Rep Akande-Sadipe commiserates with Ogbomosho over loss of Monarch

The Lawmaker Representing Oluyole Federal constituency, Hon Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has commiserated with the family, people of Ogbomosho and the entire citizens of Oyo state on the passing on to glory of the highly reverred monarch, the Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III.   Hon. Akande Sadipe in a statement issued today Monday 13th December, 2021, described the death of Oba Jimoh Oyewumi as a painful exit and a big blow to the Southwest and the entire people of Oyo state.   Akande-Sadipe, who Chaired the House Committee on…

Reps summons Foreign Affairs Minister over maltreatment of Nigerians abroad

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has been invited by the House of Representatives for questioning, on issues bothering on the continued maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially United Arab Emirates. The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Rep.Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, told newsmen during the commissioning of a Sports and Educational Facility, in Awe town,over the weekend.She added that the welfare of Nigerians living abroad matters to the Lawmakers. While expressing concerns about the maltreatment of Nigerians outside the country, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe said the Minister owes…

NUJ rebukes Lawmaker over detention of Journalist,Jide Babalola

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Thursday, has condemned the intimidation and detention of a journalist, Mr Jide Babalola, Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Senate President on Print Media at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.   Mr. Babalola was illegally detained for over two hours by the National Assembly Police Division on the instruction of Hon. Tolulope Akande-Shadipe (APC Oyo) for allegedly bumping into her in a lift at the House of Representatives wing of the National Assembly Complex.   In a press statement in Abuja, jointly signed by…

Honourable Tolulope Akande-Sadipe: a fallacious icon of the democracy we fought for? By Jide Babalola

Exercising arbitrary use of power by ordering a citizen’s detention and later, playing the gender card appear logically incongruous but sadly, I just experienced such at the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja. About nine of us were in a public elevator (NOT the ones specially meant for Honourable members) and being very conscious of others’ spaces, it was a shock to hear angry outbursts coming from someone who was sideways and behind me. Although I later got to know that she is a member of…

Why APC Leaders endorsed Hon Adeyemo as Oyo Central Senatorial Chairman – Akande-Sadipe

Ahead of today’s State Congress of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Oyo State, Majority leaders and stakeholders in Oluyole have endorsed Hon. Olalekan Adeyemo as the candidate for the Oyo Central Senatorial Chairman in the forthcoming State Congress, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has revealed.   The member House of Representatives, Oluyole Federal Constituency and Chairman, Committee on Diaspora said she and other stakeholders are in support of Hon. Adeyemo’s candidacy.   She added that the quality and experience of Hon. Adeyemo among the party hierarchy has distinguished him and that he…

Nigerian Law Enforcement system aids impunity of Human Traffickers – Hon Akande-Sadipe

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon.Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has berated the Nigerian law enforcement agencies, the Police Force and the weak Judicial system, which in turn has indirectly aided the high level of impunity by human trafficking and forced labour offenders in Nigeria. The Oluyole Federal Constituency representative said this in her keynote address during a joint-capacity building retreat held for House of Representatives members of the committee on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and Human rights in Abuja. She noted that Nigerian courts and the Police Force continue to…

Stop Media Trial of Chidinma” – Rep Member, Akande-Sadipe tells IGP

The House of Representatives, during a sitting on Tuesday, has urged the Nigerian Police to stop the ongoing media trial of Ms. Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. This was a motion of urgent public importance moved by Oluyole Federal Constituency Representative at plenary. The lawmaker who also Chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, raised concerns over the unending parade and media trial of the suspect by the Nigerian Police, she said “This motion is not about…

Rep Akande-Sadipe, Ministry of Works, knock contractor handling Olomi Road … As Public Complaints Commission wades In

Member,Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe and the Federal Comptroller of Works, Ogun State, Engr. Umar Bakare has expressed disappointment at the poor quality of work done by DC Engineering Nigeria Limited, the contractor handling Olomi-Ijebu road. The House of Representatives Member, therefore tasked the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on the rehabilitation of federal roads across Oluyole Federal Constituency.   Akande-Sadipe said that if rehabilitated, the controversial 25 km Olomi-Ijebu Igbo road and 35 km stretch of Liberty Academy road…

How Ajimobi and Myself secured Ibadan Inland Dry Port – Hon Akande-Sadipe

Member representing Oluyole Federal Constituency and Chairman House of Representative Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K. has appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State not to lose the Ibadan Inland Dry Port to Ogun State. Akande-Sadipe who was a Special Adviser on Projects and Public-Private Partnership to late Senator Ajimobi said that her sweat and the support of her late boss secured the Ibadan Inland Dry Port She further revealed that the project was conceptualized by her during the last administration. The lawmaker said “The idea sprung up…

Nigerians in Diaspora are not Criminals – Akande Sadipe

Chairman,Diaspora Committee, who is also representing Oluyole Federal Constituency in the federal House of Representatives., Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K. has said that Nigerians in Diaspora are not criminals, but people who were adding value across the world. She made known on Saturday in Abuja at the launch of the National Diaspora Policy by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. “We are not criminals but a people who are adding value across the world. Nigerian Adults and Children are making their positive mark and contributions worldwide, our positive narrative is greater than…