Thursday, September 30, 2021

Hon Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu (BASA), commends Alfred Komolafe on his emergence as 4th District Commissioner in USA - Southwest-Frontier



.....set to attend Commissioning of project Executed by  Alfred Komolafe's Foundation in Ibadan


The Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs to His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Hon Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu (BASA) has commended the Oyo State  Indigene, Mr. Alfred Komolafe on his emergence as the 4th district Commissioner in the United States of America. 

BASA in a statement made available to newsmen, disclosed plans to have an Instagram live chat with the 4th district commissioner; The live chat would be very interesting and engaging as other diasporan and  people at home will be accommodated to meet our illustrious son who has been making us proud in the foreign land. The live chat is expected to be held in a weeks time; BASA said.

BASA through her office as the SSA on diaspora affairs has facilitated numerous laudable developmental projects to complement the efforts of His Excellency Governor Makinde and few of such projects which the 4th district commissioner, Mr Alfred Komolafe has executed through his NGO are to be commissioned soon is stated below:

Alfred Komolafe Educational Foundation (AKEF)
About AKEF:
AKEF is a registered Non Profit Organization in Nigeria that is committed to youth and students’ mentoring, advocacy and providing resources to students, teachers, and school administrators in the public school sector with the intent of bridging the inequality gaps in the quality of education in Nigeria.

Since inception in 2015, AKEF has involved in several mentorship programs and advocated on behalf of National Association of Nigerian Students for federal education funding. 


In 2017, AKEF officially partnered with the Federal government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Affairs; National Orientation Agency; National Association of University Students; National Association of Polytechnic Students and National Association of Nigerian Female Students on a national program titled “Student Unite to Fight Corruption” 

Upcoming programs. 

1. Commissioning:
Modern borehole built for Orphanage Homes in Ibadan, Oyo State.

2. Launching:
The first annual educational program called UTME STEM CLINIC. This program is in collaboration with the Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN).

The STEM program would assist less privileged students by providing extra curriculum classes for six months and purchase their UTME forms. We're focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics because these subjects play a crucial role in the sustained growth and stability of the world economy and are a critical component to helping youth win the future. In addition, STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

3. Award:
During the launching, award would be given to those who have gone above and beyond in educational sector in Oyo State.

When:
November 2021 ( date and time TBD)


Who is Alfred Komolafe? 
Alfred Komolafe was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He is an indigene of Ona Ara in Oyo State. He migrated to the United States in July 2005. Alfred currently works for the County of Milwaukee as a Senior Buyer. In this role, he performs professional and technical purchasing for County agencies, approves purchase orders, analyze requisitions for discretionary purchases, and makes vendor recommendations.

Alfred obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in Political Science with a concentration in Practical Politics from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He earned honor's designation as an undergraduate and a Whitney Young Fellow throughout his graduate studies. He is currently a doctoral researcher at Liberty University, Virginia.

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Alfred is active in U.S. State's politics and well experienced in State government administration. His most recent appointment was under the leadership of former Governor Pat Quinn, where he served as a Senior Public Service Administrator at Illinois Department of Central Management Services between 2011 and 2015. In this role, he oversaw contract procurement activities which entailed negotiating, approving, and signing over $500 million in state contracts annually. During his service, Alfred was instrumental in contract negotiations that resulted in savings of more than $10 million annually to the State of Illinois. He also helped to secure long term employment opportunities for people working in qualified non profit agencies, by encouraging state agencies to purchase products and services produced and provided by persons with significant disabilities.




Alfred strongly believes in advocacy in the areas of education, human rights, transparency, youth development and inclusiveness, and youth mentoring as a tool to benefit society. Alfred has presented several papers and motivational speeches at seminars and conferences across the globe and he remains well sought after.

He's extensively involved in American politics, and still engages in activities back in Nigeria. In 2015, He established an NGO, AKEF Foundation, to give back to the society.

Alfred Komolafe was recently sworn in as the 4th District Commissioner for Social Development Commission in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hon Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu (BASA) sends encomius to PTS Chairman, Dare Adeleke As He Marks His Birthday - Southwest-Frontier



The Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs to His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde, Hon Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu (BASA) has showered encomius to the Executive Chairman of Oyo State Pacesetter Transport Services (PTS), Hon Dare Adeleke on the occasion of his birthday.

BASA noted that Adeleke is a great and wonderful brother and very supportive, while she joined other well wishers to celebrate Adeleke’s life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to Governor Seyi Makinde's led administration in Oyo State. 

I pray for God’s continued blessings upon your life and family as you mark your birthday. Please accept my belated wishes sir.

BREAKING: FG Declares Friday Public Holiday To Celebrate Independence Day - Southwest-Frontier




The Federal Government has declared Friday, October 1 as a public holiday to mark the 61st Independence anniversary celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Wednesday.

He congratulated all Nigerians on the 61st independence and assured of the government’s commitment to tackle and eradicate all forms of challenges and all diverse problems.


Aregbesola said, “Our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride and beacon of hope, if we can rally ourselves together to harness our potentials.

“A country of about 200 million and above people whose natural talent, grit and passion glitter like the precious DIAMOND that we are, he said in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore.

“Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in Academia, Business, Innovation, Music, Movie, Entertainment, Fashion and culture.


“We are indeed the leading black nation in the entire world and no doubt Africa’s pride and beacon of hope”, he stated. 

JUST IN: Oyo Assembly Confirms Appointment Of All 10 Commissioner Designates - Southwest-Frontier


The Oyo State House of Assembly Wednesday confirmed the appointment of all 10 Commissioner nominees forwarded to it by Governor Seyi Makinde.

Recall that Governor Makinde had last week forwarded the list of the 10 Commissioners to the House of Assembly for screening as five ultimately for reappointment.

Their names were announced on the floor of the House on Wednesday by the Speaker,  Adebo Ogundoyin while reading the letter to that effect from Governor Seyi Makinde.


The confirmation of the Commissioner nominees followed their appearance with reappointed commissioners giving presentation of reports of their Ministries before the State Legislators.

The five returning former Commissioners are: former Commissioner for Education, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye; former Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede; Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatubosun; Commerce Adeniyi Adebisi and the former Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning, Abdurahman Abduraheem.

The new Commissioner designates confirmed are Mr Abiodun Oni, Professor Misbau Babatunde Adetunji, Mr Segun Olayiwola, Dr Bode Taiwo Ladipo and Alhaja Kafilat Omolabake Olayiwola.


It was gathered that, Prof. Babatunde Misbau Adetunji who is presently the Special Adviser to Makinde on Economic Matters, will be the Commissioner for Budget and Planning while Incident Manager of the State’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Dr Bode Taiwo Ladipo will be Commissioner for Health.

The Lawmakers took turns to ask questions, seek clarifications and give suggestions to the Commissioner designates on moving their various Ministries forward while the Commissioner designates responded one after the other.

The Speaker urged the Commissioners to do more in justifying the confidence reposed in them especially the Governor which led to their reappointment.

Southwest-Frontier News  recalls that governor Makinde had earlier appointed seven Commissioners. The seven Commissioners were inaugurated last month.

Oyo 2022 Budget: Oyo Assembly Deputy Chief Whip, Hon Yusuf Adebisi Commends Govr Makinde - Southwest-Frontier


 
The lawmaker representing Ibadan Southwest Constituency 1 in the 9th Oyo State house of Assembly, who also doubles as Deputy Chief Whip of the house, Hon Yusuf Adebisi has commended the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde on proposition of 2022 Budget which was tagged “growth and opportunity” the budget was proposed for N294,516,445,107.00 billion.

According to Hon Yusuf Adebisi in a statement made available to SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER shortly after the budget presentation, He urged the Governor for a haste in ongoing infrastructure and developmental projects across the state.

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While made a call to the Governor to recruit more security personnels to the local security outfit codenamed Amotekun to further strengthen the security of Oyo State.

The youngest lawmaker also appeal to the Governor to empower the local Government the more to enable them operate freely in other to execute laudable developmental projects at grassroot level. 

Two Years Of Great Accomplishments In Office Of Hon. Abass A. Adigun AGBOWORIN - Ibrahim Olabode

TWO YEARS OF GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN OFFICE OF HON. ABASS A. ADIGUN (AGBOWORIN), FEDERAL LAWMAKER REPRESENTING IBADAN NORTH-EAST/SOUTH-EAST FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

Hon. Abass A. Adigun Agboworin (The man of equality and justice), having being chosen by the good people of Ibadan North-East and Ibadan South-East Federal Constituency on the "Inimitable Agenda" in 2019 to the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, made a covenant with the people to give them effective  representation and make their welfare his cardinal goal. 

Hon. Abass A. Adigun got the mandate to represent, speak, move, sponsor, amend bills and motions which will have a positive effect on the masses, facilitate projects and reposition the constituency. I wonder why he's always working round-the-clock just to deliver the good and make more efforts not to betray the trust vested in him by the good people of Ibadan North-East/South-East Federal Constituency. 


Hon. Abass Adigun (Agboworin) was sworn in at the Green Chambers alongside 359 others who are equally representing the constitutionally recognized Federal constituencies of the Nation. 

He has been able to walk the talk, fulfilling an appreciable percentage of his electoral promises of 6-point agenda, within the first 2 years in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly. 

He based his electoral campaign promises on Six(6) major key points that he believes can contribute to develop the lives and prosperity of the people in his constituency. 

They are as follows: 

- Make new laws, amend the old laws and move the motions that will impact positively his constituency, our dear state, Oyo and Nigeria at large. 

  - Job opportunities to reduce the unemployment rate in his constituency. 

- Security of lives and properties. 

- Improve and contribute towards quality education. 

- Welfarism and infrastructural development programmes. 

- Empowerment for the youths, women, widows, market men and women as well as artisans. 

He was able to record meaningful successes despite a year - long coronavirus outbreak.


MOTIONS/AMENDMENT OF BILLS/BILLS SPONSORED

BILLS SPONSORED

1. NATIONAL CENTRE FOR STROKE MANAGEMENT (Establishment) BILL, 2021 (HB.1302) - Passed Second Reading. 

2. NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS ACT (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021 (HB. 1305)- Passed First Reading. 

3. NIGERIAN MINERALS AND MINING ACT (AMENDMENT) BILL 2021 - Passed First Reading. 

4. Corporate Social Responsibility Bill 2021 (Establishment Bill) - Passed First Reading. 

MOTIONS MOVED

1. A MOTION ON THE NEED TO PRIORITIZE THE WELFARE OF SECURITY AGENCIES
FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE. (Motion moved and prayers adopted). 

2. A MOTION ON THE NEED TO ADDRESS THE LACK OF SYNERGY AND UNHEALTHY RIVALRY AMONG SECURITY AGENCIES IN NIGERIA. (Motion moved and prayers
adopted). 

3. MOTION ON THE NEED TO MAKE ADEQUATE PLANS AND PREPARATION FOR A
POST-OIL ECONOMY IN NIGERIA (Motion moved and prayers adopted). 

4. A MOTION ON THE DEVASTATING FIRE DISASTER AT ORITA APERIN MARKET
IBADAN AND ONIPEPEYE BRIDGE ALONG LAGOS - IBADAN EXPRESSWAY
(Motion moved and prayers adopted). 

5. AN AMENDMENT MADE TO PRAYER (III) OF THE MOTION ON THE NEED TO FOR
IDENTIFICATION AND REMOVAL OF SHIPWRECKS WITH HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES IN NIGERIA COASTAL ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE
ECOSYSTEM STAKEHOLDERS BE INSERTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE WORDS
"ECOLOGICAL FUND OFFICE” (The Amendment was agreed to). 

6. AN AMENDMENT TO PRAYER (IV) OF THE MOTION ON THE NEED TO SET UP N15 BILLION CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY FUND FOR NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES
AND TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS WHERE IN THE PROPOSED THAT URGE THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT TO SET UP TESTING CENTRES IN NIGER INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA UPON THEIR RESUMPTION. (The Amendment was agreed to). 

7. A MOTION ON THE NEED TO ENFORCE THE USAGE OF PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES ON HIGHWAYS IN NIGERIA.


MOTIONS SUBMITTED TO COMMITTEE ON RULES AND BUSINESS AND AWAITING LISTING

1. A MOTION ON THE URGENT NEED FOR THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE TO ADHERE STRICTLY TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON THE EASE OF DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA. 

2. A MOTION ON THE NEED FOR MINISTRIES AGENCIES AND PARASTATALS IN NIGERIA TO AFFORD WOMEN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WITH THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF DRIVERS.  

3. A MOTION ON THE NEED FOR THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE TO ANNUALLY
RECOGNISE AND HONOUR OUTSTANDING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.


OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS

- Inauguration of 12 honourable members teams to review all abandoned communication projects in Nigeria since 1999. 

- As a special guest of honor at the graduation ceremony of 66course cadets at Air Force Technology School in Kaduna State. 

- As the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives, Committee on Air Force, we paid a condolences visit to Sultan of Sokoto on the loss of two civilians during a conflict between the Airforce and some civilians who live close to the Air Force base. 

- Rep Abass Adigun was one of two Honorable members from South West on the ten-man Special envoy of Nigeria and Japan Commission Committee, headed by Rt. Hon. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and other members of the House of Representatives who visited Japan to woo more investors and companies to provide job opportunities for youths(Skilled and Unskilled) and also graduates. 

- Hon. Abass Adigun was a Special Guest of Honor at Air Force special forces and Backdoor Gunners Graduation at Air Force Base, Bauchi state. 

- As the Deputy Chairman, Committee on Air Force, he and other members of the committee paid a condolence visit to Governor Zulum of Borno State on the attack on communities in Borno State. 

- Hon. Abass Adigun on an oversight function to Naval Command in Lagos alongside other members of the House Committee on Navy, the programme lasted for two days. 

- House Committee On Navy visited Headquarters of Western Naval command, Nigeria Navy  Center, Nigerian Navy Training Center, Naval Dockyard Ltd and NNS Beecroft. During the oversight functions, he discovered there are many abandoned ships on the oceans and seas which led him to the amendment on a motion for Federal Government to remove all the wrecked ships on our ocean and shore coastal coat to reduce environment disease and disasters on our seaports which should involve the Nigeria Navy and other stakeholders to get it done. 

- As a member of the House of Representatives Committee On Electoral Act, he suggested the reduction of political parties to between 2 and 5 political parties. 

- He is the only Honorable member from the South West in Special envoy of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). It is the world's largest non-governmental group of parliamentarians, headed by Hon. Abdulrazak Namda – The Chairman of PGA in African and the Chairman of the House Committee on Nigeria Army. 

- As a Vice-chairman of the House Committee on Air Force, he and other members of the House Committee on Defence visit Air Force Base in Benue, Kaduna And Gombe States. 

- A day legislative retreat in Lagos for chairmen, members and clerks of security committees in the House of Representatives. 

- 2 weeks visit to the United States, to inspect 12 Super-Tucano Aircraft made for Nigeria to improve security of lives and property of our people.


EDUCATION

- Hon Abass A. Adigun (Agboworin) had shown commitment to better education in Ibadan North East/Ibadan South-East Federal Constituency. 

He is the only Federal lawmaker in Oyo State who continues his free holiday coaching with free writing materials for senior secondary school students (SS2 & SS3) all year round for the two local governments in his constituency, Ibadan North-East and Ibadan South-East Local Government in Oyo State. 

- He procured the last UTME forms for 200 students in 2020 and as a result of the lesson, we have over 30 students that scored more than 200 points in the exam, with the highest of 306 score mark, who is also one of the first ten in Oyo State. 

- Distribution of scholarship forms to students of tertiary institutions which is going on at his Constituency office at Eleta Academy, Ibadan for indigenes students of Ibadan South-East/North East Federal Constituency until the Covid-19 infection prevention protocols forced a suspension of the programme. 



-The scholarship is One Hundred Thousand (N100,000.00) per student, strictly for those that meet all the qualifications and the form is free. 

- Sponsored over 100 students for the 2021 Jamb.


SECURITY

Security of lives and properties is a very essential role we have to play in our communities. The lawmaker has done the following in this regard: 

-  Visited all the six police stations in my constituency on the synergy to improve the security of lives and properties, welfare of our police officers for them to carry out their duties diligently in his constituency. 

- Idi-Aro police station           

- Agugu police station 

- Felele Police station 

-Testing Ground Police Station 

- Mapo Police station 

- Sanyo Police station 

- He discussed with D.P.Os, D.C.Os on the motion he moved in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly on the welfare of Nigeria Armed forces. 

During the discussion the task facing the security men, security of our community, society and environment which in his capacity he has been assisting them to improve security of lives and properties. 

- Hon. Abass A. Adigun (Agboworin) also demonstrated his care and concern for the security of his people by erecting  security gates into four different communities in his constituency. These include the Alake Academy Community, Kajola Irede Academy, Oni-Garri Junction Lagos-Ibadan Express way and Idi Odo Challenge beside UBA Bank Felele/ Olorunsogo community. 

- Another 2 security gates at Odo-Osun in Ibadan North-East Local Government. 

- Occasionally, he holds meetings with many boys within his constituency for peace to reign and he has started empowering them in their different fields of specialisations 

- Distribution of 6 generators set to all Police stations in his constituency.


YOUTH, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

Youths as the bedrock of a prosperous and peaceful society and the need to empower them, Rep Abass Adigun (Agboworin) massively scouted for jobs for as many as possible. Some of the processes have reached an advanced stage while some have secured jobs at different sectors through the submission of the names and the details of youths and women of Ibadan North-East/Ibadan South-East federal constituency for federal and state government employment opportunities. 

Hon. Abass Adigun (AGBOWORIN) organised agro mechanized Agric Business training and empowerment for over 120 youths and women of Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency which included theory and practicals. 

They were training on Fishery, Farming and Poultry. 

A 4-day training programme which included a trip to Ilaji Farms was organized as participants were taken through the basics of poultry, fishery and farming. Each participants was given #50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) to start up a business or establish themselves in their chosen agro-mechanized business. 

During the Eid El Fitri festival, Lawmaker Abass A. Adigun (Agboworin) purchased chicken from one of the participants who had birds ready for sale during the festival period. On this, over 120 youths have learnt how to fish. 

- Hon. Abass A. Adigun organized empowerment for over 50 women within Ibadan North-East/Ibadan South-East Federal Constituency , with more of the women empowerment schemes still coming. 

- Sponsorship of some youths and women on trainings, empowerment and self sufficiency at different institutes majoring in Agric-business, vocational trainings like tailoring, soap making, small scale businesses, make-up artist, computer studies and sporting activities etc, not minding others he had recommended for jobs/admissions at various institutions which include securing jobs for two people from his constituency, one person from Ibadan South East while the other from Ibadan North East, One FCT and the other is enlisted in Nigeria Army. 

- The trade school for six months schedule programme is underway as the training center to be used is ready and registration is ongoing now. The training will be on the following trade jobs: Tailoring, Barbing, Hair Dressing, Tiling and Computers and on graduating,  basic equipment for all graduates will be provided to start the job. 

- Enlisted 100 youths on the N-power program with 2 supervisors 

- Enlistment of over 45 youths, men and women into the MSME grant which 250 beneficiaries have already received. 

- Over 300 youths, men and women were enlisted into NDE Survival fund. 

- 100 women from his constituency benefitted from the FG rural empowerment scheme. 

- Grant to 50 youths to support their businesses. 

- Cash Support Scheme through Agboworin foundation to 100 women. 

- Donation of 1 million cash as palliative to support Araromi spare part market traders to support victims of Inferno. 

- A mega empowerment of over 500 constituents with cash. 

- Grant to market men and women, beneficiaries from markets like Oja Oba Market, Owode Market, Bashorun Market And Oranyan Market in Ibadan North-East LG and Ibadan South-East LG. 

- Grant to disabled individuals and groups to support them in establishing the business of   their choice. 

- Distribution of over 35 motorcycles to constituents. 

- Distribution of 85 sewing machines to his constituents. 

- 100 grinding machines for youths and women. 

- Over 180 hair dryers to youth and women of his constituency. 

- GRANT TO OVER 150 COMMUNITY LEADERS, PARTY LEADERS AND STAKEHOLDERS. 

EMPLOYMENT FACILITATED

1. FEMI OMODELE - NIGERIAN ARMY

2. IBRAHEEM PELUMI RIDWAN - NIGERIAN AIR FORCE

3. ALICE ADENNI ADENIYE - NIGERIAN AIR FORCE

4. OLODE OLALEKAN OLANIYI - FEDERAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
AUTHORITY 

SHORTLISTED AIR FORCE CANDIDATES AFTER MEDICALS

1. FATAI SODEEQ EMMANUEL
2. OYEDELE OMOLOYEKE CHRISTIANAH
3. DADA VICTOR TAIWO
4. AWOTUNDE TAIWO RHODA


POWER SUPPLY

- Hon. Abass Adigun received a letter from the Odinjo Community, Kobomoje Community and Muslim Community requesting for vidar pole and electric poles to replace old ones  and to address the issue of electricity power supply in their communities. Hon. Abass Adigun provided all the needed materials and also took care of the bills for the installations. 

Electricity power supply was restored to the communities within 48 hours of his Personal Assistant receiving the letter of request from the communities which consists of six communities. 

- Repairs of transformers in communities under his constituency.

- Visit to IBEDC regional office on how to improve power supply in his constituency.


MEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES 

- Hon. Abass A. Adigun (Agboworin) organised the only and first ever town hall meeting with his constituency youth's in fulfilment of one of electoral promises to often interact with the youths in a bid to update them about the job he was employed to do at the green chamber of the National Assembly which was done in collaboration with the (NYCN, National Youth Council of Nigeria) held at Mapo Hall for youths of Ibadan North-East/South-East federal constituency. 

- Meeting and engaging stakeholders, elders, leader's of different communities to address the issue facing various communities. 

- Immediately he came back to Nigeria from Japan, he spent the weekend with youths, women, artisan's, landlords, landladies, some party stalwarts, some party leaders to brief them on the experience and the way to bring companies, investors and development to our communities.


SPORT DEVELOPMENT

- Hon. Abass Adigun (AGBOWORIN) engaged with some youths who had picked playing football as a profession where football training materials like balls, jersey's and bib's of different colours, training cones and many more were given to encourage them. 

- He also met a coaching association where conclusions were made on ways of improving our grassroots sporting activities. 

- Some youth were also sponsored on a trial to different football teams and clubs to showcase their talents. 

- Agboworin football club, the junior team represented Oyo State at Lagos State under 13 football competition and won the Gold Medal.


HEALTH

- Assisting families with cash in Ibadan North East and Ibadan South East on the treatment of their children who are future leaders. 

- Distribution of health equipment to hospitals, maternity and health care centers in his constituency. 

- Launching 2 mobile clinics for medical outreach to the people, market men and women of his constituency. 

- Testing of over 250 constituents on malaria, diabetes and hypertension during the laughing of the 2 mobile clinics.


AWARD

- He was given an award as a Special Guest of Honor at Air force special forces and Backdoor Gunners Graduation at Air force Base, Bauchi State by Air force chief Sadiq Abubakar. 

- Hon. Abass Adigun (AGBOWORIN) received the 2019 Merit/Good Governance Award as an Outstanding Oyo State Member of the federal House of Representatives on the 24th December, 2019 at 2019 Miss Oyo State Program anchored by Major Isaac Brown. 

- Hon. Abass Adigun (AGBOWORIN) received another award of Excellence in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding performance on education, security of lives and property, Welfarism of Indigent and community development services by Kajola Irede Youth Academy Ibadan. 

- Emerge NUJ Media Friendly Representative Of The Year. 

- Wins IPAC Most Outstanding Representatives Of The Year. 

- Conferred an award as Most. Performing Federal Lawmaker. 

- Received an award from the United States Of America as a good ambassador of the US Navy.


INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT

- Drainage system in communities under his constituency to stop the washing away of roads, felling of shops. 

- Donation and commissioning of 50million worth project which includes classroom, toilets, staff rooms and I.C.T center in I.C.A.G.S 

- Purchase of a pump machine for a borehole in some communities. 

- Ongoing construction, developing one of the Oke-badan High School fields in Ibadan North East Local Government to an international standard to develop our grassroots sporting and social activities. 


- Ongoing water Bore-Hole in ward 5, Ibadan North East Local Government.(Survey of the area was done and the drilling of borehole at sweetable vest point will commence soon. 

- Donation of a generator set to the security post of the main entrance of the National Assembly as well as repairs of the Borehole and lights. 

- Commission of a water borehole project at Alafara-beyereuka, Oje, Ibadan. 

- Ongoing water borehole project at Oluyoro Hospital in ward 12 Ibadan North-East Local Government Area. 

- He facilitated the building of housing facilities to improve the welfare of Airforce Officers in Ibadan Airforce Base, Akobo Ibadan. 

- He facilitated the establishment of a new big and large Airforce Base in Ibadan to serve South western States In Nigeria. 

Meanwhile, during the Coronavirus pandemic was rife in Nigeria, distribution and sensitization on the preventive measures with hand bills in Yoruba language and English language, hand gloves, nose covers, provided alcohol based hand sanitizers (as recommended by WHO) to constituents most especially those at the forefront like bike riders, transporters and market men and women in places like Livestock market, Molete, Sacked Sellers market in Oja Oba, Yam seller's, Bere under in Ibadan South-East local Government and Oje Market, Bashorun Market both under Ibadan North East local Government. 

The most vulnerable/less privileged were also supported with food palliatives. 

He also contributed through the radio cash relief palliative for his constituency both on Fresh fm and Lagelu fm both stations under his constituency. 

Having a lot on the table within 2 year, stating it clearly for constructive criticism, advice and further positive direction from constituents is a pointer to the fact that this is indeed a Representative of equality and justice to the people of Ibadan North-East/South-East federal constituency. 


During the electoral process, he promised better education, security of lives and properties, job opportunities, welfarism and infrastructural development programmes, making new laws, amendment of old ones and he had begun to deliver on those promises. 

Flashback, his first 365 days in office, he promise more projects include construction/ renovation of public toilets, classrooms, health programmes, drilling of borehole for communities, security gate, more infrastructural projects, more job opportunities for the graduate and unemployed youths and more empowerment for skilled and unskilled youth and women which he has been able to do. 

He assured the good people of Ibadan North-East/South-East Federal Constituency, more infrastructural development which will be attracted to his constituency in coming months and years like borehole, transformer to improve power supply to communities and local government area and many more in pipeline. 

Every single point on this scorecard illustrates that Federal Lawmaker Abass A. Adigun (Agboworin) is a Succour Giver who cares and is committed to the good people of Ibadan North-East/Ibadan South-East federal constituency. 

It's a FULFILLED parliamentary administration which is good, a greenlight to a better tomorrow of the remaining 2 years!

Signed:
Aremu Ibraheem O.
Director of Communication and Media
10th June, 2021.c

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Osun: See Photos Of Wema Bank Armed Robbers Attack In Iragbiji - Southwest-Frontier


Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday afternoon attacked a branch of Wema Bank in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State.

One Police officer simply identified as Hammed was reportedly to have been killed during the attack.

It was learnt that the robbers arrived at the bank, located few meters away from the palace of Aragbiji of Iragbiji at about 3:00pm and operated for about 30 minutes.

A witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said one person was killed during the robbery, while an unspecified amount was carted away.

According to the witness, the Police station located around the bank was attacked

It was also learnt that the robbers shot sporadically into the air and engaged the police in a gun duel before they fled the scene and escaped through Ada Road.

It was further learnt that an armoured personnel carrier (APC) station at the town was bombed and destroyed beyond control.

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Baba Ijesha defiled the minor twice. Inserted a car key in her private part — Forensic Expert



A forensic report presented by a witness, Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode on Tuesday to Special Offenses Court in Ikeja has revealed that the embattled Yoruba actor, James Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijesha’, inserted a car key into the private part of a minor.

Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode who’s a child forensic interview expert, narrated how the suspect allegedly groomed and defiled a minor. Led in evidence by Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Ajayi-Kayode said that the alleged victim was relaxed, cooperative and could recall events when she was being interviewed.

“The clinal presentation of child s*xual ab*se was quite evident. The perpetrator engaged the child in s*xual activity when she was seven years old, on two occasions. On the 19th of April 2021, he s*xually hara*sed her, touching her body. He told her: ‘I touched you some years back, you are so grown, so developed. Do you have a boyfriend? We have some unfinished business. These are the clinical presentations of child s*xual ab*se. These are the dynamics of child s*xual abuse and the modus operandi of perpetrators – inculcation of secrecy, intimidation, thr*at or coercion,” she said.


“He asked the child if he should remove his p*nis and asked her to sit on his lap. He told her not to tell anybody. The perpetrator also inserted his car key into her v*gina and asked her not to tell anyone,” Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode added

Justice Oluwatoyin adjourned the trial to October 20 and 21 for further hearing. Recall that Baba Ijesha was on June 16 arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos State for alleged s*xual a*sault and attempted r*pe of a minor.

Happy Birthday to our Generalissimo - Party Chieftain, Hon Gbaroye felicitates Dare Adeleke - Southwest-Frontier


Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Ona-Ara local government area Hon Seye Gbaroye has congratulated the Executive Chairman of Oyo State Pacesetter Transport Services (PTS), Hon Dare Adeleke on the occasion of his birthday.

Hon Gbaroye in a statement made available to SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER, stated that he joined other well wishers to celebrate Adeleke’s life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to Oyo State.

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“It is my fervent hope and prayer that Almighty God will continue to bless, guide and protect you.”

Happy birthday to our Generalissimo. The rest of your years will be your very best in Jesus name. Have a blast my Oga. Hon Gbaroye said.

Oyo South Senator [Dr] Kola Balogun: A unique representative at a glance - By Wuraola Akinfenwa | Southwest-frontier


Oyo South Senatorial district could be referred to as one of the blessed districts that is fortunate enough to have Senator Mohammed kola Balogun as her representative in the 9th Assembly of the Red chamber. 

Senator Kola Balogun a first-term Senator has served  like a third-term legislator in the red chamber of the National Assembly.  

Naturally, some senatorial districts are fortunate enough to have a visionary and energetic representatives in the National Assembly, while others are not so fortunate.
Oyo South Senatorial district is one of the fortunate districts that is currently represented by a man of absolute integrity and with a political midas touch in the person of Senator Kola Balogun 

It’s often been said that a first-term legislator are always referred to as learner in the chambers of the National Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria but Senator Kola Balogun has proven them wrong through his excellent performance at the Red chamber in the past two years he assumed duty at the National Assembly.

Permit me to highlight few of his laudable achievements to you:

Recently, He facilitated the reopening of the stores of Rice of traders locked up unlawfully by men of _the_ Nigeria Customs at Oja'Oba and Bodija Int'l market in Ibadan. The return of the goods are expected soon.
Facilitation of SME's grants for over 300 youths across the senatorial district 

Agricultural training and empowerment programme for the youths in conjunction with IAR & T.

Facilitation of free access to loan facility for Cooperative societies in Conjunction with SMEDAN. 

Provision of High Voltage transformers to wards that are numerous to mention across the senatorial district 

Rehabilitation of BCGA road, gbekuba area, along Apata Ibadan. 

Also rehabilitated a road in Ibarapa zone area of his senatorial district...
All these among many other which include sponsoring of BILLS and MOTIONS at the plenary sessions. The distinguished Senator has been able to achieved in the past 2 years of representation.

Do you still think opposition parties in Oyo South Senatorial district need to contest against Senator Balogun in 2023? The answer is NO, unless the PDP wish to shortchange her chances in the National Assembly.

Senator Kola Balogun is a politician of high repute with a distinguished originality and sui-generis representative worthy of emulation by other members at the upper chamber and grass root level. He has positioned himself beyond the imagination of men and I am very sure, in the 10th Assembly, he would perform more than he's currently performing now in the 9th Assembly. 

I urge the good people 0f Oyo South Senatorial district to be careful not to contest or vote against the distinguished and compassionate Senator come 2023 general election as this gold mine in their hand must be protected jealously in their best interest.


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Four Feared Dead, Others Injured As APC, APGA Campaigns Turn Bloody - Southwest-Frontier



Unknown Gunmen went on rampage in two locations in Anambra State on Sunday, killing four persons and injuring several people at an All Progressives Congress rally.

The hoodlums also set ablaze a car belonging to a leader of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo Campaign team, Dr Nelson Omenugha.

Soludo is the the All Progressives Grand Alliance governorship candidate in Anambra Satte.

While the attack on the APC took place during the party’s rally at Uruagu, Nnewi, the attack on Omenugha occurred at Nnobi in the Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that an APC member, whose identity could not be ascertained, was killed in the attack at Nnewi with scores wounded, while the attack on the APGA chieftain took place in his home town, Nnobi, where three were reportedly killed.


The state publicity secretary of APC, Mr Okelo Madukaife confirmed the Nnewi incident.


He said, “The attack led to the death of our committed party official and the hospitalisation of many others.

“Our party regrets the invasion of our office and attack on members who were gathered for a meeting in Uruagu Ward 3, Nnewi, by persons yet- to -be- identified.

“We regret the loss and regard it as one violence too many in Anambra State that ought to be the safest state in Nigeria.

“We acknowledge that security in Anambra State as an area that requires serious intervention.”


On the attack on Omenugha, it was gathered that the attackers set his car ablaze, while he escaped to safety.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu while confirming the incident said, “They shot and attacked the unsuspecting members on transit along Afor Nnobi Market. The victims were rushed to the hospital and later confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty.

“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Tony Olofu, has detailed a police crack team led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police for on-the-spot assessment.

“The team is to identify and apprehend the hoodlums and bring them to book.


The PPRO identified the deceased as Johnbosco Ojokwu (33), Rapuluchukwu Ugoeze (30) and Chukwuemeka Nwokebagu (31), adding that, “The hoodlums also set ablaze one shuttle bus, one Toyota Sienna and a Toyota Hilux”.

The APC governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba, condemned Sunday’s killing of a member of the party in Nnewi North Local Government Area.

He said the murder was “obviously politically motivated, one murder too many,” He urged security agencies to arrest the worsening insecurity in the state.

Nigeria’s E-Naira Platform Goes Live - Southwest-Frontier


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has activated the e-naira portal ahead of the official launch of the digital currency on October 1.

Although the platform has been activated, no transactions have been allowed on it for now.

The digital currency website, www e-naira.com was activated by the CBN on Monday.

The CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Mr Osita Nwanisobi, confirmed the development to correspondents.

He also confirmed that, although the platform has gone live, no transactions are permitted on it until the official launch on October 1, 2021.
Already, the site has recorded over one million hits.

A cursory look at the website by our correspondent shows that only information on the workability of the e-naira platform is on the website.

However, visitors are told to download the app on the app stores on Android and iOS.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Yes! Makinde Is Bad Market To Your Party's Gross Incompetence, Monumental Failure – Oyo PDP Carpets Aleshinloye, Oyo APC






The Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to a statement credited to the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) via one of it's chieftains, Abass Aleshinloye, over the weekend where Governor Makinde was said to be bad market for the opposition party if the governor were to join the APC describing the statement as the bitter truth expressed negatively.

The ruling party, Oyo state PDP, is reacting to Aleshinloye's statement following what former PDP member Femi Fani-Kayode, while speaking to newsmen in Abuja shortly after his official decampment to APC that he (Fani-Kayode) was working to lure Governor Makinde and another governor alongside himself to the APC.

According to a press statement by Oyo State PDP Spokesperson, Akeem Olatunji on Monday Sept. 27 and made available to newsmen described Aleshinloye's statement as very laughable and better left at the state of wishful thinking of a deluded party that's yet to term with the level of utter disgust and rejection Nigerians now have towards APC.


Oyo PDP averred that while it was not out of place for any individual, group, or association to wish for something good or aspire to have a leader who would genuinely represent the interest of the general populace, it was however, more delusional for such dreams and aspirations to be predicated on wishful thinking as against applicable reality.

Olatunji in the party's press statement said only clowns, deluded individuals or political group lacking in focus and direction will take words and statements emanating from the camp of APC or any of its members in Oyo state seriously stressing that the people of Oyo state are still healing up from the agonizing trauma inflicted on the people by the gross incompetent and failed government of Oyo APC for eight interrupted years.

The ruling party in the state however, advised Aleshinloye and Oyo chapter of APC to tender an unreserved apology to the people of the state for every trouble and pain it plunged the people into with way and manner it ruled the state without the slightest fear of God or guilt of conscience seeing how the APC government between 2011–2019 failed in all sectors and making life unbearable for residents in the state during the period.

Oyo State PDP expressed it's excitement and sense of pride as the ruling party which was brought about by the sterling performance of Governor Makinde across all sectors in less than 3 years which undoubtedly has surpassed Oyo APC's entire eight years put together including the highly improved quality of life, standard of living, as well as sense of pride restore to Indigenes and residents of the pacesetter's state.

"What the Oyo state chapter of APC has said about Governor Seyi Makinde who is a shining light at this time and generation through one of it's chieftains, Abass Aleshinloye, that our Governor was bad market to their dead and idea-bereaved party is entirely true because Makinde is and will always be bad market for gross incompetence, corruption, extremely greedy and a failed political party as APC.

"The statement credited to APC via Aleshinloye who was notorious for frivolous and reckless statement just to be in the news about Makinde joining their party is at best delusional and mere wishful thinking by a dead party desperately in search of a saviour who will have at least close pedigree and political will to deliver on the people's mandate as Governor Makinde.


"For the sake of record and emphasis, Oyo state residents are still enjoying their governor, Seyi Makinde, who has redefined the political landscape in Oyo state with the paradigm shift from political few to the general welfare and development of the state making it easy today for sons and daughters of nobody to become respected and notable members of the society without any political connection or affinity.

"It is clear to all Nigerians especially in Oyo state that the change mantra of the APC was grossly mistaken for a positive change because of the initial disposition of people towards 'change' as a word. Nigerians now deeply regret ever making such a sore mistake of commiting their collective destiny into the hands of APC in Oyo state which today has even transcended the borders of the state.

"Governor Makinde is our pride in PDP not only in Oyo state but Nigeria as a whole and such a star should not be expected by agents of darkness better known for retrogression and backwardness because such wishful thinking will remain a traumatizing mirage that is better left in their imaginations." Oyo PDP said.

National Assembly Beefs Up Security Over Planned Protest - Southwest-Frontier



The management of the National Assembly on Monday morning beefed up security in and around the premises apparently to thwart a planned protest by some legislative aides.

The aides, under the auspices of Salary Arrears Affected Legislative Aides (SAALA), had vowed to ground activities at the National Assembly beginning from today over alleged non-payment of their 2019 salary arrears and allowances in the sum of N3.1 billion.

Investigation by The Nation showed that there is increased presence of security personnel including anti-riot and regular policemen, Department of State Services (DSS) personnel and Sergeant-at-Arms in the complex.

They were seen manning various entrances and exits in the complex.


It was also observed that the doors leading to the foyer at the White House from the Senate and House of Representatives chambers have not only been shut but being guarded by security operatives.

The Chairman of the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF), Salisu Zuru, had disowned the group, describing their planned action as illegal.

The SAALA had in a statement said the protest had become necessary to press home their demands.

The statement was signed by the Coordinator of SAALA, Mr. Zebis Prince, and five other members.

The SAALA maintained that they were being owed N3.1 billion, comprising N1.35 billion in salary arrears and N1.75 billion for consequential adjustment on minimum wage.

“We will picket the National Assembly Complex, as well as the venue of a training organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) billed for Monday, Sept. 27, to press home our demand for better working conditions,” they said.

According to them, while over 1,300 aides were still being owed salary arrears, none of the 2,345 legislative aides has received the consequential adjustment on minimum wage, since their appointments in June 2019.

They alleged that the Clerk to
the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunde Amos, had disobeyed a resolution passed by the House of Representatives mandating him to pay the arrears.

“It is clear that Legislative Aides have exhausted their patience and in the coming weeks, starting from Monday, Sept. 27, Legislative Aides will embark on series of actions to drive home their demands.


“For starters, we shall ensure that the selective training planned for Monday by NILDS does not hold by mobilising our members to picket the venue.

“From Tuesday, we shall also picket the National Assembly complex to draw the world’s attention to the embarrassment going on in the nation’s premier law-making institution,” the statement reads in part.

They listed their demands to include: Full payment of salary arrears from June 2019, the implementation of consequential adjustment on minimum wage, restoration of Duty Tour Allowance (DTA), holistic and comprehensive training for all cadres of legislative aides, among others.

In a swift reaction, Chairman of NASSLAF, Salisu Zuru, in a statement last night,
said the group is out to perpetuate illegality.

The statement reads in part: “Information reaching me has it that some disgruntled Aides are planning to disturb the peace of NASS.

“I seriously and urgently wish to bring to your attention the likely breach of peace in National Assembly starting from tomorrow being 27th September, 2021 by some disenchanted and egocentric Aides whose stock in trade is always confusion. Their grouse is that some of them have not been paid their Salary Arrears.

“Be verily informed that apart from the Protests they want to stage tomorrow, they have concluded plans to Disrupt the Training being organized by NILDS and which will start on Tuesday after tomorrow.

“These Aides are embarking on illegality because none of them is an executive member or Members of CWC of NASSLAF, the body constitutionally empowered to run the affairs of Aides.

“The peace of NASS should not be allowed to be disrupted in the guise of salary arrears.

The Clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunde Amos, said management had since met with the leadership of the group.

”Efforts were made to offset the arrears,” Ojo said, through his Special Adviser on Media and Labour Matters, Austen Adesoro.


“Management has explained to them categorically, with evidence on the efforts being made to raise funds to pay those of them that the management is owing arrears.

“The Principal Officers are doing their best to ensure that whatever needs to be done is done to ensure the release of the funds from the Ministry of Finance,” he said.

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