Friday, September 9, 2016

GOV AMBODE, HON. KASUNMU, OTHER STAKEHOLDERS JOIN HANDS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

(L-R): Hon.Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, Mr KazeemAdeniji (Attorney-General /Comm for Justice,Lagos), His Excellency,Gov Akinwunmi Ambode, Hon. GbolahanYishawu and others...



The campaign against domestic violence in Lagos State was taken to new heights on Thursday when the Lawmaker representing Ikeja Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu flagged-off the first ever All-Male Walk Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
The historic walk, which was part of the efforts of Lagos State Government to holistically eradicate the menace of domestic violence in the state, commenced from Ikeja under the Bridge and proceeded through Obafemi Awolowo Way up to the Governor’s Office in Alausa.
In a brief speech delivered at the flag-off point, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, popularly known as ARK, stated that “A large portion of work on response to Domestic and Sexual Violence has been directed at women and girls; less attention has been placed on men. One of the aims of this ALL-MALE WALK is to change the narrative by purposefully engaging the men, who statistics show are most often perpetrators of these heinous crimes and empower the men folk to become agents of positive change in the society”.
Apart from Honourable Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports and Social Development, other state officials who participated in the walk include Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem; Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Olufemi Odubiyi; Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu; Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission and Special Adviser on Sport to Lagos State Governor, Mr Deji Tinubu and other dignitaries.


 
Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, Teju Babyface,Ali Baba,Mr Deji Tinubuand OmoBaba

Notable entertainers and showbiz personalities such as ace comedians Ali Baba, Teju Babyface, Omobaba and music artiste Bez Idakula also lent support to the campaign against sexual and gender based violence by participating in the walk.
It was a colourful sight as the men-only procession moved from Ikeja under the Bridge through Obafemi Awolowo Way to Allen Junction and Ikeja City Mall displaying banners with various anti-violence messages and distributing fliers to passers-by and motorists.
The walk finally terminated at the Governor’s office, Alausa where His Excellency, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode personally received and addressed the participants.
In his address, Governor Ambode said “The scale of men’s violence against women is enormous and its effect, demoralising. Men as grandfathers, fathers, brothers, sons, husbands and public advocates have pivotal role to play in condemning all forms of violence against women, girls and boys”
Speaking further, the Governor said, “I will like you to join hands with me to say no to rapists and women beaters. We are looking for the first 11 scapegoats whether highly or lowly placed in the society”.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode commended the Lagos State Domestic and sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), organisers of the Walk, for its efforts and gave assurance of his administration’s continued support for the fight against all forms of violence in the state. The Governor later led the walk around the Lagos House.



Monday, November 2, 2015

NOLLYWOOD STAR, MUYIWA ADEMOLA (a.k.a AUTHENTIC) BECOMES BRAND AMBASSADOR


Versatile Yoruba Actor, Muyiwa Ademola (also known as Mr Authentic) has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of wave-making real estate company, Schemelink Properties Ltd. The official signing-on ceremony took place last Saturday 31st October, 2015 at Protea Hotel, Ikeja GRA Lagos and a brand new SUV was also presented to the actor as his official vehicle. The Chairman of the Occasion and member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu eulogised the company’s CEO, Mr Segun Olusanya for his enterprising spirit and vision. Hon. Kasunmu used the occasion to promise the support of Lagos State Government and the Lagos State House of Assembly to operators in the private real estate sector. He also congratulated the new Brand Ambassador and charged him to use his personality to project the image of the company. The company seized the opportunity to unveil its new product, an ultra-modern estate development at Asheshe Village, very close to the new Redeemed Christian Church of God’s new Camp. The MD/CEO of SCHEMELINK PROPERTIES LTD, Mr. Segun Olusanya told reporters at the event that, apart from the new state-of-the-art estate at Asheshe, the company is also developing other estates across the state. Other speakers include Mr. Muyiwa Oluyemi  (the Guest Speaker). Various awards were also presented to deserving staff of the company. The event was anchored by comedienne Lepacious Bose. Below are some of the pictures taken at the event by Sola Folowsele.
Versatile Nollywood Actor & Brand Ambassador, Schemelink Properties Ltd, Mr Muyiwa Ademola with his official car
Versatile Actor & Schemelink Properties Ltd's Brand Ambassador, Mr Muyiwa Ademola(left) welcoming Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu to the event
MD/CEO, Schemelink Properties Ltd, Mr Segun Olusanya and his wife, Odunayo
Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu addressing the gathering
MC of the occasion, Lepacious Bose
Guest Speaker, Mr Muyiwa Oluyemi
Hon. Kasunmu presenting official documents to Mr Muyiwa Ademola (left) in the middle is the company's MD/CEO, Segun Olusanya
Hon. Kasunmu, Muyiwa Ademola & Segun Olusanya
Brand Ambassador, Schemelink Properties Ltd, Mr Muyiwa Ademola(left) receiving the keys to his official car from Hon. Kasunmu, with them is Mr Segun Olusanya, the company's MD/CEO
Nollywood Actor & Brand Ambassador, Schemelink Properties Ltd, Mr Muyiwa Ademola &; his wife, Omolara Ademola
Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu performing the Unveiling of the company's new product
Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu addresing the Press at the occasion
Chairman of the Occasion, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu addresing the Press at the occasion
Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu with Engr & Mrs Adeboye Adenubi
Versatile Actor & Brand Ambassador, Muyiwa Ademola with Engr & Mrs Adeboye Adenubi
Chairman of the Occasion, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu with Lepacious Bose
(L-R): Mrs Omolara Ademola, her husband Muyiwa Ademola with another Yoruba Actor, Kamilu Kompo
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Monday, October 26, 2015

DIGNITARIES STORM IKORODU FOR HON. S.O.B AGUNBIADE’S 51ST BIRTHDAY


Ikorodu city of Lagos was agog for the 51st birthday of Hon. S.O.B Agunbiade on Sunday 25th October, 2015.  The celebrant is the lawmaker representing Ikorodu Constituency 01 at the Lagos State House of Assembly. Hon. Sanai Oyeniran Bolanle Agunbiade studied Biology/Chemistry Education at the Lagos State College of Education, Ijanikin and taught briefly at Ikorodu Grammar School before proceeding to study Law at the Lagos State University. In his univeristy days, he was at the fore-front of student union activities and was elected Lagos State University's SUG President in his final year. He was also a notable voice among Nigeria's pro-democracy activitists. Now in his third term as a lawmaker at the Lagos State House of Assembly, he has contributed immensely to the process of lawmaking in Lagos State. A very brilliant legislator and consummate grassroots politician, Agunbiade became the Majority Leader of House at the inception of the 8th Assembly in June 2015.
It was therefore not surprising that there was a large turn-out of dignitaries from across the state and elsewhere yesterday where he celebrated his 51st birthday in his native Ikorodu. Venue was the Ikorodu Musical Village in the outskirts of the city and in attendance were present and former members of Lagos State House of Assembly, chieftains of APC from all over the state, royal fathers, renowned businessmen and women as well as other personalities. Bonsue Fuji crooner, Adewale Ayuba and his band were on hand to entertain the gathering. Below are some of the photographs taken at the event by Sola Folowosele.

Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade and his wife, Mrs Thairat Adeola Agunbiade
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa(left) with Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade and his wife, Mrs Thairat Adeola Agunbiade
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa right and a guest
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa (right) and his predecessor, Rt Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji
Hon. Desmond Olusola Elliot and his wife (did you notice the logo on his cap?)
The celebrant, Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade waving to his guests
(R-L): Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, Hon. Folajimi Lai-Mohammed & Hon. Desmond Olusola Elliot
The Venue of the event
Way to the venue
The celebrant, Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade (right), Hon Moshood Osun with other distiguished lawmakers
Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Jimoh Olumuyiwa(left) and a guest
Hon. Olayinka Ogundimu (left) & Hon Rotimi Abiru
Clerk of the House, Mr Ganiyu Abiru & his wife
Hon. Lanre Makinde (left) & Hon Tunde Braimoh
The Celebrant, Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade (left) & Hon. Dayo Fafunmi
(L-R): Hon. Desmond Elliot, Hon. Sikiru Osinowo, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu & Mr Ganiyu Abiru
Hon. Olusegun Yishawu (left) & Hon Adedamola Kasunmu
Hon. Desmond Elliot & his wife(4th left) with some the wives of Honourable Members of Lagos State House of Assembly
Mrs Oluwaseun Kasunmu (left),Mrs Desmond Elliot(2nd right) with friends
Hon. Olusegun Olulade(middle), Clerk of the House, Mr Ganiyu Segun Abiru (right) & others at the party
APC Woman Leader (Southwest), Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson with Hon & Mrs Kasunmu
One of the cakes
The Celebrant, Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade with Adewale Ayuba
Representatives of Arewa Community in Ikorodu and environs were in attendance to honour SOB
Hon. Omowunmi Edet (left) & Hon. Adijat Oladapo-Olaleye
Congratulations SOB

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Monday, October 19, 2015

LIST OF GOV AMBODE'S COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR PORTOFOLIOS


Monday 19th October, 2015
COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR PORTFOLIOS
Gbolahan Lawal-------------------------------------------------Commissioner for Housing
Dr. Jide Idris------------------------------------------------------Commissioner for Health.
Folarin Coker---------------------------------Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Seye Oladejo-------------- Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations.
Engr. Ganiyu Johnson------------------------------Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure.
Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau--------------------------- Commissioner for Agriculture.
Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye-----------------Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives.
Mr. Akinyemi Ashade----------------Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget.
Dr. Babatunde Adejare------------- Commissioner for Environment.
Mr. Olawale Oluwo------------------Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources.
Dr. Benson Akintola------------------Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions.
Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi-----------Commissioner for Finance.
Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef---Commissioner for Home Affairs.
Mr. Steve Ayorinde------------------- Commissioner for Information and Strategy.
Mr. Adeniji Kazeem--------------------Commissioner for Justice
Alhaji Musiliu Folami-------------------Commissioner for Local Government, Community Affairs; TPL Wasiu Anifowoshe------------Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development
Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi-------------- Commissioner for Science and Technology
Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola----------Commissioner for Transportation
Engineer Adebowale Akinsanya--Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development;
Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti----Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment;
Hon. Lola Akande--------------------Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation;
Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf------Commissioner for Youth and Social Development.

Gov Akinwunmi Ambode
                  SPECIAL ADVISERS AND THEIR PORTFOLIOS
Mr. Ayodeji Tinubu-----Special Adviser Sports and Chairman Lagos State Sports Council;
Mr. Ganiu Okanlomo Sanni-----------------------Special Adviser, Food Security;
Mrs. Yetunde Onabolu----------------------------Special Adviser, Urban Development;
Mr. Kehinde Joseph---------------------------------Special Adviser, Civic Engagement;
Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola--------------------------Special Adviser, Arts and Culture;
Dr. Olufemi Onanuga------------------------------Special Adviser, Primary Healthcare;
Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh-----------------------Special Adviser, Education;
Hon. Adeyemi Olabinjo---------------------------Special Adviser, Commerce;
Prince Anofi Elegushi------------------------------Special Adviser, Transport;
Mr. Babatunde Hunpe----------------------------Special Adviser, Environment;
Professor Ademola Abass----------------------Special Adviser, Overseas Affairs and Investment;
Mrs. Aramide Giwanson---------------------- Special Adviser, Housing;
Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan----------------------Community and Communications;
Mr. Agboola Dabiri------------------------------Special Adviser, Central Business District.
They were all sworn-in this morning by His Excellency, Gov Akinwunmi Ambode in a very colourful ceremony held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule was also assigned to oversee the Ministry of Education.