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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

MEMORIES: Banks ruined me but friends came to my rescue

-Businessman and Top Socialite, Otunba Jide Shonubi

Otunba Jide Shonubi
(We bring back memories with this interview that was conducted in Lagos, some few years back when friends gathered at Waterparks, Toyin street, Ikeja, to honour Late top socialite and businessman, Otunba Feyi Winfunke, who had just passed on then in far away America.)

For decades now, socialite Otunba Jide Shonubi has been a recurrent name in society circles. He was a regular face at popular clubs around Lagos in the days when the late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti hit the Lagos music scene. "Victor Olaiya's jump" was also at this time, already being looked forward to on particular days of the week at particular spots around Lagos. Juju music had also come up. And had exponents in Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey and others, as the growing popularity of the genre, established a formidable social life in the city. Otunba Jide Shonubi knew all the popular musicians of the day. And as God will have it, fortune favoured him, increasing the bond between him and his friends in the entertainment industry.

According to him, his love for the entertainment industry, involved him in the musical growth of many artistes who also sang his praise in some of their songs. In the 90s, Jide Shonubi ran into financial troubled waters, and his fortunes dwindled drastically. He maintained a low profile but bounced back soon after, through

Photos of Collapsed Structure Building at Gwarinpa Road 44 Abuja on Monday Morning

 


Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade takes delivery of Power equipment for the generation of 20Mega Watt of electricity for the city of Calabar

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade (Right) with his Special Assistant on Public Utility, Mr. Iyadim Iyadim


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

At the 5th International Mining Investment Conference/Exhibition on Nigeria in Abuja


Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; (right) and Minister of State for Solid Minerals development, Hon. Abubakar Bwari at the exhibition stand 
 Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; with Representative of the Vice President, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu
 Minister of State for Solid Minerals Development, Hon Abubakar Bwari; Chairman Organising Committee, International Mining Investment Conference/Exhibition on Nigeria (IMICON) Dr Biodun Olorunfemi; and Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi 
Minister of State for Solid Minerals Development, Hon Abubakar Bwari; Chairman Organising Committee, International Mining Investment Conference/Exhibition on Nigeria (IMICON) Dr Biodun Olorunfemi; Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; and IMICON Chairman, Prof. Omer Rahaman


Dangote Group of Companies pays Nigeria's Vice President Courtesy Call

FROM LEFT,  PRESIDENT OF DANGOTE GROUP OF COMPANY, ALHAJI ALIKO DANGOTE; VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO;  ROCK BAND U2, PAUL DAVID AKA  BONO;   SPECIAL ADVISER  TO THE PRESIDENT ON SOCIAL INVESTMENT, MARIAM UWAIS  

L-R, ROCK BAND U2, PAUL DAVID AKA  BONO; PRESIDENT DANGOTE GROUP OF COMPANY, ALHAJI ALIKO DANGOTE AND VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA,  ABUJA, YESTERDAY.  
 
 
 
Pix by GODWIN OMOIGUI 


Saturday, 27 August 2016

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES PRESIDENT ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP AT STATE HOUSE.

 President Muhammadu Buhari with President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Dr A.M Ali-Madani



 


Pix by SUNDAY AGHAEZE

On FG's plan to Concession 4 Major Airports in Nigeria, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, National Union of Air Transport Employees and Nigerian Union of Pensioners protest








When Nigeria Labour Congress staged protest Rally in honour of killed workers in Nasarawa State

The Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC]
L-R THE KADUNA STATE  CHAIRMAN PUBLIC JOINT NEGOCIATING
COUNCIL JPNC   COMRADE DANGANA MATTHEW WITH THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT
NUTGTWN COMRADE JOHN ADAJI AND THE CHAIRMAN NLC KADUNA STATE COMRADE
ADAMU ANGO

Pix by IDRIS EGAJI



Friday, 26 August 2016

Gov. Ambode at 4th Progressive Governance Lecture Series in Kaduna. Topic: "Building the Economy of States: Challenge of Developing Inclusively Sustainable Growth."


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), with  Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum & Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha (left) and Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (behind) during the 4th Progressive Governance Lecture Series
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with the Guest Lecturer & former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo (right) and Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum & Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha (left) 
PIX 6106: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha (left) and Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (right)

EDO ELECTION: APC Candidate OBASEKI addresses party faithfuls

The Okaevbo of Urhonigbe, Chief Igie Aimuyo praying for Mr Godwin Obaseki, Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State during the party's campaign in Urhonigbe, Orhiomwon Local Government Area yesterday
 Mr Godwin Obaseki, APC Gubernatorial candidate addressing party faithful and supporters at Urhonigbe,  Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo state

Wike inspects Woji-Akpajo Bridge in Port Harcourt

 R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the incoming President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abubakar Mahmoud  ( SAN) and the Attorney General of Rivers State, Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) during the inspection of the WOJI-AKPAJO Bridge in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the incoming President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abubakar Mahmoud  ( SAN) during the inspection of the WOJI-AKPAJO Bridge in Port Harcourt yesterday

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Fun time awaits children at Abuja Kiddies DAY OUT on 27th of August


Come 27th of August, 2016, all roads for the children, will lead to Maitama Amusement Park, in the heart of Abuja, as USA based television ABN in conjunction with AIT Abuja, hosts first of its kind Kiddies DAY OUT.

It promises to be a day that lots of prizes, will be won with lots of fun memories to take away! And it is not limited to children in Abuja, as it is open to children from all over the country.

We hear that the event will also be beamed on ABN television in America as well as on AIT for the Nigerian viewers. Maitama Amusement Park awaits you.

Governor Wike urges hotel operators to cooperate with security agencies

R-L: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the Chairman of Hotels Association of Nigeria, Rivers State Branch, Mr Eugene Nwauzi, when hotel operators visited the governor  at the Government House, Port Harcourt 




Chibok Girls: Time to break the rule

By Louis Odion, FNGE

The latest video released by Boko Haram showing a section of the missing Chibok girls should serve as incentive for deeper introspection. At the official level, perhaps the moment has come to rethink a counter strategy that increasingly looks impotent, if not suspect; even as public communication is weaned of words that now sound more like broken record.

At the Commissioning of PENCOM North-East Zonal Office in Gombe

L-R: Former DG PENCOM, Mohammed Ahmad, Gov. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo Of Gombe State, PENCOM DG, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, and HRH. Alh. Haruna Abdulkadir Rasheed, Emir Of Dukku 

L-R: Gov. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo Of GOMBE STATE; A guest, Mr. Timi Austen-Peters, Sen. Sanusi Daggash, PENCOM DG, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu and Sen. Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe

Governor Amosun's wife tasks women on sustainable development


 L-R: Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun; Wife of the former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Oluremi Tinubu; and former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe during the CASSON 41st International Conference at the University of Lagos 
 
 
L-R: National President of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Prof. Alfred Adegoke; Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun; representative of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe; and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Prof. Ngozi Osarenren during the CASSON 41st International Conference at the University of Lagos yesterday.

 
 
Pix by IDOWU SOWUNMI

Monday, 22 August 2016

Ooni Of Ife Europe Tour 2016 begins with Germany




Come October 2016, the Ooni of Ife, Kabiyesi Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11) shall embark on a tour of Europe.

The trip is

At the Pre-2016 Camp Meeting Press Conference by the Apostolic Faith Church, in Lagos

 
L-R:  Regional General Overseer Lagos Region, Revd Gabriel  Ajayi, District Superintendent Apostolic Faith Church, WECA,  Revd. Emmanuel Adeniran; Director of Welfare Services, Mr. James Olaleye and Head of Public Relation Unit  Apostolic Faith Church, Mr. Kayode Adeleye

When WAEC released WASSCE results in Lagos



Test Development division, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr. Kafam Babatunde, Ag, Head, Test Administration Division, Mrs. Frances Iweha-Onukwu, Head of National Office, WAEC, Mr. Olutise Adenipekun, Director of Finance, Mrs. Bola Ojeleye, Ag, Director of computer service division and Ag, Director of Administration, Mr. Magnus Omoregie at the press briefing.

Onyekachi Ubani Foundation Launched in Lagos with a Public Lecture

R-L: Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, APC Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwue, Acclaimed Governor Elect of Abia State, Uche Ogar, Celebrant, Barr. Onyekachi Monday Ubani (SAN) his wife, Faustian Ubani , Rep. the President/Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina and Chairman of the Occasion, Taiwo Afolabi 

At the 2016 Osun-Osogbo Festival

Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun (3rd right); and his Oloris, Jelilat (2nd left); Adeola (2nd right); Kafayat; (left) and Adedoyin (right) and Representative of Minister of Information and Tourism, Mallam Yusuf Abdallah Usman, Director General of National Commission for Museum and Monument

Friday, 19 August 2016

Minister of Labour Dr. Chris Ngige commissions (2nd) phase of Food Union Hotels and Suites

L-R: President, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC),  Comrade Ayuba Wabba; Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige; President, National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE)\ Vice President, NLC, Comrade Lteef Idowu Oyelekan; and others

VP Prof YEMI OSINBAJO (SAN) meets with INDIA HIGH COMMISSIONER and his delegates at the Presidential Villa, Abuja


Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN and Mr. B.N. Reddy India High Commissioner, during a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Yesterday was a busy day for PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI as he received 3 Out-going Envoys

President Muhammadu Buhari receives the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt to Nigeria, Mr Ashrat Abdelkader Salama  during a farewell audience at the State House in Abuja. 

ABUJA: Launch of First Stage NIRSAL FARM to market initiative

L-R,  NIRSAL Director, Development Finance, CBN,   Mr
Mudashiru Olaitan, Managing Director/CEO NIRSAL Plc Aliyu Abdulhameed,
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and Rural
Development Hon Mohammed Munguno and Director, Nasiru Nigeria Ltd  Alh
Dahiru Murtala
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