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Lagos Govt. releases programmes to celebrate Nigeria at 59

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L-R: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mrs. Omobolanle Ogunmola; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mrs. Adekanye Adebunmi Elizabeth; Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, during a press briefing on the 59th Independence Day Celebration at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa Secretariat, on Thursday.

The Lagos State Government has outlined activities to celebrate the 59th Independence anniversary of Nigeria.

Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf flanked by her counterpart in the Ministry of Information and Strategy Mr. Gbenga Omotoso stated at press conference on Thursday in Lagos that the government was fully ready to celebrate the anniversary.

She disclosed that the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat would lead the Executive Council members and other Muslim faithful in the State, to the Secretariat Mosque Alausa, for Jumat Service and Special Prayers for continuous peaceful co-existence of Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general on Friday, 27th of September, while the State Governor,. Babajide Sanwo-olu is billed to lead the Executive Council members and other dignitaries to the Chapel of Christ the Light, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, for a Church Service.

According to him, ‘’The Grand Finale of this year’s celebrations will witness His Excellency the Governor declaring open an exhibition of Arts and Crafts depicting the chronicle of events surrounding Nigeria’s Independence to date, while the climax of this year’s celebration will be a fun fiesta at the Police College ground.’’

However, she said the state government had reiterated its commitment to ethic and religious harmony in the state, as religion which had been source of instability in other parts of the country had remained its own source of strength and unity in Lagos.

Akinbile-Yussuf said the state, being the capital of the country when Nigeria became an Independent nation from the British Colonial Rule on the 1st October, 1960 could afford not to roll out drums to mark the nation’s independence.

She noted that the peaceful co-existence of the two major religions in Nigeria – Christianity and Islam, while ensuring that other religious beliefs were not left out in the scheme of things in the State.

“The Ministry of Home Affairs, through the Nigeria Inter Religious Council, (NIREC) has ensured that matters of religious issues that could easily degenerate to acrimony are nipped in the bud on a regular basis, through consultations, consolidation and dialogue.

‘’It will interest you to know that while Religion, which is a source of instability in other states has remained our own source of strength and unity in Lagos, we make bold to say that, Lagos remains the only State in Nigeria that has truly upheld the vision of the founding fathers in Nigeria and those who indeed fought for our Independence as a Nation.

“The likes of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Pa Enahoro and others will be happy in their graves seeing what Lagos stands for and how we have held Nigeria together as a nation. Today, there is no tribe or tongue that is not represented in Lagos.

‘’Lagos indeed has remained a home for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion and this is the major reason why this Independence Day Celebration is very dear to us as a State and we will not spare any expense to roll out the drums come 1st October, 2019,” she said.

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ALL SET AS SIJU ILUYOMADE PLAYS HOST TO THOUSANS OF PROMINENT NIGERIA WOMEN AT 2019 ARISE WOMEN CONFERENCE

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All is set as the highest convergence of prominent, technocrats, icons of business women in Nigeria will berth this weekend at the 11th edition of  Arise Women’s Conference put together by quintessential lawyer, Dr [Mrs] Siju Iluyomade, Convener and Founder of Arise Women Initiative, a faith-based Non-Governmental Organization. The annual event which is strategically designed to educate, empower majorly the women folk in the society will be held inside the popular RCCG, City of David, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
With huge momentum and great anticipation already gathering ahead of this year’s Conference which hold on Saturday 26th October 2019, the organizer led by Dr Iluyomade, wife of Shepherd in the Lord at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish, Dr Idowu Iluyomade, has invited top female dignitaries across the country as speakers and special guests to grace this years edition which is tagged #BLOOM.

 Leading the pack is the First Lady of Host State, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and wife of Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Others include First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, her Edo State counterpart, Mrs Besty Obaseki and that of Ogun-State, Mrs Bamdele Abiodun. Also on the list to grace the event is present and former First Lady of Kwara State Mrs Olufolake Abdulrasaq and Mrs Omolara Omolewa Ahmed.

Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Mrs Salamotu Gbajabiamila, wife of Speaker of House of Representative will also be joined by distinguished Businesswomen and Boardroom gurus, Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of FirstBank ,Dr Stella Okoli of Emzor Pharmaceutical Ltd among others

This year’s Conference which is coming after the successful empowerment programme for over 1000 individuals, Arise Women Health walk by the NGO will also attract thousands of participant, with free shuttle buses provided in strategic location in the state as well as free medical checkups.

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Men staring at women’s boobs 10 minutes daily will live longer: Scientists

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•A woman shows her boobs partly at an audition for contestants at the BBA in Lagos,in 2012.

Men who stare at women’s breasts for 10 minutes daily will live longer and will also be healthier, a study done by a German scientist, Karen Weatherby, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine said.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the study, which was carried out over a period of five years, involved 500 men, half of whom were instructed to stare at women’s breasts in a lustful manner for no less than 10 minutes every day.

The other half were instructed to abstain from doing such.

It concluded that men who stared at breasts, more often, showed lower rates of heart problems, slower resting heart rate and lower blood pressure, all of which enable a healthy living and long life.

The study said men should stare at breasts for 10 minutes a day to improve the wellness of their hearts and live longer.

“Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female every day is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out,” the study revealed.

When the two groups of men were tested, men that stared at breasts daily had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates, as well as fewer instances of coronary artery disease.

“Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation. Gazing at breasts makes men healthier and engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack by half.

“We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life for four to five years,’’ he added.
(NAN)

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Zenith Carax Boss, Olamilekan Adelana To Chair 14th Lagos Ikeja City Award

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As the forthcoming Lagos Ikeja City Award gathers momentum  come 8th Sunday, December, 2019 the epoch making annual event will hold.
Contrary to the normal ritual of giving awards, there will be a seminar like discourse that will focus on housing; one of the major problems being faced by Lagosians.
To make it unique,  Hon. Toke Benson Awoyinka Special Adviser to Executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu on housing will be the guest speaker, stakeholders in Real Estate and Housing range from individuals and Government experts will be there to educate and enlighten people.
The theme for this year edition; REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IDENTIFYING KEY STAKEHOLDERS: How Can Government Be Involved, is basically to educate participants on Housing and its rudiments.
According to the Convener ; Sola Olugbemiro, “Aims and objectives of an award ceremony shouldn’t be basically profit making. Avenue should be created to educate participants and let them gain one or two things. This is the reason why we bring in this new concept.
However top on the list of distinguished personalities to witness the 2019 edition of Lagos Ikeja City Award are; His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State who is the Host. Hon. Francis Babatunde Oke, Chairman, Onigbongbo LCDA Co-host, Hon. Moruf Akindero Fatai, Commissioner for Housing Lagos State, Special guests of honor.
Undisputable big player in haulage business and reknown philanthropist, Mr. Olamilekan Adelana, CEO Zenith Carex Int’l Ltd, is chosen as the Chairman of the event, he will also been picking award as Outstanding Philanthropist of The Year Humanity.
Mr. Julius Oyedemi, MD, PWAN Plus, the Key Note Speaker.
The event will take place at Presken And Resorts located at 17 Alayande Avenue, Obafemi Awolowo Way, opposite Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.

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