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World Boxing Champion, “Bash Ali Once Again Appeals To Minister Of Sport, Sunday Dare To Move With Deliberate Speed”

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Nigerian Boxing Ambassador, World Boxing Federation (WBF) cruiserweight champion, Bashiru Lawrence Ali, OON, has again called on the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare to put necessary things in place in the organisation of the first Guijnness Book of World Record Boxing Championship which holds in Nigeria very soon.

Bash Ali

Ali, who is fondly called Bash Ali by his teeming fans across the world, specifically called on the Sports Minister to move with deliberate speed to ensure that Nigeria hosts a memorable tournament, which has never been held outside the United State of America before.

“Out of the eight billion people in the world, only two boxers are qualified to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) Book as the oldest to fight for a World Boxing Title.

“The Number one is your brother and a great patriot, Bash Ali. OON of Nigeria. The Number two is Evander Holyfield of the United States of America (USA). On Fight Night, I will also rewrite boxing history as the oldest boxer to defend his world title.

“The Boxing Record Book is there for additional information. Sir, a GWR Boxing Championship Fight has never been held outside of the USA so the Bash Ali GWR Fight would be the first and on the soil of Africa, and to be exact, on the soil of our great country, Nigeria,” he wrote in a latest letter dated 4 February, 2020 to the Minister and copied President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The boxer recalled how the Federal Government has through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports inaugurated a Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the fight last year. The LOC comprised eminent Nigerians with the responsibility of organising the world boxing title fight befitting the image of the country in the comity of nations around the world.

“On May 21, 2019, the Federal Government inaugurated the Local Organising Committee to organise in Nigeria this historic event. Exactly three months, November 4, 2019, I had a meeting with you in the presence of many of your head of departments. Apart from telling me about President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to meet with me to discuss the above historic fight, we also agreed to settle out of the Appeal Court so we can plan how to successfully organize this historic Event in Nigeria.

    President Mohammadu Buhari

“On November 6, 2019, my lawyers reached an agreement with your lawyers to settle the case outside of the Court as directed by you. Sir, almost three months after the agreement and almost three months after the inauguration of the LOC nothing positive has happened,” he said.

Despite the frustration he encountered in the course of seeing that the dream of hosting the historic bout come to reality in Nigeria, the wrestler turned professional boxer vowed that he would never dumped his country and he would remain focus on the task ahead of him

“Sir, despite being financially broke and several juicy offers to fight outside of Nigeria, despite all these unnecessary frustration and despite several foreign negative articles trying to rubbish Nigeria and kill my spirit about my quest to host in Nigeria this historic event, I will never give up on my country, Nigeria.

“Sir, I am an athlete and time is not my pal. If there is any obstacle or obstacles in the way of our out of Appeal Court agreement, let me know so we can find a solution, please. I am more interested in the honour, glory and the financial growth that this historic event would attract to our great country than to allow anything trivial to stop us.

“Sir, apart from President Muhammadu Buhari, you are the only other person that can help me make this historic event a reality in our great country, Nigeria, so help me, please.”

Bash Ali wanted the Sports Minister to “move with deliberate speed to approve the terms of our out of Appeal Court settlement on your table so your lawyers can withdraw the matter from the Court to pave the way for the hosting of the first Guinness World Record Boxing Championship Fight on the soil of Africa.

“That you move with deliberate speed to restore my security and relocate me to the Official Hotel for this historic fight.

“That you move with deliberate speed to arrange for me a courtesy visit to President Buhari to show my appreciation by officially presenting to him the Guinness World Record Boxing Fight souvenirs and a special boxing glove to know out corruption in Nigeria,” he concluded.

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Press Release, Tinubu Campaign Organisation Condemns Owo Church Massacre Calls For Justice

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Killers of Owo Catholic Church Worshippers must face justice – Tinubu Campaign Organisation

Tinubu Campaign Organisation has described the gruesome killing of worshippers during Sunday service in Owo, Ondo State as pure evil that should never have happened to innocent people.

A press statement on Sunday signed by the Campaign Organisation’s Director of Media and Communication, Mr. Bayo Onanuga stated that unprovoked attack and murder of people who came to worship God for no just cause was an unimaginable evil and wickedness of the highest proportion.

Worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom were brutally killed while many were seriously injured in circumstances the security agencies are yet to unravel.

While sympathising with government and the people of Ondo State; Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Catholic Church, family of the deceased and those mortally injured, Asiwaju Tinubu called on the security agencies to do everything necessary to hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

“I condole with the people of Owo Kingdom, the government and people of Ondo State over this sad occurrence. My heart is specially broken for the family and friends of those who were brutally killed and many who have been hospitalised. I pray for the repose of the souls of the departed and pray to God to comfort their family and loved ones.

“Security agencies must unravel the cause of this evil and ensure those behind it are fished out on time and brought to account for their evil action. This is affliction visited on peaceful people of Owo must never go unpunished. The violent violation of rights of our people to life must be stamped out with all the power of the state. I call on both the Federal and State Government to ensure this grievous offence does not go unpunished”.

Bayo Onanuga
Director, Media & Communication
Tinubu Campaign Organisation

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Press Release, Cp Frank Mba Hands Over To Deputy As He Proceeds On Course At NIPSS

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CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi Mnipr, Mipra

The Nigerian Police Force today issued, a PRESS RELEASE

CP FRANK MBA HANDS OVER TO DEPUTY AS HE PROCEEDS ON COURSE AT NIPSS.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, has handed over the duties and responsibilities of the Force Public Relations Department to his Deputy, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, mnipr, mipra, who takes charge of the Department with immediate effect. This change of baton follows CP Mba’s nomination by the Inspector-General of Police for the Senior Executive Course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police, is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Ibadan where he studied Archeology and Geography (Combined Honours). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same University. He was the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the Ogun State Command from 2008 – 2016; PPRO Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, in 2016 and PPRO Lagos State Police Command between September, 2020 and August, 2021. CSP Olumuyiwa is an experienced communicator and image manager who has achieved great strides in his previous appointments.

He is a member of several professional bodies and associations which include: Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); International Public Relations Association (IPRA); Pointman Leadership Institute, USA; International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), USA; and the Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi can be reached on cell phone number 08037168147 while he seeks support from all and sundary as he discharges his duties.

E-SIGNED:
SP BENJAMIN HUNDEYIN
ADMIN OFFICER
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA.

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Press Release, GPBN SUPPORTS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MOVE AGAINST RITUAL KILLINGS IN NIGERIA

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The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) supports in its entirety the very recent move by the House of Representatives of the National Assembly calling for a declaration of a national emergency over ritual killings in Nigeria.

Of late, there has been a major upsurge in activities related to acts of ritual killings in our dear country, Nigeria.

Many people have been senselessly killed or nearly killed in this ravaging trend of killing human beings as a form of sacrifice or sacrificial investment that will make the killer(s) instantly wealthy.

Unfortunately, from time immemorial, money rituals have never made anyone wealthy and never will, yet the belief still exists and sadly, seems to have taken a dangerous upward dimension of late.

The only way to success and wealth is through smart hard work, perseverance, consistency, selling products/services needed by many people and properly reinvesting the income as it comes in.

What has even made it terribly dangerous is the trend of killing human beings or using human body parts for such rituals.

There have been several cases of children using their parent(s), parents using their child(ren), friends using friends, boys killing their girlfriends, people generally killing whoever they feel they can kill and get away with. Of late, some boys as young as circa 17 years were caught after they had successfully killed the (ex)girlfriend of one of them. They had lured her, killed her, decapitated her head and were burning it for money rituals in a local pot in the dead of night when they were caught. Imagine how low many have descended in this quest for this ravaging get-rich-quick syndrome.

Sadly, many productive members of the society have been lost either by being killed as a ritual, caught and killed by a mob because of their actions or incarcerated thereby wasting away in custody for getting involved in such acts.

It is incontrovertible that all the genuinely wealthy people both here in Nigeria or globally made their monies through the above-mentioned recipe of smart hard work, perseverance, consistency, selling products/services needed by many people and properly reinvesting the income as it comes in.

With this move by the House of Reps, we do pray that there will be a collaborative sustained effort by the government and the populace to do all within their powers to curb this trend so as to change the narrative and in the very near future we can rise up again as a nation and say, yes, united we fought and curbed this menace of human ritual killings.

The youths of this nation who unfortunately seems to be the highest perpetrators and victims of these acts have unlimited talents that can be properly harnessed and monetized to give them sources of income that will make them responsible members of the society. But we all need to join hands to help them believe more in themselves and stop seeing a bleak future rather seeing a bright, successful and prosperous future.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria.

Signed;

Femi Adeoya.
Secretary.

Adrian Egonu.
President.

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