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SANWO-OLU SIGNS N1.76 TRILLION LAGOS ‘BUDGET OF CONTINUITY’ INTO LAW ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
STUDENTS IN LAGOS STAGE CONCERT TO ENDORSE SANWO-OLU, TINUBU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
ORIWU, ODOGUNYAN, IPAKODO, OREYO, YEWA & ELEPE JNR SECONDARY SHINES AT INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETICS TRIALS, HUMAN RIGHTS COMPETITION, WORLD SCIENCE DAY 2023 ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: POLICE CONCLUDE TRAINING OF MOBILE COMMANDERS ON ELECTION SECURITY MANAGEMENT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
SUPREME COURT DISMISSES AWESU’S APPEAL FOR IKORODU FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY SEAT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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Jan
2023
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LAGOS DISTRIBUTES 100 VEHICLES TO SUBSTANTIVE DIRECTORS ON GL 17 THROUGH E-BALLOT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

383jenenn8962269018868544818 The Lagos State Government on Thursday, 26th of January 2023, distributed 100 vehicles to Substantive Directors on Grade Level 17, in the Lagos State Public Service through an e-ballot system at an event held at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa-Ikeja.
In his address, the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola congratulated the winners, some of whom participated virtually, noting that the cars are not gifts but what has been earned as work tools. He added that 40 vehicles were allocated to Director on GL 17 in the Teaching Sector, and others were allocated to the Health and Mainstream sectors.
He commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy as the initiator, revealing that Mr Governor has also promised that the State Government will continue to hold the initiative periodically based on the availability of funds.
Muri-Okunola, therefore, urged all Directors that did not win this time around, not to despair but hope that it will be their turn to celebrate when next the initiative would be repeated.
His words, "Let me, first of all, congratulate the winners today, however, I must also reiterate that you should rededicate yourselves to duty because to whom much is given, much is expected. For those who did not win today. You must take heart and hope that it would be your turn next time as the State Government intends to hold the event periodically as well as expand its scope based on the availability of funds”.
The Head of Service averred that the choice of the use of e-ballot was to give every substantive Director equal opportunity in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration.
Permanent Secretary, Mrs Sunkanmi Oyegbola stated that the process streamed live on Twitter and Facebook was transparent, adding that winners would be verified to ensure eligibility.
In his remarks, the Chairman, of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Lagos State Branch, Comrade Olusegun Balogun, commended the State Government for the initiative, noting that the initiative was a landmark achievement by the present administration led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Some of the winners were so thankful and excited for the unexpected gesture of the State Government. They equally commended the e-ballot method of distribution.
Meanwhile, three Medical Doctors from General Hospital Ikorodu were among the winners in the e-ballot.
The winners are the Deputy Medical Director, Dr Olufemi Aletan, Dr Gbadebo-Alake Olakunle, and Dr Jamiu Isiaka Olaiwola.
They've since conveyed appreciation to the Lagos State Government and the Governor, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the bountiful brand-new package of official cars.

The Lagos State Government on Thursday, 26th of January 2023, distributed 100 vehicles to Substantive Directors on Grade Level 17, in the Lagos State Public Service through an e-ballot system at an event held at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa-Ikeja. In his address,

Jan
2023
24

NOUN IKORODU: REP. BABAJIMI BENSON PLEDGED BUILDING TO NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA IKORODU MODEL STUDY CENTRE, PLUS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CONSTITUENTS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

302k3kemm2mmmm5427957998692849441 In a brief discussion with delegates from the National Open University of Nigeria on the 21st of January 2023, Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR has pledged to support the institution with a teaching complex.
Working currently to open a model study centre in Ikorodu, the institution's team met with the national legislator, seeking Rep. Benson's assistance to strengthen the academic body as it extends its teaching arm to the waterbed region.
The meeting was held at the constituency office of the federal lawgiver, which was also graced by the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo kingdom, HRM, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali and Executive Chairman of Ikorodu West LCDA, Hon. Sulaimon Olanrewaju.
Speaking to Ikorodu News Network (INN), the pioneer director of the National Open University of Nigeria, Ikorodu Model study centre, Prof. Ajibola Saheed Oluwatoyin remarked that NOUN is coming to Ikorodu because most of its registered students in the mainland are showing up from Ikorodu axis, which became a spurring factor to expand.
Explaining the essence of meeting Rep. Benson, Prof. Ajibola Saheed Oluwatoyin, a professor of applied mathematics and also the immediate past NOUN Dean Faculty of Sciences, said the need for scholarship arouse due to learners who lack foundational funds.
Prof. Ajibola continued, "Presently, we have 3 study centres (at Obalende, Victoria Island and Apapa study centre) in Lagos State, Ikorodu, being a household name is due for a teaching annex".
"We're establishing Ikorodu model study centre to reduce the cost of transportation incurred by students coming to study with us on the mainland". Distinguishing his institutional mode of studying, Prof. Ajibola explained the effectiveness of NOUN's open and distant learning, adding that the institution eliminates the bottleneck of passing JAMB.
He further noted that with over 100 study centres in Nigeria, the institution correlates the same valid educational standards.
"The strike doesn't affect us here at NOUN and a first-class student from NOUN is considered first-class around the world".
"We're looking at officially starting up the institution with about 5,000 students between January and February of 2023" Prof. Ajibola asserted
While thanking Rep. Jimi Benson for affirming his sudden commitment to the educational course, Prof. Ajibola urged the council bosses across the LG/LCDAs to support forthcoming students with bursaries.
In 2022, the National Open University of Nigeria graduated over 22,000 students despite the strike that affected other institutions around the country.

In a brief discussion with delegates from the National Open University of Nigeria on the 21st of January 2023, Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR has pledged to support the institution with a teaching complex. Working currently to open a model study centre in

Jan
2023
23

HEALTH IS WEALTH: REP. BENSON ORGANISE FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH, CATERS TO OVER 500 RESIDENTS IN IKORODU DIVISION ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

02002l3mmmmm4053438905523340397 Constituents across Ikorodu seized the boon of a free medical procedure organised by Ikorodu federal lawmaker, Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR on the 21st of January 2023.
The health-orientated episode which was held at the national legislator's secretariat (along Igbogbo-Ebute road) amassed men, women, youngsters and physically challenged individuals aiding from the scheme.
Arranged to cater to various health conditions, the wellness outreach lingered the entire day as medical experts from different quotas were given designated tents to administer free checkups on patients.
Detecting areas of fitness defaults and also administering free medications to the legatee.
Beneficiaries were also provided essence discussions on the importance of maintaining sound condition before executing the medical protocol.
Speaking with a medical expert on the ground, Ikorodu News Network (INN) gathered that general health screening and intervention gazed at dental checks, vision screening with free eyeglasses, blood pressure and BP tests on the upswing to health education.
In all, over 500 residents of Ikorodu Federal Constituency benefitted from the medical outreach organised by the national lawgiver's iCare Foundation.
Reacting to the success of the program, Hon. Babajimi Benson expressed his joy in the show of appreciation by his constituents.
"I am grateful for all the prayers and words of positive encouragement," Rep. Benson said.
"Am also happy providing various medical experts who gave various medical advice on complaints plus the free drugs dispensed for treatments".
"In a bid to ensure a healthy constituency, this medical outreach produced medical specialists to attend to over 500 constituents under our iCare umbrella, which the people cheered" Rep. Benson asserted
Present at the program were HRM, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, and members of the Ikorodu Division general election Local Organising Committee, led by High Chief Asipa Kaoli Olusanya.
Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA was also in attendance.
The program is in line with Rep. Jimi Benson's agenda for the people in Ikorodu federal constituency, ensuring the lineage is medically fit.

Constituents across Ikorodu seized the boon of a free medical procedure organised by Ikorodu federal lawmaker, Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR on the 21st of January 2023. The health-orientated episode which was held at the national legislator’s secretariat (along Igbogbo-Ebute road) amassed men,

Jan
2023
20

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GRACE & MERCY HOUSEHOLDS IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

40o4k4m4m2393769829884007513 Grace and Mercy Households Improvement Initiative is a Non-Governmental organisation, focus on providing financial services to the poor who are traditionally served by conventional banks.
The organisation (NGO) was founded in April 2012, and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Certificate Number 52145, to address the near absence of financial services to the large population of economically disadvantaged and marginalised poor women engaged in small trading and micro productive activities in rural parts of Nigeria.
Microfinance essentially is about providing financial services to the marginalised poor who are not catered for by conventional financial institutions and this goes in line with its mission and vision as an organisation providing financial services to low-income earners in Nigeria.
The characteristics that distinguish microfinance from other forms of formal financial products are; Absence of asset-based collateral, Smallness of loans advanced and or savings collected; And ease of operations.
Grace & Mercy Households Initiative as an organisation is focused only on providing small loans to economically active poor women who are deprived and vulnerable in society.
These activities contribute substantially to the local economy by providing useful goods and services thereby improving the conditions in the households and the community at large.
Grace and Mercy households improvement initiative celebrated its 10h Anniversary last year May 2022 with a Vision to be the one-stop institution providing financial services to low-income earners in Nigeria, and a mission to strengthen the economy of low-income earners by providing easy access to financial services for the poor, excluded and disadvantaged.
Over four years, the organisation has witnessed growth in the number of clients being serviced under its Royal Loan. The current loan portfolio of the Rotary Club termed ROYAL LOAN stands at 101,244,500 (One hundred and one million two hundred and forty-four thousand and five hundred naira) and the total beneficiaries stand at 2,037. As observed, the fund granted by Rotary Club Gbagada could not adequately cater for these above 2,000 beneficiaries so Grace and Mercy Households Improvement Initiative supplied her funding to level up this deficit. Another loan product has been introduced to its qualified 64 clients at the third stage in Igbogbo termed Resource loan which can be paid over 10 months. Also, there is a Festival loan product for 4 months with 39 clients. This team affiliation between Rotary Club Gbagada and Grace and Mercy Households Improvement Initiative has alleviated not just individuals but also households of poverty and the result is there for all to see and feel.
Number of Staff; 5 - Number of Active Savers; 2,098 - Number of Active Loanees; 2,037 - Loan Balance 101,244,500. In addition to this, it has opened Igbogbo 2 branches to have more beneficiaries from the Loan. Grace and Mercy Households Improvement Initiative as an institution has a presence in 17 states of the federation; Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Number of States Covered; Lagos, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Abuja, Nassarawa, Niger, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom and Cross Rivers State.
Number of Branches; 292, Number of Staff; 1,260, Number of Active Savers; 247,475, Number of Active Loanees; 228,069.

Grace and Mercy Households Improvement Initiative is a Non-Governmental organisation, focus on providing financial services to the poor who are traditionally served by conventional banks. The organisation (NGO) was founded in April 2012, and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Certificate

Jan
2023
20

ROTARIAN WALE OGUNBADEJO: HOW ROTARY CLUB BUILT THE OBA SEMIUDEEN ORIMADEGUN KASALI MULTIPURPOSE HALL IN IGBOGBO TO IMPACT LIVES ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

storage emulated 0 pictures comica cartoon16741479563827E2238896994409246988. Former Rotary Club District Governor, Rotarian Adewale Ogunbadejo in a brief communication with Ikorodu News Network (INN) explained how the club erected the Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali Multipurpose Hall in Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA.
In a brief interview dated the 19th of January 2023, the former DG illustrated that the need arose to set up the youth empowerment centre when the waterbed was battling the notorious Baddo crisis.
"I was nominated in 2015, but my tenure elapsed from July 1st 2017 to June 30th 2018".
"Before my inauguration, I was requested to present a vision plan for my administration, and immediately, I thought of achieving a centre for skill acquisition".
"The killings by the Baddo group at that time were not just in Ikorodu alone, even in Gbagada where I reside as a medical doctor, we do wake up in the morning to find human corpses on the roadside due to the same crisis".
"So, as the government and communities were thinking of ways to remedy the situation, I thought of ways our club could help the youths become productive individuals during my tenure".
At that point (during his tenure), according to Rotarian Ogunbadejo, the club purposed to structure a skill acquisition centre (for mass education) that will strive to re-orientate the mindset of youngsters for a promising path.
He proceeded, "My good friend, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who was representing the Lagos East Senatorial District at the time arranged a meeting for me with the former secretary to the Lagos State Governor, and current GAC member, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun. It was Baba Basorun who saw our conception, and directed us to have a scheduled discussion with the King".
With structural plans in place, the club met with HRM, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, who provided a free land space for the realisation of the project after listening to the club's vision for his community.
"Subsequently, we also met with the Executive Chairman of Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, Bldr Sesan Daini, to convey our well-received proposal, afterwards, we had to sign an MOU with the Council, Monarch and Community to officially kick off the project".
"It was a well-rounded synergy from the four corners of the LCDA to bring the undertaking to reality". Rotarian Ogunbadejo explained.
He further noted that a chunk of the funds used in building the multipurpose centre was raised during his inauguration ceremony.
The legacy project was commissioned 'Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali Multipurpose Centre' on the 14th of May 2018".
On the day of the commissioning, Ikorodu's own Mr Rotimi Ogunleye, who was the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development at that time, represented the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, and also Mary Beth Growney Selene from the United States of America represented the Rotary International President.
"We built the event centre on the same premises, which would assist those managing the facility to put forward funds for maintenance purposes".
"Seeing what the centre is doing today, training youths from year to year, give me joy unspeakable".
"Presently, I am trying to seek support from our District Governor, Rotarian Omotunde Lawson, who's also a retired director of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, to see how we could raise funds to upgrade the effete equipment and further enhance the activity done there" Rotarian Ogunbadejo concluded.

Former Rotary Club District Governor, Rotarian Adewale Ogunbadejo in a brief communication with Ikorodu News Network (INN) explained how the club erected the Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali Multipurpose Hall in Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA. In a brief interview dated the 19th of January

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