TRIBUTE TO ALHAJI DR. LATEEF KAYODE JAKANDE, GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE (1979-1983), WHO TRANSITED TO GREATER BEYOND ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021, PRESENTED BY ASIWAJU OLORUNFUNMI BASORUN AT A DAY OF TRIBUTE IN HONOUR OF THE FORMER GOVERNOR

PROTOCOLS Preamble “One mark of a great man is the power of making lasting impressions upon people he meets. Another is to have handled matters during his life that the course of after events is continuously affected by what he did.” Sir Winston Spencer Churchill The quotation above ably represents the life and time of Alhaji Dr. Lateef Kayode Jakande, the charismatic Governor of Lagos State between 1979 and 1983, hereinafter referred to as LKJ. To become the First Civilian Governor of Lagos State, LKJ won the primary election of…

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Sanwo – Olu To Lagosians: We Cannot Afford To Relax The Battle Against COVID-19

Dear Lagosians, Compliments of the Season. Regarding my health, I am glad to inform you that I am getting better by the day, and all will surely be well. I thank Lagosians for their prayers and overwhelming kind thoughts. I am, indeed, very grateful. I have just risen from a virtual Executive Council meeting on issues around the resurgence of COVID-19 and how we should tackle this serious matter. The Lagos State Government has sadly noticed that there is an unfortunate public perception that we have seen the end of…

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My Election Confirms Our Party’s Leadership Popularity – Abiru

Wale Jagun The Lagos East Senator – elect, Mr Adetokunbo Abiru, has stated that his election at the yesterday’s Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election is an affirmation that Lagosians still trust his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leadership. Abiru stated this in his victory speech on Sunday (today) after he was declared the winner of the bye – election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with 89, 204 votes. His closest rival and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, polled…

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BEING A PAPER DELIVERED BY BARR. OLA ANIMASHAUN AS GUEST LECTURER AT THE IKORODU –OGA DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (IKODASS) PUBIC LECTURE ON THE TOPIC, “IKORODU – A DOUBLE PURSUIT OF SOCIO – ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL RELEVANCE” HELD ON SATURDAY,NOVEMBER 21, 2020 AT THE IKORODU TOWN HALL

I start this paper by going down the historical lane. Ikorodu has always been very relevant in the socio-economic and political activities of the geographical space occupied by the Yoruba People, that geographical space that presently constitutes what is now known as the south west geopolitical zone of Nigeria. However, before I continue down the historical lane, it would be necessary to define both economic relevance and political relevance. In doing this, we will concentrate on the meaning of the word ‘relevant’ (the adjective) or ‘relevance’ (the noun). It is…

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NIGERIA AT 60: TOWARDS THE LAND OF OUR DREAMS

By Babajide Sanwo-Olu NIGERIA is 60- despite all that she has been through as a nation. For some, it is a time to hit the street in colorful dresses for a carnival to exhibit what many a critic have described as our proclivity for flamboyance. To others, it is a time to get on our knees, thank The Almighty for bringing us this far as a united nation and, thereafter, reflect on our tortuous journey to adulthood. How have we fared? Have we disappointed our forefathers? Are we more purposeful…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTIETH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2020

Fellow Nigerians I speak to you today as your President and fellow citizen on this epoch occasion of our country’s 60th independence Anniversary. As President, I wish to renew my appreciation to Nigerians for entrusting me with your hopes and aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria. 2. Today, it is my unique privilege to re-commit myself to the service of this great country of great people with profound diversities and opportunities. We are bound by destiny to be the largest and greatest black nation on earth. 3. At this…

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BEING A RELEASE BY HON. SANAI BOLANLE AGUNBIADE, THE MAJORITY LEADER, LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IN COMMEMORATION OF JUNE 12 (DEMOCRACY DAY) ANNIVERSARY, TAGGED, ‘JUNE 12: WHERE ARE THE PROPHETS?’

Today, I join other Nigerians home. and abroad to commemorate yet another democracy day; to remember and appreciate our numerous past and present struggles for true democracy. Today, we must call to mind, the significance of June 12 in the democratic trajectory of  Nigeria. In doing this we must recognise the sacrifice made by individuals, some of whom are unsung heroes because they fought the battle of freedom from obscurity, and without notable head count. We should pray for the repose of the many souls that were condemned  to untimely…

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BEING AN ADDRESS BY MR. BABAJIDE OLUSOLA SANWO-OLU, GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, ON THE COMMEMORATION OF HIS ADMINISTRATION’S FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020.

Fellow Lagosians, 1.            On Saturday, March 9, 2019, you demonstrated great confidence in me and in our great party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, by overwhelmingly electing me as the 15th Governor of our dear State. 2.            For me, it remains a humbling privilege to be the leader of a government that you freely and massively elected into office. I remain truly grateful for your trust and confidence. 3.            You will recall that in my acceptance speech, I told you, dear Lagosians, that while the victory may bear my name,…

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Gradual Easing Of Lockdown In FCT, Lagos, Ogun Begins In May

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE CUMULATIVE LOCKDOWN ORDER OF LAGOS AND OGUN STATES AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ON COVID- 19 PANDEMIC AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 27th APRIL, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians 2. I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. 3. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been…

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President BuharI: I Thank You All Most Sincerely For The Great Sacrifice

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE EXTENSION OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA ON MONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2020. 1.   Fellow Nigerians 2.   In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020. 3.   Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions. 4.   As your democratically elected leaders, we…

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