Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Oyo South Senator, Dr Kola Balogun Urges Residents to Participate In Ongoing PVC Registration - Southwest-Frontier News





The Senator representing Oyo South District, Dr Mohammed Kola Balogun has called for participation in the ongoing continous voters registration exercise

 In 2019,  28,614,190 voted, which is approximately 30 percent of the voting populace.

Furthermore, more than 10 million people within the voting populace did not register. These numbers are discouraging and do not encourage a proper democratic process. In view of this, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the online Continous Voters Exercise which would encourage active participation within the voting population.



The People’s Democratic Party has also started its online membership registration to encourage citizens to join the biggest party in Africa. According to Senator Balogun in a statement made available to SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER NEWS through his media aide Rotimi Johnson (Ojasope) said; “Electioneering remains the only viable means of choosing the government we want and rejecting ones we don’t in a democracy. As we all know, Voting is a civic duty. However, there are processes which are precedents to the exercise of which registration of eligible citizens as voters is the basic.  In this light,  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opened her portal for Nigerians within the voting age to register and validate their status as voters.  I am using this medium to appeal to us to ensure that we register before the portal closes in the first quarter of 2022”. 


The distinguished Senator admonishes citizens within the voting populace in Oyo South senatorial district to participate in the ongoing exercise.

BREAKING: JAMB Cancels Cut-Off Mark - Southwest-Frontier News

     

JAMB Registrar, Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB,has cancelled national admission benchmark, otherwise called cut-off mark.

With the scrapping of the age-long method, each of the nation’s tertiary institutions is now authorised to peg its admission benchmark.

The decision was taken at the 2021 policy meeting which was held virtually, Tuesday, and presided over by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

Already, universities, polytechnics and colleges of education have sent their various cut-off marks to JAMB.

Speaking during the meeting, the Registrar of JAMB Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said some universities such as University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University190, Covenant University190, Bayero University Kano, 180.

The stakeholders also approved October 29, 2021 as deadline for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions for .

On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the stakeholders resolved to allow the ministry to decide as they could not agree on the December 31, 2021 deadline for all public institutions and January 31st 2022 for all public institutions.



Stakeholders also adopted the 2021 admission guidelines, which provide that all applications for part time or full time programmes fo degree, NCE, OND, and others must be posted only through JAMB.

The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, DE, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.

Speaking on other admission criteria, he said the candidate’s credentials must be uploaded on CAPS and recommended by the institution, JAMB approves and the candidate accepts the offer of admission.

He said if candidates have not accepted an offer, the institution can change the candidate after informing JAMB.

Also approved at the policy were the guidelines that every institution is at liberty to admit candidates based on its own minimum score approved by the institution and the policy meeting.


The meeting also resolved that every institution should maintain its own minimum score as approved by the policy meeting.

According to the stakeholders, the 2021 admissions will be conducted only through CAPS, no institution is allowed to admit candidates without uploading their details on CAPS.

Oloyede further disclosed that for 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the board is introducing two new subjects: computer studies and physical and health education, bringing to a total of 25 subjects.

The stakeholders also exempted prison inmates, visually impaired and foreign candidates from sitting for post UTME exercise.


Speaking on the 2020 admissions, Oloyede said out of the 956,809 admission spaces in the 962 higher education institutions in the country about 600,000 have so far been admitted.

While saying there are many admission spaces that have not been filled up in several courses due to lack of qualified candidates, Oloyede said private universities in the country were only able to admit 36,381 candidates out of the 120,938 spaces available to them.

Declaring the policy meeting open, Minister of Education, Adamu, commended JAMB for introducing use of National Identification Number, NIN, in the registration process for UTME.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the minister said the use of NIN drastically reduced examination malpractice in the 2021 exam, adding that the West African Examination Council, WAEC, will also follow similar path by adopting mandatory use of NIN.

“I am enthused that the last examination recorded the lowest the lowest cases of examination irregularities in the history of the Board because those who will normally have exploited the weak links through biometrics infractions had been effectively check-mated with the introduction of NIN by JAMB.. .



“It is gratifying that the WAEC has decided to follow the path of using NIN to curb examination malpractices. The Ministry is presently considering other ways of using using the NIN to uncover some other admissio irregularities and all perpetrators including their collaborators in the institutions would be made to face the consequences. “

On illegal admissions being conducted by some tertiary institutions, the minister expressed concerns that the government’s directive that all admissions should be done through JAMB’s Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS, is being violated.

He directed JAMB to furnish government with the list of affected institutions for necessary punishments.

His words : “It is saddening that despite the clear directives at previous policy meetings some institutions still illegally admitted candidates outside CAPS. I consider such act as a direct affront on the system and appropriate sanctions shall be applied on those found to have been in such disruptive act.

“Similarly, any institution that issued admission letter to candidates outside CAPS will be punished for such gross indiscipline and fraud.

” The consequence of admissions conducted outside of CAPS is grievous. It subjects the candidates to gloom future as nemesis of illegal admission awaits them at the completion of study when it will be impossible to take full advantage of the acquired certificates.


“As a demonstration of our resolve, I have directed JAMB to bring forward for appropriate sanctions, the list of all institutions involved in the violation of the directive of government which was was personally conveyed by me at the 2018 policy meeting in Gbongan, Osun State.”

Tragedy As Lightning Kills Football Coach In Stadium - Southwest-Frontier News


A coach at a Bulgarian football stadium was fatally struck by lightning during a friendly match, private broadcaster TV reported on Monday.

Ivan Ranchev, the coach of the Bulgarian football club Hebar Pazardzhik, died on the spot at the stadium in the southern Bulgarian village of Lesichovo, bTV reported.


He had taken part in the match between two local teams as a player.

The stadium’s lightning protection system is now to be inspected.

Monday, August 30, 2021

BREAKING: Court Stops DSS, AGF From Arresting Igboho - Southwest-frontier News


An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday extended an interim order restraining the Department of State Services, and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), from arresting, killing, or harassing Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.

The court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola also extended the order stopping the DSS and AGF from freezing the accounts of the embattled activist facing trial in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Lead counsel for Igboho, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), confirmed the development to The PUNCH on Monday after the ruling.

He said, “The judge said the interim order of injunction should continue until September 7 when we will go back to court.”

It had earlier reported that Justice Akintola had on August 4, 2021, ordered the secret police and the AGF not to arrest Igboho or freeze his bank accounts.

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Counsel for the AGF, E. Simeon, had appealed the court to vacate its earlier restraining judgement but Aliyu said he had filed for an extension of the order on August 26, 2021, therefore, the new application should not be granted.

Simeon consequently sought another adjournment for him to reply to the application as the time frame of seven days had not elapsed.

On his part, the DSS lawyer, T. Nurudeen, said he had not been served with the new processes, urging the court to adjourn the case.

Justice Akintola subsequently adjourned the case till September 7, 2021, for hearing.

Igboho had through his counsel approached the court and filed an originating summon alongside an application praying the court to stop the DSS and the AGF from arresting him.

He is also seeking N5bn damages for the destruction of his house and cars.


Igboho, wanted by the DSS, has been in detention in Cotonou, Benin Republic, since July 19, 2021, when he was arrested at an airport as he tried to board a Germany-bound flight.

The DSS had raided his Ibadan residence on July 1, 2021, killed two of his associates and arrested 12 others.




Igboho and the leader of the umbrella body of the Yoruba self-determination group known as Ilana Omo Oodua, Banji Akintoye, have been seen together at press conferences and rallies championing the cause to secede from the Nigerian state and establish a Yoruba Nation despite the Federal Government’s insistence of a united and indissoluble Nigeria.

Akintoye, 86, said he relocated to Benin Republic to ensure the release of 48-year-old Igboho.

Birthday: Otunba Yomi Ojo, A reasonable man who has no irascibility and magelomania in his curere - Southwest-Frontier News

Happy birthday to a lover of youths and promoter of good initiatives 


 

It is with great joy and astonishing felicitation that I found this medium so imperative to express my sincere wishes to Otunba Yomi Ojo on the year 2021 anniversary of his birthday

Otunba Yomi Ojo is no doubt a quintessence of a Confidant Friend, A model of hospitality, A beacon of glorious hope, A Reservoir of inspiration and A temple of motivation to everyone around him

Kindhearted, distinctiveness, tactfulness, strong-will and lots more defines his exceptional personality and without being multiloquous, the celebrant Otunba Yomi Ojo has assumed the position of my consanguinity being a lover and promoter of my rising online news medium Southwest-frontier News



I must confess that his genuine love, passion and energy he puts into the promotion really mean a great deal to me. I would be an ingrate if I failed to acknowledge that his immense contributions has earn SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER much popularity among other leading electronic media outfits.

Denying and deceiving is my achilles' heel, Otunba Yomi Ojo is a man of absolute integrity, a confidant to all, irrespective of gender or status, a political leader, friend and father.

Your living as definitely be an indelible marks and it's impacting beautifully and handsomely in lives of many people around you




I am indeed glad to celebrate you not only because you an epitome of trust, diligence, dedication to humanity, you have really proved that good relation is truly an attribute of unquantifiable value.




As you're a year older today, your difficult and troublelous times are gone forever. The ground you walk will provides boisterous and robustious mercy and GOD will never forget your labour of love. May you live the rest of years in indisputable tranquillity and uncountable harmony. Congratulations sir!!!


Signed
Afolabi O. Akinfenwa
Publisher, Southwest-frontier News, and
Member Oyo PDP Media and GSM Defender

MIDTERM REPORT: HON AJIBOLA MURAINA LEADS HOUSE OF REP BILLS COUNT AS TEAM OYO NETS 81 BILLS | SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER NEWS




Hon Dr Ajibola Muraina, Member representing Ibarapa Central/ Ibarapa North Federal Constituency has been adjudged the best in how well the House of Representatives Members from Oyo State - of varying political party affiliations - performed in terms of bills sponsorship in the first two years of the 9th Assembly.

OrderPaperToday, a media outfit of NASS, reports that Oyo State has a 17-person delegation of lawmakers at the National Assembly, comprising three senators and 14 members in the House of Representatives. "They are a mix of young and old politicians, including social-savvy newbies with influencing prowess", the report noted.

  

Furthermore, according to the report, "In the House of Representatives, Ajibola Saubana Muraina, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member and ranking representative leads the pack with 12 bills."

A few of his bills included, South West Development Commission Bill 2019, Social Security Bill 2020, The Constitution (Fifth Alteration) Bill 2020, The Naming of Public Infrastructure Bill 2020, Federal Medical Centre Igboora Establishment Bill 2020.


In his response to the report, Hon Muraina returned all the glory to God for the life and well-being he has to make a difference in the affairs of the nation and in the lives of his constituents, thanking them for the opportunity he has been given to serve, while promising to do more.

Signed
Olubunmi Sodipo
S. A. Media

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Insecurity: Senator’s Son Killed In Kaduna - Southwest-frontier News


Senator Bala Na Allah’s eldest son, Captain Abdulkarim Bala Na Allah, has been found dead in his bedroom at Malali in Kaduna.

Southwest-frontier  gathered through Trust gathered how the 36-year-old pilot, who married recently, was tied and strangled while the assailants escaped with his vehicle and personal belongings.

The Special Adviser to Senator Na Allah, Garba Mohammed, while confirming the tragic incident, said the assailants had gained entrance to the house through the roof behind the house and entered his section through the ceiling.

He said a neighbour’s security guard had noticed the gate of the deceased home opened and raised the alarm which led to the discovery of the remains of the pilot. 




According to Daily Trust, Senator Na Allah, who is presently not in the country, has three sons who are all pilots.


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Speaking to our correspondent, Mohammed said the funeral prayers of the deceased will hold at Yahaya road while burial will take place at Unguwan Sarki cemetery.

The Kaduna State Police Command is yet to react to the murder but Mohammed told Daily Trust that the police have been notified and are presently at the murder scene.

Insecurity: Defend Yourselves Before Nigeria Becomes an Islamic Country – Gov Diri Tell Christians | Southwest-frontier News




Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has charged Christians to defend themselves and their faith in the face of troubling security challenges in the country.

The Governor while playing host to the General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church, Reverend Sam Aboyeji and the Senior Pastor of God’s Power Dominion Ministries International, Pastor I.A. Charles, at the Government House, Yenagoa, insinuated that failure of Christians to defend themselves in the face of sustained attacks on their faith would lead to Nigeria becoming a predominantly Muslim country as Turkey.


The Governor, represented by his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, noted that the attacks on Christians in the Othman Republic was what led to Turkey today being dominated by Muslims.

According to him, negligence and religious gentility led to that “fatal mistake” which he urged should not be allowed to repeat itself anywhere in the world.


The Governor therefore urged Christians not to allow themselves to be overrun and killed with ease by those who see them as enemies

BREAKING: Blast Heard In Afghan’s Capital Kabul | Southwest-frontier News


A loud blast was heard in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday by AFP journalists, hours after US officials warned of the possibility of a terror attack.

A security official from the recently deposed government told AFP it was a rocket that “initial information shows hit a house”.

Details shortly…..



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JUST IN: FG Postpones ‘Nigeria At 60’ Awards | Southwest-frontier News



The Federal Government has postponed the Nigeria at 60 Jubilee Special Award ceremony, scheduled earlier to hold on Sept. 3.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, disclosed this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Ifedayo Sayo, on Sunday in Abuja.

Adebayo said that the Nigeria @60 Award ceremony was planned as part of jubilee celebrations of the nation’s Independence to honour 60 notable Nigerians that had made immense contributions to national growth.


The minister regretted any inconveniences the postponement might have caused stakeholders and the general public.


Adebayo, however, said that a new date would be communicated in due course.



The special award ceremony was put together by the Ownership Subcommittee of the Nigeria @60 Committee.

It is in collaboration with a media and digital communication firm,`Say It Loud Limited’, under the chairmanship of the minister

Saturday, August 28, 2021

ATIKU, MAKINDE, TAMBUWAL, MAHADI OTHER PDP GOVERNORS ATTEND NATIONAL CAUCUS MEETING OF PDP AT ABUJA | SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER NEWS






Yesterday The people Democratic Party PDP holds at Abuja NEC hall wadata plaza Abuja,Governors of the PDP attend the Meeting:Gov Seyi Makinde ,Aminu waziri, Ahmadu umaru fintri,Douye diri and Ifeanyi ugwuanyi with The zamfara state Deputy Governor Mahadi Aliyu And Former Governors all at party caucus meeting.

The political Saga of the People Democratic party worsen as court reinstate the National chairman Of the Party Mr uche secondus,as Some aggrieved members of the Party are fully ready to replace the Incumbent chairman party PDP,


THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN PARTY:MR UCHE SECONDUS Welcomes All the PDP Governors,Deputy Governors and All the PDP reps that attended the Event,And Also call on all the PDP members to quit any Attitude that may slay the Victory of People Democratic party victory Ahead 2023 elections and Also calls for Unity.

THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNORS 
Meet to solve and Make Several Arrangements ahead the National Election come 2023,
THE OYO STATE GOVERNOR:ENGR OLUWASEYI MAKINDE While speaking noted that "we are here to  review and also discuss the party issues and federal national importance I.e. security and economy for a credible Government"


SOKOTO STATE GOVERNOR:AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL Disowns that "We will do all our possible best to solve party issues So that we all can work together To ensure Nigerians smile again by Fielding Nigeria with the best party and Best president"


DEPUTY GOVERNOR ZAMFARA STATE:BRST.MAHADI ALIYU GUSUA In his remarks quoted that"I am impressed as all the Governors Attends this Caucus Meeting,This surely indicate The party readiness and Activeness,I Also call on Our party leadership to skip any Anti-party act for the best Of our party

We’re Working With The UN To Seize Parts Of Nigeria From Buhari’s Control: Wole Soyinka | Southwest-frontier News


                               

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The Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has called on

 the United Nations to step in and take control of parts of the

country as the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari has

 failed to fulfil its responsibilities under international laws.


 

Mr Soyinka said the international community “has a right and responsibility to declare sections of the country as a protectorate under the UN,” asking that the international body pull a “Namibia” and protect certain regions of the country.

“We are calling on the United Nations to intervene and stop this slave trade,” Mr Soyinka declared at an event in Lagos on Friday.


He explained that when protocols and conditions given by the UN and signed by a said nation are violated, such nation has failed to live up to its responsibilities.

“…the protocols are there for any nation to champion the cause of these children and thereby enforce on this government international intervention in whatever form,” Mr Soyinka said.

Mr Soyinka’s comments refer to school kidnappings, such as the Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna where 32 students were released from their captors on Friday.  Mr Soyinka described the kidnapping and targeting of school children as slavery, which he stated is more lucrative within the country than exporting people.

Mr Soyinka said he’d been in talks with governments and foreign heads of states, appealing that they elevate the targeting of children and the “forced repatriation to the attention of the United Nations in the next General Assembly.”

The kidnappings, rife in the northern region of the country, and the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to control and eliminate the threat are direct violations of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Across Nigeria, several attacks have been orchestrated by Fulani herdsmen and bandits as the reign of terror continue to spread from the North, these attacks have led to the loss of lives and damage to property.

Investigations revealed that the Nigerian Government, in a secret program, rehabilitate surrendered insurgents and attempt to integrate them into society, this is being done with no formal pardons.



Mr Buhari has often defended the actions of these insurgents. In July, Mr Buhari commended security agencies for raiding Sunday Igboho’s house, saying Mr Igboho has been disturbing the peace with his campaign against the herdsmen.

Peoples Gazette earlier reported how the presidency kicked against the ultimatum given by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to vacate the forest reserves.

READ ALSO: Oyo Assembly Deputy Chief Whip, Hon Yusuf Adebisi Congratulates Olubadan of Ibadanland At 93

The state government had hinged the decision on the criminal acts linked to the herders operating from the forests. But Mr Buhari argued that the murderous herders had rights to inhabit any portion of the Nigerian territory.

Friday, August 27, 2021

IGP RECEIVES NPF PANEL REPORT ON DCP ABBA KYARI | SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER NEWS



 

      Reiterates Commitment to the Course of Justice


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc today, 26th August, 2021, received the report of the NPF Special Investigation Panel (SIP) investigating the alleged indictment of the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The report was submitted by the chairman of the SIP, DIG Joseph Egbunike, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.


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2.      DIG Egbunike, while presenting the report, appreciated the IGP for the confidence reposed on him and the members of the Panel to conduct the probe. He noted that the Panel commenced investigations immediately it was inaugurated on 2nd August, 2021 and the report submitted is an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process. He further revealed that the report presented contained the case file of the probe, evidences and findings as well as testimonies from DCP Abba Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.    

 


3.      The IGP, who commended the Panel for the work done, stated that the essence of the probe was to carry out discrete investigations into the allegation levied against the Officer to enable the Force leadership be appropriately guided in its decision-making processes. The IGP assured that a careful and expeditious review of the recommendations would be undertaken by the Force Management Team and thereafter forwarded to appropriate quarters for necessary action(s). He reiterated as always, the commitment of the Force to justice for all.

BREAKING: Oyo Lawmaker, Hon Popoola Is Dead

Hon. Ademola Olusegun Popoola, a lawmaker representing Ibadan Southeast con...