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Fayose, APC In War Of Words Over Governor’s Performance

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Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have disagreed on his performance in office in the last year.

While Fayose insisted that he had done well in office, the APC described his performance as a “celebration of reversal of fortunes” for the people of Ekiti state.

The Nation reports that the governor praised his achievements while inspecting some projects in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, October 14.

“I have said that I will leave no project uncompleted during my four–year term. It is my duty to ensure that all Ekiti residents enjoy the dividends of democracy.

“Though, we have paucity of funds and within the little resources we have, I think I have satisfied my conscience and done creditably well,” he said.

Speaking earlier on a radio programme, Fayose noted that it was a tough year because of the state’s financial and security challenges.

“It has not been easy but God is with me. With the new bailout received, Ekiti debt now extends to 2036.

“I want to say that administrations that will come after should not commit the state to debts they cannot offset. When I left office the last time, I left N10.4 billion, and I inaugurated many projects.

“But despite these financially challenges, I have been able to inaugurate many projects with many others also ongoing. We have done our best within the scope of limited resources available to us,” he said.

Meanwhile, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the publicity secretary of the APC, disagreed with the governor by saying:

“The experience of Ekiti people in the last one year had shown clearly that there is nothing to celebrate in terms of achievements”.

Olatunbosun accused Fayose of running a one-man government without regard to the law. He also mentioned the new unbudgeted airport project that had led to the death of a farmer.

“Thousands of young men engaged by former governor Kayode Fayemi have lost their jobs, promotions for civil servants and teachers by Fayemi have been cancelled and statutory allowances to civil servants have been reduced while allowances to traditional rulers were cut by 40 per cent.

“The asphalt overlay at Fayose Market he inaugurated is an MDG project paid for by the Fayemi administration.

“The asphalt plant he “inaugurated” was bought and paid for by the Fayemi administration. Fayose only received the equipment when they were shipped into Nigeria.

“The Matthew Street road is the joke of the century as Fayose only fixed the culvert and graded some portions of the road, which he inaugurated as a project. This is nothing short of taking Ekiti people for a ride. It is chicanery of the highest form,” he said.

During the meeting, which was part of the governor’s activities to mark his first year in office, Fayose provided automatic employment to 10 physically challenged people.

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Emergency workers rescue petrol attendant who fell into underground tank

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Emergency responders, yesterday carried out a rescue operation at Coinoil Petrol Station on Capitol Road, Agege area of Lagos State, after a petrol attendant fell into an underground petrol reservoir.

The incident, which happened around 6 p.m, also saw a Lagos State Fire Service Search and Rescue Officer slipping into the tank during the rescue attempt.

Eyewitnesses reported that the petrol attendant was attempting to check the fuel level in the underground tank when he accidentally fell in.

The situation prompted a swift response from the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA).

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, provided a detailed account of the incident.

“Upon arrival, our response team found that one of the workers at the filling station had fallen into the underground petrol tank while trying to check the fuel level. Our team immediately initiated a rescue operation to save the individual,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

The initial rescue effort was successful, and the petrol attendant was safely brought to the surface. However, the situation took a dangerous turn when one of the Search and Rescue Officers, involved in the operation, lost his footing and fell into the same underground tank. The responders quickly adapted to the new emergency and worked efficiently to rescue their colleague.

Despite the added complication, the second rescue was also successful, and both individuals were safely extracted from the underground tank. No fatalities were recorded during the incident.

Following the rescues, officials from the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) were on hand to provide immediate medical attention to the victims.

The medical team worked to stabilise the petrol attendant and the rescue officer before transporting them to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for further evaluation and treatment.

The Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA have, however, been commended for their swift action and professionalism in handling the potentially deadly situation. The successful rescue operations serve as a testament to the training and dedication of Lagos State’s emergency responders.

LASEMA’s swift response and effective rescue operations have once again demonstrated the agency’s commitment to public safety and emergency management.

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Ailing actor Sule Suebebe is dead

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Dayo Adewunmi, the ace Nigerian actor fondly called Sule Suebebe, has passed away.

The Yoruba actor died on Wednesday morning at an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Agbala Gabriel, the Nigerian cleric, confirmed Suebebe’s demise via a Facebook post.

“It is a pity baba Suebebe died at hospital this morning. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace,” he wrote.

The cause of his death remains to be known.

However, the Ekiti-based thespian previously cried out for financial support to foot his medical bills.

The actor was said to be battling health issues and could not walk. Gabriel was said to have been caring for him in recent months.

In July last year, Suebebe also apologised to the women he dated and may have offended during his youthful years.

“Please, I want to ask for forgiveness. Please, I want everyone I have offended to forgive me,” the actor begged in Yoruba language.

“… I was just living life recklessly. I engaged in minor activities, and I was making money constantly. However, I did not have a mentor to warn me about my lifestyle. None of my relatives advised me.

“Nigerians, please. Anyone I have wronged, knowingly or unknowingly. Please forgive me. I should prostrate while begging, but my health won’t allow me.

“Please forgive me, especially all the women I have offended. I know I have stepped on toes regarding the issue of women.”

He was featured in several movies including ‘Suku Suku Bam Bam’ and ‘Ago Kan Oru’.

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Iyabo Ojo, Lizzy Anjorin end months-long rift

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Nollywood actresses Iyabo Ojo and Lizzy Anjorin appeared to have ended their months-long social media spat.

Last year, the actresses began trading insults and accusations on Instagram.

In November, Anjorin alleged that Iyabo “is the individual behind” a well-known yet shadowy blog. She also claimed Iyabo is aware of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohbad, the singer.

Iyabo, however, filed a N500 million lawsuit against Anjorin over alleged libel. She demanded a public apology and retraction of the commentaries.

Anjorin was also given 14 days to respond to the lawsuit or face legal action.

In February, Anjorin failed to appear in court, prompting Ojo to reveal that the court would issue another summon.

However, in a now-viral video on social media, Ojo stated that the judge in their case urged them to settle their differences amicably and ditch the online insults.

Anjorin sported a smile as her lawyer explained the judge’s role in ending their conflict.

The lawyer added that both actresses expressed their readiness to make peace.

Lateef Lawal, Lizzy’s husband, was said to have approached Ojo after the case was settled and gave her a hug.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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