A former military Governor of old Ondo State, Major General Ekundayo Babakayode Opaleye (rtd), is dead.....CONTINUE READING
According to Leadership, General Opaleye died of a heart attack in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in the early hours of Saturday, November 18.
He was military governor old Ondo State (before the creation of present-day Ekiti State) from August, 1986 to December, 1987, during the regime of Military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.
He took over from Admiral Mike Akhigbe of blessed memory before handing over to Commodore Olabode George.
Until his death this Saturday, November 18, 2023, he was the Balogun Erunmu of Owu, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Why Tinubu Shouldn’t Appoint His Cronies As Ambassadors – Akinterinwa
A former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Prof Bola Akinterinwa, has advised President Bola Tinubu not to appoint his cronies as ambassadors.
Akinterinwa was reacting to a report that some Governors, the President’s associates, unsuccessful governorship aspirants, and retired military officers have submitted loyalist names for ambassadorial appointments.
Speaking with The Punch on Friday, Akinterinwa said the President should not use such important positions to reward or compensate his political cronies who helped him win the 2023 election.
He said the President should consider appointing academic ambassadors who specialised in handling international affairs of the countries they would serve in rather than political ambassadors.