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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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Akpabio @ 61: Bamidele Prays For More  Fruitful Years 



Senate Leader, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and Senate President Godswill Akpabio

The Leader of the Senate, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has felicitated with President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio as he marks 61st birthday on Saturday.

In a statement by his Directorate of Media and Public Affairs on Friday, Bamidele wished the senate president more fruitful, prosperous and rewarding years on the land of the living.

Specifically, the senate leader commended Akpabio’s commitment to promoting the cause of the masses and pro-people legislations evident in the way he had used the gavel with cautious optimism.

He observed that since his emergence as the president of the upper chamber on June 13, Akpabio had been providing strategic leadership that prioritised consensus building in the interest of peace, progress and development.

Even amid scathing public criticism, Bamidele noted that Akpabio “has always been calm, peaceful and unruffled, always according utmost respect to all legislators regardless of their political leanings.

“Akpabio is passionate about cultivating strategic partnership with all national institutions With a view to building a Nation that works for all and developing an economy that flourishes.

“He is a political leader dedicated to the empowerment of the downtrodden in society. He has also contributed to the development of this nation with his uncommon achievements as the Governor of Akwa Ibom (2007 – 2015) State and as a Minister of Niger Delta (2019 – 2022).

“A day like this truly calls for not only cheerful celebration of what God has made of him, but also candid reflection of God’s goodness and grace, His favour and kindness as well as of His love and mercy towards him and his family in the last 61 years.

“Just as I rejoice with him on this historic occasion, I pray God keeps him in an excellent frame of mind; guides every step he takes in service to our Fatherland; satisfies him with health that never fails, memory that never fades and mind that ever discerns glorious path to national recovery.”

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Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, who clocked the age of 59 years today.

Governor Sanwo-Olu in a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday, praised Dr. Hamzat for being a trustworthy partner in the Greater Lagos agenda of the incumbent administration.

The Governor said his deputy has been very supportive of the administration’s delivery of good governance and dividends of democracy to Lagos residents.
He also commended Dr. Hamzat’s contribution to the growth and development of Lagos State in the last 18 years in different capacities before being sworn in as deputy governor on May 29, 2019.

Sanwo-Olu said Dr. Hamzat has used his position as commissioner in different ministries and now the number two citizen of the Centre of Excellence, to bring about positive change to Lagos State and Nigeria at large.

The Governor said the emergence of Dr. Hamzat as a two-term elected deputy governor and the longest-serving deputy governor in the political history of Lagos State, is a testament that he is a seasoned technocrat, administrator, politician and committed democrat.

He said: “Happy 59tth birthday to my reliable, hardworking, dependable, supportive, trustworthy and committed brother, friend and partner in the Greater Lagos agenda of our administration.

“On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke, the people and government of Lagos State, leaders and members of our party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), I wish Dr. Obafemi Hamzat many happy returns of today.

“As you celebrate your 59th birthday today, I pray that God will increase you in good health to enable you to render more service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria.”

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Senate President hails President Buhari @80



President Buhari and Senate President Ahmad Lawan
President Buhari and Senate President Ahmad Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has sent his felicitations to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Lawan joined the generality of Nigerians and Buhari’s admirers across the world in rejoicing with his family over his reaching this milestone in good health.

The Senate President, in a statement which he personally signed, extolled the leadership virtues of President Buhari.

“Your Excellency, millions of Nigerians are inspired by your life story and legacy of service to our dear and great country.

“As a soldier, military Head of State and democratically elected President, you consistently fought for the unity, development and progress of Nigeria.

“As we approach the end of your tenure on 29th May, 2023, you can rest assured that millions of Nigerians across our vast country genuinely appreciate your achievements in nation-building and in strengthening the guardrails of democracy in Nigeria.

“The record of your administration in infrastructural development across the nation is unrivaled and will continue to speak for your stewardship long after your retirement.

“Your Excellency, once again, I wish you happy birthday celebration and many more years in good health and happiness,” Lawan said.











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