Hon. Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson GAJ who is currently representing Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II at Federal House of Representatives has been conferred with Rotary Distinguished Community Service Award at the 35th investiture ceremony of Rotary Club of Okota.
The conferment came as a result of the legislators community development initiatives which has ignited good governance. The Honorable was ably represented by Amb. Abiodun Ajayi, while giving remarks after the award presentation on behalf of Hon. Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson GAJ, he enlighted the audience with the good works of Engr. GAJ who is currently representing constituency. He said; Hon. GAJ has implemented numerous transformational and infrastructural projects ranging from Education, Health, Human Capital Development, Empowerment, Road Constructions, Solar Projects, Water projects etc.
Just recently, he facilitated the construction of Ejigbo-Isolo-Mushin Road to three (3) Lane apiece. This project will bring lasting smile to the face of good people of Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II.
He also facilitated the constructions of other pressing roads in Isolo, Ejigbo and Okota. He is currently constructing 12 Blocks of classroom (A-storey building) inside Ifoshi Primary school, Ejigbo to accomplish his EduProject Agenda for the Constituency.
He acknowledged that these are life changing projects that every communities deserve and the good people of Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II have greatly enjoyed this dividend of democracy.
He congratulated his boss for Rotary Distinguished Community Service Award bestowed on him and also thanked Rotary Club of Okota for finding him worthy for the award. He call on good people to keep supporting Hon. Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson GAJ because he has bigger plan for the Constituency.
On behalf of the APC Youth League, SouthWest Zonal Coordinate, we heartily congratulate our very own Comrade Blessing Akinlosotu, our immediate past Ondo State Coordinator, on his latest appointment as a member of National Climate Change Council, appointed by our President, Muhammad Buhari.
In a statement personally signed and released to the media in Òṣogbo, the Ọ̀ṣun State capital by its Zonal Coordinator, Hon. ‘Muyi Oyewale, the Zonal Chief Servant leader posited that, “we knew how you’ve worked hard to make National Youth Congress a better one since your election as it’s President, hence, we as a formidable Youth group in this Zone, are so happy, that once again, your hardwork, tirelessness and commitment to the development of humanity had again been recognized.”
Your dedication and ability that got you here, will continue to serve you well, as you move along your path. You dreamed big, worked hard and you’ve earned the recognition that comes with your new appointment.
Surely, Success is Yours!
Comrade Adebayo Lawrence SW Zonal Publicity Director
Children without doubt are the delight of the world. Their innocent views and free perspective on issues around them buttress the universal belief that the qualitative development of any society is dependent upon that of the children.
The above, fuelled by the conviction that the psychological and moral development of a child is not limited to the four walls of the classroom, but out-of-classroom atmospheres that allows for interaction, exposure and learning that is not too formal, yet conducive and impactive, are what inspired the creative mind behind Kismet Kiddies Entertainment, Mr. Temidayo Phillips to come up with Oba Ayangburen and the bee.
Oba Ayangburen and the bee is a spelling Bee contest designed to allow students of the same age bracket to compete in a spelling challenge: an exercise that expose them to a challenge which helps in enhancing their knowledge of the English language amongst other things.
The suspense and emotions that comes with this competition which accommodates primary school-aged children from private and government-owned primary school is akin to that which is seen at reality/game TV shows. Therefore, it would not be out of place to regard Oba Ayagburen and the bee as a double-edged initiative that provides entertainment as well as education.
The contest which commenced with its preliminaries on Monday, September 26 at the Palace pavilion of Ayangburen of Ikorodu according to its calendar is slated to run in four stages namely stage one – DICTATION; stage two – ORAL CONTEST; stage three – SEMI-FINAL and the Grand finale.
According to the release signed by the Project Coordinator, Miss Ruth Dooshima Tsekar, the total number of participants in this contest is about 1, 000 children. While about 250 private schools within Ikorodu division had not less than 2 of their kids as participants, the Chairmen of each of the 5 LCDAs and 1 Local Government within Ikorodu division also sponsored 10 participants from their respective council areas. In the same vein, some participants got sponsored by religious institutions like churches and mosques within the division while some enjoyed the sponsorship of associations, SMEs and private individuals within the division.
“Oba Ayagburen and the bee is posed to be the biggest spelling bee contest in Africa as it is a way of exposing to the entire world, Nigerian primary schools as a pool for the best of brains. Successful contestants from the stage one (dictation stage) are expected to move on to the stage two which is the oral contest and lucky contestants from round two would be at the semi-final. The qualified spellers at the semi-final will slug it out to be amongst the 30 qualifiers expected at the grand finale,” the statement reads
The grand finale of the contest is scheduled for November 6 at the Ikorodu Town Ultramodern hall, and it is expected to record the attendance of dignitaries from all walks of life who will be there to give moral support to the paramount ruler of Ikorodu division, HRM (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu kingdom in whose honour the spelling contest was instituted.
The winner of the maiden edition of Oba Ayagburen and the bee is to go home with mouth-watering prizes like N250,000 cash prize, full scholarship worth N500,000 at Kingsfield schools, Educational android tablet, Ikorodu kids’ ambassador’s badge (staff of office to be presented by the paramount ruler of Ikorodu division, HRM (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu kingdom), corporate endorsement deal worth N500,000, shopping voucher worth N100,000, A computer set for winner’s school, 5 star educational certificate for winner’s school, N100,000 cash prize for spelling coach, winner’s Trophy and medal, A free Family weekend trip to La Campagne Tropicana beach and resort. The first runner-up receives N150,000 cash prize, a medal, N50,000 cash prize for spelling coach, shopping voucher worth N50,000, Computer set for school, a free Family weekend trip to La Campagne Tropicana beach and resort; while the 2nd runner-up receives N100,000 cash prize, a medal, N20,000 cash price for spelling coach, shopping voucher worth N30,000, Computer set for school, A free Family weekend trip to La Campagne Tropicana beach and resort.
The project enjoys the support and identification of notable multinationals like Colgate, Kellogg’s, SLOT NG, Beloxxi Biscuit, Bukka Hut and other brands like Oshodi Arts Gallery, Irish Bakery, Confidence Global Communication, EatNGo, Diva Cakes, Kingsfield College, Daic Global Resources, Ikorodu Town hall, G & M Place, Peace Mass Transit, FANAFILLIT, OPEN, Headway Events, Sangloos media and many others.
The media partners for the project includes Impact Newspaper, Charlian TV, Ajasa-Info and others.
The Lagos Status Governance Builders Independent Group otherwise known as LASGOBIG will be hosting Lagos State MDAs to come and give account of their achievements under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration.
Speaking on the importance of this event, Mr Emmanuel Amuwo who is the convener of LASGOBIG gave an insight on the experience during the maiden edition of Governance Performance Evaluation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu held in June 2021. The event gave guests the opportunity to do self evaluation for each ministry and the overall evaluation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ‘s performance was commendable.
No doubt there is lack of public trust and there is no synergy between the government and the people ,most especially the youth, engagement such as this will bridge the gap in Governance which will create mutual understanding and positive response to government policies.
According to Amuwo, LASGOBIG is about supporting good governance and we are proud to say Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has performed beyond expectations even though we are encouraging him to intensify more effort to enable him do more for his people.
The second edition of LASGOBIG GOVERNANCE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is scheduled for 14th October, 2022. According to Amuwo, invitation has been sent to selected Ministries and Agencies.
As we are planning for the second edition, we call on Ministries and Agencies to ensure they are well represented and be prepared to share their projects with Lagosians that will be present physically and virtual audience.
Ikorodu Division Independent Youth Movement, officially launched her group yesterday at colour party house, Igbogbo it would be recalled the group Swear-In the Executive members last month.
Political Gladiators across Ikorodu Division, and Lagos State at large graced the occasion to celebrate with the group on their launching and to kick start the assignment at hand fully.
The group vouched to go all out for the All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other Candidates of the party for the upcoming election in 2023.
The group, aimed at promoting youths’ inclusiveness in Politics across the Division, restated its mission of mustering electorates for the aspirants in the 2023 general elections.
It is with so much joy I bring to you a report of the Inauguration of our group “Nigeria Intellectual For Tinubu” otherwise known as NIFT which was held on the 26th September, 2022 at the National Assembly Complex,Abuja.
The inauguration had the presence of all our State Cordinators,Zonal And National Executives. It was covered and aired on one of the A list media houses, TVC.
The Speaker, Federal House of Representatives was ably represented by his Special Assistant on Executive Relations, Hon Lamir Umar Ibrahim. Also, other dignatories include Honourable Biola Makinde,Member Representing Ondo East and West in Ondo State, Director of Support Groups at Tinubu Support Group(TSG) Ambassador Aliyu Lawal Saulawa, Eng Ifeoluwa Oyedele, Executive Director, Niger Delta Power Holding, Dr Hajia Oduwole Tafawa Balewa, Chairman China Africa Free Trade Zone, Honourable Fakeye Olufemi, Member Representing Boluwaduro/ Ifedayo/ Ila Constituency, Osun State was ably represented by his Special Assistant, Mr. Olu Olugbami and a representative of APC National Youth Leader, Mr. Micheal Amosun.
The leadership of NIFT Lagos find it imperative to bring a report which is part of our culture as a group that understand “ACCOUNTABILITY”. Also, the Lagos State Cordinator Emmanuel Amuwo, who also doubled as the MC of the Inauguration event further projected the great works of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and why a second term is sacrosanct for progressive continuity, giving him the opportunity to consolidate on his achievements.
NIFT wish to appreciate the leadership of our great party at the National and most especially Lagos State knowing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has Lagos State as his base and we are willing to support the All Progressive Congress to ensure this aspiration is achieved through hard work and strategic plan.
Through our Strategy and Call Centre Campaign Office, we shall innovate and also connect to the world ,preaching the good works and unique attributes of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and why Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu deserve a second term.
As a well coordinated support group with structure across the federation, the approval to use the National Assembly Complex is as a result of our past and present engagements which has helped in carving a niche for NIFT.
Kindly accept warm greetings from the National Cordinator of NIFT, Honourable Temitope Kolawole and the entire NIFT National Executives.
Be rest assured of our undaunted support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In a statement on Monday, Adeyinka Odukoya, the forum’s coordinator, said the group’s members remain committed to ensuring total victory for all other candidates in the party in 2023.
“Our party candidates, led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and our Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as well as senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates can be rest assured of victory at the polls as we have mapped strategies with our loyal and faithful allies across all constituencies in Lagos state,” Odukoya said.
“We are targeting to reach out to many Nigerians, party and non-party members who possess permanent voters card with a view to convincing them to cast their votes for all our candidates in the interest of our country and Lagos state in particular.
“We have identified the various markets in each local government and local council development areas within the state with well-mapped out strategy and plans to ensure that we reach the potential voters in their comfort zones, especially those who are not card-carrying members of our great party. Our members will re-invigorate their networks and influence within their various constituencies to galvanise votes for all the candidates in line with the vision of our leaders.”
Odukoya said the group plans to meet Sanwo-Olu soon to update him on details of the mapped out strategy towards achieving the required synergy
Ikosi Isheri Local Council Development area, has reeled out plans for the celebration of her 2nd cultural Carnival.
Which will commence on Friday, September 30th and end on Saturday, October 1st 2022, In commemoration of the World Tourism Day, the Ikosi Isheri Council Chief Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada, has stated her resolve to engender much more beneficial commerce and good neighbourliness amongst residents of her domain through the Annual Cultural Carnival scheduled for 30th September and 1st Octorber 2022.
Princess Bada made this known at the press conference which held at the council secretariat yesterday, the second edition of the carnival which the theme: Our Culture, Not Our Religion.
Mayoress emphasize on the need for preservation of age long cultural values and affinities of the people, as it tends to say much about the essence of their being.
Princess Bada said that; “Ikosi Isheri LCDA comprises of different ethnic nationalities, in this community we have Hausa, Igbo and the Yoruba. Insecurity bedevilling the land boils down to the fact that there are tribal intolerance, at the last edition we gather them together sensitize them against clashes amongst different groups and now there is no disparity among the religions, that informs our theme: Our culture not our religion.
“This is to tell you that our ethnic diversity and religion does not divide us, we are coming together in one language and to speak as Ikosi Isherians and to go back and remember our tradition our unique colour- Black is beauty.
“That we have a particular way of life they call culture in Ikosi Isheri and these are things we have interviewed the custodians of our culture like the Obas and Chiefs about and they said they have a lot of things they worship, although the white people who came visiting then went away with lots of things our fathers are using as their power.
“These are the things that made us come back as Chairman at the grassroots to make different enquiries on how we can forge a united front on those valuable things we have for which many can partner with us.
“That informs why we invited a lot of people whom even while they are here to dine and wine with us, we have a lot of lands here, we will tell them come here and invest in Ikosi Isheri.
“Ikosi Isheri is a proudly peaceful area, during the EndSars protest Ikosi Isheri remain peaceful because already we work as a friend and family here and those are the things that encouraged me to say this year’s own will be a laudable one.
“A lot of musicians are ready to come on board, we are having support from a lot of people names of whom we shall reel out on that day and a lot of our supporters will be awarded, we have made arrangements for a water tight security as no space will accorded any untoward moves during the carnival.” Princess Bada said.
The two-day event had lined up fixtures: music, dance, awards presentation to supporters of the initiative, pageantry, carnival floats and displays of rich cultural heritage.
Fuji Maestro- Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (K1),Sir Shina Peter’s,Obesere Omorapala,Pasuma,Saheed Balogun,Koffi,QDot,Bella Shmura,OT,Sato Dancers(from Badagry),Olaijo Art& Gallery(Ibadan),Ewi and several others will be performing live at the carnival.
The Traditional Rulers Oba Jamiu Lawal Aileru 1 of Magodo Shangisha, representative of Oba Samuel Alamu Kehinde Oloyede all rallied support for the council chief’s unmatched humanitarian gesture across the divide for her to be able to do more.
However, the APC flag bearer for Kosofe Federal constituency Alhaja Kafilat Ogbara who also graced the occasion applauded Mayoress initiation of the carnival , an idea which she said aligns so well with the fifth item of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu THEMES agenda, which according to her breeds social cohesion, leisure boost and an avenue for people who hitherto were busy hustling to unwind in a less tensed environment.
Ogbara appealed to banks representatives and business owners present at the briefing to donate generously in support of the initiative as according to her it remains one of their corporate social responsibility.
Fielding questions from newsmen at the parley, Ogbara touched on reconciliation moves with her contenders after the primary, stating unequivocally that all of them are in good terms collaborating with her and ready to deliver for the party at coming polls.
She commend all the council chairmen in Kosofe federal constituency she said they have all done well, which will make her campaign easier.
“We thank God in Kosofe federal we have three hard working council chairmen, who are passionate about the people in their councils; Mayor Dele Osinowo,Moyosore Ogunlewe and of course the Mayoress Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada whom we have seen today, you’ve heard her reel out her achievements and you know that they have already done the campaigns that are needed with their performance.
“So the people are ready to support the All Progressives Congress come 2023 with their votes, we very optimistic, we are not shaken we not perturbed, we are not even bothered because we believed that Kosofe federal constituency by the grace of God will even produce one of the highest votes in Lagos state for all the candidates”.
Imota Students’ Union (ISU) unveiled her official logo for the 2022 edition as he set to hold her annual programme tagged; ISU WEEK 2022 again. This symbolizes the readiness and preparedness of the union to engage the students, youths and senior citizens in the Imota community through her life-transforming, mind blowing, efficacy and community developmental programmes.
The logo which was unveiled during a Fire Side Chat with this year Chairman Organizing Committee for ISU WEEK 2022, Comrade Adenusi Davide Olamide and ably moderated by Comr. Shosanwo Rashidat. In the chat, the Chairman was humbly welcomed by the moderator with succinct of questions asked as regards the preparedness of the annual week program.
The chairman of the committee while responding to questions, introduced himself and as well other members of the committee for the annual week program as he appreciated the effort of the committee for the preparedness so far. In his further responses he make it know that the picture of this year week is coming in total package after the logo unveiling as he rate the preparation of the union comrades 100 percentage for the commencement of the week.
He concluded the question asked as he appreciated the gingering and untiring spirit of all the union’s comrades, Sponsors and philanthropist for the support in time memory. He as well calls for more support towards the planning and execution of the forthcoming biggest programme of the union to make it success it has been designed for.
He further commended and appreciated the unflinching support/sponsorship the union had been enjoying from our fathers and mothers within and outside the sphere of the community and he also calls for more of their support towards building a better community and students environment.
The President of Imota Students’ Union, Comrade Ogunbowale Olatayo Bodunrin, as well give kudos to the committee for the effort put in place so far, as he charge them more to continually speeding up the process because the audience are with high expectations to this year program. He also appreciated the lover’s and back bones of the union for the all time support and contributions, as he calls for more support from all and sundry towards making this year’s edition of the union’s annual programme a huge success.
The Chairman, thereafter unveiled the Logo and ought all members and the union well wishers to give it a wider publicity GB on several social media platforms to kick start the commencement of the week awareness.
. . . THE 422-MEMBER STRONG TEAM WILL BIRTH EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT PRESIDENCY FOR UNITED, SECURED AND PROSPEROUS NIGERIA – I.T.S.O
The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO) has commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the party leadership for consistently demonstrating uncommon leadership traits and spirit of inclusiveness through the composition of members of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
While congratulating all members on the list, the group in a statement signed and released by its Director-General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun, stated that the list is a reflection of the distinction of the APC from other political parties.
“Once again our party has demonstrated its true distinctive characteristics of unity, utmost inclusiveness, respect for diversity and patriotic zeal for the overall good of the nation”.
Ladi Balogun expressed optimism that the diversity, expertise, political strength and competence of individual members of the PCC will ensure victory for the party at the polls.
“We believe our party is on the right track and victory is assured. The composition of the members of the PCC will spur our party members nationwide to mobilise vigorously to ensure overall success for the party”.
The eventual victory of the party in 2023 will be the catalyst for moving forward in our collective desires FOR A GREATER NIGERIA under the dynamic leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima!