The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has revealed that 400 residential apartments would be completed by January 2016 and sold to retiring police officers.
This was as he explained that the Nigeria Police Cooperative and Multi-purpose Society had developed and acquired some housing projects within the country which were being sold to police personnel at affordable prices.
Arase, who spoke during the commissioning of the Nigeria Police Cooperative and Multi-purpose Society’s shopping mall in Abuja, said the facility was conceptualised as a major retail outlet that would make available items cheap at the most competitive rate to serving police personnel and members of the public.
The IGP urged retiring police officers interested in acquiring the buildings to go to their home states and apply through the Police Cooperative Multi-purpose Society.
Arase commended the leadership of the cooperative society for constructing the mall, “which is in furtherance of my commitment to the enhancement of the welfare needs of police personnel.”
“Beyond the shopping mall that is being commissioned the society has developed and acquired a number of housing projects across the country which are being sold at affordable rates to police personnel, while it also extends soft loans to meet the welfare needs of personnel,” Arase said.
My Wedding Would Be Much Smaller, Less Stressful – DJ Cuppy
Disc Jockey and singer, Florence Otedola, popularly known as ‘DJ Cuppy’ has said that her future wedding will be small and less stressful.
The “Gelato” crooner spoke during the Cuppy Foundation which took place at the weekend in Abuja. In her speech during the event ‘Cuppy Gold Gala,’ DJ Cuppy who just turned 27, expressed her gratitude for those spending their time and most importantly donating to save children with disabilities. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote; former Senate President Bukola Saraki; National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole; Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun and her supportive father and billionaire, Femi Otedola.
DJ Cuppy also took time during the speech to appreciate her father for his support and promised him that her wedding would not be as stressful or expensive as the event. “To Mr Otedola, the Gelato King himself, don’t worry. My wedding would be much smaller and less stressful,” she said. Speaking on her foundation ‘Save the Children’ and the work they do, DJ Cuppy said: “I founded this Cuppy Foundation as a way of giving back to children. As many of you know, I’m very passionate about what I do. “And, through this foundation, I have contributed to many Nigerians; those with disabilities, visiting places around the country.
I have also supported children through music, “Save the Children has exposed me to a world I never imagined. However, nothing prepared me for my recent visit. I was able to visit Save the Children’s work in Maiduguri, Bornu State. Read Also: DJ Cuppy kicks off ‘Abena’ tour, to gift fans trip “At their stabilisation centre, the first child I met in the hospital was only two years old. She was so malnourished that she needed a blood transfusion.
“After then, I met more and more sick children dying, including a 16-year-old mother who was also malnourished. “Because of how serious this problem is, I was told that I was only meeting the lucky few who were able to make it the medical centre. “My heart broke and it’s still broken as I stand. “Ever since that visit, my determination to save Nigerian children has grown. I have committed my time, my strength and my passion for this Gold Gala to help Nigerian children. “I beg you all to join us in supporting the Save the Children cause. A quick note to all of you, I’m happy to add extra zeros to any amount you want to donate.”
All Colour Awards To Hold December 1st In Lagos
All Colour Awards (ACA), the anticipated unusual “made in Nigeria” annual event with limitless imagination, will bring together top players in different sectors of the Nigerian economy at the reputable Abelinis Hub – 1, Erinola Salako Street, Behind Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
The talk about town event will assemble different top players in various sectors under one roof to foster unity and is also positioned to propel winners beyond known boundaries.
The awards night, which will kick off with the Red Carpet by 2p.m and the Event Proper by 4p.m has been packaged for the Nigerian organizations right down to the selected recipients for the exclusive maiden edition. It is also an important meeting and avenue place for the industry watchers to get engaged with who-is-who in different sectors in Nigeria and beyond through ACA, an unfolding success to beat and copy.
“We are focused on high octane media programme, which will further increase the importance of the event, and eventually create consumer empathy for the participants, recipients and players in various industries” says Kanbi Owolabi, the Executive Producer of All Colour Awards in Nigeria.
Checks revealed that the objective of the advisory board and resource team is not to organize just an award but a memorable event that will help the recipients gain strong recognition and consumer empathy as a veritable platform for awardees to leverage and increase their perception profile.
For the records, the All Colour Awards (ACA) project is an exclusive event arranged to unite and amplify Nigeria’s top businesses, connect creativity brands, achievers’ excellence and reward by honouring and promoting the reputable individuals, organizations and brands that have secured high patronage and consumer rating in their respective categories.
The awards categories for the maiden exclusive edition are: Entertainment, Telecommunications, Advertising, Real Estate, Public Service, Banking, Oil & Gas, Hotels/Tourism, Media, Fashion & Style, Insurance, FCMG/Manufacturing, Gaming & Sports, Automobiles, Legal Practitioners and Lifetime Achievements.
The organizers promise an extra merry moments at the All Colour Gig popularly known as the ‘After Party’ for all the recipients/winners, participants and the special guests at a unique lounge to be disclosed at the event venue.
Fight To Finish: Despite Gov Abiodun’s Intervention, Ogun NURTW Top-shot, Iyeru Drags National President, Tajudeen Baruwa To Court!
Writes Damning Petition To DSS, Alleges Threat To LIfe.
A Damning Petition To DSS, Alleges Threat To LifeA chieftain of the Ogun State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), who is also gunning for the state chairmanship position of the union, Alhaji Akeem Bodunrin aka Iyeru has reportedly declared a total war against the National President of the union, Alhaji (Professor) Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa.
According to information made available to us, the relationship between Iyeru and Baruwa became frosty, when the latter won the election few months ago as the National President of the union.
A source had told us that Iyeru, who had been eyeing the position of the State Chairmanship of the Ogun State council of the NURTW, had been suspicious that Alhaji Baruwa would not approve of him (Iyeru) getting the enviable state chairmanship slot.
Thus, Akeem Bodunrin (Iyeru) allegedly preempted all the actions of the new National President and raced to the court to get an injunction against the conduct of the state election, which was supposed to take place on October 23, 2019, but was postponed till a later date.
Apart from the court action, Iyeru and some members of the Ogun State NURTW wrote a damaging petition against the National President to the Department of State Security Service (DSS) and the Nigeria Police alleging threat to life.The petition to the DSS, which was addressed to the Director of DSS, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State and was obtained by this reporter, was dated 8th October 2019.
It was jointly signed by Alhaji Akeem Bodunrin, Comrade Funlayo Odugbose and Alhaji Jamiu Balogun.The petition was entitled; “Intent To Cause Mayhem In Ogun State By Some Aggrieved Members of NURTW And Group Of Hoodlums Operating Or Parading Themselves As Isolated Members of Prof. Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, The National President of NURTW.”
Iyeru and others stated in the petition that Professor Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa was officially opposing the decision of the state government in regard to the appointment given to Alhaji Akeem Bodunrin (aka Iyeru) to act on behalf of the Ogun State Government Transport Committee organised to collect revenue in Motor Parks in the state.
They alleged in the petition that going through the social media information, Professor Baruwa was now challenging the decision of the Ogun State Government Transport Committee with a threat to cause chaos and bloodshed in Ogun State Motor Parks “being his usual practice during the time he was the Chairman of the NURTW in Ogun State, which claimed many lives, the record can be verified at the Security Agencies Office.”
Iyeru and his team then called on the DSS to take action on the matter, adding that there had been relative peace in Ogun Motor Parks since Iyeru became the Chairman of the State Transport Committee.
However, sources revealed that there had been plans by Professor Baruwa to appoint Iyeru as the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Ogun NURTW though the latter was said to be unaware of this.We gathered that this decision was reached by Baruwa and Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state during a recent meeting between the two, where the Governor reportedly urged Baruwa to carry Iyeru along in the scheme of the things in the state.Professor Baruwa was said to have agreed with the Governor to officially “empower” Iyeru as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Ogun State NURTW, “only for Iyeru to start approaching the court for injunctions and acting as if the Union is his personal property.”
In a Motion Exparte dated 22nd October, 2019 filed at the High Court, Ogun State in the Abeokuta Judicial Division, Iyeru urged the court to prevent Baruwa from conducting election into the union on 23rd October 2019 or anytime soon and or dissolving the elected executive members of the association in a “manner inconsistent with the provision of the Constitution of the National Union of Road Transport Workers pending the determination of the Motion on Notice in this suit.”
It was stated in the motion exparte that the ban placed on transport unions activities in the state was to allow for peace in the within the state, but that that Professor Baruwa and the Ogun State Council of NURTW amongst others were still “conducting themselves in a manner that could lead to a breach of peace and loss of lives and properties.”
Iyeru and his supporters also sworn to an Affidavit of Urgency before the High Court of Ogun State in the Abeokuta Judicial Division Holden at Abeokuta.
The affidavit was signed by their counsel, Chief Olusesan A. Bankole (Esq) of Chief Olusesan A. Bankolr & Co.The Affidavit indicated that Comrade Haruna Adekunjo and Iyeru were bonafide members of the Ogun NURTW.It added that while Adekunjo is the Ogun State Council Assistant Organizing Secretary, Bodunrin (Iyeru) is the Vice Chairman of the Ogun State Council of NURTW and the person appointed by Ogun State Government as the Chairman of the Interim Committee on Transport as Sales Agent in respect of Government Revenue Collected from Transporters.This was said to be after the ban placed on Transport Union activities in all parks and garages in Ogun State during National Union of Road Transport Workers working week.Unfolding events in the state indicated that Iyeru had been preempting the move of Alhaji Baruwa on the activities and management of the Ogun State NURTW.
The matter was traced to the belief of Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa that a transport union ought to be independent of the government as against what is happening in the state, where the transport committee was appointed by the state government.The next few weeks would decide what would happen in the Ogun State NURTW, while watchers of events insisted that the Ogun NURTW should be allowed to “control itself and appoint its leaders as it is happening in other states of the federation and at the national level
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