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Nigerian Youths Deserve More Than Paltry Appointments – Ibadan Entertainer Shete



Nigerian Youths Deserve More Than Paltry Appointments - Ibadan Entertainer Shete

An Ibadan-based entertainer, Olakunle Akinsete has advocated for more inclusion of young Nigerians in governance, saying they play a vital role in developing the nation.

Congratulating citizens on Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary, Akinsete, who is vying for an elective position in Oyo State, said youths were ready than before to take on the older generation.

According to Akinsete, the coming general election gives Nigerian youths the opportunity to choose right.

“Yes, the older generation has reduced the vibrant and innovative portion of the country to being sports minister, Commissioners for Youths and Sports Development at various tiers of government. But then, we have more to offer than this”, he said.

Speaking in Ibadan, on Monday, Akinsete said: “the youths are ready to take on the mantle of leadership. Neither will our youths no longer make themselves available for the political class to use in fomenting trouble during elections”, he affirmed.

The Ibadan-based entertainer who is vying for an elective position in the Oyo State House of Assembly, is contesting on the platform of Social Democratic Party, SDP.

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He is seeking to represent Ibadan South-West Constituency 2 in the Oyo State House of Assembly.

Unveiling his plans to contest under SDP, Akinsete, popularly called, Shete, said, “I want to leverage on me as an entertainer and my constituency entertainment at large”.

Following his announcement, top entertainers in Ibadan, have pledged their support for him, urging other young people to do the same.

Meanwhile, Shete has commenced a community tour of Lounges and Event centres in his constituency, with fellow entertainers free of charge.

The tour will feature comedians, musicians and artists, from Ibadan city.


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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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BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK



Ekweremadu and his wife

A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50,  guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK

They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.

Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.

She was cleared of the same charge.

The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.

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NLC Orders Workers To Shut CBN Offices Nationwide Over Naira Scarcity



NLC Suspends Plan To Protest Against Fuel Subsidy Removal

Worried about the continued scarcity of naira, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has officially declared a nationwide . The national president of the union, Joe Ajaero, gave the directive during a media briefing in Abuja.

Ajaero also directed that affiliate unions constituting the NLC should be on standby for picketing exercises across all branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria nationwide.

The NLC earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to end the petrol and cash scarcity being experienced in the country.

Ajaero told journalists on Wednesday that the industrial action became the last resort of the NLC following the expiration of the ultimatum.

He said the decision to picket the CBN branches became necessary as the federal government and the CBN had failed to show any commitment to addressing the situation.

Ajaero lamented that despite the Supreme Court order that the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes remain legal tender until December 31, 2023, the situation kept getting worse.

He said workers could not access cash to pay fares to work.

He also criticised the pricing irregularities in the petroleum sector.

“Last week, we gave an ultimatum for the review of the cash crunch bedevilling the country, but we have discovered to our dismay that as at this moment not much effort has been made to ameliorate the situation. Government is still foot-dragging on these issues we raised,” Ajaero said.

“Based on this, we met again this morning to review our position and resolved that by Wednesday next week all CBN branches will be picketed. Workers are directed to stay at home too because people cannot eat, workers can no longer go to the office, we have been pushed to the wall.

“We have decided to take our destiny in our hands, we have mobilised our workers on this exercise.”

The NLC has no fewer than 43 affiliate unions which include, but not limited to, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, and the National Union of Road Transport Workers.

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