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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Federal Govt. drops Mrs Sally Mbanefo as DG Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation

NTDC boss, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo has been dropped by the Federal government. According to news sources, "the Director General has been asked to handover the affairs of NTDC to the next most senior officer."

One year after, Hon Min. Of Works, Power and Housing Babatunde Fashola says: FG has developed 3-year plan for roads & bridges across 6 geo-political zones of Nigeria



Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, recently disclosed in Lagos, while rendering his one year stewardship, that as a result of paucity of funds, priority was being given to roads that allow farmers, businessman, industries and travellers move their goods, roads that support energy sufficiency and those that lead to and from the nation’s major sea and airports


Speaking on his achievement and projections going forward in the sectors under his Ministry, Fashola said

Monday, 28 November 2016

When I made the first baby, some people said we were playing god! -Dr Abayomi Ajayi (IVF Expert)

Dr Abayomi Ajayi
There have been giant breakthroughs like cloning, sex change, heart transplant and many more in medicine in recent times. In Nigeria, Dr Abayomi Ajayi a doctor and gynecologist, with a few of his kind, blazed the trail of IVF babies when he founded Nordica Fertility Centre in 2004.

It was not an easy feat, considering the endemic religious, cultural, and traditional background of the people of Nigeria. A close friend even told him, ‘if I didn’t know you, I would have said you are mad to consider doing this!’ And when the first baby came, some said,

Friday, 25 November 2016

NIGERIAN EXCEPTIONALISM: NIGERIAN QUEST FOR WORLD LEADERSHIP BY PROFESSOR A. BOLAJI AKINYEMI



From-left-Prof.-Bolaji-Akinyemi-Prof.-Oladipo-Akinkugbe
PROFESSOR A. BOLAJI AKINYEMI, B.A., M.A., M.A.L.D. D.PHIL (OXON.), CFR, Fniia, Fssan 
PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, FORMER DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, FORMER MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE.
BEING THE TEXT OF THE 2016 CONVOCATION LECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, 16 November 2016.


It was not easy finding the right words to frame the topic. I went through several variants ranging from NIGERIAN EXCEPTIONALISM: WHAT EXCEPTIONALISM? through NIGERIAN EXCEPTIONALISM: MYTH OR REALITY?; NIGERIAN EXCEPTIONALISM: CHASING A SHADOW, NIGERIAN EXCEPTIONALISM: CHASING THE RAINBOW; NIGERIAN EXCEPTIONALISM: VICTORY OF HOPE OVER EXPERIENCE. The variants are endless. These varieties tell their own stories as they reflect the swing in my mood from pessimism to optimism and then back again to pessimism. 

It is either courage or sheer lunacy

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

POST Trump Election: New American IMMIGRANTS meet on Nov 29 to re-strategise


A collaborative meeting of new Americans’ Community leaders in Columbus and central Ohio will hold on Tuesday, November 29 to discuss the 2016 Presidential post-election issues including challenges and threats. The meeting is expected to begin at 5pm at ETSS conference room on 1060 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203.

Dr Seleshi Asfaw
According to the facilitator of the New Americans leaders’ Collaborative meeting, Dr Seleshi Ayelew Asfaw, Executive Director of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, ETSS, “We want to have a meeting in regards to post- election challenges and threats to our community. This meeting will bring together some key community leaders, members, business owners and religious leaders.
“If those issues and threats are not reported to the Police, there is no statistics that such a community has been harassed by a group, so that the Police and other safety and security organizations can protect us. Our people don’t know how to report it. We want to hear what our children are facing at school and in work places.
“We are going to invite from the Homeland security and the Police so that they will listen to us, and the challenges we are facing,” he said.
Dr Seleshi Asfaw noted that, “there are so many, millions of Americans, they love refugee immigrants to work with them and do business with them. They know the value the refugee immigrants have brought to the city of Columbus and central Ohio. But we know that few people, less than one percent, are misguided and with misinformation, really don’t understand what refugee immigrants are facing, why they left their countries.
He described “the New Americans Community leaders’ Collaborative meeting as a forum where different new Americans, leaders, civic associations, non-profit organizations come together and discuss our issues and challenges new Americans are facing. This has been on since August 2014.
“When they arrived here, they are impacted, they contribute, bring more resources, start businesses, and they hire more people with statistics. But those people with hate agenda don’t get this kind of information for lack of information and understanding.
“As new Americans we want to come together and make an agenda and let the message to go to the general public. We have to start education in our neighborhoods and communities,” he added.
Culled: From The New Americans

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Now all the photos you missed from the recent (AFRIMA 2016) African Music Awards At Eko Hotel, Lagos



Traveling Solo in California’s Romantic Napa Valley


Story by Kristen

“Oh you’ll just love Napa. It’s beautiful. Romantic. Is someone meeting you there?”


Trapped beneath the weight of her gaze I stood silent, amazed at how a simple inflection could lend whole new meanings to the word. Someone. As in the word before special. As in the euphemism for boyfriend. As in partner. Lover. Fiancé. Future live-in sperm donor.

Pretending not to hear, I glanced around at

YOUNG NIGERIA ACT SET TO PROJECT NIGERIA IMAGE IN KING SAM MANZANZA AFRICA FESTIVAL IN WELLINGTON



Still basking in the euphoria of her recent successful world music event at Melbourne, Australia, young Nigeria female music sensation on the rise, Juliet Obieh aka Booboosha is again set for another international session.
 
The Melbourne event that saw her performing with super crooner, Bracket and Emmet, will again get another opportunity to flaunt Nigeria image as Emete entertainment is again set to bring a group of artist together in Europe

This time Booboosha will be performing with a king Sam manzanza. Africa festival show in Wellington on the 26 of November 2016.


“It was great to be on same stage with BRACKET AND Emet with few others in Melbourne, I give God the glory, this event coming on 26th will go down in history of my life, am impressed with how God is helping me, to look back that I once sold GARRI to survive and now living abroad singing is gift of God


“It shows that in life you have to be confident on yourself and believe that God as the power to turn your stories around. Never loss hope on your dreams be positive and be active”.




Lions Club DG, TOS Adewunmi inducts Ilupeju Diamond Centennial President Olatundun Oriola Omosaiye in Lagos



Penultimate Sunday, all eyes were on Ilupeju Diamond Lions club of District 404B-2 Nigeria, as the club presented its top officials for the centennial year, at NECA House, Bauchi Hall, Ikeja, Lagos.

On hand to witness this epoch making event was Lion TOS Adewunmi the District Governor in person, along with some members of his cabinet.

The outgoing President of Ilupeju Diamond Lions Club Noimot Olatunji was all smiles as

Friday, 18 November 2016

BOOK ON COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION LAW AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA THROUGH THE CASES, PRESENTED IN LAGOS


From Left, Author of the Book, Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Arbitration, UK Nigeria Branch, Mrs Adedoyin
Rhodes-Vivour, Lagos First Female Anthony General, Mrs Hairat Balogun, and, International Arbitrator, Chief Mrs Tinuade Oyekunle

At Lagos Chamber Of Commerce And Industry [LCCI] Public Private Dialogue On Port Efficiency And Maritime Sector Roadmap in Lagos

From Left, Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr Hassan Bello, Director, Compliance, Standard Organisation Of Nigeria, Bede Obayi, Representative Of the Vice President Of Nigeria, Doctor Jumoke Oduwole, President, Lagos Chamber Of Commerce & industry [LCCI] Chief Mrs Nike Akande, and Moderator of Event, Principal Partner, Olisa Agbakoba & Co, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

  From Left, Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Mrs Hadizza Usman, Representative of the Vice President Of
Nigeria, Doctor Jumoke Oduwole, President, Lagos Chamber Of Commerce & industry [LCCI], Chief Mrs Nike Akande, and, Representative of the Minister Of Transport, Doctor Dakuku Perterside.

Soyinka & Trump's illegitimate kids

By Louis Odion, FNGE

This must be a depressing hour indeed for the man who “fashioned the drama of existence” and first black Nobel prizewinner in Literature, Professor Wole Soyinka. A comment uttered in what could only be a protest against the willful trampling on the dignity of the African immigrants and other "underdogs" has, alas, been twisted out of its moral joint and now forms the singsong of some idle parrots, the horde of little minds, barricading the social media.

Weird but true: She wants to come back from the dead




Sylvia Sinclair with her husband Alan, who is thought to be the first British woman to be cryogenically frozen

Sylvia Sinclair is thought to be the first British woman frozen with the hope of being revived at a later date.

Her body was taken to the Cryonics Institute in Michigan, after she died of lung cancer aged 66 in 2013, and she was the 117th person in the world to be frozen there.

She and

Thursday, 17 November 2016

At Lagos State Special Day during the closing ceremony of 2016 Lagos International Trade Fair

From Left, Special Assistant to Lagos Governor on Commerce, Hon Benjamin Olabinjo, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & industry [LCCI] Chief Mrs Nike Akande, Representative of Lagos Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, Immediate Past President, LCCT, Alhaji Remi Bello, and Immediate Past President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Otunba Femi Deru





From Left, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, Representative of Lagos Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce &
industry ]LCCI] Chief Mrs Mike Akande, Special Assistant to to Lagos Governor on Commerce, Hon Benjamin Olabinjo, and Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, Mr Sola Oyetayo

Art and Culture enthusiast Dr Rasheed Gbadamosi is dead

Dr Rasheed Gbadamosi a top member of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) is dead. A lover of arts, culture and African tradition, Dr Rasheed Gbadamosi was a man of many parts. Apart from being a sponsor of the arts, he was a writer, publisher and a man

Friday, 11 November 2016

Lady of Africa Foundation set to host Adire Street Culture Carnival




Africa’s most talked about event, the Adire Street Culture Carnival, finally gets a date for 25th, 26th and 27th of December in Lagos.



According to a press release from the Management of The Lady of Africa Foundation, the organizers of the annual event, this year’s Adire Street Culture Carnival will be taking place at the National Arts Theatre, the Lagos home of arts and culture. And as usual the 3 Day all family event, will start as early as 9am on all of the 3 festive days in December.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

IN THE NEWS...Miracle! As Clinton prophecy dis-appears from Pastor T. B. Joshua's facebook wall

When Pastor T. B. Joshua's prophecy appeared online that a woman would emerge the next US President, many believed line, hook and sinker! Well, events turned out differently as Donald Trump emerged the President-elect after polls.

Of course, many recalled the prophecy of the Pastor and went after it! Behold, a miracle had taken place! Prophecy had dis-appeared!! What the prophet said was:

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

DONALD TRUMP WINS US ELECTION 2016



Love in the time of recession

By Louis Odion, FNGE

With the stocks looking stuck on the economy front, with figures simply no longer adding up, it seems inevitable that more and more Nigerians would instinctively seek solace in the elementary, yet most transcendental, vocation ever known to man - the pursuit of love.

Even at that, there is no guaranty of easy win.

Friday, 4 November 2016

PEARL AWARDS Nigeria Steps Down 2016 AWARDS NITE


The annual PEARL Awards, that celebrates quoted companies on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), and equally honours major stakeholders of the capital market, will not hold this year. Organisers of the prestigious award issued a Press release to this effect late yesterday.

We here bring you, the full text of the speech to this effect from the Awards Secretariat.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The best of African tourism showcased at just concluded 12th AKWAABA Travel Conference 2016

The opening ceremony

High Society gather as Glamour gal Barrister Grace Egbagbe bags another Glamour and Style Award in Lagos

By Paul Ukpabio

It was another high moment for Glamour gal, and ex-TV top personality, Barrister Grace Egbagbe, as she was serenaded over the weekend, at the Glam and Essence Awards in Lekki, Lagos, where she bagged a 'Glam and Style Icon' Award. Before now, the ex TV top shot, has almost had her quiver full with such award, which dates back over the years. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Funke Egbemode hosts ex Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan’s birthday at daughter’s wedding

By Paul Ukpabio

Journalist and sitting President of Nigerian Editor’s Guild Funke Egbemode, had her full day of joy penultimate Saturday, when she gave out her beautiful daughter Adetoun’s hand in marriage to handsome Temitayo. The event which took place at Anvil Event Centre at Billingsway road, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, had in attendance, high society people,
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