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Drums Support For Governor Akeredolu’s Decision To Rid Ondo Forests Of Herdsmen.

The highly revered international cultural icon, who doubles as the traditional title holder of Erelu Oodua of Aye kingdom and Irawo Oni of Yoruba land, Erelu Tinuade Mabel Onaneye has on Friday 22nd of January 2021 submitted that the Fulani herdsmen have turned Yoruba farmlands into “EVIL FOREST” and killing fields one cannot go without fear.

She made the submission during a press release she signed and made available to the general public at a brief visit to her hometown, Aye in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Erelu expressed worries over persistent attacks against farming communities in Yoruba lands, especially Ondo state and the infiltration of Fulanis into Aye Kingdom, many of who denied being Fulanis but call themselves Tarabas yet look no different from Fulanis and know every nooks and cranny of the communities.


“Some of the Fulanis engaged in Okada riding business, they knew everywhere, the Fulani people had already invaded the South.




“Please be bold, be strong, stand your ground, ignore Garba Shehu and whatever he represents, and give Leadership to your people as security of life and property is paramount  to Governance and it is the first responsibility of government. Kindly Insist on your stand sir, the good people of Ondo State are with you irrespective of political leanings”, Erelu told the royal fathers.




“We have had enough of Fulani Herdsmen onslaught on our people in Ondo State. From Ifon to Okeluse, from Ofosu to Okeigbo, from Lipakala to Aponmu, from Ikakunmo to Oyin, from Ikaram to Ishua, from Idoani to Oba Akoko, the story is the same, nowhere is safe anymore. These people have overstayed their welcome and usefulness, it is not acceptable for strangers who are doing their own private businesses to come to our land and continue to destroy our crops, kidnap our people, collect a ransom and kill our people in our own land with our police and security helpless most of the times.




“We know that not all herdsmen are bad but since they all look alike and since the good ones and have refused to identify the bad ones and point them to the Security Agencies, they should all leave our forests, for now, to pave way for profiling in the future”, she submitted.

She added that it is devastating how murderous herdsmen painted the once peaceful, picturesque domains into human abattoirs. She acknowledges the current role of the administration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in ending the menace in Ondo State.


“Gov. Akeredolu, the Balogun of Yorubaland, be bold, be strong, stand your ground, ignore Garba Shehu and whatever he represents and give Leadership to your people as security of life and property is paramount to Governance and it is the first responsibility of government.


‘I join hands and hearts with millions of the Yoruba sons and daughters in the diaspora so throw our support behind Governor Akeredolu’s decision to rid our farmlands and forests of illegal squatters and herdsmen.


“On this note, I give kudos to him for standing his ground not minding the cost and the threat from the Presidency, unlike other southwest Governors, who for political reason and for fear of losing ‘Presidency favour’ chose to shy away from doing the needful!’ Erelu commented. Good job brother Aketi.”, she concluded.

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GTBank suffers mass staff resignation




The  IT division at GTBank has suffered a continual decrease in personnel within the last six months. It has caused a significant technical lacuna and work overload for current employees. Reports reaching 1st News have it that GTBank has been slow in promoting its staff; inadvertently triggering a wave of exits into the labour market which had attractive offers for their talent.

The shortage in manpower is bringing about increased workload; and mounting pressure on the remaining IT employees.

One staff said, “I was handling one application then it doubled as a result.”

Another one also: “There’s a particular team where three members left in the space of one month. Now, four people’s responsibilities are being juggled by one person.”

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And yet another staff said, “The pressure is crazy. One person is doing three people’s jobs all in the name of efficiency. That’s why our cost to income ratio will always be the lowest in the industry.”

An undisclosed source said the frequent loss of experienced workers without commensurate hiring resulted in gaps in technical capabilities.

He said: “The application I am managing was handled by two people; but my partner has gone to join another team. If I’m leaving now, a new person can’t cram; and get a good grip of everything in my handover note within 3 weeks. We simply need more people on the team!”

This gap is often reflected when there is a service downtime towards the end of the month caused by server overload. During this period, transaction volume increases due to salary payments; and other month-end payments; leading to more pressure on existing resources.

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Pyramids’ Road Trip Video to Aba Stadium, a Wake up Call, Says Egbe




The Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe, has called on the federal government to do something on the state of the roads in the country, declaring that the state of the Port-Harcourt Aba Road has become a bad advertisement for the country.

The poor state of the federal highway came to the fore over the weekend when Egyptian side, Pyramids Football Club who flew in the club’s private jet landed

at the Port Harcourt Airport and made a video of the horrible road trip to Aba and posted it on the social media, calling it a shame.

Pyramids held Enyimba 1-1 in Aba yesterday but qualified 5-2 aggregate for the semi final of the CAF Confederation Cup.

But Egbe whose outfit constructed the Enyimba Stadium turf noted that the Egyptians deliberately wanted to paint the country in bad light by showing the video to the world.

Egbe was however quick to add that government on its part also need to avoid the country being embarrassed by her international visitors by fixing our roads.

“That video by Pyramids is to me, a wake up call for us to not only fix our stadiums but also fix our roads.

“Teams that come to Aba to play have always commended the playing turf. We need to get it right on all fronts. This is why I am appealing to the federal government to get our roads fixed.

“Our teams would return to the continent next term and it would be a shame if teams from other countries that are far less endowed come in and mock us that we ve got no good roads in the country,” Egbe stressed

He further charged the various state governments to also upgrade their stadium facilities just like other countries are doing.

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