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Olugbo of Ugbo Set to Host Second edition of Turf Club Federation Tournament, Pledges to Nigeria Unity

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In a bid to foster continuous unity among Nigerians at a time Nigeria is struggling to remain united as an entity; members of the Turf Club Federation of Nigeria is doing everything within their capacity in line with its core values and mission statement in maintaining peace, stability and unity within Nigeria as they visited the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Dr. Fredrick Enitiolorunda Akinrutan OON at his palatial palace in Ode-Ugbo; Ilaje Ondo state last week on a courtesy visit and to show appreciation for the pivotal role he played in the maiden edition of its Turf games held in Bida; Niger state recently.

Presentation of a brand new horse

The delegation’s visit was to further commend Olugbo for finding time out of his tight itinerary to attend the maiden edition of the Turf game dedicated for horse lovers across the country where they converge under one umbrella to display cultural aesthetics among other things to further solidify Nigerians beyond the tribal narrative that is used to weaken our unity.

In the cause of the courtesy visit; members of the turf club through the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sultan Muhammed Saad Abubakar III, disclosed their readiness to allow South-West Nigeria host the sophomore edition which would be hosted within the kingdom of Olugbo and Kabiyesi Akinrutan as the host. This information was contained via a duly signed letter, dated 10th of August which states that: “The federation has resolved to honor your majesty with the hosting rights of the 2nd edition of the prestigious National Horse Racing Derby in your kingdom; this will be the first of its kind to have horse lovers, jockeys owners and sports enthusiast hosted outside of Northern Nigeria”

Member of the Turf Nigeria Federation delivering the goodwill message

 

After the parley; Olugbo’s cultural team displayed the rich Ugbo cultural heritage via songs, dance and its menu. Thereafter, members of the Turf Federation gifted Olugbo a horse as a sign of appreciation for his immense support for the sport and how he has worked assiduously to foster unity and peace within the country. A substantial date for the second edition to be hosted in Ugbo is yet to be announced but Kabiyesi disclosed that; after due consultation with stakeholders and chiefs within the kingdom; an appropriate time will be fixed so the whole kingdom will be in top gear to host visitors who would be coming for the event. “We are willing to make the second edition an experience that would never be forgotten. We would make sure we put every necessary plan in place to make sure the event is successful. We will also make sure that everybody who attends will never forget in a hurry. We Ilaje people are accommodating and our sense of hospitality is unmatched. We are ready to host the tournament and I thank the members who found me worthy of such a great gesture. I appreciate you all. we will keep working creating a positive synergy to make sure Nigeria is stronger in Unity”. Oba Akinrutan disclosed.

 

Horse Gift to the Olugbo of Ugbo Land

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“IFA Spotlights Wealth and Prosperity as Theme of this Year’s Festival” – Oluwo Osunniyi Olajide

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Popular Social media enthusiast, IFA priest and cultural ambassador Oluwo Osunniyi Olajide with the sobriquet as Oluwo Jogbodo Orunmila is currently gearing up for the annual 2021 Ifa Festival. Oluwo Osunniyi also revealed Ifa’s central message for this year’s feast that will be hosting all sundry and also celebrate the rich religious aesthetics of IFA divination.

During a conversation with the highly cerebral priest, he revealed that; the essence of consulting Ifa ahead of the festival, is to seek guidance concerning principal activities. “Ogbe Alara is the divination this year. Ifa spotlights wealth as major theme of this year’s festival”. Anyone struggling with one engagement or the other in life, Ifa is inviting them, to encounter their breakthrough”.

 

Oluwo Osunniyi Olajide

He further disclosed that; The festival which is slated to last for three days, will flag off on October 29 with Ìkúnlẹ̀ Ọdún and Ìbọ́fà Ọdún the following day.

“On the grand finale, 31st of October, 2021, popular artiste, Àṣàbí Ọ̀jẹ̀ Afẹ́nápa will perform to the audience at the grand reception which will take place at Ile Olúwo, Agric Olomi, Olojuoro, Ibadan. Oluwo Jogbodo Orunmila is a well revered priest and culture custodian, who is constantly upholding cultural values and practices in positive light, home and abroad.”

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IBEDC APPEALS TO OKEHO, SAYS BETTER DAYS AHEAD

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In response to an online publication over the poor power supply experienced by the communities at Okeho (LGA) in Oyo State, and complaints of inadequate metering and high billing of customers, the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc, has appealed for calm from the affected communities assuring them that the power supply situation would soon improve.

 

A statement by the Chief Operating Officer of the Company, Engr. John Ayodele said that a 132 KV line supplies the 11 LGs from Oyo town to Iseyin, Okeho, Otu, Paapo, Ago-Are up to Saki, and this puts a lot of pressure on the infrastructure, which is the reason for its poor performance. In response to this challenge, the Federal Government has commenced construction of a new 132 KV line to augment and improve the present supply. “In addition, we are about to energize the control room at Ogan to enable effective supply arrangement by stepping down the 33KV line to 11KV, this will serve the communities better”. Engr. Ayodele explained.

Engr. Ayodele further said that Okeho is on service band E, which means that they should get an average supply of four hours daily, but currently they get an average of five hours. Also in line with NERC stipulated tariff, the communities are billed monthly on a cumulative average of computerized daily supply in compliance with the capping policy. “IBEDC is a customer-centric organization, and we are working on metering our customers to put an end to the billing issues.

 

As soon as we begin more deployment of meters under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) or any other scheme approved by NERC, we shall continue to meter our customers based on the service band categorization for ease of distribution”
Engr. Ayodele also pleaded with the esteemed customers at Okeho to remain patient and embrace constructive dialogue to ensure better outcomes.

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 NIGERIA AT 61: ADRON HOMES CELEBRATES WITH UNITY MATCH-PAST

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…Roll out empowerment promotions for the people

Management and staff of the Nigerian foremost real estate company Adron homes and Property trooped out in mass today to celebrate Nigeria at 61 with a match-past across the nation. The real estate company tagged this year’s celebration “Unity” which it deemed to promote peace and harmony among our people with the aim to achieve National coherence was celebrated nationwide by its staff from different regions of the country.

Canvassing for unity in Nigeria, Adron Homes apart from its usual match past, produced a song to commemorate the 61st anniversary showcasing strength in our Nation’s diversity.

The song title “Unity Song” Is targeted at uniting the people for a common National goal and encouraging them to steadfast their hope on our dear country as this will foster ethnic tolerance, economic growth among the citizenry.

It became pertinent in this trying time to bring our people together and find a common ground again as people bond in Love and Unity as our hero’s past.

The real estate company is using the song as a wake-up call for our people to Unite again against our common enemies and strengthen our fatherland once again as a sovereign Nation of people bond together in love, culture and Unity.

Adron Homes MAtch PAst

In his review of the celebration, the Group Managing Director, Adron Homes, Mr. Adetola Emmanuelking said the independence anniversary should symbolize our national values and reawaken the spirit of patriotism in the minds of Nigerians. However, he also emphasizes the need for National coexistence among the people which he describes as the bedrock of nation-building and economic growth.

To celebrate this year’s 61st Independence anniversary, the real estate company also rolled out a 30% discount on all its estates tagged “ADRON HOMES EMPOWERING EVERYONE” which is scheduled to end same October and also made available star prices for customers to win.

Mr Adetola further stressed the need for such unifying masterpiece as a tool to drive National unity among the people and celebrate our fatherland as a citizenry and organization with the responsibility of not just conducting business but also ensuring continue coexistence among all and sundering in our beloved NIGERIA.

We at ADRON use this opportunity to wish every Nigerian both home and abroad a happy 61st independence anniversary and encourage those in the diaspora to come back home and join hands in developing our homeland.

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