Former Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has expressed his commitment to the development of the State and called for unity following the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the election of his successor, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Despite the verdict being contrary to the wishes of his party’s members and supporters, Oyetola accepted it in the interest of peace and progress.
In a statement, he congratulated Adeleke on his triumph and urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his supporters to accept the judgment and move forward. Oyetola emphasized the need for collaboration with citizens, associations, and institutions to facilitate the growth and development of Osun.
Oyetola said, “We strongly believe we presented a good case before the Supreme Court but the court thought otherwise and has given its verdict. While the outcome is against our wish and that of our party members and supporters, we are all bound to accept it as law-abiding citizens.”
He noted that the present situation is a win-win for everyone, saying while “we lost Osun technically, the party gained Nigeria.” Oyetola added:
“To the Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke, I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your victory at the Supreme Court. While I pray for your tenure to be prosperous for our people and the State, I urge you to focus on delivery of good governance.
“Politics aside, time has come to let you know that the interest of the masses must be most paramount without any restriction or discrimination whether based on political persuasion, creed or religion. “Whatever personal differences we have must give way to the advancement of our great State.
The security of Osun people must be guaranteed regardless of their religious and political affiliations. I pray for peace and progress in your tenure.”
He emphasized that the focus should be on delivering good governance and ensuring the security of the people, regardless of their affiliations. Oyetola concluded by extending his wishes for a prosperous tenure for Adeleke and for peace and progress in the State.
BREAKING: 27 year old Nigerian singer, MohBad is dead
Nigerian musician Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as MohBad, has passed away at the age of 27. The former Marlian Records signee was confirmed dead on Tuesday, and it has left the music industry in mourning.
The distressing news was shared by music executive Ovie on his social media platform, #Ovieo, on Tuesday evening.
He tweeted, “Confirmed. MohBad is dead. Sad, sad day.”
Furthermore, Nigerian rapper Olamide Adedeji, popularly referred to as Olamide, expressed his grief with a cryptic message on his social media handle.
He posted, “Damn! Mohbad (sic)” and in another tweet, he wrote, “This life (sic).”
Shortly after the news of MohBad’s passing emerged, an old video featuring Bella Shmurda surfaced online.
In the video, Bella Shmurda can be heard discussing MohBad’s recent battle with mental health issues, adding another layer of tragedy to the artist’s untimely demise.
Breaking: Ed Sheeran Cleared of Copyright Infringement in High-Stakes ‘Let’s Get It On’ Lawsuit
The decision is a relief to the British pop star who expressed his gratitude to the jury for protecting the creative process for songwriters
A jury has decided that Ed Sheeran did not unlawfully copy Marvin Gaye’s classic song “Let’s Get It On” in his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud”.
The decision is a relief to the British pop star who expressed his gratitude to the jury for protecting the creative process for songwriters in the US and around the world. He hugged his attorneys after the verdict was read in Manhattan federal court.
The lawsuit was brought by heirs of Ed Townsend, the writer of “Let’s Get It On”, who claimed that Sheeran, his label Warner Music Group, and his music publisher Sony Music Publishing infringed their copyright interest in the Gaye song.
The plaintiffs were seeking a share of the profits from “Thinking Out Loud”, arguing that the song copied the “heart” of Gaye’s song including its melody, harmony, and rhythm.
However, the jury ruled that Townsend’s heirs had not proven their case and that the similarities between the songs involved basic musical “building blocks” that cannot be copyrighted. Sheeran, who denied the copyright infringement claims, said outside the courthouse that he was “just a guy with a guitar who loves writing music for people to enjoy” and that he would not allow himself to be a “piggy bank for anyone to shake”. The verdict came after six days of trial and less than three hours of jury deliberations.
EFCC Re-arraigns Father And Son Over Alleged N5.6bn Fraud In Lagos
The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arraigned Emmanuel Adewunmi Jayeoba alongside his son, Adewale Daniel Jayeoba, before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The defendants were re-arraigned on a piece of 14-count amended information bordering on money laundering to the tune of N5, 697, 029, 685.
One of the counts reads: “ That you, Adewale Daniel Jayeoba and Emmanuel Adewunmi Jayeoba, between 2019 and 2020, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, conspired amongst yourselves to use the aggregate sum of N5.697,029,685, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of your unlawful activity to wit: carrying on banking business without a valid license and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”
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