TRIBUNAL JUDGMENT : ASIWAJU WILL DELIVER ON PROMISE – SANUSI
All Progressives Congress (APC) Stalwart in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS) has described the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) as a “democratic expression of the true intent of Nigeria Constitution ”.
The Tribunal panel, led by Haruna Tsammani, on Wednesday dismissed the petitions of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party’s Peter Obi and the All Peoples Movement (APM) against the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the APC in the 25 February.
The Tribunal also dismissed the case of double nominations against Vice President Kashim Shettima.
Sanusi, in is reaction after the judgement of the tribunal attributed Asiwaju’s victory to “the favour and grace of God and the magnanimity of the Nigerian electorates”, who he said freely gave him the mandate, adding that “God alone gives power to whosoever He chooses.”
The Awori born Prince of Lagos State commended the tribunal for upholding what he described as a ” freely giving popular mandate ” by Nigerians.
“I commend Nigerians and assure them that, PBAT will deliver on his campaign promises as contained in the Renewed Hope Agenda.”
Speaking on lessons learned, the US trained tax expert said the 2022 Electoral Act as amended would help do away with political gangsterism and rascality.
He said any appearance of political surmansault which relates to the interpretation of the electoral Act had come to an end with the current pronouncements by the PEPT because it has redefined the democratic processes.
PLS, as he is fondly called also expressed optimism on the various economic efforts of PBAT despite the current economic situation.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. @jidesanwoolu has declared Monday August 21st as Work Free Day for all Public Servants in the State.
The Isese festival, marked annually on August 20, is celebrated by adherents of the Yoruba traditional religion. The day is commemorated by several processions and worships of the multitude of gods that make up the Yoruba traditional religion pantheon.
The Isese Day, has been set aside in Lagos to celebrate the indigenous Yoruba culture and traditions as well as the preservation of the Yoruba heritage.
According to a circular issued by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, this Year’s Isese Day celebration will hold on Sunday, 20th August, 2023.
He stated further that the declaration of Work Free Day by Governor Sanwo-Olu is reaffirmation of his “commitment to continue to provide necessary support to traditional institutions in the State with a view to promoting our indigenous culture and tradition while preserving our heritage”.
The circular announced Tuesday, 22nd August at 8a.m. prompt as resumption of work for all State workers.
The indigenous religion of the Yoruba people, Isese, is dated as having begun as early as 500–300 B.C.E., according to existing archaeological evidence.
Isese, the Yoruba word for tradition, is also used to denote different kinds of festivals held by adherents of the Yoruba traditional religion or culture in Nigeria and Cuba, Brazil, the United States, Benin, and other countries.
The Yoruba people and descendant are black people who occupies the south-western area of Nigeria in Africa. The origin and existence of the Yoruba race can be traced to their ancient father ODUDUWA who migrated from the ancient city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The historical Yoruba develop in situ, out of earlier (Mesolithic) Volta-Niger populations, by the 1st millennium BC. Archaeologically, the settlement at Ile-Ife can be dated to around the 10th to 6th century BC, with urban structures appearing in the 4th-7th Centuries
@45 : SANUSI CELEBRATES WIFE, OMOLARA, CALLS HER ” BLESSING OF A LIFETIME”
A contemporary man is not the first to enjoy unrestrained love and loyalty from his wife. In the past, countless men successfully obtained the heart of their wives, treasuring it to the point of speechlessly compelling these women to give their best. For Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS), All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain and Boardroom guru, having a wife like Dr Omolara A. Sanusi is the “blessing of many lifetimes”.
Push News 24 International reports that while commemorating his wife’s big-day he said “In recent times, Dr Omolara has demonstrated her matchless love for me , her husband and family. Despite being a fairly reserved person, the lady has never blushed to tell the world that her heart belongs to her husband and that she takes him more seriously than anything else. When she recently took it upon herself to celebrate our conjugal years together as a man and wife, people were not surprised that she gave her best”.
Describing her personae, Sanusi said ” Truth be told, Lara’s things are always colourful and deliberate”.
“Lara is a very understanding woman, she takes every opportunity to celebrate and honour her family, while also wowing the public into celebrating her. And even though she does not make as much noise as her peers, the deluge of goodwill that has accompanied her yearly birthday established that her doings in business, career in the health care industry and other spaces have started entering the books of other people, many of whom would be content in following her to learn how to be a successful wife to a very involving husband”
“Describe her as an epitome of integrity, beauty, and dexterity, and you are just stating the obvious about this woman of many parts”
“Her peers describe her as a humble, passionate advocate of peaceful co-existence and non-violence, Dr Omolara was in her element during the celebration of her modest 45th birthday. Her achievements and contributions to the nursing and health Care industry as it affects humanity in her over 20 years of public and private service career have been recognized with various honours home and abroad”.
Sanusi noted that his wife’s sincerity of purpose, meticulous handling of sensitive issues, and capacity to share her vision and carry others along easily pedestal her for greater heights.
PLS while wishing her many fruitful years ahead, took the opportunity to also address his Amuwo Odofin Constituency
“I remain truly committed to my values of improving lives for my constituents and Nigerians at large” he said.
UPS FOR NIGERIANS AS GOOGLE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTS NAIRA AS A MEANS OF TRANSACTIONS
Google has partnered with Verve to make digital transactions on Google Play Store easier for Nigerians.
The firm noted that as from Wednesday, Nigerians could now use their Verve cards to make purchases on the Google Play Store.
It stated that under its new partnership, Google would process Verve transactions within Nigeria, and the transactions would be undertaken in naira and treated as local transactions by the country’s banking institutions.
Google in Nigeria – celebrating the company’s presence in Africa’s largest market, Google confirmed that the ‘Nigerian-sounding voice’ was part of its new offerings to its Nigerian users.At the event, Google also announced several new products and initiatives, including a $4m fund for African youths and an app that teaches kids how to read.
Commenting on the development, Head of Retail and Payment Partnerships, Google Play, Anthea Crawford, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Verve, expanding Google Play access for more Nigerians.
The introduction of local payments with Verve cards is a significant milestone, enabling more Nigerians to participate in the app economy and access the apps they need.”
The Managing Director Verve International, Vincent Ogbunude, added, “The integration with Google Play is a significant stride towards achieving Verve’s vision of promoting financial inclusion. We are excited to bring digital content and services closer to Verve cardholders, hence bridging the digital divide.”
Recall that in 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained the reason for the sudden disappearance of the newly launched e-naira speed wallet from Google’s play store.
The bank explained that the app’s disappearance was only temporary as it was undergoing an important upgrade aimed at tackling glitches noticed since its launch.
Director of Corporate Communications of the bank, Osita Nwanisobi, gave the explanation on Thursday in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state.
He was speaking at a CBN Fair for the southeast geo-political zone, which held simultaneously in Ebonyi and Abịa States.
The e-Naira Speed Wallet app had gone missing from the Google Play Store just days after its launch on Monday, 25th of October 2021.
Google in Nigeria – celebrating the company’s presence in Africa’s largest market, Google confirmed that the ‘Nigerian-sounding voice’ was part of its new offerings to its Nigerian users.At the event, Google also announced several new products and initiatives, including a $4m fund for African youths and an app that teaches kids how to read.“We are here for the long-haul,” Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan told journalists. “We want people to get the best out of the internet.”Google is one of the most valuable brands in the world. Founded by two Stanford University Ph.D. students in 1998, the company’s flagship product was Search. Today, people perform over 3.5 billion searches daily using Google.Its other products – Gmail, Youtube, Chrome, Maps, Translator, Android – are also used every day by billions of people. Android alone runs on more than two billion devices.For the last quarter of 2018, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced revenues of $31.84 billion.In Nigeria, Google is a household name, especially among young people with smartphones. For many, the company’s name is synonymous with the World Wide Web.But access to the Internet remains limited for the majority of Nigerians. In 2018, Google announced Google Station for Nigeria, a program to provide high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots across five Nigerian cities.Google wants more Nigerians to get online and to have a valuable experience; this has shaped the trajectory of its product innovation and initiatives for Nigeria in recent years; based on the news from this year’s Google in Nigeria event, the trend is set to continue.
In an unprecedented social media post,a Cameroonian lady , Danny Zara, a young woman has revealed her audacious plan to embark on a 200-hour sex marathon
Danny Zara has announced publicly her plans to embark on a 200-hour sex marathon.
Meet a 25-year-old Cameroonian lady (Danny Zara)from Mankon, North West Region of Cameroon, who will be embarking on a mission to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Sex duration.
The current record for the longest Sex duration is (15hours 7mins & 23 seconds)and has been held by a Nigerian man since 2013.
Zara, in a post on Facebook, said that the Guinness World Record is “aware of my proposed attempt to have continuous sexual intercourse for 200 hrs.”
She sought the participation of willing men to join her in the endeavor slated to start on 17th July to 25th July 2023.
Zara said: “Ladies and Gentlemen, after the confirmation from the Guinness Books of Records, I have decided to break a record of the Longest Sex Hour (Sex_Thon).
“Planet Cameroon, it is time for you to support your own so we can bring this book to our country make Nigeria no help us tear am. Thanks to my defense team, Bella Powers of Bella Powers Voice.
“All we need now are guys that will volunteer themselves for this project to be carried out. Your girl is loyal.”
Danny Zara has engaged in a variety of pursuits throughout her life. She has made a name for herself as a passionate and tenacious Cameroonian. Despite the fact that there are few specifics about her professional background, her recent sex marathon declaration has made her more well-known.
The bold ambition Danny Zara has to pursue a 200-hour sex marathon is one thing that makes her stand out. The goal of this enormous project is to beat the current Guinness World Record. Zara recently revealed her goal to have nonstop sex for a staggering 200 hours in a bold Facebook post.
Danny Zara is actively looking for capable people who are willing to join her on this historic voyage in order to complete this achievement. Even if the idea of such a marathon may raise questions and pique interest, it’s crucial to approach the subject with an open mind and respect for the variety of human goals and aspirations.
It is important to recognize that taking part in such an event should be voluntary, responsible, and lawful. Everyone involved must have honest conversations about limits, consent, and personal wellbeing.
Zara’s announcement has sparked a mixed reaction among the public, with many expressing surprise, curiosity, and admiration for her boldness. However, concerns have been raised regarding the physical and mental health implications of such a strenuous undertaking.
As news of Zara’s upcoming sex marathon spreads, the spotlight has turned to the Guinness World Records organization, which is known for recognizing extraordinary and often eccentric achievements. While the organization has not released an official statement regarding Zara’s attempt, it is anticipated that they will carefully assess the circumstances and stipulations surrounding her proposed record-breaking endeavor.
The specific sum of Danny Zara’s wealth is still unknown as of this writing. Even if her next project has received a lot of attention, it is important to keep in mind that a person’s worth or accomplishments should not only be determined by their financial situation. The human spirit and the pursuit of one’s desires are both attested to by Zara’s pursuit of individual objectives and breaking down barriers.
A wonderful monument to Danny Zara’s tenacity and bravery is her decision to engage in a 200-hour sex marathon. Inspiring people who dare to dream big, Zara’s quest for a Guinness World Record defies social conventions and tests personal limits. As we excitedly anticipate the results of her enormous project, let’s remember how important it is to have open discussions about sexuality, consent, and personal fulfillment.
With her Facebook post going viral and garnering significant attention from both local and international audiences, Zara awaits the participation of men willing to volunteer for this unprecedented project. Her determination to conquer new frontiers and secure a place in history is met with anticipation, skepticism, and curiosity as the countdown to the highly anticipated event begins.
ALAMUWO : PLS CONDOLES WITH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF KUJE-AMUWO
Prince Lanre Sanusi (PLS) has condoled the government and the indigenous people of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency over the passing of the Alamuwo on the 14th of June, 2023, in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State, noting that Oba Olayemi’s reign witnessed transformations in his domain.
The financial expert cum politician said the Alamuwo’s years of rule was remarkable. Most significant was the emphasis he placed on community development, encouraging learning as a culture and the promotion of peaceful co-existence as a necessity, he added.
Sanusi particularly lauded the late traditional ruler for promoting values of peace and stability.
PLS, an Awori born equally noted that the late traditional ruler took part in many stakeholders meetings and conferences to shape the future of the country and Amuwo Odofin FederalConstituency, including leaving words of wisdom which he shared at every opportunity on unity and people-focused grassroot governance.
‘Oba Olayemi a unifier, a progressive’s passing came as a shock to us”.
The statement, signed by Sanusi on behalf of his family and Team, described the Alaafin as a traditional ruler who brought respectability to the stool bequeathed to him by his fathers.
“Oba Olaeyemi used the entire years he spent on the throne to build bridges of friendship across all divides,” the statement said.
“He was a unifier in words and in deed. He was a progressive and a philosopher king.
“He worked so hard to mould his kingdom into a modern city and was always available to speak for the people when occasion demanded.
“Everyone who ever interacted with him knew his worth as a great repository of history, culture and tradition of his people.
“Kuje-Amuwo kingdom has lost a father and a king; Yorubaland and Aworis have lost a leader and Nigeria has lost a patriot and a nationalist.”
Push News 24 International reports that details of the burial and traditional proceedings are still very sketchy and members of the Amuwo-Odofin community are advise and to be guided with activities with their domain.
LAGOS STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FELICITATES WITH PRINCE RABIU ADIO OLUWA, ONE OF LAGOS STATE G.A.C MEMBERS ON HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSAY.
…………..Recounts Him As One The Brain Boxes Of All Progressives Congress In Lagos State……..
……………..Beseeches God For Longetivity Of Life And sound Health For Him………………
……………..Describes Him As A Mentor And Leader Worthy Of Celebration And Emulation………….
“The joy of every business owner is to see the business thriving. The joy of every teacher is to see the students become successful. The joy of every parent is to see the child growing to become somebody in life.
On the other hand, in replication, It is also a thing of joy seeing one’s teacher, leader, guardian, director, adviser, educator and mentor being celebrated on a special day like today.
“Whatever ways people have been describing Prince Rabiu Adio Oluwa, a worthy member of Lagos State Governance Advisory Council (GAC), the Apex Leader of APC Lagos West Senatorial District he befittingly deserves the accolades showered on him as a proven Progressive, a Leader, a Mentor, a Grassrooter Mayor, a Visionary Personality, a Solid Mobilizer, a Stabilizer, a Socialite and Political Strategist”~ Lagos State Executive Council.
“Indeed you have proven yourself as a bulwark of democracy, a quintessential leader, a true servant of the people, a role model, particularly to all young progressive politicians in Lagos State and in Nigeria.
Through clear actions and deeds, you have unambiguously demonstrated high values and contributed immensely to the development/stability of our noble party and Lagos State”, they extol the diehard progressive leader.
Today is not only special for you, but also for everyone you’ve touched through your many acts of exemplary and fatherly leadership.
Our prayer from the #GreaterLagos team, ably led by the workaholic Captain, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu for you on this auspicious occasion of your birth anniversary is that God Almighty grant you long life in good health and happiness, protect you against all evils, uplift you in all facets of life, above all, take you to the very peak of your heart desire (Amen).
May this day mark the beginning of greater exploits to come in your life Sir.
Lagos State Government has expressed displeasure with the promoters of the “Gangs of Lagos” film/series over what it described as “cultural misrepresentation” as well as portraying the culture of the state in a derogatory manner.
In a reaction by the state government, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf said the Ministry, being the regulatory body and custodian of the culture of Lagos State, viewed the film/series as a mockery of the Heritage of Lagos.
Earlier, Prince Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu, the Apesinọla Ẹyọ Ọba Alakẹtẹ Pupa Ọkalaba Ẹkun, a cultural group, had condemned the film, calling for an immediate withdrawal.
Shodipe-Dosunmu described the film as “ethnic profiling, sacrilegious and outrageous trash.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner expressed her disappointment with the promoters of the film, Jade Osiberu and Kemi Akindoju, for portraying the Eyo Masquerade as a gun-wielding villain while adorning the full traditional regalia.
Instructively, the Eyo Festival is rarely observed and only comes up as a traditional rite of passage for Obas, revered Chiefs and eminent Lagos Indigenes while the Eyo Madquerade is used as a symbol of honour for such personalities and remarkable historical events.
According to Akinbile-Yussuf, “We are of the opinion that the production of the film ‘The Gang of Lagos’ is very unprofessional and misleading while its content is derogatory of our culture, with the intention to desecrate the revered heritage of the people of Lagos.
“It is an unjust profiling of a people and culture as being barbaric and nefarious. It depicts a gang of murderers rampaging across the State”.
The state government maintained that “the Adamu Orisha, popularly known as the Eyo Festival, is rarely observed and only comes up as a traditional rite of passage for Obas, revered Chiefs and eminent Lagosians.”
Akinbile-Yussuf stressed that “the Eyo Masquerade is equally used as a symbol of honour for remarkable historical events.
“It signifies a sweeping renewal, a purification ritual to usher in a new beginning, a beckoning of new light, acknowledging the blessings of the ancestors of Lagosians.”
Lagosians are not Gangsters-Says Eyo custodian,Shodipe-Dosunmu
In an earlier reaction via a statement, Shodipe-Dosunmu, described the film as reckless, disgusting distortion of the sacred illustration of Lagos culture.
According to him, “There is a film presently being promoted by one Jade Osiberu and another character called Kemi Akindoju. The so called movie is an ugly, hate filled mockery of the Lagosian heritage.
“In their reckless, disgusting distortion of the sacred illustration of the Lagosian culture the film makers reduced the Eyo masquerade into a gun toting killing machine, clothing their misfit actors in the full regalia of the Eyo and with the Aga depicting some Conclaves.
“This is a total abomination. It is not only a distortion of our culture, it is a dark insidious profiling of our people as criminals and murderers rampaging across Lagos.
“The Adamu Orisha is a treasured cleansing ritual, a sacred rite performed on the passage of an Oba or for their coronation.
“It is also used to honor distinguished Lagosians as their final rite of transition.
“Since Ejilu and Malakin, the brothers of Olori Olugbani first initiated the Eyo rite in celebration of Oba Ado Keme, the Adamu Orisha has become a sacred ancestral heritage celebrated with awe and deserving adoration.
“It signifies a sweeping renewal, a purificational ritual to usher in a new beginning, a beckoning of new light, acknowledging the blessings of our ancestors.
“To use the sacred Adamu Orisha Masquerade as an object of terror and loose criminality is to savage and despoil the Lagosian tradition.
“It is vile, evil, perverse; an utterly sadistic mangling of who we are as peace loving, accommodating and enlightened people.
“We demand an immediate withdrawal of this sacrilegious and outrageous trash.
“We demand that the National Film and Video Censors Board and all appropriate authorities to ban this blatant mockery disguising as cinematography and impose the most punitive sanctions on the sponsors of this venomous ethnic profiling.
We also appeal to the Lagos State Government, the Oba of Lagos Alayeluwa Oba Rilwan Akinolu, all the custodians of our tradition including the Alaworo of Adamu Orisha and Akinsiku Chief Ademola Dosunmu to rouse up in protective defense of our tradition against the ravages of these agents of condemnable pollution of all that we cherish in this sacred soil of Oba Ado Keme.
“Ethnic profiling is recognized as a crime against humanity by the International Court of Justice.
“This provision can also be invoked against these sacrilegious hate baiters.”
Every year, there is always a movie that leaves viewers wanting more, be it a sequel or a series. Although it might seem too early to conclude which of Nollywood’s 2023 releases has managed to capture viewers’ hearts, it’s undoubtedly that Gangs of Lagos falls into the list of contenders.
The movie’s plot revolves around a group of friends to a life of crime in the famous and daunting streets of Isale Eko. After losing loved ones, they set out on a quest for vengeance to right the wrongs of the gangs on the road.
The Kosoko Royal family position.
Adamu Orisa, Eyo Are Used In Promoting Lagos Heritage, Culture, Not Gangsterism – Oloja of Lagos-Elect
The King Kosoko Royal Family and Oloja Chieftaincy Family of Lagos, have condemned in totality what it termed as gross misrepresentation of the culture and heritage of Lagosians – Adamu Orisa and Eyo, in a film titled, ‘The Gang of Lagos’.
In a statement by Prince Abiola Olojo – Kosoko, the family vehemently opposed and took exception to the portrayer of the Adamu Orisa and Eyo as gun – wielding and violent deities, and means of forcefully acquiring power and control in the society.
The Oloja – elect, who issued the statement on Thursday, in support of the steps so far taken by the Aloworo of Eyo who is the Akinsinku of Lagos, elders and entire Lagosians, pledged the palace continuous support for the redress of the wrong done and more importantly, the desecration of the culture of the people of Lagos.
“The King Kosoko Royal Family and the Oloja Chieftaincy Family of Lagos, condemn in totality the movie called, ‘the Gang of Lagos’, for using the Adamu of Orisa and the Eyo paraphernalia in a way that does not depict the true history and spirit behind Eyo Play”, Prince Kosoko said.
“The King Kosoko Royal Family and the Oloja of Lagos Chieftaincy Families, will join hands with the entire people of Lagos whose pride and heritage have been desecrated, to fight with all legal and traditional means to call those involved to order.
“The Aloworo of Eyo, who is the Akinsinku of Lagos, and all the other elders in Lagos State have been responding to the gross misrepresentation and they are waiting to take other necessary steps which have been put together by the entire Lagosians whose heritage has been given a bad name.
The Kosoko palace and family are fully with them in this regard ”, the Oloja – elect assured. Putting the record straight, Prince Kosoko said that Adamu Orisa is only staged to traditionally usher departed souls into the realm of the dead and not for social engagements.
“There is nowhere in the history of Lagos where Eyo is seen carrying a gun or machete. The only object that Eyo carries is Opambata, the beautiful white regalia to cover its body and the Aga (hat), all of which made it a special deity with reference point which Lagos State as a whole is known with as an insignia to promote culture and tradition.
Unfortunately, somebody has come to use it to promote gangsterism. We would fight and prevent this from continuing”, he said.
“We are not saying that we are against what they are doing, rather, what we are saying is that they should consult with the people in charge of such heritage.
Adamu Orisa and Eyo are not for celebrations of birthdays and other social engagements that celebrate people that are still alive. It is being used to celebrate the dead and ushering their spirits for a better continuous existence in the realm of the dead.
“It is for cleansing. The process that is involved takes a minimum of three months. The ritual rites and necessary procedures must be performed”. He also cautioned and called for the constitution of an special agency of the government that would be saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the culture and tradition of the people, adding that those that will be in charge of such agency must be people that have the full grasp of the task being given to them.
“The Lagos State Censor Board and the National Census Film Censor Board cannot be blamed much, because there is problem of not putting the right people in the right place. You cannot in any way put outsiders in charge of censoring the culture and tradition of a place they know little or nothing about, because such people would not know or even perceive any wrongdoing when such culture and tradition are desecrated”, he said.
“My advice to the film boards is that any movie that has to do with culture and tradition, the producers of such movies should be asked to bring letter of clearance from traditional bodies in charge of such culture or tradition, so that there won’t be any legal issue or problem like we are facing now, and which may adversely affect the success of the Nigerian movie industry.