BREAKING: Again Another Oyo Monarch Is Dead
The Onjo of Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area, Oyo State, Oba Rafiu Osuolale has reportedly joined his ancestors on Sunday night.
Sources within the palace disclosed the passing away of the revered monarch.
As of Press time, the cause of death of the monarch are still sketchy.
With the death of Iba Osuolale, the tally of deaths of prominent traditional rulers in the has increased in the span of 12 months.
The reported transition of this monarch came a week after the death of Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiy Adekunle Ologunebi.
The Onjo of Okeho was the 18th monarch of the town after 15 years on the throne.
Professor Lateef Akanni Hussein, the former Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Ojo is dead. His age was 75.
In accordance with a statement made on its official LASU Facebook page on Monday, Hussein passed away in the evening of Sunday, July 31, 2022, following a brief illness.
Hussein, a professor of Physics was the sixth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University; he served between 2005 and 2011.
The deceased is expected to be buried today, Monday, August 1,2022, according to Islamic rites.
Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State over the kidnap of one of their colleagues.
The students said that they are in pain over the abduction of one of their colleagues identified as Opadele Rachael Abiola.
The students of LAUTECH, in a petition addressed to Buhari and Makinde said that Miss Abiola, a final year student of Fine and Applied Arts with Matric Number: 170886 was reportedly abducted in the early hours of July 29th, 2022.
The students in the statement signed by the trio of the Students Union Government (SUG) President, Anuoluwa Adeboye, General Secretary, Okiki Ibrahim Opaleke and Pubic Relations Officer, Love Gabriel Michael, said that Abiola was abducted in a hotel at Aaba, a colleague community close to LAUTECH.
They added that Abiola is working at the hotel due to the ASUU strike that has kept all Nigerian students outside the school.
The union then advised Buhari and Makinde to save them from the frequent abduction of their colleagues by kidnappers.
The students’ leaders, on behalf of their colleagues, said that over 35,000 students of the institution were living in fear.
The students said, “It is with a heavy heart that we write this openly to Federal Government Presidency, Oyo State Government and all Nigerians. Our hearts are grieved by the unending sorrow bequeathing our fellow students by the criminals (rapists, thieves, looters, kidnappers, and murderers) that have grown wings and spread across the country otherwise known as “bandits”.
It saddens our heart that Opadele Rachael Abiola, a final year student of Fine and Applied Arts with Matric Number: 170886 is reported to have been abducted in the early hours of July 29th, 2022 in a hotel at Aaba, a community close to LAUTECH.
Racheal was said to be working at the hotel due to the ASUU strike that has kept all Nigerian students outside the school. What a shame on our Federal Government led by President Muhammed Buhari who has failed us. The Federal Government has failed us in our education system, as well as our security.
“We can no longer walk or move freely, sleep conveniently, travel, or do anything without fear of being abducted or kidnapped, robbed, raped, or maimed within or outside our University Community.
“This is a cry of bereavement from over 35,000 students of Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso to the Federal Government Presidency, Oyo State Government, all security operatives in Nigeria and Oyo State, the Obas, and the Management of LAUTECH over the abduction of Rachael by unknown gunmen, known as bandits in our dear country, Nigeria, to help, free and save Rachael”.
As Nigeria rushes to meet its commitment to the UN’s net-zero objective by 2060, there are signs that the Federal Government may toughen sanctions for gas flaring.
At a pre-conference in Lagos to announce the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE Nigeria Council) 45th annual conference, which would take place there from August 1 through August 3rd, Prof. Olalekan Olafuyi, the organization’s chairman, made this announcement.
The global transition to renewable and sustainable energy, and the future of oil and gas in Africa, will be the focus of the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition in 2022.
According to him, President Mohammadu Buhari is fully committed to ensuring that Nigeria becomes a world player in the energy transition space
He said,”We are working closely with the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, and I can categorically say that companies which flare gas will now pay more than those utilising it. So it will be to their advantage to start thinking of ways to utilise their gas instead of flaring them”, he said, declining to state the new gas flaring rates.
Currently, companies producing more than 10, 000bpd pay a fine of $2 per 1000 Standard scf of gas flared. Companies producing less than 10, 000bpd pay a fine of $0.5 per 1000scf of gas flared
In 2020 alone, natural gas valued at $1.24bn was flared by oil companies
On what the society is doing to address the country’s low crude oil production, Olafuyi said it was working closely with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency in ensuring the safety of the pipelines.
The don said, “The society, in collaboration with the Federal Government and NIMASA, has held several meetings with stakeholders.
Another one will be held after the conference. We are also engaging the oil producing communities to see that crude oil theft which is the number one reason Nigeria has been unable to meet its OPEC quota becomes a thing of the past. As we speak, some companies have so resorted into taking their crude through barging than pipeline.
“The world is facing the challenges of balancing the urgency of transition to cleaner energy with the obvious energy deficit and economic challenges experienced in recent times. It is expected that adaptive strategies for energy transition should be adopted in Africa. This is the core of the conference”, he said.
The SPE Nigeria Council comprising Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri, Benin and Abuja Sections is an affiliate of the SPE International, a not-for-profit professional organisation with over 140,600 members worldwide.