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Attempt To Recall Melaye Uncalled For, Slap On Our Face – Senator’s Kinsmen

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Attempt To Recall Melaye Uncalled For, Slap On Our Face – Senator’s Kinsmen

The attempt to recall the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, from the Senate is uncalled for and a slap on the face of the entire people of the senatorial district, the Ayetoro-Gbede Community in Ijumu local government area of Kogi State has said.

The community, where Senator Melaye hails from, in a statement at the weekend under the auspices of Ayetoro-Gbede Development Association (AGDA) said it was “amazed” that her son, who is adjudged to be the Best Senator of the Year 2016 and with the highest number of Motions moved on the floor of the Senate in the history of Nigeria’s National Assembly will be the target of an instigated recall move.

According to the statement jointly signed by Mr. Samson O. Arowosafe and Elder Olaolu T. Eniolorunda, national president and chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT) of AGDA respectively, Senator Melaye has done nothing wrong to warrant his current travails, hence the community will continue to identify with him in the struggle to “liberate the suffering masses” of Kogi state.

“We have watched closely, the matter being orchestrated by persons or masquerades, to recall our dear son. The attempt is not only a slap on the face of the entire community but on the entire people of the Western Senatorial District of Kogi in general.

“We further state categorically and unequivocally that our son, Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye, has done nothing wrong to deserve attempts by anybody even to terminate his life. As a megaphone for the voiceless people, his voice is the echo of God. Anybody that is fighting him is contending with God,” they said.

AGDA pointed out that the community prayed for “change” in the state and God answered her prayers, adding that it was however sad to note that the change is now transmitting “negative tunes” even as it noted that the quality of life of Kogi people is being eroded by the nonpayment of their legitimate wages, among other forms of maladministration by the state government.

“We therefore want to join our voices to align with all Okun people, APC leadership, and all Nigerians, to stop the phony exercise…We have confidence in the voice of the people which is the voice of God that our son will overcome all persecutions.

“We strongly appeal to all powers that-be, at whatever level to de-escalate the tension in the Western Senatorial District of Kogi State over the recall saga and divert the meagre resources of the people to what will raise the bar of their quality of life. Allow our son, Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye, to focus on the responsibilities bestowed on him by the people and God to serve the people,” they added
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Obaro of Kabba joins Ooni of Ife for Aje festival – Ipinmisho

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Obaro of Kabba joins Ooni of Ife for Aje festival  – Ipinmisho

The Obaro of Kabba and the Chairman, Okun Traditional Council, His Royal Majesty, Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi is billed to join the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to celebrate the 2021 Aje Festival.

This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman of the Royal father, Tunde Ipinmisho.

The statement indicated that the Kabba monarch’s trip to Ile-Ife, Osun State tomorrow is to honour an invitation to be the guest of the Arole O’odua, the Ooni of Ife.
It stated further that the festival will hold in the ancient city on Monday, February 22, 2021.
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According to the statement, the Obaro will be accompanied on the trip by leading traditional rulers in Okunland.

The royal father was the Chairman of the Obalufon Festival and Annual Lecture which held in Ile-Ife on Friday, December 18, 2020.

“The Aje Festival is expected to give a new breath of life to the commercial and economic activities of not only in Ile-Ife and environs, but the entire Yorubaland and Nigeria at large.”

“Prayers will be offered by top spiritual leaders, royal fathers and religious leaders to seek the intervention of the Almighty God in the economic difficulties facing the nation.”

Those attending the festival will all be dressed in white attire, symbolizing purity, peace, unity and progress, the statement added.

Market women and men are also expected to display their wares, food stuffs and other articles of trade for the array of visitors who would be in the Cradle of the Yoruba Race to savour the gifts bestowed upon the flourishing land of Ile Ife.

Oba Ogunwusi will be the grand host while the famous Yoruba entrepreneur, Princess Toyin Kolade will be the host.

The Obaro and his delegation are expected back in Kabba on Tuesday.

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Silver jubilee celebration: ICDA felicitates with Eje of Dekina

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Silver jubilee celebration: ICDA felicitates with Eje of Dekina

By Labaran Tijani, Lokoja.

The Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) has congratulated His Royal Highness (HRH), Eje of Dekina, Dr Usman Obaje as he marks 25-year on the throne.

In a congratulatory message signed by the incorporated trustees chairman of the Board of ICDA, Dr Omakoji Oyiguh, which was made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Saturday, the board chairman said the reign of HRH (Dr) Usman Obaje has been very peaceful.

The message reads in part, “lest we forget, Kogi State University, Anyigba, now, Prince Abubakar Audu University in Dekina local government was established during his reign. And some social amenities like pipebone/borehole water, electricity and feeder roads in that part of the State had their greater impact on the land during his period”.

“As you clock 25 years on the throne, may you receive more wisdom, strength and wherewithal to continue to tend your domain, nay the Igala nation to the desired height.

The ICDA board Chairman therefore enjoined people of Igala extraction to supported and cooperate with HRH, Dr Usman Obaje and other custodians of the tradition of the land in their efforts to bring the Igala nation out of the woods, wishing him peaceful reign, long life and prosperity.

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By Friday Idachaba
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA), Dr Simeon Oyiguh has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over alleged threat to his life and other members of the association’s Interim Management Committee.

In a letter of Safe Our Soul (SOS) to the IGP made available to newsmen on Saturday in Lokoja, Oyiguh said the petition had become imperative to forestall danger and possible attack on him and members of the board and the committee.

It is also to check any form of embarrassment and wilful hindrances to smooth operation of the Association.

In the letter dated January 15, 2021 the BoT Chairman alleged that the ousted national President of the ICDA, one Sadiq Amodu Abubakar, in a recent on-line video that went viral.

Oyiguh who is also Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kogi State chapter said that the video authored and anchored by Abubakar threatened in Igala language to destroy him and two other members of the Caretaker committee.

In the petition titled “Impersonation and threat to life”, Oyiguh said that he was moved to Lodge the “report against Sadiq Abubakar before the IGP and Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS) in view of the manner the threats were conveyed.

“He has courageously, fearlessly and brazenly recorded a video in Igala language where he openly threatened me (Oyiguh) and two others and made the video go viral”, Oyiguh said.

The BoT Chairman added that he would have ordinarily disregarded the threat in the video but given his position and the nature of the threat taking due cognizance of those encouraging him (Abubakar), he had to alert the heads of law enforcement agencies.

Oyiguh chronicled in the petition on hindsight, the “birth” of ICDA and how he met Abubakar as well as registration of the association at corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Abuja with the Board of Trustees members.

He added that all the members (Abubakar inclusive), consented to the terms of aggrement on formation, membership, function or operation and dissolution, including discipline of any erring leader or member.

“These and other regulations were stipulated in the association’s constitution before it was duly registered with the assistance of a legal practitioner.

“We began to fall apart when he started to involve the organization in political activities against the vision and mission, objectives, goals and aspirations of the organization”, he explained.

Oyiguh further explained that following repeated disagreements with the majority of the BoT members, the Executive Committee of the association led by Abubakar was dissolved.

He said that the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) was communicated by the Board and the then paramount ruler of Igala kingdom, the Attah Igala, late Dr Micheal Idakwo Ameh II.

He accordingly, condemned the activities of the ousted President which including frivolous giving of chieftaincy titles and awards to individuals without recourse to the palace.

The petition hinted further that Abubakar caused to be forged, the official document of Igala Area Traditional Council purportedly signed by Yunusa O. Idachaba, the Secretary of the Council.

It added that he disrespectfully went ahead to host an Annual General Meeting and Award Ceremony on the 1st of August, 2020 after the dissolution of his executive committee members.

An action which drew the ire of Attah Igala who addressed the forgers of the document as “Imbeciles” with pronouncement of curses”.

According to the petition before the IG and DSS, among others, the BoT Chairman urged the Inspector of General of Police to invite Sadiq Amodu Abubakar to explain his desperation that has led him to

The petitioner had urged the heads of security agencies to question Abubakar on his continued impersonation as President of ICDA and the use same platform to threaten lives.

Oyiguh also urged that Abubakar should be made to sign an undertaking that should anything happen to any of those mentioned in the video, he should be held responsible. (NAN)

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