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One Year Coronation Anniversary: Senator Bamidele donates Coaster Bus to Oluyin-in-Council



A Bus Donated to Oluyin in Council by Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele

Ekiti Central Senator in the Ninth, Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele over the weekend donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.

The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.

Senator Bamidele, made the donation in Iyin Ekiti during the one year coronation anniversary of the monarch.

Bamidele said the 30-seater bus would help facilitate movements of Iyin Kingdom chiefs outside the state during social and community development services.

“It is a token to support ongoing development efforts of Oluyin-in-Council and to make our hometown a place we will all be proud of”.

“With the help of God and support of all Iyin-Ekiti sons and daughters around the world, we will continue to be part of the process to advance this town”.

“We believe the bus will aid their movements especially in terms of social and community services for the good of Iyin-Ekiti,” he said.

Oba Ajakaiye who received the bus on behalf of the council expressed gratitude to the lawmaker for what he described as his thoughtfulness.

He described Bamidele as a proud son of Iyin-Ekiti, who always puts the community first in all his dealings..

He assured that Oluyin-in-Council under his leadership would make judicious use of bus to advance the progress of the community.

“We want to appreciate our son for this gesture and the ones he’s done in the past. This is quite thoughtful of him as it will further support our community development agenda”.

“We pray that God will continue to sustain him and furnish him with the wisdom required to administer his current position,” the monarch said.

Meanwhile, the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, has described Iyin-Ekiti as lucky to have a worthy son like Senator Bamidele.

Lawan disclosed this on Saturday when he was conferred with the traditional title of “Aare Akorewolu of Iyin-Ekiti”.

Lawan who was accompanied by over twenty senators to receive the title, said Bamidele is a good ambassador of Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Yoruba and Nigeria at large.

He attributed the recent passage of a bill by the senate to establish a medical sciences university in Iyin-Ekiti, to the efforts of Bamidele and the good relationship he enjoys among his colleagues.

He assured the people of the town that he would do the needful to ensure that the passed bill receives timely assent of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Iyin-Ekiti community which I can now describe as my second home is lucky to have Senator Opeyemi Bamidele as a son. He is well respected among his colleagues, he is modest, honest and a servant leader.

“The recent recent passage of the bill by the senate to establish a medical sciences university in this community was made possible by your son and the kind of relationship he enjoys among his colleagues”.

“I want to use this opportunity to thank Iyin-Ekiti people for this title and I promise to ensure its development in every capacity I find myself,” he said.

Recall that other dignitaries who received traditional title at the event include Brig -Gen. Johnson Bamidele (rtd) Olawumi, former Director–General of NYSC,, who was accompanied to the event by the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Farouk Yahaya.

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Senate President greets former President Ibrahim Babangida @81



Former President Ibrahim Badamoshi Babangida


The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sent his felicitations to former President Ibrahim Babangida on the joyful occasion of his 81st birthday.

Lawan congratulates the elder statesman for marking the day in good health and peace of mind.

“I felicitate our elder statesman, former President Ibrahim Babangida, as I join members of his family, friends and associates in rejoicing with him on the auspicious occasion.

“We thank the Almighty Allah for keeping him in good health after his great accomplishments in the service of our beloved country, Nigeria.

“I pray Allah to grant him many more of this day so that our nation may continue to draw from his wealth of knowledge,  wisdom and experience,” Lawan says.

The Senate President wishes the General a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


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Abuja Stands Still as Lawan Leads Senators, Others to Celebrate Bamidele @ 59



Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and Senate President Ahmad Lawan


The President of Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Friday evening led some of his  colleagues and other eminent personalities  to celebrate 59 years birthday celebration of Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele in Abuja , the Federal CapitalTerritory.

Senator Lawan arrival with other dignitaries at the venue of the event kicked off the colourful birthday dinner despite the evening showers.

Among the Senators who attended the celebration party were Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Philip Adudua, Jubril Barau,( Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations) Tolu Odebiyi, Kola Balogun,
Michael Ama Nnachi and Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare.

Also, A member representing Ado Ifelodun/Irepodum Federal Constituency, Hon. Steve Fatoba was also in attendance to celebrate with Senator Bamidele.

The Clerk of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Hajia Fatimo Abba Jiddum led staff of the committee to the dinner marking 59th birthday celebration of Senator Bamidele.

Senior National Assembly Staff, Captains of Industry, members legal luminaries, friends and family were on ground to add colour to the celebration in Abuja.

Similarly on same day some supporters of Senator Opeyemi Bamidele in Ekiti Central Senatorial district held series of programmes for the Ekiti born politician with  Reception in his country home , Iyin-Ekiti , visit Erelu Adebayo motherless Children home and held Jumat Service in honor of the celebrant at Iyin-Ekiti.

Speaking with Journalists, Senior Legislative Aide to the Senator, Hon Bunmi Oguntuase described Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele at 59 as leader who had impacted lives of people of Ekiti and beyond.

” My experience with him in the past three years has shown that Senator Bamidele is a leader that listen, always ready to help and  we calls him promise keeper because is a man of his word”.

Excited Senator Bamidele thanked the well wishers both in Abuja and Iyin-Ekiti and across the globe for show of love at his 59 years birthday and also thanked the almighty God for his blessing over his life for the past 59 years.

The highlights of Senator Bamidele 59th birthday celebration in Abuja include Prayers, cutting of Cakes and presentation of gifts.

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Oyetola greets wife on her birthday



Osun State First Lady, Mrs. Kafayat Olaitan


Governor of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has joined family and well-wishers of his wife and Osun First Lady, Mrs. Kafayat Olaitan to celebrate her on her birthday and their wedding anniversary.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola described the wife as a leading inspiration to girls and women in Osun in particular and the country at large.

Oyetola further said: “Today, I celebrate your humility, your love for people, your passion for humanity and your kindness towards the larger society, especially the vulnerable, the women and the girl child who you champion through your pet project, the Ilerioluwa Development Initiative.

“We thank the Almighty Allah for His Divine Grace and Mercy in the last six decades plus two of your life and His Guidance, Direction and Provision since He joined us together, 39 years ago. Happy birthday to you, Olaitan.”


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