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International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men’s Affairs

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International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men's Affairs

International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men’s Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Martin Ogumah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The CEO and Founder of Elizabethan Humanitarian Life (H&H) Foundation, Mrs. Oyinade Samuel-Eluwole, has put forward a strong advocacy to the federal government for the establishment of the Ministry of Men Affairs for the sake of gender balance, equity, and inclusion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men's Affairs

H&H Symposium Speakers on Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Samuel Eluwole made this call at the Elizabethan Foundation’s International Men’s Day Symposium which took place Wednesday, November 15, 2023, in Lagos. The Symposium was organized as one of the activities to commemorate the International Men’s Day-themed “Zero Male Suicide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the event, she said, “International Men’s Day is a Day established by the global community to create awareness and to underscore the need to bring to the front burner many issues faced by men, which include but are not limited to suicide, violence, and parental alienation, among others; and this is celebrated annually on  November 19th.” She added “The theme emphasizes the six significant pillars of International Men’s Day, which include: To promote male role models. To celebrate the contribution that men make. To focus on men’s health and well-being. To highlight discrimination against men. At Elizabethan, IMD is very important to us because our focus is to intervene for the male gender at all levels. We are focusing on the psychological and emotional frustration of males at all levels because we see males as endangered species.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men's Affairs

The Convener Mrs. Oyiade Samuel-Eluwole with the Panelists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking further the Elizabethan Foundation Boss said that the male gender in Nigeria suffers from lack and neglect and that there is an urgent need to focus on how to attend to them. “We have paid so much attention to the women, the girl-child, and to the female gender generally. This is good and the society and government should do more in that regard. However, we in the Elizabethan Humanitarian Life Foundation, think that society should not neglect men in the process. If you notice, the men and the boy-child in our society, are going through so much pressure based on traditional disposition and societal expectations. Our boys are not expected to cry to express their painful emotions, and our men are expected to shoulder too heavy and too many loads – from taking care of their wives, children, and extended family, and even to the larger society – where they are expected to take the lead in every activity. As a result, most of them go through psychological trauma without notice, and physical emasculation without anyone paying attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consequently, she called for intentional mindfulness of the well-being of our male gender from cradle to old age. According to her, our men, and in fact, the male gender generally, are systematically marginalized. For instance, you have the Ministry of Women Affairs at the federal and state government levels, whereas the Ministry of Men’s Affairs. My Foundation calls on the federal government, state governments, and the local government areas in Nigeria, to be sensitive and hence set up ministries of Men Affairs to also attend to the peculiar needs of the male gender. This is necessary because, today, the world is concerned about diversity, gender equity, and inclusion, DEI. Nigeria should not be left behind in the matters that concern humanity.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men's Affairs

Mrs. Samuel-Eluwole addressing boys and men at the Surulere Outreach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fielding questions to the press about the Foundation’s other plans for International Men’s Day, she said “Earlier in the week we went for an Outreach around Surulere in Lagos and its environs, where we met and spoke to a lot of abandoned male children who had no one to care for them. It was a very traumatic experience for me. It is so easy for some of us to move ahead with our children or families without caring or paying attention to what is happening to other children, especially the boy child; Or even our aged fathers. Some of them are in a very desolate and pathetic condition. But, we move on. No one cares. But, we, in the Elizabethan Foundation care. That is why we are doing what we are doing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men's Affairs

H&H Surulere Outreach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other speakers at the symposium which focused on the theme “Zero Male Suicide” were: Prof. Sola Aletan, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, at the University of Lagos, Nigeria; Prof. Oyekunle Oyelami, a specialist in Community Development and Social Works Education, at the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos; Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh, an activist, a Journalist, a Public Relations Practitioner, an Administrator and a renown Public Affairs Analyst. Currently, he is the Executive Director/CEO of FutureNow Initiative, an NGO based in Abuja; Prof. Omoniyi Kayode Yemitan, the Dean of, the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, and Sports Director, of Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos; and Prof Emevwo Biakolo,  the founding Dean of Media and Communication Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Men’s Day Symposium: Elizabethan Founder Advocates for Ministry of Men's Affairs

Joko Okupe, Making a Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event which was moderated by Mr. Joko Okupe, an accomplished brand management and marketing communication expert, who is also the founder of Mindshift Advocacy for Development Initiative,  got the participants and the general audience – both those on the ground psychically, and those who joined online – agitated and reflective, as so many salient issues concerning the male gender from cradle to old age were raised and discussed, including the fundamental issue of men suicide.

 

 

 

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How Adron Homes Transform Shimawa into Ogun State Premier Real Estate Hub

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How Adron Homes Transform Shimawa into Ogun State Premier Real Estate Hub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Shimawa, a once tranquil and little-known town in Ogun State, has emerged as the premier real estate location in the region, thanks to the transformative efforts of Adron Homes. This metamorphosis has redefined the town’s identity, making it a beacon of modern living and investment opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

How Adron Homes Transform Shimawa into Ogun State Premier Real Estate Hub

 

 

 

 

Adron Homes’ strategic initiatives have played a central role in Shimawa’s transformation. By developing numerous estates with state-of-the-art amenities, Adron has set new standards for residential living. These estates are equipped with modern infrastructure, including well-paved roads, reliable water supply, and efficient drainage systems, enhancing the quality of life for residents. The real estate has sold out four estates in shimawa over 10 years and is currently selling five different estates in shimawa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Adron Homes Estates In Shimawa

 

Treasure Park and Gardens Estate Phase 2 (City of David)

 

Treasure Park and Gardens Estate Phase 3 (Capetown)

 

Treasure Park and Gardens Estate Phase 3 Extention (Jerusalem City)

 

Treasure Park and Gardens Estate Phase 4 (Jerusalem Extention)

 

Treasure Park and Gardens Estate Phase 5 (City of God)

 

 

 

 

 

Adron Homes has introduced a range of affordable housing solutions that cater to different income levels. This inclusivity has attracted a diverse population, fostering a vibrant community. The availability of affordable, yet high-quality housing options has made Shimawa an attractive destination for both first-time homebuyers and seasoned investors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The influx of new residents and businesses has spurred economic growth in Shimawa. Adron Homes’ developments have created numerous job opportunities in construction, real estate management, and ancillary services. This economic activity has not only improved the standard of living for many but has also positioned Shimawa as a hub for business and commerce in Ogun State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adron Homes’ commitment to sustainability is evident in its eco-friendly initiatives. Green spaces, parks, and recreational areas have been incorporated into the estates, promoting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. These efforts have not only beautified the town but have also contributed to the well-being of its residents.

 

 

Shimawa’s transformation has caught the attention of investors, both local and international. The town’s strategic location, coupled with Adron Homes’ high-quality developments, has made it a prime investment destination. This influx of investment is set to further accelerate Shimawa’s growth and development.

 

 

Adron Homes places a strong emphasis on community building. Regular events, social gatherings, and initiatives to foster a sense of community have been integral to the company’s approach. This focus on community has created a welcoming and cohesive environment, making Shimawa not just a place to live, but a place to thrive.

 

 

The transformation of Shimawa into Ogun State’s best real estate location is a testament to Adron Homes’ vision and dedication. By providing affordable housing, fostering economic growth, promoting sustainability, and building a strong community, Adron Homes has set Shimawa on a path to continued success and prosperity. As a model of modern urban development, Shimawa stands as a shining example of what strategic planning and investment can achieve.

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Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

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Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The Property and Oil mogul, Aare Bashir Fakorede has openly debunked a land-grabbing allegation levelled against him by some unscrupulous elements using some section of the media to malign his persona.

 

 

 

 

Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, this unscrupulous elements have been in the news with their recent land-grabbing fiasco with the Oni-Orisan chieftaincy family of Lagos Island and Epe after they took thugs and police to beat family members who own the landed property situated at Oju-Ota, Oko-Orisan Epe Lagos, which Aare Bashir Fakorede acquired from the family in 2016, with a family-issued receipt, official gazette from the Lagos state on the 28th of June 2007, deed of assignment, Joint Venture agreement between his property development company and the family, survey plan among other documents to show he acquired the land.

 

 

 

 

 

Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

 

 

 

 

 

Few days ago, the court Sheriff, acting under the writ of execution granted by Hon. Justice I. O. Harrison in suit number: M/762/11 on the 25th of April,2024, where the Honourable Justice reevaluated the court judgement which authenticates the Oni-Orisan as the rightful owner of the land. The court empowered the claimant to take possession of the land which they went to do on the 12th of July 2024, in the company of the court’s deputy Sherrif, Adeyemi Adeyinka and Adebayo Moshood and some policemen, where all encroaching erected structures were removed while they erected a notice boards which clearly stated the original owners according to the court judgement. In a reprisal attack, armed thugs and security personnel removed the erected court notice boards strategically placed on the land among other things. While many onlookers condemned this actions, legal experts tagged the act as a deliberate contempt of court by undermining the declaration of a competent court of jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday the 22nd of July, the family and its representative visited the land on the intelligence that some armed thugs and security personnel were stationed on the land. The family visited the AIG zone 2 office where they reported the case which they envisaged might likely lead to the disruption of public peace. The Zone 2 command attached some policemen with the family to go to the land to ascertain the authenticity of the claim of the armed thugs and security personnel stationed there. When the police and the family got to the land, they were immediately overpowered and attacked by thugs who inflicted various degrees of injury on them. They injured 2 family members and 3 policemen who were dressed in mufti. They also seized the mobile phones of one of the family members and threw it in the water to cover their tracks while they also abducted Chief Mrs Modupe Oni-Orisan, who is the head of the Oni-Orisan Chieftaincy family alone with two other members. One of them escaped while two were held captive for hours before the intervention from the police which led to her release. The Area commander requested that they return with the abducted women to the station which led to the apprehension of two of the thugs currently in police detention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aare Bashir Fakorede disclosed that out of 15.360 hectares owned by the family, he legally acquired 7 Acres of land from the Oni-Orisan Chieftaicy family who owns the landed property according to family history and a judgement from a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oni-Orisan Chieftaincy Family has petitioned the police to do a proper investigation and also called the attention of the AIG Zone 2 AIG Durosimi to wade into the lingering issues.

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Rotary Club District 9112  Begins Planting of 1000 Coconut Trees To Improve The Environment

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In its bid to promote its mission of improving the environment, Rotary Club District 9112 on Sunday in Lagos kicked off an environment-saving intervention tagged: Coastal Restoration Initiative at Westside Beach, Okun, Ajah, Lagos, where 1000 coconut trees were planted along the coastal shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Speaking at the event,  the Governor of Rotary International, District 9112 Rotarian  Femi Adenekan said the “initiative is conceived to save the environment as well as reduce the adverse effect of climate change.”

According to him; “the environment is one of the main focuses of the Rotary International. We need to consciously realize that we need to save our environment. We need to save ourselves. So that in the future, those that will come after us will have life.”

“People assume that the world belongs to them. They have forgotten that they are just tenants on the surface of the earth. If you try to change nature, nature will react back, which is the reason we are having a lot of environmental damage in the world. Some wrong human activities, such as throwing plastics and other items into water or where it ought not to be is causing us environmental challenges. If we don’t take care of our environment, the environment will react and take us out of the surface of the earth,” He said.

Also speaking at the event, one of the Guest Speakers, the world acclaimed horticulturist, and CEO, TOLARAM Group/Lagos Free Zone, Mr. Andrew Vale, highlighted the importance of trees, saying; “planting trees improves air quality, reduces air pollution, and illnesses from air pollution. More so, plants produce oxygen and provide shelter, medicine, and many more.”

In his own special remarks, Chairman, LUFASI Park and Director General Coconut Naija, Dr. Desmond Majekodunmi, said; “the basic fact about the environment is that whatever you sow, you shall reap. The environment will always treat you, the way you treat it.”

It is noted that the vision of the Rotary District on tree planting for this year is achieving a safer and cleaner environment by planting 1000 seedlings of coconut, mango and other related crops that have economic, health and environmental benefits.

The event was witnessed by main stakeholders in the industry which included, Dapo Olakulehin, General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA), Hon. Dayo Alebiosu, the Commissioner, Ministry of Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Lagos State,Engr. Abiola Kosegbe from the ministry of energy Lagos State, Hon. Toke Benson, Commissioner, Tourism & Culture, Lagos State, Dr. Onaja, Director General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation amongst others.

Rotary leaders who witnessed the event are DRR Rotaractor Fathia Adekeye, PDG Tunji Funsho, PDG Kamoru Omotosho, DGE Lanre Adedoyin, PDG Omotunde Lawson, led by DG Femi Adenekan and spouse Rtn Tayo Adenekan, Rtn GOC Bada, the chairman of the planting project. Several Rotarians also turned up in their large numbers to support the event.

The event was supported by Our partners and supporters, including  Pan African Towers, Azeez Amida Foundation ,The Legend Lifeskills Foundation, Tolarem Group, Telenoetica, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority LASCODA, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency LASPARK, Etam Avitat, Food Nation, Westside Beach,Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Rotary Clubs in District 9112.

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