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IPERU REMO EDUCATION TRUST SCHEME MANAGEMENT BOARD CELEBRATES CHILDREN'S DAY WITH IPERU CHILDREN

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-as the board takes children on excursion to         Lagos By: Tope OYEKAN The Iperu Remo Education Trust Scheme Management Board has organized an event to celebrate Iperu Children on the occasion of the 2024 Children's Day Celebration. The event with the theme, "Protecting the Nigerian Child from the dangers of Online Technology" will be held at the Guaranty Trust Bank, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, 27th May, 2024, and shall have as Speaker, a member of the board, Prince Gboyega AKINYEMI. The excursion programme is organized by the board as part of its efforts at providing practical learning experience and exposure to the students which are integral to their academic and personal development. During the trip, the students will be exposed to the metropolitan nature of Lagos as well as banking activities at the beautiful ambience of the Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, platinum branch of GTB. According to a release from Mofopefoluwa JOSEPH, FRM, Chairman o

OTUNBA TAIWO OYEBANJO ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF IPERU DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

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By: Tope OYEKAN Otunba Taiwo Abdulrasaq OYEBANJO, CEO, Avalon Hotel and Suites, Iperu, has been elected the President, Iperu Development Association, in the election of the association, held on Saturday 25th May, 2024.  He was declared elected unopposed by the Chairman, Iperu Development Association Electoral Committee, Mr. Sakiru SODIPO, at the Iperu Development Association Plaza, Atenda, Iperu, venue of the exercise, yesterday. The newly-elected President, who is the current Vice Chairman of the association will succeed the incumbent and outgoing Chairman, Chief Babajide OYETI. OYEBANJO, an Auditor in the then Iperu Community Development Association; served as Vice Chairman of Akesan Day Celebrations Planning Committee; and also served as Chairman of the Akesan Day Celebrations Planning Committee in the years 2016 and 2017. He later became the Vice Chairman of the IDA in 2018, following a resuscitation of the association from its state of comatose. From 2018 t

​Corruption In Uniform: How TRACE Officers Extort Okada Riders In Ijebu Igbo

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In recent times, Ijebu Igbo has been plagued by an alarming rise in misconduct by TRACE (Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps) officers. Reports have surfaced detailing how these officers, who are meant to uphold traffic laws and ensure the safety of the public, have instead turned into predators, exploiting their positions for personal gain. Their collusion with area thugs to extort money from commercial motorcycle riders, commonly known as “okada riders,” is particularly concerning. Numerous eyewitness accounts and victim testimonies reveal a pattern of systemic abuse. TRACE officers, under the guise of enforcing traffic regulations, target okada riders with relentless harassment. These officers, in league with local thugs, create a hostile environment where riders are compelled to pay exorbitant sums of money to avoid trumped-up charges or confiscation of their motorcycles. This illicit collaboration not only undermines the integrity of the TRACE Corps but also erodes public tru

OGUN STATE: FG APPROVES JANUARY, 2025 FOR NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL

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The Federal Government has approved January, 2025, as the official date for the 22nd edition of the National Sports Festival, tagged, “Gateway Games, Ogun 2024”. In a communique released after the first National Council on Sports, at the Old Government Lodge, Abakaliki Road, Enugu State, the Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Enoh, commended Ogun State Government for its commitment to the successful hosting of the festival. Sen. Enoh noted that the National Sports Festival plays a vital role in national unity, while also increasing socio-economic growth for the sustainable development of the state and the country in general, calling on the Federal and state governments to bid and host national and international sports competitions, to fast-track the development of sports in the country. While urging all key stakeholders to play active roles towards the successful hosting of the Gateway Games, the Sports Minister informed that the Council of Sports was in support of t

2024 ELECTION: IPERU DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION ELECTORAL COMMITTEE SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH CANDIDATES, AS ELECTION HOLDS ON SATURDAY, 25TH MAY

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-Describes aspiration as a Call to Service By: Tope OYEKAN As preparation for the 25th May, 2024, election into the executive council of Iperu Development Association reaches a final stage, the electoral committee saddled with the responsibility of conducting the election, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the candidates, with a charge to all contestants, to see their aspiration as a call to service. Speaking at a meeting held with the candidates at the Iperu Development Association secretariat on Tuesday, 21st May, 2024, the Chairman of the electoral committee, Mr. Sakiru SODIPO, charged the contestants to see the election as a call to service. He urged the candidates to comply with the electoral guidelines and abide by the contents of the signed memorandum. He further implored them to prevail on their delegates to refrain from any form of violence, as this could lead to disqualification of candidates. SODIPO announced that o

Ogun Disburses Second Tranche of N1bn Operational Grant to Businesses

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Ogun State Government on Wednesday commenced the disbursement of the second phase of the N1billion Operational Grant for Micro and Small scale Enterprises in the state under its OG-cares scheme.  The first disbursement was done in 2023, during which 1,000 entrepreneurs in micro enterprises received N100,000 each, while those in the small scale categories received N350,000 each.  About 2,822 entrepreneurs are expected to benefit from the second phase. Speaking at the event, which was held at the Obas' Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Governor Dapo Abiodun noted that his administration's blueprint specifies a social contract with the people of the Gatewey State as encapsulated in the "Building Our Future Together" Agenda, stressing that the 2nd phase marks another milestone in his government's commitment to supporting growth and development of the state's Medium, Small and Micro scale Enterprises.  Governor Abiodun, who was repre

AMORAN SPOKESPERSON CONVEYS GOODWILL MESSAGE TO THE RADANUWA OF IDADO SAGAMU ON HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

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On behalf of the Articulate Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (AMORAN), Ogun State, I, Otunba Taofeek Sokoya, wish to extend our warmest congratulations to His Royal Highness Oba Musiliu Adegbola Oriyomi Soile (Oshinderumi 1, Radanuwa of Idado Sagamu), on the joyous occasion of his birthday. Your Royal Highness, your reign has been a beacon of wisdom, progress, and unity for the people of Idado Sagamu. Your unwavering commitment to the development and well-being of your community is truly admirable and serves as an inspiration to all. As you celebrate this special day, we pray that you are blessed with continued health, happiness and prosperity. May your reign be long and filled with peace and remarkable achievements. Once again, Happy Birthday, Your Royal Highness! Long live the Radanuwa of Idado Sagamu! E-SIGNED:  Otunba Taofeek Sokoya Public Relations Officer AMORAN, Ogun State