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NGIJ Releases Preliminary Report on Osun, Residents Support Oyetola’s Reelection

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…Rates Governor High in Education, Health, Staff Welfare, Infrastructure

…Score Administration Low in Sports, Job Creation

The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) has released a preliminary findings on the recently concluded Governance Assessment of Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s administration in Osun State. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});

NGIJ in a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Secretary, AbdulRahman Aliagan said the preliminary report contained majorly the Data Analysis of questionnaires administered during the one-week long exercise from June 12 to 19, 2022.

Aliagan who led the Guild’s team to Osun State, said the NGIJ Governance Assessment in Osun State was anchored on Key Informant Interviews, KII, Focus Group Discussions with critical stakeholders, informal interactions with residents and administration of questionnaires to gauge opinion of the people about the Oyetola-led administration in the state.

According to him, the guild administered 10,000 questionnaires in all the thirty local government areas of Osun state to assess people’s opinion about the impact of Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s administration on the people. The questionnaires used for the opinion poll were categorised into two parts with 11 closed ended questions giving respondents opportunity to pick any of five available answers i.e 1. Strongly agree, 2. Agree, 3. Strongly disagree, 4. Disagree and 5. Don’t know.

The second part contained three open ended questions on policies, programmes and achievements of the APC led administration in Osun state.

9332 residents of Osun state returned the questionnaires administered by investigators from Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) across the thirty local government areas of the state. At the end of the collation, 9332 questionnaires representing 93.32 percent were returned for analysis. Therefore, 9332 respondents filled the opinion poll and their responses were used to assess the impact of Governor Oyetola’s administration in Osun state from 2018 till date.

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Osun State residents rated Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s administration high in health, education, infrastructural development and staff Welfare with over fifty (50) percent of total respondents ticking strongly Agree and agree in questions relating to aforementioned sectors.

In health, 4750 respondents representing 50.9 percent of total respondents strongly agree that Oyetola administration has greatly improved healthcare delivery while 2500 respondents ticked agree. This shows that residents are feeling the impact of the upgrade of 332 primary healthcare centres across the state, construction of 120 bed wards at the State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro and implementation of Statewide Health Insurance Scheme.

Under the education sector, 3008 out of 9332 respondents representing 32.2 percent filled Agree while 2920 strongly agreed that the current administration has introduced policies to improve the education sector. Although, 21 percent of respondents feel Oyetola led administration has not done enough in education sector while 1450 respondents simply ticked ‘I don’t know’. This finding seems to tally with the view of the Chairman, Council of Academic Staff Unions of Osun State owned Tertiary institutions (CASUOSTI), Comrade Bidemi Adeboye who said the governor is resolving mountain of challenges inherited from his predecessor ranging from payment of half salary, embargo on promotion and injurious implementation of Contributory Pension scheme. He added that the owned Tertiary institutions have not embark on strike since inception of Governor Oyetola administration, saying that the government has commenced full implementation of CONPCASS and cash backed 2019 and 2020 promotion.
Also collaborating this, the President of National Association of Osun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Yusuf Agboola during an exclusive interview with NGIJ members on June 18, 2022 at the NUJ Press Centre, Osogbo lauded the Governor for stabilizing the education sector and reintroducing bursary payment. Agboola disclosed that Governor Oyetola recently paid bursary to 3100 students from 30 local government areas and area office.

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The APC led administration also got thumbs up in infrastructural development with 56.8 percent of respondents ticking strongly agree and agree while 39.6 percent feel the current administration has not done enough in areas of infrastructural development.

On Staff Welfare, 64 percent of respondents believe Oyetola administration has been sensitive to welfare of civil servants and Pensioners through steady payment of full Salaries and pensions. The Labour leaders also aligned with this position during NGIJ focus group discussion but however tasked Governor Oyetola administration on payment of Inherited half salaries.

Meanwhile, the respondents rated the current administration low in the area of Sports development with 42 percent that strongly disagree/disagree on government paying attention to the sector.

Responses on whether the APC led administration by Governor Gboyega Oyetola deserves a second term revealed that majority support his reelection as
5793 out 9332 representing 62 percent of total respondents that returned NGIJ questionnaires affirmed that Governor Gboyega Oyetola of APC deserves a second term. 2966 respondents strongly agree while 2827 ticked agree. 2709 of the total respondents were not in support of the APC administration reelection. 830 did not take a stand on this issue. During interviews and focus group discussion conducted by NGIJ Investigation team in Osun state, some stakeholders feel Governor Oyetola deservers a second term for bringing stability to the state through steady payment of salary and implementation of projects amidst scarce resources as well as huge debts inherited from his predecessor.

On the key policies of Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s administration that have improved citizens’ wellbeing, some of the respondents could not list up to five policies introduced by Governor Gboyega Oyetola but reversal of joint school uniform policy, upgrade of College of Education Ilesa to University, Mining Sector exploration drive, payment of full salary and lifting of embargo on promotion/employment in Civil service featured frequently in the data gathered.

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Some of the respondents while listing landmark achievements of Governor Gboyega Oyetola mentioned the Olaiya flyover, Osogbo, Osogbo-Kelebe-Iragbiji road, upgrade of 332 health centres across the state, Ada-Igbajo road, 120 bed-ward at Asubiaro, Osogbo and reconstruction of Ara-Ejigbo road as projects initiated and completed by Governor Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola administration in Osun State.

The full report of NGIJ Governance Assessment in Osun and Kwara States will be unveil at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja before the end of 2022 Q3.

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Workers Day: Amb Samuel Sends Strong Message To Governor Ododo, President Tinubu

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A Kogi-born politician, Amb Samuel A. Danjuma has sentt a strong message to the Kogi State Governor Ahmed USMAN Ododo and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu while emphasiing the importance of collective effort and dedication in moving the affairs of Kogi State, and Nigeria to an enviable pedestal.








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He made this emphasis while interacting with journalist in Abuja during this year Workers Day Celebration.

The Businessman and young progressive politician said, “I stood alongside the worker-friendly Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed USMAN Ododo, in extending warm wishes to Kogi workers and workers worldwide on this year’s Workers’ Day. Together, they reassured the dedicated workforce of Kogi State of a promising future ahead, filled with opportunities for growth and prosperity.”

“Amb Samuel urged the workers to reciprocate this gesture by continuing to give their best in their respective roles, contributing to the overall development and progress of the state. He emphasized the importance of collective effort and dedication in achieving common goals and aspirations.”

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He further appealled to the Federal Government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address the pressing issue of rising fuel prices, which has caused hardship for many Nigerians.

He urges the President to intensify efforts on stabilizing fuel prices and advocated for the establishment of a price control board to ensure fair pricing and alleviate the burden on the populace.

Danjuma expressed gratitude to the President for the recent salary increament for civil servants, acknowledging this as a positive step towards improving the welfare of workers across the country.

In alignment with Governor Ododo’s worker-friendly policies, Amb Samuel A. Danjuma reaffirmed his commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of workers, both in Kogi State and beyond, and emphasized the importance of collaboration between government and labor in building a brighter future for all.

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International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on 1 May, or the first Monday in May.

May 1 is traditionally, the date of the European spring festival of May Day. In 1889, the Marxist International Socialist Congress met in Paris and established the Second International as a successor to the earlier International Workingmen’s Association. They adopted a resolution for a “great international demonstration” in support of working-class demands for the eight-hour day. The 1 May date was chosen by the American Federation of Labor to commemorate a general strike in the United States, which had begun on 1 May 1886 and culminated in the Haymarket affair four days later. The demonstration subsequently became a yearly event.


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ICDA Expressed Pride in Okutepa’s Selfless Service to The Igala Kingdom

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The Igala Cultural and Development Association, ICDA has expressed a deep pride in SAN (Chief) Jibrin Samue Okutepa’s selfless service to the Igala kingdom, acknowledging his significant contributions.


This is during a courtesy visit by the delegation from the Igala Cultural and development Development Association (ICDA), Adamawa State branch.





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at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola.

Okutepa, the distinguished guest speaker at the Annual Lecture organized by Gabriel Adikwu & Co., deliveed a powerful presentation on “The Nobility of the Legal Profession in Nigeria” through a detailed PowerPoint display.

During the meeting, the Igala community expressed deep pride in Chief Jibrin Samuel Okutepa, SAN. selfless service to the Igala kingdom, acknowledging his significant contributions.

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A vote of confidence was also passed by the community, affirming their commitment to support Okutepa. in any future endeavors he undertakes on behalf of the Igala community.

On the delegation were Sir Joe Atabo, ICDA Zonal coordinator North East,l Mall Danlami Yahaya, the ICDA Chairman of Adamawa State, accompanied by his vice, Mr Anthony UKUMONU. With other respected Igala icon such as Dr Idris Omede (CON), among others.

Special prayers were offered for the amiable SAN. for continued success, divine favor, and protection.

The occasion was marked by a spirit of unity and gratitude towards chief Okutepa’ for his leadership and dedication to the Igala community.

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This engagement underscores the strong bonds between the Igala community and SAN Okutepa. highlighting a shared commitment to advancing the welfare and interests of the Igala people through legal advocacy and community service.

In response Chief OkutepaA. Prayed God to continue to unite  the igala community in Adamawa State and else where thanking them for the visit and enjoyed them to keep working as brothers and sisters.




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Alleged N80.2billion Money Laundering: EFCC Declares Immediate Kogi Ex-Governor Yahaya Bello Wanted

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has declared the immediate Kogi State-ex-governor, Yahaya Adoza Bello, wanted over N80.2 billion financial crimes.

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EFCC wrote this on its verified social media handle on Thursday evening where the photograph of the former governor was displayed with the inscription ‘WANTED’, that “Former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, is wanted by the EFCC for offences relating to economic and financial crimes to the tune of N80.

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EFCC Declares Immediate Kogi Ex-Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello Wanted Over N80.2 Billion Fraud

EFCC Declares Immediate Kogi Ex-Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello Wanted Over N80.2 Billion Fraud

Informavores recalls that Bello was billed for arraignment before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja this Thursday, April 18, 2024.

EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, had said Bello was to be arraigned before Justice Emeka Nwite alongside three other suspects, Ali Bello, Dauda Suleiman and Abdulsalam Hudu on 19- count charges bordering on money laundering to the tune of N80, 246, 470, 088.88 (Eighty Billion, Two Hundred and Forty Six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eight Nine Naira, Eighty Eight Kobo).

Bello’s arraignment is coming on the heels of a warrant of arrest and enrolment order granted the EFCC by the court on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Count one of the charges reads: That you, Yahaya Adoza Bello, Ali Bello, Dauda Suliman, and Abdulsalam Hudu( Still at large), sometime, in February, 2016, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired amongst yourselves to convert the total sum of N80, 246,470, 088.88 (Eighty Billion, Two Hundred and Forty Six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eight Nine Naira, Eighty Eight Kobo), which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activity to wit, criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) and punishable under Section 15(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended”.

Count 17 of the charges read: “That you Yahaya Bello between 26th July 2021 to 6th April 2022 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court aided E-Traders International Limited to conceal the aggregate sum of N3, 081, 804,654.00 (Three Billion, Eighty One Million Eight Hundred and Four Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Four Naira) in account number 1451458080 domiciled in Access BankPlc, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of unlawful activity to wit, criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a), 15(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 18 of the charges reads: “That you Yahaya Adoza Bello sometime in November 2021 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court indirectly procured E-Traders international Limited to transfer the aggregate sum of $570,330.00 (Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty Dollars) to account number 4266644272 domiciled in TD Bank, United States of America which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of unlawful activity to wit, criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 15( 3) of the same Act”.

The Commission’s attempt to execute the Warrant of Arrest lawfully obtained against Bello met stiff resistance on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The security cordon around the former governor’s residence in Abuja was breached by the current Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo who ensured that the suspect was spirited away in his official vehicle. As a responsible law enforcement agency, the EFCC exercised restraint in the face of the provocation, waiting for his arraignment on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

The statement further said that, “It is needful to state that Bello is not above the law and would be brought to justice as soon as possible.”

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