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Friday, 30 December 2016

At the End of year party of Photojournalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN) in Lagos

Former Ogun State Governor/Chairman of the Occasion,  Aremo  Olusegun Osoba (second left), presenting plaque to Public Affairs Officer, Lagos  State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adebayo Kehinde, during the End of year party of Photojournalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN) in Lagos…recently. With them are the Commander, Rapid Reaction Squad (RRS), ACP Olatunji Disu (right) and Chairman, Photojournalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN), Mr. Ademola Akinlabi.

Governor Ayade, Donald Duke lead others in a bike show of POWER at 2016 Calabar Carnival


At CMC Gladiators of Repute week-long celebration in Lagos

In Abuja, signs it was a bleak Xmas and probably a more bleak New Year celebration, abounds

By Paul Ukpabio

"It’s a Christmas like no other in the city of Abuja this year 2016," lamented Abdul Gabar, as the recession bit harder by the day. "The streets and roads were devoid of Christmas lights and decorations like in previous years." And while some homes have tried to keep the tradition of Christmas decoration display going, it is obvious according to traders of fireworks and Xmas decorations that, it’s only the upper class that had had time and money for such luxury this year end.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

FADAN rolls out challenges facing fashion industry in Nigeria to visiting World Bank team


Recently, the body co-ordinating the fashion industry in Nigeria, received very special visitors. They came all the way from Washington DC, USA, and they were interested in how to support the fashion industry in Nigeria.

It was an occasion to share lots of ideas and at the end of the epoch making meeting at the National Arts Theatre in Lagos, FADAN had good news to share and to celebrate. FADAN now has a working partner in the World Bank.

Rotary Club D9110 Nigeria Celebrates Sen. Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon in style, with a surprise birthday party

Dr Basiray Giwa, PDG Somo Omoniyi, DGE 2017/2018 (Dr) Wale Ogunbadejo, District Governor D9110 Patrick Ikheloa, Celebrant Senator Ganiyu Solomon (GOS), IPP Lolade Temitope-Ogungbe, DGE 2018/2019 kOLA Shodipo and PAG Bala Yesufu
Few days back, it was Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon's birthday and the Rotary Club D9110 Nigeria, decided to roll out the red carpet, to recognize one of its faithfuls, a man who holds his head high in the society, a man of good works and good reputation.

December 19th of December was a red letter day as the members of the club converged at the Rotary District Office at Ikeja GRA, Lagos, to celebrate with the youthful looking Senator.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

NIWA deploys swamp devils to rescue boat operators over menace of Water Hyacinth



Engineer Mauzu Sambo

The National Inland Waterways Authority (Niwa) has deployed three swamp devils to break and unlock the blockage of navigational routes by stubborn water hyacinth which has become a nightmare for boat operators in Lagos State.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Many of my colleagues are dying like chickens says Ex NITEL boss, Chief Ezekiel Fatoye

Chief Ezekiel Fatoye, an engineer, has remained a strong force in the tele-communication industry in Nigeria for four decades. Even as a septuagenarian, he is still very active in and outside the boardroom.


World Bank meets FADAN officials at National Theater today

Mrs Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, President, FADAN.
The giant stride being made by the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), bore fruits during the week, when the body got an invitation from an agency of the World Bank for an elaborate meeting, that will move the association forward.

The meeting which will take place today at

Thursday, 15 December 2016

DRY RUN OF CELEBRITIES, GOV. AYADE PROMISES BIGGER 2016 CARNIVAL



DRY RUN OF CELEBRITIES, GOV. AYADE PROMISES BIGGER 2016 CARNIVAL

Read more at: http://www.calabarblog.com/dry-run-celebrities-gov-ayade-promises-bigger-2016-carnival/

DRY RUN OF CELEBRITIES, GOV. AYADE PROMISES BIGGER 2016 CARNIVAL

Read more at: http://www.calabarblog.com/dry-run-celebrities-gov-ayade-promises-bigger-2016-carnival/
Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has called on the people of the state to open their hearts and doors to receive tourists who will be trooping into the state for this year’s Carnival Calabar. 

Ayade made the call at the Millennium Park in Calabar while flagging off the last carnival dry run to herald the main carnival which is slated for December 28.

CLOSE UP: with Top Nigerian Fashion Designer Lanre Dasilva Ajayi




Only few fashion designers ply their trade at the level Lanre Dasilva Ajayi does. Asked what she can say about the women who wear her designs, she simply replied: “an LDA woman can be described as bold, confident and classy person...” And truly, those are the exact words that absolutely capture Lanre Dasilva Ajayi’s style.

She tells us more in this interview with Paul Ukpabio.   

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

After Uyo Church roof collapse and large death toll, Gov Udom prays...

Akwa Ibom State Governor Emmanuel Udom and the good spirited people of Uyo, sprang up to their feet yesterday, to hold a service at the Government House, Uyo, in honour of lost lives, after surviving a massive church roof collapse, that saw a heavy death toll.

Though I've traveled far and wide, Africa remains my dream place - Lara George




By Paul Ukpabio

Being a member of the defunct sensational all female musical group known as KUSH, was indeed fun for Lara George, but even more fun and most rewarding it became when she rose out of the ashes of KUSH, dropped her debut 'ijoba Oorun' and emerged a successful, multiple award winning gospel artiste afterwards.

Lara George created an intriguing aura of finesse and creativity around her act, which attracted a huge fan base to her over the years and today, she remains one of the few that keeps the gospel musical genre aglow.

In this interview, the singer bares her mind on how she keeps a healthy singing career with the fun of raising a family, amidst the challenges of life in the entertainment industry.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Trip To Nigeria: Oluwabusayo Yusuf- Bello Writes Children Books With a Touristic Niche



REVIEVER: SAGE Sammy Hassan


Children literature, despite being a vital and foundational base for all literature, is more often than not relegated in Nigeria. It's almost as if the stakeholders of Nigerian literature, consider this genre as an afterthought, rather than the basis of all writing. Like the adage goes

Leadership recruitment: The Adefarasin doctrine

By Louis Odion, FNGE
Lately, the chief priest of the House on the Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has been championing an advocacy of sorts. Merely professing Christianity, he postulates, is not what prospers a nation. Which explains why most of the supposedly prosperous nations in Asia and the Gulf today are homes to worshippers of faiths other than Christianity. 
Instead, Pastor Adefarasin preaches righteousness. Religiosity should not be mistaken for spirituality. Whereas the former births hypocrisy, the latter begets righteousness. So, if Nigeria is under-achieving, the Christian community is, according to the H.O.R pastor, vicariously liable. 
His prescription? It is high time true Christians took more than passing interest in partisan politics - right from the street to ward, council, state and national levels; so that "public policies will be determined by the righteous."

Thursday, 8 December 2016

New Writing Sensation Oluwabusayo Yusuf Bello springs out of Abuja

Oluwabusayo Yusuf Bello represents the new wind of writing talent that is presently blowing across the capital city of Abuja. And as many as there are choice hangouts in Abuja City, especially in the Central area of town, many of these choice hangouts most often represent the Potpourri of creativity, reaching into the souls of young artistes, singers, writers, actors, poets and the like.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Lady of Africa Foundation postpones 2016 Adire Street Culture Carnival

Africa’s most talked about event, the Adire Street Culture Carnival 2016 has been postponed. The auspicious event we hear, will now takes place all through the Easter weekend of year 2017.
According to a press release from the Management of The Lady of Africa Foundation, the organizers of the annual event, the Adire Street Culture Carnival will still be taking place at the National Arts Theatre, the Lagos home of arts and culture come Easter 2017. And as usual the 3 Day all family event, will start as early as 9am on all of the 3 festive days in the month of April 2017.

High Society memories: Faces at Billionaire Chief Mrs Folorunsho Alakija’s 65th Birthday Thanksgiving party




Tuesday, 6 December 2016

At Mercy Aigbe's recent film premiere

Mimiko: Profile in treachery...By Louis Odion




A cartoon published earlier by Punch offers perhaps the most prophetic foreword to the political tragedy that climaxed in Ondo on November 26. Someone in an unconscious state is sketched being hustled away from the shelter of the Iroko (big oak tree) as the Good Samaritan mutters, "struck by lightning".
Indisputably, the Iroko moniker is patent for the brand of politics Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has retailed in Ondo State in the past two decades. The ill-starred vagrant depicted in the cartoon could only be Eyitayo Jegede, a senior advocate he had anointed to succeed him as governor, only to finish poorly in last weekend's polls.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Photo memories of Paul Ukpabio's Blog Seminar on Internet wealth creation in Lagos...

(R) Chief Newton Jibunoh ex MD & CEO of Costain West Africa with (L) Paul Ukpabio

Post Paul Ukpabio Blog Seminar appreciation: 

I want to thank the President of Nigeria internet Registration Association Rev. S Folayan, Madam Edith, and board member Adebunmi Akinbo, Senior citizen Chief Newton Jibunoh. I want to thank Vice President of Airtel Nigeria for supporting us and providing us with a knowledgeable speaker; Mr Ramon of UBA Plc, and Alhaji Abdul Jamiu Abiodun Abiola, the Shetima Rasheed of Borno  empire,

When CLEAR ESSENCE California, hosted Bishop Emma Okonkwo, CEO, Ekulu Group of Companies at Ikoyi, Lagos


After ten years of robust business relationship, Clear Essence rolled out the red carpet to host businessman Bishop Emma Okonkwo, a worthy partner in business progress.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

CCC, Calvary Parish, Lagos, celebrate 36th Adult Harvest



Celestial Church of Christ, Calvary Parish 1, Ogba-Aguda—Lagos is 36. This coming Sunday, December 4th, 2016 the Church will be throwing her gates open to people from all walks of life as it celebrates her 36th years adult harvest and thanks giving in a grand way. The church is  under the dynamic leadership of Venerable Superior Evangelist Ebenezer Bodunrin Osofa, second son of the Pastor-founder of the church, late Prophet Pastor SBJ Oschoffa
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