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Obasa kick-off Speaker’s game, advocates sportsmanship

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AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

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Elated by the honour done on him by the entire staffers of the Lagos State House of Assembly, who organized week-long sporting activities to herald the celebration of his 50th birthday anniversary, Rt.Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has counseled that all teams seeded to play the football tournament should give room for spirit of sportsmanship to prevail.

Obasa gave the counsel to the Youths, Sports and Social Development team (YSSD) and the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency team (LASSRA) that played the opening match and all other teams as he personally took the kick-off to herald the Y2022 Speaker’s game themed ‘The Golden Age Edition’.

Obasa said that : “I appreciate all honour done on me and will like to let you all know that all the teams belongs to the Speaker, the winner is the Speaker’s team, let’s be friendly and do all we can, play gently.

“Let’s be conscious of the fact that we are elderly, so avoid hard tackles that could lead to needless injuries. Let’s embrace the spirit of sportsmanship all through, not for the football alone, but the table tennis, draught, ludo and all other games being played at the Lateef Jakande chamber simultaneously,” Obasa said.

The Lagos State Assembly number one man-Obasa according to the Chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Youth and Sports Hon. Lanre Oshun, who doubles as the Chairman of the week-long birthday celebration programme made good his promise at the maiden edition last year that the Y2022 own will be on a larger scale with the inclusion of many more games.

Oshun who earlier made mention of the game during the Monday plenary in his personal explanation noted that seven competitions are lined up for the programme which will be flagged off after the plenary.

Oshun said: “This year’s edition of the event will be extended to ministries in the state to celebrate the number one legislator, who is a lover of sports.

“ I urge all members and staffers of the Assembly to come and witness the series, which will climax in a football match between the members of staff and their wives.

“For the next two and half weeks we promise to give Lagosians the best of games.” Oshun said.

Aside football, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Basketball, Tug ‘O’ War, Ludo, Ayo Olopon and Draught are also part of the games on schedule.

The opening match between YSSD and LASSRA ended in a penalty shoot out, YSSD thrashed LASSRA 3-0 .

Some of the sponsors of the sporting events includes: Malta Guinness,Biomedical Limited,Rite Foods Limited,Hilltop Abacha,Musrot Ventures and LAHA Kitchen.

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Access Holdings raises funds to secure brighter future for African children at UK Polo Day

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Access Holdings, a leading African finance institution committed to making a difference, has once again demonstrated its dedication to ensuring children have the chance to access quality education.

Through its recent Polo Day, held at the esteemed Guards Polo Club in Windsor, United Kingdom, the group secured pledges for the construction of 100 classroom blocks in Nigeria.

The classrooms will go a long way in ensuring countless underprivileged children will have access to a safe and nurturing learning environment, ultimately inspiring them to dream, learn and become more.

In his remarks at the event, the Group Managing Director of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, highlighted the significant milestones made in line with the organisation’s objectives.

“Today, we stand on the shoulders of the remarkable achievements from previous editions. Each one, a testament to our commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of children in need of education and optimism. Together, we have made good progress in ensuring children are given a fair chance at a brighter future through quality education.

“Our collective and continuing support of free and equitable education for children reflects a view of our role as change agents that can help institute socio-economic development through responsible business practice and social initiatives. As such, we will continue to seek out innovative ways to garner resources and invest in the future of our society. We are part of the community and we support its wellbeing,” Wigwe stated.

Since the polo fundraising initiative was launched in partnership with Fifth Chukker and UNICEF, Access Holdings, through its flagship subsidiary, Access Bank Plc has seen to the refurbishment of several schools in Kaduna and has put over 12,000 children through continuous education. At the same time, 60 classrooms and a computer literacy building have been commissioned. The communities surrounding the schools are supported with boreholes for water, while households have been empowered with equipment and training to secure employment, stimulating economic and social development.

The completion of the new set of classroom blocks will represent a significant step in the organisation’s goal of attaining a student-to-class ratio of 35-40 students per class in line with the national target.

Restating plans to empower even more communities, the Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Roosevelt Ogbonna emphasised that, “The Group’s true victory does not lie solely in the goals scored during the tournament, but in the lasting impact we can create beyond these moments.”

“We are proud to be a driving force in the pursuit of access to education and look forward to creating a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive,” he concluded.

The event brought together distinguished guests and personalities from around the world. Among the notable attendees were the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu; 14th Emir of Kano, Khalifa Muhammadu Sanusi II, CON; 21st Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwase III; Chairman, Coronation Capital, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; Chairman, Access Bank Plc, Paul Usoro (SAN); former Chairman of Access Bank Plc, Ajoritsedere Awosika, and more.

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Qatar 2022: Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy Still Coming To Pass As Big Teams Lose Out

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Qatar 2022: Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy Still Coming To Pass As Big Teams Lose Out

AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

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Times without number, God has proven that He knows the end of a thing from the beginning and he also reveal these mysteries to his prophets, as we read in the holy bible.

One of the most consistent prophet in the world as we speak is Primate Elijah Ayodele, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church whose ministry doesn’t talk about a sector alone; he gives prophecies on every sector of the country and his justification for this is that God is interested in every area of man’s life.

Primate Ayodele is popular for his prophecies on politics, sports, education, security, governance, cooperate organizations, individuals, to mention a few. He has more than 15,000 prophecies on these sectors and they have all come to pass.

As we know that we are in the world cup era and as usual of him, Primate Ayodele gave some prophecies before the tournament started during an interview session. He made it known that countries should not rely on star players because they will mess their team up. He mentioned some players and warned coaches against relying on them in order not to lose out.

Unfortunately, many of them never listened to this warning and they are now suffering the consequences. The big teams of the tournament are losing out already. We saw how Brazil despite having several star footballers got disqualified after losing to Croatia yesterday, Netherlands too lost to Argentina in the Quarter-final matches. We saw how Morocco defeated almighty Spain in the round of 16 too, and many other situations that have rendered the star players irrelevant and unable to save their country from disqualification.

More matches are still coming in the quarter final matches and we will keep fingers crossed on the performance of the star footballers in the matches. However, Primate Ayodele’s prophecy has been continued to come to pass so far in this tournament.

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NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau Hosts Primate Ayodele, Presents Customized Jersey

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The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has been received by the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alh Ibrahim Gusau at his Abuja office.

In a statement released by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, it was revealed that the NFF president expressed his gratitude to Primate Ayodele for his support towards his emergence as the president.

Gusau, who was joined by his team to receive the renowned man of God made it known that He hasn’t met the prophet before but was surprised that He continued to mention his name as the best choice to become the next NFF president after Amaju Pinnick.

He noted that Primate Ayodele’s prayers and prophecy was instrumental to his emergence as the NFF President while affirming that he is indeed a true man of God.

In his response, Primate Ayodele explained that He is only doing what God asked him to do by supporting Gusau in prayers to become the next president of the NFF as God revealed.

He then urged Gusau to use football to unite the country because the sector has so much to offer in curbing disunity and insecurity in the country.

He expressed his surprise at the performance of Morocco in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, noting that Nigerian can do more in the next World Cup with Gusau’s administration.

He then advised Gusau to start preparation towards international competitions, create space for the country’s ex-professional footballers, carry local players along and ensure God is involved in the affairs of the nation’s football.

“ We can use football to unite Nigeria. When there is football, Nigerians comes together as one body.”

“I was impressed seeing Morocco at that stage and I believe Nigeria can do more. We can go as far as getting to final stage of the next World Cup if we start the preparations now. We can stop insecurity with sports. Let’s create a space for Most of these professionals and ex footballers, they can make impact.”

“If Nigeria goes to world cup and we get the finals, the country will be better. I encourage you to also carry home-based players along.”

“Also, in your commitee, some will not like your policies, not all will be your friend, there are some who just want to be there, they won’t be there with all their heart, let’s do everything with the fear of God and love because that’s the beginning of success.”

“Let’s also mix prayers with football because it will help us so much. Before picking a coach, let’s put it in God’s hands.”

“Nigeria must come home with the next AFCON, we are going to Egypt too next year to ensure that we win the cup. Let’s do it with love and fairness. We need to commit our football in the hands of God for us to excel.”

“Supporters club is a mess because they are not united, I urge you to please call them to order so they can come as one body. Our fields too, take your proposal to FIFA, let there be activities in our stadiums.”

“I will support you with prayers, God will support you.I congratulate you once again for your victory, it’s my prayer that God will lead and be with you. Let’s all work in love and unity.”

In his reactions, Gusau appreciated Primate Ayodele for his prayers while assuring that the federation will always listen to the man of God after which he presented a customized jersey to the man of God.

“I thank you for this important visit, I want to assure you that we will always listen to you, we believe in prayer and we will continue to pray.”

“We will continue to pray, this is your own time, if you can say it and It came to pass, my success will also be your success. I know God will be with you and I wish you good health and under my leadership, I will not disappoint Nigerians and do my best to ensure I get the best for Nigeria.”

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