Subject: Olori Atuwatse III Appointed As Member Of Delta State Transition Committee
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Olori Atuwatse III, the Queen Consort of the Warri Kingdom, as a member of the Delta State Transition Committee. This prestigious position recognizes her unwavering commitment to education, her dedication to empowering women and children, and her collaborative approach with governments at all levels. Furthermore, it highlights the palace’s non-partisan stance, emphasizing progress and unity in the pursuit of uplifting the people of Warri and Delta State.
Olori Atuwatse III’s investment in women’s development and empowerment has garnered national recognition. In February 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her to serve as a member of the High-Level Advisory Committee (HLAC) on Women Economic Empowerment and Gender in Nigeria. This appointment reflects her exemplary contributions and showcases her determination to create a more inclusive and prosperous society.
Additionally, Olori Atuwatse III has been a driving force in promoting quality education. Her influential voice resonated at the Lagos Education Summit held last year in Lagos State, where she offered eloquent and robust contributions on effective strategies to enhance the state of education in Nigeria. Her dedication to transforming education is further exemplified through the establishment of Love Gardens and partnerships with organizations like the Clever Minds Foundation. These initiatives have created platforms for children to access quality education and have empowered women to thrive in their communities.
Furthermore, Olori Atuwatse III has established connections with the Finnish Government to discuss and implement Finnish best practices in education within the Warri Kingdom. By embracing international expertise and incorporating innovative approaches, she strives to elevate the educational standards and opportunities available to the youth in her community. This collaboration with the Finnish Government underscores her commitment to providing the best possible education for the students of Warri.
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The palace’s non-partisan stance exemplifies a progressive mindset, transcending political boundaries and focusing solely on delivering progress and prosperity to the people. By collaborating with governments of all affiliations, Olori Atuwatse III and the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, demonstrate their unwavering dedication to the welfare and advancement of their community.
Under their visionary leadership, the Warri Kingdom has witnessed significant development across various sectors. Their commitment to infrastructure, healthcare, and community empowerment has been instrumental in improving the lives of the people. They strive to foster unity and progress, working hand in hand with all forms of government that share their vision of bringing positive change to their constituents.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the esteemed Imperial Majesty, the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, for his visionary leadership, and congratulate Olori Atuwatse III on her remarkable achievements. Their unwavering dedication, collaborative spirit, and progressive approach inspire us all as we work towards a brighter and more inclusive future.
VIDEO: Dismantle EFCC, Sack Bawa For Successful Anti-corruption War – Agbakoba
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, has asked President Bola Tinubu to dismantle the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in his bid to have a successful anti-corruption war.
Agbakoba stated this while speaking in an interview on The Morning Show of Arise Television on Wednesday.
The legal luminary also urged the President to relieve the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa of his job, in order to have a fresh leadership for the agency in the new administration.
He said, “We need to talk about anti-corruption. The anti-corruption process is not working. I have challenged the constitutionality of the EFCC. The EFCC is a behemoth and it needs to be dismantled.
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“Mr. Bawa needs to go because what he’s doing is not attracting people’s confidence. He needs to go. He’s always in battles with everybody. Now, he’s battling Metawalle. That’s not the way to fight corruption.
“We need to see Mr. Bawa step aside honourably so that the anti-corruption process can be seen to be genuinely fought by the President without any equivocation,” he said.
Tinubu needs to dismantle EFCC, sack Bawa for successful anti-corruption war – Agbakoba
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NAPTIP Sacks Director, Four Officers For Misconduct
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has dismissed a deputy director and four other officers for various offences including bribery, corruption and leaking confidential information to suspects.
The Press Officer of the NAPTIP, Vincent Adekoye, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Adekoye explained that the offences range from corruption to demanding and receiving bribes from suspects and relatives.
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According to him, other offences committed by the officers were leaking confidential information to suspects that endangered the lives of colleagues, violating the oath of secrecy, stealing and alteration of official records and being absent without official leave.
He said, “These offences are all contrary to provisions of the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations. Two other officers were demoted by two ranks for soliciting bribes from a suspect of human trafficking, while one officer was demoted by one rank for negligence of duty.
“The disciplinary actions followed the approval of the Governing Board of the Agency at its meeting of May 25, 2023. At that meeting, the board considered and ratified the decision of the agency’s Senior Staff Committee which earlier sat on the disciplinary matters in accordance with the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations.”
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Adekoye also announced that a Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto State convicted a law enforcement officer and sentenced him to prison.
He said the officer was convicted on two counts of trafficking, contrary to section 26 (2) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015) and was sentenced to five years on each count.
He added, “This is NAPTIP’s 37th conviction and counting for the year 2023.”
Otti Suspends Transport Levies In Abia
The Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has suspended all transport levies imposed on commercial drivers in the state.
This was contained in a statement by the special adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma, on Wednesday.
He stated that the directive was in line with the campaign promise of the governor to sanitize methods of revenue collection in the state and stop all kinds of extortion, intimidation and harassement of motorists.
The statement read, “The governor has directed the immediate suspension of all kinds of transport levies payable to Abia state government and imposed on Tricycles (Keke), Buses, taxis and other commercial vehicles plying Abia roads.
“This suspension takes immediate effect, and will remain until government reviews these levies and makes public its arrangements for the smooth, organized and transparent collection of such transport levies in a manner it would not lead to extortion, intimidation and violation of rights and privileges of Abia residents.
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“The government believes that the present method is archaic and very harmful to the lives of the people and the economic well-being of the state, and thus should not be allowed to continue.
“In the light of the above decision, the governor has asked all those involved, directly and indirectly to please discontinue forthwith, or face the wrath of the law, as security agents have been briefed and directed to apprehend and bring to justice anyone found violating this directive”.
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