AMUWO COUNCIL BOSS FIRES SPECIAL ADVISER OVER NEGLIGENCE OF DUTIES
In a bid to get rid of government officials who are not meeting up to their terms of references and job descriptions, the Amuwo Odofin Local Government boss, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh has swung the big-stick by suspending his Special Adviser on Tourism, Hon. Akinseye Adewale Ipinlaye.
Sei Ipinlaye’s as he is fondly called fate was sealed after the Council Chief through the Council Manager, Bakare O. O. made a release to the effect ref. AOLG/CM/EXE/Vol.1/01 and dated 5th December, 2023, a copy made available to Push News 24 International.
Valentine, in his letter, accused Engr. Sei for abandoning his duties despite still enjoying all the largesse accruable to his Office as a Special Adviser.
The offenses, according to the Executive Chairman, represents a delineation of public trust and service to the good people of Amuwo Odofin and are considered serious misconduct and liable to punishment.
The suspension letter also stated that pending when further action is decided, the SA’s benefits, and other pay-outs are suspended with immediate effect.
“IT’S VICTIMIZATION, YOU DID NOT FOLLOW DUE PROCESS” – SEI FIRES BACK AT ENGR. VALENTINE
“It’s against best practices as well as labour standards to lay-off public officials without justifiable reasons, these were the underlining thoughts of the erstwhile suspended Special Adviser on Tourism in Amuwo Odofin Local Council, Hon Sei Ipinlaye’s response to Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin LGA, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh.
The former, Secretary to Amuwo Odofin LGA, in his four-page long response, has declined accepting his purported suspension letter signed by the Council Manager, Bakare O.O. over what he called failure to follow due process as contained and provided in the Lagos State Guidelines on Administrative Procedures for Local Government.
Sei stressed that the CM has no authority to sign such a document, neither does the Executive Committee have powers to prescribe any punishment to such effect, he believed the Council Boss has been misled by those who should know better.
Hon Sei further stated that he is been victimized as in the case of others by Mr Chairman who also never deemed it fit to give him a fair hearing.
Armed with facts, Sei accused the Executive Chairman of working against the spirit of the Lagos State Guidelines on Administrative Procedures for Local Government since his asumption to office as Council Boss.
Not relaxing on his oars, Hon Sei has sent a SOS to the Lagos State Governmen and other stakeholders for necessary redress.
Push News 24 International reports that It’s without a doubt that an employer and employee relationship is governed by certain laws in Nigeria such as the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999, with similar guidelines at the State and local government levels.
At the global level, termination of employment at will and without reason is no longer fashionable or acceptable.
We must bear in mind that no nation can be an island to herself and any nation that seeks to do so will be doing so at her own peril.
Therefore, the need to ensure that the Nigerian labour jurisprudence is in tandem with what is obtainable at the international scene found reflection in our grassroot politicking in Nigeria.
UMUAHIA : TINUBU MINISTER WINS AS LABOUR PARTY OGAH LOSE REPS SIT
The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, on Wednesday, nullified the election of Amobi Ogah of the Labour Party representing Isiukwuato Umunneochi Federal Constituency on grounds of non-compliance to the Electoral Act.
Delivering Judgement in the Petition tagged EPT/AB/HR/8/2023 on Wednesday in Umuahia, the three-member Panel 1 of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal said the candidate of the Labour Party did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act.
“How a candidate is sponsored by a political party is both pre- and post-election, there is no evidence of giving 21 days’ notice to INEC by the respondent before conducting their primary election.
“No date of primaries was placed before us; no evidence of primaries and the 3rd respondent has always said it’s an internal affair of the party.
“We have tabulated and found out that the results computed by the petition are correct and the results computed by the 1st respondent are dis-countenanced,” the tribunal ruled.
Ogah had argued that the acceptance of the ministerial appointment of Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was a sign that she had abandoned her petition. But the tribunal in her ruling dismissed the submission of the lawmaker.
We are of the view that Section 66 is not applicable to this scenario because the petitioner is not a lawmaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The scenario prohibited by law is a person being a member of two arms of government,” the court ruled.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had on February 28 declared the Labour Party candidate, Ogah, as the winner of the Isiukwuato Umunneochi Federal Constituency election with a total of 11,769 votes against the current Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, who the commission said scored a total of 8,752 votes.
Not happy with the result, Onyejeocha filed a petition before the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, seeking the nullification of Ogah’s election in seven reliefs contained in her petition.
TRIBUNAL JUDGMENT : ASIWAJU WILL DELIVER ON PROMISE – SANUSI
All Progressives Congress (APC) Stalwart in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS) has described the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) as a “democratic expression of the true intent of Nigeria Constitution ”.
The Tribunal panel, led by Haruna Tsammani, on Wednesday dismissed the petitions of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party’s Peter Obi and the All Peoples Movement (APM) against the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the APC in the 25 February.
The Tribunal also dismissed the case of double nominations against Vice President Kashim Shettima.
Sanusi, in is reaction after the judgement of the tribunal attributed Asiwaju’s victory to “the favour and grace of God and the magnanimity of the Nigerian electorates”, who he said freely gave him the mandate, adding that “God alone gives power to whosoever He chooses.”
The Awori born Prince of Lagos State commended the tribunal for upholding what he described as a ” freely giving popular mandate ” by Nigerians.
“I commend Nigerians and assure them that, PBAT will deliver on his campaign promises as contained in the Renewed Hope Agenda.”
Speaking on lessons learned, the US trained tax expert said the 2022 Electoral Act as amended would help do away with political gangsterism and rascality.
He said any appearance of political surmansault which relates to the interpretation of the electoral Act had come to an end with the current pronouncements by the PEPT because it has redefined the democratic processes.
PLS, as he is fondly called also expressed optimism on the various economic efforts of PBAT despite the current economic situation.
UPS FOR NIGERIANS AS GOOGLE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTS NAIRA AS A MEANS OF TRANSACTIONS
Google has partnered with Verve to make digital transactions on Google Play Store easier for Nigerians.
The firm noted that as from Wednesday, Nigerians could now use their Verve cards to make purchases on the Google Play Store.
It stated that under its new partnership, Google would process Verve transactions within Nigeria, and the transactions would be undertaken in naira and treated as local transactions by the country’s banking institutions.
Google in Nigeria – celebrating the company’s presence in Africa’s largest market, Google confirmed that the ‘Nigerian-sounding voice’ was part of its new offerings to its Nigerian users.At the event, Google also announced several new products and initiatives, including a $4m fund for African youths and an app that teaches kids how to read.
Commenting on the development, Head of Retail and Payment Partnerships, Google Play, Anthea Crawford, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Verve, expanding Google Play access for more Nigerians.
The introduction of local payments with Verve cards is a significant milestone, enabling more Nigerians to participate in the app economy and access the apps they need.”
The Managing Director Verve International, Vincent Ogbunude, added, “The integration with Google Play is a significant stride towards achieving Verve’s vision of promoting financial inclusion. We are excited to bring digital content and services closer to Verve cardholders, hence bridging the digital divide.”
Recall that in 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained the reason for the sudden disappearance of the newly launched e-naira speed wallet from Google’s play store.
The bank explained that the app’s disappearance was only temporary as it was undergoing an important upgrade aimed at tackling glitches noticed since its launch.
Director of Corporate Communications of the bank, Osita Nwanisobi, gave the explanation on Thursday in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state.
He was speaking at a CBN Fair for the southeast geo-political zone, which held simultaneously in Ebonyi and Abịa States.
The e-Naira Speed Wallet app had gone missing from the Google Play Store just days after its launch on Monday, 25th of October 2021.
Google in Nigeria – celebrating the company’s presence in Africa’s largest market, Google confirmed that the ‘Nigerian-sounding voice’ was part of its new offerings to its Nigerian users.At the event, Google also announced several new products and initiatives, including a $4m fund for African youths and an app that teaches kids how to read.“We are here for the long-haul,” Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan told journalists. “We want people to get the best out of the internet.”Google is one of the most valuable brands in the world. Founded by two Stanford University Ph.D. students in 1998, the company’s flagship product was Search. Today, people perform over 3.5 billion searches daily using Google.Its other products – Gmail, Youtube, Chrome, Maps, Translator, Android – are also used every day by billions of people. Android alone runs on more than two billion devices.For the last quarter of 2018, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced revenues of $31.84 billion.In Nigeria, Google is a household name, especially among young people with smartphones. For many, the company’s name is synonymous with the World Wide Web.But access to the Internet remains limited for the majority of Nigerians. In 2018, Google announced Google Station for Nigeria, a program to provide high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots across five Nigerian cities.Google wants more Nigerians to get online and to have a valuable experience; this has shaped the trajectory of its product innovation and initiatives for Nigeria in recent years; based on the news from this year’s Google in Nigeria event, the trend is set to continue.
AMUWO-ODOFIN : TINUBU WILL DELIVER ON PROMISES, SANUSI APPEALS TO CONSTITUENTS
Prince Lanre A.Sanusi (PLS) has expressed optimism that the Nigeria’s President and leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will deliver in all his electoral promises as he appeals for more patience and understanding from members of his community.
PLS as he is fondly called gave this assurance while addressing key members of his party, the APC in FESTAC, Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency on Sunday.
He said, “I am here for Asiwaju. We are grateful for our great party. Thank you very much for all your support for the party in Amuwo Odofin. Despite the trying times, you all still held forth and calmed the people. There is nothing more I can tell you than to say to thank you on behalf of our party leadership. “
“We are here today. We are very grateful for our victory. We are very grateful for your support, and I can assure you that Asiwaju is going to deliver all his electoral promises. He was prepared for this, and I am convinced that Nigerians will surmount her challenges. Thank you very much indeed!” he added.
Sanusi stressed that the new task before Bola Tinubu after he took oath of office to lead Africa’s largest economy and most populous country is enormous, and the general expectations are high.
The task awaiting Mr Tinubu ‘’requires a lot of thinking and action,’’ says the Awori born Prince of Lagos State.‘’The best job for the Mr president is to give Nigerians a better economy, that he has pledged and promised to do, hence, I appeal to Nigerians and members of my Constituency to be a little more patient with Mr President,’’.
He said Nigeria needs to diversify it’s economy by investing more in non-oil sectors, including agriculture, which will help to reduce food imports and promote a strong economy.
AMUWO ODOFIN: TINUBU WILL NOT LABOUR IN VAIN – SANUSI
Breathing a sigh of relief from the aborted NLC strike over subsidy removal, All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre Sanusi has declared confidently to Nigerians that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will not labour in vain and will succeed as the 16th President of Nigeria.
According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 House of Representative Candidate, Tinubu’s attributes and his efforts in reaching out to those that matters stands him out as a responsive and transformational leader who is interested in the welfare and economic prosperity of the people.
He said: “For a long time I have nursed the feeling that Tinubu will be Nigeria’s President because I see in him a true Nigerian who believes in everybody regardless of his tribe, creed or faith.”
Speaking while receiving some party leaders in his Constituency on Monday, Sanusi said the idea of reaching out to stakeholders regarding Nigeria affairs rather than grandstanding is what will differentiate Tinubu from other past leaders.
PLS as he is fondly called, also reaffirmed Asiwaju administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers and other self employed Nigerians as mentioned during his presidential campaigns.
Speaking to Push News 24 International, Sanusi emphasized that the welfare of workers and indeed Nigerians would remain a top priority throughout this administration.”
Despite not been the spokesperson for the government, PLS said as a party man he owes his constituents in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency the duty to update and guide them through various policy decisions of government and how it will affect them.
Sanusi expressed his appreciation for the unreserved support of his constituents in the last general elections and assured that his cardinal mandate would be to focus on enhancing the well-being of all stakeholders in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.
“I want to assure you that Asiwaju will continue to look for ways and means to improve the life of all workers so that they will continue to be more intellectually built with improve efficiency and professionalism in carrying out their duties.
“I also want to assure that this next four years, the welfare of Nigerians will be of priorities, as this current administration is poise to return the country back to economic development and prosperity.” he said.
Sanusi acknowledging the role of the public servants and labour movement significant contributions to the successful implementation of government policies and programs was quick to advise that no one or group should be coerced against his or her will. He attributed the past achievements of Asiwaju to the harmonious relationship between the labour movement, public service and political office holders, stressing that the new president of Nigeria will not labour in vain.
BREAKING: APC Dissolves Presidential Campaign Council — April 23, 2023
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) inaugurated last year to prosecute the 2023 presidential election.
The dissolution was contained in a statement on Saturday night, jointly signed by the Director General of the APC PCC, Governor Simon Bako Lalong and the Secretary of the council, James Abiodun Faleke.
The party on behalf of the chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council, President Muhammadu Buhari; the president-elect, Bola Tinubu and other leaders, thanked all council members, leaders and supporters for working assiduously for the resounding victory of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“Since the campaign council began in September 2022, we have witnessed an unprecedented, relentless, and engaging mobilisation of our members nationwide and in the diaspora towards securing the majority popular votes for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential ticket. The journey has been a worthy one with our hard-won victory. The credit goes to all our members particularly, the leaders and members of the various campaign directorates.
“We would like to express our deepest appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), for his unwavering support and leadership throughout the campaign. We could not have achieved this level of success without his single-mindedness, commitment, and forthrightness.
“However, we have concluded that it is in the best interest of the campaign and its stakeholders for us to dissolve our council with immediate effect. This has become necessary to retune us towards the May 29, 2023, inauguration of the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration. The process of transitioning into a new era of a Renewed Hope is underway and all our energies and activities must reflect the principles underlying this process.
“We hope that you will all continue to stay involved in Nigeria’s political process and to advocate for issues that you believe in. Our democracy is stronger when we all participate in the political process with patriotism.We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support, dedication, and hard work”, the statement said in part.
ASIWAJU’S INAUGRATION : NO PROPAGANDA IN WHATEVER PATTERN CAN TRUNCATE IT – PLS
APC stalwart and House of Representatives Candidate for Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS) has charged Nigerians to promote peaceful co-existence as we approach the formal transition of power to the President-Elect of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29th, 2023.
In what he describes as extreme politics by all and sundry in the face of reactions that have trailed the outcome of the 2023 Presidential elections, Sanusi indicated that Nigerians choose Asiwaju as reflected by the results released by INEC.
Sanusi made this call on thursday when he received some community stakeholders from Oriade LCDA who paid him a solidarity visit as the election petition tribunal commenced hearings.
Sanuis used the visit to remind Nigerians and indeed Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency residents that only God can determine the fate of any person including the president-elect Bola Tinubu.
The financial expert equally pointed out that the constitution of Nigeria is superior and above any forms of sentiments, adding that it holds the rules that determine the emergence of anyone vying for any position in the country.
According to PLS, one very important task for the incoming government at this time would be to unite the nation regardless of ethnic affiliations and inclinations.
In his words PLS described Tinubu as a “true democrat and large-hearted politician who sacrificed a lot for Nigeria”.
“Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment and love for the nation and democracy as legendary and inspiring”.
“…his has a pedigree and track records of mentoring, guidance and support for upcoming leaders to accomplish their dreams, Tinubu has written his name in gold in the annals of history and earned for himself, national and global accolades and respect”. Sanusi said.
On the rumored plot about interim governance, a confident Sanusi declared …” Asiwaju has been destined to lead Nigeria to the path of progress and no force in whatever pattern can truncate it”
EASTER: PLS GREETS AMUWO ODOFIN CHRISTIANS, CALLS FOR PRAYERS FOR NIGERIA
APC Chieftain and House of Representative Candidate of the All Progressives Congress Candidate (APC), Prince Lanre Sanusi (PLS) has congratulated Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency Christians across Nigeria and the world on the successful completion of this year’s 2023 Lent period and the subsequent Good Friday and Easter celebrations which symbolize the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In a message from his Media Office in FESTAC, Sanusi urged the indigenous people Christians and residents of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to pray for peace, security, sustainable development, and unity in the country as well as among the citizens.
The Awori born Prince urged Christians to return to the teachings of Jesus Christ who as ‘the reason for the season’ represents religious tolerance, peaceful co-existence, good faith, truth, demonstration of the fear of and belief in God, empathy for the less privileged, and patriotism to one’s country.
“It is not just a mere coincidence that while the Lent fasting was on, the Muslim Ramadan also commenced and this translates to a very substantial percentage of the national population fasting in the past two weeks. This is a design by Almighty God to teach us the lesson that no matter how we worship Him, whatever language we adopt in worshipping Him, or what name we call Him, we are all creations of one God.
“Therefore, we should all live, work and aspire together as brothers and sisters in the interest of our dear country, demonstrate the fear of God in all we do, and develop our country for the benefit of all. We should stop allowing religion, ethnicity, or difference in language to divide us. It is time we all bound together to salvage our country and restore her lost glory” Sanusi said
“This Easter period which also coincides with the ongoing Ramadan fasting should be used by Nigerians to pray for their country, to rededicate ourselves to the promotion of national interest above personal interest, ponder about the challenges facing the country, and for each individual to take a vow to be part of the solution to the problems.
“It is my prayer that Almighty God will intervene and heal our country in all areas while also giving us victory over those misguided elements who are waging wars against the country. May the protection of God be on all members of the security agencies who are on the frontlines fighting to defend our country. I wish all our Christian brothers and sisters a happy celebration of Good Friday and Easter”, Sanusi stated.