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Don Proffers Solutions To Poverty, Others As UNIOSUN Holds Candido Da Rocha Memorial Lecture



Don Proffers Solutions To Poverty, Others As UNIOSUN Holds Candido Da Rocha Memorial Lecture

As part of the commitment of the Osun State University management under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola to always proffer solutions to society’s developmental challenges, the university through the board of the Candido Da Rocha Trust fund on Wednesday, 16th of June, organized the 2nd Candido Da Rocha Annual Memorial Lecture at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium.

The lecture is one of the many ways the university uses to deliberate and proffer solutions to poverty, economic recession, and other economic development issues that the nation is currently facing.

The guest lecturer, the Dean of the faculty of Management Sciences of the University of Benin, Professor Leslie Eyesan Dabor,in the lecture titled”Sustainable economic Recession growth and development during a recession: Practical lessons and Professional Accountants’ Solution” called on the governments and leadership bodies to effectively deploy research programmes in the field of accounting to be able to reduce poverty and economic recession.

He further charged the government to embrace transparency to improve economic growth and development while minimizing corruption.

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In his lecture, he said that “accounting has the potential to cure and curb recession and the proper deployment of accounting will limit the effect of recession on the economy and speed up recovery from recession.

“Our focus should be to deal with … political oppositions to effective deployment accounting.”

He further noted that “When there is economic growth, there will be a poverty reduction. Wherever there is growth, society transforms. When there is growth, inequality reduces.

“Economic growth creates employment. It is the basis for human development. One can grow and not develop, but one can’t develop without growth. As the economy grows and human capacity develops, it develops the economy. Higher level of income reduces infant mortality.”

The guest speaker added that “ethnic and religious sentiments should be removed through education because development cannot occur where such exist.”

He added that “development involves the empowerment of women, children and men. An increase in development increases life expectancy. It results in a high level of life expectancy. And Accounting plays an essential role in economic development.”

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola, noted that “this 2020 edition of the Candido Da Rocha Annual Memorial Lecture was supposed to have happened last year but couldn’t because of the global pandemic.”

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The lecture is held annually to honour the late Mrs Abimbola Aina Omololu-Mulele, an educationist and a lawyer, for her donations to the Department of Accounting of Osun State University through the ‘Candido Da Rocha Trust Fund’. The fund aims to promote research fellowship in accountancy and enhance the industry in the development of society.

In his closing remarks, the Pro-Chancellor and the Governing Council Chairman of the university, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN, charged Nigerians to maintain prudence in their personal lives as it is a sign of success.

A scholarship award was thereby given to Miss Makinde Ruth Omolayo, a 200 level student in the department of accounting with the highest CPGA of (4.81) as at 2019/2020 session as part of the donor’s will.


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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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