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A 3 days Prophetic Family  Deliverance conference with  theme "Mighty Visitation" program put together by Chris Okafor world Outreach in conjunction with Grace Nation International aka Liberation city has begin in Lambe, Ifo LG of Ogun State

 

The Prophetic conference well attended by faithful across the globe through the Liberation TV, has recorded creative Deliverance,healing miracles and Solutions to many Problems

 

Welcoming faithfuls to the 3 days Prophetic conference, the Convener of COWOM and Lead Pastor of Grace Nation International aka Liberation city Dr Chris Okafor remarked that God have a good purpose for the good people of ifo LG and the entire Ogun State that is why the conference is staged in Lambe, When Go comes to town,there must be a revival and when there is a revival anything can Happen because God is in town

 

Speaking on the Topic God Has Visited his People, the Popular Lagos Prophet said when God visits his people everything around them become evidence of his presence, when God visits a land, he not only visit the people but visits there problems too, visits their predicament and also profile solution to all the Problem of the land.

 

The Generation prophet of God as he his fondly called said God is ever ready to put smile on the face of the down trodden in as much as they are determined to fellowship with him.

 

The land of Ogun is blessed particularly Lambe and it's environment because they will witness mighty Visitation of Elohim for Good three days.

 

It was a miracle galore at the first day of the conference as many family were liberated, God visited the lawful captive and set them free,

 

The Prophetic conference Mighty Visitation continue on Friday by 4pm and on Saturday by 7am, this is another opportunity for those that could not attend the first day as the supernatural hand of God is available for any miracles and Deliverance , Anytime Elohim is in town for a revival anything you want in Life is available, join the Generational prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor for a divine encounter.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Presidential candidate and interim government campaigner,Rev Chris Okotie has warned that Nigeria's future is guaranteed only when the country is restructured.

In continuation of his interim government campaign which he began in 2019, Okotie said that for Nigeria to overcome the 2023 global economic headwinds predicted by experts, the country would need strong governance structures and a stable polity which are absent in  the present constitution .

The cleric said,in his New year message released by his media adviser,Ladi Ayodeji in Lagos during the week that unless his Aboriginal Democracy proposition is adopted, the country could flounder under a severe socio-political and economic crisis.

Okotie observed that, given the fact that 80 percent of our income is used to service our current debt of77 trillion Naira, against a backdrop of a bloated bureaucracy, the country has no choice under the current constitution than to keep borrowing to run the country.

He said,in the light of this reality,a new constitution is required to deal with all the existential problems in all spheres of our national life, which is why Aboriginal Democracy is recommended.

Okotie expressed concern that the IMF has warned that one third of the world, including Nigeria would be in recession this year.

He urged his congregation at his church, during the New year service to pray for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria.

 'Every member of this church should continue to set aside a few hours to pray for Nigeria because the Household of God was set up to play a pivotal role in the destiny of this country, that's why I am involved in the political process,'he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In what appears to be an attempt to return to old ways in Niger Delta Development commission NDDC, some forces are trying to gang up against the chairperson of the board,Lauretta Onochie following her desire to ensure that wastes in the system are reduced. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However,  after debate at the board meeting, she has been given the go ahead to do the needful to ensure smooth running of the board. On the issue of the chairperson asking for eighteen special assistants, it was o storm in the tea cup to blackmail her, as the office of the secretary to the Federal government SGF,has set out guidelines for the number  of aids the chairman, Managing director and others members of the board can have. The guidelines has been put on before the board and it has been approved. Indeed,  

 

 

 

 

The new chairperson has brought hope to the the commission, insisting that things cannot be done in old way and expect a new result. She has put her foot on ground and ready to turn the NDDC around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emirates is ramping up its operations in China ahead of the New Lunar Year and in response to strong travel demand, thereby boosting connectivity to its gateways; Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. The development follows the country’s reopening of its borders and the easing of its COVID-related entry restrictions. Following this new development, Emirates will resume passenger services to Shanghai starting with two weekly flights operated by an Airbus A380 aircraft from 20 January 2023, with EK302 departing from Dubai to Shanghai non-stop and EK303 making a short stop in Bangkok before returning to Dubai. This service will ramp up in frequency to four weekly flights operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from 02 February 2023. During this period, Emirates’ flight EK302 will depart Dubai at 03:45hrs and arrive in Shanghai at 15:40hrs. The return flight EK303 will depart Shanghai at 17:40hrs and arrive in Bangkok at 21:45hrs before taking off from the Thai capital at 23:20hrs and arriving in Dubai at 03:20hrs the next day.*

Emirates will further boost its Dubai-Shanghai route from 1 March 2023 with a daily non-stop service. Its flight EK304 will depart Dubai at 09:15hrs and arrive in Shanghai at 21:05hrs. The return flight EK303 will leave Shanghai at 23:00hrs and arrive in Dubai at 05:20hrs the next day.*

Starting from 1 February 2023, Emirates will increase services between Dubai and Guangzhou with EK362/EK363 operating as daily non-stop flights with the flagship Emirates A380.  Its flight EK362 will leave Dubai at 10:45hrs and arrive in Guangzhou at 21:45hrs. The return flight EK363 will depart Guangzhou at 00:15hrs and arrive in Dubai at 05:15hrs. Emirates currently operates a non-stop flight from Dubai to Guangzhou as EK362, and a return flight from Guangzhou to Dubai via Bangkok as EK363, four times a week.

Operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, Emirates’ flight EK308/ EK307 will return to China’s capital city Beijing with a daily non-stop service from Dubai, starting from 15 March 2023. Emirates’ flight EK308 will leave Dubai at 10:50hrs and arrive in Beijing at 22:20hrs. The return flight EK307 will depart Beijing at 00:40hrs and arrive in Dubai at 05:00hrs.*

This will bring the airline’s operations in the market up to 21 weekly flights, providing increased choice and flexibility for both business and leisure travellers, and contributing to China’s tourism recovery.

Tickets can be booked on emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via travel agents. Travellers are also encouraged to check the latest entry requirements.

Emirates has been serving China for nearly two decades and has established its presence in the Chinese market through strategic partnerships and a continued commitment to the local community throughout the pandemic. Emirates offers travellers increased connectivity to 24 domestic points via Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai,  as well as six regional points via Guangzhou through its partnership with China Southern Airline, while simultaneously providing its partner-airline’s customers access to six destinations within the Middle East and Africa regions. Travellers can also benefit from Emirates' existing interline agreements with Air China, China Eastern and Cathay Pacific to access even more domestic Chinese cities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc, recently facilitated a free medical outreach in the Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) through its Fidelity Helping Hand’s Programme (FHHP).

Held on Thursday, December 22, 2022, the outreach afforded members of the community an opportunity to undertake breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, cryotherapy, malaria test, blood pressure test, eye tests and diabetes screening as well as a deworming exercise and treatment of detected ailments at no cost.

Welcoming guests to the event, Branch Leader, Kofo Abayomi-Apapa SBU, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Augustine Moemeke said, “Fidelity Bank is a bank that has the interest of the people at heart and that is why we regularly carry out initiatives like this across the country to enable us add value in the locations where we operate in.”

Moemeke also stated that the outreach was free and urged members of the community to take advantage of the programme to check their vital signs and quickly commence treatment for any ailment that may be detected.

Thanking the bank for the kind gesture, the Executive Chairman, Lagos Island East LCDA, Hon. Dr. Alade Folawiyo, mentioned that though the Local Council Development Area authorities provided the venue, the outreach programme was solely executed by the bank. He therefore encouraged members of the community to take advantage of the programme to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Besides the medical outreach, participants also received provisions, ready-made meals as well as corporate gift items from the bank to commemorate the Yuletide celebrations.

With the FHHP, staff across Fidelity Bank’s business locations identify projects that impact their immediate community and raise funds to execute them. The bank’s management thereafter matches this contribution with an equal amount and disburses it for the selected project.

Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria with over 7.2 million customers serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The bank was recently recognized as the Best SME Bank Nigeria 2022 by the Global Banking & Finance Awards. The bank has also won awards for the “Fastest Growing Bank” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year” at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced the 2023 edition of its Nigeria Economic Outlook event. The virtual event themed “Nigeria Economic Outlook 2023: A look ahead” is scheduled by 8:30am on Friday, 20 January 2023, via Zoom meeting. To register and participate in the event, do click on the link  https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z-8Izr1sRHmdfRqZ5RiYeQ 

 

The event will promote deliberations and analyses of national and global economic trends to shape 2023. Like its previous edition, the 2023 FirstBank Nigeria Economic Outlook aims to set the tone for the year by providing an opportunity for participants to learn directly from economic experts. Participants will be better informed and knowledgeably empowered to make the right decisions in their socio-economic activities in 2023.

 

‘Biodun Adedipe, Ph.D, founder and Chief Consultant of B. Adedipe Associates Limited (BAA Consult will lead deliberations at the event as its keynote speaker. Other speakers are FirstBank’s Ini Ebong, Executive Director, Treasury and International Banking; Tosin Adewuyi, Executive Director, Corporate Banking; Ugo “Ugodre” Obi-chukwu, Founder, NairaMetrics as well as Mosope Arubayi, economist and global financial analyst. Chike Uzoma, Head, Strategy & Corporate Development, FirstBank will moderate the event.

 

According to Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications of FirstBank ‘Our forthcoming Nigeria Economic Outlook webinar is a viable opportunity for one to be informed on key trends and activities that will shape the global socio-economic landscape in 2023. 2022 was indeed a turbulent year and from the 2023 forecast, the growth would still be slow. In addition, bearing in mind 2023 being an election year in Nigeria, like every democratic nation around the world, commercial and business activities in the country will be impacted by the forthcoming election.

 

I encourage everyone to join the event as the keynote speaker and panelists will shed more light and perspectives which will have participants informed about opportunities and happenings that will shape the socio-economic and political environment in the country and the world at large.”

 

 

About FirstBank

 

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is the premier Bank in West Africa and the leading financial inclusion services provider in Nigeria for over 128 years.

 

With over 750 business locations and over 196,000 Banking Agents spread across 99% of the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, FirstBank provides a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services to serve its over 30 million customers. The Bank has an international presence through its subsidiaries, FBNBank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as a Representative Office in Beijing.

 

The Bank has been handy at promoting digital payment in the country and has issued over 10million cards, the first bank to achieve such a milestone in the country. FirstBank’s cashless transaction drive extends to having more than 12million people on its USSD Quick Banking service through the nationally renowned *894# Banking code and over 4.5 million people on FirstMobile platform.

 

Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.

 

FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years (2011 – 2017) by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards and “Best Bank in Nigeria” by Global Finance for 15 years. Our brand purpose is always to put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of the first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is always to deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A court in Kano has ordered a doctor that conducted a mental disorder test on a suspect to appear before the court for an explanation. The Judge gave the order in the case of Yusuf Buratai vs Ibrahim Danshagamu.

 

The presiding Judge of court number 25, Halima Wali, ordered the doctor that examined the alleged mental disorder of a man named Ibrahim Danshagamu to appear before her.

 

Yusuf Burutai filed a case of defamation against Ibrahim for publishing a falsified video alleging that Burutai owns several petrol stations in Kano. At first, the court remanded the charged person at a correctional centre. The accused was arraigned later in the court for bail.

 

Barrister Husaini Maqari, the Defense Lawyer in his interview with Freedom Radio after the court session, said; “Well, the case was filed after the video was published alleging that General Burutai has more than 60 petrol stations in Kano state. The published video also blamed (Burutai) for extorting money allocated to buy weapons to fight terrorism in Maiduguri”.

 

The Defense lawyer also added that; “Doctors from Malam Aminu Kano's hospital have brought a document showing that the charged person has a mental disorder. They narrated that he once divorced his five wives and since when he was a child he had signs of a mental disorder. However, the terms used in the report presented before the court are complicated that was why the Judge ordered the doctor who wrote the report to come to the court for clarification”.

 

In today's court session, a report of the mental disorder test of the charged person was presented before the court as ordered by the court. The court collected the report and ordered that the doctor who did the test should appear before the court on February 8, 2022.

 

The court also granted bail to the accused on the condition of one surety with the sum of 50 thousand nairas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thousands of waste managers in Lagos and southwest states on Thursday endorsed the presidential ambition of the APC’s candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for second term.

 

 The waste managers, under the aegis of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAMN), popularly known as PSPs, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as Onikan Stadium, vowed to mobilize all its members for door-to-door campaign for Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu.

 

National President, AWAMN, David Oriyomi, said it was Tinubu who brought in the PSPs in 1999 when he was governor of Lagos State in a bid to tackle the waste problems of the state.

 

According to him: “He nurtured and empowered us through the small-medium business model, and successive Governments built his solid foundation. Lagos was transformed and received numerous accolades as one of the cleanest states in Nigeria and Africa.

 

“When our livelihood came under attack and 350 businesses were faced with the risk of bankruptcy. Asiwaju came to our rescue, by speaking out for us and hereby securing our livelihood.

 

“Today, the small business model established by Asiwaju has been replicated in over 9 states in Nigeria and other West African countries. It is, for this reason, we as an association are fully and wholly committed to voting and campaigning for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Next President of Nigeria,” he said.

 

Oriyomi also recalled that AWAMN was the first organization that endorsed the candidacy of Sanwo-Olu in 2018, saying that the association was pleased that he has “proven us right by the great work that he has done in the State and for the environment.”

 

“You will all recall that he inherited a heap of waste across the state, he started by declaring a state of emergency and backed it up with action leaving Lagos better than what he inherited. Now, under his leadership, waste is now seen as a resources and we are humble to be his foot soldiers to making circular economy a reality. We are committed to a Greater Lagos Rising,” he added.

 

Oriyomi pledged that the association would embark on a door-to-door campaign, to reach every nook and cranny of the state for Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu.

 

“We will secure 10m votes for our Grand Patron, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Shettima. We will secure 2m votes for our Governor, Mr. Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Femi Hamzat. We will secure votes for all the Governors in all the states that we operate in,” he stated.

 

Earlier, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who made a brief appearance at the event, pledged to increase the salaries of waste managers in the state.

 

He called on them to vote massively for Tinubu, himself and other APC candidates for various positions.

 

Sanwo-Olu reminded them that it was Tinubu who brought in PSPs in Lagos, saying “this is where you eat, don’t listen to lies, we will increase your wages.”

 

Also speaking, Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr. Kadri Hamzat told the waste managers that it was Tinubu who brought about the PSPs, which many states have adopted.

 

He said: “Tinubu knows the way, we should get our PVCs and mobilize others to get their PVCs to vote for Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu. Let them know that it is Tinubu we are voting for. When he gets to Abuja, he will perform.

 

“Many States in Nigeria now have KAI, LAWMA and LASTMA. Tinubu is our teacher. On March 11, we should come out and vote for Sanwo-Olu,” he said.

 

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni, said what has become AWAMN today had its foundation solidly laid by Tinubu many years ago.

 

He noted that "Since one good turn deserves another, it is only worthwhile that the association has mobilized its personnel in hundreds and thousands, for APC’s victory in next month’s elections.

 

"As an emerging mega city at the time, Lagos State needed to solve the challenge of solid waste management, which the administration of Asiwaju Tinubu as governor of the time, confronted frontally, leading to the emergence of the PSP operators," he said.

 

Odumboni stated that through successive stages, they had evolved over time, wading through challenges, but ultimately leaving the environment and the cityscape the better for it.

 

He commended AWAMN, its executive and the teeming PSP personnel in demonstrating a massive show of support for Tinubu's presidential ambition, and the re-election bid of Sanwo-Olu.

 

Odumboni noted that while this mobilizations was encouraging, the association must equally translate the massive support to electoral votes on election day, saying this was the only way to truly appreciate and help actualize the worthy ambitions of Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu.

 

Chairman, APC, Lagos State chapter, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi urged the waste managers to vote massively for Tinubu for laying the foundation for a solid Lagos.

 

"Vote for him to become president. Collect your PVCs, tell others to go and collect their PVCs so that we can vote for Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu," he said.

 

High-profile politicians in attendance included the Lagos State APC chairman, Mr. Cornelius Ojelabi, Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, and Mr. Joe Igbokwe, the Special Adviser for Drainage and Water Resources to Lagos State Governor, the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya.

 

 

*Folashade Kadiri*

Director, Public Affairs LAWMA

 

Thursday, 19 January 2023 00:00

EKONG TAKES OVER AS CHAIRMAN OF LP LAGOS STATE

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…As Oyelekan calls on security agencies to go after impostors

 

 

The National Legal Adviser of Labour Party, Mr. Akingbade Oyelekan, has said there’s no faction in Lagos State Chapter of Labour Party and called on security agencies to go after any person or group of persons parading themselves as factional leaders of the party in the state.

 

Oyelekan made this call during the inauguration of the newly constituted 25-man Caretaker Committee to steer the affairs of the party in Lagos State at the state Secretariat.

 

Oyelekan said the newly inaugurated Exco led by Pastor Dayo Ekong is gender sensitive, all inclusive and duly approved by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party led by Mr. Julius Abure.

 

He said Pastor Dayo Ekong led Exco is the authentic executives of the party in Lagos State, while calling on members of the public to disregard any other form of faction(s), which of course doesn’t exist anymore in the party.

 

Olelekan further affirmed that Lagos State is the strong base of the party hence the need to harmonize the affairs of the party in the state.

 

He said the party reposed huge confidence in the Pastor Dayo Ekong led-committee and charge them to go and work to deliver Lagos State 100%.

Other committee members the National Legal Adviser administered oath of allegiance are Chief Sam Okpala (Secretary),  Pastor Lanre Adenuga and Dr Olatunbosun Oswald (Deputy Chairmen) while the Zonal Deputy Chairmen are Mr. Igene Ayere, Pastor Funke Awolowo, Mr. Dauda Yusuf, and Mr. Tony Masha.

 

Others are Folakemi Collins (Assistant Secretary), Adejoke Adejumo (Assistant Secretary), Lady Jennifer Ukaci (Treasurer), Lady Chinwe Chinwego (Financial Secretary), Olubunmi Odesanya (Publicity Secretary), Dave Agwazim (Assistant Publicity Secretary) and Comrade Laura Tolulope Ogunsola (Organizing Secretary).

 

Ebuka Morah (Auditor), Barr. Abass Ibrahim (Legal Adviser), Hajia Amina Agnes Usman (Woman Leader), Mrs. Olabisi Osungboye, Comrade Toyin Shokunmbi and Jane Chidinma Nwaoguala (Woman Leaders), Okubena Abiodun (Youth Leader), Mary Patience Zibili, Osita Joseph and Hon. Pius Omodaratan (Assistant Youth Leaders), completed the list.

 

While charging members of the committee to provide effective leadership to ensure growth and development of the party, Oyelekan said their inauguration became imperative after the expiration of the tenure of the former caretaker committee and the need to urgently reposition the party for effective service as the election approaches.

 

In her remarks Pastor Dayo Ekong, appreciated the National Working Committee of her party for finding her and her team worthy of the tasks ahead.

 

Ekong said. “I want to assure you that peace will reign in Lagos Labour Party.  We are ready to work and our work will speak for us, and this will lead us to victory for our Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, our governorship candidate in the state, Arch. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor and other candidates and they will be sworn-in come May 29th.

 

Ekong further said that when Labour Party takes over the leadership in Nigeria, the country will work as a country where mama, papa, and pikin will go to bed with their eyes closed.

 

She promised the youths of their pride of place in the LP led government come May 29 and that the ‘japa’ syndrome will become history.

Ekong finally implore Nigerians to vote for LP and be guaranteed of a peaceful society where everybody will be proud to associate with.

Thursday, 19 January 2023 00:00

IYIOLA OMISORE; A SCHOLASTIC TITAN

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Few are scholastic titans in Nigeria’s political galaxy, and Prince Iyiola Omisore is without tergiversation one of them though his monumental political reverence appears to have cast a long shadow on his scholastic resplendence. And it is rightly so because upon Nigeria’s political landscape, Senator Iyiola Omisore has proven himself to be a political colossus with his golden touch on lives of the people in high and low places.
 
 
But this does not obviate the fact that Iyiola Omisore (Ph.D.) is an unequalled scholastic Brobdingnagian. It is an esoteric knowledge that he is a doctor, not an honourary one but the one he read and worked laboriously for. He has a solid Ph.D. in Infrastructure Finance from International School of Management, Paris, France. This is just one out of the myriads of academic degrees he was awarded in his pursuit of knowledge that impacts the society.
 
 
After completing his primary and secondary school education at S.S Peter and Paul (Roman Catholic Primary School) and St. John Grammar School Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria (1972 – 1977), he had the first taste of tertiary education in Federal Polytechnic Owo, Ondo State Nigeria.
 
He seemed to love what he tasted and immediately wanted more, like a typical Oliver Twist – of knowledge – he did Technological Certificate Examinations and passed brilliantly. He specialized in in Electrical Testing methods at the Technology College, Reading UK where he bagged a diploma Certificate in Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
 
 
Yet, the Scholar in Iyiola Omisore was nowhere near satisfaction. He then proceeded to Brunel University Uxbridge, United Kingdom, and clinched a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering, a postgraduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, and a masters degree in Building Services Engineering.
 
It was after this he went to France for his Ph.D.
One would think he ought to have reached marginal utility after his doctorate degree, but it was a blatant lie; he wanted more than he could imagine. The Scholar kept perusing the world for knowledge and skills in all disciplines that attracted his yearning soul.
 
Dr. Iyiola Omisore went ahead to add to his scholastic cap a myriad of feathers in form of professional courses that later helped his political and professional journey. Some of which include: The Innovation and Leadership Course at the West London College; Advanced Budgeting Course at the George Town University Washington DC, USA; the Aid Effectiveness and Donour Harmonization Course at the Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH, Germany; the Public Finance Course at the Harvard University; the Appropriations and Public Finance Course at the ABS Academy, Athens, Greece; Dr. Iyiola Omisore is a fellow of some of the best professional bodies in the world: Chartered Engineer; Engineering Council (United Kingdom); Institution of Electrical Engineers; Association of Cost Engineers; Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE); member of accreditation team for Engineering courses in universities across Nigeria; Registered Engineer; COREN; Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers.
 
The eminent scholar of inestimable repute established his professional presence by bridging the space between town and gown. He invested his long years of study in his work life.
 
He is a wise man who has shown a brilliant fusion of an academic and professional life. When he began his professional life in the UK, he started with Drake and Gordham. In 1985, the Nigerian division of the company (Drake and Scull (Nig) Ltd) brought the ebullient scholar back to Nigeria after he had risen to management level.
 
He sharpened his management skills while he was with Drake and Scull Nigeria limited. It was under this company that he undertook the supervision and construction of landmark edifices and amazing projects across the country: Ogba World Bank Assisted Health Projects for Plateau & Benue States; Guiness Harp brewery; Sokoto University Teaching Hospital among many others.
 
After having learnt a lot about work ethics and intricacies of taking on several projects, he ventured into establishing his own companies. He first established a multifaceted consultancy firm – Mechelec Consultancy Limited, under which he executed African Development Bank financed projects, World Bank projects; IFC/IMF/IBRD Financed project in Enugu, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kwara, and Imo States etc.
 
He proceeded to setting up another company, CHRISORE ENGINEERING Ltd under which he implemented incredible projects such as: Central Bank of Nigeria projects, Union Bank of Nigeria headquarters etc.
 
Dr. Iyiola Omisore has presented future-charting keynote addresses, lectures on world-important discourses at political, business, and academic gatherings around the world. Some of his lectures hammer on the significance of seeing in proper perspective the Freedom of Information Bill, Budgeting and Budget Implementation in Nigeria, and Constitutional policy frameworks and Solid waste Management in Nigeria.
This great Dr. of international repute has not just shown his great love for books and careful study but also the need to harness the power of information to drive the society to paradise of development. He is the complete universal scholar.