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Oyo Govt Presents N1M Cash To Wife Of Late NSCDC Officer

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Oyo Govt Presents N1M Cash To Wife Of Late NSCDC Officer

Oyo State Government has donated N1m to the family of Inspector Sunday Omikunle, an officer in the Oyo State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps who died in a ghastly accident while on duty.

The deceased officer who was seconded to the State joint security task force team codenamed “Operation Burst” died while receiving treatment after an auto crash in the Oke Ogun area of the state.

On behalf of the state government, the NSCDC State Commandant, Dr John Adewoye who presented the cash to the wife of the deceased, Mrs Olayinka Omikunle told newsmen that the gesture was a reflection of government concern for the welfare of officers and men of the security outfit.

Adewoye said the gesture, coming from the state government as well as the insurance scheme being enjoyed by the operatives would go a long way to encourage the men and officers to give their all to the maintenance of peace and security in the state.

He promised that, aside from the gesture from the state government, the authorities of the NSCDC would also compensate the family of the deceased in due course.

Earlier, the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Otunba Moses Alake-Adeyemo in a brief remark after the weekly security meeting with all Heads of Security agencies in the state at the Executive Council Chamber commiserated with the families of the deceased officer describing the death as unfortunate.

He added that the cash donation was compensation for the death of the NSCDC officer who died in active service.

Adeyemo who prayed God to grant the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, assured that the State government would not renege in its commitment to the welfare of officers and men of Operation Burst and such other security agencies operating in the state.

Special Adviser on Security to Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Mr Segun Bolarinwa said the donation would serve as a morale booster to the security officers and would also serve as an indication that families of deceased officers of the security outfit will not be abandoned in time of need.

Bolarinwa pointed out that the donation, which is the fourth to be carried out was borne out of the Insurance Scheme instituted by the state government to cover all operations of officers and men of the outfit which comprises the Police, Army and the NSCDC.

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US Ambassador Advises Nigeria To Diversify Economy

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US Ambassador Advises Nigeria To Diversify Economy

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has advised Nigeria to diversify its economy to experience deeper growth and development.

The ambassador gave the advice at the annual dinner of the Nigeria-American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in Lagos on Sunday.

In a statement delivered by Ebuka Igochukwu, the chamber’s communication manager, Symington said Nigeria should reduce its dependence on crude oil.

Another speaker at the event, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, a former Nestle Foods Chairman, said Nigeria has to unearth the golden opportunities for economic growth and development. To do that, he recommended Agriculture and ICT which he said are viable alternatives to crude oil.

Honeywell chairman, Oba Otudeko, expressed concern bout the low performance of non-oil nigerian businesses in taking advantage of African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA.

NACC president, Otunba Oluwatoyin Akomolafe, said the Chamber was committed to improving trade relations between Nigeria and the U.S.

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Tunde Kelani Resigns As National Film And Video Censors Board Boss

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Tunde Kelani Resigns As National Film And Video Censors Board Boss

Iconic filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, hs resigned as boss of the National Film and Video Censors Board. Kelani blamed his resignation on the make-up of the board, and what he described as contradictions in the mentality of board members.

He said in a statement that his life and career do not fit into the set up of the board. The film icon said the structure is not aware of its functions, or what it is supposed to accomplish. Kelani said this has made it difficult for him to even try to fulfill those functions.

The filmmaker said he has decided to resign because he needed to spend his time and energy on productive, developmental, cultural, social and meaningful projects.

He said the change expected was not possible within such a large group of 52 members.

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Drunk FRSC Official Causes Car Accident In Lagos

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Drunk FRSC Official Causes Car Accident In Lagos

It is a grave situation when an official, charged with guarding the law, himself is found breaking it.

That is the case of a federal road safety corps official who was allegedly drunk and who caused a car accident as a result in Lagos over the weekend.

The officer, Deputy Route Commander B. Ojeaamiren was reported to have been unable to react quickly to angry motorists whose vehicle he had bashed because of his alleged intoxication. His movement was said to be slow, and his speech slurred. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

Meanwhile, federal road safety corps marshal, dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, says the corps marshal has condemned the officer’s alleged behavior in its totality.  She also said the marshal has vowed to institute necessary disciplinary actions against the officer. He is quoted as sayng, if found guilty, the offending officer will face the law.

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