Connect with us

news

Verdant Zeal CEO, Olugbodi to Deliver OOU Faculty Lecture In November

Published

on

 

 

Dr. Tunji Olugbodi, the Executive Vice Chairman of Verdant Zeal Group, has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Olabisi Onabanjo University.

 

The lecture, which is scheduled to take place at the Otunba Gbenga Daniel Hall (OGD) on November 16, 2023, is a testament to the University’s dedication to providing its students with real-world insights and fostering connections between academia and industry.

 

The theme of the lecture, “Collaborative Innovation: Bridging the Knowledge and Research Gap between the Industry and Academia,” reflects the institution’s commitment to fostering meaningful connections between the corporate world and the academic realm.

 

Bringing his wealth of business experience, Dr. Olugbodi is expected to share invaluable insights on how collaborative innovation can help bridge the gap between industry practices and the academia. The combination of his knowledge and experience is expected to inspire new thinking and beneficial pillars around the subject matter.

 

Olugbodi expressed his enthusiasm about the opportunity, noting that “I am honored to be part of this academic dialogue at Olabisi Onabanjo University. Collaborative innovation is the key to unlocking new frontiers in knowledge, innovation and social progress. I look forward to sharing insights and engaging the students and the academic staff of the institution in meaningful discussions”.

 

Verdant Zeal Group, under Dr. Olugbodi’s leadership, has been at the forefront of driving innovation and excellence in the business landscape. He is the Convener of the famous Innovention Series, a yearly thought leadership foray dedicated to front-lining new development routes for societal progress. The invitation to share his expertise at Olabisi Onabanjo University reflects the recognition of his significant contributions to the industry and his dedication to advancing knowledge-sharing initiatives.

 

The event promises to be a thought-provoking session, providing a platform for engaging discussions and fostering collaboration between academia and industry.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

society

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

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

news

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

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Politics

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

Published

on

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The First Lady Oluremi Tinubu says women have to learn how to obtain power the e ECOWAS Female Parliamentarian Association has held its Spotlight Initiative with the theme; Re-thinking Women’s Proportional Representation in Governance.

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu noted that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration has made significant progress in this regard but barriers still exist especially culturally and socially.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“These barriers include deeply entrenched societal norms, systemic discriminatory practices, structural issues within our political systems, and financial incapability”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“To achieve this across board, we must be seen to walk the talk. For instance, our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken significant steps to remove financial barriers by making nomination forms for elective positions free at grassroots level, ensuring that capable and qualified women can participate in the political process without the burden of prohibitive costs”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Oluremi Tinubu commended the Federal House of Representatives for its recent passage of the Bill seeking 74 seats for women in the National Assembly in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and governance.

 

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

“I believe that the leadership in the Senate is gender-friendly”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Power is not served A’lar carte, just as my husband, President Bola Tinubu said. You have to learn how to obtain power. You need older women to mentor you”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Education is the cornerstone of empowerment. By improving access to education for girls and women, we can equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in political processes. Additionally, raising awareness about the importance of women’s representation in governance is crucial. Public campaigns, media engagement, and community programs can help shift societal attitudes and dismantle stereotypes that hinder women’s political participation”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament who is also the first female to occupy the position, Rt Hon Hadija Memounatou Ibrahimah in her remarks urged the First Lady of Nigeria to serve as the champion of the course of better representation for women in governance in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This she noted is especially so with the commendable contributions to the issues of women and girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Your Excellency, you transmit a kind of light that illuminates the leadership of Nigeria. It touches the lives of even the ordinary man”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Women account for half of the population of ECOWAS member States. Only 17% are Parliamentarians and 24% are Ministers in the region. It is high time to reduce the under representation of women in democracy”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senate President, Senator Godwill Akpabio who was represented by the Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau stated that for the Senate, women participation in governance is a priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We will redefine the power of women in governance”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Session, the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in a nostalgic move, visited the newly renovated hallowed Red Chamber. She commended the leadership of the senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The First Lady was a 3 term Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District till 2023.

 

 

SIGNED

Busola Kukoyi

SSA Media to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

22nd July,2024

Continue Reading

Cover Of The Week

Trending