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Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Council Boss, Razaq Ajala Launches Refuse Trucks, Public School Buses For Residents [PHOTOS]

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Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA Chairman, Hon. Razaq Olusola Ajala on Friday, 21st December 2018 launched a New Sanitation Corps, Refuse Collection Trucks and Public School Buses for residents of the local council.

The event was held at the Council Premises..

Speaking to PorscheClassy News, Ajala stated that the newly acquired items serves as a catalyst to ensure the utmost cleanliness, good health and total well being of the people in Odi-Olowo LCDA.

Continuing, he said the school buses were gotten as a result of the numerous complaints about the state of commuting of the children within the LCDA to and fro their various schools. He said the buses will help to serve the students within the LCDA and would also be operated by experienced personnel who will work based on schedules as directed.

Hon Razaq Ajala flanked by members of the LCDA and some of the refuse collection team members

Hon. Razaq Olusola Ajala while highlighting the objectives of the initiative said the inclusion of road managers in the workforce is aimed at maintaining a cleaner and healthier environment, prevention and control of the spread of diseases and contribution to the good health of the citizenry.

Hon. Razaq Ajala with Senator Ganiyu Solomon at the launching of the trucks and school buses

In an exclusive interview with PorscheClassy News, Hon. Rasaq Olusola Ajala said:

” These Buses that we have gotten for free transportation and the 135 Generators with the Boreholes dug across the LCDA has brought an end to the amount which is been spent on both water and transportation by the commuters and members which sums up to 15,000 naira monthly.

“There are more developments to come for our Local Government but I urge everyone to pay their levies and taxes so that together we can make more things happen for good.

He laid emphasis on the services of the community sanitation team and officers within the locality which Includes: Street Sweeping, Removal Of Junk, Removal of silt & resultant waste and Enforcement of rules guiding Street Sweeping.

Ajala also highlighted notable deeds of his administration in the first 365 days in office for the community, he spoke about his administrations success in five major categories.

Health Sector: Maternal and Child health week, Medical Mission in collaboration with Rotary Club Ilupeju, Monkey Pox Virus Sensitization & Advocacy and so on…

Education: Free GCE forms to indigent students in the LCDA, Donation of Home Economics equipments to Adeleye Primary School, Free Mathematics Workbooks with past questions and answers to Basic 3 students in the LCDA and lots more…

Works and Infrastructure: Completion of on-going construction of 4-rooms office for the use of Staff. (Lagos @ 50 BLOCK), Rehabilitation of roads at Abiodun, fafolu, kumuyi and some other areas, in addition to the completion of drainage projects at Ago-Owu, Alhaji Otta and several others.

Information Management: Building of official website for the council and construction and placement of complaints boxes at strategic location within the LCDA.

Waste and Sanitation: Regular mopping up of refuse around the LCDA, Regular sensitization around the LCDA, Regular desilting of drains around the LCDA and lots more.

Hon. Rasaq Olusola Ajala seized the occasion to appeal to the people of Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA to pay their levies and rates promptly to enable more developments across the LCDA.

Hon. Razaq Olusola Ajala
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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Request To Review Bayelsa Judgment, Upholds Judgment Sacking David Lyon

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The supreme court has struck out the application of the All Progressive Congress (APC) seeking a reversal of the judgment which sacked David Lyon as the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election.

The apex court held that the application constitutes a gross abuse of the judicial process.

On February 13, the supreme court affirmed the verdict of a federal high court which disqualified Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, Lyon’s running mate, for allegedly submitting forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

As a result, the court also voided the victory of Lyon on the grounds that both men contested the election on a joint ticket.

A seven-member panel of the court, led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, dismissed the two applications filed and argued for the applicants by Afe Babalola (SAN) and Wole Onanipekun (SAN), and held that the applications were without merit and amounted to an abuse of court process.

Justice Amina Augie, who read the lead ruling, said the application was an attempt to make the court violate its rules and the. provision of the Constitution which makes it the final court of the land.

Justice Augie said the applications if granted has the capacity of belittling the dignity and status of the court and open a floodgate for such requests in the future.

She expressed regret that senior lawyers in the country could be involved in the filing of such applications.

Justice Augie awarded N10milion cost for each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd respondents (the PDP, its governorship and deputy governorship in the last election) – Sen. Duoye Diri and. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo – to be paid personally by the applicant’s lawyers.

Afe Babalola (SAN) represented the 1st and 2nd applicants (Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo), while Wole Olanipekun (SAN) represented the APC.

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Lagos Government To Remove Bus Garage, Mechanic Workshops, Kiosks, Others Around Public Schools

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The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it would begin pulling down shanties, kiosks, and removal of bus garages, as well as other illegal market structures erected near the state public schools, a move said to take effect after seven days ultimatum issued to owners of those structures, by the government.

As said, the clearing, according to the ultimatum sighted by PorscheClassy News, would affect owners and occupants of illegal structures, shanties, mechanic workshops, kiosks and commercial bus garages surrounding public schools in Mile 2, along Badagry expressway.

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce), in a statement issued on Wednesday through its Public Affairs Unit Head, Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed that a seven-day ‘Removal Notice’ had been issued to owners of illegal structures and workshops located around public schools, and that, it was a decision which was made by the state government to ensure safety of students.

Taofiq explained that the task force chairman, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, had discussed ultimatum issuance with a gathering of illegal owners and occupants, as well as traders, mechanics and sectional heads of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and warned them to immediately vacate stipulated areas within vicinity of the schools within time allocated.

He affirmed that the removal order became imperative following an outcry by residents, particularly managements of Imoye High School and Amuwo Odofin Junior Secondary School, that criminal elements had turned the region into hideouts for carrying out their nefarious activities thereby making the environment unconducive for learning.

“These children are the future of our nation, it is thus, left to us, what we make of them,”

“In light of this, it has become necessary to facilitate conducive learning environments around our schools. It is disheartening to allow illegal business operators to turn schools surroundings to a market place while the vicinity becomes a dumpsite of refuse”.

Furthermore, Taofiq added that investigation conducted had revealed that the illegal structures and shanties served as home to criminal elements who rob unsuspecting members of public, making off with valuables along highways on Lagos- Badagry expressway, and added that the occupants had received no government permit or operating license from the state government.

He reiterated that, immediately after the expiration of the evacuation order notice on Monday, 3rd of March, 2020, Task Force operatives would embark on a clean-up exercise in the area, as well as a clampdown on all criminal elements.

The Task Force, however, cautioned traders and occupants not to make a financial contribution or bribe anyone in order to prevent or stop the removal order, stressing that the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had approved monetary compensation for those who deserved it.

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Lagos Pastor, Wife Remanded In Prison For Stealing N63.5m Belonging To Dead Woman

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An Ikeja Special Offences Court, Tuesday, remanded a pastor and his wife in custody of Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS) facility for allegedly stealing N63.5 million belonging to certain late Mrs. Odemuyiwa Janet Adeola.

The defendants, the senior pastor of Temple International Church, Lagos, Harry Uyanwanne and wife, Oluwakemi were arraigned alongside their church.

They are facing a seven-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony, stealing and obtaining money by false pretense contrary to section 278, 278 (1) (b), 285, 285(1) of the criminal law of Lagos state of Nigeria, No 11, 2011 and section 1 (2) and (3) Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offenses Act before Justice Mojisola Dada.

Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) prosecutor Mr. S.O Daji, told the court that the couple sold the property of one late Mrs. Odemuyiwa Janet Adeola at plot 32, block 9, Magodo Residential Scheme 1, Ikeja local government to one Mr. Kingsley Atere for N42, 000,000

He further stated that the defendants dishonestly converted the sum of N10 million being proceeded of the property of late Mrs. Odemuyiwa Janet Adeola to their own use.

According to the charge sheet, “Harry Uyanwanne, Oluwakemi Odemuyiwa (aka Kristein Uyanwanna) and Temple International Church on or about March 18, 2016, converted to your own use the sum of N10, 000,000 property of late Mrs. Odemuyiwa Janet Adeola.”

The charge further stated:” Harry Uyanwanne and Oluwakemi Odemuyiwa (aka Kristein Uyanwanne) on or about the 14th day of March 2016 in Lagos, by false pretense and with intent to defraud sold the property known as plot 32, Block 9, Magodo Residential Scheme 1, Ikeja local Government to one Mr. Kingsley Atere for the sum of N42million on the false representation that you were authorized to sell the property by the Bonafide owner, late Mrs. Odemuyiwa Janet Adeola which representation you know was false”.

The couple pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Daji urged the court to remand them in view of the not guilty plea of defendants.

He also asked the court for a trial date.

Justice Dada remanded the defendants in the medium correctional facility.

She adjourned the matter until May 5, 6 and 7, 2020.

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