The Igbogbo Platinum Lions Club, Laid foundation of food bank at Oba Adeboruwa palace, in Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA which took place on the 23rd of March.

The President, Lion Asake Modinat Wahab, Lion Olokunola Taofik the Project Director and Lion Benjamin Ijeh a member of the club represented the club, while Leo Faniyi Omolara First Vice District President Leo District 404A1 Nigeria represented Igbogbo platinum Leo Club.

According to the President of the club Lion Asake Modinat Wahab “Having done our community assessment and studies hunger became top piroty in most homes who couldn’t avoid a meal per day indicating extreme poverty thus the passion from Igbogbo Platinum Lions Club to provide the first of its kind in Igbogbo kingdom a food bank to carter for such scenarios of the impoverished in the society, the food bank would provide dignified support for members of the public locked in crisis without diminishing there pride or ego.”

She added “The food bank is opened to Cooperate Bodies,Companies, government bodies or individuals like minds etc Who may want to support to reduce the hunger in our community.”

The Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali, laid the foundation for the food bank alongside High Chief Tajudeen Duduyemi Onasanya Odofin of Igbogbo, Otunba Olarenwaju Obayomi Otunba of Igbogbo, Chief Moshood Odusanya Baale Eregidan and other Prominent Chiefs of Igbogbo Kingdom.



The Lagos State Government has reiterated that the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called ‘okada’ in 10 Local Government Areas, (LGAs) and 15 Local Council Development Areas, (LCDAs) in the metropolis still persists.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa declared this at weekend while on tour of some restricted areas within the state, where large numbers of motorcyclists (okada riders) had resumed operations.

Reaffirming the State Government’s ban on okada in the Local Government Areas which include; Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Mushin, Apapa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Surulere and Eti-Osa, as well as the Local Council Development Areas under them which are; Ojodu, Onigbongbo, Lagos Island East, Yaba and Coker Aguda. With others at; Itire-Ikate, Eti-Osa West, Iru Victoria Island, Ikoyi-Obalende, Ikosi-Isheri, Agboyi-Ketu, Isolo, Ejigbo, Bariga and Odi-Olowo, the Transport Special Adviser urged both riders and passengers to keep off.

He implored the general public to comply as both the riders and passengers are both liable to 3 years in prison if apprehended and prosecuted, with their motorcycles impounded and crushed in the public view, in line with the provision of Section 46, sub-section 1, 2 & 3 of the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.

While soliciting for support on government policies by all and sundry, the Special Adviser noted that despite the available existing interventions and viable alternatives provided for okada operators which were expected to cushion the effect of the ban on their livelihood, the recalcitrant riders have refused to take advantage of them.

Highlighting some of the viable alternatives made available for the operators by the State Government, Giwa stated that the; Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA); (vocational training), Ministry of Wealth Creations and Employment; (internship programmes), Office of Civic Engagement, Office of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) (Loan for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs), Lagos Economic Acceleration Programme “LEAP”) and the Ministry of Agriculture (Agric YES) are all trade support for the riders.

He also said the State Government’s First and Last Mile Bus Transport Scheme, the BRT Scheme, the Lagos e-hailing taxi Scheme (LAGRIDE) and other sustainable modes of transportation were also part of interventions provided to minimize the inconveniences of the motoring public in executing their daily activities.

Giwa averred that the position of government on okada is very clear, stressing that there is no going back in order to consolidate on the achievements made so far in the decrease in accident and crime rates as well as the return of sanity to the communities within the State.

He added that the Security formations who have been partnering with the State Government including the Nigeria Police Force, the Army, Navy and Air force are still on ground to sustain enforcement on all the banned corridors, as well as the State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) and the Anti-Okada Squad.


Hon. Sola Giwa,
Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Lagos State.
27th March, 2023.



I specially celebrate my good ẹgbọn and able Senator as he climbed the final lap of the 5th floor today.

Ọmọ Abiru baambam, within your shortest time of foray into full-time politicking, you have proven to many that you’re not only a consummate professional but one who is adroit at human management and capital development.

Your representation has no doubt been a blessing to the entire Lagos East Senatorial district, and, we at your root, have always been proud of you.

As you mark your birthday in this holy month of Ramadan, I pray that your supplications to Almighty Allah today be stamped in thousand ways. May you live to celebrate more decades of this day in sound health, continual growth and advancement, and divine grace to etch your name on the global page of impact makers.

Happy birthday and congratulations Sir!


Adeola Adebisi Banjo, Executive Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA.

Tokunbo Abiru @ 59: Salute To An Outstanding Lawmaker With A Midas Touch ~Ajasa-Info


By Enitan Olukotun

Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Tokunbo Abiru, the Chairman Senate committee on Industries and Senator representing Lagos East is a man with a midas touch. He is driven by excellence in all he does and strives for the best at all times.

Before his current assignment, Tokunbo Abiru had built a successful career in banking; rising to the pinnacle of his career as Managing Director of Polaris Bank. He made his mark in banking before retiring in 2020 to serve his people. 

He changed the narrative of governance in Lagos East Senatorial district within two years that he assumed office. For the first time, many witnessed and attested to a purposeful leadership that truly cares about the people.

The DoingGood Senator as he is fondly called focused on three major areas: Legislative role,  Empowerment/Facilitation and Endowment. He delivered exceptionally to the satisfaction of people within the district.

Shortly after his inauguration as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 15th December, 2020, Abiru commissioned an extensive NEEDS ASSESSMENTS in order to gather empirical data and prioritize needs of the people.

His human-centred design approach brought the people into the decision-making mix and further endeared him to the people at the grassroots.

Outcome of the NEEDS ASSESSMENTS formed the basis of his interventions across the 98 wards in the 16 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas constituting the Lagos East senatorial district.

He has sponsored over 13 bills at the National Assembly, notable amongst them are the Copyright  Bill and Franchise Regulation Bill, which focuses on how to ensure greater economic value for entrepreneurs, especially young people in the creative, entertainment and business sectors. 

In response to the agony of many households especially vulnerable members of the Lagos East who were badly hit by the devastating impact of the Corona-Virus pandemic, Abiru launched COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme for widows, aged, unemployed youth, Persons with Physical disabilities and women in the district. Not fewer than 2500 vulnerable people are bemefiting from direct credit transfers on monthly basis.

He also set up liaison offices in Epe, Kosofe, Ibeju-Lekki and Somolu to complement the main constituency office in Ikorodu for greater impact.

In the area of education, the #DoingGood Senator facilitated provision of 24 classrooms with furniture and modern instructional materials in addition to 16 toilets and solar-powered borehole at Aga Primary School in Ikorodu. 

In Ibeju-Lekki, RCM Primary School, Iwerekun also benefitted from new blocks of classroom. Ditto for  Ajelogo Primary School in Kosofe and Igbobi Junior High School where an ICT center was facilitated. 

Six hundred brilliant indigent students in tertiary institutions also benefited from a bursary scheme set up under Senator Abiru’s Foundation,  Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team (TACT). 

In Epe, Senator Abiru facilitated a 960-spectator capacity mini stadium equipped with basketball and volleyball courts and he also rehabilitated the popular Oluwo market with increased number of shops from 259 to 319 comprising lock-up shops, open sheds and 48 toilets.

Senator Abiru also  facilitated the construction of a 40-bed Health facility and Dental Centre at the Ikorodu Campus of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), now known as the Lagos State University of Science and Technology. The school was also also equipped with 200-solar-powered street lights through his influence.

Another 30-Bed Health facility at Mascara Health Centre in Agboyi Ketu LCDA was also provided for the people while a 40-bed facility is under construction at Isiu, Ikorodu North LCDA.

In the ancient city of Epe, the Senator facilitated a 960-Capacity mini Stadium with the complement of basketball and volleyball courts and other amenities. He also facilitated remodelling of the ancient Oluwo Fish market in Epe and the supply and installation of transformers in several locations across the Lagos East Senatorial District.

To further spread prosperity across the district, he unveiled a N300Million Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan Scheme at a concessional Interest rate of 6 percent per annum for the benefit of MSMEs, Artisans and tradesmen in Lagos East.

The legislator has also set-up the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL) in partnership with a renown technology and Social Enterprise company, The Co-creation Hub (Cc-HUB) in Lagos to train youths in the senatorial district on relevant digital and innovation skills, the aim is to produce entrepreneurs that can compete in the ever-dynamic global economy.

Senator Abiru has earned the trust of people by staying true to his core values of honesty and forthrightness. If we can have more people like Tokunbo Abiru at the helm of affairs, Nigeria will definitely attain the kind of greatness we desire.

Happy Birthday Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA.

Enitan Olukotun is the Media Aide to Senator Tokunbo Abiru



On behalf of the entire members of the fourth realm of the Estate in Ikorodu Division, under the aegis of Ikorodu Media Forum (IMF), we fecilitate with A TRULY DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL LAWMAKER on this auspicious occasion.

This is wishing you a day filled with boundless Joy, Favour and Blessings.

Your exemplary leadership and visionary representation in the Lagos East Senatorial District has remained a model for Legislative Excellence not just in Lagos East, but in Nigeria as a whole.

May you continue to live in sound health and mental well-being as you continue to contribute to nation building.

Happy Birthday to you, Sir

Signed: Omo’ba ‘Peju Akinyemi, ara
Convener, Ikorodu Media Forum (IMF)

Respected Lawyer Shares Incisive Thoughts On Peter Obi’s Petition To Tribunal ~Ajasa-Info


Respected legal practitioner, Barr. Doueyi Dominic Fiderikumo, has thrown more light on some paragraphs of the petition filed by the President candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Gregory Obi, against the eventual winner and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a chat with our correspondent, Barr. Fiderikumo shared his thoughts on Paragraphs 28 and 29 of Peter Obi’s petition to the tribunal.

He posited:

Paragraph 28 of the Petition pleads that the 2nd Respondent was fined the sum of $460k for an offence involving dishonesty, narcotic trafficking by a US Court and was thus not qualified to contest the election to the office of President, FRN. It also pleads the parties to the case in the US Court. Notice that the use of the words Plaintiff and Defendants and more particularly the fact that the parties are the US and funds held by Banks in the name of Bola Tinubu. The essence of the action is not in personam, meaning not against a person, but in rem, meaning against a thing. In this case, the money held in the designated banks in the name of Bola Tinubu.

In support of the averment in paragraph 28, paragraph 29 pleads that the above sum held by the designated bank in the name of Bola Tinubu be forfeited to the government of the U.S because the money represents proceedings of narcotic trafficking or was involved in financial transaction in violation of 18 USC 1956 and 1957. USC stands for United States Code. For the avoidance of doubt USC 1956 and 1957 are US legislations on money laundering. Please Google this point to independently confirm. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Arising from No. 2, the point to note is that the basis of or reason for the forfeiture of the funds mentioned in the Order or Decree of the US Court is not clear. It says for narcotic trafficking or financial transactions in violation of the said legislations. The Order or Decree as can be garnered from paragraph 29 does not unequivocally say it was for narcotic trafficking as widely argued.

If, you are not objective or perhaps you do not like the 2nd Respondent or you have a political reason to be jaundice, you can close your eyes to one of the possible reasons for the forfeiture and hold that the reason for the forfeiture of the above sum is drug trafficking. It will be your constitutional right to do so, whether or not you are right. After all thought is free.

If, on the flip side you are biased in favour of the 2nd Respondent or you like him or cannot be objective regarding him or for some political reasons in favour of the 2nd Respondent, the sum forfeited is not for narcotic trafficking, you can go for the fact that the forfeiture is for some unspecified (not specified in the Decree reproduced in paragraph 29 of the Petition) financial transactions in violation of the US statues mentioned above. Here again, it will be your constitutional right to do so, whether or not you are right. After all thought is free.

Now, the crucial questions to ask are: (a) did the Order or Decree of the US Court reproduced in paragraph 29 of the Petition affirmatively say that the 2nd Respondent was fined for an offence involving dishonesty such as Narcotic trafficking as alleged in paragraph 28 of the self-same Petition. (b) Does the Decree or Order of the US Court reproduced in paragraph 29 of the Petition say and one should not assume, that the 2nd Respondent was a party to the proceedings, was charged, tried and convicted for the offence of narcotic trafficking or financial transactions in violation of 18 USC 1956 and 1957 and upon such conviction was sentenced to the payment of fine to the tune of $460k dollars or was liable to forfeit the said sum of money? (c) as you express public opinions on this issue, have you bothered to consider the statutes mentioned above that is 18 USC 1956 and 1957, and the complaint that was made leading to the forfeiture order stated in paragraph 29 of the Petition? (d) what are the circumstances an order for forfeiture of property or money or otherwise can be made and is forfeiture the same as fine as alleged in paragraph 28 of the Petition?

In the US, as in Nigeria, forfeiture of property can arise after a successful criminal prosecution or vide a civil, better put, a quasi-criminal proceedings that target the property and not the person who allegedly owns the property subject of the proceedings. Quasi means partly. As you will find hereunder, the standard of proof in forfeiture proceedings is not beyond a reasonable doubt because its not a criminal trial, but it has a civil standard of proof on a balance of probability. In fact, in forfeiture proceedings where the res (monies, lands, buildings, shares etc) are seized by way of an ex-parte application, a person who is interest in the subject of the proceedings is expected to come forth and explain how he got the property (the subject of the proceedings).

If you think that the last point is an empty submission, I will urge you to look at Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act. “This therefore means that the burden and standard of proof in proceedings under Section 17 which is not based on conviction is totally different. Upon liability, under Section 17, the focus is towards the property and not the individual. In legal parlance, the action for forfeiture under Section 17 is in rem and not in personam. The implication of this is that the argument on the innocence of an Appellant until proven guilty does not apply to proceedings under Section 17 as what is really on trial on forfeiture proceedings is the property and not the individual. See Patience Jonathan vs. FRN (supra). The learned silk, counsel to the Appellant conceded that proceedings under Section 17 of AFFRO Act is civil and not criminal, it therefore stands to reason that all his argument on the presumption of innocence of the Appellant under criminal law until he is proven guilty will not hold water at all. This is a different kind of proceedings from a criminal proceeding.

There is a difference in the applicable rules and sometime procedures between civil and criminal proceedings. That a forfeiture procedure under the AFFRO Act is civil is settled and therefore the law and procedure governing criminal procedure will not apply to it. Apart from the fact that the res in both the criminal action and the forfeiture order are different, it is also clear that the consequences of both actions are different. At the risk of sounding verbose but for emphasis sake I must say again that the proceedings under Section 17 is in rem meaning what is really standing trial is the property and not the individual, sounding more specific, the order under Section 17 does not affect the individual directly but rather the property to be forfeited. As against this position, the criminal action has nothing to do with the monies but rather the Appellant. If the Appellant is found guilty in the criminal trial, he will serve jail term as the focus in the criminal action is the Appellant while the focus in the proceedings under Section 17 is the property”. PER TOBI, J.C.A in ADIGUN V. EFCC & ORS (2020) LPELR-52302(CA)(PP. 31-40 PARAS. C) See further the Supreme Court case of JONATHAN V. FRN (2019) LPELR-46944(SC).

For forfeiture after conviction see Part 35 particularly Sections 333 to 346 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 for one example.

Forfeiture proceeding which is what happened in the Decree or Order of the US Court reproduced in paragraph 29 of the Petition is not a criminal case involving a sentence of imprisonment or fine after trial on the merit. It is an action in rem. The sole focus is the recovery of or the judicial confiscation of a property that is suspected to be proceeds of crime or wealth that is irreconcilable with one’s known legitimate means of income. In the UK, there is what is known as Unexplained Wealth Office. (UWO).

In considering whether the Decree of the US Court as reproduced in paragraph 29 of the Petition falls within or rises to the level of or is contemplated by Section 137(d)(e) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, and for which the 2nd Respondent ought to be disqualified, it will be lame and I dare say disingenuous to come to such conclusion if you do not take the time and pains to consider 18 USC 1956 and 1957 mentioned in paragraph 29 of the Petition and more importantly the proceedings, documents that were filed leading upon to said Order. Half knowledge is evil and it reduces an otherwise reasonable man to a fanatic. Please check the following link for 18 USC 1956 and 1957:


Section 137(1)(d)(e) of the Constitution provides that a person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if – (d) he is under a sentence of death imposed by any competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria or a sentence of imprisonment or fine for any offence involving dishonesty or fraud (by whatever name called) or for any other offence, imposed on him by any court or tribunal or substituted by a competent authority for any other sentence imposed on him by such a court or tribunal; or (e) within a period of less than ten years before the date of the election to the office of President he has been convicted and sentenced for an offence involving dishonesty or he has been found guilty of the contravention of the Code of Conduct.

Section 137(1)(d) of the Constitution requires a sentence of imprisonment or fine. Neither of these can come without a criminal trial and conviction. Did you see a criminal trial and conviction upon which there was a fine in the Decree or Order of the US Court reproduced in paragraph 29 of the Petition under reference? I do not think so. How do you reasonably expect a man to be fined for the sum of $460k as alleged in paragraph 28 of the Petition without a trial and conviction for an offence or offences and what is worse for one who was not even a party to the case under reference. Section 137(1)(e) of the Constitution requires a conviction – a criminal conviction.



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The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO) has commended Lagosians for re-electing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy – Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat for a second term in office and for their steadfastness and commitment to progressive continuity.

The group in a statement released and signed by its Director-General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun, emphasized that Lagosians have confirmed Sanwo-Olu’s excellent performance with successful re-election that is widely adjudged to be free, fair and credible.

“The re-election of Governor Sanwo-Olu overwhelmingly by Lagosians is a testimony to his excellent performances in infrastructural development, economic prosperity, women empowerment, youth development, smart security and impactful good governance”

While congratulating Governor Sanwo-Olu and the entire party leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State for ensuring unity of purpose in a tension-soaked Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state, Balogun assured Lagosians that Governor Sanwo-Olu will continue to run an inclusive government along with his Deputy and the APC dominated House of Assembly to work vigorously in delivering the vision of A Greater Lagos for the benefits of all.

“We urge other contestants to accept the wishes of the Lagos people and join the winner to progressively sustain the development charts of modern Lagos.

Lagos is cosmopolitan and a hospitable State that welcomes every nationalities to live, do business and find leisure.

We also urged Lagosians not to allow disgruntled individuals to put a wedge on the unity and peaceful co-existence that Lagos is reputed for”

Ramadan Kareem: Senator Tokunbo Abiru Greets Muslim Ummah; Preaches Religious Tolerance, Peaceful Co-existence ~Ajasa-Info


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, felicitates with Muslim Ummah on this year’s Ramadan.

Senator Abiru, urged muslims to remember to pray for the overall wellbeing of Lagos East, and by extension, Lagos State and Nigeria at large in their supplications during the holy month of Ramadan.

He said, “I felicitate with esteemed constituents especially the  Muslim Ummah of the Lagos East Senatorial District, and Nigeria at large as we begin fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. 

“I enjoin all believers who obeyed the Almighty Allah’s commandment to fast in the Holy month of Ramadan, to eschew vices and imbibe godly virtues during this Holy month and beyond.

“We should also use this sacred month to seek God’s face over our dear nation, particularly as President-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to take over the mantle of leadership.

“I urge all Muslims to pursue peace, harmonious coexistence, religious tolerance and nation building”.

Ramadan Kareem!



The All Progressives Congress, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA organised a victory and appreciation party for the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Rep. Babajimi Benson, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun AMA, it was full of merriment yesterday at the Mikson Onas event center, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos.

Bldr. Olusesan Daini the Executive Chairman of Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA who was the Chairman of the occasion in his remarks “I appreciate the Party Leaders, Party Members, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Olubeshe of Ibeshe, the Council of baales, Local Government excos, Supervisors, Ward Chairmen, and other distinguished guests.”

“I Celebrate my Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my sellable Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, my amiable Senator, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru. In the same vein, I greeted my Rep. Babajimi Adegoke Benson and Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro on a successful election and re-election. I don’t have much to say other than to appreciate you all for your love and support”

He added “I urge you all to remain faithful and dedicated to the party as your selfless labor will not go in vain, Thank you all for your service and commitment to the All Progressives Party (APC).”

The APC Chairman Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Hon. Taiwo Orenuga in his remarks “I thank you all for believing in the APC, I also appreciate you all for demonstrating that belief by voting again for our hardworking Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to continue serving you through the provision of good governance that our party has been noted for over the years.

He added “I also appreciate our hardworking Chairman Bldr. Olusesan Daini for his continuous support for the party, God bless you.”

The CDC Chairman, CAN Chairman, Chief Imam representative, Iya Oloja all appluads the emergence of all the APC Candidates across board.

In attendance; Asiwaju Olorunfummi Bashorun member GAC Lagos state, Hon. Gbenga Oshin former Member Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Bolanle Bashorun former Sole Administrator, Vice Chairman Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Hon. Nureini Okedina-Maja, SLG Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Barr. Ade Ayeni, Chief of Staff Hon. Ade Bolowotan, Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko Deputy Leader Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA, Hon. Anifowose Alapa, Supervisors of Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA among others.