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Coalition Hails Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, Congratulates Bisi Akande, Rasaq Okoya, Remembers Gani Fawehinmi, Adebayo Faleti, Others

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Coalition for A Better Nigeria hails President Muhammadu Buhari on preparation to receive 12 A-29 Super Tucano Aircrafts ordered from United States in effort to fight insurgency.

The group also hailed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s plan to light up Lagos and congratulated Chief Bisi Akande on his 82nd, Rasaq Okoya, Bolaji Akinyemi, Baba Wande, Yanju Adegbite, Sokan Oni, and Ahmad Lawan on their birthdays.

While felicitating with Buba Marwa on his recent appointment, the Coalition remembered Isiaka Adeleke, Gani Fawehinmi, Alfred Ilenre, Adebayo Faleti, and mourns Orisabunmi, Ndubuisi Kanu, Martins Kuye, Bayo Salami, and cautioned Nigerians on the new wave COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement signed by Comrade AWA Bamiji, its National Coordinator, the Coalition for A Better Nigeria said “it is a dawn of new era for Nigerians when the US Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, announced on her arrival in Nigeria early this month in a statement that the 12 A-29 Super Tucano Aircrafts ordered by the Federal Government will be delivered as scheduled this year.

“Barrett, who toured the Defence Space Administration and initiated the first – ever collaboration between the US and the Nigerian Defence Space Institutions, explained that the delivery would come with the training of 60 Nigerian military Pilots, Instructors, Aircraft Maintenance Specialist over 24 months.

“It is on this note, we commend the Federal Government and rejoice with the Citizens and the Residents of Nigeria”, the Coalition noted.

The rest of the statement reads:

As part of its commitments in transforming the Lagos business terrain into smart City, Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements towards replacing the existing street lighting system with a smarter and more efficient LED street light. We say kudos to Lagos State.

The 2nd wave of coronavirus pandemic is now in vogue and it appears more deadly. We therefore urge all of us to stay in doors and abide by the preventive protocols recommended by the Government.

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“To be foretold is to be forewarned”

The history of Bola Ige Centre for Justice, Grand Council of Yoruba Youths and of course, Coalition for A Better Nigeria won’t be completed without echoing the excellent contributions of Chief Abdulkareem Adebisi Akande as the Governor of Osun State between 1999 to 2003.

You gave us the wings with which we are now flying higher and higher.

We were all very young then and many of us were still in the Tertiary Institutions across the Country working towards A Better Nigeria. You never waived in your love for Youths and Children. You are truly, “Baba Omo Keekeke”.

Your sterling Records of achievements as the former Governor of Osun State and the Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) are now the living legacies for all eyes to see any day, any time.

We celebrate with the Pillar of Lagos Economy and the Business Mogul, Chief (Dr) Rasaq Akanni Okoya, CON, Aare of Lagos, on his Birthday anniversary.

The exemplary contributions of Prof Bolaji Akinyemi to the success of the democratic struggles of both the NADECO and Afenifere in the dark days of the military Juntas couldn’t be quantified.

You voluntarily moved into exile within few of hours of decision to champion a foreign arm of the NADECO based on the mandate of other members without initial preparation for such.

It’s high time we raised our voice in concert to say Happy Birthday to a popular Nonywood Yoruba Actor, Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, alias Baba Wande, who has done so much in the promotion of Yoruba Culture and Heritage.

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The stability of both the Administrative and Political systems at the Senate and by extension at the National Assembly and at the Centre of Governance in Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is to the credit of no other Person than Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, PhD, CON, the Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

We say many Happy Returns to Chief Bisi Akande @ 82; Chief (Dr) Rasaq Akanni Okoya, CON, Aare of Lagos @ 81, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi @ 79 and Baba Wande @ 76, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, PhD, CON, @ 62.

We equally salute a Veteran Broadcaster of note, former Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Corperation of Oyo State (BCOS) during the Administration of the Late Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Uncle Yanju Adegbite @ 66, as well as One of our key foundation Builders, Prince Felix Sokan Oni (SKO) of Oni and Sons, Ibadan, who has been contributing to the Community Development across Wards in Ibadan North Local Government since 1998 till date selflessly. We all hail you as a longstanding Progressive from Ekiti State and our man of history @ 66.

On this worthy appointment as the new NDLEA Chairman, we felicitate with the former military Administrator of both Lagos and Borno States and One of the most outstanding Promoters of Youths in Nigeria, who found it so easy to come down all the way from Adamawa State to the Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, in October 17th, 2001, to witness the historic inauguration of the National Council of Yoruba Youths and now, the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, alongside other Prominent Nigerians, Gen Buba Marwa (Rtd). We say Congratulations Sir.

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We must equally seize this rare opportunity to recognise the laudable attendance of the sitting Executive Governor of Yobe State, between 1999 to 2007, Alhaji (Dr) Bukar Abba Ibrahim, who later became the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, from Yobe State. He was equally the first Executive Governor in Yobe State, under the Social Democratic Party, between Jan 1992 to November 1993.

We remember the former
Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke posthumously @ 66; Generalissimo of Nigerian democratic struggles, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, and the Late Chairman of the June 12 Coalition and the Beko Ransome Kuti memorial Committee, Comrade Alfred Ilenre, 17th year and 4th year after death respectively, as well as Alagba Adebayo Faleti, who clocked 3rd year of his passage late last year.

We mourn the popular Yoruba Actress, Mrs Folake Aremu, widely known as Orisabunmi, former military Governor of Lagos and Imo States, the dodged Leader of the NADECO, and the Pillar of the Progressives in the South East, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (Rtd), former Minister for finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins Kuye and former Senator who represented Osun Central Senatorial District, between 1999 to 2003, Adebayo Hamzat Salami.

May their gentle souls rest in peace, Amen!

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