Celebrating An Icon @ 80: “My NADECO story” -Osoba

Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has given a clear insight into the circumstances surrounding the birth of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that served as catalyst for the struggle over the annulled June 12, 1993 election that culminated in Nigeria’s return to civil in 1999. In a new book entitled “Battle lines: Adventures in Power,” the seasoned administrator and journalist narrated how, when he and other eminent citizens, at the risk of their lives, mobilised to defend the sanctity of the mandate as the late head of…

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This is Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor-elect, Ondo State

Akeredolu was born on 21 July 1956 in Owo to Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family of Igbotu, Ese Odo, in Ondo State. Akeredolu started his primary education at Government School, Owo. He proceeded to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his secondary school education and Higher School Certificate, respectively. He attended the Loyola College in Ibadan . His middle name “Odunayo” means “Year of happinesss” in Yoruba, he went on to the…

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Herbert Wigwe: The Corporate Meastro

He is one half of the two adventurous duo who took Access Bank Plc from its humble beginnings as a ‘small’ bank less than 15 years ago and built it into an African giant that the Bank is today, as an evidence of his contributions to the phenomenal growth that has characterized Nigeria’s banking industry in in the last two decades or so. This is the story of a maestro in corporate Nigeria. Powered by a sturdy academic foundation, which molded the character that has become an emerging powerhouse in…

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Folarin Coker: Simply the right man

His appointment as Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture at the inception of the Akinwumi Ambode administration in Lagos State, drew so much frenzy, joy which propelled a high expectation from ‘the round peg in a round whole’ who has the will, the network and the charisma to breathe life into the moribund ministry. To those who are acquainted with Ninuola Folorunso Coker, his influence and domineering ideas into the Lagos social circle, it’s the case of the right chef, who will never serve a burnt loaf. In the spiraling…

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