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DG Visits Reverend Dr. Oluwole Adetiran, Composer Of NYSC Anthem

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Director-General of National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim today made an emotional and historic visit to the writer and composer of the NYSC Anthem, Dr. Oluwole Adetiran at his Ibafo residence in Ogun State.

In a press statement issued on Thursday by the Director, Press and Public Relations Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs) revealed that, the visit was predicated on the news on the ill-health of the great music legend, who composed and produced the age-long NYSC anthem.

The Director-General was received by the living music legend with joyous tunes from a group of choristers, whom “Baba” himself has nurtured over time. The colourful reception was greeted by a majestic rendition of the 3-stanza NYSC Anthem, which Dr. Adetiran himself led in an astute orchestral manner.

General lbrahim was full of praise for the man who single-handedly composed what has now become a very famous anthem of the Nigerian youths in the NYSC Scheme.

The Director-General thanked Dr. Adetiran for this unforgettable and invaluable contributions to the Scheme via the composition of the Anthem.

Overwhelmed by the emotions of being recognised by the Chief Executive of NYSC and the kind emotional words of the Director-General to him, Dr. Adetiran then burst into tears of joy in appreciation of the visit.

The Director-General assured him that the NYSC Scheme will continue to stand by him and members of his family at all times. The NYSC Boss prayed to God Almighty to grant him speedy recovery and good health.

The Music Legend in appreciation, was full of excitement and fulfilment that the Director-General made out time to visit him and also thanked the Director-General for sustaining the values of the scheme which motivated him to compose the Anthem in the first instance.

He said, “I am very proud to be part of the NYSC success story through the Anthem I composed. I am today fulfilled by this visit”.

The DG was accompanied on the visit by the Acting-Director, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar, NYSC Ogun State Coordinator, Dr Belinda Faniyi and her Lagos State Counterpart, Mr Eddy Megwa.

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DSS Fails To Produce Nnamdi Kanu In Court, Judge Adjourns Trial Till October

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu will remain in the custody of the Department of State Services despite a request to transfer him to Kuje correctional centre.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court gave the order on Monday during the resumption of Kanu’s trial in Abuja.

In an application to the judge, Mr Kanu had argued that he cannot get a fair trial if he remains in the custody of the DSS.

He also sought for an order to grant him access to his medical doctor for the purpose of carrying out a comprehensive independent medical examination on him.

In her verdict, Justice Nyako ordered that the DSS should allow access to Mr Kanu, although it won’t be a free-for-all.

With Mr Kanu absent in court, the judge adjourned the trial to October 21.

The DSS said Mr Kanu’s absence in court was due to logistics reasons

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