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Ex-Governor Jakande Reacts To His 85th Birthday Celebrations



First civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, has expressed shocks over his 85th birthday celebrations.

P.M NEWS reports that Jakande told guests at an event to commemorate his 85th birthday on Monday, 22 July, 2014, that he never thought he could attain the age of 85.

According to the former governor, reaching the age of 85 is God’s blessing for him and his family.

Jakande, who was very happy to hear the majority of the guests confirm that they attended some of the schools he built during his time, said: “I never thought I could still sit here at 85, in 2014 to hear people saying they attended a Jakande school.

“I remember that when we started implementing all our policies in education while I was governor, many people said it could not be done. Today, it is a different story.

“It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in my sight.”

He also prayed for all those who attended the event where the Lateef Jakande Foundation was set up to project the ideals of the former governor.


The board of the foundation, which was also inaugurated at the occasion include the traditional ruler of Ilupeju, Korede Bisade-Phillips, as the chairman while members include Mr. J. O. Sobayo, Dr. Lanre Adeboye, Ade Silver Rotimi and Seyi Jakande.

Meanwhile, while delivering his speech at the event, Professor Siyan Oyeweso of the Department of History and International Studies, Osun State University, Osogbo, called for a review of the original objective for the setting up of the Lagos State University, LASU.

According to Oyeweso, a former lecturer with LASU, the institution’s fortunes have seriously depleted to the extent that the actual Lagosians, the reason for the establishment of the university, can no longer attend the school.

He recalled that in setting up the university, Jakande set up various committees whose findings and report would continue to position the school as an envy of other institutions in the country.

He said though increasing the school fees of the school was not too much of a problem, special consideration should have been given to indigenes of Lagos State.

“If you increase the school fees to the extent that Lagosians cannot afford it, then there is a problem,” he said.

It would be recalled that LASU was recently re-opened after it was shut for months over students protests on high tuition fees.

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School teacher reportedly flees after allegedly flogging his student to death in Lagos



In what will come across as a really shocking development, a Twitter user has accused a Lagos teacher of killing his brother.

The man alleged that a Lagos teacher beat his junior brother to death over the boy’s failure to correctly answer a question asked of him during their mathematics session.

The man, whose Twitter handle identified him as Ridwan Oyewunmi, on Friday narrated the incident, which he claimed involved one Elihans College in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

He said the school authorities had made them believe the young boy, whom he identified as Boluwatife Omelaja, had slumped and died while attempting to answer a question in the front of the classroom.

“I just lost my brother to School Teacher Brutality. Mr. Emmanuel is a sec school teacher at Elihans college, Ikorodu in Lagos,” Oyewunmi wrote in a Twitter thread.

“He beat up my brother Boluwatife Omelaja (frame 2) to death on the 26th of November on the school premises because he couldn’t answer a math question he was asked correctly.

“The school initially made us believe he slumped and died while he was trying to answer the question on the board, a boy who wasn’t ill or showed any sign of sickness before.

“He was brought home in the school’s bus by the school proprietress and principal, along with Mr. Emma-whom we didn’t know was the killer at that time, and he was buried a few hours later according to the Muslims doctrine.”

Oyewunmi also said the principal conveyed the boy’s corpse with the school bus to his parents’ home.

He, however, added that one Lateef Omelaja, the deceased’s sibling, “who was prevented from leaving the school,” later returned and narrated what he claimed transpired.

“Meanwhile Bolu’s other brother, Lateef Omelaja was prevented from leaving the school premises, in order to prevent him from spreading the true news to us at home and to buy Mr. Emma more time to run away,” he added.

“We believed the cock and bull story the school fed us not until Lafeef got home at around 5 pm and narrated what really happened at the school to us.

“We also confirmed this from other students of the school including classmates of Boluwatife.

“The painful part is, the school keeps trying to cover up for Mr. Emma claiming he didn’t beat Bolu. Mr. Emma is on the run, nowhere to be found.

“I know no amount of punishment for him will bring back my brother but I just want Mr. Emma located and justice served.”

As of when this report was filed, TheCable Lifestyle has reached out to the school involved to hear its side of the story.

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I am happy without marriage, kids – Don Jazzy reveals




Michael Collins Ajere, professionally known as Don Jazzy has said he is happy without marriage and kids.

The iconic music producer said that contrary to many people’s belief, he is happy not being married at this point in his life.

Don Jazzy stated this during an interview with The PUNCH, while speaking on the level of fulfilment he feels.

According to him, his business is doing well and family is comfortable, so the believe that he is not happy about not being married and not having children is untrue.

The music producer noted that he is very happy currently and would only start missing children sometime in the future.

When asked if he feels fulfilled, he said;

“Pretty much, yes. I am doing well and I have a beautiful business. My family is healthy and comfortable. I know a lot of people would say because I am not married and don’t have children, that means I am not happy.

“But, I am very happy (laughs). I am not missing anything. Perhaps, in the future, I would start missing little children but for now, I am actually fine. I feel fulfilled and grateful. I thank God.”

Read Full Interview HERE

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Falz excited after a street in Lagos was named after him



Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz has taken to social media to show his excitement after a street got named after him in Lagos state.

Street named after Falz in Lagos

The Bop Daddy crooner disclosed this on Friday, November 27, on his Instagram page after he shared a photo of himself standing under a street sign .

On the street sign, one could see “Falz Falana Lane” boldly written on it.

Street named after Falz in Lagos

Sharing his excitement, the rapper stated that there is “wahala” for anyone who doesn’t have a street named after them.

In Nigeria, streets are named after people for a purpose. It could be for their affluence, impacts or landmark achievements.

There is no doubt that Falz was honoured for his impact in music and society at large recalling how he used his voice during the recent EndSARS campaign.

His fans and industry colleagues have reacted to the photo of the singer. While Many hailed him with different love emojis, others noted that he deserved it.

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