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Bola Tinubu Enjoys Low-key 68 Birthday

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Parties have always been as a testament to a celebration.

In the Lagos social scenes, the richer the celebrant, the more colourful the party automatically becomes.

This rule will however not apply to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as he turns 68 today.

A man of immense wealth, Tinubu will not be celebrating his new age with friends, family, and associates as has become the norm. There won’t be a colloquium of any sort.

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A man known for his love for celebrating at the slightest of opportunities, this year’s birthday celebration will be devoid of fanfare, as he will be reduced to celebrating with his immediate family.

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At last, New Oba Of Oniru Emerges***All The Details Of How He Was Selected

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Oba Of Oniru-Elect, Oba Gbolahan Lawal

A new Oba of Iruland has emerged. He is Prince Gbolahan Lawal.

Prince Lawal emerged the Oniru-Elect of Iruland pursuant to the approval of the Lagos State Executive Council led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The emergence of the new Oba of Oniru comes as a surprise as Prince was the least in the hierarchy of the contesting prince in the land.

The new monarch succeeds late Oba Idowu Abiodun, former Oniru of Iruland, who died in 2019 at the age of 82.

Born on July 24th 1970 to late Chief T. A. Lawal- Akapo, the Ojora of Lagos and Olori M. A. Lawal-Akapo,  Prince Gbolahan is from the Ojora, Aromire, Shokun and Abisogun branch of Oniru Royal families of Lagos State.

He holds an Executive MSc in CITIES (LSE, Cities) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also obtained an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], University of London in 2008.

Aside that, he has a BSc Hons. in Botany from the University of Port-Harcourt where he graduated.

He has also completed courses and programmes amongst which are the International Housing Finance Program (IHFP) in 2018 and Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA in 2015. He is also a product of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the World Bank Institute, Washington D.C. In the last 8years, he has been on the board of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.

Prince Lawal started his career as a Scientific Officer with the Raw Materials Research and Development Council at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in 1994. He later joined The Nigerian Police Force and was commissioned as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent. While in the force, he held several duty posts amongst which was serving as an Aide-de-camp [ADC] to the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He retired voluntarily from the Nigerian Police in 2008 as a Superintendent of Police.

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Prince Gbolahan Lawal was a Senior Special Assistant on Special Projects to a former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). In this capacity, he coordinated the Agriculture-Based Youth Empowerment Scheme (AgricYES). The success of the innovative Agric-Yes paved way for his appointment as the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives in Lagos State in 2011.

His  public service record and his ability to address urban challenges also led to his appointment as the Honourable Commissioner for Housing by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in October 2015, a position he held until May 2019.

A lot of programmes and landmark projects were achieved under his watch as the Honourable Commissioner such as the Rent-to-own home ownership program, Master Craftsman program, Lagos Affordable Public Housing (LAPH), and The 4-IN-14 days bungalow housing development.

In 2019, Gbolahan Lawal was reappointed as the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos State by the current Governor of the State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu essentially based on his sterling performance and quality leadership he provided in his first stint in the office.  Suffice it to say that during his first reign as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives in Lagos State, Gbolahan was the brain behind programmes and projects such as the School Agric programme, the Agric-YES summer school for senior secondary schools and the Eko Rice Mill, Imota.

During his second spell as the Honourable Commissioner, he has brought to bear his previous experience and expertise in the field. He came up with the idea of an Agricultural Stakeholders Summit in furtherance of the efforts of the State Government to make Lagos a 21st century economy with the agricultural sector playing a vital role in sustainable food security and diversification of the economy. Essentially, the Summit developed strategies that will ensure the State attains sustainable food security, improved nutrition, generate employment and create wealth through a combination of business and development platforms in partnership with the private sector.

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As an offshoot of the Summit, he also saw to the development of a five-year Agricultural Roadmap for the State (2020-2025). The roadmap focuses on the development of agricultural value chains where the State has competitive and comparative advantages including the provision and availability of improved inputs, increased productivity and production. Suffice it to say that he was similarly instrumental to the organisation of a roundtable discussion on the implementation of the Roadmap in order to ensure adequate planning to circumvent risks and uncertainties in the sector.

Prince Lawal is also the brain behind the reforms and development of the Red Meat Value Chain in Lagos State; Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme, a programme targeted at farmers, service providers, transporters, input manufacturers and suppliers within the system whose services are required for the successful implementation of increase productivity in Agriculture; an appraisal of Farm Estate and Settlements in the State; Lagos Agriprenuership Programme; the very popular Lagos Seafood Festival and the EKO City Farmers’ Market.

Lawal also successfully midwifed and superintended the State Government’s food security and palliative efforts during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Suffice it to say that to curtail the spread of the disease, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared a lockdown in the state and initiated various interventions in the areas of health, food and security to ameliorate the pains that the lockdown had on the citizenry. And it was Lawal’s Ministry of Agriculture that successfully coordinated and to the admiration of all, the twin efforts of the Emergency Food Response and the Temporary Food Markets.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Friday has since stated that the appointment of Prince Lawal as the Oniru-Elect takes immediate effect.

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Blackmailers Go After Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Son, Seyi***All The Details

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Activities of some unscrupulous element who are of the opinion that they can make quick money through blackmail was brought to fore recently when one unidentified individual called up the number of the Executive Chairman of Loatsad Promomedia, Mr. Seyi Tinubu and demanded for a whopping N7million so they will not soil his name on the social media.

The blackmailer, according to sources close to the hardworking philanthropist had placed a call through to the energetic young entrepreneur and claimed he is in possession of a video of him fighting a club manager in Lekki during the COVID-19 ordered lockdown and that he will be taking such to the social media except he’s paid to keep quiet.

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Though Seyi who is sure he was never in such a situation had called his bluff and asked him to go ahead, his friends and close associates are of the believe that the activities of such individual should be made known to the public in other for such false and malicious plan not to soil the good-standing his company and his family are enjoying on the heart of Nigerians.

The blackmailer we gathered hid the number with which he’s making the call and claimed he’s a journalist but failed to name the medium he’s working with, an act which is against rules of the journalism profession thereby showing clearly he’s a criminal trying to give the noble pen-pushing profession a bad name.

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It was not too long that a young man now in the net of the police has resorted to blackmail to extort money from legendary Nigerian female musician Salawa Abeni, before he was exposed and is currently facing the tune of the music.

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George Floyd’s Death May Cost Trump Second Term-TB Joshua

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In the wake of the protest in America following the death of George Floyd, Prophet Temitope Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), has revealed that he warned the American President, Donald Trump.

Prophet Joshua stated that he forewarned the President in a message released on 28th December 2019.

Prophet Joshua advised Trump to approach the security issue in America with caution, adding that the effect of the crisis might cost him the candidacy and swing voters in the next election.

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Warning the American President; Joshua said another major crisis still looms ahead. Prophet Joshua warned President Trump to wake up to checkmate this.

“It will go beyond this. Another one is coming, starting from the ending of June. Where there is no vision, people perish.

“During your regime, the name of Jesus has been given more honour. What glory! Let us look beyond our palace for God’s authority. With God, all things are possible! Let us act now. It is not all up to God; we have a role to play.

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“More appeals to the people and security are required – in a language that will douse the tension and stop this situation – so we can then commit the future one into God’s hands,” Joshus is quoted to have said.

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