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Saturday, April 21, 2018

OKE-OGUN Calls Bayo Adelabu for Governor, 2019


It was a bright atmosphere yesterday in Saki as OKE-OGUN PEOPLE'S ALLIANCE (OOPA): An alliance for all sons and daughters of Oke-Ogun indigenes as they gather to call Oloye Bayo Adelabu Penkelemesi, the grandson of Adegoke Adelabu, to run for Governor come 2019.
The event which took place at Saki-Parapo City Hall, Saki OKE-OGUN on Satuday 21st of April 2018 was attended by numerous indigenes and residents of Oke-Ogun cut across all towns in the zones which include Saki, Iseyin, Igboho, Kishi, Tede, Gbopa, Ago Amodu, Sepeteri, Ipapo, Ofiki, Olaka etc.

Speaking at the event, Hon Moradesa Sunday described Bayo Adelabu as the most qualified person to paddle the affairs of Oyo State after Governor Abiola Ajimobi. He described Adelabu as a brilliant man blessed with a lot of experiences referencing to his engagements in both private and public sectors. He cited numerous economic and infrastructural developments Adelabu has brought to Oyo State and therefore urged people of Oke-Ogun to support him come 2019.

In his own remark, Michael Ogunsola who hails from Saki-West Local Government and also the President of Federation of Oyo State Students' Union (FOSSU) at The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic attested that Adelabu is a lover of education at all levels. Ogunsola buttressed that Adelabu, through his foundation (BAF), recently disbursed over #20 million bursary and scholarships to Oyo State indigenes across notable institutions in Nigeria where Oke-Ogun indigenes benefitted bountifully.

In his own attestation, Mr Isiaka Jaba commended OOPA for the programme as he described calling Adelabu for the state number one seat as putting a round peg in a round hole. He made it known that, despite not currently holding any political office, Adelabu provided a standard borehole for the people of Saki-Toro which permanently solved water problem in that locality where he (Jaba) comes from at Saki West local government, he also made mention of his many projects and programs aimed at improving the lives of the physically challenged people in the Oke-Ogun zones.

Several other attestation and appraisal were delivered at the event by various groups and individuals from the zone where they all declared their support for Adelabu and urged him to adhere to the call without hesitation for the betterment of Oke-Ogun and Oyo state at large. They even went as far as vowing to pay for his nomination form whenever the day arises for him to purchase the governorship candidature form.

The events came to a ceremonious end after so many other outpour of their profound gratitude towards Oloye Adebayo Adelabu and the continued emphasis on the imperatives of the call to serve his fatherland. They concluded that Oloye Adebayo Adelabu through his organization; Bayo Adelabu Foundation had done so much for their people, that he is very highly deserving and merit the role of the chief orchestra in moving Oyo State to its rightful destination as the nation's pacesetter and it is only proper for them to push all their weights behind him.

Also at the event were:
*Alhaji Hammed Ayila
*Alhaji Balake Alawiye
*Chief Mayor Balogun
*Mr T. O. Adetoro
*Alhaja Khuburat Adijat
*Mrs Bimpe Abe
*Mr Dodomi Ishola
etc.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Bayo Adelabu Gives #20m Bursary and Scholarship to Oyo State Students


It was an educative, entertaining and cash rewarding event at Bayo Adelabu Foundation Hall, Jericho, Ibadan on April 1, 2018 where a large crowd gathered to witness the  ground storming event. Many cynics and Thomases would be forgiven for thinking it was an April Fools prank event because many doubted the possibility of dolling such humongous amount of money to such a large crowd within a day. Quite unbelievably it was a reality and now a thing of the past.

The Agbaakin Parakoyi of Ibadanland himself, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, was on hand to make possible this huge task of bursary disbursement to over 800 pupils of various institutions. He exercised so much aura, and complete control of the event which marvelled the onlookers.

A man of sincere philanthropy, conscious of the need of his people, the bravery to avoid keeping them waiting a minute longer and within the short period of arrangement, he made the program a reality. It was Eli Broad who commented that 'Charity is just writing cheques and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before'. He was indeed a man of the people and of his words.

The Essay competition stole the headlines for the brilliant participants and the high level of intellectual prowess displayed by all the competitors. The root cause plummeting our economy, associated challenges and unbiased remarks were unlocked, the rots in the system were exclusively elaborated upon and the pragmatic approach to providing lasting solutions were ably pontificated. The essay itself served as a basis for careful research and analysis bothering on inclusive governance in the whole of Oyo state, titled: Achieving Inclusive Development through Government Policy, Programs and Institutions. Quite enlightening, you will remark. Jamiu Idowu, a 500 level student of the Great Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, went home with the star prize of #100,000 while the second and third prizes went to Asudemade Habeebullah and Adeniran Mutolyb Adekola who are both students of the University of Ibadan and they both went home with #75,000 and #50,000 respectively.




There was also the scholarship awards of #50,000 each given out to10 indigenous first class students of Oyo State and you can bet, there was joy and admirations written all over the faces of the recipients.



The event was then capped with beautiful musical performances, motivational talk and talent showcase within the students present. Oyo state have never seen anything like this, many philanthropists anticipate this class act but they are merely mouth actions as they never witness the light of the day.

On behalf of Oyo state students, we therefore express our sincere gratitude to Oloye Adebayo Adelabu for his profound gesture towards the students of the state and like Jonas Salk expressed that 'the reward for work weldone is the opportunity to do more' and we'll certainly do so to offer him the big opportunity in Oyo State come 2019.

OAU Student Wins Bayo Adelabu Essay Competition


It was an educative, entertaining and cash rewarding event at Bayo Adelabu Foundation Hall, Jericho, Ibadan on April 1, 2018 where a large crowd gathered to witness the  ground storming event. Many cynics and Thomases would be forgiven for thinking it was an April Fools prank event because many doubted the possibility of dolling such humongous amount of money to such a large crowd within a day. Quite unbelievably it was a reality and now a thing of the past.

The Agbaakin Parakoyi of Ibadanland himself, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, was on hand to make possible this huge task of bursary disbursement to over 800 pupils of various institutions. He exercised so much aura, and complete control of the event which marvelled the onlookers.

A man of sincere philanthropy, conscious of the need of his people, the bravery to avoid keeping them waiting a minute longer and within the short period of arrangement, he made the program a reality. It was Eli Broad who commented that 'Charity is just writing cheques and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before'. He was indeed a man of the people and of his words.

The Essay competition stole the headlines for the brilliant participants and the high level of intellectual prowess displayed by all the competitors. The root cause plummeting our economy, associated challenges and unbiased remarks were unlocked, the rots in the system were exclusively elaborated upon and the pragmatic approach to providing lasting solutions were ably pontificated. The essay itself served as a basis for careful research and analysis bothering on inclusive governance in the whole of Oyo state, titled: Achieving Inclusive Development through Government Policy, Programs and Institutions. Quite enlightening, you will remark. Jamiu Idowu, a 500 level student of the Great Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, went home with the star prize of #100,000 while the second and third prizes went to Asudemade Habeebullah and Adeniran Mutolyb Adekola who are both students of the University of Ibadan and they both went home with #75,000 and #50,000 respectively.




There was also the scholarship awards of #50,000 each given out to10 indigenous first class students of Oyo State and you can bet, there was joy and admirations written all over the faces of the recipients.



The event was then capped with beautiful musical performances, motivational talk and talent showcase within the students present. Oyo state have never seen anything like this, many philanthropists anticipate this class act but they are merely mouth actions as they never witness the light of the day.

On behalf of Oyo state students, we therefore express our sincere gratitude to Oloye Adebayo Adelabu for his profound gesture towards the students of the state and like Jonas Salk expressed that 'the reward for work weldone is the opportunity to do more' and we'll certainly do so to offer him the big opportunity in Oyo State come 2019.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Download 'Son of Distephano' by Qaniola (SOD)


Home boy Qaniola is dropping it like it's hot with his hood and club banger episode 'Son of Distephano', the Legendary Real Madrid footballer. It speaks about the street and what he has up his sleeves for the hood. He's definitely full of talent and has more to offer the music industry. You need to listen to the track and I'm certain you'll love it, every moment of it.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Getting New or Older? - By Awelewa Stanley

The answer lies in the Upgrade Paradox: Version 2 is always both older and newer than Version 1.

In past times, before regular upgrades, a product or a person would simply get older. Each year, whether you liked it or not, you’d age by another year.

Today, with regular upgrades, the latest version of Adidas or Apple or Adele is newer than last year’s, even though the brand is older. “Our children are our elders in universe time.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

When we think in earth time, we thing of things getting older. When we think in universe time, we thing of things getting more advanced. Bucky meant that as our children are born into a universe more advanced than the one we were born into, they are already advanced versions of ourselves.

In today's fast changing times, the beauty is that you can continue to upgrade yourself to become newer each year.

We live with a body that we can maintain, and a mind that we can upgrade. For your 2017 upgrade:

What are the best parts you choose to keep?
Which are the parts you choose to take out?
Which are the parts you choose to add?

Upgrading yourself is a conscious choice - which automatically leads to a newer you. By upgrading yourself, the 2017 version of you is newer and more advanced than the 2016 version of you.
And the opposite is also true. By failing to upgrade yourself, you’re simply choosing to step in to a new year and a new universe equipped with the old version of you, built for another time.

So if you haven’t already undergone a full system upgrade for the year ahead, do it now! Become the wise child of your past self. “We turn not older with years but newer every day.” ~Emily Dickinson

Credit: Roger James Hamilton

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Man who will be our Next Governor: The Philosophical Lens. Part 1 - By Isiaka Kehinde

 Competence should be qualification for authority. The ruler should be he who has peculiar ability to fulfill that function. - Plato.

Incidentally, those people whose names crest the list of aspirants for the governorship position under PDP in Oyo state are all familiar to me like duck to water. They are all my brothers and leaders. And truth be told,  this is one time that my emotional intelligence can not suffice to narrow down my selective disposition. However,  I need no crystal ball to know that not all of them have what it takes to lead the state out of its present statis position, hence, their best, saying some of them, may not be good enough. I kid you not, if we fail in our search, we are all going to be victims. 

It may not be as clear as bright day devoid of wild south wind to point out who the next governor will be, let's leave that to Providence. However, it is rational to identify those who can only end their aspiration inside the comfort of their living  rooms. The saying by Eugone Wares that "fortune favours who dares" does not apply in politics. It is a matter of self-interest to some people. Can you blame them? Self interest, as Eric Beinhocker, the author of "Origin of wealth" says, "is every individual's inalienable right". Thank God that in democracy, self interest not backed by people's nod, is a forlorn hope . 

Foremost, we need to jettison sentiments and put on our thinking caps and in the words of President Trump "think big, dream bigger". As he aptly said "we would no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action. The time for empty talk is over".

We, to get the desired result, must act like platonic realists, who don't just accept anything that has not proved itself or that was merely thrust upon them. To them, the truth of  the statement of the form of  XYZ  can hold only, if we can prove X, prove Y, and prove Z. 

A state is a reflection of the nature of  individuals that it is made of. We don't demand just a prince that is so anointed by a larger than life authority-speaking, political "king". We need a prince who is shrewd enough to have his own mind working full blast unaided. That's the moral  of opening this piece with that memorable quote by Plato.

On the other hand, We demand a level playing field, for the aspirants to show us what they have up their sleeves. As the great Boethius captures it "do not look for violets in purple meadows when fields are blasted by winter winds". The ground must be flat without any banana peels.

We need a man who is only in politics to find his passion who has what in theology of existentialism is called "a deep and abiding commitment of the heart". The era of settling for what is available instead of what is desirable is gone for good, using   Ike Odimegu's voice .

We need a man who is a master of himself, who is not burdened by fears and desires.  As a sage says, "ravenous greed would devour everything and then discover other wants"  .

Integrity matters in our operations.  Without integrity, nothing else matters says Allan Simpson. A leader who in moral value judgement stands like a rock should Top our preference.

The final word and most germane - is he a man of the people? Here, we should place people's interests above party. This is the theory of common perspective. Elections, according to Abraham Lincoln belong to the people. It is their decision. 

What matters are marketability, reliability  and sellability value of whoever ultimately clinch party ticket. People, (the silent majority) not only party leaders determine  elections. Do you have anyone in mind?  Please argue with facts and not friction.

On a final note, Thomas Leslie Jones says that "equation of truth when in the context of communication amongst minds is very complex". The points in this piece represent my personal opinion without being sophistical. If you disagree, you are entitled to form your own opinion.

Watch out for part 2.
Enjoy your weekend folks.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Senator Ladoja in Ethical Dilemma by Alh Isiaka Kehinde

"You must have it in mind that anyone else involved in your decision has a right of their own" - Immanuel Kant.

When I read the passionate appeal made by Engr Seyi Makinde to Senator Ladoja not to exit PDP,  the first thing that crossed my mind was Bernard Joinet,  who said "of all three basic elements of democracy: Liberty, Equality and Dialogue, the most supreme is dialogue". Because, no one can clap with one hand,  I think, OYO State PDP stakeholders should never dream of going for destructionist approach of smothering a party they struggled to rebuild. My take - Senator Ladoja should still hang around so that the party will not hang itself. 

When Senator Markafi led caretaker committee waved it's olive branch to the leaders of PDP who had jumped ship to come back, some people felt, it was a mere contraption of an insipid calm sea which invites sailors to a voyage only to terrify them in the middle of the sail. Has recent unfolding events in PDP not proved those cynics right?

Arguably, before Senator Ladoja would ever conceived the idea of leaving PDP, he must have ruminated over it and found it to be a deep seated pain which he could no longer bear. Every moral being at one time or the other finds himself in this situation of choosing between devil and a deep blue sea. In philosophy, this is called "ethical dilemma".

In the present situation, it is best for Senator lLadoja to take a decision that can gratify his interest, rather, he should consider "common good". He should learn wisdom in the words of utilitarian philosophers that "the moral worth of an action is measured by its usefulness to the generality of the people. He should also read the 33 strategies of war to know that,  "in a battle, your enemies will relish your failures, therefore, use that as a pressure to fight harder". In this case, we all know those lurking around to 'mock" Baba Ladoja should PDP fails to wrestle power from the incumbent.

With the gravitas of his position in the party as a reinforcing element, the high Chief should know that any action he takes can only be ethically right if it does not violates the rights of others. Has he bothered to sample opinions of cross section of his followers if they are willing to move out of PDP? Here again, I will refer our esteemed Osi Olubadan to borrow the counsel of Mark Twain "when you are on the side of the majority, always pause and reflect before you take any action."

At this defining moment, Senator Ladoja should call all the governorship aspirants together in a room and allow them to do a SWOT analysis of themselves to know where they can be properly situated. It will be ludicrous to give ticket to whoever can't win even his immediate constituency. More so, we can only have one person to occupy One seat, no matter how covetous the seat is.

If this attempt ends in a fiasco, he should give room for an open, credible and acceptable primaries where the aspirants will flaunt the cards. In their sleeves and  only he who gets the majority nod grabs the ticket. 
By so doing, he would have been that "great star" in the words of Nietzsche.

Any other step aside the foregoing will be flat out wrong. My candid opinion. God bless you sir.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hope Alive for 100 Victimised Women in Ibadan

By: Initiative Against Gender Discrimination and Female Abuse


Help us keep hope alive, project to empower 100 victimised women (victim of domestic violence and single mothers) in Ibadan to be self-reliant, Ibadan is the largest ancient city in Nigeria, had been the centre of administration of the old western region since the days of the British colonial rule, women shoulder 2/3 of the world's problem and that's why we are giving our nurturing supports to the victimised women to be mentored by experts in diverse fields such as: fashion designing and hair making

Challenge

Ibadan is the largest ancient city in Nigeria, had been the centre of administration of the old western region since the days of the British colonial rule, most of the victims of domestic violence are those that are lacking in vocational training and capacity building if not educated and also early marriage and sexual education are the cause of these problem. Findings have shown that 2/3 of the women in this community, they shoulder the responsibilities of their kids after leaving their abuser.

Solution

Solution hope alive, a project to empower 100 victimised women (victim of domestic violence and single mothers) in ibadan, Nigeria, to be self reliant. Helping victims of circumstances with poor or no orientation about choices they have in the diversification created by life's opportunities i e they would be mentored and trained by experts in diverse fields, vocational training such as hair making, fashion designing, craft/design, ICT, etc.

Long-Term Impact

This project will bring the women out of the stagnation caused by abuse for both young and old, this also gives an idea to prolonged economic advancement for the community by pruning unemployment rate in the city by half as each of the participants will train another over 200 and will help the community in capacity building to achieve sustainable development and to end Domestic Violence in our society. This will also help to them to take care of their kids and well being without any fear.

Resources

http:/​/​www.inagfa.org

Sunday, March 11, 2018

BAYO ADELABU FOUNDATION: ESSAY COMPETITION


Bayo Adelabu through his blossoming NGO, Bayo Adelabu Foundation, BAF has announced the call for entries for the 2018 edition of its annual Essay competition. The winners of the competition will be announced and awarded at the Bayo Adelabu Easter Party with Students of Tertiary Instititutions which is  scheduled to hold at Bayo Adelabu Foundation's House, Jericho Area, lbadan on Sunday, 01 April 2019.

The essay competition which is organised exclusively for students of Oyo State origin is part of Bayo Adelabu Foundation's Educational initiative to promote reading culture and encourage socio-political awareness and intellectual development amongst students of public higher institutions in Oyo State, Nigeria.

The founder of  BAF, Adebayo Adelabu 'Penkelemesi', who announced the call for entries said the Essay Competition will provide an opportunity for the progressive students across the institutions in Oyo state to contribute their quota, and also to  offer a workable model to revamp and sustain the current transformation going on in Oyo state. This will also enhance sustainable development, accountability and inclusiveness in all facets of governance through strong policy, institutions and programs.

Strong Policy, programs and Institutions are factors that need to be looked into in achieving inclusive development pointed out above for the benefits of common man and society as a whole.

The topic for the essay is:

*'ACHIEVING INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH GOVERNMENT POLICY, PROGRAMS AND INSTITUTIONS'.*

It should be an essay of about 500-700 words, with 1.5 line space of about 12fonts of Time News Roman.

It should clearly and concisely enumerate the problems limiting overall development in Oyo State, reasons why the few economic breakthrough is not reaching the common man, identifying the possible way out of this dilemma, using the government, businesses and individuals as the basis of analysis.

*ELIGIBILITY: OPEN ONLY TO STUDENTS OF PUBLIC HIGHER INSTITUTIONS.*

*Deadline: 22nd March, 2018*

All entries should be sent by email to: essaybaf@gmail.com

For Enquiries: 08022042254, 08038237429

Thursday, February 22, 2018

JCI Oluyole: Oyo Clean-Up Campaign


JCI Oluyole, Let's Do it! Nigeria, Oyo Military and others unite efforts for Oyo Cleanup Project

This landmark event is coming up on Saturday, February 24th, 2018; Oyo, Nigeria

JCI Oluyole Statement reads:

"2018 is the year of the biggest civic action in the World. On 15th of September 2018; millions of volunteers around the globe will come together and clean up millions of tons of trash – it is the World Cleanup Day 2018. For the first time, Nigeria will be a part of this global movement by joining over 150 other countries and 20 million citizens around the globe to organize a national cleanup in all the 36 states of the Federation on a single day.

One thing that Oyo State was known for from time immemorial was its dirty state, due to its poor refuse management. The refuse was so overwhelming that the ancient city was labeled one of the dirtiest in Nigeria and Africa. Anywhere one turned to, expressways, major roads, feeder roads, residential areas were overrun with notorious heaps of refuse. It was so bad that the first thing to be noted by strangers on entering the city even at the major motor parks in tollgate, Iwo Road, and Ojoo were annoying stinking refuse.

As a build up to the World Cleanup Day; JCI Oluyole will organize a pilot cleanup exercise on February 24th, 2018 in Oyo State - an inland state in the south-western Nigeria. The cleanup exercise would be carried out in collaboration with Let's Do it! Nigeria (LDIN); Oyo state solid waste Management Agency; Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp; Civil -Military Relationship department of the Nigeria Army Force Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Ojo Ibadan.

According to the 2018 JCI Oluyole President, Kodaolu Oluwasola Abiodun,
“We are approaching the raining season and there is a need to sensitize people on the dangers improper wastes management can cause in the country; starting from the outbreak of diseases to the incessant flooding as a result of blocked drainages experienced in some part of the country. JCI Oluyole will advocate for proper waste management in the state; that will focus on discouraging littering and preach more about recycling.”

The project is scheduled to commence by 6:30am on February 24th, 2018 and the starting point is from Oja Oba, Ibadan. 

World Cleanup Day is a wakeup call for everyone in the whole world. It is an opportunity to showcase how young people can take action towards making our environment better.”

This  CLEAN UP exercise tagged "Let’s Do it Campaign, Let’s Do It! Is not only about cleaning up waste, We as JCI Oluyole members intend to unite and Partner with other Civic, Private and government Organizations  as well as the media in our community to raise awareness and Implement true change to achieve a clean and healthy Society and to greater extent a  clean and healthy Nigeria, The fact is, waste has a nasty little habit of not staying in one place, as trash begins to decompose, harmful chemicals and toxins begin to leak. First, into the soil, then spread into water and air-the very two important things we all depend on for a healthy life, Drinking dirty waters, Spreading diseases, red flag air pollution days…these are all related in some ways to the waste we produce and we fail to properly dispose, The amount of waste that has been wrongly and awkwardly disposed around our market Places and on some of our Road median in Ibadan calls for the immediate actions of concerned citizens in the society like members of the Junior Chamber International Oluyole




For more information about the campaign, kindly visit: www.worldcleanupday.org and www.letsdoitworld.org

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

My Re-endorsement of Bayo Adelabu Penkelemesi Oyo 2019 Project


Many might observe that recently I have soft pedalled on the chant for a youthful regime through Adebayo Adelabu, the grandson of the renowned Ibadan politician and great nationalist, Adegoke Adelabu Penkelemesi, this is not because there has been a change of mind but to critically reevaluate our position and possibly a rethink of base of flight. This has been ongoing for a while, I have given it a deeper than usual thought, I have absorbed the prospect of other aspirants and weighed the chances of them performing better, I have juxtaposed their noble intent and novel aspiration with the salient need of the people of our dear state and found them no where close to Bayo Adelabu Penkelemesi.

In these periods of careful diagnosis, I have come across many views and opinions, posts and comments ventilating their presentation of support for their revered choice for Oyo 2019. Many have made a brave attempt to sell their candidates philanthropic gestures while a host of others would rather attempt to force down your throat their prejudice argument for their candidate hence adumbrating the true essence of democracy. However, none have successfully been able to streamline their preferred candidate's antecedents with respect to how they will benefit their social environment and in the process aerate their economic blueprint, record of financial dexterity and management of previous offices along with their record of successes in their field of profession.

It far supersedes the usual chant praises of a glorified master on physical mode basis or via social media but exemplifying the true character adorned to deliver on re-engineering the anomalies in our porous system, alleviating poverty and subsequently elevating the standard of living of the people of Oyo state.

These are by no way an end in itself but a mean to an end and it is noteworthy to mention that the aforementioned modalities can also be carefully researched and broadcasted through the media as suggested by any fool planning to be in government but exhibiting the traits and innate creed to carry out these functions requires just more than the usual rhetorics. The desire to channel our bountiful state resources to a rapid socioeconomic growth deserves to be handed to the right hand and none other is most capable than Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, the Agbaakin Parakoyi of Ibadanland, the grandson of Adegoke Adelabu Penkelemesi, the scion of the Adelabu dynasty. #TeamPenkelemesi #Oyo2019

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