Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji
The Olubadan of Ibadan, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji has installed a 20-year-old Mr Solomon Oluwatenilola Adegbola as Mogaji Afolabi Olasupo at his popoyemoja palace on Monday.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Mogaji Oluwateniola, a Business Economics undergraduate of University of Warrick Coventry, United Kingdom said he is happy to be the youngest Mogaji, stating that he was elated by the warm reception he got from the Olubadan, Oba Adetunji, Osi Olubadan, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja and Iyalode Ibadan Alhaja Aminat Abiodun.
He said “Our father,Olubadan of Ibadan was happy to see him and could not hide his joy at seeing me. He encouraged me, smiling likewise High Chief Ladoja.They were all happy to see me as the Mogaji of Arogundade family.”
The royal father also appointed others like Alhaji Taiwo Kamorudeen Ige Akande, Chairman, Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC), Ogun State, and Chief Executive Officer, Asiwaju Group of Companies, Alhaji Ibrahim Olaniyan, Olorisa oko, Mogaji Fosunpaja, Idi-Arere, Mogaji Arogundade, Ita Ege, Agbongbon area respectively and seven others as Mogaji at the occasion.
Akande, a business mogul and industrialist described the honour bestowed on him by the Olubadan as a privilege and honour to serve the people of Ibadan in a broader capacity.
Mogaji Arogundade, who was accompanied by his partner and parents; Mr and Mrs Sola Adegbola were the cynosure of all eyes as people continuously gazed on the man regarded as the youngest Mogaji in recent times in Ibadanland.
Others who were installed include: Mogaji Olukusa, Amunigun Agbeni area, Mogaji Ibrahim Sheriff Akano Adetunji, Mogaji Makinde, Oke-Offa Atipe area, Makinde Kabiru Ademola, Mogaji Olasupo Asa family, Oke-Foko Agbeni, Rasaq Oladipupo, Mogaji Daada Family, Oje area, Musibau Alimi Raji, Mogaji Opayinka Family Kosodo area, Kayode Taiwo Alaka and Mogaji Ogidi, Oke-Offa Atipe area, Aderemi Ibrahim Babalola.
Speaking with journalists, Mogaji Akande said he considers it a great honour to be installed as Mogaji of his compound and as an opportunity to contribute his quota to the development of Ibadanland as a whole.
He said “I consider it as a big honour to be considered for this exalted position in my family and Ibadan. I also see it as another challenge to me to be more committed to the welfare and development of my people, town in general. With this, I re-affirm my determination not to let down all that have considered me for this privilege. I am quite sure it helps to get more commitment from me too and to the service of my fatherland.”
Olaniyan, in an interview with journalists, said he had served Nigeria in so many capacities and his new role as Mogaji in Ibadan would position him to contribute more to the progress of the city.
He said “I thank Almighty God for making it possible. I pray to become Olubadan and that is my vision. Also, I crave for Ibadan State. I will start putting that in my prayers now. And I will work within my capacity and connections to realise the dream of having Ibadan State.”
Olaniyan, who threw his weight behind Olubadan on his objection to the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration by the Oyo State Government, also enjoined some Ibadan youth that has been unleashing the reign of terror in certain parts of the city to turn over a new leaf.
“I am appealing to the youth to be good ambassadors of Ibadanland. We are known for peace and our forefathers had their names written on the rock as peacemakers. So, I am appealing to them to be law abiding citizens of this state and law-abiding citizens of Ibadanland,” he stated.
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Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai
Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff has disclosed that he does not mind living in Nigeria for the rest of his life.
Buratai made this statement on Monday in a meeting with Army Commanders in Abuja, where they deliberated on the recent End SARS protest and pockets of violence across the country.
Information Nigeria recalls there have been calls by International bodies calling for a travel ban to be placed on some military officers accused of human rights abuses in Nigeria.
Buratai attacked the international organizations clamoring for a ban on top personnel and soldiers over rights abuses. According to him, his first trip outside Nigeria was when he was 50 and that he doesn’t mind if he has to live in Nigeria for the rest of his life.
“Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better. The first time I travelled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a General, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here” The Cable quoted him as saying
At the meeting, the Army chief said recent events across the country have shown the determination of unscrupulous individuals and groups to cause chaos by all means.
“The events of the past few days in our dear nation have shown the determination of some unscrupulous individuals and groups to destabilise Nigeria by all means,” he said.
These individuals, groups and other undesirable elements have hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest marches resulting to widespread violence, acts of wanton destruction and looting of public and private properties in many parts of the country. These acts led to the imposition of curfew in several states of the federation.
Despite all these, the army has continued to exercise restraint applied all the principles of internal security operations and fully abided by the internationally recognised rules of engagement as contained in our published standard operating procedures for internal security operations which are derived from the International human rights laws and are in accordance with the international principles guiding the use of force.” he said.
How iron protector prevented my shop from being robbed: Business man
Chima Smart Nwaneri, a businessman who operates in Owerri, Imo state has disclosed how suspected robbers were unable to burgle his office due to an iron protector.
Nwaneri thanked God for wisdom saying they couldn’t access his goods because of the protector on his ceiling.
Chima wrote on his Twitter account;
“So robbers visited my office where i do my business, but I thank God for wisdom, they couldn’t enter because of the protector on the ceiling..
Help me thank God….”
#EndSARS: We are not collection of angels, Nigerian Police says
The Nigerian police have said its officers are not angels, but the force is doing its best to serve Nigerians better.
This was disclosed in a statement posted on Twitter by the force. This comes after several unrest and pockets of violence that greeted the endsSARS protest against police brutality.
The Nigerian police appear to have started an online campaign to redeem their image and rebuild trust with Nigerian citizens, following the nationwide #EndSARS protests and its devastating fallout.
The security agency which admitted that it is not a collection of angels, however told Nigerians that it is doing its best to ensure better services.
The police, Monday night, uploaded a campaign flyer on Twitter, via their official handle @PoliceNG.
“We are not a collection of angels, but we are doing our best to serve you better,” said the flyer which was produced by the police public relations department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) October 26, 2020
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