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VIDEO: HEDGREADS with the Lagos State Deputy Governor in commemoration of the World Literacy Day

US Consulate hosts youth town hall meeting on elections and governance

The United States Consulate in Lagos has announced New Tools, New Governance, a Town Hall with Young Nigerian Leaders to discuss the use of technology during the 2011 elections and to monitor governance and accountability after the elections. The town hall meeting, which holds on Thursday, June 16 is presented by development firm, The Future Project.

“Following the elections where young Nigerians were part of a successful movement to engage the process using technology tools including ReVoDa, ReclaimNaija, Facebook, Twitter and the successful RSVP (Register.Select.Vote.Protect) campaign,” said a statement from the Consulate, “we believe there is no time such as now to point the young population towards the direction of sustaining good governance and public accountability using these tools for citizen engagement.” Read more

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State’s Inauguration Address, 29th May 2011

Governor Fashola

Governor Fashola

May 29, 2011 – On Tuesday 26th April 2011, a day that will certainly stand out in our political history as a super Tuesday, you humbled me, our Party, the Action Congress of Nigeria and our State House of Assembly candidates by returning all the 40 (forty) candidates presented on the platform of our Party to the House of Assembly and electing me with 1,509,113 votes which now stands as the highest number of votes ever delivered for any candidate in any State in our political history.

On behalf of our Party and my elected colleagues, I thank you all sincerely for your support and the very overwhelming mandate you have handed to us; and we accept it with all the responsibilities that it brings.

I understand the import of that mandate. It is a mandate in support of the continuation of the transformation we have collectively achieved in the last 4 (four) years.

It is a mandate for good governance. It is a mandate for the continuation of the people oriented policies that takes us daily towards the brighter and rewarding future.

Let me assure you all that as leader of the team, I cherish the mandate, I am fully conscious of the import for your hopes and aspirations and I remain as committed today as I was in 2007 to do my very best to remain worthy of this mandate. Read more

Free Photography workshop in Lagos (female only)

For female photographers only. Registration ends on the 29th of May 2011

Funmi Iyanda’s “Lagos Stories” Nominated for Monte Carlo Television Festival Award

Funmi Iyanda and Gov Fashola

Funmi Iyanda and Gov Fashola

“Lagos Stories”, an episode of My Country Nigeria, a three-part documentary on Nigeria produced by Funmi Iyanda and Chris Dada and aired on the BBC has been nominated in the News Competition of the 51st Monte Carlo Television Festival in the category Best News Documentary. Past recipients of the festival awards include multi award winning televisions dramas Mad Men and Lost.

The prestigious Monte-Carlo Television Festival is an annual global television festival established by Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1961 to celebrate the best in worldwide television programming. The festival’s news Competition rewards outstanding documentaries that combine fascinating social and cultural topics with a high level of technical expertise
Lagos Stories is nominated alongside documentaries produced by renowned broadcasters such as U.S. network HBO, France’s Arte and Germany’s Zdf. Other nominees across the categories honoured this year include award winning television programs 30 Rock, Glee and Modern Family.

Lagos Stories takes an in-depth look into one of the most fascinating and populated cities in the world as seen through the eyes of its own people. Funmi Iyanda takes viewers on an insiders’ tour of the city – from the exclusive salons to the urban ghetto of AJ City, she meets characters from all works of life revealing the resilience, resourcefulness and spirit of Lagosians. Enter Governor Fashola charged with the herculean task of organizing Lagos; Charly Boy, the cult hero spokesman for outcast bikers and the influential ghetto artists creating the musical styles and dances that spread over the entire continent.

In true Funmi Iyanda fashion, Lagos Stories has captured the heart and spirit of Lagosians, engaging them in eye-opening and down to earth conversations about their unique Nigerian experience.

 

 


Lagos Stories was broadcast on BBC World as part of the “My Country Nigeria” series and is an Ignite Media and Spark UK production.

Video: Change-A-Life TV Show 1st January 2011

Finally, The Future Awards 2010 is here!

It’s finally here! After four solid months of one of the nation’s most intense publicity campaigns, and a national tour the likes of which the nation probably only sees in politics, the organisers of The Future Awards are set to present, for the fifth year in a row, Nigeria’s biggest youth event.

The event holds as announced by the organisers at the official launch of this season on October 1, 2009 in Lagos . It holds on Sunday, the 7th of February 2010 at the Musion Centre in Lagos . The Keynote Speaker is Managing Director of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
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Faces at the Preview screening of Talk with Funmi-TWF in Lagos

TWF is a multi-segment variety show set in multiple locations across Nigeria. It brings truly inspiring real life stories, fresh perspectives of our diverse cultures, tangible information and inspirational experiences of real people from various parts of the country into the homes of Nigerians in a fun filled engaging and entertaining manner.
After eight years of producing and hosting the acclaimed studio talk show, New Dawn, Funmi Iyanda is back at the helm of a different kind of show. The new project is called Talk With Funmi.
Guests were offered a sneak preview of this new show at a screening which took place at the Silverbird Cinemas on Friday 16th October. Mr. Frank Edoho, presenter of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, was at hand as compere of the event.
Guests began to fill up the venue long before the scheduled start time. In attendance was Governor of Lagos State His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola, and his Oyo State counterpart, His Excellency Adebayo Alao Akala, as well as industry stalwarts from various sectors of the corporate world. The screening began at 5.30 prompt
Guests watch TWF at the screening

Funmi Iyanda, a guest, Gov Fashola of Lagos and Gov Alao Akala of Oyo state
Frank Edoho with TWF crew
Aghata Amata in Ankara
Aghata Amata in Ankara
Funmi Iyanda with Lagos State Governor - Babatunde Fashola
Funmi Iyanda with Lagos State Governor – Babatunde Fashola
Temitayo Etomi and Temilola Esan
Temitayo Etomi and Temilola Esan
Frank Edoho and guests
Frank Edoho and guests
Biodun Mcgregor
Biodun Mcgregor
Sola Salako and Nkechi Obi
Sola Salako and Nkechi Obi
Asha and Funmi Iyanda
Asha and Funmi Iyanda
Guy Murray Bruce of the Silverbird Group with Funmi Iyanda
Guy Murray Bruce of the Silverbird Group with Funmi Iyanda
Mr and Mrs Edwin Moore with Funmi Iyanda
Mr and Mrs Edwin Moore with Funmi Iyanda
Funmi chats with Ijeoma Ogwuegbu & Soni Irabor
Funmi chats with Ijeoma Ogwuegbu & Soni Irabor

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