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Sanwo-Olu, Others Eulogize Late NECA DG, Olawale



Sanwo-Olu, Others Eulogize Late NECA DG, Olawale

Professional colleagues, friends, and well-wishers have continued to eulogize the late Director-General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Dr. Timothy Olawale, describing him as a hard-working, humble, team player, and God-fearing.

Among those who paid tributes to Olawale during a commendation service in his honour on Thursday in Lagos were Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Represented by Director-General, Lagos State Pensions Commission, Mr Babalola Obilana, the governor described Olawale’s death as most shocking, because it happened while he was in active service.

Sanwo-Olu, however, too solace in the fact that Olawale lived a fulfilled life worth celebrating.
“On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I offer our sincere condolences to the family he left behind, especially his wife and children and members of the NECA family, which he served as DG until his death.

“His contributions to the growth of the association will remain indelible; his passion was not only for the job, but the welfare of workers.

“His contributions will be greatly missed and I hope his legacies will continue to stand in the pursuit of progress, “Sanwo-Olu said.

Sanwo-Olu, Others Eulogize Late NECA DG, Olawale

In his remark, the President of NECA, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi, described the late Olawale as a bridge builder, seasoned administrator, and industrial relations expert.

Adeniyi said that Olawale’s immense contributions to national development could not be easily forgotten.

“No one worked harder than Tim: I mean, he was all over the place; he knew every aspect of his job which is not a surprise since he joined NECA in 2011.

“He worked his way to become the Director-General in January 2019; he left a mark in all of us; things will never be the same,” he said.

Born on July 19, 1965, Olawale was a consummate human resource management practitioner and accomplished labour and industrial relations professional.

He joined NECA in 2011 as Director, Membership Service and became the Director-General General, NECA up until his death.

He would be buried on Oct. 23 at his hometown in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

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2023: I Will Not Impose My Successor On Rivers — Wike



Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday said he would not impose any governorship aspirant of his choice on the people of Rivers come 2023.

Wike gave the assurance in a statement issued by Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the leadership of the party would meet to decide who to support at the appropriate time.

Wike however said that he is obliged to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the 2023 governorship election in Rivers.

“One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.

”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Wike stated that God would not allow someone who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state had made over the years to be the next governor.

”God will ensure that it is only someone who is courageous, firm and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that so many people have an interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But what is important is for you to know is what is good for your people and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people,” Wike stated.

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VIDEO: Moment Obi Cubana Met Wizkid Backstage At London Show




Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, a Nigerian entrepreneur, and businessman who chairs the Obi Cubana group of companies showed up at the O2 Arena in London venue of the talked about, a sold-out concert by Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid.

Cubana like many other notable Nigerians was in attendance to support one of Nigeria’s most successful artists who kicked off the beginning of his O2 arena concert as he treated his 20,000 fans with premium entertainment for three nights in a roll.

On the first night, he had on stage with him other artistes like American Superstar Chris Brown. He also brought hitmaker Tems, Buju with the Golden Voice, British Singer Ella Mai, and British rapper Skepta who all featured in his ‘Made In Lagos’ album, as he performed songs from there.

The Popular socialite and businessman, who had shared a video of himself and Wizkid after his third night show at the O2 Arena, London wrote on his page, “Proud of you #wizkidayo“

Watch Video Below;

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Former Senate President Joseph Wayas Is Dead



Joseph Wayas

Former Senate President in the Second Republic, Joseph Wayas is dead.

The death of Joseph Wayas, was announced by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesman, Christian Ita on Thursday.

According to the governor, Joseph Wayas gave up the ghost in the early hours of Tuesday in a London hospital.

Ayade said the late politician has left a lasting legacy that will be remembered for a long time, describing the death of the 80-year-old as a monumental loss to the state and Nigeria.

He, however, condoled with the family of Wayas and said his death is a “collective loss and the pains a shared one”.

The statement reads: “As a state, Cross River is in pains as we mourn the passing of our illustrious son. He was a rare gem. Dr Wayas’ demise is indeed a monumental loss to our dear state and Nigeria,” Ayade was quoted as saying.

“As Senate President, Dr Wayas contributed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic ethos through his robust and vibrant leadership of the upper legislative chamber.

“And since his retirement from active politics, the former Senate President had been playing a fatherly and stabilising role in the politics and affairs of our state.”

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