Junior Chamber International Nigeria Yaba College of Technology has successfully organized its annual Toyin Aluko Health Forum under the leadership of the local organization President Mustapha O. Adam. In his voice, he said their objective was to sensitize both genders on crucial issues surrounding their well-being, misconceptions about what the both gender have seen as normalcy, drug abuse, and the eradication of the stigma surrounding menstruation.

The organization commenced the 2023 Toyin Aluko Health Forum with a 30-day virtual health awareness campaign, which ran from April 7th to May 6th, 2023. The campaign was designed to engage a broad audience and disseminate essential health information. It successfully achieved its objectives by providing educational content and encouraging active participation from the online community.

Following the virtual campaign, on May 12th, 2023, they conducted the project’s second phase at Arch Deacon Adelaja Senior High School in Akoka, Lagos State, where the team spoke with over 250 students in order to sensitize the boy’s child about their puberty stages, guide them through this transitional period, and help them prepare for adulthood. Hence, following the accolades they received from the school principal and some of their teachers, the Project chairperson acclaimed that “it was a resounding success, as we left a lasting impression on the participants through our discussions and educational sessions, we were able to challenge stereotypes and encourage boys to embrace their individuality, fostering an environment that promotes inclusivity and self-acceptance.”

In addition to the Arch Deacon Adelaja Senior High School event, they also extended the reach to Greg Senior High School in Surulere, where the dedicated team of volunteers conducted an interactive session on menstrual hygiene and reproductive health education, encompassing both boys and girls. We must commend that this initiative aimed to combat the stigma surrounding menstrual health and the stereotyping of what both genders have seen as normal. In the spirit of impacting they also distributed over 250 pads to the girls and conducted a one-on-one interview with the students to further understand their experiences and provide personalized guidance and support. The positive response from the students and the gratitude expressed by the school administration further reaffirmed the impact of their efforts.

We must commend that the 2023 Toyin Aluko Health Forum has made a profound impact on the participants, equipping them with knowledge, resources, and renewed motivation. The overwhelmingly positive feedback received reinforces the significance of such platforms in addressing critical issues and raising awareness among young boys and girls. We firmly believe that arming both genders with the necessary tools for personal growth and success, we all will nurture a generation of responsible, compassionate, and well-informed individuals. Moving forward, The Local Organization Presdien said
“we remain committed to expanding our impact and reach through collaborations with schools, community organizations, and relevant stakeholders.”

The chairperson of the project in person of Toyosi Adeoye extend her sincere gratitude to PP. Toyin Aluko for his unwavering support and collaboration, which played a crucial role in ensuring the success of the 2023 Toyin Aluko Health Forum. His support and commitment to this project have been invaluable, and we are truly grateful for their involvement.

Furthermore, she als expressed her appreciation for the presence and active participation of the Immediate Past President, Simbiat Oyindamola, and thier esteemed alumni, Tolulope Omoyeni. She said their presence and contributions greatly enriched the forum, and we are grateful for the valuable insights and experiences they shared with the students.

She also acknowledge and express her deep appreciation for the astute leadership, unwavering energy, and invaluable supervision provided by her very own 2023 Director of Programs and Projects, in person of Amb. Mahmud Seidu Babatunde. His guidance and support have been instrumental in the smooth execution of this project.

Additionally, she also extend her utmost respect and gratitude to the Local Organization President, the Executives, the Board of Directors, and all the members of JCIN Yabatech. Their intellectual drive and remarkable commitment to excellence have been vital in achieving the success of this project.

Once again, she says a thank you to everyone for their incredible contributions and support. She said It is through the team collective efforts that they have been able to make a significant impact on the health and well-being of their community.

Hon. Owolabi Falana Inspires Teachers to Elevate Their Craft at National Conference on Teacher Professional Development ~Ajasa-Info


Hon. Owolabi Jamiu Falana, a permanent board member in the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), on Tuesday in Abuja delivered a keynote address at the ongoing National Conference on Teacher Professional Development.

Hon. OJ falana was opportuned to represent the Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Hon. Wahab Alawiye King, who is also the Dean of all SUBEB Chairmen in Nigeria as the Keynote speaker at the conference.

In his keynote address, Falana commended the efforts of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) on the TPD program and also offered his thoughts on what could be done to improve on the initiative.

The Teacher Professional Development (TPD) has played a vital role in the strengthening of professionalism in our teachers in their deliverables across the country, he added.

Falana said, it is also important to note that TPD would greatly increase the transformational measures we desire to see in the basic education system.

The Lagos State Youth Ambassadors holds Grand Finale of IBILE WORD BATTLE for Lagos State Secondary School Students ~Ajasa-Info


The Lagos State Youth Ambassadors, led by Ambassador Aderounmu Zainab, held the Grand Finale of the Public Speaking Competition tagged Ibile Word Battle on 12th May, 2023 at Ikeja Youth Center, Ikeja.

The Public Speaking Competition for secondary school students in Lagos featured three stages, with the first stage being an essay entry stage where the team received over 100 essays from across the five administrative divisions (IBILE) in Lagos. Twenty-five best essays were shortlisted to advance to the second stage which was a public speaking training cum competition.

The second stage took place on Thursday 29th of April 2023, and the training was administered by Anybody Can Speak Academy, the official training partner for the project. From this stage, 10 best speakers were shortlisted to move to the final stage which was themed ‘Society and the Young Smoker: solutions to drug abuse among students in Lagos.
Beyond the competition, students had the opportunity to listen to a transformational speech by a drug abuse coach, Baiye Adebowale. It was attended by Secondary school students from over 50 schools from the six education districts across the five divisions in Lagos.

The team also partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Education, and principal officers from the education districts were in attendance.

The winners of the competition include: Aiyemobola Ayomide Paul of Yiseyon College (Badagry Division) in 1st position, Ayetowo Rachael Seyide of Yiseyon College (Badagry Division) in second place and Elemoro Anort of Epe Girl’s Secondary School (Epe Division).

The winners went home with awards of excellence, cash prizes: 30,000 naira, 20,000 naira and 10,000 naira respectively, as well as books on leadership: “From Storeroom to Boardroom by Dr. Babs Omotowa PresidentNigerian University of Technology and Management, Aspects of Language and Communication by Dr. Ganiu Bamgbose, Lecturer of English at Lagos State University, and Plan Z by Al Ameen Abolare.

All other participants were also rewarded with certificates and books mentioned above.

With this project, The Lagos State Youth Ambassador aimed at building young voices who would speak against vices like drug abuse among students.



Laulat Memorial Foundation gave Scholarship Award to Adejo Oreoluwa from Primary 6, Ishola Aminat from Primary 6, and Ayuba Rahman from Primary 4, the scholarship award is expected to take care of their tution fee till the end of their University education, the event took place in the school premises yesterday.

Laulat Memorial Foundation also gave Adejo Oreoluwa and Ishola Aminat the fund to pay for their common entrance exam, to usher them into the secondary school, while Ayuba Rahman was given exercise books, writing materials, school bag, Mathematical set, and School sandal.

Mrs. Smith Modupe representative of the Education Secretary of Ikorodu local Government Education Area, Mr. Amusa Afolabi she said “This program is a great opportunity for the children, it is a wonderful act by the laulat memorial foundation and on behalf of the Education Secretary, I want to appreciate the Board Chairman and CEO of Laulat Memorial foundation for this kind gesture, you know it is the duty of the Government to provide education for children but we discovered that the Government can’t do it all. For this they are doing, they are helping us we have to thank them for all the effort and we pray they continue to grow higher.”

RT. Reverend Moses Jesuyon Toyi of UAMC Eleja Church urged the pupils to be good children to their parents and face their studies, “Today it’s the turn of these children for this great feat of the scholarship award definitely it will get to you too one day, don’t feel bothered is not as if they are better than you do, it is their time, your own time will come too.”

Mrs Oshinibosi the Head Mistress of UAMC Eleja Primary School, Igbogbo she said “I am so excited today because the Chairman of Laulat Memorial Foundation has fulfilled one of his two promises. I want to use this opportunity to remind him of the modern garden hall that he said he would do for us, I’m really happy that this kind of things is happening during my time. On behalf of the School, the entire staff, I say a very big thank you to Mr. Olayiwola Shotomiwa and I also appreciate his generosity towards our pupils here, God will continue to bless him and God will elevate his own children too.”

Mr. Osikoya Oludare the President of Laulat Memorial Foundation he said “The scholarship initiative has been part of Laulat Memorial Foundation program since 2020, Laulat memorial foundation was founded in 2020 during the lockdown and several palliative were given to the vulnerables and it forged ahead to discover this school, the founder of Laulat Memorial Foundation Mr. Olayiwola Shotomiwa was a product of this school and he took interest in developing the students of this school. He came down to this and was sponsoring all sport events like annual inter house sports and giving award to the students like the previous one held in February. During the inter house sports, the chairman saw some students, the unique ones, the ones who spoke really well and decided that he was interested in them and he said he will sponsor them to the university level so they won’t be shy and he will encourage them to do more.”

“On the inter house sport day award was given to Former Teachers that teaches in that school in the late 80s, to appreciate their good work.”

He also added The scholarship is still ongoing, the foundation is planning to build a multipurpose sport hall, aside a canteen, we are starting all this soon, Laulat Memorial foundation is interested to develop this school fully besides taking care of our elderly ones.
When we launched it on the inter house sports day, we told everybody present that we will soon get in touch with them, so the funding, will be raised through dignitaries and personalities in the town while Laulat Memorial Foundation is starting it.

“My advice to the people out there I believe they should look back to develop where they started from because life is in continuity. If you neglect the past where you tried to survive, your children or relatives might suffer your negligence of you not playing that part, so we must all look back to develop your state and community.”

Mr. Adejo Olalekan, Mrs. Fatima Ramon, Mr. Ishola Sodiq the parents of the beneficiaries extend their profound gratitude to Mr. Olayiwola Shotomiwa the founder of Laulat Memorial Foundation and his team for finding their children worthy of this wonderful milestone they are about to commenced in the life of their children, and they pray for the foundation.



Luwasa old students association and the Board of trustees celebrates the inauguration of her maiden executive on the 4th February, 2023 at the Luwasa senior high school hall.

Fourteen Executive members were inaugurated ably led by Mr. Amos Adeyemi Babs as the president the president expressed his gratitude to everyone for gracing the occasion and for electing him as the first president of LOSA.

He added “my emergence as the national president after the election in the December 2022 was a show of love and a vote of confidence on the effort made since 2011 on the establishment of LOSA.
“I can not forget how I celebrated the attendance of over 20 people at the LOSA meeting in December 2019, a turn out that had never been recorded at that time”

The guest speaker Dr. Fatai a PhD holder in philosophy however shared with the people a philosophical knowledge about the rough road to unity where he spoke to the old student of luwasa telling them to think about how they got there and where they are going from there

The maiden Executives are:

1. PRESIDENT – Adeyemi Amos (1993)
2. 1ST VICE PRESIDENT – Kehinde Amusa (1985)
3. 2ND VICE PRESIDENT – Nwobodo Ijeoma (1994)
4. GENERAL SECRETARY- Moshood Tijani (1995)
5. ASST. GENERAL SECRETARY – Temitope Ogunbiyi (1994)
6. TREASURER- Yusuf Hassan (1999)
7. FINANCIAL SECRETARY – Nimota Oyebanjo Ojikutu (1996)
8. SOCIAL SECRETARY- Hamzat Badmus (2003
9. PUBLICITY SECRETARY – Obasi Ogbonna (1999)
10. AUDITOR I – Ahmed Saminu (1991)
11. AUDITOR II – Lateef Afolabi (1996)
12. EX OFFICIO I – Idayat Ojikutu (1985)
13. EX OFFICIO II – Rasheed Agbona (1989)
14.EX OFFICIO III – Uthman Salam (2013)

The students of Luwasa entertained the audience with cultural dance and several members and sponsors of luwasa old student association promised to sponsor the school and provide contacts to top members who would support the program more.

The event was graced by several dignitaries like Rotary Ademola Olutusin FCIB, ACIIN, the Lagos state chairmanship of NCRIB, HRM Oba Akeem Adeoriyomi Oyebo the Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, Fatai Yomi Asodun (PhD) department of philosophy, unilag, Hon. Fathiu Salisu the former Chairman of Ijede LCDA.

Photo credit: Ess Gee Photography

Mukhtaar Tijani Foundation holds third annual ‘Back 2 School Drive’, donates laptops, cash prizes to students ~Ajasa-Info


The Mukhtaar Tijani Foundation held its third annual ‘Back 2 School Drive’ in Lagos Island to support pupils with their educational needs as they resume for a new term.

The programme was held on Saturday, January 14 2023 with about 600 students in attendance.
Letters were sent to various schools requesting they nominate top students that will participate in our quiz competition on Math, English and Current Affairs. Outstanding students from the competition received cash prizes, laptops and bags.

The ‘Back 2 School Drive’, an initiative by Engr. Mukhtaar Tijani, General Manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB), started in 2021 as a response to assist students going back to school after the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the majority of families across the country.

According to Tijani, the initiative was conceived when he met many parents who expressed concerns about the closure of schools during the pandemic and getting access to learning materials for their children when school resumed.

Speaking at the event, Lanre Shasore, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Planning and Coordination, commended Tijani for the initiative, saying it will close the gap of out-of-school children in the State.

Zainab Aderounmu, a First-Class graduate of the Lagos State University and Youth Ambassador, motivated the students to study hard and strive for excellence.

Also present at the event were Muibi Folawiyo, Chairman Lagos Island East LCDA; Bashir Are, General Manager, Lagos Lottery Board; Abdulmumin Edidi, Representative, Lagos Central Senatorial District Nigerian Youth Parliament and Chairman House Committee on Drug and Substance Abuse Control; and Alhaji Qudus Abari: Education Secretary, Lagos Island Local Government.



Rep. Babajimi Benson the Chairman House Committee on Defense, has commended Oriwu college old student association 91/92 for contributing to the schools development by building laboratories worth millions of naira and urges other younger generations coming to emulate the actions taken by this set.

“the newly renovated science laboratory at oriwu college is the first of its kind to give back to the Alma mater. We urge other incoming youths to emulate such character “he said

He however applauded Shakiru Seidu for his consistency in the various field he finds himself , the media or politics etc.
“He has made sure people witness and feel his impact”. He said

He advices the youths to emulate him by taking advantage of the opportunities within them and advices them not to wait for openings, but instead create chances that will make them viable prospects.

Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe former Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, equally applauded and commended the 1991/1992 set of Oriwu college for what he referred to as an “uncommon accomplishment”.

“The world is evolving therefore you should focus more on ICT centers”he said .
He gave his experience being a former student of Oriwu college and encouraged other class set to emulate this set.

Mr. Bello The principal showed his gratitude for the gesture shown by this set, so also Alhaji. M.M Bolarinwa an Alumini who expressed his gratitude for their corporation and unity in pulling this off.

Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom Oba AbdulSemiu Orimadegun Kasali graced the occasion.



The leadership of the Mushin Local Government Education Authority has just named a quiz competition after Mr Owolabi Falana, a permanent board member of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board.

This competition which was tagged “OJ Falana Quiz Competition in Social Studies and Civic Education” is in commemoration of the feat achieved by Falana twenty years ago as the best in social studies during his secondary school days.

The inaugural annual Owolabi Falana Quiz Competition was hosted by the Mushin Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) to encourage reading culture and provide civic engagement amongst the pupils.

It was launched by the honoree himself on 6th December 2022 and serves as a quiz competition for indigent pupils in his local government, Mushin LGA.

In his address to the pupils, Mr Falana recounted to how after leaving primary school, he was not only one of the best students at AUD Model College, but also graduated with first class honours, at the university in Ukraine.

He said “while in the corporate world, I never had to lobby for job opportunities; I was head-hunted to lead various organizations, and now in the public sector as a Permanent Board member in SUBEB all within 20 years. With these feats; I told the kids that there is no limitation to how far a Mushin child can go in life!”

He further advised the parents to prioritise the education of their wards, just like his father, Mr. Olajide Falana did noting that immense parental sacrifice has engendered the accomplishments that’s being celebrated today.

Ogere born Ogun State Identical Twins bag Masters degree in Transport and Planning ~Ajasa-Info


The Ogere born identical Twins, Taiwo Olanrewaju Onadeko and Kehinde Oladipupo Onadeko are among the newly certified holders of Masters degrees by the Senate of Htib-Atlantis University,Lome,Togo.

The technically enterprising and industrious Twins renowned for their humanitarian gestures and diligence on duty leaved no stone unturned to be among the new holders of Masters of Science in Transport and Planning at the convocation ceremony holding today in Lome, Togo.

The twins are no doubt, popular social media influencers with inestimable value, doyen in Traffic management , foremost traffic managers per excellence and successful Enterprenuers.

The new Masters holders have aptly carved a niche in thier generation and have both excelled in many humanitarian gestures towards indigent students, widows, twins and orphans both nationally and internationally. They have also won numerous awards towards thier penchant for loyalty and focus and intellectual prowess at thier respective duty posts.

The Twins are avowed strategists, fearless comrades and cerebral thinkers with ceaseless energy.

They are Editors of Pen Africa Magazine and International Altar Call Magazine who have genuine interests in helping indigent people.

Born on 15th February, 1985 to the priestly family of the founding Primate and Presiding Archbishop of The Spring of Glory Mission Worldwide, Her Eminence, The Most Rev. Dr. Victoria Abosede Onadeko,JP and revered grassroots politician fondly called “The Governement” by his political associates, Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Oyetunde Onadeko,JP, the Omoluabi TWINS as fondly called by thier admirers hitherto bagged Diploma in Computer Science (Kehinde)and Mass Communications (Taiwo) from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo (PT)2006 and Higher Diploma in Computer Science(Kehinde) and Mass Communications(Taiwo) from the same Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo (PT) in 2009.

In 2021, the enterprising Twins bagged PGD in Transport & Planning at the Htib-Atlantis University Lome, Togo Republic. And the latest is Masters in Transport & Planning from the prestigious Htib-Atlantis University, Lome, Republic of Togo.

The Twins have been astute politicians from the era of Alliance for Democracy(AD) in 1999 and faithfully followed the evolution of the party(AD, AC and ACN) till the present dispensation of Nigeria’s leading political party, the All Progressives Congress(APC).

One of the beneficiaries of thier numerous humanitarian gestures has this to say:

“We are delighted that The Omoluwabi Twins have deemed it fit to further thier studies and acquire the prerequisites knowledge to be ideal leaders of people. This is a new dawn”.

Speaking with the journalists, thier eldest brother, happily broke the ice:

“Albeit,the Twins are my younger siblings but they have rich contents of the elders. I am ethralled by this lofty achievement.I have always seen them soaring higher. This is strictly the display of Manifolds grace of God and divine rewards of hardwork, dedication, diligence, godly-fear and prudence. It is well deserved. This is just the beginning of their amazing strides”, he said.



A non-profit organization, PEPC Foundation set to distribute 5000 school materials to students in Lagos ahead of their September resumption.

The group’s founder, Barr. Luqman Akinsanya, made this known in an announcement video recently shared on social media.

According to him, this year’s edition of the annual Back-To-School project will target no fewer than 5000 students who will be presented with the special packs comprising of needed school items.

The distribution will take place in the Ikorodu, Ibeju Lekki and Alimosho areas of the state.

The exercise will be held on Tuesday in Ibeju Lekki, and the following day, on Wednesday, the train moves to Ita Elewa Youth Centre, Ikorodu, while the distribution for Alimosho will also be held in the week.

Source: Blackbox NG