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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) swings into action as India-based DOMAINKING.NG defaults in service to clients

Edith Udeagu, C.O.O (NiRA)

Since 8th February 2017, India based .ng ccTLD Accredited Registrar, DomainKing.ng, has been making life particularly unbearable for its numerous clients in Nigeria. According to the Chief Operating Officer of NiRA, Mrs Edith Udeagu, the organization has not been responding to it's escalated support queries and emails from its clients forwarded to it by the .ng Registry.

Monday, 27 February 2017

My father insisted that he must choose a wife for me -Femi Mokikan (Ex executive Director, Seven Up Bottling Co.)

After 23 years of active work at Seven Up Bottling Company, Femi Okikan retired last year from the company’s board room at a highly placed position of an Executive Director. However, it is now obvious that, though the lawyer is retired, he is simply not tired. 
Immediately after retirement, he went straight into politics where it seems he found and worked with strange bed fellows. With no choice left, he retired into more work, setting up a company known as Interventions and Resource Limited: A company that handles human resource consulting.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Supreme Court upholds sack of Assemblies of God G. O, Rev Paul Emeka

Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the appeal filed by Rev. Paul Emeka the General Overseer of the Assemblies of God Church, against an earlier decision of the Court of Appeal, Enugu, which much earlier upheld his sack, for violating the church’s rules.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Buildcon Assures Maximum Security at Pracht Gardens Estate

As part of efforts in ensuring safety of lives and property in Pracht Gardens Estate in Ikota, Lagos, Buildcon, a real estate firm with global recognition has put in place adequate security technology to address any security issue that may arise within the estate.

Goldberg Excellency Tour: Otapo Bata Drummers Emerge Winner of Cultural Contest in Abeokuta

Kayode Ogunboyo (middle), Area Sales Manager, Abeokuta, presenting the third position prize to Omo Aribido Drummers during the Goldberg Excellency Tour in Abeokuta over the weekend.  With them is Muyiwa Oshinaike, Head Judge of the competition 

Otapo Bata Drummers from Abeokuta have emerged winners at the traditional drummers contest at the kick-off event of the Goldberg Excellency Tour in Abeokuta on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The group outperformed four other groups at the grand finale to cart home the coveted prize of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N250, 000). 

Monday, 20 February 2017

I’m too busy to go to the gym now

Friday, 17 February 2017

Now, all you need to know about, Miss HOTLEGS NIGERIA 2017 Pageant

Grand Comedian of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st releases Laffmatazz 2017 Tour Schedule

Indeed, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, the Comedian of the Federal Republic, needs no introduction. So for the past years, he has provided entertainment to the people of Nigeria through different platforms such as comedy shows and the like, with television being his most popular.

An encounter with Nigerian Fashion Designers in Lagos

FADAN President Mrs Funmi Ajila-Ladipo with Mai Atafo

By Paul Ukpabio

The poster was colourful. And that to me wasn’t surprising. That’s because, it was going to be an event put together, by fashion designers in Nigeria, under the umbrella of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN). If there is any group of people that should know and understand colours, then that should be fashion designers who work with colours on a daily basis. 

VALENTINE DAY SPECIAL: MAKOKO community celebrate with THE OKUSANYA family, owners of MIC Funeral Services Ltd

...as widow honours memory of late husband and Founder Tunji Okusanya.

Left to Right: The Baale at Apollo, Makoko,Alhaji Ibrahim Aladetan, Pastor Adebola Okusanya of MIC Funeral Services and Communications Consultant,Olawale Obadeyi

For the people of downtown Makoko in Lagos Mainland, the Valentine Day celebration on Tuesday brought happiness, joy and a big party! That is because, that day, the people of Makoko felt loved and also received physical love and warmth from humanity, as the Management and Staff of MIC Funeral Services, a Lagos based Funeral Services Company, hosted a Valentine Day party for the community.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

When the Nigerian Medical Association Lagos State team visited the NYSC Orientation Camp

Few days ago, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Lagos State Chairman Dr Olumuyiwa Peter Odusote, led a team to the NYSC Orientation Camp. In the team was NMA Lagos State Secretary, Dr Sunday Luro, the immediate past Secretary of NMA Lagos and current National NMA NEC member, Dr B. K. S Saheed.

Photos of Sir Shina Peters and Flavour thrilling distributors and other trade partners at Nigerian Breweries' Reward Event

Sir Shina Peters

Hajia Bola Muse lead Maritime Queens and Women in ANLCA to celebrate Valentine's Day with Royalty in Lagos

 Left to Right:  Hajia Bola Muse, Governor of Women in ANLCA, HRH Oba Oba Abdulfatai Aremu Aromire (Ojora of Ijora Land) and Tina Ikpeekha, Dep. Gov of Women in ANLCA

Yesterday's celebration of Valentine's Day, was unique in Lagos, especially for the Maritime Queens and Women in the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA).

The gorgeous Maritime Queens and Women in the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), took love and sharing in the spirit of the day, to the royal palace of His Royal Highness, Oba Abdulfatai Aremu Aromire (Ojora of Ijora Land), who along with his cabinet, received the delegation, with warmth and joy.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Princess Bunmi Jegede prays for President Buhari says: Get well soon!

Princess Bunmi Jegede

More and more goodwill messages have been pouring in for Nigeria’s ailing President Mohammadu Buhari, who is said to be on rest following doctor’s advice in far away, United Kingdom. The goodwill messages increased when some of the president’s desire for a corrupt free country, starting yielding fruits even during his absence. 

NIRA signs Memorandum of understanding with Kenya Network Information Center prepares for Awards nite

The Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA) managers of .ng Country Top Level Domain (ccTLD) few days ago signed a Memorandum of understanding with the Kenya Network Information Center (KeNIC) the managers of .ke ccTLD.
This historic event which took place at the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, Kenya saw in the NiRA President Reverend Sunday A. Afolayan, signing on behalf of the .ng registry, while Mr Abdalla Omari, the CEO, KeNIC signed on behalf of the .ke registry.

Nigerian Breweries rewards trade partners, promises exciting year ahead

Left to Right: Nicolaas Vervelde, Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries; Kenneth Maduakor, MD/CEO Ken Maduakor Group Limited and winner of 2017 Nigerian Breweries National Champions Award; Wife of winner, Mrs. Kenneth Maduakor and Hubert Eze, Sales Director, Nigerian Breweries

After a fulfilling and rewarding business relationship in 2016, brewing giant, Nigerian Breweries Plc last Friday in Lagos, rewarded its distributors and trade partners spread across the country.

A taste of Chinese Spring Festival and lantern Festival at The University of Lagos

L-R  Consul General, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos Chao Xiaoliang and Professor Wang Yongjing, Director, The Confucius Institute, University of Lagos

By Paul Ukpabio 

The celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year 2017, Year of the Rooster, may have come and gone, but memories linger on. 
For the Confucius Institute at the University of Lagos, it was an evening of fun galore, when the Institute led by Chinese Director, Professor Wang Yongjing, had an open party-like show for friends of the school with over three thousand people in attendance.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

The night when Alula Okposo’s music, brought down the roof, at Othello’s Lounge in Victoria Island

If you were in Lagos last Saturday, and you were not at Victoria Island’s posh hangout, popularly known as Othello’s lounge, off Adeola Odeku Road, then you missed! Yes, just accept that you missed! That’s because Alula Okposo’s event aptly tagged ‘Music from the Soul 2017’, was one of the finest evenings that Lagos had to offer on that particular Saturday night.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

BOOK REVIEW- "Antidotes For Corruption: The Nigerian Story

- A Review By Babatunde Faniyan
There comes, once in a while, when, from the recesses of a unique mind, there comes a “master” Book that generates an ‘earthquake’ in the land. Some readily come to mind: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart; Wole Soyinka’s The Man Died; the William Shakespeare classics . . .and many others.

Now, here is one in that class.
"Antidotes For Corruption: The Nigerian story'

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Festac 77 brings back good, fond memories to my family

Professor Duro Oni, Dep-Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos

In many ways, Professor Duro Oni is a top rated academic with a difference. He is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services) of the University of Lagos. He readily tells you, “I like to look good, not necessarily expensive. I don’t have a bulging stomach and most of what I wear fit. My dress sense is a little eclectic. I love wearing Western suits, Chinese suits and traditional wear. Casuals also look good on me. At least that is what people say!” One of the egg-heads in the nation’s ivory towers, Prof. Oni was once the Director General of the Federal Government cultural arm known as the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) which, this month, will be celebrating 40 years of existence.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

EL Marino Beats MM FC 1-0, Encourages Adults to be more active in Sports

El Marino Sports Club of Lagos on Sunday defeated Matured Minds  Football Club (MM FC) also of Lagos by a lone goal. The penalty goal was scored in the second half by Adetokunbo Modupe after an El Marino player was savagely brought down in the 18-yard box of MM FC.


President Donald Trump

By Bashorun J.K. Randle, OFR, FCA

The retired partners of KPMG who are still awaiting their gratuity and pension have to thank Mr. Donald J. Trump, the newly elected President of the United States of America for the huge change in their fortune.  They laid huge bets that Trump would not only win but (as a “double”) also that it would rain on the day of his inauguration and (as the “treble”), his hair would turn out to be real!! 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The age of AK47 Pastor

By Louis Odion, FNGE

Like the proverbial stubborn grass that defies the gardener's sickle - quick to sprout after every cut, the lexicon of public conversation has undoubtedly grown with a raft of terms and phrases since the last compilation on the page. Consistent with our tradition, we shall be undertaking an update - an induction, if you like - of the new entrants today, the first in the New Year.



Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

The founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, recently instructed members of his church to kill Fulanis. An attempt by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) to arrest him in Ado Ekiti yesterday was foiled by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly condemns Pastor Johnson Suleman’s vituperations. It is provocative, irresponsible and unpatriotic. In the same vein, we are nonplussed by Governor Fayose’s penchant for preventing security agents from performing their lawful duties. By shielding such a high profile suspect, Fayose has manifested blatant disregard for the rule of law, encouraged lawlessness and exhibited executive brigandage.
Pastor Johnson Suleman wants to make the country unsafe for Muslims and law abiding Fulanis. It is not in our character to issue threats. We are mature enough to control our emotions. Yet it is not out of cowardice that we prefer to tow the path of peaceful coexistence. Muslims have never been known to fear death or to compromise their faith. But we do not want to join issues with belligerent people who are always bullying Muslims and Fulanis by telling lies and issuing threats. Neither do we want to heat up the polity.
What will ordinary Muslims do when we exchange banters with firebrand Christian extremists like Johnson? Why should religious leaders speak as if they have stocked heaps of weapons in hiding? Why should spiritual guides incite their followers to kill and maim? What do religious leaders gain from goading their followers to shed blood?
The victims are usually the poor masses who are hypnotized by the rhetoric and mesmerized by the oratorical skills of their fanatical leaders. This is why leaders must weigh every word they utter. Leaders are models. They must live by example and teach their followers to learn how to love, to tolerate, to forgive and to peacefully coexist.
MURIC charges Nigerians to objectively and critically examine the Fulani herdsmen phenomenon.  They should not allow some misguided spiritual leaders who have hidden agenda to becloud their sense of assessment. Fulanis have been coming to Nigeria before the 1914 amalgamation. Their nomadic and pastoral flow has never waned since the first Fulanis came from Futa Toro in Senegal in the 11th century. We should therefore not be surprised that the criminal elements among the herdsmen are not even Nigerians. They are Senegalese and Malians.
It is therefore unwise of us as Nigerians to allow a few lawless foreigners to cause religious or ethnic war in our land. Let us separate criminals from their tribe or religion. We should resist the temptation to stigmatise Fulanis or Muslims because a few herdsmen take the law into their hands. For the avoidance of doubts, we denounce the criminal activities of these herdsmen but we should mind where we point accusing fingers.
Are Nigerians unaware that the same Fulani herdsmen have  also been attacking and killing Muslims in Zamfara, Niger, Kano, Bauchi and other Northern states? Why have we been ignoring this angle if we are sincere? Has the status of a herdsman changed when he attacks a Northern farmer or a Muslim and steals his cattle?  Let us be objective. Let us stop criminalizing Fulanis and demonizing Muslims. It is the height of hypocrisy and absolute lack of patriotism to give the criminal activities a religious or ethnic colouration.
We therefore call on the Nigerian security agencies to do the needful. Nobody is above the law. Fayose or no Fayose, Pastor Johnson Suleman must still be questioned and cautioned for his vituperations and provocative statements. He cannot remain tied to Fayose’s apron string forever.
Even Fayose should be told point blank that his days as a free man are numbered. He must answer for his executive rascality and lawlessness. No governor in the history of Nigeria has abused his office like Fayose has done. His cup of executive recklessness has been filled to the brim. The people of Ekiti State have indeed entered a ‘one chance’ bus. Or what do we say about a state governor who is seldom sober? It is our hope that he would not infect other governors who elected him chairman with the ‘area boy’ syndrome virus.
We charge the Nigerian security agencies to spare no effort in dealing decisively with the notorious herdsmen who have brought untold hardship to Nigerian farmers. The full wrath of the law must be unleashed on them for killing innocent farmers and destroying their farms. We appeal to Muslims to go about their lawful duties and to remain calm and law abiding. We invite religious leaders to douse tension in their areas of influence in order to allow peace to reign.
As we round up, we remind the United Nations Organisation, the European Union and the African Union to take note of the hate speeches emanating from Nigeria and their authors for the day when the come will come to become.
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