Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gaslink Completes 38km Pipeline Expansion Project in Lagos State

Gaslink Completes 38km Pipeline Expansion Project in Lagos State · Industries in Lagos are now positioned to cut their expenditure on power supply by 50% as Gaslink Nigeria Limited - a subsidiary of Oando Gas and Power , Nigeria ’s leading energy provider - announces the commissioning of its 38 kilometre Phase-3 gas pipeline expansion project in Lagos state. The gas pipeline network is used for the transportation of natural gas, a safer and cleaner substitute for gasoline (petrol), diesel, or propane fuel to industrial users within the state. The expansion project which commenced in May 2007 will deliver 1.809 million standard cubic feet (mmscf/d) of natural gas per day to the Apapa industrial area. The commissioning is coming on the heels of a successful hydrostatic pressure test conducted on the infrastructure, which confirmed the integrity of the pipelines. The new pipeline section was constructed in conformity to international standards and has surpassed the highest safety standards for inhabitants and properties around the facilities. The expansion project tagged GLIII (Greater Lagos Three), was built at a cost, of over N7bn and runs a distance of 38km through Ojota , Maryland , Obanikoro, Iganmu, Alaka, Wharf, Apapa, Tin Can Island and Amuwo Odofin. The completion of the new pipeline section as an addition to the existing infrastructure has resulted in a gas pipeline coverage of all the major industrial areas of Lagos State , with a total pipeline network of 99.4km. In 2001, Gaslink embarked on a phased urban pipeline network development drive that began with the construction of an 11.2 kilometre pipeline network, with a capacity to deliver 15mmscf/d, from the Nigerian Gas Company’s City Gate at Ikeja through Oba Akran, Lateef Jakande and Acme Roads; all within the Ikeja industrial scheme. Following the successful completion of the first phase of its development, the company commissioned its Ikeja 1B gas line with a capacity to deliver an additional 5mmscf/d to companies within Oregun through to Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way , Ikeja. By 2004, Gaslink’s pipeline network was further expanded by an 84 kilometre distribution line designed to deliver a throughput of 65mmscf/d through Ojota, Isolo, Amuwo Odofin, Ilupeju, Matori and Isolo. With this, Gaslink has developed an extensive pipeline network covering the major industrial areas in Lagos State . The Managing Director of Gaslink Nigeria Limited (GNL), Mr. Bolaji Osunsanya comments, “The completion of this project is a demonstration of our determination to build Sun-Saharan Africa’s largest pipeline infrastructure on a world class platform. We have concluded the Phase 3 expansion project without any safety incident and the hydrostatic pressure test has confirmed our adherence to international standards”. Commenting further, Mr Osunsanya states; “The new pipeline will significantly improve our capacity to deliver increased volumes of gas to our customers especially within Tin Can Island and Apapa industrial Scheme. In the near future, Gaslink plans to extend its business beyond Lagos State , to other parts of Nigeria and indeed, West Africa . Preliminary work has already reached various stages in Calabar and Abuja , where Gaslink seeks to get new franchise rights from the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC), while further positioning itself as the preferred Local Distribution Company (LDC) for the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) that will transport natural gas from Nigeria to Ghana , Togo and Benin . Gaslink Nigeria limited is an indigenous company established to promote gas distribution and utilization in Nigeria . The company, a subsidiary of Oando Gas and Power, is operating a 20-year Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) with the Nigeria Gas Company. Gaslink is the pioneer and one of the few companies in Nigeria involved in the piping and distribution of natural gas to industrial, residential and commercial consumers.

Energy, finance experts meet on funding of petroleum projects

Energy, finance experts meet on funding of petroleum projects Ayodele Samuel, Lagos Stakeholders in the finance and petroleum sectors in the Nigerian economy will on December 4 meet to address issues and challenges affecting the funding oil and gas projects.> The event, which is a one-day workshop being organized by the Nigerian association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC), is> expected to provide financial service providers the> opportunity to take position on existing policies on local> content development of the industry. > According to a statement from the association, the workshop> became most necessary because of the performance of both the> indigenous petroleum firms and banks in trapping> opportunities in funding of oil and gas industry projects. > The Nigerian Content Development (NCD) policy, the> association noted, was designed to address the dearth of> local capacity and participation of indigenous companies in> the nation’s energy sector, but regretted that significant> effort has not made as most of the oil and gas firms are> still faced with the problem of finance. The workshop, NAEC stressed, would help the Federal> Government fashion out the policy that would be central to> comprehensive national agenda, adding that it would> reposition the Nigeria’s economy to take full advantage of> human and natural resources.> The statement added: “The central challenge has always> been funding of strategic investment to realize the national> aspiration. Our association is providing the platform for> major players and stakeholders to interact and share ideas> on how to tackle this challenge and optimise the gains of> the NCD policy.” > The recent bank re-capitalization and consolidation> programme initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),> NAEC stated, was geared towards making the banks garner the> financial strength to compete with other players around the> world in the provision of a broader range of financial> services in the industry.> Among the services are securitization of underwriting> insurance and brokerage services in oil and gas industry,> which had been the exclusive preserve of foreign insurance> companies.

Obasanjo , Bankole ,Fasheun call for Sustenance of Democracy.

Obasanjo , Bankole ,Fasheun call for Sustenance of Democracy. “The democracy in Nigeria need to be sustain for the future generation” was words coming from Senator Iyabo Obasanjo Bello first Daughter of the former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Olayiwola Alani Bankole a PDP chieftain and father of the Rt. Hon . Speaker of the Federal House of Representative Demeji Bankole and the National President and Founder of Odua People Congress OPC Dr. Frederick Fasheun , during the lunching of the pioneering political celebrity Magazine EXPOPLUS in Lagos.Delivering the keynote address Iyabo Obasanjo said there is need to know what has led to not sustaining democracy in the past to know how to sustain it currently and pass it to the next generation. She however said Nigeria Political history and find out what led to the truncation of our past democracies adding that Nigerians have experienced both military and civilian rule but Nigerians have experienced more progress under civilian government.She added that the only way to sustain democracy “is if there is a general feeling of progress under civilian rule” stressing that the vision of the Nzeogwu in the first coup was good but by truncating that democracy which was by no means perfect he got us further away from the idea he mentioned. “Our current democracy is by no means perfect and it is a long way from achieving a better Nigeria but I believe it will correct itself if men and women of courage stand up and speak up about injustice and unfairness” she stress that in “Nigeria we must make change through the democratic process, it will be slow and there will be victims along the way but we must not waiver”. Chief Alani Bankole said the magazine has in his best sustain democracy in the country and call on Nigerians to ensure that a well democratic nation is build for the next generation. Dr. Frederick Fasheun said democracy cannot be sustain without peace and unity in the country adding that its right time Nigeria build a nation that have the interest of the populaces , that have a dream for every Nigerian on the street. Speaking earlier the publisher of the magazine Edward Dada Larunsi said he’s determine to be in the fore front for the fight to sustain democracy in Nigeria “ our democracy is developing and we must build a mature democracy in this country”.He however task other media to give every politician a voice and join the race of sustaining and celebrating Democracy in Nigeria

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lagos Govt. Opts For Wind Power to slove power failure

Ayodele Samuel , Lagos As parts ot efforts to eradicate the problem of Electric power failure, the Lagos state government is set to launched a project which will see the state employing wind energy as its alternative source of power supply. The project which could gulp about N34 billion(200million Euros) was brought about as a result of ineffectiveness and near collapse of power generation in the country, especially in Lagos state. Commissioner of Science and Technology, Dr. Kadri Hamzat, said the state had already sent out experts to understudy how wind energy, as alternative power supply, could be used in the state. “Wind energy is something we are considering because the world is thinking of comparative energy generally. I was viewing a documentary, which says that the United States has one per cent of their energy from wind, but they are thinking of increasing it to 11 per cent. “Again, it is expensive but then, do we have the skill to monitor it by the day? So, what His Excellency has directed is that we must get experts who can enlighten us. “I have searched on the internet, I have spoken to people and seen how it is done outside. I think the project will cost about 200 million euros, which is a lot of money,” Hamzat stated. According to the commissioner, “we are talking to MAIS, which is an aspect of IBS, that there is a company they gave a letter to carry out the survey. There was a survey that was done across the whole country, which I have now, that Lekki alone can supply 1,000 mega watts of electricity by wind. “We are saying this company should go and do a study and identify particularly where the project will be and know how many coasts or water ways will be used, and so on. “We have given them that assignment and they have started doing that and then we will get our own independent expert review on the report and at the end of the day, if it is viable, we will do it and if it is not, we wouldn’t do it.” Hamzat also spoke on the Ikeja digital village, saying that the village is a place where you can study and also get information about the state. “It is not something that has been done before. We have about 340 PCs there, which means, at a time, I can train 80 people, and everybody will have his own PC, be able to do simulations among others. “We are buying about two million books, not physical books, but computer books, whereby three persons can read a book at the same time,” he stated.

Oando, Big Treat Partners …

Ayodele Samuel, Lagos Oando Plc and Big Treat food restaurants have entered partnership arrangement to set Big treat Outlets at all Oando filling Station. The Duo who unveils the first outlet in Awolowo way ikoyi lagos 5 others same day in the state, the partnership is expected to produce 20 more open outlets before the year runs out. The Chief Operating Officer of Oando Marketing Limited Mrs. Lara Banjoko said the desire of the company to provide high level of service to it costumers was responsible for the partnership deal. She however underscore the reason for Oando decided to partner with big treat. saying the opening of Big treat outlet at Oando Filling station would give it customers quick access to delicacies treatment offer by the restaurant. The cooperate communication Oando Mr. Meka olowola said Big treat possess a demonstrable high level of commitment which could attrack the attension of any company with vision

NAPE –Nigeria has gas to sustain for 100 years

Ayodele Samuel,Lagos Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists NAPE has reveal that the nation’s gas reserves could last for the next 100 years and was enough to sustain on going domestic and regional projects. The President, NAPE, Dr. Kingsley Ejoh, disclose this at a one-day seminar organised by the association for journalists , adding that based on the current reserves, there were enough gas to feed all the projects. The NAPE president, said, Nigeria’s gas reserves was about 180 trillion cubic feet. “Based on the industry’s estimation, can last for 100 years production,” he said. Speaking on backdrop of fears that there might not be sufficient gas in the country to feed domestic gas projects, particularly the independent power projects said there were enough gas for them. Addressing press men on the association Annual Pre-Conference Workshop, which is to hold next week Tuesday in Lagos,he said, “This year’s pre-conference workshop theme was chosen to deliver to government and all stakeholders, a deep and incisive articulation of the issues affecting gas and the energy industry in Nigeria.” He also said the workshop will “propose practical means of achieving national reserve targets in addition to deriving the most value from the commodity.” Expected to grace the event is the state minister for energy Cheif emmanuel Odusina, as special adviser to the president on Enegry matter Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah, NNPC Group General manager National Gas master plan mr. Timi Okon among others

FATHER AND SON; Father Condemns Gay Son’s Church

AYODELE SAMUEL and Yinka Elebute, LAGOS Father of lagos gay pastor Professor Augustus Olakunle Macaulay,has condemns his son , Rev. Roland Jide Macaulay and distanced himself from the son’s gay ministry. Prof. Macaulay denial his indugience of the gay ministry in a press conference this yersterday held un Lagos, admitted knowing that his son is gay but added that he never knew that he is the pastor of a gay church. At the press conference held at the United Bible University where the professor is the director of studies, he dissociated his theology school from the House of Rainbow, Macaulay’s gay church. The theology school, he claimed only hosted the praise night of Jide Macaulay’s church. He said he never knew that his church was a gay church. “I have never had anything to do with homosexuality or lesbianism and will never, by the grace of God.” Even though the father of the gay pastor condemned the son’s ministry, he added that he will never deny him as a son. “Roland is my son and I cannot deny him because he is a gift from God. I love him and respect him. I personally relate with him as a father and not with the church he controls.” He said that since the report the family has been in emotional trauma and that his son has not been located since then. the Heart breaking story which ws published 12 September, PM.News exposed the activities of the gay church, House of Rainbow, which operates from a two-bedroom apartment in Block 145, Jakande Estate, at the Oke Afa area of Isolo, Lagos State. During investigations that lasted for several weeks, PM.News reporters discovered that scores of homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, and ‘transgender’ people regularly congregate at the assembly, touted as the first gay church ever in Nigeria to worship God. It was also observed that, Rowland Jide Macaulay, a 42-year-old self-professed ‘reverend’ and UK-trained lawyer, who presides over the ministry, attended mainly by top fashion designers, models, celebrities, activists, among others, misinterprets the Bible, by quoting several portions to justify the practice of homosexuality and bisexuality, which the holy book abhors. Weekly, the preacher, who wears rough curls, and dresses flamboyantly, claimed that being gay is “totally acceptable in God’s sight.” Macaulay says that his mission is to draw about 14 million gay people, he claims, exist in the country, to the fold. The gay ministry also plans to further promote the movement, with its plan to sponsor five interested people to study theology, in line with the gay doctrine. The story first hit the newsstands on 11 May this year, when Jide Macaulay was one of the guests at the recording of a television show called Moment With Mo, anchored by celebrity presenter, Mo Abudu, at the City Mall Studio, Onikan, Lagos. During the Television show, the self-acclaimed man of God shocked Nigerians when he declared that homosexuality is not against the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ. The gay pastor and several other homosexuals and lesbians in the studio on that day took two good hours explaining comfortably to Nigerians that being homosexual does not make one a sinner. Reverend Macaulay disclosed that he has been a gay since he was 14 years old and had several intercourse with different men. When asked if the Bible does not preach against sodomy, the act of having sex with another man through the anus, the “man of God” said it was not in the Bible. He said the case of sodomy in the Bible is an isolated one and must not be taken out of context. He admitted that he practices sodomy and was comfortable with it as a gay. He further explained that marriage in the Bible has nothing to do with sexual orientation, but love and trust. Macaulay disclosed that he is a trustworthy gay. The gay “man of God” explained that he does not feel attracted to women no matter how beautiful they may look, but on the contrary, has strong feelings for handsome men. While other gays and lesbians in the television studio did not want their faces to appear on television, Macaulay said he is happy being the face of the faceless. After the television show, Reverend Macaulay said that he is bold to talk about his homosexuality because “that is who I am.” Another young lesbian, who did not want her face to appear on television, said she was introduced to lesbianism by a female friend at a tender age. She disclosed that she has dated many girls and had sex with most of them. She also said she has strong feelings for girls and does not feel same for men. When asked if she would like to quit lesbianism, she said never. She added that now that she is a lesbian, she can never become heterosexual again. The City Mall edifice, on 11 May, looked like a rendezvous for gays with several homosexuals and lesbians freely and openly holding hands and kissing in public.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Ayodele Samuel , Lagos The Ogun State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel has his place in God on the issue rocking the state executive and legislative. No problem between the state executive and the legislature saying “God is in control in the state”. The state governor speaking in Lagos, through the commissioner for information, Dr. Kayode Samuel said there is no turbulent in the state “what we have is a normal exercise of constitutional duties, the legislature is exercising its power and the executive running the government”. He said there is no violence in Ogun State as citizen move freely without any problem. Kayode said “the legislature under Egbetokun has just discovered that it has some powers under the law but not using it maturely and responsibly” saying with the change of leadership in the state legislature seems to be some hyperactive which are not good for the growth of democracy in the state. He said the maturity and responsibility to use some power is absent in the legislature. Meanwhile Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, on Tuesday at their resumed sitting after a two-week recess, passed a vote of confidence in the state governor, Chief Gbenga Daniel, and the leadership of the state House of Assembly led by its Speaker, Honourable Tunji Egbetokun. Also, a solidarity rally in support of the Daniel-led administration by party faithful from all the 20 local government areas of the state was held at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital. Eleven members of the House who attended the rally joined leaders of the party in condemning the move to impeach the governor. Twenty-one out of the 26 lawmakers who were in attendance at the plenary session all expressed confidence in the ability of the governor in moving the state to greater heights, describing some newspaper publications on the purported impeachment moves against the governor as a figment of their imagination. The lawmakers described the allegation as a way of destabilising the state by some people they described as fifth columnists. The deputy speaker, Honourable Remmy Hassan, who moved the motion that a vote of confidence be passed in the governor and the House leadership, said news of the plot to impeach the governor remained strange to many members of the House.


Monday, September 8, 2008


The Nigeria Union of Journalist chairman Mr. Wahab Oba as postpone the scheduled protest to the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos command, has been put to hold for the lack of insecurity. Oba said this while addressing journalist at the NUJ secretariat, Alausa , as he appeal to pressmen to remain calm. Oba added that “today is a special day set aside to mourn the death of one of us and to ask the police it is taking a long time to produce the killer of Ogundeji” Journalist despite the early morning rain to storm the NUJ secretariat for a peaceful protest organised to demand justice over the killing of a member of ThisDay Newspaper Editorial Board, Mr. Abayomi Ogundeji who was recently shot by an unidentified gunmen along Akowonjo road. Meanwhile the executive Council last night had a meeting with the hierarchy of police in lagos at the police command, Ikeja the meeting which lasted for seven hours and “we are told that the Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro has ordered that the case be transferred to FCID, Abuja which is higest investigation authority in the country” Oba said. he however explined to journalist who were not pleased with the suitation to remain calm “ when we left their office, the exco members retired to the secretariat to deliberate on the discussion we had with the police”. “we are not cowards, but for the intreast of the nation and spirit of Mr.ogundeji we have agreed to put the protest on hold as the police had told us categorically that they don’t grananteed our security and you know police any thing can happen” Oba stress.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Gunmen Kill Pedro’s Former Aide, Abayomi Ogundeji3 hours ago, 395 views Unidentified gunmen, yesterday, killed Abayomi Ogundeji, former media aide of Chief Olufemi Pedro, former deputy governor of Lagos State, and governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the state. The late Ogundeji was until his death, a part-time member of the editorial board of ThisDay newspaper gathered that he was shot dead around 10.30 p.m, around Dopemu (near Tower Aluminium), yesterday, by the gunmen. Sources told mr NIGERIA NEWS that the gunmen asked him to open his car door but he refused and was shot in the process. Ogundeji attended the University of Ibadan and was the PRO of the Students’ Union. He was a graduate of History. After his graduation, he worked with The African Guardian magazine. He wrote for the Arts & Life column of the magazine and later worked with The Week magazine after the proscription of The Guardian. He returned to The African Guardian after it was deproscribed, and was the chairman of the NUJ chapel. He was sacked by The Guardian because of his union activities in 1997. Immediately, he joined The Punch newspapers as Assistant Features Editor and columnist. Shortly after his promotion as Features Editor at The Punch, he left for a Commonwealth Fellowship in the U.K. When he returned he was employed to edit The Comet on Sunday. After a change of ownership of The Comet, he left the paper. He later worked for Olufemi Pedro as media aide, and while still working for Pedro, he joined the This Day editorial board on part-time basis. He was yet to draw his first salary at ThisDay before he was fatally shot yesterday. In an interview he granted Tessy Okoye of The Sun , he said that journalism was a profession that filled him with pride and that it was a great honour and privilege for him to be a journalist.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jornalist For Christ OSUN

Osun State JFC After a lull in its activities, the Osun state Chapter of Journalists For Christ (JFC), the organization for Christian Journalists and allied professionals in Nigeria , has been resuscitated. To this end, JFC Osun state chapter, recently organized a Christian journalists meeting at the Osun state NUJ Secretariat, Oshogbo . In his opening charge to journalists at the meeting, Pastor Sam Segun-Progress, the Protem Coordinator of the state chapter, urged Christian journalist to be of good example as ambassadors of Christ. Quoting from 2 Corinthian 3, verse 2, he charged Christian journalists to present themselves as worthy ambassadors in their conduct to reflect what a genuine and true journalist should be. “In whatever we write, people should see us as journalists with a conscience, journalists with a social responsibility and journalists with a difference”, he emphasized. According to him, “if every Christian journalist showcase the light of Christ, we will positively influence the unbelievers”. In his own remarks, Mr.. Seun Adeoye, the NUJ chairman of the state, said that the challenge for him is to affect the lives of journalists for good, and that Journalists for Christ is one channel through which the lives of journalist could be positively affected. According to him, “We should get to a stage where our colleagues will not gather to be drinking beer, but to praise God”. Recalling a recent incidence when he was saved from a thunder storm attack on his person while in his office, he said he was saved from the attack by the grace and mercies of God. “The lightning came through to me and entered my body, and shook me, but miraculously did no harm to me. The impact of the thunder blew off the television set in the office and other gadgets, yet it came to me and did not harm me. At the end of the storm, I told my secretary to go and look out. The thunder storm had fell a tree in front of the office. It could have struck me dead, but, did no harm to me, by the grace of God!”, declared Adeoye to the journalists at the meeting. He however charged the Christian journalists present to do their best, not only in their profession, but also in the service of God, while they still have life. According to him, “beyond the tenure of being the Osun state NUJ chapter Chairman at present, I will always be a Journalist for Christ and seek to promote the Gospel” The meeting which featured prayer sessions for journalists and the journalism profession also served as a re-union for old members of the organization as well as a platform for new members to mingle with one another. Scheduled to hold fortnightly, the next meeting of the organization in Osun state was fixed for Thursday 22nd August 2008 by 5.00pm at the NUJ Secretariat, Oshogbo . Journalists for Christ (JFC) established in 1998, is an association of Christian journalists and allied professionals in Nigeria . The organization, which has Lekan Otufodunrin, Sunday Editor, Nation Newspaper, as National Coordinator, seeks to promote the gospel among journalists and other media practitioners and encourage Christian journalists to showcase exemplary Christian conduct in the various media organizations.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (South), Chief Olabode George, was on friday arraigned at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, for his alleged role in a N100bn contract scam in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). George, who served as the NPA chairman between 2001 and 2003, was arraigned before Justice Olubunmi Oyewole of the Lagos High Court alongside Aminu Dabo, Captain Abidoye, Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Zainab Maideribe and R.S. Anah on a 163-count charge. George was brought to the court by EFCC operatives at exactly 2.45 p.m. in an ash-coloured Peugeot Expert with registration number BM 760 FKJ. There was apprehension at the court as the case was yet to be assigned to any judge by the chief justice who is said to be on vacation. It was eventually heard by Justice Oyewole. The charges were read to the accused who was represented by Barrister Seyi Sowemimo, while Rotimi Jacobs led the EFCC legal team. Meanwhile, chieftains of the PDP and supporters of Bode George went to the court as early as 9a.m. Among the PDP chieftains present at the court were Femi Lanlehin, Wahab Owokoniran, Tunde Salau, Aina Tugbobo and Muyiwa Collins. George had boasted last week, upon his return from an overseas trip, that nobody could arrest him and that he was not wanted by any anti-corruption agency.
NIGERIAN NEWS authoritatively gathered that the new wife of the retired naval officer, Roli Adeniyi, gave birth in the first week of July and George travelled to the UK to see mother and child. Just before his arrival, a statement signed by PDP national youth leader, Mr. Muyiwa Collins, had said that George was not on the run but was rather enjoying his deserved vacation. Roli Adeniyi, a former member of Pastor Okotie's Household of God Church, found solace in the arms of Bode George after she reportedly split up with Pastor Okotie.

Friday, August 8, 2008




Life is all about expression the way, you can the best way ,you can achive

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mr Olowopejo expressing HIMSELF .... sorry my friend try again later

Thursday, August 7, 2008

KIA Donate confiscated item to orphanages

KIA Donate confiscated item to orphanages. Ayodele Samuel Lagos Lagos state environmental law enforcement agency Kick Against Indiscipline KAI has donated impounded food items confiscated from Illegal Street trading to two catholic charitable homes in Lagos . His was reveal in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP, the KAI Marshal General Rtd. Capatain Danjuma Maigeri said the donations were made inline with the philanthropic gesture of Lagos State Government with directive from the state commissioner for Health Dr.Muiz Banire that that confiscated perishable items should be sent to orphanages. Donating the items on behalf of the state government KAI spoke man MR Tunde Olusesi commended the management and staff of the homes for their humanitarian and welfare service to the less privileged in the society especially the motherless and destitute. He added that it is the wish of the to embark on such humanitarian gesture to attract God s blessings “it is our believe that these item will help in alleviating part of the nutritional problems of the inmates of your homes” he added. Receiving the items on behalf of the Ozanam Rehabilitation Home the Matron, sister Theresa expressed her gratitude to the state government for the great gestures towards the less privileged in the society. Also speaking Matron of Sister Theresa motherless home Ketu thanked the law enforcement agency KAI and prays for protection for them.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fashola Wife charge widows

Fashola charge widows Ayodele Samuel Lagos Wife of Lagos state Governor Mrs. Abibola Fashola has task widows and women to ensure their have jobs which could help them earn their living. She made this call during the Red Bucket Corporate Social Responsibility Event organize by MoneyGram international and member house of Representative Ikorodu Hon. Abike Dabire Erewa for widows in Ikorodu environment in Lagos yesterday. Fashola added that the community should create an avenue that will help the widows in the community as a way to eradicate poverty among widows. Speaking at the event the county Director, MoneyGram international Joke Giwa said Red Bucket Corporate Social Responsibility was a way of adding value to the environment, she added that the donations of charity items to hundreds of widows in the Ikorodu area is an idea backed by Hon. Abike Dabire Erewa. However she said MoneyGram international has a major commitment in form of a $one million pledge to habitat for humanity, an Non Governmental Organization that build home for the under privileged around the world. Hon. Abike Dabire Erewa however thanks member of her constituency for embracing the idea and also promise more dividend of democracy to the grass root. She added that the bucket is to express her duty to her constituency by bring development which could transform her society.

Friday, July 25, 2008

NGO apeals to NUT

Ayodele Samuel Lagos CO-ORDINATOR of Golden Heart Foundation Mr. Olumide Omojuyigbe has appeal to Nigerians Union of Teacher NUT to call off nation-wide strike to give room for peaceful dialogue with the Federal Government. Speaking toMR NIGERIA NEWS, Olumide said the Government could not dialogue effectively under pressure “not until the suitation are cam down and teachers are back in the classroom saying “two wrong don’t make a right”. He added that the government should take education very serious since it the bedrock of development in the society, he stress that most money allocated for education are spent on Unity schools which have a low percentage of student in the country. He said NUT problem is beyond Teacher Salary scheme,” for every country that want to develop it most take the pain of the teachers seriously by giving them good welfare package which will attract more qualified people into the teaching profession, the motivation of teachers is the issue” He bluntly said most teacher are not qualified for the TSS scheme due to there incompetence, he call on NUT to upgrade members ready to deliver qualities teaching to student if TSS is been implemented. He said his organization will continue to enhance the education sector in the country

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Benita Okojie

young gospel musician Ha! big gospel girl Benita Okojie check out for her full interveiw with Mr NIGERIA NEWS photo by Ayodele Samuel

EKO O NI BAJE when flood will carry our road away GOVERNOR Fashola pls work fast

on road project, Surulere LAGOS 2008 photo by- Ayodele Samuel

mama Africa dey

this mama still dey kampe for music check her out.onyeka performing durin Okosun Burial Photo by Ayodele Samuel

Grant Ayo an Interview

Sir pls Grant me an interview sir .... Ayodele Samuel with his Now Royal dad The paramont Ruler of Badagry Kingdom Oba Akaran

president Gospel Musician Assocation of Nigeria Dr. Bola Are with Ayodele samuel Ayokunle Oloye in an event in lagos

sisib OGE of LAGOS Damilola Otubanjo check her out with her manager at an event in lagos recently photo by Ayodele Samuel 08074420617

Africans for Obama 2008

A group, Africans for Obama 2008, led by the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Professor Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, yesterday at a world press conference in Lagos launched the Nigeria chapter of the campaigns for Senator Barack Obama, presidential candidate of the Democratic Party for the forthcoming presidential election in the United States of America. Okereke, Chairman of Africans for Obama 2008, said the group was galvanizing support for Obama, the first African-America to contest the U.S.A presidency because of the cultural affinity he shares with Africans. She pointed out that for the first time in history; an African-American has scaled up the political ladder of the most powerful country in the world, as the Presidential flag bearer on the platform of Democratic Party. She said, the feat achieved by Obama was no mean achievement, and therefore urged Africans and Nigerians in particular to take pride in the evolution of history by identifying with his aspirations. She said it was against the backdrop of beckoning history that the group of concerned citizens of African extraction gathered under aegis of Africans for Obama 2008, to drum up support for the candidate. She, however, disclosed that the group was not partisan, but was out to organize the forum as a way of creating more awareness in the African setting in general and for Africans in Diaspora in particular to exercise their voting right. The message, she added is unambiguous, it is simply a call for people to sensitize their families and relations in America to vote. "We are also not out to raise funds to support Obama, we are simply Africans who regard the unfolding development as a pride to the black continent". "Some people may argue that the forum is unnecessary because of perception in some quarters that votes from third world do not really count in the U.S.A politics. We are dismissing this with the wave of hand and urging our brothers and sisters in Diaspora to vote. It is heartwarming to note that five million of the Africans in Diaspora fall within voting age." Other members of the group including, Dr. Modupe Tuakli and Dr. Erieka Bennet challenged Africans to make calls to all their relations in America and encourage them to go out and vote saying, "Send emails and SMS. The first thing you do is ask, are you registered to vote?" Guests at the occasion included former governor of Akwa-Ibom, Obong Victor Attah, former presidential candidate, Olapade Agoro and ace broadcaster, Mr. Bisi Olatilo. news by Soji Oyinlola LEADERSHIP sat. 19 july 2008

The remains of Sunny Okosun

The remains of Sunny Okosun photo by Ayodele samuel Oloye



THE Governor of Edo state Prof. oserheimen Osundor has describe the late music icon Sonny Okosun as illustrious son of Nigeria and a pride of Africa who distinguished himself with his inspirational liberation and anti-apartheid songs.

He said this during the lying in state of the late musician organized by the Edo state and the national burial committee at the Samuel Ogdemudia stadium Benin .

The ceremony which witness a large crowd include member of the Edo state house of Assembly who came to pay their last respect for the late music icon.

Son of the late music legend Friday Okosun said he was stunned with the type of honor given to his late dad “this is a sign Edo state appreciated the contribution my dad has made”.

However the remains of Sonny Okosun also arrived Lagos for the song of service which was held at the House of Prayer Church Ogba Lagos.

Speaking at the service pastor Jerry Oyenibjie said people should emulate the good work of the late music icon .

However Sonny Okosun will be buried today (Friday) at the sitting room of his Lagos residence.

Meanwhile the funeral ceremony of the popular movie star Prince Muyideen Alade Aromire has today started with prayer sessions at the Lagos television ground and also an Artiste night at the national Art Theatre in honor of the late movie Legend.

Late Aromire is scheduled to be buried along side with his entertainment counterpart Sonny Okosun in Lagos today.

Monday, July 14, 2008

OGD Arriving UNILAG hall for an EVENT photo by PR department UNILAG

Ogun state governor Otunba Gbenga Daneil at a function recenty at UNILAG in honor of Late PROF. Awojobi


Okosun burial beings The burial ceremony of the late music legend Sonny Okosun has on Sunday being with different activities which started with a one day national tribute seminar organize by The New Breed Christian Association which was founded by the late sonny okosun and the national burial committee, and also a youth tribute concert was also held for the late music legend. Christians who participated at seminar which was themed “Building Great leaders of our tomorrow” called on the African union and the federal government to immortalize the late music legend. Speaking at the occasions the mayor of the non-indigenes in Lagos Eze Ngozi Ibekwe said there is need to for Africa to remember Okosun becausehe used his music to build peace in the continents his words “sonny Okosun was a man of integrity and a crusader of peace through his music, he had fought for the freedom of Africa through his music”. He added that the non indigene community in Lagos will always remember the late musician because he has contributed greatly into community. Also speaking at the guest speaker from Italy Bishop Sam Ame call for adjustment in the body of Christ which Okosun transformed in his last hour, he said along the line caught the fire and became the son of God “he preached salvation and God is ready to harvest his people” he said Okosun death is a time for sober reflection for the Christians. He promises to ensure that the ministry of the late musician and his vision will not die a premature death; he said he is going to do everything possible that the fire of the late musician keep burning. Holding simultaneously was the youth tribute concert organizes by the youth wing of the late musician ministry and the family at Excellence hotel Ogba where over 1000 youths storm the venue, it was noted that chairs were not enough for the youth who came to pay their last respect for the music legend. It was however recorded that over 1500 personality from all over the world has sign the condolence register in his Ogba residence. Also dispelling the rumor of misunderstanding in the family Okosun son Mr. Friday Okosun said the family is in other “all of us are working towards giving my late dad befitting burial, you know there will always be little disagreement, every body want his or her idea to prevail on the funeral plans but we’ve resolve that you know our father preaches love and peace in the family”.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ayodele samuel with Ogun state commissioner for Boundries Prof. A.I Asiwaju recently

food for all photo ;by Morakinyo Olugbiji
Lagos NUT Stages Protest to Commence Strike From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos The Lagos chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), yesterday staged a peaceful protest to commence the nationwide indefinite strike meant to compel the Federal Government to implement the Teacher Salary Scheme (TSS). The Lagos State chairman of NUT, Comrade Micheal Alogba said the strike was schedule to start on Tuesday (today), but the national executives of the union decided to draw back the date after the negotiating team of the Union and the Federal Government failed to arrive at any tangible agreement. He said all schools; both private and public should be under lock until the government accedes to the union’s demand. “All private schools should join in the struggle; otherwise they stand the risk to be picket, he threatened. We want full co-operation from all the members so that the strike would be successful. He said He noted that the strike action is capable to affect the smooth running of the economy, he, however, warned that the union should not be blamed in case it happened.. He implored all examination body to join the union in appealing to the federal government to issue out the enabling circular and table of payment as contain in the TSS table so as all suspended examination could continue. However, a visit to a private school whose principal plead anonymity revealed they are not compliant with the d irective.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Lagos to hold LG polls in 57 councils. From Ayodele Samuel The Lagos state Commissioner for Local Government and chieftaincy affairs Prince Rotimi Agusoye the conduct of the state local confirmed election into embattled 57 local council in the state. He said the creation of the 57 local council followed the due process both at the state and federal level. However Senator Teslim Balogun said in Ibadan during the 8th fadice prayer of the Late Alhaji Adedibu the Federal house of assembly has not enlisted the newly created 37 local government into the constitution. Teslim said “as at today we have 774 local government in Nigeria and 20 from Lagos . The new ones are not yet approved”. The deputy governor o the state princess Adebisi Ssan when contacted said that the “ Lagos state independent electoral commission have announced the election and they are in charge of the state local government election”. (The local government election is schedule to hold October 11, 2008 .) However are councillorship aspirant from Abesan ward II of Mosan okunola Local Council of Alimosho Mrs. Akindele Aduini Opeyemi said the creation of newly local government has brought development to must rural areas in the state she further commend the effort of the state former governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who make dividend of democracy get to the grass root level. AYODELE SAMUEL LG ELECTION Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a motion on notice at the Ikeja High Court seeking for an order restraining the state government and Lagos State Electoral Commission from conducting elections into the newly created 37 local development councils in the state. Joined in filling as co-plaintiff in the suit are the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Clerk of the National Assembly. However Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission LASIEC has released the time table of the next local government election in the state. A notice signed by the chairman of the commission Hon. Justice Abdul Fatai Afolabi Adeyinka said the election into the office of chairman and councilor for the 20 local government councils and 37 local development areas of Lagos shall be held on Saturday 11,octuber 2008. Conducts of the parties’ primaries by would commence on Monday July 28 to Monday August 11. He said campaigns by political parties would commence the following day. When the minority leader of the state house of assembly Hon. Suru Avoseh (PDP) was contacted, he said “the party should decide on the issue, as for me no comment.” Adeyinka added that all registered political parties are required to collect nomination forms on behalf of their candidate at LASIEC headquarters. A member of the state house of assembly Hon. Babatunde Adewale Jimoh said it was not necessary for the National Assembly to enlist the newly created local government councils, describing it as unconstitutional. He said the house has enacted a legislation known as Lagos State Independent Electoral Law 2008 which empowers LASIEC to conduct elections into the 37 local development areas. He added that the state has budgeted N1billion for the forthcoming local government polls “why should some people be planning to stop the polls from holding”. DPP SURPORT LAGOS The Lagos state democratic people party governorship candidate in the April 14 general election and party state man Otunba Olusegun folorusho Ibrahim said his party will not boycott the state local government election. Speaking during an interview with LEADERSHIP Olusegun said the party is very strong as before even after the general election and sure of winning local government councils in the forth coming election. He added that the party will not join other parties in Lagos to create problem “those party are creating artificial problem for themselves and DPP will not join them” he said Lagos state by right should have more than 57 local governments due to it population. He said if he had won the election he will create 100 local governments to enable development at the grass root level. He however advice those who are calling for local government election be hold in 20 local council should put party sentiment apart and work towards the development of the centre of excellence Residents of Mosan community area have caution Lagos State government and Nigeria National Petroleum Commission NNPC over exposed pipelines. This appeal followed after a fire incident which gutted a shop very close to an exposed pipe lines at about 2am on Saturday. An eye witness, Alhaji Abass Lawal said he was alerted by neighbours who are making free night calls “when I saw the are a lot of people were running away because of the pipe line but I call them back to kill the fire" Investigation reveals that the shop was own by a baker who plug gas cooker over night. However, the Baale of Mosan Chief Mutiu Kasumu said “he ask them to evacuate the place before the NNPC ask them to evacuate the pipeline extension.” He added that recently some pipeline was vandalise in the area, he call for the government to provide security at the pipeline to ensure safety of the residents. The chairman of Mosan General Community Development Association, Eng. Bimbo Omotosin said he was not around during the fire outbreak, he said the attention of Lagos State government and NNPC to the community particular the local government since CDA deals with local government bus they have show up. He said the CDA has recorded the state of the exposed pipeline and sent it to the government and NNPC but they only promise to come to their rescue. hasEML = false; Picture 014.jpg Picture 044.jpg

Thursday, June 26, 2008

pleatue minority leader vist lagos

Ayodele Samuel Lagos/Visitation The minority leader of the Plateau State House of assembly Hon. John Dabwan has called on Christian in politics to be God fearing and ensure National transformation. He said this at a seminar organized by the Organization of Christian in Democracy (OCD) in the commiserating of the 15th Anniversary of June 12. Dabwan said the annulment of the 1994 June 12 election was an act ordained by God to further his divine purpose for Nigeria even thou man may think they manipulate things. Speaking on the Local Government Election held in his state (Plateau) Hon. Dabwan said the cancellation was due to late arrival of electoral materials in some polling units where election were not held. He furthermore paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State House of Assembly where he was received by the minority leader Hon. Suru Avoseh amidst other members of the legislature in a warm reception. He said his visit to his Lagos counterpart is to interact and exchange ideas “you know when rub mind with people of other state it will be able to give you excess of direction to build up your own legislature”. Hon. Dabwan also paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Action Congress Chairman Chief Dele Ajomale who advice him to be a good ambassador of the party at any level he find himself and foster good relationship between both states party he also ensure him of his support in the political field. In his response Hon. Dabwan said he his happy to be identify with Lagos State Action Congress. - # -