Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Monday, July 15, fulfilled one of his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets.in Ibadan Oyo State Capital. The governor, who visited the state office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form, said that his decision to make the assets public was in fulfillment of a personal promise he made during his elections campaign.
It was gathered that the details of the assets as contained in the CCB 1 with the name Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, which was declared at the high court of Oyo state, on May 28, indicated that the governor is worth over N48 billion.
The assets declaration form, marked OYSE/2019/001, contained details of cash at hand, in the bank, landed properties (developed and undeveloped), household items, share and bonds owed by the governor, his wife, Omini Makinde as well as his companies. According to details of the asset form made public by the chief press secretary to Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, the governor of Oyo state had cash at hand and in the bank worth N234,742,296.01, as at May 28.
In dollar terms, the governor has cash valued at $30,056.99 as at the same date. Properties, including the developed and undeveloped as well as household items indicated on the asset forms, showed that he is worth N2,624,800,500 (two billion, six hundred and twenty-four million, eight hundred thousand, five hundred naira as at the date of asset declaration. In dollar terms, the governor also declared properties, developed and undeveloped as well as household items valued at $4,400,000 (four million, four hundred thousand dollars only.
In South African rands, the governor declared buildings and household items worth four million, four hundred and fifty-seven thousand, five hundred and fifty-four and four South African rands. The houses declared by the governor include nine buildings in Nigeria, two in the United States of America and one in South Africa.
One of the properties in the United States is described as “jointly owned.”
The details showed that the current value of Makinde’s companies stand at N48,150,736,889 (forty-eight billion, one hundred and fifty million, seven hundred and thirty-six thousand, eight hundred and eighty-nine naira), with 33,730,000 units of shares as at May 28. The governor also has existing bonds (Eurobond) worth $3,793,500 as well as shares, debentures and other securities valued at N120,500,000 (One hundred and twenty million, five hundred thousand naira). The companies listed by the governor include Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited; Energy Traders and Technical Services Limited; Makon Oil and Gas limited; Makon Group Limited, Makon construction Limited and Makon Power System Limited.
The asset declaration form indicated that Makinde’s four companies have additional assets denominated as loan notes including Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited (N1.7 billion); Makon Power System Limited (N148.4 million); Makon oil and gas limited (N341 million); Energy Traders and Technical Services Limited (N1.159bn) totaling N3.389 billion. Speaking with newsmen at the CCB office in Ibadan, Makinde said: “I came here to collect the photocopy of the form that I signed in fulfilment of the campaign promise to the people that I will declare my asset publicly and release the document to the public. “I will encourage all the members of my cabinet to do the same thing but in as much they stay within the ambit of the law, I will encourage them to do the same.”
The executive Governor of Oyo State ,Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Prince Dotun Oyelade as the Executive Chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS)
In a statement issued by Governor Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, on Monday indicated that the appointment of Prince Oyelade’s takes immediate effect.
“Prince Oyelade is a Broadcaster of note who has held similar positions in previous administrations and was the spokesman of the Omititun Campaign Organisation, which midwife the election of Engineer Seyi Makinde as Governor of Oyo State”.
It said Makinde appointed Oyelade in order to reposition the broadcasting house to meet the modern communication needs of the state in the new dispensation.
“The veteran broadcaster had worked at NTA Ibadan 1977-82 before he joined BCOS as Head of Reportorial and voluntarily withdrew his services in 1988 as acting controller of news.
“He worked as General Manager of Fountain Publications and Marketing Manager Spectrum Books between 1988 and 1992 before setting up his own Communications and Publishing business.
“As an author, he has nine publications to his name. A member of the International Press Institute, Geneva, Prince Oyelade studied in Nigeria, Britain and the United States of America.
“He was Private Secretary to Governor Lam Adesina in 1999 to 2003 and Special Adviser on Public Communications to Governor Alao Akala between 2007 and 2011.”
Esther has emerged winner of this week Head of House after winning the challenge given to them by Big Brother.The ‘Pepper dem gang’ edition. She is the first female to win that position in this edition.
After an interesting, fun filled an intense one hour, she emerged the winner following the weekly task as instructed by “Biggie.
Housemates were assigned Biggie’s memory challenge, they were given 20 minutes to find the cards and memorise the numbers on each card and their locations.
Esther emerged winner as she memorised the numbers of each card and their positions ahead of Ike, Seyi, Gedoni, Jackye, and Omoshola who were in the final rounds.
According to Big Brother, the HoH gets the honour of sitting on the Head of House seat and will be allotted 250 Bet9ja Coins.
The HoH also enjoys the luxury of a tastefully furnished Head of House Bedroom.
Big Brother Naija Housemate,
A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF),Tanko Yakasai, on Monday criticized former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, describing his open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari as selfish and unpatriotic, the Nation reports.
Reacting to Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari dated July 15, Yakasai said: “I don’t see patriotism in General Obasanjo’s letters.
“ All the letters written by General Olusegun Obasanjo to all Military Heads of State and Presidents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are not guided by patriotic considerations.”
According to Tanko Yakasai, “My experience with Nigerian political situation is that the top echelons of the Military are always fighting one another, either when in the service or when on retirement.
“It is from this angle that I always view most of the writings of General Olusegun Obasanjo to any military officer who is a Head of State or President in Nigeria as unpatriotic.
“Even the ones he wrote to former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and the late Umar Musa Yar’Adua were not patriotic. They were guided by selfish interest.”
Yakasai further stated: “General Obasanjo did it during Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida’s era. He did it during the late General Sani Abacha’s regime, which later resulted to accusations that he was trying to overthrow the government, which eventually led to his imprisonment.
“General Olusegun Obasanjo also wrote a number of letters during General Abdulsalami Abubakar’s regime and he is still writing letters in this current presidency of General Muhammadu Buhari.
“So, this attitude of writing unpatriotic letters has been part of General Olusegun Obasanjo.”
The executive governor of Kogi State , Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has built the first Christian worship chapel in Kogi State government house Lokoja,
This came to reality 29 years after the creation of the state.
Alhaji Yahaya Bello, unlike his three elected predecessors, Abubakar Audu, Ibrahim Idris and Idris Wada who are also Muslims, said he built the chapel to show that it is to the detriment of humanity if leaders do not demonstrate respect for every religion.
A terse statement from his Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, on Monday, quoted the Governor as saying, “Religion is a matter of faith, of belief, not of evidence, and if we do not have respect for the beliefs of others, it is to our detriment since a lack of respect diminishes us as human beings.
“So, I am shocked as to why my predecessors never bothered to build a chapel for Christians even when there is a mosque here.”
Reports has shown that Kogi state has had three Christian Military Administrators since the creation of the state in 1991; Col. Paul Omeruo (1993-1996), Col. Bzigu Afakirya ( 1996-1998) and Augustine Aniebo (1998-1999).
Bayelsa States Commissioner for Local Government Administration, Mrs Agatha Goma has died.
The 55- year- old was appointed into Governor Seriake Dickson’s cabinet in 2016 and remained one of the best apostles of the governor’s restoration team.
She reportedly died in her sleep on Sunday at her apartment in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Though the real cause of Goma’s death is yet unknown, a team of doctors are said to be examining her case.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria has crashed out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles were defeated by Desert Foxes of Algeria’s 2-1 at the semi-final match which held at the Cairo International stadium today Sunday July 14th.
The Super Eagles will now play for third place against Tunisia on Wednesday July 17th.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has confess that he didn’t really know some of the persons he appointed as ministers in 2015. He said this during a maiden meeting with the new leadership of the National Assembly at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa on Thursday, July 11, 2019, Buhari also said some of the persons named ministers in his 1st term were foisted on him by his political party, APC. Buhari: “The last cabinet which I headed, most of them, the majority of them I didn’t know them. I had to accept the names and recommendations from the party and other individuals”. The president also said while he is under immense pressure to name his 2nd term team, he would only appoint persons he really knows and can vouch for, this time out. The Nigerian leader infamously took six months to unveil his team after winning the presidential election of 2015. Two months after his 2nd term inauguration and 5 months after he won re-election, Buhari is yet to transmit a cabinet list to parliament for vetting and clearance, leaving a section of Nigerians wondering if history is about to repeat itself.
YBNL artist Lyta was born in Kwara State, the Northern part of Nigeria on the 4th of July, 1998. Lawal Raheem known as Lyta is a Nigerian singer and song writer, and goes with the stage name, LYTA (pronounces L-Y-T-A). He was born and brought up in the Ajegunle part of Lagos State, Nigeria and has been doing music even right from the age thirteen.
Find the song below: Title Monalisa