Urban Highlife singer, Adekunle Gold, has released a new single titled, ‘Money’, a masterpiece on his highly anticipated album ‘About 30’ recorded live with the 79th Element.
The track,which was produced by Pheelz, is an urban highlife song that speaks about the realities of being without money.
According to the singer,‘Money’ was inspired by one of his trips to Dubai where he realized he couldn’t afford all the good things life has to offer.
In the song’s intro, the ‘Pick Up’ crooner, is full of appeal to God to provide him with plenty money.
“Father plant money for my backyard, plenty money for my house O; no recession for where you dey”, he sings.
He also appealed to God to assist in improving his financial situation saying: “Debit mi po, family mi po; have mercy on me, give me good life with a lasting peace of mind.”
The lyrics of ‘Money’ reflects the financial situation of average Nigerians who are expecting miracle from God to survive the economc hardship in the country.
Song Link: http://smarturl.it/Money.Audio
Multi-award winning artiste, 2Baba has made a surprise announcement on his social media platforms, asking existing and new users of Western Lotto to fund their account with a minimum of 1000 naira to win free regular tickets for the much anticipated concert tagged ‘Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless : The Lagos Dream’.
The offer by the living musical legend closes by 12.00 noon on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
The concert, which is supported by Western Lotto, is set to be headlined by 2Baba, Tiwa Savage and Flavour.
Attendees of the concert are expected to enjoy the biggest combined catalog of their favourite hit songs by 2Baba, Tiwa Savage and Flavour.
The concert is scheduled to offer an undiluted live music which will be delivered by an amazing 20 piece band.
According to the organisers, the concert will hold on Sunday, October 22, 2017, by 7:00pm at the Eko Convention Centre. Eko Hotels & Suites,Ikoyi,Lagos.
The ticket price range are: Platinum (2.5M), Gold (1.5M), Silver (1M), VIP (20K), Regular (5k).
Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless is a modular fully scripted production that features a deft use of props, elaborate costume, audio-visual content, special effects and a large support cast to deliver an exhilarating concert experience.
Originally built around the enthralling catalogue of 2face Idibia, Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless showcases the legend amidst a stellar cast of the best in the game in a pulsating no-break interpretation of a line-up of some of the biggest hits of the last two decades.
Mr. Eazi has again shown why he remains Nigeria’s hottest music export and rave of the moment as he turned up the heat with yet another electrifying performance at a star-studded Tidal’s third annual charity concert night on October 17, 2017, at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in United States of America (U.S.A).
There was never a doubt that Mr. Eazi’s performance was one of the most anticipated of the night and he did not disappoint as he delivered an amazing performance as the only Nigerian artist to share the stage with Tidal owner, Jay Z; and other music superstars like Dj Khaled, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Stevie Wonder and many more veterans and newbies in the industry.
Mr Eazi pulled out all the stops as he gave a mind-blowing performance, thrilling the fans with his hit songs and dominant stage presence.
His performance definitely earned him plaudits, cheers and numerous accolades from industry buffs, fans, and music critics from all over the world.
Proceeds from the show, which was broadcast live online, were donated towards the relief of those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico.
-As Ambode swears-in Oke as 16th substantive CJ
-We’ll stamp out corruption, uphold rule of law, new CJ vows
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday unveiled plans by the State Government to establish a designated Commercial Courthouse with the overall objective of ensuring speedy resolution of disputes as well as drive commerce and enhance the ease of doing business in the State.
Speaking at the State Executive Chambers in Alausa while swearing-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the 16th substantive Chief Judge of the State, Governor Ambode also called for more reforms aimed at fast-tracking justice delivery without necessarily compromising the fundamental principle of fair hearing and the rule of law.
He said: “There is no gainsaying that Lagos is the commercial nerve centre of the country and it deserves a modern state-of-the-art first class Commercial Courthouse to speedily address commercial disputes in the State.
“We plan to establish a designated Commercial Courthouse with the objective of ensuring speedy consideration of commercial matters. It is hoped that this courthouse will accommodate all commercial related organs of the judiciary in order to drive commerce and improve the ease of doing business.”
The Governor, who described the swearing-in ceremony as an affirmation of the belief of the present administration in the rule of law and the importance of the judiciary to the democratic system, said it was gratifying that the State judiciary, since the emergence of Justice Idowu Conrad-Taylor as the first Chief Judge of the State in 1967, had been the only democratic arm of government that had experienced a seamless transition in its leadership.
He said the 50 years of seamless transition aptly qualified the judiciary as one of the most resilient institutions in the State, and congratulated judiciary workers and all the past and present Chief Judges of the State for maintaining the integrity of the institution.
While congratulating Justice Oke, Governor Ambode said the development was a confirmation of her competence, experience and character to preside over the sacred temple of justice, just as he expressed absolute confidence in her intellectual capacity to steer the ship of the State Judiciary on a smooth sail.
The Governor, who alongside the Chief Judge are fellows of the Fulbright Scholarship of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship from the United States of America, said it was important for Justice Oke to see her appointment as a platform to sustain and improve on the enviable reputation which the State Judiciary had built for itself over the years.
Speaking on areas requiring improvement, Governor Ambode said: “One area of our Judicial System which I consider as work in progress is the speed of justice delivery in the State. We have made significant progress in this regard with the various reforms that have been initiated and implemented.
“However, I believe strongly that we can do more by stepping up our efforts so that the wheel of justice can roll faster without necessarily compromising the fundamental principle of fair hearing and the rule of law.”
He said owing to the fact that judges in the State face enormous work load as the State judiciary is the busiest in the country, his administration was determined to seek a significant increase in the number of judges to enhance turn-over of cases in the State. He also assured of continued cooperate with the judiciary in developing and implementing appropriate strategies to ensure justice is done speedily.
In her vote of assurance, Justice Oke thanked Governor Ambode and other stakeholders for the confidence reposed in her, saying that she would key into the vision of the Governor who she described as a performer and a big dreamer, to transform the State Judiciary.
The CJ vowed that the Lagos judiciary, under her, would uphold rule of law in interpreting laws, stamp out all forms of official corruption and ensure speedy dispensation of justice, as well as improve public access, transparency and accountability to boost confidence of the public in the judiciary, among others.
Justice Oke was earlier sworn-in as the CJ in acting capacity on September 25, 2017 after the retirement of former Chief Judge, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade on September 24, 2017. Her swearing-in as the substantive CJ, however, followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and confirmation by the Lagos State House of Assembly.
One Night Stand With Adekunle Gold (ONSWAG) is a live music concert featuring Adekunle Gold & The 79th Element performing carefully curated songs from Adekunle Gold’s repertoire.
Organized and powered by Bavent Street Live, this concert is set to hold at The Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel Lagos on Boxing Day, 26th of December, 2017.
The live music concert will showcase the Urban Highlife singer and his band, The 79th Element, thrill and entertain the audience with classy and authentic performances.
Adekunle Gold plans to light up the stage this December with his unique sound and electrifying performances in this groundbreaking concert.
Reveling in the success of his sold-out prodigious ‘One Night Stand’ London and Dublin concerts, Adekunle Gold’s highly energetic and undeniable stage presence will be in full view for his fans, and the surprise features will add to the excitement that is One Night Stand With Adekunle Gold (ONSWAG).
Date: 26th December, 2017.
Venue: The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel.
The Lagos State Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has commenced operation “Show Your Licence’’ across the state to arrest drivers without valid licence and curb road crashes.
Mr Hyginus Omeje, the State Sector commander, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday.
“The state command, this week, inaugurated operation ‘Show your License’ campaign across the state to arrest motorists who had no valid driving license.
“We are doing this as part of our ember month programmes to sensitise drivers on the need to possess valid licences before driving,’’ he said.
Omeje said that the state command recorded 57 road crashes in the third quarter of 2017, adding that the development showed a decrease of 46.2 per cent, compared to the same period in 2016.
According to him, there are 55, 802 unclaimed licences in the sector command due to the failure of many drivers to claim such documents.
Omeje noted that enforcement of speed limiters had brought tremendous reduction in road accident across the state.
The sector commander who said all commercial fleet operators must to install the speed limit device in their vehicles, noted that compliance level had reached 33.1 per cent in the state.
Omeje said that personnel of the command, on patrol, stopped 6, 007 vehicles in the last three months, adding that out of the number, 1, 993 vehicles had had the device installed.
According to him, 4,014 vehicles without the device and others motorists are booked.
According to him, another 192 motorists were cautioned while seven motorists were charged to court for allegedly failing to install speed limiter.
Omeje also said that there was plan to equip all the patrol vehicles in the state with breathalyzers to detect motorists, especially the commercial ones driving under the influence of alcohol.
Folarin Joseph Oluwatubodun & Oluwatobi Oguntoki
The chairman, Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Adeola Banjo led other political office holders and civil servants in the council on lassa fever and monkeypox awareness on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
The campaign took the council officials and staff to different streets and areas in the local government.
The sensitization which kicked-off around 10am in Isiu from where the train moved to Adamo, Igbaga/Olorunda and Maya.
The train is currently enroute Odogunyan from where they are expected to also visit other parts of the council.
The Lagos State Government has amended the charges it filed against Evans and the five others.
The Director of Public Prosecution, DPP Lagos State, Titilayo Shitta-Bey told Justice Hakeem Oshodi that the amendment relates only to the punishment section for the second charge.
The DPP also submitted that there is no material change in the nature of the offence which still remains conspiracy and the kidnap of one Dunu Donatus, Channels Television reports.
She urged the court to allow the defendants take fresh pleas to the amended two count charges.
Counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje has opposed the move for fresh pleas.
He told the judge that he had only just been served in court this morning with the amended charge and he needed time to confer with his client.
He then asked the court to grant him a short adjournment so he could get a proper brief from his clients on how to proceed.
The other defence counsel except for the counsel for the 4th defendant aligned with his submission. The 4th defence counsel, Mr Olanrewaju Ajanaku told the court that he was ready to proceed as there was no material change in the charges.
After listening to all the lawyers, Justice Oshodi declined to grant an adjournment but instead opted to stand down the case for 45mins to enable the lawyers to confer with their clients.
The court has adjourned till 11.45am.
The socio-cultural group, IREP-Ikorodu Division Rebirth Foundation on Wednesday, October 19, 2017, released the logo for the inaugural Asa carnival in Ikorodu division.
Members of the group initiated by the Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Opomulero of Ikorodu kingdom, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade also visited Ikorodu Ferry Terminal, venue of the carnival where they posed with official t-shirts for the historic cultural display scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Part of the group’s aims and objectives were to serve as a mechanism to prosecute a rebirth of the cultural and tradition of Ikorodu that is fast going into oblivion; identifying and propagating the numerous tourist potentials of the ancient towns in Ikorodu division with a view to awakening consciousness to them; documenting and publishing the cultural, traditional and natural monuments and festival that could attract tourism to Ikorodu and seeking the attention of Government and securing the assistance and support of the Government and the Corporate Business Sector for the propagation and projection of outstanding monuments and traditional festivals among others.
By Kunle Adelabu, Adekunle Okikiola & Folarin Joseph Oluwatunbosun.
-Increased number of monthly beneficiaries of ‘Apo-Anu’ to 500
-Party chairmen in the division pledged to give him return ticket
In this clime, it is difficult for most politicians to publicly declare that they have fulfilled all their electoral promises because public service is more of a lip service than truly serving the people, but the the case of Hon. Babajimi Benson, the lawmaker representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, is exceptionally different as he has confidently declared that he has not only fulfilled his electoral promises but that he has done that in a record time of two and half years.
The lawmaker made this exemplary declaration during the World Food Day celebration which incidentally coincided with the first year anniversary of his operational group, iCare Foundation, through which he reaches out to less privileged and indigent members of his constituency such as widows, elderly persons and physically challenged persons among others by distributing food items to them monthly.
The event was held at the Hon. Babajimi’s Federal Constituency Office located along Ipakodo/Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Raising a booklet he published before the 2015 General Elections where his campaign manifestos were listed, Hon. Benson stated: “In this are our campaign manifestos upon which we sought your support and we are glad to inform you that we have implemented everything”, he declared with confidence.
“I have perused it and openly declare that we have implemented all that we promised in two and half years. Part of our promises was that I will champion the amendment of the constitution which our leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and our Governor, Mr akinwunmi Ambode, have been championing. Today, I’m on the Constitutional amendment committee which I never thought of when I was preparing my manifestoes’ document.”
“The foodbank programme that I have been executing through iCare is not my idea but that of my wife because of her love for my people, especially those vulnerable and less privileged”, Hon. Benson revealed.
He added that his wife, in most cases, comes to his rescue in funding the monthly Foodbank programme, which has been held ceaslessly for a year.
“Beacause of the size of my constituency, I, most times, experienced financial challenges but my wife has been my saviour during such moments. I want you to always pray for her too when you remember me in your prayers”, he implored the beneficiaries.
“My Constituency and that of my colleagues in Alimosho with six local councils each are the largest constituencies in the country. There are lawmakers with one or two local government. Aside Ikorodu and Alimosho Federal Constituencies, the highest local councils in other federal constituencies are four”, he stated.
I also want to thank the Director-General of iCare Foundation, Mayor Deen Sanwoola,as well as Mr Bayo Oteju, Comrade Kehinde Okeowo and other members of iCare for making the foodbank programme an initiative which many of my colleagues are consulting me to learn how we have been able to achieve success with it.”
He equally thanked the beneficairies, party leaders and other constituents for their prayers and supports.
Mayor Deen Sanwoola, the Director-General, iCare Foundation, in his welcome address stated that iCare Foodbank programme does not have special funding but that it is being solely funded from the income of Hon. Babajimi and wife.
He added that there are about 65,000 Foodbanks in the United States of America,which is the most in the world, but that there is no sngle person funding it.
“In Lagos State, there are three Foodbank initiatives out of which one has folded-up and another has not distributed food to the beneficiaries in the last six months whereas, the iCare initiative, which is the third, has been consistent in the last one year distributing food items on monthly basis.”
“Whereas, the other two are not being sponsored by an individual but rely on collections of money and food items from other sources, iCare Foodbank is solely being funded by Hon. Babajimi and wife from their personal earnings. Even in America, the Foodbanks are receiving support from the government, corporate bodies and individuals.”
While stating that monthly beneficiaries would increase from 300 to 500 starting from this month (October 2017), Mayor Sanwoola also announced some changes in the process of nominating beneficiaries.
“Starting from this month, we shall increase the number of the beneficiaries from 300 to 500 monthly. This is because we aim at making more people to benefit from the gesture of Hon. Benson and wife.
“We are not only distributing food items but also putting in place measures to guide the beneficiaries on how to ensure balanced diet. We are to guide you on what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner”, Mayor Sanwoola stated.
“Our ultimate prayer is that the beneficiaries would not be endless receivers, but will also develop the capacity to say thank you and start nominating others to benefit”, he added.
He added that aside the Foodbank programme, Hon. Benson also has other programmes which were designed to empower constituents socially and economically.
“Some critics have been saying that we should rather ‘teach people how to catch fish rather than giving them fish to eat’ but my response to that is that what trade do you want to taech the bulk of the beneficiaries who are aged and senior citizens? Even those that still have the capacity to learn trade still need to have to eat for them to be actively engaged.”
“Aside the iCare Foodbank tagged ‘Apo-Anu’, Hon. Benson also has other programmes for the youths which were designed to make them economically viable and employable.They are Startup Ikorodu, Job fair, employment databank, empowering people with Marwa and motorcyles among others.”
“The lawmaker has also been embarking on ‘Back-to-School’ project through which blocks of classrooms have been donated to schools while many school buildings have been rehabailitated. All these are outside his primary duty which he has been discharging effectively.”
All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos East Senatorial leader, Alhaji Gafaar, while speaking at the event commended the Hon. Benson for caring for many constituents,stating that the gesture has lessen the party leaders’ burden.
In his own remark, Alhaji Badru Enifeni, a divisional leader of the ruling party, who openly declared that he never supported the candidature of Hon. Benson, also commended him for not discriminating against leaders and others that did not supported his dream but rather, giving them what is due to them.
“There has never been an honourable like Hon. Benson, because those that have been there before him never looked back. He is different. I have heard about the iCare Foodbank, but never believe that it truly existed until I got an invite and witness the distribution today”, Alhaji Enifeni added.
Speaking on behalf of the six APC Local Government Areas in Ikorodu division, Evangelist Falohun thanked Hon. Benson for been a good representtaive of their party and added that the six chairmen have concluded plans to return him for another term.
“When we started selling his candidature to the party in 2015, there were many obtacles. Many did not believe that he was marketable but today, he has proved that he’s a relaible representative that everybody can rely with. He has out-performed those before him. He also has never disappointed us.”
“We the party chairmen have concluded that he will get a return ticket to Abuja for second term becusae of his performances”, he declared.
Also at the event, 500 less privileged and vulnerable constituents benefited from the iCare’s Foodbank largesse to mark the one year anniversary.
According to the iCare Director-General,the ‘Bags of Mercy’ (Apo Anu) distributed at the event contained food items such as rice, sugar, salt, sardine, indomie, spaghetti, custard and garri among other food items.
What The Beneficiaries Say About Hon. Benson And His Foodbank Initiative
Mrs Toyin Olaosebikan, Imota LCDA
I love this intiative. May God continue to bless Hon. Benson and his family.
Mrs Ganiyat Lawal, Imota LCDA
Hon. Benson has been helping me to stay out of hunger. May God bless him abundantly.
Mr C.O. Alubiagba, Ijede LCDA
Jimi is a very wise man and a responsible representative. It is not easy to feed many people. He brain shall not ceased to function properly. I thank him and may God bless him.
Mrs Adejoke Agiri, Ikorodu Central Local Government
Big thanks to Hon. Benson because this is not an easy task. May God continue to bless him, his wife and family.
Mrs Salawu Victoria, Ikorodu Central Local Government
I thank Hon. Benson and wife very much for not allowing my family and I to die of starvation.
Mr Sikiru Awomodu, Ikorodu Central Local Government
I like this programme. It is an honest one. May God continue to provide for him and his family the same way he has been providing for many people.
Mrs Abosede, Ikorodu Central Local Government
This is my first time here and I am very happy about it. Jimi is helping so many people in the division. This is an honest initiative and not politics as usual.
Mr Akin Osun, Odogunyan, Ikorodu North LCDA
This is the first time I’m benefitting from Hon. Benson’s food distribution, though I have been hearing about it from those who have benefitted from it .He is a good man.
Mrs Esther Ayeni, Odogunyan, Ikorodu North LCDA
Some people have occupied the position that Hon. Benson is occupying before but they have gone into oblivion because they did nothing to positively impact the lives of those that they represented. Hon. Benson has been performing and we thank God for his life.
Mrs Ayo Awolalu, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA
I have been benefitting from his gesture. His representtaive is truly impacting on the masses positively.