JOB OPENINGS AT TRISTATE CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES

Tristate Cardiovascular Associates (TCA) offers an exception care in cardiovascular, Neurovascular and critical care in Nigeria. We are reputable for exceptional clinical care, healing, and serene environment, and commitment to quality patient care, all these make us a darling to the people that matter to us: patients and their relations. Our Physicians are leading consultants who are well trained in North America, Europe, and Nigeria and they operate from our state of the art facilities. Due to our rapidly expanding programs which will result in opening up our facilities in three major cities in Nigeria, we require the services of committed and passionate individuals to fill the below positions. TCA is an equal opportunity employer and adheres strictly to the principle of meritocracy and fairness in all employment decisions and interventions. TCA articulates human resource policy statements that define management criteria for strategic human resource management, with a view to providing guidance and advice for decision-making across TCA operations. Attracting and retaining the highest quality employees is one of TCA’s key factors to long-term success. Consequently, we place a high priority on ensuring that we provide competitive salaries and benefits, opportunities for training and advancement, and good working conditions. We also maintain and encourage two-way communication.
In response

1.  INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST. POSITION LOCATION: IBADAN, ABUJA & LAGOS

We are looking for a well-trained, board certified, energetic and highly motivated Interventional Cardiologist physician who has excellent interpersonal communication skills and able to work effectively. The post holder will join the existing team of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Cardiologists in our rapidly growing Heart and Vascular Program.
The successful candidate must demonstrate clinical proficiency in active practice and be eligible for, or have achieved the rank of Senior Lecturer or associate professor. The responsibilities of the successful candidate include diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, including complex PCI, right and left heart hemodynamic studies, radial artery access, and appropriate use of advanced hemodynamic support devices.  The ideal candidate will have advanced training and/or experience in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve therapies, PFO/ASD closure, and left atrial appendage closure. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in team care and the mentoring of cardiology fellows, internal medicine residency staff, and students from Benjamin Carson Snr. School of Medicine Babcock University Nigeria.
Displays strong commitment to the vision and mission of Tristate Heart and vascular center and its values

2. CATH LAB NURSE: POSITION LOCATION: ABUJA, LAGOS

We desire the services of an experienced, energetic and proactive Registered Cath Lab Nurse to join our cardiac team of staff in the Cardiac Cath Lab. The prospective candidate will work with our Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and must display a strong commitment to the vision and mission of Tristate cardiovascular and its values. In our program, we currently have a Toshiba dedicated cardiac catheterization lab, with large flat-screen monitors, the latest in EP systems, including a new Bard EP operating system.  We offer diagnostic angiography, coronary intervention, and standard and complex pacing/ICD implantation including Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and both simple and complex Electrophysiological Studies and Ablation.  Your role as a Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse will include the following:
•       To admit and prepare patients for Cath Lab procedures ensuring appropriate investigations are done and accurately recording documentation.
•       To scrub and assist the Cardiologists with angiographic/angioplasty procedures when required.
•       Ensure all necessary consumables, equipment and pharmacy are accurately and safely prepared prior to the commencement of each clinical procedure.
•       Undertake all necessary safety checks prior to patient procedure and appropriately prepare the patient for the procedure.
•       Assist the clinician during the clinical procedure.
•       Deliver safe and appropriate patient care.
•       Ensure safe puncture site management post procedure
•       Undertake and record accurate documentation in the patient care plan
•       Give an accurate and safe handover to the receiving nurse

Required Qualification:
•       Must be a qualified Registered Nurse
•       Experience within a Cath lab or interventional cardiology/radiology environment
•       Competent in Life support (ALS/BLS).
•       Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
•       Flexible and motivated with great problem-solving skills.
•       Good organizational and planning skills.
•       Able to make judgment of situations, which require the analysis, interpretation, and comparison of a range of options.
•       Ability to communicate clearly with a range of people across the hospital.
•        Knowledge of Invasive Cardiac and Interventional Radiology procedures

3. PERFUSIONIST.
The Pediatric Clinical Perfusionist assists in open heart, major vascular, and trauma surgeries in our cardiothoracic department in the Heart and Vascular Centre at Our locations in Nigeria. The Perfusionist operates support systems and related equipment for these surgeries under the supervision of our cardiothoracic surgeon. The Perfusionist collaborates with the surgical team to ensure that all issues are addressed concerning cardiothoracic perfusion equipment and display a strong commitment to the vision and mission of Tristate cardiovascular and its values.

Required Qualification:
•       Must be an accredited graduate of the Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education in Europe, USA or India.
•       Must be certified as a Certified Clinical Perfusionists (CCP)
•       Must hold certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
•       Knowledge of surgery-specific medical terminology is required.
•       Prior experience operating perfusion equipment is required.
•       Prior experience as a surgical team member is highly required
•       Pediatric perfusion experience is required.
•       Must have a working knowledge of cardioplegia delivery systems, cell saver, IABP, VAD, CPS, and ECMO.

4. CARDIOPULMONARY TECHNICIAN.   POSITION LOCATION: IBADAN, ABUJA AND LAGOS

We desire the service of an experienced cardiopulmonary Technician to perform
adult and pediatric electrocardiograms; monitor cardiac status during all types of stress testing, both treadmill and chemical induced; perform 24 and 48 hours Holter monitors; ambulatory blood pressure monitors; pulmonary function studies, resting and exercise oximetry; breathing treatments, pediatric and adult patients, and responds to Code Blue and emergency situations. The ideal candidate must remain current in knowledge required to perform the assigned duties, observe all clinic guidelines and policies.

Required Qualification:
a)    Must possess Bachelors or Associate Degrees in relevant discipline
b)    Versatile in operating equipment such as electrocardiogram, ultrasound machines or defibrillators.
c)    Ability to work under pressure, pay a lot of attention to detail and work well in a team setting.

5.    ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGIST. POSITION LOCATION: IBADAN, ABUJA, AND LAGOS

An experienced Sonographer is required in the above location. He or she must be ready to work under limited supervision but the direction of the radiologist, the Ultrasound Technologist completes sonography procedures including routine sonograms as well as interventional biopsies using ultrasound. Sonographers participate in Performance Improvement and Quality Improvement activities. He or She works within the guidelines established in the policies and procedure manual and complies with all safety and infection control guidelines.

Required Qualification:
o       Graduate from an accredited program in Radiologic Technology and or School of Sonography.
o       Two-year program or four-year BA program in Radiology Technology followed by training in sonography or completion of requirements from an accredited school in sonography including meeting all clinical requirements.
o       Current registration/licensure/certification in good standing.
o        Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) required.
o       Minimum of two-years hospital department experience in medical sonography to include biopsies.
o       Administrative Skills:  Able to accurately complete sonography examinations as ordered by referring physicians.
o       Experience with radiology information systems to obtain previous examination reports.
o       Equipment/Machine Skills: Able to correctly and safely operate sonographic equipment and perform invasive procedures following orientation period to the department.  Routine use of office equipment (phone, fax, pagers).
o       Other Skills:  Able to communicate effectively with all patients, physicians, nurses and other medical personnel.  Able to handle periods of intensity with calm.  Able to work in stressful situations while maintaining composure and perform required sonographic duties regardless of the patient’s condition.
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6. MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGISTS POSITION LOCATION: IBADAN, ABUJA, AND LAGOS
We have an opening for an experienced Medical Imaging technologist to work in any of our location above.  The candidate will perform pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes for moderate and high complexity testing for waived, moderate, and high complexity testing. Initiates and maintains positive relationships with patients/customers. Initiates and maintains positive relationships with co-workers. Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment. Displays a strong commitment to the vision and mission of Tristate Heart and Vascular Center and its values.
Job description/Responsibilities:  Performs Diagnostic Radiographic, CAT Scan, Invasive & Interventional Radiological Procedures, Mammography, Bone Density, Ultra Sound or Special Procedures according to department protocols. Functions as the first line interface with customers and are successful in the accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in PI/ QC activities. Assists in maintaining Performance Improvement Program.  Promotes teamwork and good customer service. Responsible for Processing and transmission of Images to PACS.

Required Qualification:
1.    A graduate of an approved training program.
2.    Must be a registered and certified Radiographer in any of these places: Nigeria, Europe, North America or Indian.
3.    One year of Acute Clinical Radiography desired.
4.    One year in Second Modality is required. Advanced Certification may be substituted.
5.    Mammography experience strongly preferred

6.    MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST.  POSITION LOCATION: IBADAN, ABUJA, AND LAGOS.
The Medical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for the accurate performance of tests; use of controls to ensure the accuracy of test results, and the exercise of judgment in the case of questionable or abnormal results. The function of the successful candidates includes the following:
o       Perform work with the highest standards of accuracy and precision.  Recognize, correct, communicate and document errors when they occur.
o       Understand the scientific basis of each test.  Use knowledge to make critical judgments regarding the acceptability of test results.
o       Enter results and data into computer systems and perform appropriate checks to minimize clerical errors.  Recognize, confirm, report and document critical, abnormal or unusual results.
o       Maintain competency in all tests performed in the clinical diagnosis laboratory and perform these tests as assigned.
o       Coordinate and complete multiple procedures efficiently and accurately. Prioritize workload in response to urgent requests. When assigned tasks are completed, assist others and/or work on special projects.
o       Investigate and solve problems involving specimen collection or handling; seek assistance to solve problems when appropriate.
o       Make and verify the quality of reagents.  Follow established procedures for labeling and storage of materials, and monitor laboratory inventory.
o       Assure quality control requirements are attained to validate test results.
o       Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude, and behavior at all times.
o       Be aware of compliance and billing issues and follow acceptable laboratory policies.
Required Qualification:
a)      Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science
b)      Current Medical Laboratory Science certification with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria.
c)      Must have certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division.
d)      Two years of on-the-job experience performing clinical testing in a Medical Laboratory Science Program.

7. CLINICAL SERVICE MANAGER. POSITION LOCATION: IBADAN, ABUJA, AND LAGOS.

The Clinical Service Manager is responsible for managing daily operations, including functioning as a resource to team members, problem-solving day to day issues, assisting patient flow, and being accountable to team for providing quality care; directing, supervising and assisting with the delivery of patient services and all related staff activities within his/her assigned centre according to the policies, philosophy, mission and values of Tristate Cardiovascular Associates. He or She reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The manager must be able to demonstrate critical thinking, be creative with skills and have the knowledge to manage resources to achieve quality performance, positive employee relations and human resource functions, including hiring, performance management, and scheduling.  The manager Creates the hospital schedule, manages labor costs to budget and is responsible for collaborating with the central administration to manage monthly and annual budget with a focus on daily productivity and customer service.

Required Qualification:
       Masters Degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration or Health Sciences other related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.  Clinical experience preferred.
       Minimum of 10 years of related and progressively responsible experience in a healthcare setting, a minimum of 5 years of Managerial in clinical care management, quality or performance improvement, and customer service and project management.
       Possess the ability to lead groups in building continuous improvement systems in patient experience or quality that enable ideal behaviors and results.
       Must be able to work with a high level of independence, use good judgment/discretion in decision-making and excellent problem-solving skills.
       Acts as a champion for change and identifies, documents, shares, and promotes best practices.
       Must be able to develop and manage strategy for patient experience improvement within the Centre.
       Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
       Candidate will possess proven project management and performance or quality improvement experience.

8. BUSINESS MANAGER- POSITION LOCATION ABUJA AND LAGOS.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual, with excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively at all levels with a wide variety of stakeholders. The Business Manager prepares strategic business and financial plans. Performs financial analysis of current and prospective processes and practices. Undertakes capital purchase analysis and prepares project and purchasing proposals. Supports all financial activities of the centre.
a)      Performs financial analysis of current and prospective processes and practices. Prepares strategic business and financial plans.
b)      Analyzes potential capital purchases and special projects, and prepares purchasing proposals and requisitions.
c)      Performs all duties necessary to maintain revenue flow and accuracy for departmental coding and billing.
d)      Builds information tables, creates table relationships, and accurately maintains databases and trains end-users.
e)      Maximizes revenue and reimbursement by maintaining accurate and comprehensive billing processes.
f)      Ensures that charge codes reflect cost changes of products and procedures.
g)      Reviews monthly and quarterly performance reports and prepares budget variance reports with explanations and supporting graphs.
h)      Assists with planning and preparation of departmental operational and capital budgets.

Required Qualification:
Masters in Finance, Business Administration, or Health Administration, Hospital Information Systems, preferred. 8 years experience in a healthcare setting required. Clinical knowledge of cardiovascular procedures preferred.

9. CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST: CARDIAC ICU
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 10-bed Unit that provides immediate post-operative care to Cardiovascular surgical and critical care patients. The candidate must be able to care for both adult and pediatric patients who have undergone a broad range of surgical procedures with acuity ranging from Ambulatory to Critical Care. Surgical specialties Vascular, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and General Surgery

Required Qualification:
a)      BSN required
b)      Intensive Critical Care(ICU) experience required.
c)      BLS required upon hire; ACLS and PALS required within 3 months of hire.
d)      EMR experience (Cerner) an asset.
e)      Candidate must possess an exceptional customer service skills and commitment to patient safety. Flexibility and willingness to participate in a dynamic, learning environment.

Interested candidates should submit application to: jobs@tristatecardiovascular.com

VIDEO: How to achieve commercial success with your Art -Kunle Afolayan

The students of the University of Ibadan wouldn’t forget in hurry the great lessons and knowledge they must have acquired from ace movie producer Kunle Afolayan, who was the Guest Speaker at the 2nd edition of the University of Ibadan Red Carpet Speaker Series held inside the lecture hall of the Theater Art department.

The 2nd edition of the series was convened by Professor Olusegun Ojewuyi, a 2015 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, of Department of Theater, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Illinois, United State of America

IbadanCityAnnouncer was at the event and we brought you a short video where Mr Afolayan was speaking on how to balance the thin line between Art and Commercial success while he also discussed different types of movies you can produce.

Students Protest: Oyo school Principals apologise to Gov. Ajimobi

Oyo State branch of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) has apologised to the state government over the June 6 violent protest in Ibadan by secondary schools students over the state government Public Private Partnership Education Initiative.

The apology letter which was tendered on behalf of principals, teachers and students of all secondary schools in Oyo state was signed by Ranti Obafunmiso and Mathew Ogunkunle, the state Chairman and Secretary, respectively.

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The state (ANCOPSS) Chairman Mr Ranti Obafunmiso said that the association dissociated its members from any group or association that might have instigated the students to embark on the violent demonstration.

“ANCOPPS wishes to tender its unreserved apology to Oyo State Government on behalf of all principals, teachers and students of all public secondary schools in the state on the violent incident that happened on June 6.

“The incident threatened the peace and security of the state and endangered the lives of the students, who participated in the breach of peace and affront on constituted authority,’’ he said.

He stated in strong term that the association condemned the act and reiterated their stance as ambassadors and advocate of moral uprightness and good conduct.

He pledged the association full support and cooperation to Gov. Abiola Ajimobi-led administration in Oyo state, urging him to accept its apology.

Meanwhile, the strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress is still in force and schools in Oyo state have remained shut  over non-payment of state workers accumulated salaries which has paralysed socio-economic activities in the state and despite the reopening order given by the state government

Public Health Lecture in Honour of Late Professor Joshua Dada Adeniyi

A Public lecture titled Joshua Adeniyi: CHAMPION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY PUBLIC HEALTH was today held by Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan in honour of Late Prof (Chief) Joshua Dada Adeniyi OON JP Agbaakin of kisi-land and Abese of Apomu.

Guest Lecturer at the Public Lecture, Professor William Brieger MPH,CHES,DRPH Atunluse Of Idere, Otun Baasegun Of Igbo-Ora Professor, Health System Program, Department Of International Health, The John Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health. The Chairman of the occasion, Professor Isaac Adewole, Honourable Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria who was ably represented at the event, held at the B.O. Oshuntokun Auditorium, College Of Medicine, University College Hospital. Ibadan.

More Pictures from the Public Lecture:

 

Fatal Accident on Lagos Ibadan expressway, driver burnt.

A very fatal accident happened at Adeojo area on the Lagos Ibadan expressway this Sunday afternoon when a white space bus flipped over on the expressway while trying to escape from NURTW taskforce

IbadanCity Announcer reporter who arrived at the accident scene few minutes after it happened gathered from the people at the scene of the accident that the driver of the bus was driving to Lagos from Ibadan but he was picking passengers along the expressway when he saw some members of the National Union Of Road Transport Workers Task Force Members coming after him and while he was trying to avoid being caught by the NURTW Task force the bus ran into pothole, tumbled and caught fire instantly.

The driver and some passengers trapped in the bus got burnt beyond recognition while 2 other passengers escaped with injuries.

More Pictures from the Accident Scene on Lagos Ibadan Expressway Today:

 

Super Mentor Leke Alder in Ibadan for #Discovery2016 Conference

Brand specialist, Mentor, Motivational Speaker and Author of the life changing online teaching series letr2jack, letr2jil Mr Leke Alder was in Ibadan today as the main speaker at the annual discovery series held at the prestigious Mauve 21 event centre, MKO Abiola way Ring Road Ibadan. The #discovery2016 conference was put together by the Mr Enoch Durotoye.

 

Mr Leke Aider at the events
Mr Leke Alder at the event

IbadanCityAnnouncer photographer Emmanuel Ginika captured happenings at the event for your viewing pleasure

OYO STATE GOVERNMENT REOPENS SCHOOLS

The people of Oyo State, Nigeria and indeed the whole world will recall the highly condemnable events of Monday 6th June 2016 which witnessed violence and wanton destruction of government property and those of individuals and corporate bodies by students and teachers of some schools in Oyo State.

This violent activity threatened the peace and security of the state and endangered the lives of the students who participated in this breach of peace and affront on constituted authority. Consequently, the Oyo State Government was constrained to shut down public schools throughout the State to safeguard the lives of the students and protect the lives and property of the citizenry; a decision that was taken in the line of its primary duty of ensuring peace and safety in the state.

Following several representations by the Parents Teachers Association, Community Leaders, Religious leaders, Traditional Rulers, Prominent and well meaning Nigerians at home and abroad, the Oyo State Government has decided to reopen public schools in the State with effect from Monday 11th July 2016.

However, the seventeen schools that participated in the violent demonstration are excluded from Government’s reopen order.

The Affected schools are:
Baptist Secondary School, Senior and Junior, Oke Ado, Ibadan
Ansarudeen Secondary School, Liberty Road Ibadan Ansarudeen High School, Liberty Road, Ibadan, Ibadan Grammar School, Senior and Junior,Molete, Ibadan
Olubi Memorial Grammar SchooL, Molete, Ibadan,

St Luke Grammar School, Senior and Junior, Molete, Ibadan
St Luke College, Molete, Ibadan
Yejide Girls Grammar School, Molete, Ibadan

Methodist Grammar School, Senior and Junior Bodija, Ibadan
Methodist Secondary School, Bodija,(Favos) Ibadan

Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Bashorun, Idi ape, Ibadan
Ikolaba Grammar School, Agodi, Ibadan
Ikolaba Secondary School, Agodi, Ibadan
Ikolaba High School, Agodi, Ibadan
Lagelu Grammar School, Agugu, Ibadan
Okebadan High School, Oluyoro, Ibadan
Ibadan Boys High School, Okebola, Ibadan

The affected schools will remain shut until the principals and the management of the schools submit an undertaking to the government that the students under their care will not engage in nor be used for violent acts and that their safety will be guaranteed.

Considering the need for strong character moulding and to emphasize the importance of good conduct and acceptable behaviour for the leaders of tomorrow, the students must tender a written apology to the government through the school management.

The Government of Oyo State wishes to reiterate its commitment to ensuring the security and safety of lives and property within the state.

Signed

Toye ARULOGUN
HC, INFORMATION, CULTURE & TOURISM.

THE NEW OYO STATE EDUCATION INITIATIVE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In the past few days, there have been concerns on the proposed partnerships on education in Oyo State, some genuine and others intentionally misguided.

But here are the frequently asked questions on the Education partnership in Oyo State and the issue of the NLC.

What is the name of this new education management initiative?

Participatory Management of Public Secondary Schools in Oyo State

Why is the OYSG returning schools to the
owners/missionaries/communities?

This initiative is not about returning schools to any body(ies). The government is simply inviting all interested stakeholders (not necessarily former owners, missionaries and communities) to partner with it in the sustainable management of public secondary schools.

Is the government selling/ceding/privatizing public schools?

We are NOT ceding, selling or privatizing public schools. The government’s intention is to partner with interested stakeholders who wish to support the government in the management of these schools. They may be alumni associations, communities, or philanthropists.

How many of the public schools will be affected

Presumably less than 10 per cent of the 631 public secondary schools in Oyo State are likely to be involved in this partnership.

Will the school fees be affordable for the poor?

Government will moderate fees in the affected schools to ensure affordability, apart from the availability of alternatives within the same environment, whose facilities will also undergo facility upgrade.

The beauty of the proposed partnership is that students in the schools likely to be affected is that current students from JSS II to SSS III will continue to enjoy free education and not pay school fees until they graduate.

What happens to the quality of the schools that do not benefit from the proposed partnerships?

All public schools in Oyo State are currently undergoing assessment and improvements, not only in the areas of infrastructure but even in terms of curricular development.

The recently introduced N1,000 education levy in public schools is meant for this purpose in addition to other investments intended for their upgrade and development..

How will the intended programme be prevented from favouring urban centres at the detriment of rural schools?

The planned programme is open to all senatorial districts of the state, without restriction to any particular areas.

Was this part of the APC Manifesto?
What was part of the APC Manifesto is to provide our people with qualitative education that is affordable and sustainable.

Has this idea been successfully test-run anywhere else?

Lagos, Ogun, and many Eastern states have successfully run various partnership models that ensure the engagement/support of the private sector working alongside their respective Ministries of Education.

Was the main reason for this partnership wage bill reduction?

Not at all. The main reason is to allow for the participation of interested stakeholders in the management of our secondary schools for the greater good of our students, their parents/ guardians as well as our education management system.

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How about fears of possible religious conflicts arising from this proposal?
There shouldn’t be any fears. The Government intends to ensure freedom of religious preferences through  its regulatory mechanisms and shall stoutly resist any form of religious imposition or intolerance. Our religious diversity will be maintained.

How will this proposal affect the promotion, salary, gratuity of the teachers?

Fist of all, all teachers are at liberty to choose between staying with their present employer (Government) and whoever becomes the partnering entity. In either case, such employee/employer  issues can easily be sorted out on terms and conditions that are mutually agreeable to both parties. Suffice to say that Government will not leave any teacher at the mercy of any of its partners since government will always remain an active regulator of the relationships and standards of engagement.

Was the NLC/NUT invited for the stakeholders’ meeting?

Like other stakeholders, they were formally invited via letters that were duly received, acknowledged and signed for. There is documentary evidence to back this up.

How true is the claim that the NLC was violent during the protest?

They came, not only chanting abusive songs against the person of the Governor and his top aides, they rough-handled the SSG and other officials, armed with stones and other weapons. They needlessly upturned tables, chairs and other items of furniture inside the hall where the event was to hold. They chased out and booed invited participants already seated for the meeting.
Who ordered the arrest of the NLC leadership?

The Oyo State Government did not order the arrest of the labour leaders as it is not the prerogative of the government to order anybody’s arrest. Only Security agencies and the Law Courts have the constitutional responsibility of doing that as part of their duties of maintaining law and order.

What happens if this proposal eventually fails to enjoy popular support from stakeholders?

We do not expect an idea whose purpose is for the greater good of the majority to be unpopular. In any case, we should not preempt the outcome of the forum. In the unlikely event of a rejection of the proposal by the majority however, Government will certainly submit to the established popular opinion

My highest regards

Fadoju Babajide

TRENDING: Hon. Dapo Lam Adesina Six points campaign agenda for the new Olubadan

TRENDING: Hon. Dapo Lam Adesina Six points campaign agenda for the new Olubadan

Honourable Dapo Lam-Adesina representing Ibadan North East/South East Federal Constituency has set what can be termed a political campaign 6points agenda for the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.
According to news trending on social media platforms, Hon. Dapo granted an interview at the coronation ground where he was quoted to have highlighted some points listed below as some of the things he would want Ibadan to have during the reign of the new Olubadan.

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Hon Dapo Lam Adesina pic: IbadanCityAnnouncer

“During your reign, Ibadan will be blessed with……
• The establishment of Okebadan University of Entrepreneurial Studies that will promote the rich versatility of an average Ibadan man as an educated and successful businessman,
• A financially buoyant Micro-Finance Bank to support the millions of petty traders across the land with the sole aim of bringing them out of penury and poverty.
• A Rich Cultural Festival in arts of international repute and recognition.
• The construction of Ibadan circular road.
• The conversion of Ibadan airport to an international cargo one and the completion of Ibadan dry port
• Sustenance of peace and development of Ibadanland.”

No one can stop Saliu Adetunji’s coronation as Olubadan– Coronation Committee

 

High-Chief-Saliu-AdetunjiThe Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun, surrounded by other notable Ibadan High Chiefs addressed newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday ahead of the coronation ceremony of the Olubadan-designate, Saliu Adetunji, as the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland,

High Chief Balogun, who is the Chairman of the Coronation Committee, said the Olubadan-in-Council had decided to fill the vacuum left behind after the death of Oba Samuel Odugade and that coronation would go on as planned on Friday4th March, 2016

He also used the occasion to reiterate, the fact that only the Balogun and Otun lines were recognised in the Olubadan succession plan. “The Balogun line is the military line and the Otun Olubadan line is known as the civil line. The kingmakers for the Olubadan of Ibadanland are empowered by the extant 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration to propose as candidate the most senior chief in line, whose turn is to fill a vacancy in the stool of Olubadan.”

A member of the coronation committee, Tajudeen Ajibola, at the occasion, explained that the position of Seriki was last occupied by the late Chief Adisa Meredith Akinloye and there was no law that recognised the Seriki line as a succession line to the Olubadan throne.