Golden Integrated Foundation End of the year Grassroot Initiative Project for Young Persons ~Ajasa-Info

…. Women welfare outreach for widows old women, single mothers.

It was a moment of laughter and joy when Golden integrated foundation, a Non – Governmental organization launched it’s grassroots Initiative Programmes for young persons in Nigeria on Friday 17th of Dec. 2021 during it’s children party held in Ilaje community, a rural area in Ikorodu local government.

The kids were treated to a number of fun activities such as spelling bee competition, poem recitation and dance competition. They were also presented with gifts by the conveyner of the foundation Miss Patricia Okosodo.

Speaking at the event, she explained that the intention was to bring the Christmas experience to the children in the rural areas and also make them feel loved during this festive season.

“Special thanks to Hon Abisola Olusanya Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Babajimi Benson House of Rep Ikorodu for the support, and other Other Sponsors, and our ever supportive board and volunteers for their immeasurable support, we pray that we will all have reasons to continually celebrate even as the year is coming to an end.”

Still in the spirit of giving… The GIEF celebrated the widows, single mothers and less privileged in the society on the 23 of Dec.

The event was full of Thanksgiving which the session was led by Pst Mrs Maria Okosodo witnessed large turn out of widows in the community.

In her statement, the conveyner of the foundation admonishing the widows and less privileged about the importance of living right as good health is a criteria to live long. Items such as rice, indomie, tee-tomatoes etc were distributed to the women.

“Special thanks to our board of directors Mrs Ose Aisien Olu for her consistent and immeasurable support towards putting a smile on the faces of the widows in the society. We pray that God would continue to increase you on all sides.”

“To our ever relentless volunteer’s we appreciate you all, wishing you an amazing new year ahead.”


•We’ll make Lagos Judiciary proud, discharge our duty without fear, favour or affection, say New Judges

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday swore-in 14 new Judges of the State High Court to strengthen the judiciary, by increasing the current number of Judges to 70.

The Governor told the new Judges that all eyes would be on them to dispense justice speedily, fairly and impartially, while also living above board in all circumstances.

The new benchers consisting of nine females and five males are; Justices Olubusola Adeyemi Okunuga, Adenrera Olayinka Adeyemi, Olufolake Olufolasade Oshin, Oluwatoyin Atinuke Odusanya, Olumuyiwa Oluseun Martins, Ariyike Mutiat Ipaye-Nwachukwu and Babatunde Oladapo Kalaro.

Others are Omolade Jadesola Awope, Akinkunmi Olusegun Idowu, Olalekan Ayodeji Oresanya, Mujibat Iyabode Oshodi, Ismail Olalekan Ijelu, Mosunmola Muyibat Balogun and Mathias Oluwole Dawodu.

Speaking during the swearing-in of the 14 new Judges at the Lagos House Ikeja, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the judicial arm of government is an essential element for the proper and effective functioning of any democratic society, noting that without the honest interpretation and application of the laws of the land, society would be open to chaos.

He said his administration remains committed to supporting the judiciary to fully discharge its constitutional functions and responsibilities, adding that his government is greatly fortunate to be an inheritor of a great tradition of judicial reforms and excellence in Lagos State.

“The standards of behaviour and practice expected of Judges are among the highest and most stringent in the land. All eyes will be on you to dispense Justice speedily, yet fairly and impartially. You will be expected to live and act above board in all circumstances.

“In your hands lies great power: the power to punish wrongdoers and free the innocent, the power to send a strong message to society about the supremacy of the rule of law, and to contribute to the growing body of jurisprudence in the country.

“This power must be wielded with the utmost sense of care and responsibility. You must not only be efficient and fair but you must also be seen to be efficient and fair by all,” the governor advised.

While urging the Judges to be committed to their constitutional duties, Governor Sanwo-Olu said: “Judges who take their work seriously can do a lot to rebuild the confidence of citizens in the systems and institutions of our nation. A properly functioning judicial system will also go a long way in nurturing an environment that enables business and investment, and by extension, economic growth, and prosperity. When society prospers, there is less room for poverty to drive people to crime and criminality.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed that his administration had commenced the full digitisation of courts to ensure speedy administration of justice and therefore charged the new Judges to make every effort to acquaint themselves with the ongoing reforms being pursued at sub-national and federal levels; be enthusiastic about their use of new technologies and strive to always be forward-looking and innovative in their thinking.

He said: “We have now commenced the full digitisation of our Courts’ system in Lagos State. The first phase, comprising 10 Courtrooms, is nearing completion. This digitisation will help speed up court processes, enable the easy documentation and publication of accurate court transcripts, and also provide high-speed internet access for the use of Judges and other judicial personnel.

“Also, very importantly, we are deploying infrastructure to enable the virtual hearing of cases. This is one of the reforms whose necessity has been accelerated by the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic. We are all witnesses to how the lock downs and restrictions occasioned by Covid-19 negatively impacted the administration of criminal justice.

“Technology has offered a way out, and we are enthusiastically embracing this option. With the infrastructure we are putting in place, Judges will be able to sit virtually, ensuring that there are no delays, while also helping manage the costs that traditionally went into ensuring that suspects are conveyed to and from Courts.

“In addition to the pandemic, last year’s wave of arson and destruction that targeted critical government facilities, including our Courts, also demonstrated to us the importance of quickly transitioning from manual recording systems to digital ones, which allow for easier and more secure storage of documents and records.”

The Governor also commended the National Judicial Service Commission for adding to the list of 12 prospective Judges earlier sent.

Speaking earlier, Lagos State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) said the appointment of the new Judges was necessitated by the retirement of some Judges in the course of the year.

In his remarks, the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kazeem Alogba advised the new benchers whom he said were chosen based on merit to operate with the fear of God.

“You are welcome to the judiciary of excellence. It is a family of integrity and a family of discipline. You have all been called up to duty on merit and integrity, please do not disappoint us,” he appealed to the new Judges.

Justice Alogba also advised the families of the new Judges to leave them to work and to continue to pray for them so that they would not falter.

Speaking on behalf of the new 14 Judges, Justice Olubusola Okunuga appreciated the State Government for the confidence reposed in them and promised that they would make Lagos State Judiciary proud by discharging their duty without fear, favour or affection.


All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State are scheduled to resume for the 2nd term Y2021/2022 academic session on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

According to a statement released by the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, all learners are expected back in school as academic activities start same day.

The statement said that boarding students are, however, to resume on Monday, 3rd January, 2022.

While wishing the students and teachers a happy resumption, the Director-General enjoined school leaders to enforce strict compliance with all subsisting COVID-19 safety protocols in the State.

Seriki-Ayeni also urged school administrators to note that the mid-term break for 2nd term is slated for Thursday, 17th and Friday, 18th February, 2022, while the term ends on Friday, 8th April, 2022.

In addition to observing the teaching and learning process in schools, the Director-General said the Office of Education Quality Assurance will monitor compliance with the resumption date in the Lagos State Unified Academic Calendar.


2021 edition of the charity occasion known as GlowFux concert climaxed on the 28th of December at the beachfront, elegushi private beach in lekki axis of Lagos state gaining more positive reviews than usual

Geared toward touching the lives of less privileged and orphans across Lagos metropolis in a form of give-back, the Fanafilit integrated concept powered event thrilled children from numerous childcare centres with entertainment and welfare packages

Featuring performances from Da’Fresh Olorin, Meyrah, Dom sax etc games for children were also outlined in motion, given a pathway to the official decoration and induction of the new GlowFux ambassadors

With children from Child lifeline, Divine heritage and Hikano in attendance at the goodwill spectacle, a chunk of gifts packages (on the latter) was presented to orphanages culminating with the presentation of GlowFux charity awards to eminent personalities

Itunnu: Father Rejects Autopsy Report, asks for FG support ~Ajasa-Info

Mr Emmanuel Babalola, father of late Itunnu Babalola, a.k.a Bekky Paul, who was wrongfully jailed and died in Cote d’Ivoire prison, has formally rejected the autopsy report carried out on the body of his 24-year-old daughter.

The apparently worried father made his opinion known when he paid a thank- you visit on the Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in her Lagos office.

He said the autopsy report which was written in French did not reflect the true situation of the cause of death of Itunnu.

Babalola, who wept uncontrollably, said he got somebody who interpreted some aspects of it to him, and expressed dissatisfaction with the result of the post mortem test.

“My daughter was framed up and was wrongfully jailed. It is painful that they lied against her after breaking into her apartment and stole her property. But it is even disheartening that she died mysteriously in prison after the intervention of your Commission when she was about to be freed.

“I don’t believe that she died of natural cause. I spoke with her on Wednesday in good health condition, how come she died two days later vomiting blood and claiming it was ” sepsis complicated by acute respiratory distress”. This is unacceptable.

“That is why am here to thank you for all you have done for me on her and through you appealing for justice for my late daughter.

Babalola reiterated his call on the Federal Government to ensure that his daughter’s name was cleared of the allegation and make sure that those who framed her up as well as those responsible for her death were brought to justice.

He stressed that while in prison, his daughter complained of poor treatment while in the custody of the Ivorian Government. She was poorly looked after and suffered from health complications. Her health deteriorated so bad that she had to be admitted to military hospital. She unfortunately died under mysterious circumstances, days after she was admitted to the hospital.

She told me how they took her to hinterland prison from the Cote d’Ivoire Capital Abidjan, a journey of about five hours, and imprisoned her there in order to discourage those championing the case as well as frustrating the cause of justice.

Responding, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa condoled with the Babalola family again and assured the father that the matter would not be allowed to go away like that.

At the solemn occasion , the NIDCOM boss who confirmed that the autopsy said Itunu died of “ sepsis complicated by acute respiratory distress” said the autopsy indeed left a lot of doubts because there are gaps in the medical report which calls for more investigation.

The NIDCOM Chairman also insisted that the Ivorian Police man, the DPO, implicated in the Itunnu’s frame up has questions to answer.

Dabiri-Erewa said that some group of lawyers have indicated their willingness to take the matter up with the ECOWAS court to seek justice for Itunnu.

On behalf of the Commission, she provided some financial support for the family to cushion the effects of losing a breadwinner.

Itunnu died on Nov. 14 at Ivorian military hospital and was buried on Dec. 4 at Sango cemetery in Ibadan at the age of 24.

She had been wrongly and unjustly convicted of human trafficking , sentenced to 20 years imprisonment , which was later reduced to 10 years.

She had served two out of the 10 years sentence before the father raised an alarm on behalf of his daughter .

The Nigerian High Commission in Côte d’Ivoire immediately employed the services of a lawyer to appeal the judgment, got the case transferred to Abidjan and the lawyer was on the last lap of finalising the appeal before her sudden death in prison.

Get a Bargaining Power, Get Your PVC. Rt. Hon (Dr) Azeezat Yishawu tell Lagos Youths ~Ajasa-Info

The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament who was the Guest Speaker at the recently concluded Lagos Youth Award held at Sheraton Hotel Ikeja Lagos on Boxing day 2021 charge the youth on how best to utilise their enormous numeric advantage by equipping and positioning themselves for governnace

The Speaker further said other Interest group such as Artisans, Market women Transport Unions would always have something to leverage on during election period and would continually have the listening ears of those in governance as politicians have continually seen them to be consistent and have the only key that unlock electoral victories inspite of them not have the numbers of the Youths.

It’s high time we get it right as Youth of the most populous nation in Africa. Get your PVC and have a say and a seat on the table.

The Lagos Youths Award also have in attendance the Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Social Development in Lagos State Hon. Segun Dawodu and several other Youth leaders cutting across Political, Youth and Students movements. The Executive Chairman of Kosofe LGA Hon. Barr. Moyosore Ogunlewe emerge winner in the Young Person in Governance category.

The Lagos Youth Award has gone but not without a challenge for the Youth of Lagos to do more for their communal growth in the coming year.

It’s time to get it right, It’s Youth ‘O’Clock

Ogunlewe, Mukhtaar, Macaroni, Ogunlede, Oduolowu, others bags Award at the Lagos Youth Awards ~Ajasa-Info

No few than 15 outstanding young people were recognized across different categories at the just concluded Lagos Youths Awards tagged “The Working Tribe”. The award which held December 26th 2021 at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos happens to be the maiden edition of such with young people across the state gracing the occasion.

The award, which is designed to celebrate exemplary young people in the centre of excellence is an initiative of BBN360, a thriving media company based in Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with some youth-based non-profit organizations.

The first set of Awards were given to Aminat Idrees (Most Outstanding Young Person in Sports); Damilola Oduolowu (Media Personality of the Year); Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi (Most Outstanding Young Entrepreneur); Odunayo Eweniyi (Most Outstanding Young Person in Tech); and Aisha Raheem-Bolarinwa (Most Outstanding Young Person in Agriculture).

The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament who was the Guest Speaker charge the youth on how best to utilise their enormous numeric advantage by equipping and positioning themselves for governnace.

The Speaker further said other Interest group such as Artisans, Market women Transport Unions would always have something to leverage on during election period and would continually have the listening ears of those in governance as politicians have  continually seen them to be consistent and have the only key that unlock electoral victories inspite of them not have the numbers of the Youths.

“It’s high time we get it right as Youth of the most populous nation in Africa. Get your PVC and have a say and a seat on the table”

The next Awards were presented to the winners which include; Most Outstanding Young Person in Arts/Literature, Dami Ajayi; Most Outstanding Young Person in Entertainment, Mr Macaroni; Youth Advocate of the Year, Olalekan Biliamin; Youth Brand of the Year, LASWA; Most Outstanding Young Person in Person In Legal Practice, Tolu Olaloye; and Most Outstanding Young Person in Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi.

The last set of Awards were given to Most Outstanding Young Person in Governance, Chairman of Kosofe LGA, Hon Moyosore Ogunlewe; two winners emerged as the Most Outstanding Young Person in Public Service as the duo of Bisola Olusanya and Mukhtaar Tijani were awarded respectively as Mobolaji Ogunlende emerged Young Person of the Year.

Also present at the event is the honourable commissioner, ministry of youths, Lagos State in person of Mr Segun Dawodu who said his love and passion for the Youths were one of the reasons he graced the occasion.

In his words, the Mr Dawodu said “Those of our youths who have excelled in one area of the recognized and rewarded for what they’re doing and this is one thing you are doing and it will encourage others to do more than others before them.”

He also said “No matter what anybody tells me today, I tell them our youths have great abilities, all what we’ve to do has government is to guide and assist them, create a secure environment for them to do whatever they want to do. Most especially, our youths are very enterprising, they know how to conduct their businesses no matter how small it is and what needs to be done is for us as government is to come to guide you and stand with you and let others know that we’ve youths that we can rely on and can be proud of.”

“I can tell you that Mr Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo Olu has constantly charged not just me as the commissioner for Youths but other ministries to come up with programs of benefits geared towards the development of the Youths. In Lagos State you will notice that a lot of agencies and bodies are coming up with youth related programs and even the local governments are engaging the Youths, the Youths are a greater population hence we cannot but guide our youths.”

He also noted that the ministry have been able to come up with a lot of programs this year as against last year and some of these ideas came from the Youths as well. He however said that there will be much more programs geared towards the Youths in 2022 stating that the government will continue to interact with the Youths in order to ensure the programs are the ones that will be beneficial to the Youths.


Birthday is a momentous occasion, an anniversary of the day on which one is born. It is a day to reminisce the chance life gave one to commence a duty. It is also an important moment to celebrate the joy of being alive, and these celebrations consistently accumulate to form a cluster of sweet memories.

Age is indeed a number but life is certainly a battle and for Abiodun Yinusa whose birthday climaxed with that of our Lord Jesus Christ on a day like this 25th December, with his high level of commitment towards Nigeria’s Democratic system and progressive politics in Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s camp, then life is not only a battle, it is a full blown war. He has been striving to live his life like that of Jesus Christ whose birth and living on earth symbolise peace, love, humanity, progress, harmony, selflessness and touching lives.

As an ardent supporter of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Abbey as he is fondly called by his admirers, has always put his life online to support his course at every point in time.

Since he joined Tinubu’s Progressive Camp & Political School of Thought, he has never looked back for one bit as a blind follower of the Jaban of Africa, for Abbey, Tinubu can never be wrong.

Abiodun Yinusa is a man that follows his heart on all issues he believes in, he follows Tinubu’s footsteps and make sure Tinubu’s instructions, decisions or directions are followed and implemented to letters either he is directly or indirectly involved in carrying out such.

His support and contributions to the emergence of Former Governors Babatunde Raji Fashola & Akinwumi Ambode and Current Governor Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State cannot be overemphasized. He mobilised, canvassed and spent fortune to actualise Tinubu’s and our Party’s decisions on them before, during and after their polls and currently, the role Abbey is playing in stabilising Babajide Sanwoolu’s government in Lagos especially in the area youthful unrest and exuberance is enormous, all because Tinubu’s camp must succeed.

As 2023 is gathering momentum, Abbey is at the forefront in the course to drag Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu into the Presidential race in Nigeria, he believes so much in Tinubu’s capacity to build successfully on the foundation being laid by President Mohammodu Buhari after the People’s Democratic Party, PDP has destroyed and reduced to rubbles, the sociopolitical and economy infrastructure of Nigeria.

For Abbey, Tinubu is God Sent to human race in general to liberate and salvage them from the economic backwardness and ruins of poverty that is ravaging the country as a situation of persistent Insecurity and economic recession as a result of unexpected pandemic ravaging the World.

Abbey believes so much in the capacities of Bola Ahmed Tinubu to change the economy of Nigeria going by the abundant opportunities that abound in the country by creating sustainable wealth, enabling environment that Nigerians need, to create sustainable jobs for themselves and make them, especially the youths that constitute largest part of the country’s population to be self reliant and do away with thuggery, drug addiction, uncivilized way of life, banditry and terrorism.

Abbey believes that what Bola Ahmed Tinubu did he Lagos State where he revived its economy by re-engineering its financial sector, built infrastructure and laid template for sustainable growth and development can be replicated in Nigeria, it is on the record that Tinubu’s unique strategies in Lagos put the state in a comfortable position as one of the best economy in the World.

Abbey is mobilising, canvassing and educating Nigerians on the reasons why Tinubu is the best man for that tasky top job.

As Abiodun Yinusa is celebrating his birthday today, 25th December, on behalf of the entire National Executive Council and members of Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, AGF, through our able Secretary; Alhaji Ali Balogun, I join his wife, children, friends, well wishers and associates to wish our formidable Partner in progress in Tinubu’s camp, a happy birthday and to thank him for his service to our country in general, Lagos State and Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Political Camp in Particular. I say, You are an inspiration to us and I hope you have many more years to keep up the good work. Thank you for your brave and fearless leadership. I hope that you will have a day of joy and rest on your birthday.

Many Happy Returns!

Christmas Holiday: Remain hospitable to tourists, Lagos Commissioner tells residents ~Ajasa-Info

As the yuletide season approaches, the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, has urged Lagos residents to be hospitable to tourists who would visit the state for the christmas and New year celebrations.

Akinbile-Yussuf , who made the call in her Christmas message through the Ministry’s Public Affairs Unit, said that Lagos residents must be willing to accommodate and create positive impression in the minds of tourists this festive period and beyond.

She said that the State, known as the city of excellence, has a lot to offer tourists during the Christmas holiday break and in the New Year celebrations, urging Lagos youths to be enterprising as they engage in massive production of souvenirs that could be purchased by visitors during this festive period and beyond.

” I advise Lagos residents to remain hospitable to tourists this Yuletide and holiday period because these individuals are the people who will give wings to the economy of Lagos State to blossom. The youths of this dear State also must be enterprising and be prepared to take economic advantage of various tourism activities that will be taking place in different parts of the State.

“Our youths should focus more on production of souvenirs that can be purchased by tourists whenever they visit Lagos and this will make them long to visit Lagos State the more,” she said.

Additionally, the Commissioner canvassed patronage for water transportation, saying that tourists should not only explore Lagos tourism potentials on the Mainland but also explore the coastal parts of the State through the waterways.

In her words, “As a way to improve transportation in the state, the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development has completed the construction of 10 new jetties for the use of the populace and a measure to further encourage water transportation for tourists and the citizens.

”Our waterways are safe and neat, we want Lagos residents and tourists to make use of the waterways,” she said.

She also enjoined owners of Tourism and Hospitality outlets to adhere to all safety and health regulations that would guarantee the safety of tourists and visitors to the State.

Ogun Deputy Governor, SSG, Others To Grace 2021 Ogun State Youth Awards ~Ajasa-Info


Compliment of the season.

Build The Youth, Build The Nation!

The 2021 Ogun State Youth Award committee, on behalf of the leadership of the youth of Ogun State, welcomes members of the press to this important briefing.

2. This briefing, in addition to previous press statements on the subject matter, becomes crucial to inform the youth of the State and the general public on the necessary details of the biggest and most prestigious youth award ceremony in the State being organized by the Ogun State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria with support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ogun State.

3. Ogun State Youth Awards is an annual event put together to recognize industrious young indigenes and Organizations that are promoting the image of Ogun State in positive limelight in their different areas of callings. The Award which was initiated by the Ogun State Youth Council in the early Millennium continues to shine as an avenue to assure patriotic young indigenes of the commitment of the State leadership to recognize their hard work and patriotism.

4. This year’s Award commenced with a call for nominations on Tuesday 19th October through 23rd October 2021 where thousands of nominations were received for each of the categories of the Award.

5. The nomination stage which took almost a month, was closely followed be a vote for a winner from the three best nominees from December 2nd through December 7th, 2021.

6. Gentlemen of the Press, We are overwhelmed with the numbers of voting received which ran into tens of thousands. After a careful and thorough review by the award team, The winner emerged from each category out of the 3 nominees shortlisted per category except for the Icon of Humanity category which the voting was halted based on popular demands.

7. The decision to reward all the three shortlisted nominees of ICON of Humanity was due to tremendous public concern demanding a review on the decision to have subjected the category of ‘ICON OF HUMANITY’ to voting as every act of charity should indeed be celebrated without any clause. Hence, it is pertinent that the category of ICON of Humanity will cease to be open for contest in future editions of the Ogun State Youth Awards.

8. Gentlemen of the Press, the Award ceremony has been slated to hold on Tuesday 28th of December, 2021 at Valley View Auditorium, Government House, Isale Igbehin Abeokuta; to commence with Red Carpet at 3 pm, while the main event begins at 4 pm.

9. By God’s grace, Apart from the Awardee and eminent youth stakeholders in the State, This year’s award ceremony has assurances for the presence of notable State and non State actors including Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. (Mrs) Noimot Salako Oyedele; the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi; and several other revered sons and Daughters of Ogun State across the Nation and beyond.

10. While thanking the entire youth of Ogun state for their supports at all levels of the Awards and other initiatives of the State Youth Council leadership to continue to promote and project the youths of Ogun State in the positive limelight, we assure them of enthusiastic and committed leadership.

11. Thank you.


Com. Sokoya Damilola
2021 Ogun State Youth Awards Committee