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Just In: Southwest Speakers Meet in Lagos, Obasa Explains Reasons Behind Metting

- Oluomo, Ogundoyin, others commend Obasa for commitment to legislative principles  Speakers of state Legislatures in the Southwestern part of Nigeria on Monday gathered at the Lagos State House of Assembly for discussions aimed at the progress of the zone. The gathering comes few days to the Abuja meeting of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria where a national chairman is billed to emerge. State Speakers at the meeting hosted by Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, include Rt. Hon. Taiwo Oluomo of Ogun, Adebo Ogundoyin of Oyo, Adeoye Aribasoye of Ekiti, Adewale Egbedun of Osun and Olamide Oladiji of Ondo. The Speakers held a closed-door session after which Dr. Obasa told journalists that different issues relating to the growth and progress of Southwest were discussed. "We looked at the progress of the legislature in the Southwest. Let me remind you that during the last Assembly, we all adopted a single Business Rules and Standing Order, which we have reviewed at this meeting. "We also discussed the coming election of the Conference of Speakers. We deliberated on that because we have to be there with one voice. We have two Speakers, Ogun and Oyo, running for the position. So we have to harmonize our position before we go for the election. "We also discussed the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) as it relates to the economic progress and development of Southwest. I am happy to tell you we made tremendous progress in our discussion and we have concluded that we will meet again to continue our deliberation. But in all, we have discussed in the interest of the Southwest," Dr. Obasa said. Confirming discussions at the meeting, Rt. Hon. Aribasoye, said: "We met to discuss the Southwest,  the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, the coming election, the security of our zone, and the need for cross-fertilisation

PEPC: Jide Kosoko Congratulates Tinubu, Shettima, Says Nigeria in for Unmatched Progress 

Veteran actor and movie director, Prince Jide Kosoko has congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his vice, Senator Kashim Shettima over their victory at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which validated their elections as President and Vice President respectively. Kosoko, who was the Secretary of the Creative Arts Directorate of the dissolved Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a statement on Friday, said the decision of the PEPC was in sinc with the wishes and aspirations of majority of Nigerians who voted for them. This, he said, has once again demonstrated the faith of Nigerians in Tinubu administration's Renewed Hope Agenda and the ability of the present administration to turn around the fortunes of the country in all facets of the national life. He said: "I wish to heartily congratulate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima on their victory with the Presidential Election Petition Court judgment, which validated their elections. There is no doubt that the decision of the tribunal is the needed tonic for the administration to focus on the Renewed Hope Agenda and also fulfil its electioneering campaigns for the masses of the Nigerian people. "Despite widespread falsehoods and gross misrepresentation, many of us have always known that the election of February 25, 2023, was won fair and clear by President Tinubu and Vice President Shettima and that the decision of the tribunal was only the icing on the cake. It is my honest opinion that with this victory, Nigeria and Nigerians are in for an unmatched progress and development in the anals of the country. "Let me also use this opportunity to congratulate Her Excellency, the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu for this victory, knowing that she has always stood strong, not just with Mr President but on the side of the

How Primate Ayodele Foretold Powerful Earthquake In Morocco – Naijanewsdirect

Morocco's devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake which struck the country late on Friday night has claimed over 2,000 lives -- making it the deadliest the country has seen in decades. Around 1,404 others remain in a critical condition, according to Morocco's state TV Al Aoula. The earthquake struck at around 11:11 p.m. local time (6.11 p.m ET). The epicenter was in the High Atlas mountains, about 72 kilometers (45 miles) southwest of Marrakech, a popular tourist city of about 840,000 people. The last time a situation like this happened in Morocco was in 2004 but it wasn’t as deadly and disastrous like this. No doubt, it will take several years for the country to recover. Sadly, this incident has confirmed the prophecy of popular Nigerian prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele which he shared in his 2023 prophecies which were released on Friday, 23rd Of December, 2022. The prophet in an 78-page prophecy for the world at large stated that there will be disastrous situations in the African continent. He called on leaders and presidents in the continent to pray against any form of natural disasters including earth tremor, earthquake, deadly flood situations and many more. ‘’ Let’s pray against nuclear attacks and serious flooding in so many parts of the world. There will be a lot of climatic problems that will affect lives. Climate change will cause volcanic eruptions, earth tremor, landslide, major accidents and earthquakes.’’ In another publication later, Primate Ayodele mentioned that there will be natural disasters in the African continent. He stated that things that ordinarily don’t happen will start happening in the continent, while asking leaders in the continent to be watchful. The nature of the morocco earthquake has no doubt confirmed the prophecy of Primate Ayodele in the North African country.

Aliko Dangote Celebrates African Young Global Leaders – Naijanewsdirect

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 in Davos, Switzerland, Aliko Dangote, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group, learned about the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGLs) and the tremendous potential of this unique World Economic Forum community to develop the next generation of African leaders from all parts of society.     The Young Global Leaders programme is an accelerator for a dynamic community of exceptional young people from all over the world with the vision, courage, and influence to drive positive change in the world. This philosophy aligned neatly with Aliko Dangote’s vision for an Africa whose people are healthier, better educated, and more empowered through enhanced opportunities for social change through strategic investments that improve health and wellbeing, promote quality education and broaden empowerment opportunities for individuals and communities. He, therefore, through Aliko Dangote Foundation, (ADF)partnered with the Forum to establish the Aliko Dangote African Fellowship programme to guarantee the full engagement of young African leaders from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and non-business entities who might otherwise not be able to participate in the Forum’s Young Global Leaders Community. The fellowship covers the cost of their participation at World Economic Forum and YGL-led events for 6 years for each Fellow.       Now in the twelfth year of collaboration with the WEF YGL programme, the Aliko Dangote (WEF Africa YGL) Fellows continue to represent the continent on the global stage and give back to their communities in a multiplicity of impactful ways. The partnership has ensured a richness in the diversity of the YGL community – adding an important African perspective, inspiring impact, and making sure that all voices have a chance to be heard where global decisions are debated, discovered, and made.         Since the start of the WEF YGL programme 20 years ago, the World Economic Forum nominates up to two hundred exceptional young leaders under 40 for a six-year period of membership. Following the partnership with Dangote 12 years

Primate Ayodele’s Recurring Fulfilled Prophecies On Nigeria’s Aviation Industry

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele is renowned for his prophecies on every sector of the nation. He released prophecies for the education, aviation, sports, entertainment, politics, and private sectors of every country. He doesn’t just release these prophecies, all of them come to pass the way he puts them. It’s quite mysterious that one man can say so much about the future of everything without missing for once. It’s indeed God’s work and it is marvelous in our sight. The prophet has been celebrated for his prophecies in these sectors and this is one reason heads of the aforementioned sectors don’t joke with his prophecies. He has been acknowledged severally by them for always directing, advising and warning them through his prophetic revelations. In recent times, the aviation industry in Nigeria has experienced hazards that could have led to serious disasters. At least in the last one week, a fire incident happened at the Muritala International Airport in Lagos while an aircraft skid-off its runway yesterday in Lagos. According to FAAN Spokesperson, a suspected electrical spark at the baggage hall ceiling caused the smoke incident that was reported at Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, located in Ikeja, Lagos. Also speaking about the Airline skidding off its runway incident, According to United Airlines, the aircraft, with registration number U5 0513, encountered aquaplaning due to heavy rainfall during its descent at Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos. These incidents were foretold by Primate Elijah Ayodele in one of the videos shared on his social media pages. In a video posted some month ago, Primate Ayodele warned airport authorities to be careful about emergency landings and unexpected inferno. He warned them to be watchful in order to ensure safety. These were his words. ‘’Let us be watchful about the emergency landing of an aircraft with

Excitements Galore As Mushin LG Boss, Bamigboye Stages A Mega Empowerment Programme [Photos]

  …Distributes Palliatives, Empowers Youths, Gives Financial Support to Traders By: ‘Tunde Ogunmola   The closest government to the people is the local government, hence it is popularly referred to as grassroots government. Viewed from this perspective, local government should be able to feel, understand and respond to the needs and expectations of the people under its watch.     In fulfillment of the above postulation and as part of his efforts to cushion the effect of petrol subsidy removal on his people and also implement one of the reasons for the creation of Local Government in Nigeria, the Chairman of Mushin Local Government, Hon. Emmanuel Olanrewaju Bamigboye, on Thursday, September 7, 2023, staged a mega empowerment programme to the appreciation of many.                       The three-in-one empowerment programme which comprise distribution of palliatives, graduation ceremony for trained youths in different skill acquisition progammes with benefit of equipment to start their businesses/trades, as well as distribution of empowerment items was described as unprecedented in the history of Mushin Local Government by personalities that graced the occasion.     The programme which took place at the Council Secretariat, Palm Avenue, saw thousands of people going home with a ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bag each that contained a carton of Noodles, 5kg bags of rice, beans, garri, salt together with a yam and crate of egg; as well as various empowerment items such as Deep Freezer, Sewing Machine, Hair Dressing Kits, Make-up Kits, Mini Electric Ovens, Soap making items, cash etc. Over 40 petty traders received financial supports ranging from fifty thousand to twenty thousand naira, under the scheme, ‘Traders’ Moni’.     While fielding questions from journalists, Hon. Bamigboye reiterated that the distributed palliatives and empowerment items were primarily given out to the vulnerable people in Mushin in response to their needs and expectations from the government. He maintained that the empowerment programme and distribution of palliatives were

Lagos NUJ Honours Dangote as Highest Private Employer in Nigeria – Naijanewsdirect

Aliko Dangote

… commends Group for critical infrastructure provision It was a night of accolades for Africa’s foremost business conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited, (DIL), as journalists in Lagos State conferred an award of excellence on the Group for its outstanding contributions to the economic development of Nigeria and Africa in general.       The award, according to the journalists, was because of Dangote’s aggressive employment generation drive, which has seen thousands of able youths, gainfully employed in the Group as well as the commitment to provision of critical infrastructure.         This award presentation was during the Gala/Awards Nite marking the end of the 2023 Press Week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Council, where some corporate organisations and certain individuals were also recognised for their contributions to society.           The NUJ award for Dangote Group came barely a week after the conglomerate emerged as Nigeria’s Most Valuable Brand for the sixth consecutive year, an achievement that was announced by the brand and marketing firm, TOP 50 BRANDS NIGERIA, as part of its comprehensive 2023 Top Brands perception assessment.             Dangote Cement Plc, a subsidiary of DIL, is the leading producer of Cement in the country and employs more than 65,000 direct workers and over 100,000 indirect workers, across all its Plants.             The journalists specifically lauded Dangote Group over the leading roles played by the Company regarding backward integration in the cement and sugar industries with continuous expansion of its operations, both within and outside the country, which has transformed the nation from being import-dependent to self-sufficiency and thereby creating the much-needed jobs for the employable youths.             Chairman of Lagos State Council of NUJ, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, in his address of welcome said the Council set aside the Gala Nite as an occasion for his Council administration to reflect on its major landmarks, roll out the drums, and celebrate excellence by recognising those

Sanwo-Olu Appoints Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade as Executive Secretary, Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Mrs. Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade as the Executive Secretary of the Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy (LJLA). Agbaje-Okunade’s appointment, which takes immediate from today, was conveyed to her via a letter of appointment signed on behalf of the Governor by the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office (PSO), Mrs. Sunkanmi Oyegbola. The Governor, in the letter, charged Agbaje-Okunade to demonstrate a high level of dedication, diligence and selflessness in the discharge of her duties to justify the confidence and trust reposed in her. Agbaje-Okunade earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from University of Westminster, a postgraduate degree in International Relations and Democratic Politics, and professional certificate in Government from Harvard Extension School. She has other professional certifications in Scholarly Research from Transcontinental University, Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies from the University of Cambridge, and Policy and Strategic Studies from NIPPS, among other prestigious institutions. Agbaje-Okunade was the immediate past Senior Special Assistant for Development Partnerships and Economic Planning to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Godwin Obaseki VS Phillip Shaibu: Primate Ayodele Deserves Some Accolades

What people don’t understand, they seek to destroy. It’s sometimes difficult to adapt to change or to accept a certain fact due to several factors including sentiments, affiliations, interests and others. In every sector, there are naysayers who tend to influence the opinion of others on particular subjects but for the purpose of progress, it is high time the world dropped sentiments and faces reality. Realistically, when it comes to accurate prophecies, Primate Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church has performed wonderfully well over the years. He has continued to uphold the prophetic ministry globally with the fulfillment of his prophecies. He has over 15,000 fulfilled prophecies to his credit yet disgruntled elements don’t seem to celebrate him rather, they criticize by sharing lies against him especially in his country, Nigeria. Although, the criticisms have never hindered the man of God from sharing his prophecies, he has continued to wax stronger by the day, His fame has gone beyond the shores of Nigeria and Africa, He is the only prophet in Nigeria whose prophecies feature consistently in the western media but for their own sake, people need to start celebrating Primate Ayodele more than they criticize him. The bible has made us understand that ‘He who honours a prophet will get the prophet’s reward’ and how can you honour the prophet? By listening to him and following his instructions, the reward you get is the ability to be ahead of situations, opportunity to prepare well for troubles ahead, ability to get solutions to problems before they even happen because you have listened to the prophet who revealed them to you. This further explains why Nigeria is going through tough times in terms of economy, the government and the citizens failed to honour Primate Ayodele when he warned them before the election about voting

Rejected Nominees: We Can’t Be Intimidated, Lagos Assembly Declares

Hon. Obasa

- says there are plans to attack Speaker Obasa, lawmakers - says no rift between Governor and Speaker The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday revealed that there are plans by some people to attack Speaker Mudashiru Obasa and other lawmakers over the recent screening and rejection of some cabinet nominees sent by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The House, however, said its action concerning the nominees was in tandem with the constitution, which stipulates its responsibilities and, as such, would not succumb to threats and intimidations, including planned sponsored protests and analysis by some civil society groups and activists. It also said it had refrained itself from revealing all that it discovered during the screening of the nominees while warning that "those who live in glass houses should be conscious not to throw stones." "Before today, I had been reliably informed of the plan to attack the Speaker based on the decision of the House concerning the nominees of the Governor, particularly the rejected ones," Dr. Obasa said during plenary adding that he had been inundated with calls from people and members of the House. The Speaker stressed that the House does not have any fight with Sanwo-Olu or the executive arm as projected by some people, who may not be aware of the actual reasons for the rejection of the nominees. "There is this erroneous belief that we are waging war against the Governor. There is no basis for me and the House to fight the Governor. I will continue to say that the Governor is a brother and colleague in the Lagos project and service to the people of our State. "The Governor and I have been around in the system for long. While he was SA to the former Deputy Governor, Femi Pedro, I was in this House as chairman, Committee on Rural Development. He