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Governor Sanwo-Olu to Present Tourism Masterplan and Policy to Practitioners on Thursday

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Governor Sanwo-Olu to Present Tourism Masterplan and Policy to Practitioners on
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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, will on Thursday, 1st of July, make
a public presentation of a reviewed Tourism Master Plan and a Tourism Policy to guide the
activities of the State Government and stakeholders in the sector on all tourism related
activities in the State for the next couple of years.

 

 

 

 

The public presentation of the reviewed Tourism Master Plan and a Tourism Policy event is
supported by Sterling Bank Plc. and will hold at Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja,
Lagos.

 

 

 

 

In a Statement Released on Monday through the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry of
Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Commissioner for the Ministry, Pharm. Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-
Yussuf said that the public presentation of the two documents would herald a new narrative
in the State’s tourism sector.

 

 

 

 

 

She described the presentation of the two documents by Governor Sanwo-Olu as historic,
considering the rigorous processes and the scrutiny which the documents have been
subjected to before arriving at the reviewed versions which would now be publicly presented
on July 1st, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Commissioner, the approval of Governor Sanwo-Olu for the production of both the tourism Master Plan and Tourism Policy further demonstrates his resolve to embrace
initiatives that would help advance the development of tourism activities from both the
government and private sector’s perspectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a show of the support of the tourism stakeholders for the two documents, the
Commissioner revealed that various practitioners in the sector have been invited to witness
public presentation event, stressing that the documents which were prepared in collaboration
with the stakeholders, would be seamlessly embraced by all the affected practitioners.
The Divisional Head, Retail and Consumer Banking, Sterling Bank, Shina Atilola, who spoke
on the partnership of the Bank with the State Government for the public presentation event,
said, " We are excited to partner with Lagos State as it prioritizes tourism and repositions
Lagos into one of the most preferred destinations in Africa.

 

 

 

 

He described the Governor Sanwo-Olu led Tourism Master Plan and Policy by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and culture as a must-have roadmap for regenerating, conserving, and making Lagos a high-end tourist destination with global appeal.

 

 

 

 

Atilola added that the role of the private sector is to support the government and take
advantage of its favorable policies. Without this, enhanced quality of life for the masses,
job creation, and shared prosperity for all will remain elusive.

 

 

 

 

This explains our support for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture's master plan and
policy presentation. It is a roadmap that will unlock inclusive and sustainable development by
harnessing the unique and abundant endowments of nature and the cultural heritage of the
people of Lagos State," he said.

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Kano Court Ruling: It Is Sanusi’s Destiny Not To Be Emir Again – Professor Mefor

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Kano Court Ruling: It Is Sanusi's Destiny Not To Be Emir Again - Professor Mefor

Kano Court Ruling: It Is Sanusi’s Destiny Not To Be Emir Again – Professor Mefor

 

 

Professor Law Mefor, a renowned political analyst, says Justice Abdullahi Liman’s landmark ruling annulling the reinstatement of Sanusi Lamido as Emir of Kano suggests his fate is not tied to the throne.

Mefor, in an interview on Arise TV, said Governor Abba Yusuf’s assent to the amended Kano Emirate law and Sanusi’s reinstatement defied a court order, demonstrating disregard for the rule of law.

 

Kano Court Ruling: It Is Sanusi's Destiny Not To Be Emir Again - Professor Mefor

According to him, Sanusi’s initial dethroning was a consequence of his actions, which contravened traditional and legal norms.

He, therefore, said the court’s overturning of all actions taken after the amended law was passed, including Sanusi’s appointment, has sealed his fate.

“The judge ruled for a return to status quo, and the interpretation is clear; go back to where the matter was before it came before me,” Professor Mefor said.

“The status of the Kano Emirate before the matter was brought before the court was Emir Ado Bayero in charge.”

He added: “Some of us were not happy that Sanusi went to become the Emir of Kano, knowing fully well that he was an asset to the nation.

“He is an activist and intellect who offers more at the national level. He’s not supposed to handle a subdued role where he cannot express himself. His reinstatement is very controversial”.

The governor’s action, according to Professor Mefor, “was only trying to fulfil his campaign promises, but this should have been done by following the due process of the law. Why the rush? Follow the law.”

He emphasised that “to go ahead to reinstate him against a subsisting order is an invitation to anarchy, knowing the volatility of Kano. History has repeated itself.”

Professor Mefor stressed that “we must allow the rule of law to take its course. Sanusi’s destiny lies elsewhere, and Kano State can now move forward in peace.”

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UK richest family jailed

 

 

 

Sadly, the richest family in Uk is in a mess. A Swiss court handed jail sentences to four members of Britain’s richest family on Friday for exploiting Indian staff at their Geneva mansion.

 

UK richest family jailed

The Hindujas — who were not present in court — were acquitted of human trafficking, but convicted on other charges in a stunning verdict for the family whose fortune is estimated at 37 billion pounds ($47 billion).

 

 

Prakash Hinduja and his wife Kamal Hinduja each got four years and six months, while their son Ajay and his wife Namrata received four-year terms, the presiding judge in Geneva ruled.

 

 

The cases stem from the family’s practice of bringing servants from their native India and included accusations of confiscating their passports once they were flown to Switzerland.

 

 

Prosecutors argued the Hindujas paid their staff a pittance and gave them little freedom to leave the house.

The family denied the allegations, claiming the prosecutors wanted to “do in the Hindujas”.

The Hindujas reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the three employees who made the accusations against them.

 

 

Despite this, the prosecution decided to pursue the case due to the gravity of the charges.

Geneva prosecutor Yves Bertossa had requested a custodial sentence of five and a half years against Prakash and Kamal Hinduja.

Aged 78 and 75 respectively, both had been absent since the start of the trial for health reasons.

In his closing address, the prosecutor accused the family of abusing the “asymmetrical situation” between powerful employer and vulnerable employee to save money.

Household staff were paid a salary between 220 and 400 francs ($250-450) a month, far below what they could expect to earn in Switzerland.

 

 

“They’re profiting from the misery of the world,” Bertossa told the court.

– ‘Not mistreated slaves’ –

 

But the Hinduja family’s defence lawyers argued that the three plaintiffs received ample benefits, were not kept in isolation and were free to leave the villa.

“We are not dealing with mistreated slaves,” Nicolas Jeandin told the court.

Indeed, the employees “were grateful to the Hindujas for offering them a better life”, his fellow lawyer Robert Assael argued.

Representing Ajay Hinduja, lawyer Yael Hayat had slammed the “excessive” indictment, arguing the trial should be a question of “justice, not social justice”.

Namrata Hinduja’s lawyer Romain Jordan also pleaded for acquittal, claiming the prosecutors were aiming to make an example of the family.

He argued the prosecution had failed to mention payments made to staff on top of their cash salaries.

“No employee was cheated out of his or her salary,” Assael added.

 

Some staff even asked for raises, which they received.

With interests in oil and gas, banking and healthcare, the Hinduja Group is present in 38 countries and employs around 200,000 people.

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FIRS Boss Zaccheus Adedeji, Seyi Tinubu , Aare Dele Momodu, Reuben Abati,.Princes Ganiyat Alli and others Honoured at the 4th South West Advancement Award and Investment Summit 2024

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FIRS Boss Zaccheus Adedeji, Seyi Tinubu , Aare Dele Momodu, Reuben Abati,.Princes Ganiyat Alli and others Honoured at the 4th South West Advancement Award and Investment Summit 2024

 

 

 

The 4th Edition of South West Advancement Award and Investment Summit took place on Wednesday 12th June at the Prestigious Lagos Oriental Hotels Victoria Island coinciding with the Democracy day

Notable Personality such as Mr Seyi Tinubu Represented by the All Progressive Youth Leader Lagos State Dr Seriki Muritala Ishola, Dr Reuben Abati, Aare Dele Momodu Chairman Ovation Group ,were all honoured at the Event ,Ayaniwura Oodua Igbaye Princess Ganiyat Alli, Representative Of Zach Adedeji – Chairman Federal Inland Revenue service and His Excellency Senator Ademola Adeleke Executive Governor Osun state were specially honoured for their contribution to the growth of the region .

Other Awardees include Mr Femi Shoneye- Chief Corporate Communications Officer NNPC Limited, Amb Dr Mrs Tobiloba Awosoga- Chief Executive Officer OnileOnile Global services, Amb Dr Joel Adesokan-Chairman Into Group, Dr Bldr. Odegade Abdulhakeem-MD/CEO AkModels Group, Parallex Bank, Alhaji Olanrewaju Abdul-Hakeem Atilade
CEO Nottinghano Nigeria Limited, Princess Joylin Mateno Ohooro-CEO Mateno Authentic Designs, Mr Tolulope Joshua Oginni, Mr Fredrick Olunloyo Olonila, Prof Ojo Ademola and Others.

Keynote Speech was delivered by Mr Zaccheus Adedeji- Executive Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service Represented by Mr. Jaiye Awokoya Special Adviser to Executive Chairman on South West Liason.

The Royal Father of the Day His Imperial Majesty The Ooni of Ife was represented by His Royal Majesty Oba Muraina Adebanjo Adedini -Asoya of Ile Isoya who. Commended the Organiser on behalf of the Ooni and promised to support them from time to time .

The Event features captivating performances and music interludes, The summit is designed to foster unity and development in the south west Region and the Award is designed to Appreciate Excellence , Accountability of an average yoruba Indigene doing well around the world.

The event also featured panelists Session with highly regarded personalities in business world Anchored by Ms Odunola Abayomi-CEO TOD Media, other Panelist Includes Amb Tosin Sanusi, Mr Abayomi Adewumi and Prince Joseph Eniola.

The Conveners Amb Desmond Femi Agboola and Amb Kingsley Tolu Agboola highlighted that the event was a huge success and pray for the best in the region.

 

FIRS Boss Zaccheus Adedeji, Seyi Tinubu , Aare Dele Momodu, Reuben Abati,.Princes Ganiyat Alli and others Honoured at the 4th South West Advancement Award and Investment Summit 2024

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