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Stockpile Arms: Amosun Claims GEJ Approved, Gov. Abiodun Supplied Weapons, Ammunition

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Former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has reacted to criticisms trailing him in the wake of a stockpiled of arms and ammunition handed over to the state Commissioner of Police.

In a statement, Amosun’s revealed that his government legitimately purchased the 13 units of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), 1000 units of AK 47 rifles, two million rounds of ammunition,1000 units of bullet proof vests and 500 bullet proof helmets and other security communication gadgets.

The statement released by his spokesperson, Rotimi Durojaiye, on Thursday, June 27, further revealed that the government received approval from the Office of the National Security Adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Amosun recalled that in 2012, his administration had committed “substantial funds” for the procurement of hard and software to combat the myriad of security challenges being faced by the state. Amosun pointed out that in April 2012, the security gadgets were publicly handed over to the then IGP, Mohammed Abubakar. He said it was the remainder of gadgets that had been handed over to the commissioner of police on May 28, but clarified that “Not a single AK 47 rifle was handed over at the event.”

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Furthermore, Amosun added that Dapo Abiodun, the present governor of Ogun state, was the main supplier of some of the security assets, including the Armoured Personnel Carriers which he reportedly handed over to the police at the expiration of his tenure.

However, Abiodun, reacting through his chief press secretary, Abiodun Kunle Somorin, wondered why his name would be mentioned by his predecessor in what he referred to as an “arms scandal”. He said: “I read of Armoured Personnel Carriers – vehicles, not arms or ammunition. Did he default in supplying according to the terms of the contract? “What’s the motivation for bringing the governor’s name into the arms scandal? I consider it distracting or part of the grand plot to smear Dapo Abiodun,” the statement read.

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Meanwhile, spokesman to President Mohammadu Buhari, Garbau Shehu has stated that preliminary investigation by IGP Mohammed Adamu showed that there was no sinister motive in Amosun’s action.

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How Police Arrested Port Harcourt Serial Killer

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested an ex-militant turned serial killer.

Gracious David West who has been killing girls in hotels in the state was arrested by the police following a close monitoring of clips obtained from a Close Circuit Televusion (CCTV) of one of the hotels he lodged a girl in.

The serial killer confessed to killing some girls in hotels across the state and tying white handkerchiefs on their leg and neck.

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Confessing to the crime while being paraded before newsmen, he revealed how he contacted the girls, the name of the hotels he took some of them to and how he carried out the killing late in the night.Serial Killer

Confirming the arrest, spokesperson for the state command, Nnamdi Omoni, said:

“I can confirm the arrest but the details will be made public by the Commissioner of Police on Friday.”

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Recall that a peaceful protest was held by concerned citizens in the state on Wednesday, where they called on relevant authorities to wade into the incident of killing of young ladies in the state.

 

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Wellness HMO Again Adopts Three Women for ‘Wellness for Life’

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Leading Nigerian health insurance provider, Wellness HMO, on Saturday, September 15, adopted a total of three women with their ‘Wellness for Life’ initiative, thereby giving the beneficiaries access to quality health care for the rest of their lives.

 

The winners were all selected by raffle during the Hadassah Healing Conference 2019, which took place on Saturday, August 24 at Ikorodu and Saturday, September 15 at Sabo, Yaba; the winners were also each given a ‘Wellness for Life’ gift certificate.

 

The event was attended by over a thousand women from various walks of life.

 

Speaking on behalf of Wellness at the event was Mrs Adetutu Afolabi, pharmacist and Executive Director, Wellness.

 

She said, “Women are like the nexus in most homes, they are the caregivers who many times ignore their own health needs. For this reason, we have a role to play in ensuring that women remain a priority where health needs are concerned. That is the reason we are doing this. The Wellness ‘For Life’ initiative is a gift that these women will enjoy for the rest of their lives; without the worry about health care needs, these women can focus on their families and contribute positively to the society.

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Afolabi also stated, “last year at the Hadassah Healing Conference when we had the maiden edition of the initiative, three women won, but only one of them showed up. The others didn’t come, possibly because they thought such gifts for a lifetime was not possible. This year, we are back again, and we have picked two people from Ikorodu and the last person we picked today from Yaba. In Ikorodu, we had Mrs. Leji Abosede and Mrs Aribabagun Adejoke. Today, Mrs Ramota Lawal won through the raffle draw.”

 

The excited Mrs Ramota Lawal, who resides in Makoko, Yaba and hails from Ibadan shared with members of the press that she is indeed grateful to have won such a gift. “I am really grateful to Wellness HMO. By God’s grace, Wellness will continue to grow and find favour. I got here about 6 AM today and I am thankful that I won,” she said in her native parlance.

 

Wellness HMO, which has been in existence for over 10 years has on a yearly basis partnered with the Hadassah Healing Foundation to provide free health services and screenings for women and the underprivileged. ‘Wellness for Life’ is simply another of their initiative to create and add more value to these women.

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When asked if Wellness HMO would be able to sustain this initiative, Afolabi promised that “As long as Wellness is in business, we will ensure the sustainability of this initiative.

 

She also thanked the convener of the conference, Pastor Nike for creating the platform that gives Wellness HMO the opportunity to add value to the lives of women every year. She equally appreciated the women for attending the yearly conference.

 

Also weighing in on the state of health insurance in Nigeria, Afolabi said: “There is the need for better sensitisation on the benefits of health insurance in Nigeria, and the people too need some mind shift on making provision for the future unknown as regards their health, which is the concept of insurance. Health insurance is not a scam, Wellness HMO has tailored their products to meet individuals’ and corporate organisations’ health needs by giving access to quality healthcare at pocket-friendly rates.”

 

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LASUBEB Executive Chairman Inspect Primary School***Assure Better Welfare For Workers, Pupils

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The newly appointed Executive Members of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), have hit the ground running.

Following their appointment, the members have commenced visition of schools in the state kicking off with St. Agnes Primary School in Maryland, Lagos State.

Led by its Executive Chairman Hon.Wahab Alawiye-King, members of the board inspired the student, encouraging them to focus on their education, while promising that they will promote an effective teaching and learning environment.

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Addressing officials of SUBEB, Local Government Education Secretaries, NUT, the Chairman urged them to always remember the new Mantra of the Board to LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND, as he promised the cooperation of the board in the improvement of their welfare. “We are starting our tenure by seeking for your cooperation and support, we will also give you the necessary support and resources to fulfill your assignment.

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The board members toured the facility of SUBEB Headquarters and assured all staff that it’s a new era in SUBEB.

Hon. Dayo Israel, a board member, while addressing the staff said “our interest is in taking Lagos Education to a greater height and we will not fail by the grace of God.”

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