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Tribute: Senator Abiola Ajimobi; A Shining Light At 70 And Yet Another Jinx Breaker — By Babajide Fadoju

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Your Excellency,

I have often heard the saying that the most successful men are not those who have all the money in the world but those who by their actions and decisions have inspired others to be better.

This is indeed my testimony of this great man as he clocks 70.

The calm tact, the clever professionalism, the fearlessness, faith unwavering and the deep thinking abilities that God has endowed Senator Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi with is one which I have witnessed firsthand, over and over again.

You are more than a dreamer, you, sir are a clever strategist that will draw the plan to bring dreams to reality.

Arghhhh Ajimobi…

My journey with you sir is one that is known by a few, especially the Late Uncle Dipo Famakinwa, it is a testament that cements your character as one who will get the best hand for the job irrespective of the tribe or other affiliations.

Over the years, I have had the rare privilege of not only working with you and for you. You have called me your son and I have held by my hand as you gave me the privilege of learning from you first hand.

I have watched your ways, and I can only commend your thoughts. You are a shining light, nothing less.

The rare privilege of walking with you is an opportunity that I will give up anything to have yet again, even in an alternate universe.

You showed care, love and a piece of knowledge that only come from a deep-seated place of wisdom and understanding.

It is no surprise that you are an asset to Oyo state, to the nation as a whole and even to the continent with toot the blueprint you laid at Oil/Gas industry.

Your Excellency,

Everything you’ve touched and all that you’ve been committed to having one thing in common…You have made them better!

The good people of Oyo State have now realized this and are more grateful for the service you rendered.

70 is the period when frailties begin to surface but I saw you a few days ago still looking as youthful and lively as 50. It left me wondering, it also left in me a certainty that there is still so much to be done and we can still count on our leading light to get it done.

And congratulations again for breaking the 70-year-old mark (male). Long may this continue even as your siblings, relatives, and family pass this mark too

This is to tell the world that I have worked with a sage, his name is Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi.

This milestone is an avenue to do more!

Happy 70th birthday to a luminary.

Let me close with this short piece

…Like a star, he shone
He burnt brightly for others
For himself, he did no less
He was a shining light in a dark world.

Happy birthday Sir!

 

 

Fadoju served as the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Senator Abiola Ajimobi as Oyo State Governor

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JUST IN: SARS Officers Allegedly Shoot Two Hausa Traders While Chasing Yahoo Boy In Abeokuta

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There was pandemonium on Thursday in the Olomore axis of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force allegedly shot two Hausa traders.

The SARS operatives were reported to have stormed Olomore Pepper Market while chasing an internet fraudster also known as Yahoo boy, who ran into the market.

Findings showed that stray bullets from the SARS officers’ gunshots hit two pepper sellers in the market during the chase.

An eye witness identified simply as Adamu said one of the victims was shot in the head and the other was shot in the leg.

Adamu said the victims had been rushed to a nearby hospital.

There has been no confirmation that the victim shot in the head died as of the time of filing this report but the other victim it was gathered is being treated at the undisclosed hospital.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had yet to reply a text message sent to his phone and several calls made to his phone were not answered as of the time of filing this report.

Details to follow….

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REVEALED: How Yahoo Boys Murdered Aso Rock Director After Police Betrayed Her

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Laetitia Dagan, an assistant director at the statehouse, Abuja, was murdered by ‘Yahoo boys’ after the police allegedly betrayed her, THISDAY reports.

‘Yahoo boys’ is a term used to describe those who engage in advanced fee fraud.

Dagan, 47, was killed about 11 pm on Monday at her residence in Abuja.

According to the newspaper, the late director was uncomfortable when she found out that she was living among alleged fraudsters in Lokogoma area of Abuja.

She contemplated relocating from the area, according to the report which quoted some of her friends as saying.

It said Dagan later reported to the police but they allegedly betrayed her confidence and told the criminals that she was their informant.

It was on that note her assailants attacked her in revenge.

Dagan’s security guard, who has been reportedly arrested, was said to have aided the killers.

The police said they have arrested one suspect in connection to the murder.

“Preliminary investigation into the suspected murder by the Criminal Investigation Department of the FCT Police Command led to the arrest of one Edirin Ohonre who is suspected to have conspired with others now at large to perpetuate the crime,” the police said in a statement.

“The suspect, who is currently under interrogation, is assisting the team of police detectives with information that will lead to the arrest of the other suspects connected to the crime, that are now at large.”

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We’ll Hold Oshiomhole, Sylva Responsible If Anything Happens To Mary Odili —- Rivers Govt

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The Rivers state government says it will hold Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court.

Odili, the wife of a former governor of Rivers state, had led the panel of justices who sacked David Lyon, candidate of the APC in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state.

Lyon had been declared winner but was sacked by the apex court on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Following the ruling, protesters suspected to be supporters of the APC had besieged the residence of Odili on Tuesday in protest against the judgment.

Reacting in a communique issued on Wednesday, Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s commissioner for information, said: “that the Rivers State Executive Council observed that the Federal Government seems not to show interest in the sponsored threats to the lives of Dr Peter Odili and members of his family”.

“That the Rivers State Executive Council condemns the barricading of the residence of Dr Peter Odili at Maitama, Abuja by sponsored thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the communique read.
“That the Rivers State Executive Council wondered why Dr Peter Odili’s family should be singled out for the unwarranted attack when the judgment that ousted David Lyon as Governor of Bayelsa State was a unanimous decision of a five-member panel of Supreme Court Justices.

“That Rivers State Government will hold Timipre Sylva and Adams Oshiomhole responsible if anything happens to Dr Peter Odili and members of his family.”

The Rivers government noted that in the past it has suffered unfavourable judicial pronouncement and never resorted to self-help.

It added that it will employ all legal means to protect Odili’s family, and Rivers indigene serving as judicial officers both at the federal and state level.

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