Ikorodu West Chairman to host youths to dinner on National Youth Day ~Ajasa-Info

•To award 15 most influential youths

•Ikorodu West Beauty Queen to also emerge

Plans are on top gear to celebrate the National Youth Day in Ikorodu West LCDA. According to a statement released to the media by the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ikorodu West Local Branch, the event is expected to project 15 most influential youths in Ikorodu West, these youths the report said have been identified by the residents of the LCDA through their humanitarian work and contributions towards the development of the LCDA.

The release further noted that these individuals have excelled in their choosen fields of life. The report further stated that as the Chief Host, Hon Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju is determined to use these awardess to promote positivity and use them as standard worthy of emulation while it is expected that young individuals will shun social vices. The organisers also said that this became necessary so as to change the narrative of Ikorodu West and Ikorodu in the media from the other way round to positivity while projecting our young talents to the world.

The Dinner night report said is also expected to feature the emergence of Miss Ikorodu West who organisers said will lead campaigns against Gender Based Violence (GBV), Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Girl Child Education and Women Inclusion in Governance. About ten contestants are already in the race for the crown. The beauty queen are expected to begin their camping on Tuesday 2nd Nov 2021.

Aside good delicacies that will make the event ever green in the memory of Guest, the event is also expected to witness Artists from Ikorodu West perform.

The event is scheduled to hold at FEMSON Hotel Taiwo Molajo, Agric, Ikorodu by 4pm on 5th of Nov 2021.

The National Youth Day became celebrated in Nigeria since last year (2020) when President Buhari declared 1st of November every year a date to celebrate Nigerian Youths.

Ikorodu West LCDA is celebrating this special day with the theme Celebrating Young Achievers as Deterrence Against Drug Abuse, Cultism and Other Social Vices.


…Now has 5 Departments, 2 Executive Directors reassigned as 3 new others come on board

President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has approved the reorganization of the management of Federal Housing Authority (FHA) for effective service delivery.

The objective of the new structure of the Authority is to enhance the implementation of the maintenance of FHA Estates across the country which will generate new businesses and jobs in the construction industry in pursuance of the Federal Public Assets Maintenance Policy approved by the Federal Executive Council.

The new structure of the Authority has the following Departments:

(a) Estates Services
(b) Housing Finance and Accounts
(c) Management Services
(d) Project Implementation
(e) Research and Innovation Development

According to the Presidential approval, the two officers reassigned are the former Executive Director, Business Development, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibril who will now move to the Research and Innovation Development Department, and the former Executive Director, Housing Finance and Corporate Services, Mr. Ekpenyong Maurice who has been moved to the Management Services Department.

The newly appointed Executive Directors include Babakobi Mohammed Hauwa, Estate Services; Adamu Kure, Housing Finance and Accounts; and Chinonso Sam-Omoke ,Project Implementation.

The expansion of the Management of the Authority will bring a lot of advantages which include attraction of new investments in the construction of new estates across the country and generation of new jobs and businesses, in line with Mr. President’s promise of taking One Hundred Million Nigerians out of poverty.


•••Lagos To Have 31 Days of Massive Entertainment Experience – Commissioner

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged corporate organisations and Lagosians to partner with the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture for the 2021 Greater Lagos Fiesta holding in December.

He said the partnership between government, corporate organisations and individuals will boost the State’s economy and generate incomes for organisations that key into the Greater Lagos Fiesta.

Speaking at the 2021 Greater Lagos Fiesta Activation Ceremony at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island on Friday, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, said government cannot do it alone, therefore, the State needs partnership with organisations and individuals for growth and development of tourism, arts and culture sectors.

He said Lagos State is working hard to vaccinate four million people before December and therefore urged people to visit government accredited centers to receive COVID-19 jab, which has already been provided by the Federal Government.

In his address, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said the Greater Lagos Fiesta which had passed through different stages and nomenclature since its inception years back serves as the end of the year entertainment event that most Lagosians, Nigerians and the entire world look up to as the year comes to a close.

The Commissioner said her ministry is working with Ministry of Health and Lagos Safety Commission to ensure that all health and safety protocols are put in place during the fiesta and therefore appealed to the public to take their COVID-19 vaccination as the Ministry will only allow vaccinated persons into the venue of Greater Lagos Fiesta events.

She said: “With this year’s theme of the Greater Lagos Fiesta tagged ‘Lagos Rocks’, Lagos State Government will be hosting a 31-Day massive experience of entertainment, awe and inspiration, the likes of which has never been seen before in Nigeria from 1st December 2021 till the end.

“The State Government will be using the Greater Lagos Fiesta to further transform Lagos into a major African tourism and entertainment hub by exploring and promoting the potentials that abound in the State, as well as integrating the thriving Entertainment and Arts industry as a viable platform to attract visitors and create job opportunities.”

The Commissioner urged private organisations and individuals to take advantage of the ample opportunity of the Greater Lagos Fiesta and key into the 31-day calendar event.

According to her, some of the programmes highlighted for the Greater Lagos Fiesta are cultural performances and opening concert, cycling competition, fashion show, food festival and opening ceremony of Souk Village, Lagos Marina Day and Greater Lagos Concert – five days back to back concert in all the five divisions of the State.

She said arrays of A Artistes, Music Icons, Artistes, best of Comedy, DJs, Dance Performance, Talent Hunt, among others would participate during the concert to further demonstrate that Lagos is the centre of entertainment in Africa and ‘Lagos truly Rocks’

Speaking at the event, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Solomon Bonu, said the Greater Lagos Fiesta is a reflection of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s love for tourism, arts and culture in Lagos State.

He said the fiesta will pay attention to indigenous culture and give it a prime place in the Greater Lagos Fiesta, adding that the fiesta will attract more visitors to Lagos.

The Managing Director/Chief Strategist, Chain Reactions, Mr. Israel Jaiye Opayemi, said the Greater Lagos Fiesta over the years served as the unifying platform to promote entertainment, commerce, arts and culture among the people of Lagos State.


Ikorodu Diamond Lions club organised a free eye test yesterday FRIDAY, 29th November, 2021 at Jama’atul Islamiya Primary School.

The project was carried out by as a result of rising issues of people inability to see things from afar, free drugs were given to those issues are not worst, the drugs are meant to correct them and they need to do constant check up at their nearest hospital or a General hospital.

Students, teachers, and parents of Jamatul Islamiyyat profited from the sugar, BP and Vision test conducted by the Club which also saw Free eyeglasses, drugs and lectures given to the beneficiaries underscoring the necessity to keep their health in review at all times.

Speaking with In all, an aggregate of 110 parents and teachers plus an additional 53 students took part in the medical empowerment project as the club was commended by the school leadership for living up to objectives in reaching beings. President of the club Mrs. She emphasize on the need for

The project execution ably led by Lion Roseline Ogunlana (club’s President) spanned four (4) hours ensuring all beneficiaries get solutions to their medical complaints.

Mrs Lasisi Elizabeth Modupe, an educator of Jamatul Islamiyyat primary school and also a beneficiary extended her genuine gratitude to the club for all their backing to keep the municipal institution operating.

“This club has done so much for us in this school, they helped us in overhauling our toilets, not too long ago they were here to circulate free uniforms to our students with torn and worn out outfits, now today they’ve come once again to give us medical support”

“Only God acknowledges how the club has proceeded to stay responsive in helping our school, and I pray that God will continue to empower them and boost their leadership to get to enormous height” Mrs Lasisi Elizabeth asserted prayerfully

Aregbesola To NCoS: Neutralise Those Who Attempt To Attack Your Facilities; Inaugurates Vulnerability Audit Of Custodial Centres ~Ajasa-Info

The Federal Government Thursday, 28 October, 2021 inaugurated a vulnerability audit of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) custodial centres across the country.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, whilst inaugurating the audit said its report will identify the fault lines in the security setup and penetration levels of the custodial centres.

“The vulnerability audit we have inaugurated today will identify the weakness in our security setup and will help to put in place an effective structure to assist us in better securing our facilities against future external aggression.

“In the past, the challenges to the facilities were usually internal insurrections which our system had been primed to deal with. But this new challenge, starting with the #endsars riots of last year, is an armed invasion by gunmen, in large numbers, bearing sophisticated weapons and military grade ordinances. They overrun the place, blow up huge holes on the perimeter fence and overpower our security system. We are determined to eliminate the threat from these attackers and ensure that our facilities are no longer vulnerable,” the Minister stated.

Speaking further, the Minister stated that it is sacrilegious for anyone to bridge any custodial facility in Nigeria stating anyone who breaches the custodial facilities was simply toiling with the sovereignty of Nigeria and must not live to regret such actions.

“The NCoS stands at the heart and end of Administration of Criminal Justice System. It is a critical and essential element in keeping those the court thinks must be kept away from our society. You must do all in your power to defend it.

“The custodial centres represent Nigeria’s sovereignty, it’s a sacred institution that signifies her authority. Anyone who aims to breach them is simply testing the might and will of the Nigerian state and must not live to regret such actions,” the Minister revealed.

Reacting to the exercise to be carried out by the NCoS, the Controller General of the Service, CG Haliru Nababa, noted that teams will be inaugurated in each of the geopolitical zones and an interim report submitted in the next one week.

“Minister sir, immediately we leave this venue, we are heading back to the office to operationalize this assignment. In the next one week, we are submitting an interim report of the audit and the full report will be submitted in eight weeks’ time.

“We are aware of the embarrassment the frequent external attacks have on our reputation as a service and as a country. We are assuring the Minister that our officers are ready to combat all attacks on our facility.

“Already, the service have sent the first batch of 150 armed personnel for training at a military formation in Kontagora. Others are billed to complete their training Sir, in the next couple of weeks,” the CG stated.

TRANSITA: Revolutionising Intercity Travel In Nigeria ~Ajasa-Info

By Olabode Adeyeri

One of the most important things travellers want is a smooth, trouble-free process from booking and departure to arrival at their destination. They want to experience a stress-free, intercity trip.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Routehunt Mobility Limited with the trade name TRANSITA, currently provides that solution. TRANSITA is an online, ticket booking search engine that has redefined the travelling process for Nigerians.

TRANSITA offers Nigerians a way to book their trips to different cities ahead of time, through its mobile application. It also enables Nigerians to access the bus routes of all major transport companies in Nigeria.

On TRANSITA’s mobile application, Nigerians can search for and compare the prices of different intercity transport companies, and book the most suitable and affordable tickets. It is important to note that passengers can also book their preferred seats ahead of time, either on the mobile application [available on both Google Play Store and App Store] or on TRANSITA’s website [ http://www.mytransita.com ].

With this great initiative, Nigerian intercity travellers no longer have to wait in long queues at bus parks. TRANSITA’s platform will help them save time and energy, which can then be used to attend to other things that matter in their lives.

Some of the unique features of TRANSITA include the following:

• Users on TRANSITA can search for intercity trips according to their preferences by filtering their search based on vehicle type, price range, transport company, pickup location, and more.

• Users can book their trips in advance from all major Nigerian interstate transport companies.

• Users can also make payment for their intercity trips using various means such as Visa or Mastercard, bank transfers, USSD codes, and more.

• TRANSITA offers Nigerian intercity travellers a Comprehensive Travel Insurance Package provided by Leadway Assurance Company with coverage of up to N250,000 for N300 only.

TRANSITA has the goal of becoming a one-stop shop for world-class intermodal transportation services [Air, Water, Rail and Road] for all categories of travellers in Nigeria.

In an exclusive interview with Citizen NewsNG| Citizen Magazine, co-founder of TRANSITA, Mr. Tolu Laleye said:

“We are determined to provide a seamless intercity travel experience for road travellers from booking to arrival.”

Speaking further, Laleye stated: “We will always ensure all travellers in Nigeria get real value for their money by providing them with the most relevant, updated information to help plan their trips better.” Laleye encouraged interstate bus company passengers and prospective clients to take advantage of the unique offer that the online ticket booking company provides.

He continued: “As an intercity traveller, you don’t need to spend hours queuing at bus parks trying to book a trip. TRANSITA has made intercity road travelling cheap and more convenient for you by providing you with access to the bus schedules of major intercity transport companies in Nigeria. Now you can search for trips to any location in Nigeria, compare prices, and book your tickets in advance.”

“You can also now travel with peace of mind knowing that your safety and belongings are well-covered when you book your trips with TRANSITA. Our partnership with Leadway Assurance makes that possible with a comprehensive and affordable insurance package. To book a trip, simply visit the TRANSITA website at http://www.mytransita.com or download the application available on both Google Play Store and App Store today”, Laleye emphasized.

He went ahead to re-emphasize his message by listing the key benefits road travellers get when they use TRANSITA:

No more spending hours waiting for your departure time
No need to go from one website to another to compare prices
Easily pick the most suitable vehicle type for your status
No more overpaying for bus tickets
Quickly compare prices and choose the best price according to your budget
Get travel insurance coverage of N250,000 for N300 only.

Leadway Assurance Corporate Services Representative, Niyi Abiola, and Transita Co-founder, Tolu Laleye during a radio session on travel insurance at 96.1fm headquarters Ikeja, Lagos.

Laleye urged other interstate transport companies to sign up on TRANSITA’s platform at http://www.mytransita.com/transporters. He explained that they stand to gain more patronage and maximize their profits due to the quick, stress-free way in which TRANSITA handles ticket booking.

TRANSITA’s platform provides transport companies with the opportunity to have an online presence and connect with travellers while they search for bus travel information online. An additional benefit is that TRANSITA allows these companies to manage their inventory digitally. This will in turn help reduce theft arising from poor transaction records and lead to a more organised management process.

The company seems to be destined for great things. It is interesting to know that at the moment, the platform can manage and process over 10,000 bus tickets for road travellers within Nigeria.


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has been named the “Best Nigerian Governor in Internal Audit Transformation” by the Institute of Internal Auditors of Nigeria in appreciation and recognition of his significant transformation of the internal audit function in the State.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Governor at the Y2021 National Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors held on Thursday at the Colonades Hotel, Ikoyi Lagos, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, noted that the Administration considers auditors as strategic partners in the discharge of responsibilities to the public.

He said the State Government had to re-engineer the service delivery model being used in the face of changes occasioned by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Governor suggested the need for Internal Auditors to re-invent their role, especially in the face of cloud computing, where the data centre is outside the country and Artificial Intelligence is controlling operations.

While urging the Institute to initiate various training programmes that will enable members effectively undertake their responsibilities, Sanwo-Olu cited the impact of COVID-19 to include lifestyle and value systems changes that have negated the tenured job security due to technology advancements.

He averred that the State Government, as an employer of labour, had to re-engineer the service delivery model to ensure that the public service delivery systems remain top-notch, pointing out that the administration is committed to the professionalism of its workforce.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Internal Auditors, Nigeria, Mr. Humphrey Okorie, stated that the theme of the conference, “Navigating Uncertainties” was strategically chosen to get members into the right frame of mind and set the ball rolling in proffering solutions for effectively navigating the many uncertainties in organisations or places of work professionally.

He explained that the conference was another opportunity to bring members to the table to help organisations navigate through the maze of uncertainties.


The football team that put our darling local government in the news for the right reasons years ago, Apapa Golden Stars FC is back after years of hiatus.

The break, according to the grand patron of the club, Hon. Ayodeji Joseph, is to upgrade the team from just a star nurturing academy for big teams to a reputable and indisputable football team that will compete favourably on all fronts in the foreseeable future.

As part of efforts to rebrand the soccer outfit and continue in the tradition of actualizing career dream of scores of talented footballers, the Cicero of the team, Hon. Ayodeji has perfected plans with two leading sports management companies in Southeast Europe to organize a soccer talent hunt, at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

While speaking with the players and coaching crew, Hon. Ayodeji reminded all present at the pep talk that “football is a money- spinning game that affords players, gaffers, sponsors marketers and other parties boundless opportunities.”

“A good brand will always stand out of the crowd even if it receives little or inadequate attention. You guys have got the world at your feet, I will do everything humanly possible to further aid your bright chances of making it to the biggest stage in world football,” Ayodeji continued.”

“The beauty of it is that you all young and adaptable, skillful and resilient, educated and intelligent. These qualities, I can assure you, will lead you to success in the nearest future. You just have to keep believing in yourself, put up a positive attitude at all time, shun cultism and other destructive social vices, and above all, you must remain global ambassadors of transformational change.”

Speaking further, Ayodeji urged the players to feel free at all time in relaying whatever they perceive as a stumbling block to him, as he will be more than willing to listen and proffer apt and timely solution.

“Beyond football, you can count me in for other developmental programs you may think of, I want to be your launchpad to greatness just has some others have being to me, consider me your partner and teammate because the round leather game is a team sport”, Ayodeji quipped.

You will recall that Apapa Golden Stars has produced world class footballers like Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City, Ogenekaro Etobor of Watford, both in topflight league in England, Isaac Success of Udinese, Italy,
Adewale Sapara of Leixoes, Portugal, James Igbekeme of Real Zaragoza, Spain, Ebiye Moses of Tromsoe, Norway, Fatai Sodiq of Academica, Portugal, amongst others.


To celebrate her fifth anniversary, GATE Initiative held an educational and inspiring program with the theme: MY GATE SUMMIT. Various schools were invited to grace the occasion.

The program commenced some minutes to 11 and it was anchored by M., C Okoro. The opening prayer was led by one of the special guests in the person of Mr. Tayo Osayomi.

The people on the high table include Mr. Tayo Osayomi(the music teacher of divine step school), Mrs. Juliana Ugu(representing Mrs. Titilope ogunluyi( The Assistance commander of NDLEA, Lagos), Mr. Mathew Oloye(the chairman of the event), Mr. Deji Okeowo, Mrs. Sarah Okeke(representing Mrs. Oluwakemi Ojuri the chairperson of the day) and Mrs. Olawunmi Orisande.

The welcome remark was made by the executive founder of the GATE INITIATIVE in the person of Mr. Adebayo George.


Dance Presentation by Divine Step School, Orile.

Inspirational Talk from the representative of the Assistance Commander of NDLEA, Lagos(Mrs. Titilope Ogunluyi) on the topic “Healthy living”.

Mrs. Sarah also gave opening remarks on the topic “GATE MY GREATNESS”.

A Speech Presentation by Tenderland College, Orile.

Drama Presentation by Divine Step School.

A Dancing Competition was held among the students, 2 students emerged as winners. Gate Initiative promised to pay 20% of their school fees as a gift to them.

Awards Presentation.

Awards were presented to recognize, appreciate, celebrate, and encourage some personalities. Some of these personalities includes Mr. Felix Iziomoh (Executive Director of International Centre For Leadership Development), Mr. Ayoola Shoji Shonowo (A photographer and volunteer to many non-profits organizations), Mrs. Okeleye Funmilayo (An exceptional teacher).

GATE INITIATIVE also appreciated her Ambassadors.
Awards were presented to
Monisola Mustapha, the welfare director of the Gate initiative,

Oluwaseyi Famodun, The Publicity and media director of the Gate initiative

and Rekiat Joy Omogbai, the project coordinator for the Ibadan Gate initiative.

The program ended with a closing remark by the chairman of the day.
It was a very beautiful summit filled with a lot of dancing and facilitation. The students were overwhelmed with joy from the knowledge they have received.


… To Stimulate Investors’ Interest in Food Business

The Lagos State Government has revealed that its rebranded Lagos Food Festival will project the various food offerings from the diverse socio-cultural groupings in the State to the local and international markets.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who disclosed this in Lagos, explained that the Lagos Food Festival is an offshoot of the erstwhile annual Seafood Festival, where the State celebrates its seafood varieties spiced up with other exciting activities taking into cognisance other value chains where the State has a comparative and competitive advantage.

According to Olusanya, the Lagos Food Festival would help to stimulate investors’ interest in the food business, create direct and indirect jobs for value chain actors and artisans while developing networks and linkages amongst stakeholders.

She pointed out that the Festival is expected to create 150 direct and indirect jobs as a result of increased marketing opportunities, set up and dismantling of equipment for the festival, technicians to operate equipment and other hands engaged to provide support services.

Olusanya envisaged that another 500 induced business links would be established during the Festival to supply fresh and processed seafood while over 3000 guests are similarly expected to attend the Festival.

The Commissioner noted that the Festival would feature a wide array of fresh products, organic groceries, dry food, confectionery, pastries, ready-to-eat consumables and drinks in addition to seafood, meat and poultry in line with the theme of the Festival which is “A Taste of Lagos”.

She said: “The forthcoming Lagos Food Festival is a follow-up on the success story achieved from the implementation of five editions of the erstwhile Lagos Seafood Festival, which was held between years 2012 and 2020”.

“Although Lagos is a major player in the Fisheries Value Chain, cognisance is being taken of the other Agricultural Value Chains where the State has strong comparative and competitive advantage hence the rebranding of the Lagos Seafood Festival to the Lagos Food festival”, she asserted.

Olusanya stated that apart from the wide array and exhibition of food products, there would also be culinary experiences such as food tasting, cooking masterclasses with renowned chefs, outdoor grills and thrilling entertainment.

The Commissioner assured that the Lagos Food Festival would be exciting, entertaining and enlightening and that it would leave a long-lasting impression in the minds of visitors and participants.

She, therefore, enjoined members of the public to attend in order to enjoy the various points of the Festival which encapsulates entertainment, the biggest fish auction, musical performances, games corner, seafood pavilion, culinary competitions with celebrity chefs as well as family cooking competitions among others.

The Y2021 Lagos Food Festival will be held on Sunday, 12th December 2021, at the Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.