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Najeem Folasayo Salaam (born 8 August 1965), popularly called Iwaloye (meaning: proven character is royal), is a Nigerian politician, philanthropist. He is the speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly.

Salaam was born 8 August 1965 in Ejigbo, Osun State to a relatively comfortable family. He lost his father when he was two years old and his mother when he was ten. He then lived with his maternal aunt.Rt. Honourable Najeem Salam

Salaam attended Ansar-U-Deen Primary School, Ejigbo (1975-1981), Baptist School, Ola (1981-1986) and Baptist High School, Ejigbo (1986-1987). He attended Oyo State College of Arts and Science for his ‘A’ level studies (1987-1989). He was admitted to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1989 to study political science and was awarded a bachelor of science (BSc) degree in political science (Second Class Upper) in 1993. He earned a master of political science there in 2013 and went on to successfully bagged a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the same discipline of Political Science (with specialization in [Nigerian] Federalism, Ethnic Relations and Democratic Studies) in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, on January 5, 2018 .

Salaam attended leadership and capacity building courses in the United Kingdom, the United States, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, etc

Salaam’s initiation into politics began during his undergraduate days when he became involved in the student rights movement, particularly in the activities of the Association of Political Science Students. He was an active member of the Constitution Review Committee. He was also involved in the activities of Ejigbo Local Government Area Students Association (ELGASA), OAU Chapter, where he became president.

Upon graduation, Salaam went into the pharmacy business. Because of his knowledge about community health and his health interventions in Ejigbo, he was made a supervisory Councillor for Health in 1999. In 2002 he unsuccessfully ran for the highest position in local government. In 2007, he campaigned for a seat in the Osun State House of Assembly, and was elected.


In 2009 a court of appeal nullified his election on the ground that a logo of one of the political parties was excluded from the ballot papers in gross violation of the electoral laws. The Court of Appeal ordered a new election. A candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party was declared winner.

Due to his popularity, political acceptability and support throughout Ejigbo, Salaam was believed to be uncompromising when it came to the ideals of his political party, despite pressure from the ruling party.

In the 2011 elections, Salaam contest and won a seat in Osun state Assembly

Speakership
Salaam was elected Assembly Speaker on June 2, 2011. He was elected Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Conference of Speakers of States Legislature, with a mandate to midwife new executive members of the Conference through a free and fair election. The election, conducted in 2012, is still adjudged one of the association’s best.

During his tenure as Speaker of the assembly (2011-2015) in Osun, the house promulgated 32 Bills, made 42 Resolutions and conducted 4 public Hearings. The laws involved HIV/AIDS, signage and street advertising, security trust funds and urban renewal.

He was re-elected as the Speaker.

As of 8 January 2017 the Assembly had passed 7 bills, 2 resolutions and conducted 3 public hearings. One of the bills established a microcredit agency, seeking to stimulate economic activity.

Under his leadership the Assembly is reputed to have operated in a rancour-free atmosphere, working harmoniously with the executive. This friendly relationship has been questioned by his critics. They see the House as toothless and a rubber-stamp of the executive.

In defence, some members of the assembly have come out to say that harmony exists between the executive and legislature and is good for democracy.
Rt. Honourable Najeem Salam
According to Kamil Oyedele,a member of the House of Assembly in Osun State, Salaam “…should be eulogised for his quality leadership style… (which) has always propelled members to toll (sic) the line of peaceful co-existence with the executive, and this, has been translating to development of the State… Some people tend to believe that a house that is not in physical combat with the Executive is a rubber-stamp.

2018 gubernatorial plan
Salaam is believed to be nursing an ambition to become the executive governor of the state of Osun, a claim he vehemently refuted.

Societynow, on March 16, 2017, reported that Governor Rauf Aregbesola had chosen him as his successor.

Adebayo Adedeji, a notable political communicator, alluded to the fact that Salaam might be Aregbesola’s anointed candidate, in reward for his loyalty

Rt. Honourable Najeem Salam

Rt. Honourable Najeem Salam

Recognition
Salaam has received awards from student, professional and faith-based groups. He has been honored by the Nigerian Medical Association (Osun State chapter), the Federation of Muslim Women, LAUTECH Medical Students Association, the Students’ Parliamentary Council of Tai Solarin University, Nigeria Association of Agricultural Science Students of the Osun State University.

In February 2017, Salaam was inducted as the Patron of the Sports Writers Association of Nigerian (SWAN), Osun State Chapter. He is also the Asiwaju Adinni of Ejigboland

Rt. Honourable Najeem Salam

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Michelle Obama Flips Jimmy Kimmel’s Sex Question Back On Him

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Michelle Obama gave a master class in swerving around awkward questions when she turned a query about her sex life back on the late night host Jimmy Kimmel.

In an interview on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Kimmel repeated a question he once asked the former first lady during a book tour stop: whether she made love with her husband, then-President Barack Obama, to celebrate on the May 2011 night that U.S. forces killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Kimmel remembered asking Barack Obama the same question in November, when the former president answered that his wife was likely already asleep by the time he finished work.

Michelle Obama first mocked Kimmel’s apparent fixation with the detail.

“You know, I have to tell your audience that, for some very sick reason, you are very obsessed with this portion of that major historical event,” she said.

“Yes,” Kimmel admitted.

“In a way that no one else, no one, in the history of all of the conversations I’ve had, has anybody ever drilled down on this particular point like you, Jimmy Kimmel,” Obama continued.

“So I turn that back on you,” she said. “You’re still that little boy in your bedroom, under the cover with the flashlight, going, ’I hope nobody sees me.”

“I’m still pleading the fifth,” Obama added.

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BREAKING NEWS: EFCC grills Fowler over fraud allegations against Alpha Beta

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is presently interrogating a former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, over the N100 billion tax evasion allegations levelled against a tax firm, Alpha Beta Consulting.

Fowler, who was also a former Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, responded to an invitation from the EFCC on Monday.

A former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Beta Consulting, Dapo Apara, had accused the firm of tax fraud to the tune of N100bn.

In a petition to the EFCC in 2018, Apara stated that Alpha Beta, the firm given exclusive rights to monitor and collect Internally Generated Revenue on behalf of the Lagos Government, “has become an avenue for official corruption of government officials, a conduit pipe for massive money-laundering scheme, tax evasion, among other vices.”

In the petition which was written by his lawyer, Adetunji Shoyoye and Associates, the ex-CEO claimed that the fraud had been covered by powerful politicians in the state.

The petition signed by Adetunji Adegboyega on behalf of the law firm, read in part, “Over the years the company has been protected and shielded by some powerful politicians and people in the society which made them to always boast of being untouchable, but our client, feeling the need not to keep quiet again and strengthened by his belief in the fact that the government of President Muhammadu

Buhari is keen on fighting corruption, which has been the bane of our country, is of the firm belief that it’s time to expose and open the can of worms called Alpha Beta Consulting.

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Nigerian Army claims Lagos govt invited soldiers to enforce curfew, denies shooting #EndSARS protesters

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The Nigeria Army has denied itself from a viral video on social media where the civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki Toll Plaza

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, said on Tuesday its troops were invited by the state government to enforce the curfew imposed on the state.

The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 81 Division, Maj. Osoba Olaniyi, who disclosed this in a statement, said the troops were requested to restore law and order 24 hours after the curfew was declared.

Olaniyi insisted that the soldiers did not shoot at the #EndSARS protesters , adding that the personnel acted within “the confines of the Rules of Engagement for Internal Security operations.”
Armed soldiers had on October 20 reportedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of the state.

The attack on the harmless protesters sparked angry response within and outside the country with many asking the Federal Government to order a comprehensive probe of the incident.

The army spokesman said: “The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video on social media in which it was alleged that civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki toll plaza.

“This allegation is untrue, unfounded and aimed at causing anarchy in the country. At no time did soldiers of the Nigerian Army open fire on any civilian.

“From the onset of the #EndSARS protest, there was no time personnel of 81 Division Nigerian Army , Lagos, were involved.
“However, the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State government after a 24 hours curfew was imposed.

“This was as a result of the violence which led to several police stations being burnt, policemen killed, suspects in police custody released and weapons carted away.

“The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that Lagos State government requested for the military to intervene in order to restore normalcy.

“The intervention of the military followed all laid down procedures for internal security operations and all the soldiers involved acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement for Internal Security operations.”

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