SECRETARY of the Lagos Island Local Government Council Development Area, Hon. Kamal Bashua yesterday said the council would focus more on job creation and youth empowerment.
He said he has been working assiduously with the council Chairman, Hon. Muftau Kadiku to ensure that the people of the council enjoy the dividends of democracy.
âI have been in the council for 12 years. We will be training people in tailoring, computer and IT, carpentry, welding and a host of other vocational jobs. Whenever I see our youths roaming the streets, I feel bad and that is why we need to develop them, and shape them to be useful to themselves and the community at large,â he said.Group Commissions Borehole In BadagryBy Bukola Apata
IT celebration galore in Ajido community in Badagry as the Development Support Institute (DSI) in collaboration with the German Embassy, commissioned a borehole to help the community. Members of the community could not hide their excitement as they showered encomiums on their benefactor.
Speaking at the commissioning, the Director of DSI, Mrs. Jacqueline Odiadi said: âThe partnership with the government and people of Germany has been quite rewarding in fulfilling one of the objectives of DSI which is access to clean waterâ.
She added that the responsibility of keeping the home and environment clean and also making the family healthy, falls on women, children and youths in the community and the major component required to achieve them is water.
The only source of water in Ajido community is an old well but toda,y the story of the community has changed and they are singing a new song.NAC Diaspora Members Decry DeregistrationBy Laolu Adeyemi
MEMBERS of National Action Council (NAC), one of the political parties recently deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), based in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, have condemned the commissionâs action.
In a statement by their representative, James Enwereuzor, they said they wonât succumb to any form of intimidation.
âWe as citizens of Nigeria should be allowed to express our freedom of choice. Many of our members all across Europe have started the process of contesting under the umbrella of NAC come the next election.
âWe believe in the ideology of NAC and NAC is the only party we want to belong to. We hope INEC will comprehend,â he said in an interview with The Guardian on telephone yesterday.Del-York Awards Hold TodayBy Olamide Olayiwola
THE month-long 2011 film and media training by Del-York International will be rounded off today with an awards and gala night at the MUSON Centre, Agip Hall, Lagos.
Also, in order to chart a roadmap for the film and media industry in Nigeria, Del-York International will on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 hold a film-cum-media stakeholders forum at Terra Culture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos with the theme, âTaking African Film and Media to Global Heightsâ, between 9 and 2pm.
Far reaching positions are expected to be taken and communicated to the countryâs legislative arms as a petition to effect policy change in the entertainment sector.
Some of the speakers expected at the forum are CEO, Del-York International, Linus Idahosa; a serving United States Senator, Senator Kent Williams; two House of Representatives members in Nigeria, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and Hon. Abike Dabiri; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia; CEO, Graham Williams Group, Mr. Armstrong Williams; Intellectual Property Attorney, Mr. Clyde Vanel; CEO, Riverdrill Group, Mr. Tonye Princewill; founder, Africa at the Pictures, Mr. Keith Shiri and CEO, Miliosk Media, USA, Mr. Mike Vaidez.
Â The Guardian