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Lagos Business School Don, Prof. Olayinka David-West Visits SAIL Innovation Lab, Lauds Remarkable Impacts On Youths

A  renowned Professor of Information Systems, Professor (Mrs) Olayinka David-West on Wednesday visited the iconic SAIL Innovation Lab in Ikorodu, founded by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA and his wife, Feyisola as part of their endowment. Prof. David-West, the Associate Dean at the Lagos Business School (LBS), who is a passionate advocate of digital transformation, which the SAIL Innovation Lab is promoting , commended the promoters of the Innovation Lab for the vision in galvanising the youths of Lagos East for the endless possibilities and opportunities that the digital and tech space presents. Speaking with hundreds of participants at the Innovation Lab, Mrs. David-West shared the story of her career journey spanning over three decades in the IT and financial services industry, urging the beneficiaries to maximise the opportunity that SAIL Innovation Lab has provided to them free of charge.  The Vice-Chencellor of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTEC

34-Km Ikorodu-Itokin Road Reconstruction: Gov Sanwo-Olu, Senator Abiru Pay Thank You Visit To Works Minister, Umahi, Make Case For Road Dualisation

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, on Thursday paid a thank you visit to the Honourable Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi over the fast pace of work on the 34-Km Ikorodu Itokin Road which is currently being rehabilitated. The road was constructed in 1975 by Messr. Taylor Woodrow, under the regime of General Yakubu  Gowon and General Mobolaji Johnson. It will be recalled that in April 2021, Senator Abiru moved a motion on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on, “The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Sagamu And Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria”. Senator Abiru convinced the Senate by highlighting the importance of the two roads to the nation’s economic growth as they serve as access points from other parts of the country: Ogun, Edo and the Northern parts of the country and also r


  STATE HOUSE PRESS STATEMENT  After the removal of the wasteful fuel subsidy on May 29, 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu launched the Presidential CNG Initiative in October last year to deliver cheaper, safer and more climate friendly energy.  The CNG Initiative was designed to deliver compressed natural gas especially for mass transit. The Federal Government as part of the many intervention programmes to reduce the burden of increase in pump price on the masses, provided N100 billion (part of the N500 billion palliative budget) to purchase 5500 CNG vehicles (buses and tricycles), 100 Electric buses and over 20,000  CNG conversion kits, alongside spurring  the development of CNG refilling stations and electric charging stations. After months of detailed planning and background work, the committee driving the initiative is set to deliver on President Tinubu’s vision and promise. Already, the committee, being led by Michael Oluwagbemi, an oil and gas expert,  has delivered some major f

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Hails Ikorodu-Born Chess Master, Tunde Onakoya’s Feat

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, has commended the 29 years old Ikorodu-born Chess Master and Coach, Tunde Onakoya for setting a global record in Chess game. Onakoya broke the world record for the longest chess marathon after playing unbeaten for about 60 hours in New York City’s Times Square to raise money for underprivileged children. The lawmaker in his congratulatory message on Sunday, saluted the courage and determination of young Onakoya despite the adversities he faced while growing up in Ikorodu. Senator Abiru noted that the rare feat has once again given a ray of hope for many young folks, particularly those from less-privileged homes who are striving to fulfil their dreams and aspirations. Senator Abiru who is the founder of SAIL Innovation Lab in Ikorodu, which has trained hundreds of young people in Tech Talent Development, Data Science, Games Development and other tech and digital skills, with lucrative job pla

Breaking News: Court Grants Cubana Chief Priest N10M Bail Amidst Naira Scandal and Celebrity Currency Probe

In Lagos State's Federal High Court, businessman and socialite Pascal Okechukwu, also known as Cubana Chief Priest, was granted bail of N10 million with two sureties of equal sum. During his trial, the celebrity bar man pleaded not guilty to allegations of tampering and misuse of the naira. Cubana Chief Priest faced three counts related to the misuse of the nation's currency, specifically for allegedly spraying and tampering with the naira at a social gathering, a violation of the Central Bank Act of 2007. He was accused of spraying the naira at Eko Hotel on February 13, 2024, during a social event. The charges, outlined in FHC/L/246/2024, claimed that Cubana Chief Priest tampered with funds in N500 notes during a social event in Lagos in January 2024, also violating the Central Bank Act. The EFCC disclosed its investigation into various celebrities for alleged naira misuse, stating its commitment to enforcing laws against such crimes. In a statement, the EFCC spokesperson, D

Lagos Conference57 CPS Condemns Baseless Rankings by Faceless Bloggers

  In a bold move to defend the integrity of local government leadership in Lagos State, the Conference57 Chief Press Secretaries (CPS) issued a resounding condemnation of faceless bloggers for their alleged dissemination of baseless rankings. The conference, representing the 57 Council Chairmen in the state, convened to address what they termed a threat to democratic values and the reputation of their esteemed leaders. The Conference 57 CPS minced no words in their rebuke of these bloggers, accusing them of being instruments of opposition parties and detractors of progressive democracy. They portrayed these bloggers as purveyors of falsehoods, motivated by personal agendas rather than a commitment to transparency or public interest. According to the Conference57 CPS, these rankings not only undermine the hard-earned reputation of the council chairmen but also pose a danger to the democratic process itself. By spreading misinformation and fostering discord, the faceless bloggers alleged

Eid-Fitr: Senator Tokunbo Abiru Greets Muslims, Urges Peaceful Co-existence Among Nigerians

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, who is also the Chairman, Southern Senators’ Forum Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA (Lagos East), has  extended  his heartfelt greetings to the Muslim faithful on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which signifies the end of Ramadan fasting. In a statement released by his media aide, Mr. Enitan Olukotun, in Lagos on Monday, Senator Abiru lauded the Muslim ummah for their unwavering commitment, perseverance, and sacrifices throughout the sacred month of Ramadan, in adherence to the divine instructions of Almighty Allah. Encouraging Muslims to uphold the virtues they cultivated during Ramadan, the lawmaker emphasised the significance of drawing enduring lessons from Ramadan, fostering love and harmony, and leveraging the nation’s diversity for progress and unity. Senator Abiru urged all Nigerians to show greater understanding for the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Mayoress Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada Distributes Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu's Food Palliatives to Ikosi Isheri Residents

In a heartening display of solidarity and support, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu's food palliatives were distributed to the residents of Ikosi Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA) today. The distribution, orchestrated by the Mayoress and her team, exemplifies the Lagos State Government's dedication to alleviating the challenges faced by its citizens during these unprecedented times. The food palliatives, comprising over 5,000 crates of eggs, bread, yams, and various other essential items, were distributed to party faithfuls and residents across Ikosi Isheri LCDA. Simultaneously, similar distributions took place across the 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs in the state, underscoring the widespread reach and impact of the government's relief efforts. Speaking at the event, the Mayoress expressed profound gratitude to Governor Sanwo-Olu, highlighting his unwavering commitment to the welfare of Lagosians. "Mr. Governor is very much concerned about the people of Ikosi Isher

Mayoress of Ikosi Isheri LCDA joins Hon Femi Saheed as he inspect 3 roads he earmarked for construction in Ward B Ikosi Isheri LCDA

 In a continued effort to complement the commendable work of the people's mayoress, Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada, Hon Femi Saheed, the Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Kosofe Constituency II, today 6th of April 2024 conducted an inspection of three roads in Ward B of the Ikosi Isheri LCDA earmarked for construction.  The roads inspected were Omoniyi Street, Unity Close, and Ayo Adekoya Close, all of which are set to undergo construction and rehabilitation facilitated by the office of Hon Saheed. During the visit, the lawmaker was accompanied to the site by the Mayoress of Ikosi Isheri LCDA Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada, a team of engineers from Lagos State ministry of works and Infrastructural Development, APC Lagos State Youth Leader Dr Seriki Muritala, and other community leaders who closely examined the current state of the roads and identified the necessary interventions required to improve the infrastructure in the area. Speaking to journalists after t