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22 years old Oladimeji Shotunde Set New Record as He Emerged as LASU Overall Best Student with 4.95 CGPA by Samuel Salami.

…my Dad is a mechanic and my mom a trader but they place premium values on education, and I still help my mom to stay at her petty trading shop, to grind pepper with the aid of the grinding machine.

The Lagos State University LASU celebrates Oladimeji Shotunde for his sterling academic performance, as he recently set a new CGPA record in the 37 years of establishment of the institution, in which no student had ever achieved the CGPA in the history of the University.

Dimeji Shotunde was recently listed to have graduated as the overall best graduating student of the Lagos State University LASU Ojo Campus, after he emerged with a cumulative grade point average CPGA of 4.95 from a total CGPA of 5.00 scale academic performance.

The 22 years old, who hails from Abeokuta South L.G.A, in Ogun State, graduated from the department of business administration, from the Lagos State University and will be decorated on Wednesday, 16th of December 2020 at the LASU Ojo campus 24th Convocation Ceremony of the Lagos State University.

During a conversation with lagosspyNG correspondent, Dimeji express his gratitude to his parent while highlighting that, education is the bed rock of any civilized country. He noted his peculiar parental circumstance, saying; “my Dad is a mechanic and my mom a trader but they place premium values on education, as I still help my mom to stay at her petty trading shop, to grind pepper with the aid of the grinding machine.”

He also reiterated that, overtime he had noticed that the Federal and State government and the Nigeria society barely rewards academically excellence hence the Nigeria youth resolve to mundane extra curricular activities which has continually defeats the essence of educational pursuit among the Nigerian youth.

While noting lack of proper government and corporate organization recognition to academic excellence of sterling performance, he then cited the recently concluded big brother Naija reality show, where Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon emerged as the BBNaija 2020 Winner, was rewarded with 85 million naira, whereby the Ogun State Governor Mr. Dapo Abiodun also rewarded Laycon with 5 million cash price, a bungalow house at choice area in the state and also appointed him as youth ambassador in the state.

“How can you motivate the Nigeria youth to excel in pursuit of academically excellence when their academic excellence is repeatedly downplayed and not celebrated by the government and their academic performance is not rewarded accordingly.” Dimeji said.

Oladimeji Shotunde founded the foremost student-led academic platform in Nigeria, EXCEL MINDS Academic Support, an organization that caters for the academic welfarism of over 10,000 members. In addition, he was a pioneer executive of the first campus-led SDGs movement in Nigeria, SDGsACT LASU.

Oladimeji represented Lagos State University as a delegate at the 2018 Edition of the Nigerian International Tertiary Institutions Model United Nations (NITIMUN) Conference, held at Abuja, where he scooped the much coveted award of “Most Outstanding Male Delegate”. He was thereafter appointed as a Conference Official for the 2019 edition of the conference, where he displayed excellence to emerge the “Best Conference Official”.

Oladimeji Shotunde was among the 50 student leaders, selected globally in 2019 for the Hesselbein Leadership Summit/Global Academy, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. In addition, he was among just 50 Finalists shortlisted across Africa, for the Afresist Youth Leadership Program that held in Kenya.

Oladimeji Shotunde is a prolific writer. He emerged prize winner of some Essay competitions held by both professional and humanitarian associations in 2020. He has won numerous awards and gotten various recommendations.

Oladimeji Shotunde can be reached at his personal email; shotundeoladimeji07@gmail.com

Credit: Samuel Salami

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Court to begins Nnamidi Kanu’s trial on Thursday 26th of November

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu will begin tomorrow, Thursday November 26 as scheduled by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Ahead of the court sitting in which five prosecution witnesses have been lined up to testify against Nnamdi Kanu, copies of the hearing notice were served on the prosecution team in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

Recall that Justice Binta Nyako had since March 28, 2019, revoked the bail granted the IPOB leader, ordered his arrest, and directed that his trial on charges of a treasonable felony would proceed in his absence; but the court had not had any sitting on the case since then.

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Wazobia FM staff allegedly commit suicide after being sacked


Wazobia FM staff, Hillary Okechukwu who was asked to resign on November 18 after 10 years with the station suffered a cardiac arrest from drug overdose on November 20.

Some of his colleagues claimed he committed suicide after been accused of misappropriating company funds.

He is survived by wife and two kids.
May his soul rest in peace.

Regardless of any situation one is going through, suicide should never be an option. If you are going through a terrible situation always learn to speak out.

A problem shared, is a problem solved. Rest in peace once again Okechukwu.

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An Epic ODUDUWA NATION Rally Holds soon-Sunday Igboho Declared .

After the visit of the Royal Father to His Villa yesterday, Chief Sunday Igboho makes it know to the entire Yoruba people that he remains committed to the actualization of ODUDUWA NATION.
He stated that Yoruba land must be liberated and the time is now while encouraging the entire Yoruba Citizens to prove themselves by coming out enmass to support the proposed Rally which it’s date would be announced soon….

The Royal Fathers pledged their unalloyed support to the struggle of Chief Sunday Igboho in ensuring that the ODUDUWA NATION is granted….

The rally which is scheduled to hold soon would be announced any moment from now…..

Received in audience:
His Royal Majesty, Oba Abdul-Rasaq Olanbiwoninu Abiola Esan OMIRIN 1 .(The Onileegbo of Ile-Egbo Kingdom Ijesha), Oba Arigbabuwo Adekunle (The Onilalupon of Lalupon) accompanied by Otunba Tesleem Adeniyi and Chief Hajji Zuma Ajibola Esan ( The Bobajiroro of Osan Ekiti)…

Compiled by:
Omiyale Ademola
Eniola Mathew.

#IgbohoMediaTeam#

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Dele Ogundipe “Genesis”Begins Moves To Appeal Conviction For Fraud

Emerging details have it that Israel Oladele Ogundipe has initiated moves to appeal his conviction for fraud after he was sentenced to two years imprisonment over fraud.

Sources disclosed, that backed by powerful friends who believe in him the incarcerated preacher is assembling a high-power legal team to fight his conviction and clear his name.

Ogundipe better know by the name of his ministry “Genesis” (Genesis Global) was convicted for fraud earlier in the week and sentenced to two years in imprisonment – a year each for the counts but to run concurrently – in the case that spanned 13 (Thirteen) years.

The case against Ogundipe was initiated by Mrs Olaide Williams –Oni who alleged amongst other things that the prophet over some time defrauded her to the tune of N17M.

Insiders claim that findings of the court about this claim formed a major premise for the conviction of Ogundipe by a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Insiders, however, revealed that Ogundipe has started underground moves to fight the conviction by taking the case to a “higher court”.

The widespread reportage of his conviction is said to have caused untold injury and damage to his brand.

Ogundipe who has a near-cult following home and abroad is the shepherd of Genesis Global – which he built -, a parish of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC).

He has, however, been at logger’s heads with the leadership of the Celestial Church of Christ over issues about discipline and allegations of deviation from the tenets and doctrines of the CCC.

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Nigerians Have Lost Confidence, Trust In Us- IGP

The Nigerians Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the loss of confidence between the Police and the Nigerians was one of the major challenges hampering effective discharge of the Force responsibility.

He said introduction of community policing was part of the efforts aimed at rebuilding the lost confidence.

Adamu, who was represented at a policy dialogue on policing organised by the House of Representatives to collate views on a bill to amend the Police Service Commission act by DIG Olushola Oyebande, said management of the Police was working on regaining public trust.

He said: “We all know that constitutionally, the police have legal rights to live and legally speaking, the constitution guarantees a position where they can even use their fire arms to defend themselves when the situation demands.

“Within all that, we have asked them not to do anything that will bring colossal loss to members of the public.

“Going forward, there’s a lot of confidence building mechanism that’s being put in place to retrain the police to bring back confidence.

“Now a major problem is lack of confidence between the police and members of the public.

“That’s why the present administration came up with community policing and we are trying to see how it will work.

“It’s the best form of policing and a global phenomenon. I was part of the team that went to do the research.

“There’s a lot of distrust and disconnect between the police and the public. So the community policing will try to bring this into focus and to bridge that gap.

“It’s going to be community driven and problem solving. We want to involve the community, the locals to be part of policing of the area.

“They know the culture, the language, topography and that’s why we’re having the community policing initiative to train the locals to join us. So we don’t prevent proactive policing, rather than being reactive.”

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Senator Ndoma-Egba’s wife died in a motor accident in Benin

Victor Ndoma-Egba, the former Senate leader, has lost his wife, Amaka Onono Ndoma-Egba.

It was gathered that Ndoma-Egba lost his wife to a ghastly motor accident along the Benin – Akure Expressway on her way to a function.

It was also gathered that Ndoma-Egba earlier this year lost his mother-in-law, mother and his former media aide while his house was vandalized during the #EndSARS protest in Calabar.

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This is just the beginning of EndSARS Protest, Buhari Should Release All Detained Protesters, Dokpesi Says!

EndSARS Protests Have Just Started, Buhari Should Release All Detained Protesters, Dokpesi Says

Founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, has warned the Nigerian Government to brace up for more #EndSARS protests.

He urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to release all detained protesters and called for the unfreezing of their accounts by banks.

According to Dokpesi during a visit to The Nation headquarters in Lagos over last month’s attack on this newspaper’s facility, the protests were peaceful until the government-sponsored hoodlums attacked protesters.

He described #EndSARS as the beginning of a long struggle to appraise and restructure the country.

He said, “A lot of impunity has happened in a very recent time. Nigeria has never been as divided as it is today. People have lost faith and confidence in the ability of Nigeria to remain as one united country.

“So, the time is fast approaching but we pray that God will raise a crop of Nigerians, who still believe strongly in the unity, progress and development of this country. Those who can sacrifice because the people who are supposed to be our servants – public servants, civil servants – have become our public masters.

“Until we re-orientate the people that public service is service to our people that we are in the office to contribute to the well-being and good of our country, then, the #EndSARS has just started. It has emboldened quite a lot of people. There is nothing to be hidden anymore.

“It shows that the government doesn’t have respect for anybody – either for our children or for us. They have used our father’s time; they used our own time; they want to use our children’s time. It must stop! It is not in the interest of anybody to continue to hunt these children while keeping their own children safe.

“My own children and your own children, and the children of everybody that went out to protest were not armed.

“It was those that are in government that invited hoodlums to chase them out of the streets. We saw them with sticks in all parts of Abuja and in the northern part of the country. If the government loves itself, it should be advised to stop and release everybody (the protesters). All those youths that have their accounts closed, they should open them immediately and allow them to go.”

Dokpesi said as a parent, he was ready to come out to challenge the government to release the protesters.

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Live bullets was used by the Nigerian Army on Lekki protesters — CNN reports reveal

CNN investigation has alleged that the Nigerian army used live bullets on protesters during its intervention in the #EndSARS protests in Lekki, Lagos state.

The American cable network also unveiled the identity of a protester who reportedly died on the night of the shootings. He was named as Victor Sunday Ibanga.

CNN said a forensic probe of the bullet casings recovered from the scene of the incident revealed that live bullets were fired at the protesters.

It said current and former Nigerian military sources confirmed that the bullet casings “match those used by the army”.

Two ballistics experts also confirmed that the shape of the bullet casings indicate they used live rounds, CNN said.

The network also said it worked with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and “established that several of the bullets from the Lekki toll gate originated from Serbia. Export documents CNN has seen show that Nigeria purchased weaponry from Serbia almost every year between 2005 and 2016”.

The Nigerian army has repeatedly denied using live rounds, insisting that its soldiers used blank bullets and shot only into the air.

FINALLY, A NAME AND A PICTURE

Before the publication of Ibanga’s picture, no dead victim had been publicly identified.

Others who were previously reported dead later came out to deny — or it turned out they died elsewhere before the October 20 shooting.

Obianuju Udeh, aka DJ Switch, who streamed the shooting live in Instagram, said she counted 15 dead bodies.

A protester who testified before the judicial panel set up by the Lagos state government to investigate the incident said he saw one dead body.

The Nigerian army had initially denied its men were at the scene of the incident where hundreds of #EndSARS protesters gathered to demand an end to police brutality.

Some of the protesters told CNN that soldiers fired into the crowd.

The Lagos state government had first said no deaths were recorded before Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, the governor, revealed that two persons later died from their wounds.

It is still unclear if Ibanga was one of the two since the details were not made public.

TheCable captures the inconsistencies between the Lagos government and the army regarding the incident in this timeline.

CNN said its probe of the incident showed that 27-year-old Ibanga died of bullet wounds sustained from the Lekki shootings — but it was the police that were said to have taken his body away.

According to the investigation, Elisha, Victor’s brother, received a call that he (Victor) had been shot dead and “that the police took his body away”.

CNN also quoted one Peace Okon as saying she has not seen her 18-year-old brother, Wisdom Okon, who went to the protest ground on the night of the shooting.

Okon was said to have relocated to Lagos only a few weeks before the incident.

”I’ve gone to hospitals; I’ve gone to police stations, I’ve gone to everywhere. I can’t find him,” his sister said.

CNN also reported that several families are yet to locate their loved ones since Lekki shooting.

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How American Air Force Special Operations flew NAVY SEALS to Nigeria to rescue the son of a missionary Philip Walton

US Air Force Special Operations flew NAVY SEALS to Nigeria to rescue the son of a missionary Philip Walton who was kidnapped in Niger Republic by armed Fulani herdsmen.

The young man was kidnapped in neighboring Niger at his farm Tuesday morning by Fulani herdsmen armed with AK-47 assault rifles but was smuggled into Nigeria through our border that is closed by this government.

The Fulani herdsmen kidnappers demanded for $1 million from Phillips dad who has lived in Niger for 30 years.

The CIA provided intelligence leading to Walton’s whereabouts while the Marine Special Operations elements in Africa helped locate him by tracking the Kidnappers phone.

Early this morning, about 30 US Navy commandos parachuted into the remote area in northern Nigeria where the kidnappers had taken Walton. They hiked about three miles until they came upon the captors’ small encampment.

An intense but brief gunfight followed in which one captor escaped.

Walton was not harmed and whisked from the camp to a makeshift landing zone where a U.S. helicopter brought him to safety.

According to ABC, all but one of the seven captors was killed in the mission, described as a ‘precision’ hostage rescue.

‘They were all dead before they knew what happened,’ a source told the network.

America is nobody’s mate and truly the greatest country in the world.

See the resources they mobilized just to rescue one citizen kidnapped by herdsmen.

Now tell me, if you are an American citizen, why won’t you be proud of your great country?