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Bamigboye Floods Mushin With Bountiful Palliatives, Empowerment Equipment Cum Financial Support For Traders



The people of Mushin Local Government have never witnessed a mega empowerment and Poverty Alleviation programme as they experienced on Thursday September 07, 2023, which will continue to be a reminder of what the Israelites experienced in the wilderness, when they woke to see the entire land filled with Manna from heaven.

The Executive Chairman of Mushin Local Government, with his cabinet and council members, threw the entire people of Mushin into the pool of joy in a mega Food Palliative distribution, with massive Empowerment and Povertion Support for small scale traders, who went home with financial assistance and items.

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The entire secretariat which was filled with various items such as Ghana-Must-Go bags (filled with food items like rice, beans, gari pack of Noodles etc), Tubbers of Yam, Crates of egg, Deep Freezers, Grinding Machines, Mini Ovens, Sewing Machines, Hair Dressing Kits, Make Up Artistry Equipment, Soap Making Items, Cash in envelopes and other items.

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The first category of items was for those to be empowered for entreneurship and business ventures, who went away with Deep Freezers, Grinding Machines and Sewing machines to start new business and earn a living.

Another category of beneficiaries were youths and women, who participated and were graduating from a three weeks skills acquisition training programme organised by the Women Affairs and poverty Alleviation Department of Mushin Local Government, in which they have acquired various skills in Catering, Decoration and Events planning, Soap Making, Make Up Artistry and Hair Dressing.

The third group of people were those who benefitted from the much awaited palliatives aimed at cushioning the effect of petrol subsidy removal.

Thousands of people were touched through the various social groups within the entire 10 wards in Mushin Local Government.


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They were segmented into the following groups;

– People living with physical disabilities (deaf, blind, those with walking challenges etc)
– National Youth Council of Nigeria
– Community members through the CDA/CDC
– Artisans (like craftsmen, mechanics, carpenters etc)
– Market women and men
– Christian Association of Nigeria
– League of Imams
– National Council of Women Society
– Arewa/Hausa Community
– Ndigbo Community
– Traditional Institutions
– Political groups
– Trade Union
– National Union of Local Government Employees and other individuals within Mushin who are vulnerable and need financial assistance.

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Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye in his speech encouraged the graduating youths, to transfer the knowledge acquired from their various to others and establish themselves as employers of labour. He also advised beneficiaries of the empowerment items that the era of fuel is gone and the President is envisioned with determination to put an end to the suffering of Nigerians.

The special guest of honour and Apex Political leader in Mushin and Odi Olowo, Senator Ganiyu Olabrewaju Solomon, in his brief speech at event, commended the chairman with a punchy analogy and description of the items on display as _”Enormous”._ He however assured the residents of Mushin that the programme will not be the last of palliative disbursement in Mushin.

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The people of Mushin went home with fullness of joy as they showered encomiums and prayers on the Executive Chairman and all the members in his administration. They were overwhelmed with surprise as they have never experienced such magnitude of life transforming poverty Alleviation and empowerment with bountiful distribution of cash for assistance and business support in the history of Mushin Local Government.


The event was attended by the highly ranked leaders in the community including the Onitire of Itire land, Oba Tajudeen Odubiyi Area Commander of Area D Police Command, ACP Bamidele Awoniyi, Community leaders, Religious leaders, leaders of various ethnic groups, Ward Chairmen of APC, National Council Women Society, National Youth Council of Nigeria, People living with Disability etc.

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Leading the team for the disbursement and presentation of palliative items, empowerment gifts and financial support, the Executive Chairman – Emmanuel Bamigboye was supported by his Vice – Hon. Tunbosun Aruwe, House Leader – Hon. Olamide Williams, Secretary to the Local Government – Mrs. Olubunmi Gbadamosi, Councillors, Council Manager – Mr. Sogo Osikoya, Council Treasurer – Mrs. Badmus, Human Resource officer – Mr . Biodun Osineye, Supervisors, Special Advisers/Assistants with heads of departments and staff of Mushin Local Government.

Tricycles and cab operators took their turn as they were fully engaged at the council arena where beneficiaries hired taxis and tricycles to convey the items to their various homes.

Members of the fourth estate of the Realm were also in attendance in their various categories, to cover the event both on social media handles with live streaming and conventional media including prints and broadcast stations.
Security agencies including OP Mesa, Nigeria Police, Lagos Neighbourhood and Safety Corps and other private security officers were all in attendance to monitor and safeguard the territory.

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The West African Examinations Council says plans to introduce the Computer Based Test mode in the administration of its examinations are at an advanced stage.
The Head of National Office, Mr Patrick Areghan, gave the hint in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos.

Areghan was speaking against the backdrop of notable achievements and advancements of the council under his watch, as he prepared to bow out of office on Oct. 1.

He would be bowing out after completing his three-year tenure.

Areghan said that introducing the CBT mode of administrating some of the council’s examinations had been part of his vision for the body.

”We have already started something in terms of CBT examination. We have gone far with our planning and all of that, even in the sub-region, the registrar to the council is also doing something.

“But this is not as easy as some people will think. This is because we ask ourselves, how do we conduct CBT for practicals and essay papers?

“We can only readily do that in the case of objective questions. But so many people will not see it from that angle. They argue that some others are doing it, so why can’t WAEC do the same?

“Now, no one even talks about energy;  how many schools are exposed to computer literacy? How many have computer facilities and how many have electricity to run these things?

“Even where you have all these things on the ground, how do you handle the issue of theory and practical papers? So, these are the issues, but that is what I want the council to do very shortly.

“We should be able to conduct CBT examinations, even if it means starting with the objective questions,” he said.

The outgoing WAEC boss noted that already, the council had concluded introducing the administration of its examination using the CBT platform under his watch, in no distant time, starting with the objective questions and later theory and practicals.

“But you can still be sure that not all schools will be ready. Maybe we can have a segregated market. Those who cannot afford the CBT will go for the pencil and paper mode.

“So, I would like to see WAEC in that light,” he said.

Areghan said aside from the introduction of the  CBT,  he would also like to see all the operations of the council fully digitalised shortly.

He noted that almost every section of the council had been digitalised under his watch.

I have almost digitalised everywhere now. Talk of certificate, checking of results verification of results and more.

“I will live to see more massive deployment of technology so that the vision of the council can change from just being a world-class examination body to a technology-driven examination body.

“I also want WAEC to be more visible on the international stage. I want to see, through the cooperation of the sub-region, how we can take WAEC overseas,  that is, how Nigerian children in the diaspora can sit for WASSCE overseas.

That, again, is what I want WAEC to do very shortly. That is one thing I wanted to do under my watch, but, again like I said, it needs the cooperation of the sub-region, not just Nigeria, to take WASSCE overseas.

“I also want to see its digital certificate that we have successfully launched in Nigeria replicated in the entire sub-region, so that any candidate that has taken WASSCE,  can be in any part of the world to access the digital certificate; that is a legacy.

For instance, if your certificate gets missing, soaked, destroyed by fire and so on, with one touch on the bottom, it appears.

“For me, this is a great legacy,” the WAEC boss stated.

He also stated that the council’s Digital Security Printing Press is another milestone achievement under his watch.

According to him, after 71 years of the council’s existence,  the introduction of the digital security printing press is a worthy legacy.

This is alongside other internal ones, such as the Staff Bus scheme, meant to cushion the effect of high transportation fares, occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal, he said.

“We are going to do more to motivate staff. I am counting on my successor to follow suit, being a very committed and intelligent person. It is my prayer that he achieves more than me,” he stated.

Speaking on his greatest achievement, Areghan highlighted the successful conduct of examinations, release of results within stipulated time and printing and release of certificates to deserving candidates as key.

“That is my greatest achievement. That is because when you work in the council and you fail to conduct any examination, no matter the other levels of achievements, you have failed.

So, I give God all the glory that I have been able to conduct all the examinations, even in the COVID-19 years, from 2020 to 2023,” the outgoing council boss told NAN.


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Video: I Don’t Tell People I’m Mohbad’s Mother Because He Was Scared I Would Be Killed — Mohbad’s Mother Opens Up



Mohbad’s mother has disclosed the life her son was forced to live due to the physical attacks and bullying he was subjected to after he left Marlian Music.

Speaking in an interview with TVC, Promise Aloba, the late singer’s mother recalled how he took good care of her and always wanted to have her around.

Below is a translation from her interview, which was granted in Yoruba:

“I don’t tell people I’m Mohbad’s mother, because he was scared I might get kidnapped or killed.

“I’ve spent just five months in the new house he rented for me, he even visited me 3 times. He took me out of where I was living before to Ikorodu, he said he wanted to be visiting me from time to time.

“He just rented a huge space comprising of 3 shops for me. I’m yet to open it. He gave me money that I used to buy 2 big freezers and a big generator. The day he died, he promised to send N5 million so I can buy goods to stock up.


“His wife said she’ll come and meet me, that I should get someone that will support me because we cannot buy the goods at once, that it will take us 3 days to buy all the goods.

“But now I’m scared, I can’t go back to Ikorodu, I called someone to help me rent the shop out and give me the money. My son did not enjoy himself, he lived in fear. He did not enjoy himself.

“Whenever I visit him here, he sits right there and I’ll sit with him, then take him upstairs to sleep but he’ll be shaking his head. I even thought all those problems and attacks had stopped, but when they beat him again recently after he dropped his EP, I said these people haven’t left you, and he usually went to the police station to report, because I witnessed it twice.

“I spent 10 days with him, I did not know he was going to die. I left on Saturday and he died on Monday. And the reason I left on Saturday was because he had a show, he begged, begged, and begged me not to leave. So I told him that won’t he allow me to go to church on Sunday, that I’ve missed church for two weeks and I needed to go and pray because I’m losing myself. It was the church that I mentioned that made him let me go.


“Because him and his wife were pranking me, I told him that I was going, but because he didn’t want me to go, he delayed giving me my feeding money because he knows I’ll leave if he gives me the money. Normally, he gives me feeding allowance every month.”

Watch her speak in the video below.





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UNGA 78: Tinubu Harps On Sustainable Environment For Investment In Africa



President Bola Tinubu has emphasised the importance of creating a sustainable environment for investment opportunities in Agriculture to strive in Africa to achieve food security in the continent.

Tinubu said this at the High-Level Meeting on “Attracting investments in Land Restoration, Food Systems, and Rural Transformation in Africa”.

It was organised by the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

NAN reports that the event was organised by AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria Secretariat in collaboration with its counterpart AUDA-NEPAD Continental.

The event was aimed at exploring innovation solutions, investment opportunities, and partnerships to enhance productivity, resilience, and sustainability in African agriculture, focusing on smallholder farmers.


Tinubu, who was represented by Sen. Abdulaziz Yar’dua, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Nigerian Army, stressed the need for smallholder farmers in Nigeria and the continent at large to access financing to boost farming.

Tinubu also lamented the impact of poor governance and insecurity on agriculture in the continent.

“In Africa today one of the biggest factors inhibiting agricultural practices is the issue of poor governance by our fellow states, which has taken its toll on so many developments in Africa.

“It’s important to highlight this point because most of the inhibiting factors, I believe, are manifestations of this poor governance.

“And this has led to conflicts and political instability in most of Africa or some of the African countries.

“These regions that are affected by these conflicts and political instability, of course, cannot be said to be able to have any agricultural activities because this will disrupt it and it will lead to food insecurity,’’ he said.


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