Thursday, June 4, 2009
Brigadier Gen. Johnson Ochoga the Commander of the 9th Brigade Ikeja Cantonment on Wednesday 27th May,2009 formerly Launched Onigbongbo Tennis Academy as Grand Patron of the Academy. The Launching of the Academy came at a time when talents are discovered late in Nigeria Sporting activities there by leading to underachievement at the World level by such Sports Men and Woman. Onigbongbo Tennis Academy is catching them young to groom world beater like the Williams Sisters, Rafael Nadal, Roger federer, Juhkovic etc.
@ Happy Lagosian, we say let it remain a rumor, we have so much to do and we don't need unnecessary distractions, agitation and succession talk.
Eko o ni baje...
...o baje ti
Dr. Muiz Banire
Just as politicking is already in top gear towards 2011, in some states across the country, Lagos State is not left out as political undercurrent is already on as to who succeeds the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN).
A reliable political source revealed that the permutation among opinion molders in Lagos State is favourable to Dr. Muiz Banire, the current Commissioner for Environment as a good hand to carry on from wherever Fashola may stop.
Though it is yet unclear as to whether or not Governor Fashola will be contesting for the second term but the governor who has won the hearts of many Lagosians through the numerous developmental projects embarked upon by his administration is surely not ready to discuss issues of second term.
During a press conference marking the second year anniversary of Governor Raji Fashola, on Friday, May 29, 2009, when asked about his position on the issue of second term, Fashola who compared the situation to a football match, noted that he has just started the second half of his tenure and that it is out of place to ask him about next season.
According to our source, Banire who is regarded in many quarters as a disciplined politician like Governor Fashola is being groomed to take over the mantle of governorship incase Fashola decides not to contest for the second term. While he would be on a waiting list if the governor re-contest in 2011.
Dr. Muiz Banire, who read law before proceeding for his Master’s degree at the University of Lagos, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He was the Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State during the Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s regime.
Lagos First Lady Thanks Lagosians For Improved Tax Payment:: Receives Kids From Pampers Private School, Surulere, Lagos,
First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, on Monday expressed her utmost gratitude to Lagosians for their prompt response to tax payment, attributing the several on-going projects in the State to it.
Mrs Fashola, who received staff and pupils of Pampers Private School, Surulere, Lagos, stated that Lagosians are particularly happy to see their taxes spent judiciously on vital projects within the State.
Expressing her delight with the personal persuasion of many Lagosians to pay their taxes, Mrs Fashola stated that “Everyone you meet will tell you that I am going to campaign, I will be the first person to pay my tax and I will tell my neighbours to pay theirs as well”.
The Lagos State First Lady then enlisted the pupils of Pampers Private School to gently encourage their parents to continue to pay their taxes, adding that “You must get home and ask your Moms and Dads, are they paying their taxes as well?”