In pictures: Moments from @Clinic4Journos #AirtelChangeYourStory 2017 with @masondan
Archive for Interviews
Lagos goes tough on street trading, hawking
…Says buyers, sellers liable to N90,000 fine, six months jail term or both
…Urges unemployed youths to access N25bn ETF
The Lagos State Government on Friday said that from July 1, 2016, it would commence a total enforcement against street trading and street hawkers, saying that the law banning their activities across the metropolis would take its full course.
Speaking at a live interview session on Television Continental, the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said that the renewed enforcement is in line with Section One of the Lagos State Street Trading and Illegal Market Prohibition Law 2003 which restricts street trading and hawking in the metropolis.
The Governor, while sympathizing with the family of a street hawker who was knocked down by an articulated truck while trying to evade arrest from officials of Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) along Maryland Bus stop on Wednesday, regretted that the situation led to the destruction of public assets.
“It is not in our DNA to allow someone to just die by road accident or the way it happened in respect of the incident. But beyond the fact that we lost one person while crossing the road as a result of evading arrest by KAI officials, I need to tell Lagosians that over 49 buses were actually destroyed and it is costing us like almost N139 million to put those buses back on the road,” he said. Read more
The interview was conducted on June 10th 2016 at Mensvic Hotel – Lome Street, Greater Accra, Ghana, during the Africa Liberty Forum, hosted by ATLAS & IMANI Center for Policy and Education.
Japheth Omojuwa is a Nigerian blogger, public speaker, socio-economic and political commentator and social media expert.
VIDEO: Powering Nigeria – FAQS on power by Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Hon. Minister of Power, Works and Housing
The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN tackles some perennial questions on the country’s Power Sector
PRESIDENT BUHARI TO SPEAK ON CURRENT NATIONAL ISSUES ON MEDIA CHAT
President Muhammadu Buhari will host his first Presidential Media Chat tomorrow, Wednesday, December 30, 2015.
In the course of the programme, which will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), President Buhari will answer questions from a panel of journalists on a broad range of current national issues.
The Presidential Media Chat will begin at 1900 hours. Other television and radio stations in the country may hook-up to NTA and FRCN to relay the programme to their viewers and listeners.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
December 29, 2015
After I was sworn-in, I said I will have my cabinet in September. I expect that Nigerians should ask me questions after the 30th of September if I do not do so
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Aburi, Ghana reassured Nigerians and the international community that he will name his cabinet before the end of the month.
President Buhari gave the assurance at a joint press conference with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana.
“After I was sworn-in, I said I will have my cabinet in September. I expect that Nigerians should ask me questions after the 30th of September if I do not do so,” President Buhari said while responding to a question on the appointment of ministers.
President Buhari also told reporters that the Nigerian military, in close collaboration with the Multi-National Joint Task Force, has recorded remarkable progress in the fight against Boko Haram since he assumed office as President.
“The first thing I did after I came into office was to reorganize the military and clear orders were given to them in terms of retraining, re-equipping and redeployment of troops.
“In the northeast, the military is gaining ground and Boko Haram has been limited to the Sambisa forest.
“Internally Displaced Persons are gradually moving back home and they are being reintegrated into their respective communities,” President Buhari said.
On the declaration of assets, the President affirmed that it was a constitutional requirement that all public office holders in Nigeria should declare their assets before and after their term in office.
“I recall that in 1975 when late Murtala Mohammed became the Head of State, we were lined up – governors, ministers, members of the Supreme Military Council. Officials of Ministry of Justice were brought and every individual was made to declare his assets.
“All Heads of States and Government, governors, ministers, permanent secretaries have to declare their assets because it is a constitutional requirement.
“I have declared my assets four times. When I was governor in 1975, I declared. After being Minister of Petroleum and as a member of Supreme Military Council, I declared. When I was Head of State and now as a President, I have also declared.
President Mahama said that Nigeria and Ghana will soon begin the process of reviving their joint commission for cooperation.
The Ghanaian President added that both leaders also agreed to encourage closer cooperation between the intelligence and anti-graft agencies of both countries.
He thanked President Buhari for his visit and assured him of Ghana’s support and cooperation with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 7, 2015
Monday, 27 July, 2015
TodayMedia Solutions crew interviewed Jide Adeyemi, the chief brand strategist at Big & Bold Communications Ltd.
He talked about his new company’s Services, the reasons why they are different from other marketing companies, his experience in the industry & what his team members, etc.
BIG & BOLD COMMUNICATIONS LTD is a multi-disciplined integrated and interactive marketing agency armed with young, creative, passionate and non-conformists team with a passion for building brands that resonate with the consumers and community. They help their clients develop interesting story that creates an emotional bond between brands and consumers.
Lagos State 2015 Governorship Debate hosted by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
VIDEO: LOLO1 hosted APC Gubernatorial Candidate for Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode #NigeriaDecides2015
Omotunde David aka LOLO1 hosted All Progressive Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Candidate for Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to an exclusive interview on her program Oga Madam Office on Wazobia FM (95.1FM) on Wednesday 14th January, 2015
The last edition of the programme for year 2014 features Funmi Iyanda, founder of the Change A Life Foundation, as she speaks about her journey through life.
Enjoy the yuletide season to the fullest, but just like my song #AfricanChristmas says; Let’s share the LOVE, let’s spread the GOODNEWS, Jesus Christ is the reason for the season; we must never forget that.
Q: HOW DID YOU COME INTO THE MUSIC MINISTRY?
Well, I would say music has always been me! Everything about me is MUSIC. Right from a very tender age, I have always loved to sing and I derive so much pleasure from it. I used to accompany my elder sisters then to choir rehearsals and it was on one of such occasions that the choir leader, then, Mr Armstrong Ileti, walked by me while a song was being taught and I was singing. All of a sudden he stopped and was listening. Suspecting he was listening to me, I froze and stopped singing!lol. (he may not even remember this incidence) But, I remember he said “No, no, no…go on singing” #reflectivesmile…. . and just as I did, without a word, he walked away, picked up a microphone and handed it over to me; saying ” you have a very beautiful voice”!! Lol. That was it; from that day I became one of the lead singers! Since then I’ve been schooled and trained, I started writing songs, and…..here I am! Lol
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOUR TWO RECENT SONGS: MADUPE AND AFRICAN CHRISTMAS?
It’s Christmas Time… this song sets the Christmas mood right and ushers us into the Christmas season