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FAMILY members, friends  and political associates of the late Sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo (SAN), have gathered at Ikenne, Ogun State, country home of the political icon to mark the 25th anniversary of his transition.

Those at the well attended ceremony included Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).

Others  were the Oni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Aremo Segun Osoba and Otunba Gbenga Daniel both former Governors of Ogun State. Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Segun Oni, Chief Ayo Fasanroti, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Lagos State Governor.

Among other personalities that graced the occasion were, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Chief, Edwin Clark, Gen. Oladipo Diya, Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo,Chief Olu Falaye, and Chief Olaniwun Ajayi.

THE Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has set in motion plans to transform the State Action Committee on AIDs to an agency.

This is in response to threats by its development partners and external donors to withdraw funding for HIV/AIDS and related projects in the state.

Speaker of the House, Mr Samuel Ikon, has pledged the commitment of the Assembly to enact laws that would check the increase of HIV/AIDS in the state.

He spoke at a public hearing in Uyo on a bill for the establishment of the Akwa Ibom State HIV/AIDS Agency. 

BINI Elders have been charged to put tribal sentiments aside in choosing whoever the Governor of Edo state should be, come 2012.

Speaking in Benin City, the Edo South Senatorial Chairman of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Comrade Ikonomwan Francis, said “the era of calling for tribal ruler in Edo State was over.”

Rather, he said, “Edo people should continue to talk of who can transform the state to an enviable one.’

DESPITE much publicized improvement in services of Power Holding Company of Nigeria(PHCN), in recent times, four communities in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, have protested “one year of total black out.”

The communities are, Agugu in Ibadan North East Local Government, Oremeji, Babanla and Ogbere located in Ona Ara Local Government, whose residents trooped out to demonstrate neglect by the PHCN.

The spokesperson for the communities, Mr Lanre Osho told National Daily  that for the past one year, “there has been no sign of power from PHCN not even for a minute.” 

YOUTHS in the country have been urged to make education their main priority.

In making the call, the Councilor, representing Ward E in Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, Ikeja 2 of Lagos State, Prince Seyi Lawal, said, “there is greater advantage in education.”

This apart, he told National Daily during an interview in Lagos that, “there is great power in Education. It is through education that you can become the leader of tomorrow. If you have sound education surely, the future is bright”

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