Mainland Youth Initiative in collaboration with security agencies admonishes secondary school students on good conduct ~Ajasa-Info


The Mainland Youth Initiative with the support of security agencies and paramilitary organisations and Community leaders in Lagos Mainland embarked on a sensitisation tour to Aiyetoro senior High School and Herbert Macaulay Junior High School respectively to sensitise the students to imbibe good conduct while learning at School.

The visit which came as a result of series of complains by members of the community about unruly behaviour exhibited by secondary school student during and after the School hours such as thuggery, cultism and other social vices amongst them.

The Divisional Police Officer, Denton Police station who led the delegation of security agencies and paramilitary organisations however admonishes the students to shun all sort of violence, rape, bully and infighting amongst them while in school, he encouraged them to be committed to their studies and assured them of a greater future if they are well behaved.

The Lagos Mainland Commander of the Lagos State Neighbourhood safety Corps advised the students on the need to avoid loitering around the community during school hours and also desist from destroying public properties.

As part of the team who visited the students is the Commandant of the War against indiscipline who charged the students to be self disciplined, he preached the need for respect for all constituted authorities particularly their teachers when in school and wherever they find themselves, he further told them that the future starts from now.

The duo of the principals who recieved the delegation with joy and relief were full of praises, they seek further collaboration with the Mainland Youth Initiative and other organisations particularly community leaders as learning does not start and end within the four walls of the school. Hence they thanked the delegation for the good initiative and like Oliver Twist asked for more.

Other organisations presents are the vigilante Group, representative of the CDC, CDA and JSF who also reiterated that the purpose of their visit was to create and Avenue for proper sensitisation and enlightenment which is key to societal development.

The Mainland Youth Initiative has also seized the opportunity to call on relevant government organisations and stakeholders to take responsibility in building the tomorrow of our dreams by living up to the expectations of their set out objectives.




Yesterday, 27th April, 2023, Nelson Mandela Leadership Award of Excellence and Integrity was presented to Ms. Olafare Comfort Oladunni by West Africa Youth Council, the youth arm of the ECOWAS Commission; and she was decorated as WEST AFRICA YOUTH AMBASSADOR.

The award was presented to her in lieu of her great efforts as a prominent female personality, with distinction, a leader with passion for youth and societal development with outstanding commendations of the United Nations.

In her acceptance speech, she appreciated the West Africa Youth Council for the recognition bestowed upon her which came as a surprise but a call for more work knowing fully well that the reward for hard work is more work. She also appreciated her principal, Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Senator Representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Dr. Ibikunle Ibikunle, Mr. Lade Farabiyi, Mr. Enitan Olukotun, Mrs. Patience Ishaya and other members of the TACT Family.

In attendance were Amb. Olaleru Folorunsho, the Nigerian Representative for West Africa Youth Council, Mr. Lade Farabiyi, The Personal Assistant to Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Mr. Enitan Olukotun, The Media Aide to Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, and Mrs. Patience Ishaya, The Legislative Aide to Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru.



“Raw street soccer is always a different vibe” – Hon. Eniola Adeyemi popularly known as (Wake-Up) a former Lagos State House of Assembly aspirant in Ikorodu Constituency 1, and a member of the APC Presidential campaign council organised a Ramadan street soccer competition among 32 teams in Ikorodu division.

The final place took place on Sunday at Owode, Barracks Ikorodu between Barracks Diamond and Pappy Sunday, which Pappy Sudan clinched the cup.

Hon. Eniola Adeyemi said the competition has been on for long but he got involved last year 2022 by sponsoring the competition which aim is to stop social vices in the community, “a community where we see ourselves as brothers and not enemy, the competition is staged because we know it brings the youths together and create a friendly atmosphere.”

“This is one of many WAKE-UP PROJECTS to come as I am dedicated and committed to community development activities beyond personal ambition.”

“Last year we had the Ramadan street soccer competition among 16 teams across Ikorodu central LG alone,but it got bigger and better this year as we involved 32teams across the Six LG and LCDA in Ikorodu division.”

Hon. Adeyemi congratulates OWODE GENTS for their formidable energy and planning as the sponsor of this competition for the second time in a row.

Honourable Eniola Adeyemi said he owes his immediate community the responsibility to support projects that has to do with community development, bringing his people together, creating a friendly environment for all residents of Ikorodu.



Hajia Muftiat Bajulaiye Political Movement (H.M.B
Political Movement) organise her first annual Ramadan Lecture in Lagos mainland with the theme Principles of good governance in Islam.

Hajia Muftiat Bajulaiye Political Movement (H.M.B
Political Movement) is a political driven initiative
conceived by the Convener; Muftiat Bajulaiye with the aim of advocating for effective leadership and good governance so as to enhance nation building.

Furthermore, the H.M.B Political Movement is saddled with the responsibilities of innovative engagements and provision of political strategies for mobilization and social values.

The Guest Lecturer Sheikh Musa Muhd. Murtadha who discussed the theme; Principles of good governance in Islam, he said whoever holding a political office must understand what the Holy Qur’an said about a good governance.

He added “The Holy Quran describes good governance as the law of justice, a just and principled order and compliance of rights and responsibilities in a society, Good governance cultivates conformity to constitution, rule of law and syari’ah law. God requires us to “obey those who are in authority from among yourselves [whether duly elected or duly appointed authority.”

Alhaji Yusuf Omoara, Alhaja Misturah Asafa, and ‘Lecturer’ alias Temi ni Success entertain the guests with their melodious music which is full of praise and worship of Almighty Allah.

LASUBEB Board Member, Owolabi Falana Appoints Two New Special Advisers ~Ajasa-Info


A leading Youth Development Advocate and Permanent Board Member of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Owolabi Falana has just announced the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Jinadu and Amb. Abiodun Ajayi as Special Advisers on Special Duties and Media & Strategy respectively effective from April 1st, 2023.

Jinadu Ibrahim, an Economics Education graduate from the Lagos State University is an Entrepreneur and CEO of “MSP Interiors Decoration Company Global Services”.

He is a great team player and versatile youth advocate who has shown competency at various capacities of leadership and service. He once served as the Human Resources Manager & Public Relations Officer at Ileviajo Hotels and Suites. Presently, Ibrahim owns an Independent entertainment Label where he grooms young and independent artistes.

Abiodun Ajayi is a Paul Harris Fellow PHF, seasoned speaker, communication strategist, and a Youth Development Expert. A certified public relations coach with Nigerian Institute of Public Relations NIPR. He is the Publisher of The Mandate Blog; a platform geared towards reporting social and developmental news.

He is currently the State Public Relations Officer of National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN Lagos State Chapter and the State Chairman of Life Planning for Adolescent and Youth LPAY Ambassadors.

According to Owolabi Falana who expressed his confidence in the individuals, the duo have proven track record of delivering value and impact in their respective fields and beyond. Hence, he is well pleased to welcome them to work with him knowing fully well they will bring much value in the execution of their duties.

OJ Media Team

HOW BUFFALO DISCOVERED ME: By Emmanuel Amuwo ~Ajasa-Info


The man referred to as “BUFFALO” above is no other person than the highly respected Mr Tayo Akinmade Ayinde; the Chief of Staff to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who also doubled as the Director General of the Independent Campaign Council (ICC) that successfully delivered & retained Governor Sanwo-Olu’s mandate in 2019 and 2023 elections respectively.

As fate will have it, I was given the opportunity to serve as the the Deputy Director of the New Media Directorate at the ICC, where I was blessed with a great team which made works noticeable and impeccable.
By nature, I never saw myself handling the microphone until the need came to engage over 2000 students waiting to get free UTME forms from the Directorate of Education. It was actually not supposed to be my business directly, but got pushed by the ‘MAJEOBAJE’ in me, feeling I should just get these candidates engaged so they don’t get bored.

Subsequently, the Director General and a Father in the party; The Chairman of the ICC, Cardinal James Odumbaku walked in and I made an attempt to stop, but I was told to continue.
So, It Began!

A consolidated media meeting was held and chaired by the Director General where Hon. Sesan Diani made a comment about how well I performed and the DG who attested to the assertion said congratulations.

This was how it got started and I found myself anchoring events back to back. Sometimes, it could overwhelmingly rise to six events in one day.

Yes, my sincere gratitude goes to Hon. Sesan Diani for his encouragement and support, but If only ‘Oga’ knows what he has put me up for (smiles), if only people could imagine the stress attached to it, but no doubt it gave me an unprecedented fame and I am grateful to God.

My journey in ICC is one that is filled with mixed memories. While I was growing by learning positives, again I learned you can’t be loved by everyone, while the fame through the roles given to me was rising, it also led to the rise of envy and negative talks.

But like I always say, I see myself being part of the ICC as a privilege and that I will guide by a strong focus, so I couldn’t allow those side talks get distracted.

I found a family both in and outside my Directorate and we have since became brothers and sisters which is greatly important.

The Independent Campaign Council is not doubt a place to learn politics and human relation. It is a place where ONLY God can lead you on what to do and not to do because any little thing or mistake can be exaggerated and you won’t be there when discussion is going on.

The issue of recognizing people on the high table was a major issue and sometimes get confrontational. Lastly, the ICC is a place where you must learn to be humble because you don’t know how powerful or influencing the person next to you is. A place where your talent can find expression.

A man who has not just shown commitment, but allowed his flesh and desire to be subdued. Mr Ayinde our own Director General is the kind of man you will give an assignment and go to rest because he will deliver beyond your expectations. A man with a kind heart, a compassionate man that can’t afford to see you down.

I see the excitement on his face anytime he talks about the Governor, he’s so confident and proud to share the achievements of the Sanwo-Olu led administration with people.

Mr.Tayo Ayinde knows how to encourage you no matter how angry you are , he knows how to restore hope no matter the situation you find yourself in.

Show me your Director General and I will BOLDLY show you my very own Capacity Director General Mr.Tayo Akinmade Ayinde aka BUFFALO.

I find it hard to get the exact word to describe the Chairman of the ICC, Cardinal James Omolaja Odumbaku.

A father with a large heart and never look down on anyone. A pragmatic and dogged politician and still find a balance in the place of his calling.

Despite the fact that I am not too close to Baba Etoo, but I see several times he ensured the microphone was not taken away from me. Sometimes I wil go to Baba and plead if I could allow someone else do so it doesn’t look as if I am doing it alone, Baba will bluntly tell me no.

Baba is no doubt a blessed gift to the Tinubu dynasty and ICC is privileged to have him as our Chairman.

Baba Etoo and our DG I refer to them as 5&5, the synergy between them is more than husband and wife. The understanding can only be divinely orchestrated. I LOVE YOU DADDY.

I am thankful to everyone who accepted me, my shortcomings not withstanding. TINUBU-SHETIMMA and SANWO-OLU-HAMZAT Independent Campaign Council is no doubt a blessing to me and I look forward to better days ahead.


Emmanuel Amuwo
Deputy Director New Media
Independent Campaign Council

Hon. Olusegun Obiwusi (Omo Oloore) Lights up Iwo street, Osun State ~Ajasa-Info


As Part of his Yearly Developmental Projects for 2023

Hon. Olusegun Obiwusi (Omo Oloore) Lights up Iwo street, Osun State

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Hon. Olusegun Obiwusi has facilitated solar powered streetlights to some streets in Iwo local government area of the state.

He revealed that the project is in continuation of his commitment to serving the people.

The streets that benefited are selected around the Reality TV area of Iwo, Osun State.

Obiwusi, who is also the President of Omo Oloore Obiwusi foundation added that this is the first phase of the projects adding that other areas will benefit in the next phase…..

2023 Election: Rethink Inclusion Trains 40 Persons with Disabilities in Abuja and Lagos state ~Ajasa-Info


In order to ensure that there is an increase in the participation of youths, especially Persons with Disabilities, in the coming election, Rethink Inclusion in collaboration with Constitution Lab and the People with Oriented Policy and Good Governance organized a training programme for PWDs in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Cross Rivers.

The programme which was tagged “Inclusive Election” was in phases, to include virtual and physical training. According to the convener who also doubled as the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu, it is imperative that the voice of every Nigerian, including the Persons with Disabilities is heard in the coming election.

She further stated that it is most significant that we run an inclusive election which people with disabilities make up about 15% of Nigeria’s population and as Nigerian, they also have the right to vote and be voted for.
She stated “despite the significant population of PWDs, the rights of individuals with disabilities are often overlooked and not adequately protected. This is particularly true when it comes to their right participate in the decision-making processes of the country.”

“This is why Rethink Inclusion through the sponsorship of IVLP Grant decided to engage young leaders with disabilities in these four states to educate them on election procedures and active advocacy.”

The INEC officials who were in attendance in the four states trained the participants on the usage of the facilities provided by the electoral commission to ensure that PWDs vote during the election to include, braille ballot for the visually impaired, magnifying glasses for persons with albinism, and translator for the deaf.

According to the INEC officials, the commission is working in agreement with Section 54 of the electoral act 2022 indicating the need to ensure an inclusive election for PWDs, thereby assuring a credible, free and fair election.
The training sessions featured distribution of training manuals, shirts and braille manual for the visually impaired participants.

Lagos Central Youth Rep. stands with the Nigerian Youth, and against any act of violence ~Ajasa-Info


Fellow Nigerian Youth,

The 2023 general elections pose a major leap in the destiny of our nation with another opportunity to elect our leaders. As young people the current electoral provisions enables us the best opportunities yet, to participate through the ballot and get our voice heard.

I urge you to go out in sacrifice on Saturday 25th February and Saturday 11th March to vote for our preferred candidates, without forcing any hindrence to the participation of other persons.

We may not have gotten it perfectly right in the past, but this and every other opportunity is a chance to make a choice about those we want to lead us.

The President is not the sole leader of the country, hence we should ensure to examine the candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives, Governorship and State Assembly, and vote our choice.

The Nigerian Youth Parliament stands with the Nigerian Youth, and against any act of violence or sabotage that will prevent the will of the people from manifesting.

Vote Peacefully
Vote Rightly

Abdulmumin Edidi
Representative, Lagos Central Senatorial District,
Chairman House Committee on Works and Housing
Nigerian Youth Parliament



…Adopt Sanwo-Olu as their governorship choice

…‘Young people will be the backbone of Tinubu presidency’ – Youth Commissioner

As the nation counts down to the presidential election, youths in Lagos have come under a single umbrella to reiterate their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Tinubu, they submitted, is the most experienced and reliable candidate to lead the country in the next dispensation.

The youths, who came from all the traditional divisions in Lagos, converged on Marquee Hall in Agidingbi, Ikeja, on Thursday, to unanimously adopt the APC presidential candidate and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima.

Besides, the youths endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for another term, describing the Lagos helmsman as the most performing state administrator in the outgoing dispensation.

The attendees included members of non-political youth organisations, members of voluntary youth organisation (uniform) operating in Lagos, and their non-uniform counterparts in various groups.

Reading out the decisions agreed at the event, chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Lagos, Comrade Biliamin Oba, said the attendees were convinced that Tinubu remained the only presidential candidate who possessed the capacity and vision to turn things around in the country.

“We watched carefully all the campaigns ran by the major presidential contenders and we came to the understanding that only one of them understands the challenges facing our country. His manifesto is believed to offer solutions, because we have seen his track record.

“Tinubu governed a modern city that could be a country of its own and initiated development plans that have been efficiently implemented by his successors. Lagos, today, has become a pacesetter in governance. On the day of election, we have resolved that all of us will be independent canvassers for Tinubu.”

Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Hon. Olusegun Dawodu, on whose instance the event was convened, said the Saturday election would be another watershed moment in the country’s political history, stressing that Tinubu remained the only true unifier among the contenders, who would bring the country together.

Dawodu, who recalled how Tinubu scouted for youths under age 35 for cabinet appointments in 1999, said the leadership tutelage model adopted by the APC presidential candidate had raised and thrown up new generation of leaders working to improve governance across the country.

The Commissioner said Sanwo-Olu, appointed into Tinubu’s cabinet in his 30s, had risen on the leadership ladder to become the best performing Governor in the country. Dawodu said young people would be the backbone of the Tinubu presidency if elected, urging the youths to mobilise members of their constituency into voting for APC on Saturday.

He said: “Among those running for president, Tinubu is the only candidate who stands out with verifiable track record. He is a visionary leader who will take our country to its destiny. Tinubu has always been a true believer in the youth. Governor Sanwo-Olu was appointed into Tinubu’s cabinet when he was in his 30s.

“Today, we have a Governor who has been fulfilling and delivering on his promises. This is a sign of things to come when Tinubu is elected as president. We have seen the Lagos experience and records of performance that have been the benchmark for quality governance. Tinubu is a true unifier; he will bring the country together.”

Youngest Lagos cabinet appointee, Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende, who supervises the Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, said the “catch-them-young” legacy bequeathed in Lagos by Tinubu had created opportunities for young people across the State.

“Let us be prepared to vote on Saturday. We need to continue to build on the legacy set by Asiwaju, so that his vision can lead the country forward,” Ogunlende said.

Special Adviser to Gov. Sanwo-Olu on Education, Hon. Tokunbo Wahab, said it was vision which differentiated Tinubu from other candidates, reminding the youths of the progress recorded in Lagos education system.

Wahab said Lagos would not have recorded the progress if there had not been continuity in the governance of the State by political parties backed by the APC presidential candidate.

He said: “Election is a science of mathematics and numbers. This will work out better if we are able to mobilise people to vote for APC on Saturday. With a good head start of 4.5 million votes in Lagos alone, this will give Tinubu a comfortable edge over other contenders,” Wahab said.

Lagos Youth Ambassador, Zainab Aderounmu, acknowledged the impacts and opportunities created for young people in Lagos, noting that she personally won support of the APC government in Lagos to pursue her goals.

Miss Aderounmu said the Saturday election was crucial for youth in Lagos to choose between a leader who care about young people’s future and opportunists who came every election year to seek support.

She urged young people to be peaceful in their conduct on Election Day.

Speaker of Nigeria Youth Parliament, Dr. Azeezat Yishau, said she personally endorsed Tinubu and urged her colleagues in the parliament to support the APC candidate for the country’s progress.