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Birthday: Taraba Students, Traders,Right Activist, Others Celebrate Journalist, Ayodele Samuel

The National Union of Taraba State Students, Right activist among others have poured encomium on the Publisher of Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper, Oloye Ayodele Samuel, on the occasion of his birthday on Saturday. 

While congratulating him, NUTASS in a statement by its National President, Comr. Aloysius Paul Gapa, said the publisher's resolve to speak truth to power stands him apart. 

"You have chosen to speak for the voiceless and ensure that you hold accountable those in power. The enemies of the polity see you as a villain but the masses see you as their hero." he said. 

The statement further added: "Information they say is power. In a political space where those in positions of authority do everything to ensure that the masses are kept in the dark and denied access to power, you have taken the pain despite tribulations and persecutions to provide and return freely power to its original source - the masses.

In an unjust society silence looses its golden garment, it thus becomes morally wrong to be silent in the face of oppression. 

It only takes the bravest of men to rise and speak the truth to power in the face of injustice." 

On his part, Legal practitioner/human right, and public litigation lawyer, Barr. Bilyaminu Lukman Maihanci, described the celebrant as an upright journalist who redefined journalism in the Taraba state. 

"You've redefined journalism and your integrity isn't an article for sale in your paper. You have stood firm for human rights violation on people out there. Your online paper, so far has become a widely accepted media platform that is doing more good in bringing to the general public an event exactly how they're. We join thousands of people in Taraba to celebrate your new age." Maihanci said in a terse statement he personally signed. 

Also, a Youth activist and entrepreneur,  Nurudeen Manzo, in his congratulatory message described Oloye Ayodele Samuel as a God sent to the people of the state.
Manzo who is the Chairman Association of Mobile Phones and Allied Products Traders of Nigeria (AMPAT) and Chairman Taraba ICT Forum described Samuel as a patriot who shaped political discourse in the state, calling  him  Kakakin Taraba.
Earlier the Taraba Peoples Assembly TPA had bestow on the publisher a honorary title of Sarkin Labarai Taraba noting that Ayodele Samuel's news outlet Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper remains the conscience of the masses in the state.

They prayed the Almighty guide and increase the Publisher in ability and wisdom.

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