Akeredolu Reinstates Commitment to Agric Development, votes N2.2bn for Food Security

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The Ondo State Government says it has earmarked N2.2 billion in the 2017 budget for the development of the agricultural sector. Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu said this on Thursday in Akure at the inauguration of Ondo State Farmers Cooperative Multipurpose Union Ltd., which was formed by Farmers Business School (FBS) in the state. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi, said that out of the amount allocated to the agricultural sector, N25 million was set aside for the expansion of the FBS programme in…

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Retirees in Osun shut down Osogbo over non-payment of pension, gratuity

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye …Protest Politically Sponsored, says Government Pensioners under the aegis of  ‘Forum of 2011/2012 Osun Retirees’ on Thursday staged a protest in Osogbo, alleging non-payment of their 12 months pension  and gratuity  by the state government. The pensioners, who carried placards with various inscriptions, also accused the state government of diverting bailout funds meant for payment of salaries. They marched through the major roads in Osogbo, the state capital, chanting various anti-government songs. Speaking on the sidelines of the protest, the chairman of the group,  Mr Omoniyi…

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Obasanjo calls for Common Currency in West Africa to boost trade

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye  Former President Olusegun  Obasanjo on Thursday called on the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to agree on common currency to boost trade in the Africa sub-region. Obasanjo made call at the ongoing 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Kigali. He spoke on: Can Regional Economic Communities Work for Africa: Lessons from a Founding Father. He said that the issue of common currency was getting delayed because the regional leaders had put forward “ECO” as a name for…

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YPNI Charges FG on Implementation of 2017 Budget, Support Restructuring

A non-profit interest group, the Young Progressives Nigerian Initiatives (YPNI) has appealed to the Federal Government (FG) to ensure that implementation of Nigeria’s 2017 Appropriation Act recently signed into law by the Ag. President, Professor ‘Yemi Osinbajo, is primly and sanctimoniously applied by Ministries and Departmental Agencies (MDAs). The Group in a statement made available to news men on Tuesday in Lagos by its Convener/National Coordinator, Mr. Adekunle Osibogun also demanded for devolution of more powers to the 36 States, saying that “restructuring the socio-political and economic powers currently concentrated…

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Fayose Addresses Nigerians, says Buhari is on Life Support Machine at West-End Hospital, London

Today, it makes 53 days since our President; Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria to attend to his health challenges abroad. No official information as to his whereabouts and his state of health.   Like every other Nigerians, I do not wish the president dead, I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year.   However, the recorded audio message which was released by the Presidency as the President’s Ramadan message to Nigerians necessitated my setting the records straight…

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Ondo Football Agency to Reduce Employees from 600 to 57 as Akeredolu gets Report Exposing Scam in State Corporation

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   ….Report Exposes How Politicians with SSCE Holders gets Fatter Salary than Varsity Graduates from Agency   The three-man committee constituted by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to reform the Ondo Football Agency (ODSFA) yesterday submitted its report to the Governor, amidst revelation of canker-worm in the management of the corporation. Some of the decisions taken according to the committee led by a former Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Hon Gbenga Elegbeye is first to reduce the over bloated workers strength from over 600 to…

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Interview: How Government, Organizations Can Curb Insecurity, Indiscipline and Corruption through IT

-Oluwatimileyin Sanwo, CEO, CrystalHills Softwares Limited While most of his contemporaries have been condemned to fate by the surge of unemployment currently ravaging university graduates in Nigeria, Oluwatimilehin Joseph Sanwo, the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Crystalhills Software Limited is thriving and prospering as  a Senior IT security Consultant and an Entrepreneur . Though still in his 20’s, but Sanwo has created an alcove for himself in IT business in Nigeria. The innovative and creative ideas he has introduced into IT sector in Nigeria are consummate and unparalleled. A native…

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Foundation Partners MMM to offset Patients’ Medical Bills in Lagos

By Racheal Okporu As part its continued charity drive in Nigeria, Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM), in conjunction with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Life Changing Humanitarian Services, during the weekend, visited three hospitals in Ojo Local Governmental Area of Lagos State and distributed provisions, toiletries, blanket and also off-set the bills of 14 patients in the hospitals visited. Commenting, the Project Coordinator for Life Changing Humanitarian Services, Mrs. Oni said: “At Life Changing Humanitarian Services, our main job is to visit orphanages, hospitals, prisons and other foundations to render humanitarian help…

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Ekiti 2018: Fayemi’s Assistant, 1000 APC Members defects to Fayose’s Camp

By Afiz Abolayo, Ado-Ekiti   Kola Adu, a former Senior Special Assistant on Development and Strategy to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Steels, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Adu, a native of Ikere-Ekiti in a chat with TheElite Times on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti said he terminated his association with the APC because of the lack of direction and focus of the APC led Federal Government.   The front-line politician who praised the state Governor,…

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SARAKI: THE TWISTS, THE TURNS, THE WINNERS & THE LOSERS

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   Any issue of national importance, no matter how popular and progressively designed, so far it is not borne out of the passion for nation building, will always end in comatose.   I love true change. I love to fight with passion. I will never hide under technicality to fight for merit. I fight based on ideological conviction.   Let me say expressly that the corruption allegations slammed against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki at Code of Conduct Tribunal was never about the fight against…

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