Forbes family, has a particular focus on business, technology, communications, science, politics, and law.

The African leadership person of the year awards are vote-based and reserved yearly for leading Africans who are making positive impacts and promoting a favourable image of the continent.

Okonjo-Iweala polled over 60 percent of the 15,000 votes in the category at the close of the poll on 2nd of December 2022.

Forbes said, “The World Trade Organization head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (No. 91 of 100) continue to play a crucial role in providing financial assistance and promoting global trade as the threat of a global recession rises.”

Recall that Okonjo-Iweala was recognized by another media platform, Time magazine as one of the world’s most influential people in 2021.

This would be Okonjo-Iweala’s 6th recognition in her career.

Okonjo-iweala reacted on Twitter, saying that she was excited by the awards she had received in her career.

“An honour and a privilege to be part of this list of a very distinguished group of women for the 6th time in my career, Congratulations to my other sisters. Let’s continue to show that good governance, good public policy and a people-centered approach to work matters,” he said.

Winners for the 11th edition of the award shall be presented with the honour on 16th of February 2023, at a ceremony scheduled to be held in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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