As part of efforts to ensure children and young people have access to basic education and as well acquire vocational skills even while living and/or working on the street, School In The Street, a non-profit tuition-free educational centre, in partnership with Lagos State Agency for Mass Education yesterday opens its first mobile literacy and vocational centre in Ikorodu.

According to the Founder and Proprietor of the School In The Street, Mr. Olakunle Sanni, the opening of this mobile centre is a landmark achievement and first of its kind in Lagos, if not all over Nigeria. Olakunle added that the centre was initiated as a way to bring the school closer to street children/youths and as well provide learning opportunities to those among them whom may have never attended school or not been able to complete basic education. In addition, the centre offers them the chance to acquire vocational skills.

While performing the official opening of the centre, Honourable Babajimi Benson, Founder of iCARE Foundation, ably represented by Mr. Taiwo Odumbo, appreciated the organisers for deeming it necessary to bring education closer to children and young people on the street of Ikorodu as this will help to reshape their minds and make them contribute positively to the society. Mr. Odumbo added that Hon. Babajimi Benson is not stopping at just providing the mobile school but committed to supporting other basic needs so that the centre can make meaningful impact in the lives of the beneficiries.

In her remark, the Director of Lagos State Agency for Mass Education, Mrs Oluwakemi Kanlesanwo, who was represented by Mrs. Ibukunoluwa Seriki, HOD Mass literacy encouraged the street children and youths to attend classes regularly and participate well in all that they are being taught because the agency will come regularly to check on them. Mrs. Seriki along with colleagues presented teaching and learning materials to the centre while assuring the centre of Lagos State Government commitment to always providing the materials whenever they are needed and requested for. She also appreciated Hon. Babajimi Benson and iCARE Foundation for the huge support in making the mobile centre not just a dream but a reality.

Mr. Olusegun Sojirin, Chairman NBA Ikorodu branch; Mrs. Tessy Ojeikere, Coordinator of Domestic Violence, Child Rights and Persons Living with Disabilities Committee, NBA Ikorodu Branch; Mr. Lateef Akinborode, Deputy Coordinator Child Protection Network Lagos; Mr. Rasheed Fatuga, Founder Ikorodu Abassadors Group; and Mr. Abiodun Alabi, Project Manager Street Medicine Network, all of whom were also present at the unique occasion used the opportunity to counsel the beneficiaries while promising them of their support within their different capacity and areas of work.

Mrs Fatima Abegumde-Yakubu, School In The Street’s Administration Officer in a closing remark thanked all the guests for honoring the invitation and promised on behalf of the street children/youths to make best use of the facility. Mrs. Abegumde-Yakubu reminded everyone that the centre is not just to provide literacy but offer vocational skills to street children and youths. Therefore, she used the medium to invite individuals and organisations whose focus is haircutting, soap making, cream production, craft making etc. to come and support or partner with School In The Street.


Thursday 29th of April, 2021 will never be forgotten in the history of Ikosi-isheri LCDA.

On this day, youths of Ikosi-isheri, under the aegis of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN organized a Ramadan Public Lecture which had in attendance, the highs and lows of the community.

The Ramadan Tafsir, with the theme: Remodeling Youths for Unity and Good Governance, was delivered by Ustadh Imran Rufai.

In his lecture, the Cleric admonished Nigerian youths to give spiritual, psychological, and social remodeling a chance by shunning vices, unfaithfulness and matters that promote discord in the nation. He then called upon the political leaders to deem it so serious, the necessity to reform and empower Nigerian youths in earnest, as they are the main pillars of our society but they keep getting rotten day by day.

The Coordinator of the Youth Council, Comr. Lekan Sodiq Akintobi, while thanking those that contributed to the success of the program, urged the youths to utilize what they have learnt and endeavor to be good ambassadors of Ikosi-isheri LCDA and Nigeria as a whole.

The public lecture, a first of its kind in Ikosi-isheri LCDA, had in attendance, the Executive Chairman of the LCDA, Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada (MAYORESS), the Vice Chairman, Alhaji Mikhail Adisa, Legislative Majority Leader, Hon. Yinusa Salami, Supervisory Councilor for Agric & Rural Development, Hon. Abideen Fasasi, HOD Agric., Mr. Andrew Mogoli, CDC Chairman, Chief Adekoya, Representative from Lagos Ministry of Youth, Mrs Sola Adama, APC Youth Leader, Mr. Ahmed Idowu and other dignitaries.

Appeal Court Upholds Abiru’s Victory; Dismisses PDP, Gbadamosi’s Case For Lacking Merit ~Ajasa-Info

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP   in the December 5 Lagos East Senatorial by-election , Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Daniel Kallio threw out the prayers of the appellants seeking to upturn the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC Candidate, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA for lacking in Merit.

The Court described PDP and its candidate’s appeal as unmeritorious and consequently affirming the judgment of the Justice Obiozor J of the Federal High Court Lagos.

 In dismissing the appeal, the Court of Appeal held that the residency of a candidate to an election is not a qualifying or disqualifying factor.

The Court also ruled that Abiru did not submit false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as claimed by the PDP and its candidate.

Also the arguments that the Abiru had irreconcilable names canvased by Gbadamosi’s lead counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa SAN were also quashed as frivolous.

 Kemi Pinheiro SAN, counsel to Senator Tokunbo Abiru proved beyond reasonable doubt that the PDP and its candidate were busy wasting  the time Court by instituting case that was prima facie defective.

The Court in its Judgment agreed with the arguments of Kemi Pinheiro SAN and allowed the Cross-Appeal.
In resolving the Cross-Appeal the Court held that the suit of the Appellants at the lower Court was  speculative and premature and the lower Court ought to have dismissed same at the instance of the Preliminary Objection filed by the 2nd and 3rd Respondents.

Judgment was delivered via Zoom and Mr. Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi was online when his appeal was dismissed.

Federal Government Declares Monday, May 3, Public Holiday To Mark Workers’ Day

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 3 May, 2021, public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers Day Celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian Workers for witnessing this year’s celebration.

He commended them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.

Aregbesola called for more dedication and patriotism from all Nigerian Workers and the Labour Unions, saying the challenges of the moment will soon be over as the government is committed to the security of lives and property of all Nigerians.

“Government is putting all strategies in place to curb the challenges of insecurity in the country. I therefore call on the Labour Force and all patriotic citizens to be fully committed to the task of putting insecurity to a permanent end as much as possible,” he stressed.

Ogbeni Aregbesola wishes all Nigerian Workers a peaceful May Day Celebration.

Senator Abiru Moves Motion On Ikorodu/Sagamu And Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe Roads, Seeks Urgent Interventions ~Ajasa-Info

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA on Wednesday on the floor of the senate moved a motion for the urgent rehabilitation of the Ikorodu/Shagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe- Ijebu-Ode roads.

In the motion titled, “Motion On The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Shagamu And Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria”, Senator Abiru urged that the critical roads connecting the Ikorodu and other areas under the Lagos East Senatorial District to other parts of the country should be rehabilitated.

It is noted that the motion on the deplorable roads is a response to one of the major requests by Lagos East constituents in the NEEDS ASSESMENT that was conducted by Senator Tokunbo Abiru during the electioneering last year.

Senator Abiru said, “Mindful that the Ikorodu–Shagamu road which starts from Ikorodu roundabout terminating in Isale-Oko, Sagamu, Ogun state and the Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe road starts from Sabo, Ikorodu and terminates in Ijebu-Ode Ogun State are Federal roads.

“Further mindful that the Ikorodu–Shagamu road is an old alignment, and is one of the busiest roads in the south – west zone which was constructed in the 1960’s before the construction of Lagos– Ibadan expressway and was a major route carrying traffic from Lagos towards the Northern part of the country; until the commissioning of Lagos – Ibadan expressway in 1978.

“Convinced that the Lagos–Shagamu road still serves as a great commercial route for the South West, South South and indeed the whole nation with several commercial ventures and Educational Institutions situated in that corridor for example, Lafarge Cement, NNPC depot Mosimi, PZ, Knorr, several Metal Fabrication companies and Thomas Valley College and Christ Redeemers College.

“Aware that the Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe Road also which had previously been constructed by Messrs Taylor Woodrow Nig. Ltd. was completed and commissioned by the then Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon in 1975.

The Senator Abiru who was gravely concerned about the deplorable state of the two critical federal roads further highlighted the socio-economic benefits that will accrue to Lagos State and adjourning state if the roads are fixed in record time.

He decried non availability of funds to contractors constructing Ikorodu-Shagamu road noting that the work done is paltry 24.04% due to paucity of funds.

Senator Abiru noted that he was, “Concerned that currently, a subsisting Federal Government contract for the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu – Shagamu road which was awarded 0n 5th June, 2018 with a completion period of 36 months with a value of N20, 845,336,248.20 is being executed by Messrs Arab Contractors O.A.O. Nigeria Limited has only attained 24.04% completion due to lack of funding.

“Further concerned that in spite of the importance of the Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe road successive Administrations have not deemed it fit to rehabilitate or upgrade this road 46 years later even though periodically, the Lagos and Ogun State Governments, have repeatedly carried out rehabilitation works on different sections of the road due to neglect from Federal Agencies [FMW&H and FERMA].

“Assured of the importance of these roads to our nation’s economic growth because they are access points from other parts of the country: Ogun, Edo and the Northern parts of the country and also routes to New Lekki- Ibeju corridor where we have the Dangote refinery, Lagos Deep Seaport, Free Trade Zone etc”.

Senator Abiru urged the Senate to mandate the Senate Committee on Works to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to include further funding for the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu – Shagamu road in the 2022 Appropriation bill. To also provide appropriate funding for the reconstruction of the Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe road in the 2022 Appropriation bill.

The Senate approved the prayers contained in Senator Tokunbo Abiru’s motion and additional prayers by other Senators.

Co-Sponsors of the motion include; Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central), Senator Aliero Adamu,(Kebbi Central) , Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos West), Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun West), Senator Tolulope Odebiyi (Ogun West) , Senator Olalekan Mustapha (Ogun East).


Youth Restore and Safe Nigeria presents Asiwaju 2023 Ramadan Lecture and Special Prayer, this group believes in the ideology of the National Leader of APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu also want him to be at the helm of affairs of this great country comes 2023.

No doubt Special prayer is needed in this trying time we are in the country, because of the issue of insecurity rampaging around, raging from Fulani heardsmen, Boko Haram, Kidnapping and so on, and We also want peace and unity.

Join the Youth Restore and Safe Nigeria at Teslim Balogun stadium on Sunday 2nd May, 2021… By 4pm.

Clarity about the Throne of Onibeju kingdom ~Ajasa-Info

By: The truth about Ibeju kingdom – a facebook platform

The demise of Late Oba Adebayo Salami comes with shocked to indigene of Ibeju land. Looking at the historical background of Royal family. It’s clear that Ibeju land comprises of 3 Royal Family, which are : Abejoye, Aladeseso and Oniwonlu. For clarity, Late Oba Salami is from Aladeseso Royal family as such the consensus to present the next Oba will be from Oniwonlu Royal Family.

Oniwonlu gave birth to two children namely Oyemade and Lumoye. Oyemade gave births to Badewusa and Ogunfayo.

Oguntolu, Desalu, Ainuara, Ajumobi and Abu-Onikoko are Badewusa’s Children. For the purpose of history controversy, the Oba Elect Oba Waliu Olasunkanmi Rasak is from Oguntolu Oniwonlu Royal House

After the demise of Late Oba Rafiu Salami, the king maker announced the next royal House (Oniwonlu) who will take up the thrown of Onibeju. Immediately, All linage from the Royal family started showing interest including Oguntolu Oniwonlu Royal House. Letters were written to the committee headed by Olori Ebi popularly known as Baba Guard.

Furthermore, guideline was set and and All interested Individuals was properly screened with the guideline that was set side. Interestingly, Waliu Olasunkanmi Rasak is from Oguntolu Oniwonlu Royal House emerged as the Oba Elect Of Onibeju kingdom following the right procedure that was set aside.

It’s visible to the deaf and Audible to the blind that, Oba Elect Waliu Olasunkanmi Rasak shows ethical leadership by following the guideline. He was smoothly and successful announced by the four (4) committee members after a vote (3-1) casted by the Afobaje. therefore, Waliu was declared has most qualify candidates and winner of the race among others.

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Hon. Abiodun Yinusa Host Ramadan Lecture at Amineen Islamic Society

Hon. Abiodun Yinusa, Hon. Taiwo Ayedun and friends

Hon. Muftau Abiodun Yinusa SSA on Special Duties to Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila Speaker House of Representatives, host Ramadan Lecture at Muasasatu Anwa’rul Mumineen (AMINEEN) yesterday 26th of April 2021.

Sheikh Dr. Abdulmumeen Adebayo Yusuf, Sheikh Murtadoh Ajayi Alawiye.

Amineen society which just clock four months undle the leadership of Sheikh Dr. Abdulmumeen Adebayo Yusuf, friends, family and well wishers of SSA to the Speaker donate their quota to support Amineen Islamic Society.

Sheikh Dr. Abdulmumeen Adebayo Yusuf

According to Hon Abiodun Yinusa he implore influential people in the society to use this month to reach out to the needy, not only this month but every other day, month of Ramadan entails different good deeds so we should emulate it.

Prince Olaseni Ajasa, Hon. Abiodun Yinusa and friends.

And he appreciates his friends, family and well wishers who stood by him to make the Ramadan Lecture a success, also pray for Allah blessings on them at all times.

Family and friends of Hon. Abiodun Yinusa

Aregbesola Decries Exposure Of Nigerians To Undignified Jobs Abroad ~Ajasa-Info

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has called on spirited individuals to join hands to condemn the attitudes of people who expose Nigerians, especially, young girls to undignified engagements outside the shores of the country.

Aregbesola made this call in his office on Friday, 23 April, 2021 when he received the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and her team.

“We have no choice than to ensure that Nigerians, no matter where they are in the world are supported, so as to give them a sense of dignity and integrity,” he said.

He promised the commitment of the Ministry of Interior and its relevant Agencies in supporting the Commission to facilitate seamless and easy return of Nigerians facing challenges abroad.

The Minister who advised that more opportunities should be given to the youths through enterpreneuship development, saying this will give room for self-actualisation, also suggested the need for Government to facilitate labour-exchange between Nigeria and other countries, opined that such will reduce the penchant for illegal migration.

“I announced a new passport processing regime yesterday which would commence on the 1st of June, this year, the timeline of six weeks was announced to ensure that whoever holds Nigerian passport is a bonafide citizen,” the Minister stressed.

Aregbesola thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for finding Abike Dabiri-Erewa worthy to lead such an important Commission, adding that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission should work with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), in its efforts to managing migration.

Earlier, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who noted that one of the major issues confronting Nigerians in Diaspora was the issue of passport, thanked the Minister and his team for introducing temporary passports for the return of Nigerians abroad and other commendable innovations they have introduced into the system.

She assured that her Commission will continue to collaborate with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies involved in Migration, including the Ministry of Interior, so as to restore dignity to Nigerians abroad.

Also in attendance was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.


The Lagos State Examinations Board has notified the general public about commencement of the sale of forms for admission into the 16 State Model Colleges and Upgraded Junior Secondary Schools for the Year 2021/2022 academic session.

A statement signed by the Director of the Exams Board, Mr. Supo Gbadegesin informed that payment for the form commenced from Monday, 19th April, 2021 and will end on Monday, 31st May, 2021, stating that this year’s screening test would be ONLY Computer Based Testing (CBT).

The Director said that qualified candidates in both Private and Public schools are to pay N10,000 per head for the registration PIN, which will be issued by the Board to enable applicants log in and upload their bio-data on the portal.

While clarifying that the screening test is the only yardstick for admission into JSS1 in any of the State Model Colleges, he disclosed that only Primary Six pupils, who must have attained the ages of 10 and 11 years by June 2021, in both public and private schools are eligible for the test.

Gbadegesin, therefore, advised eligible candidates to proceed to the Accounts Department, Lagos State Examinations Board with payment details.

“A copy of the bank teller showing payment should be returned to Accounts Department of the Board for validation of payment and issuance of an official receipt”. Gbadegesin said.